Period
to 12 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £356 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 243 241 248
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 -82
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 125 123 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.75% 0.75% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.80% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 96 79
South East median daily rate £356 £292 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -5.81% +8.77%
10th Percentile £140 £150 £143
90th Percentile £425 £426 £438
England median daily rate £365 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +14.06% +6.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 23
South East median hourly rate £13.51 £29.21 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.73% -5.49% +87.27%
England median hourly rate £16.81 £18.73 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.25% +7.00% +10.24%

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 15823 15335 18241
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.45% 93.78% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9426 9110 10779
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £233
90th Percentile £575 £550 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 621 781 932
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +6.23% +11.78%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.01
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 +11 60 £375 +36.36% 7
Hampshire +24 26 £350 +16.67% 2
Oxfordshire +20 26 £398 +44.55% 3
Berkshire -3 25 £350 +25.00% 2
Surrey -18 23 £350 +14.29% 1
Buckinghamshire -25 9 £170 -38.18% 2
East Sussex +9 6 £220 -41.33%
Kent -17 3 £350 +11.11%
West Sussex -17 3 £461 +92.19% 3
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 12 December 2017, Windows Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (52.00%) Active Directory
3 50 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 43 (34.40%) Windows 10
4 43 (34.40%) Windows Server
5 40 (32.00%) Windows 7
6 37 (29.60%) VMware
7 36 (28.80%) Office 365
8 35 (28.00%) SCCM
9 31 (24.80%) PowerShell
10 29 (23.20%) DNS
11 25 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (18.40%) Microsoft Office
14 22 (17.60%) ITIL
14 22 (17.60%) DHCP
15 18 (14.40%) SCOM
16 17 (13.60%) Microsoft App-V
16 17 (13.60%) Migration
16 17 (13.60%) SLA
16 17 (13.60%) LAN
16 17 (13.60%) WAN
17 16 (12.80%) LDAP
17 16 (12.80%) Kerberos
17 16 (12.80%) Windows Server 2008
18 15 (12.00%) Linux
19 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
19 14 (11.20%) Amazon AWS
20 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
21 12 (9.60%) HP

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 10 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.60%) IIS
4 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.40%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.80%) Confluence
5 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (18.40%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 36 (28.80%) Office 365
2 14 (11.20%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (11.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.60%) G Suite
3 2 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.80%) IaaS
4 1 (0.80%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.80%) PaaS
4 1 (0.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.20%) DNS
2 22 (17.60%) DHCP
3 17 (13.60%) LAN
3 17 (13.60%) WAN
4 16 (12.80%) Kerberos
4 16 (12.80%) LDAP
5 9 (7.20%) VPN
6 8 (6.40%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.60%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (3.20%) Skype
9 3 (2.40%) Firewall
9 3 (2.40%) Internet
9 3 (2.40%) VoIP
10 2 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.60%) Intranet
10 2 (1.60%) PBX
10 2 (1.60%) SAN
11 1 (0.80%) DMZ
11 1 (0.80%) Network Security
11 1 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.20%) MySQL
2 4 (3.20%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.80%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 5 (4.00%) TeamCity
2 4 (3.20%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.80%) JIRA
3 1 (0.80%) MSI
3 1 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.80%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (5.60%) Finance
1 7 (5.60%) Publishing
2 5 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.00%) Retail
3 4 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.60%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.60%) .NET
2 3 (2.40%) Web Services
3 2 (1.60%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.00%) Clustering
3 4 (3.20%) CMDB
4 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.40%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.40%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.40%) Replication
4 3 (2.40%) Virtual Team
5 2 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.60%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.80%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.80%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.80%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (34.40%) Windows 10
2 43 (34.40%) Windows Server
3 40 (32.00%) Windows 7
4 25 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (12.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (12.00%) Linux
7 11 (8.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (6.40%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.80%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.00%) Unix
11 4 (3.20%) Android
12 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.60%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.80%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.80%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.80%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.60%) ITIL
2 17 (13.60%) Migration
3 11 (8.80%) DevOps
3 11 (8.80%) Incident Management
4 9 (7.20%) Application Packaging
4 9 (7.20%) Change Management
4 9 (7.20%) Patch Management
4 9 (7.20%) Service Design
4 9 (7.20%) Task Automation
5 7 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (5.60%) Problem Management
6 6 (4.80%) Virtual Environments
7 5 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.00%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.20%) Project Management
8 4 (3.20%) Server Patching
8 4 (3.20%) Service Management
9 3 (2.40%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.40%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (24.80%) PowerShell
2 10 (8.00%) SQL
3 4 (3.20%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.20%) PHP
4 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.60%) VBScript
5 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.80%) Java
5 1 (0.80%) Perl
5 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.80%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (4.80%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.20%) CCNA
3 4 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.20%) Degree
3 4 (3.20%) MCP
3 4 (3.20%) MCSA
3 4 (3.20%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.40%) MCITP
4 3 (2.40%) MCTS
5 2 (1.60%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.60%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.60%) MCSE
5 2 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.80%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.60%) SLA
2 3 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 65 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 24 (19.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (13.60%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (9.60%) Hyper-V
5 9 (7.20%) vSphere
6 6 (4.80%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (4.80%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.40%) Firmware
8 2 (1.60%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.80%) Docker
9 1 (0.80%) NFS
9 1 (0.80%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.80%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.80%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 35 (28.00%) SCCM
2 18 (14.40%) SCOM
3 4 (3.20%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (2.40%) WSUS
5 2 (1.60%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.60%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.60%) Puppet
5 2 (1.60%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.60%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.80%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.80%) Nmap
6 1 (0.80%) OpenVAS
6 1 (0.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.80%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 50 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 37 (29.60%) VMware
3 12 (9.60%) HP
4 9 (7.20%) Cisco
5 8 (6.40%) Apple
6 6 (4.80%) Citrix
6 6 (4.80%) Oracle
7 5 (4.00%) NetApp
8 4 (3.20%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.40%) McAfee
10 2 (1.60%) Google
10 2 (1.60%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.60%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.80%) Atlassian
11 1 (0.80%) Compaq
11 1 (0.80%) IBM
11 1 (0.80%) Remedy
11 1 (0.80%) Symantec
11 1 (0.80%) Veeam