Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 9 December 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
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 276 250 249
Rank change year-on-year -26 -1 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 113 125 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.67% 0.75% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.79% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 82 96
South East median daily rate £373 £356 £292
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +22.00% -5.81%
10th Percentile £128 £140 £150
90th Percentile £475 £425 £426
England median daily rate £350 £363 £320
% change year-on-year -3.45% +13.28% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 8
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £13.03 £29.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.36% -55.40% -5.49%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.05 £11.03
90th Percentile £51.00 £16.65 £53.25
England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.81 £18.73
% change year-on-year -10.74% -10.25% +9.38%

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 15,925 15,735 15,362
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 94.52% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,598 9,349 9,126
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £456 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 621 790
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.94% +7.07%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.82
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.41% +3.89% -

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +3 47 £350 -6.67% 5
Hampshire -16 31 £413 +17.86% 6
Berkshire 0 28 £373 +6.57% 2
Surrey -23 22 £294 -16.00% 2
Oxfordshire -1 10 £325 -18.24% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 9 £130 -23.53% 1
West Sussex -7 6 £125 -72.90% 2
East Sussex -15 4 - -
Kent +5 3 £375 +7.14% 1
Windows Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (45.13%) Windows 10
3 41 (36.28%) Active Directory
4 35 (30.97%) SCCM
5 31 (27.43%) Windows Server
6 30 (26.55%) Microsoft
7 27 (23.89%) Migration
7 27 (23.89%) PowerShell
8 26 (23.01%) VMware
9 24 (21.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 23 (20.35%) Windows 7
11 19 (16.81%) Office 365
12 17 (15.04%) ITIL
12 17 (15.04%) Hyper-V
13 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
14 15 (13.27%) Linux
15 14 (12.39%) Software Engineering
16 13 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (11.50%) C++
17 10 (8.85%) Degree
17 10 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
18 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
18 9 (7.96%) LAN
18 9 (7.96%) Cisco
18 9 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
19 8 (7.08%) Task Automation
19 8 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
19 8 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
19 8 (7.08%) DV Cleared
19 8 (7.08%) Apple

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 7 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.42%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.65%) IIS
3 3 (2.65%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) Apache
5 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.88%) Moodle
Applications
1 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.42%) Simulink
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.81%) Office 365
2 13 (11.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.31%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (5.31%) IaaS
5 5 (4.42%) PaaS
6 1 (0.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.96%) LAN
2 7 (6.19%) DNS
2 7 (6.19%) Firewall
3 6 (5.31%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.31%) WAN
4 5 (4.42%) DHCP
4 5 (4.42%) RS-232
4 5 (4.42%) Skype
4 5 (4.42%) VPN
5 4 (3.54%) SAN
5 4 (3.54%) VoIP
6 3 (2.65%) VLAN
7 2 (1.77%) MPLS
7 2 (1.77%) NAS
7 2 (1.77%) SMS
7 2 (1.77%) WebEx
7 2 (1.77%) WLAN
8 1 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.88%) Intranet
8 1 (0.88%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.31%) Git (software)
1 6 (5.31%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.42%) Mercurial
2 5 (4.42%) Subversion
2 5 (4.42%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.88%) C++Builder
3 1 (0.88%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 5 (4.42%) Automotive
2 4 (3.54%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (1.77%) Retail
4 1 (0.88%) Finance
4 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.42%) RESTful
1 5 (4.42%) SOAP
2 3 (2.65%) JSON
3 1 (0.88%) .NET
3 1 (0.88%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.88%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.31%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.54%) Clustering
3 4 (3.54%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.65%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.77%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.77%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.77%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.77%) iPhone
5 2 (1.77%) Life Science
5 2 (1.77%) PKI
5 2 (1.77%) Replication
5 2 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.77%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.88%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 113 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (45.13%) Windows 10
3 31 (27.43%) Windows Server
4 23 (20.35%) Windows 7
5 15 (13.27%) Linux
6 8 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (6.19%) Windows XP
8 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (3.54%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (3.54%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.77%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.77%) Unix
10 2 (1.77%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.88%) Android
11 1 (0.88%) Solaris
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.89%) Migration
2 24 (21.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 17 (15.04%) ITIL
4 14 (12.39%) Software Engineering
5 9 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.08%) Scrum
6 8 (7.08%) Task Automation
7 7 (6.19%) Computer Science
7 7 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (6.19%) Time Management
8 6 (5.31%) Patch Management
8 6 (5.31%) Runbook
8 6 (5.31%) Server Building
8 6 (5.31%) Unit Testing
9 5 (4.42%) Change Management
9 5 (4.42%) FMEA
9 5 (4.42%) Service Management
9 5 (4.42%) Software Architecture
9 5 (4.42%) Test Planning
9 5 (4.42%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.89%) PowerShell
2 13 (11.50%) C++
3 8 (7.08%) C
4 6 (5.31%) C#
4 6 (5.31%) Embedded C
4 6 (5.31%) Embedded C++
4 6 (5.31%) Python
4 6 (5.31%) SQL
5 5 (4.42%) Assembly Language
5 5 (4.42%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.88%) Delphi
6 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.88%) VB
6 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.85%) Degree
3 8 (7.08%) DV Cleared
4 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.54%) MCP
5 4 (3.54%) MCSE
5 4 (3.54%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.65%) MCSA
7 2 (1.77%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.88%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.88%) CCA
8 1 (0.88%) CCNA
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.88%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.88%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) MISRA
1 5 (4.42%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (36.28%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.04%) Hyper-V
3 10 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.31%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (4.42%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.65%) vSphere
8 2 (1.77%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.77%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.88%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.88%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.88%) Postfix
9 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.88%) XenApp
9 1 (0.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (30.97%) SCCM
2 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (4.42%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.42%) Puppet
3 5 (4.42%) Terraform
4 4 (3.54%) SCOM
4 4 (3.54%) WSUS
5 2 (1.77%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.88%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.88%) Packer
6 1 (0.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (26.55%) Microsoft
2 26 (23.01%) VMware
3 9 (7.96%) Cisco
4 8 (7.08%) Apple
5 5 (4.42%) BMC
5 5 (4.42%) CA
5 5 (4.42%) Oracle
5 5 (4.42%) Remedy
6 4 (3.54%) Citrix
7 3 (2.65%) HP
7 3 (2.65%) McAfee
7 3 (2.65%) Veritas
8 2 (1.77%) Dell
8 2 (1.77%) Ivanti
8 2 (1.77%) Symantec
8 2 (1.77%) Veeam
9 1 (0.88%) Avaya
9 1 (0.88%) Juniper
9 1 (0.88%) Lotus
9 1 (0.88%) Red Hat