Period
to 22 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 222 265 278
Rank change year-on-year +43 +13 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 142 123 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.98% 0.74% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.78% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 87 66
South East median daily rate £200 £373 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.38% +10.11% +12.92%
10th Percentile £120 £125 £123
90th Percentile £516 £493 £423
England median daily rate £263 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -25.00% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 13
South East median hourly rate £15.13 £28.00 £13.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.98% +114.97% -14.59%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £11.20
90th Percentile £20.18 £48.20 £43.70
England median hourly rate £15.00 £18.85 £16.81
% change year-on-year -20.42% +12.17% +10.20%

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 13,694 15,727 15,144
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 94.84% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,109 9,326 8,709
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £253 £262 £250
90th Percentile £600 £579 £556
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 682 663
South East median hourly rate £23.06 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.37% +5.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.86 £10.76 £10.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £50.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% - -2.63%

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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
Hampshire +17 49 £391 -10.06% 3
Thames Valley +1 46 £200 -38.46% 6
Surrey +37 34 £150 -55.22% 12
Berkshire -6 26 £225 -39.68% 1
Buckinghamshire +26 11 £190 -2.56% 1
Oxfordshire +12 9 £275 -15.38% 4
West Sussex +21 7 £140 -56.25% 1
East Sussex -1 2 £190 -
Kent -2 2 £215 -42.67% 1
Windows Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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.

1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (66.20%) Windows 10
3 65 (45.77%) Active Directory
4 46 (32.39%) Migration
5 44 (30.99%) Microsoft
5 44 (30.99%) SCCM
6 36 (25.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 30 (21.13%) Office 365
8 29 (20.42%) PowerShell
8 29 (20.42%) Windows Server
9 28 (19.72%) Windows 7
9 28 (19.72%) VMware
10 26 (18.31%) Finance
11 24 (16.90%) Azure
12 23 (16.20%) Telecoms
13 22 (15.49%) DNS
13 22 (15.49%) Public Sector
14 19 (13.38%) Manufacturing
14 19 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (13.38%) SAP
15 18 (12.68%) Programme Management
15 18 (12.68%) Electronics
15 18 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (12.68%) Digital Marketing
15 18 (12.68%) Marketing
16 16 (11.27%) Azure Active Directory
17 14 (9.86%) NHS
17 14 (9.86%) DHCP
18 13 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
19 12 (8.45%) ITIL

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 6 (4.23%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.82%) IIS
2 4 (2.82%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.70%) Apache
3 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (21.13%) Office 365
2 24 (16.90%) Azure
3 16 (11.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (4.93%) AWS
5 6 (4.23%) OneDrive
6 4 (2.82%) IaaS
7 3 (2.11%) PaaS
7 3 (2.11%) Serverless
7 3 (2.11%) Yammer
8 1 (0.70%) Azure Stack
8 1 (0.70%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (15.49%) DNS
2 14 (9.86%) DHCP
3 6 (4.23%) SAN
3 6 (4.23%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.52%) Skype
5 4 (2.82%) Firewall
6 3 (2.11%) LAN
6 3 (2.11%) VLAN
6 3 (2.11%) WAN
7 2 (1.41%) HTTP
8 1 (0.70%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.70%) MPLS
8 1 (0.70%) SNMP
8 1 (0.70%) SSL
8 1 (0.70%) VoIP
8 1 (0.70%) VPN
8 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.70%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
2 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Hudson
General
1 26 (18.31%) Finance
2 23 (16.20%) Telecoms
3 22 (15.49%) Public Sector
4 19 (13.38%) Manufacturing
5 18 (12.68%) Electronics
5 18 (12.68%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Back Office
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
6 1 (0.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.82%) JSON
2 2 (1.41%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.70%) COM
3 1 (0.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.86%) NHS
2 6 (4.23%) Clustering
3 4 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.82%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.82%) iPhone
3 4 (2.82%) Replication
3 4 (2.82%) Smartphone
3 4 (2.82%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.11%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.11%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.11%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.41%) BYOD
5 2 (1.41%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.70%) Blog
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 142 (100.00%) Windows
2 94 (66.20%) Windows 10
3 29 (20.42%) Windows Server
4 28 (19.72%) Windows 7
5 13 (9.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (7.04%) Linux
7 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.52%) Unix
9 4 (2.82%) Mac OS
9 4 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.82%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.11%) Android
11 2 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.70%) CentOS
12 1 (0.70%) Solaris
12 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (32.39%) Migration
2 36 (25.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (13.38%) Business Intelligence
4 18 (12.68%) Digital Marketing
4 18 (12.68%) Programme Management
5 12 (8.45%) ITIL
6 9 (6.34%) DevOps
7 8 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (4.93%) Software Deployment
9 6 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (3.52%) Capacity Management
11 4 (2.82%) Incident Management
11 4 (2.82%) Project Delivery
11 4 (2.82%) Server Building
12 3 (2.11%) Architectural Design
12 3 (2.11%) Server Management
12 3 (2.11%) Technical Leadership
12 3 (2.11%) The Twelve-Factor App
12 3 (2.11%) Thought Leadership
12 3 (2.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.42%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (7.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.82%) MCP
5 3 (2.11%) CCA
5 3 (2.11%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (2.11%) MCSA
6 2 (1.41%) MCSE
7 1 (0.70%) CCNA
7 1 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) IISP
7 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.70%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.52%) SLA
2 2 (1.41%) GDPR
3 1 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.70%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 65 (45.77%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.75%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (4.93%) XenApp
5 4 (2.82%) DFS Replication
5 4 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (2.82%) vSphere
6 3 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.11%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.70%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.70%) Docker
7 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (30.99%) SCCM
2 9 (6.34%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.11%) Ansible
3 3 (2.11%) SCOM
3 3 (2.11%) SCVMM
3 3 (2.11%) WSUS
4 2 (1.41%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.70%) Packer
Vendors
1 44 (30.99%) Microsoft
2 28 (19.72%) VMware
3 19 (13.38%) SAP
4 10 (7.04%) Citrix
4 10 (7.04%) HP
5 8 (5.63%) Apple
6 7 (4.93%) Cisco
7 6 (4.23%) Dell
8 5 (3.52%) NetApp
9 4 (2.82%) EMC
10 3 (2.11%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.11%) McAfee
11 2 (1.41%) Ivanti
11 2 (1.41%) Oracle
11 2 (1.41%) Panasonic
11 2 (1.41%) Samsung
11 2 (1.41%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.70%) Forcepoint
12 1 (0.70%) LogicMonitor
12 1 (0.70%) Remedy