Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 271 259 264
Rank change year-on-year -12 +5 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 104 112 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.63% 0.69% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.73% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 75 90
South East median daily rate £373 £375 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.53% +35.01% -10.40%
10th Percentile £125 £144 £150
90th Percentile £500 £423 £389
England median daily rate £350 £375 £317
% change year-on-year -6.67% +18.48% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 7
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £13.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.97% -25.57% -27.45%
10th Percentile £11.12 £12.02 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £16.70 £53.50
England median hourly rate £17.41 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.93% -1.43% -

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 15,529 15,402 16,055
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.43% 94.67% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,308 9,154 9,623
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £242 £228
90th Percentile £580 £574 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 647 624 793
South East median hourly rate £20.17 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.06% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 19 October 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 -2 38 £325 -14.75% 6
Hampshire -7 38 £425 +25.00% 2
Berkshire +8 21 £349 +2.65% 4
Surrey -17 21 £130 -63.12% 7
Oxfordshire -5 12 £325 -18.24% 1
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £195 -56.71% 1
Kent +4 3 £375 +7.14% 1
West Sussex -14 3 £115 -71.95% 1
East Sussex -3 1 - -
Windows Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (48.08%) Active Directory
3 45 (43.27%) Windows 10
4 40 (38.46%) SCCM
5 35 (33.65%) Windows Server
6 30 (28.85%) Microsoft
7 29 (27.88%) PowerShell
8 27 (25.96%) VMware
9 23 (22.12%) Windows 7
9 23 (22.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 22 (21.15%) Migration
11 20 (19.23%) ITIL
11 20 (19.23%) Office 365
12 15 (14.42%) Linux
12 15 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (13.46%) Hyper-V
14 13 (12.50%) Security Cleared
14 13 (12.50%) Software Engineering
14 13 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (12.50%) DNS
15 12 (11.54%) Runbook
15 12 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
15 12 (11.54%) C++
15 12 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (9.62%) LAN
17 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (8.65%) Cisco
18 8 (7.69%) DHCP
18 8 (7.69%) Apple
18 8 (7.69%) Agile Software Development

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 5 (4.81%) Skype for Business
2 4 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (2.88%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.92%) IIS
4 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.96%) Apache
5 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.81%) Simulink
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (19.23%) Office 365
2 13 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (5.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (5.77%) IaaS
5 5 (4.81%) PaaS
6 2 (1.92%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.50%) DNS
2 10 (9.62%) LAN
3 8 (7.69%) DHCP
4 7 (6.73%) WAN
5 6 (5.77%) Firewall
5 6 (5.77%) Skype
5 6 (5.77%) TCP/IP
6 5 (4.81%) RS-232
7 4 (3.85%) SAN
7 4 (3.85%) VPN
8 3 (2.88%) VLAN
9 2 (1.92%) MPLS
9 2 (1.92%) NAS
9 2 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.92%) SMS
9 2 (1.92%) VoIP
9 2 (1.92%) WebEx
9 2 (1.92%) WLAN
10 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Git (software)
1 6 (5.77%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.81%) InstallShield
2 5 (4.81%) Mercurial
2 5 (4.81%) Subversion
2 5 (4.81%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.96%) JIRA
General
1 5 (4.81%) Automotive
2 3 (2.88%) Finance
2 3 (2.88%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.96%) Publishing
3 1 (0.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) RESTful
1 5 (4.81%) SOAP
1 5 (4.81%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.92%) Web Services
3 1 (0.96%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.73%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.77%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (4.81%) Replication
4 4 (3.85%) Clustering
5 3 (2.88%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.88%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.92%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.92%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.92%) EPoS
6 2 (1.92%) iPad
6 2 (1.92%) PKI
6 2 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.96%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.96%) iPhone
7 1 (0.96%) NHS
7 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.96%) User Experience
7 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 104 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (43.27%) Windows 10
3 35 (33.65%) Windows Server
4 23 (22.12%) Windows 7
5 15 (14.42%) Linux
6 12 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (8.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.81%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (3.85%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.92%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.92%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.92%) Unix
12 1 (0.96%) Solaris
12 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.96%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (21.15%) Migration
3 20 (19.23%) ITIL
4 13 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 12 (11.54%) Runbook
6 8 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.69%) Scrum
7 6 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (5.77%) Task Automation
7 6 (5.77%) Unit Testing
8 5 (4.81%) Application Packaging
8 5 (4.81%) Change Management
8 5 (4.81%) FMEA
8 5 (4.81%) Service Management
8 5 (4.81%) Software Architecture
8 5 (4.81%) Test Planning
8 5 (4.81%) Time Management
8 5 (4.81%) Workflow
9 4 (3.85%) Operations Management
9 4 (3.85%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.88%) PowerShell
2 12 (11.54%) C++
3 7 (6.73%) C
4 6 (5.77%) Embedded C
4 6 (5.77%) Python
4 6 (5.77%) SQL
5 5 (4.81%) Assembly Language
5 5 (4.81%) C#
5 5 (4.81%) Embedded C++
5 5 (4.81%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.96%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.69%) Degree
3 6 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.81%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.88%) CCA
5 3 (2.88%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (2.88%) MCP
6 2 (1.92%) MCSA
6 2 (1.92%) MCSE
7 1 (0.96%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.96%) CCNA
7 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.96%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) MISRA
1 5 (4.81%) MISRA C
2 3 (2.88%) GDPR
3 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (48.08%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (13.46%) Hyper-V
4 12 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (7.69%) XenDesktop
6 6 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.85%) DFS Replication
7 4 (3.85%) XenApp
8 2 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.92%) XenServer
9 1 (0.96%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.96%) Dovecot
9 1 (0.96%) Postfix
9 1 (0.96%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 40 (38.46%) SCCM
2 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (4.81%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.81%) Puppet
3 5 (4.81%) SCOM
3 5 (4.81%) Terraform
4 3 (2.88%) WSUS
5 2 (1.92%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.96%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.96%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.96%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.96%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 30 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 27 (25.96%) VMware
3 9 (8.65%) Cisco
4 8 (7.69%) Apple
5 7 (6.73%) Ivanti
6 6 (5.77%) Citrix
7 5 (4.81%) BMC
7 5 (4.81%) CA
7 5 (4.81%) McAfee
7 5 (4.81%) Remedy
8 4 (3.85%) Veritas
9 3 (2.88%) Dell
9 3 (2.88%) HP
10 2 (1.92%) Juniper
10 2 (1.92%) Symantec
10 2 (1.92%) Veeam
11 1 (0.96%) Aruba
11 1 (0.96%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.96%) F5
11 1 (0.96%) SolarWinds