Period
to 5 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows Engineer
England > London
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 296 279 397
Rank change year-on-year -17 +118 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 100 368 269
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.57% 0.89% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.94% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 298 211
Median daily rate £350 £394 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -1.56% -0.06%
10th Percentile £182 £150 £158
90th Percentile £495 £538 £575
England median daily rate £233 £300 £335
% change year-on-year -22.50% -10.45% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £17.10 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.68% -9.28% +4.72%
England median hourly rate £14.51 £14.69 £18.70
% change year-on-year -1.19% -21.47% +11.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 16,475 39,158 44,153
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.51% 94.29% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,319 28,000 31,943
Median daily rate £510 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 518 669
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -2.33% -
10th Percentile £15.59 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £22.82 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +14.10% +6.95% +0.03%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Windows Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in London

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Engineer in London.

Daily rate trend for Windows Engineer in London

Windows Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Engineer in London over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Engineer in London

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Engineer in London.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Engineer in London

Windows Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Engineer in London over the 6 months to 5 July 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Engineer in London

Windows Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 5 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +43 19 £405 -4.71% 3
East London +42 5 £285 +8.57% 1
South London +38 5 £356 +48.44% 1
West London +42 3 £183 -54.38% 1
Windows Engineer
England

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, Windows Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 100 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (53.00%) Active Directory
3 43 (43.00%) Windows 10
4 42 (42.00%) Microsoft
5 37 (37.00%) Windows Server
6 35 (35.00%) Azure
7 34 (34.00%) Office 365
8 27 (27.00%) SCCM
9 26 (26.00%) DNS
10 23 (23.00%) Migration
11 22 (22.00%) VMware
11 22 (22.00%) Citrix
12 21 (21.00%) PowerShell
13 20 (20.00%) Public Sector
14 19 (19.00%) Finance
15 18 (18.00%) Firewall
15 18 (18.00%) IaaS
16 17 (17.00%) Linux
17 15 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
17 15 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
18 14 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 14 (14.00%) Mobile Device Management
18 14 (14.00%) Microsoft Intune
18 14 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 13 (13.00%) PaaS
19 13 (13.00%) Windows Server 2012
19 13 (13.00%) ITIL
19 13 (13.00%) DHCP
19 13 (13.00%) Windows Server 2016
20 12 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (9.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.00%) Apache
2 6 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.00%) Confluence
6 2 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (35.00%) Azure
2 34 (34.00%) Office 365
3 18 (18.00%) IaaS
4 13 (13.00%) PaaS
5 11 (11.00%) SaaS
6 4 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (4.00%) GCP
7 3 (3.00%) OneDrive
8 2 (2.00%) Slack
9 1 (1.00%) AWS
9 1 (1.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (26.00%) DNS
2 18 (18.00%) Firewall
3 13 (13.00%) DHCP
4 9 (9.00%) SAN
5 6 (6.00%) NetScaler
6 4 (4.00%) Skype
6 4 (4.00%) SMTP
7 3 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (3.00%) Kerberos
7 3 (3.00%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.00%) WAAS
9 1 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.00%) Internet
9 1 (1.00%) LAN
9 1 (1.00%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.00%) VSAN
9 1 (1.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.00%) MySQL
3 3 (3.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (2.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.00%) JIRA
1 2 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (20.00%) Public Sector
2 19 (19.00%) Finance
3 9 (9.00%) Marketing
4 8 (8.00%) Electronics
4 8 (8.00%) Manufacturing
4 8 (8.00%) Telecoms
5 6 (6.00%) Banking
6 4 (4.00%) Law
7 3 (3.00%) Back Office
8 2 (2.00%) Local Government
9 1 (1.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.00%) Velocity
2 4 (4.00%) LAMP
3 2 (2.00%) Spring
4 1 (1.00%) .NET
4 1 (1.00%) Web Services
4 1 (1.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.00%) Social Media
2 4 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.00%) PKI
4 2 (2.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.00%) CMDB
5 1 (1.00%) Equities
5 1 (1.00%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.00%) iPad
5 1 (1.00%) iPhone
5 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.00%) NHS
5 1 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.00%) User Experience
5 1 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 100 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (43.00%) Windows 10
3 37 (37.00%) Windows Server
4 17 (17.00%) Linux
5 14 (14.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (13.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (13.00%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (9.00%) Windows 7
8 8 (8.00%) Unix
9 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.00%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.00%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.00%) Solaris
11 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.00%) Migration
2 15 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (14.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (14.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 13 (13.00%) ITIL
5 9 (9.00%) E-Discovery
5 9 (9.00%) Programme Management
5 9 (9.00%) Remediation Plan
6 8 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (8.00%) DevOps
6 8 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
7 7 (7.00%) Server Building
8 6 (6.00%) Change Management
8 6 (6.00%) Incident Management
9 5 (5.00%) Privileged Access Management
9 5 (5.00%) Server Hardening
10 4 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (4.00%) Problem Management
10 4 (4.00%) Release Management
10 4 (4.00%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.00%) PHP
3 4 (4.00%) SQL
4 3 (3.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.00%) C
5 2 (2.00%) Perl
5 2 (2.00%) VBScript
6 1 (1.00%) Python
6 1 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.00%) MCSE
4 2 (2.00%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.00%) Degree
4 2 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.00%) ACSP
5 1 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.00%) MCITP
5 1 (1.00%) MCTS
5 1 (1.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.00%) GDPR
2 2 (2.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 53 (53.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 10 (10.00%) XenApp
4 9 (9.00%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (6.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 3 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (3.00%) vSphere
7 2 (2.00%) Terminal Server
7 2 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.00%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 27 (27.00%) SCCM
2 14 (14.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (6.00%) AirWatch
3 6 (6.00%) SCOM
4 3 (3.00%) Ansible
4 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (3.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.00%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.00%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.00%) WSUS
6 1 (1.00%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.00%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (1.00%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.00%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.00%) Nessus
6 1 (1.00%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (1.00%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.00%) Terraform
6 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 42 (42.00%) Microsoft
2 22 (22.00%) Citrix
2 22 (22.00%) VMware
3 10 (10.00%) HP
4 9 (9.00%) Cisco
4 9 (9.00%) Dell
5 8 (8.00%) SAP
6 4 (4.00%) Symantec
7 3 (3.00%) Barracuda Networks
7 3 (3.00%) Bloomberg
7 3 (3.00%) IronPort
7 3 (3.00%) MobileIron
7 3 (3.00%) Palo Alto
7 3 (3.00%) Reuters
8 2 (2.00%) Adobe
8 2 (2.00%) AppDynamics
8 2 (2.00%) McAfee
8 2 (2.00%) Oracle
8 2 (2.00%) Splunk
8 2 (2.00%) Sun