Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 268 263 259
Rank change year-on-year -5 -4 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 124 102 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.75% 0.64% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.67% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 66 102
South East median daily rate £373 £339 £297
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.11% +14.06% +6.55%
10th Percentile £125 £123 £143
90th Percentile £491 £423 £438
England median daily rate £350 £353 £325
% change year-on-year -0.71% +8.46% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 7
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £13.03 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.97% -14.59% -36.77%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.20 £13.15
90th Percentile £48.20 £43.70 £43.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.81 £15.25
% change year-on-year +13.06% +10.20% -8.19%

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 15,713 15,115 17,220
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.76% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,306 8,700 10,435
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £240
90th Percentile £580 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 680 663 755
South East median hourly rate £18.95 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.25% -10.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.43
90th Percentile £50.78 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +19 59 £325 -9.41% 5
Hampshire -11 32 £435 +82.20% 2
Oxfordshire +11 29 £325 -17.20% 2
Berkshire -5 23 £373 +24.33% 2
Surrey -31 22 £335 +7.20% 4
Buckinghamshire +11 7 £198 -56.11% 1
Kent +7 6 £375 +7.14%
West Sussex -3 5 £320 -21.95% 2
East Sussex +2 1 - -
Windows Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 124 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (55.65%) Active Directory
3 60 (48.39%) Windows 10
4 56 (45.16%) Windows Server
5 53 (42.74%) SCCM
6 43 (34.68%) Microsoft
7 34 (27.42%) PowerShell
8 30 (24.19%) Windows 7
8 30 (24.19%) VMware
9 29 (23.39%) Office 365
10 26 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 23 (18.55%) Migration
12 23 (18.55%) ITIL
13 22 (17.74%) DNS
14 20 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
15 17 (13.71%) DHCP
15 17 (13.71%) Hyper-V
16 16 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
16 16 (12.90%) Linux
16 16 (12.90%) Microsoft App-V
16 16 (12.90%) Runbook
17 15 (12.10%) Amazon AWS
18 14 (11.29%) Security Cleared
19 13 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
20 12 (9.68%) Ivanti
20 12 (9.68%) Citrix
20 12 (9.68%) Microsoft Intune
21 11 (8.87%) C++

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 4 (3.23%) K2 blackpearl
1 4 (3.23%) SharePoint
1 4 (3.23%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (2.42%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.81%) IIS
3 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 20 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.03%) Simulink
3 4 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 29 (23.39%) Office 365
2 16 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (12.10%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.42%) IaaS
4 3 (2.42%) PaaS
5 2 (1.61%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.81%) Route 53
6 1 (0.81%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.74%) DNS
2 17 (13.71%) DHCP
3 9 (7.26%) LAN
3 9 (7.26%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (4.84%) WAN
5 5 (4.03%) RS-232
5 5 (4.03%) Skype
5 5 (4.03%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.42%) Firewall
6 3 (2.42%) NAS
6 3 (2.42%) SAN
6 3 (2.42%) VPN
7 2 (1.61%) SMS
7 2 (1.61%) VLAN
7 2 (1.61%) VoIP
7 2 (1.61%) WebEx
7 2 (1.61%) WLAN
8 1 (0.81%) Network Security
8 1 (0.81%) VSAN
8 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.06%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (6.45%) Subversion
1 8 (6.45%) Visual Studio
2 7 (5.65%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.03%) InstallShield
3 5 (4.03%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.03%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (7.26%) Finance
2 5 (4.03%) Automotive
3 3 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.06%) Web Services
2 5 (4.03%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.42%) .NET
3 3 (2.42%) RESTful
3 3 (2.42%) SOAP
4 1 (0.81%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.84%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (4.03%) Replication
3 3 (2.42%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.42%) Driving Licence
3 3 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.61%) Clustering
4 2 (1.61%) EPoS
4 2 (1.61%) iPad
4 2 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.81%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.81%) PKI
5 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 124 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (48.39%) Windows 10
3 56 (45.16%) Windows Server
4 30 (24.19%) Windows 7
5 26 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (12.90%) Linux
7 13 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (8.06%) Apple iOS
9 9 (7.26%) Mac OS
9 9 (7.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.61%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (1.61%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.61%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.81%) Android
11 1 (0.81%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (18.55%) ITIL
2 23 (18.55%) Migration
3 16 (12.90%) Runbook
4 11 (8.87%) Application Packaging
4 11 (8.87%) Mobile Device Management
4 11 (8.87%) Problem Management
5 9 (7.26%) Data Protection
5 9 (7.26%) Software Engineering
5 9 (7.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (4.84%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (4.84%) Virtual Environments
7 5 (4.03%) Data Security
7 5 (4.03%) FMEA
7 5 (4.03%) Software Architecture
7 5 (4.03%) Test Planning
8 4 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.23%) Change Management
8 4 (3.23%) Scrum
8 4 (3.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.42%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.87%) C++
3 7 (5.65%) C
4 6 (4.84%) Embedded C
4 6 (4.84%) Python
4 6 (4.84%) SQL
5 5 (4.03%) Assembly Language
5 5 (4.03%) C#
5 5 (4.03%) Embedded C++
5 5 (4.03%) MATLAB
6 4 (3.23%) VB
7 3 (2.42%) VB6
7 3 (2.42%) VC++
8 2 (1.61%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (11.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.65%) DV Cleared
2 7 (5.65%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.23%) Degree
5 3 (2.42%) MCP
6 2 (1.61%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.61%) CCA
6 2 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.61%) MCITP
6 2 (1.61%) MCSA
6 2 (1.61%) MCSE
7 1 (0.81%) CCNA
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.81%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.26%) GDPR
2 5 (4.03%) MISRA
2 5 (4.03%) MISRA C
3 2 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 69 (55.65%) Active Directory
2 20 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (13.71%) Hyper-V
4 16 (12.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (8.87%) XenDesktop
6 9 (7.26%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.84%) XenServer
8 4 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (3.23%) XenApp
9 3 (2.42%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.61%) vSphere
11 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.81%) Docker
11 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 53 (42.74%) SCCM
2 12 (9.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (6.45%) WSUS
4 6 (4.84%) SCOM
5 4 (3.23%) Puppet
6 3 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.42%) Terraform
7 2 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.61%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.81%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.81%) Ansible
8 1 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.81%) Nessus
8 1 (0.81%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.81%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.81%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (34.68%) Microsoft
2 30 (24.19%) VMware
3 12 (9.68%) Citrix
3 12 (9.68%) Ivanti
4 10 (8.06%) Apple
5 7 (5.65%) Cisco
6 5 (4.03%) McAfee
7 4 (3.23%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.23%) Synology
8 3 (2.42%) BMC
8 3 (2.42%) CA
8 3 (2.42%) Dell
8 3 (2.42%) Remedy
8 3 (2.42%) Veritas
9 2 (1.61%) HP
9 2 (1.61%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.61%) Symantec
9 2 (1.61%) Veeam
10 1 (0.81%) Aruba
10 1 (0.81%) Lumension