Period
to 25 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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 > South East
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 238 235
Rank change year-on-year +12 -3 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 136 115 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.82% 0.75% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.79% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 83 96
South East median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £140 £154 £143
90th Percentile £420 £438 £448
England median daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year - +16.67% +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 16
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £23.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.74% +28.38% +12.12%
10th Percentile £13.48 £11.03 £13.56
90th Percentile £28.97 £52.03 £30.90
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.44
% change year-on-year +1.45% -1.10% +8.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,540 14,470 17,495
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.03% 93.80% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,308 8,441 10,351
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £220 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 782 898
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.43 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.27% -8.26% +16.92%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.76 £51.25
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.69% -0.59% +11.06%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Windows Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in the South East

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Engineer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Engineer in the South East

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Engineer in the South East

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Engineer in the South East

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Engineer in the South East

Windows Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. 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
Thames Valley -13 57 £330 +7.32% 8
Kent +4 34 £350 +7.69%
Berkshire -14 23 £330 +1.54% 7
Oxfordshire +4 20 £363 +141.67%
Surrey -28 19 £325 -10.34% 5
Buckinghamshire -10 14 £213 -18.27% 1
Hampshire -6 12 £350 +1.45% 6
East Sussex -1 6 £140 -53.33%
West Sussex -12 2 £513 +115.79%
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Windows Engineer
England

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, 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 South East region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 136 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (65.44%) Active Directory
3 73 (53.68%) Microsoft
4 63 (46.32%) Windows Server
5 53 (38.97%) VMware
6 52 (38.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (31.62%) Windows 10
8 41 (30.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (27.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 37 (27.21%) PowerShell
11 36 (26.47%) MCP
12 35 (25.74%) MCSE
12 35 (25.74%) Ivanti
12 35 (25.74%) Windows 7
13 34 (25.00%) SolarWinds
13 34 (25.00%) MCITP
13 34 (25.00%) MCSA
13 34 (25.00%) Shavlik
14 28 (20.59%) SCCM
15 25 (18.38%) Office 365
15 25 (18.38%) Nessus
16 18 (13.24%) Migration
16 18 (13.24%) Microsoft Office
16 18 (13.24%) Shell Script
17 17 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
18 16 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
18 16 (11.76%) DNS
19 15 (11.03%) ITIL
19 15 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (8.09%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.41%) IIS
4 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.47%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (13.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.38%) Office 365
2 17 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.94%) G Suite
4 2 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.47%) PaaS
5 1 (0.74%) GitHub
5 1 (0.74%) IaaS
5 1 (0.74%) npm
5 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.76%) DNS
2 13 (9.56%) VPN
3 12 (8.82%) DHCP
4 10 (7.35%) LAN
4 10 (7.35%) WAN
5 8 (5.88%) Kerberos
6 7 (5.15%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (4.41%) Firewall
7 6 (4.41%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.21%) Internet
8 3 (2.21%) SAN
9 2 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.47%) PBX
9 2 (1.47%) Skype
9 2 (1.47%) SMS
9 2 (1.47%) VoIP
9 2 (1.47%) Wireless
10 1 (0.74%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.74%) SNMP
10 1 (0.74%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.68%) MySQL
3 4 (2.94%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.74%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 5 (3.68%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.68%) TeamCity
2 2 (1.47%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.74%) Artifactory
3 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.74%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.74%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.74%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (9.56%) Finance
2 4 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.94%) Publishing
2 4 (2.94%) Retail
2 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.74%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.88%) LDAP
2 6 (4.41%) .NET
3 3 (2.21%) Web Services
4 2 (1.47%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.94%) Clustering
2 4 (2.94%) Replication
3 3 (2.21%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.47%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.47%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.47%) iPad
4 2 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.47%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.47%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.74%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.74%) iPhone
5 1 (0.74%) PDA
5 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 136 (100.00%) Windows
2 63 (46.32%) Windows Server
3 52 (38.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (31.62%) Windows 10
5 41 (30.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (25.74%) Windows 7
7 16 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (7.35%) Linux
9 9 (6.62%) Windows 8
10 6 (4.41%) Unix
10 6 (4.41%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.94%) Android
12 2 (1.47%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.74%) CentOS
13 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.24%) Migration
2 15 (11.03%) ITIL
3 11 (8.09%) DevOps
3 11 (8.09%) Server Patching
4 6 (4.41%) Incident Management
4 6 (4.41%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (4.41%) Service Delivery
5 5 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (3.68%) Change Management
5 5 (3.68%) Problem Management
6 4 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (2.94%) Service Design
6 4 (2.94%) Task Automation
7 3 (2.21%) Application Packaging
7 3 (2.21%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (2.21%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (2.21%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (2.21%) Server Building
7 3 (2.21%) Service Management
7 3 (2.21%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.21%) PowerShell
2 18 (13.24%) Shell Script
3 8 (5.88%) SQL
4 4 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.94%) PHP
5 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.74%) C
5 1 (0.74%) Perl
5 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.74%) Python
5 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (27.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (26.47%) MCP
3 35 (25.74%) MCSE
4 34 (25.00%) MCITP
4 34 (25.00%) MCSA
5 6 (4.41%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.94%) Degree
8 3 (2.21%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.47%) CCNA
9 2 (1.47%) MCTS
9 2 (1.47%) Novell Certification
9 2 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (9.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 89 (65.44%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.82%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (3.68%) vSphere
6 4 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.47%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.47%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.47%) XenServer
8 1 (0.74%) NFS
Systems Management
1 28 (20.59%) SCCM
2 25 (18.38%) Nessus
3 10 (7.35%) SCOM
4 3 (2.21%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.47%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.47%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.47%) Puppet
5 2 (1.47%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.47%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.47%) WSUS
6 1 (0.74%) Ansible
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.74%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (0.74%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.74%) WMI
Vendors
1 73 (53.68%) Microsoft
2 53 (38.97%) VMware
3 35 (25.74%) Ivanti
4 34 (25.00%) Shavlik
4 34 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 8 (5.88%) Cisco
5 8 (5.88%) HP
6 6 (4.41%) Apple
6 6 (4.41%) Citrix
7 4 (2.94%) Google
7 4 (2.94%) Oracle
8 3 (2.21%) McAfee
8 3 (2.21%) NetApp
8 3 (2.21%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.21%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.74%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.74%) Lumension
9 1 (0.74%) Remedy
9 1 (0.74%) Veeam