Period
to 17 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 June 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 262 257
Rank change year-on-year +26 -5 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 140 99 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 0.64% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.68% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 71 108
South East median daily rate £325 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £125 £125 £143
90th Percentile £462 £450 £450
England median daily rate £350 £340 £328
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.82% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 10
South East median hourly rate £28.00 £15.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.78% +3.28% -4.69%
10th Percentile £15.35 £11.87 £13.23
90th Percentile £44.65 £36.71 £42.75
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +10.14% +13.11% -9.83%

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 15,494 14,515 17,184
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.46% 94.35% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,102 8,353 10,390
South East median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% +0.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £248 £231
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.06% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 648 691 763
South East median hourly rate £18.44 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.36% -12.50% +16.89%
10th Percentile £10.69 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £18.60 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.80% -6.25% +14.29%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +7 58 £260 -13.33% 11
Kent +24 34 £350 +3.70% 1
Oxfordshire +19 28 £306 +111.21% 1
Hampshire -5 24 £440 +29.41% 6
Surrey -11 19 £325 +26.21% 3
Berkshire -10 18 £155 -49.59% 6
Buckinghamshire +7 12 £200 -42.86% 4
West Sussex -7 4 £525 +65.35% 3
East Sussex +4 1 - -
Windows Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 140 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (67.86%) Active Directory
3 80 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 73 (52.14%) Microsoft
5 63 (45.00%) Windows 10
6 57 (40.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 54 (38.57%) VMware
8 49 (35.00%) SCCM
9 42 (30.00%) Ivanti
9 42 (30.00%) PowerShell
10 41 (29.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 35 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 34 (24.29%) Windows 7
13 33 (23.57%) MCITP
13 33 (23.57%) MCSE
14 32 (22.86%) MCSA
14 32 (22.86%) MCP
14 32 (22.86%) SolarWinds
14 32 (22.86%) Shavlik
15 28 (20.00%) Office 365
16 23 (16.43%) Nessus
17 22 (15.71%) Migration
17 22 (15.71%) Microsoft Office
18 20 (14.29%) Finance
19 19 (13.57%) ITIL
19 19 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
20 18 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
20 18 (12.86%) DNS
20 18 (12.86%) Shell Script
21 16 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure

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 (2.86%) K2 blackpearl
1 4 (2.86%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.43%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 22 (15.71%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.71%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 28 (20.00%) Office 365
2 18 (12.86%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.43%) G Suite
4 2 (1.43%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.71%) GitHub
5 1 (0.71%) npm
5 1 (0.71%) PaaS
5 1 (0.71%) Route 53
5 1 (0.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.86%) DNS
2 14 (10.00%) DHCP
3 9 (6.43%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (3.57%) Skype
4 5 (3.57%) VPN
5 3 (2.14%) Firewall
5 3 (2.14%) LAN
5 3 (2.14%) SAN
5 3 (2.14%) WAN
6 2 (1.43%) Wireless
7 1 (0.71%) NAS
7 1 (0.71%) RS-232
7 1 (0.71%) SMS
7 1 (0.71%) SNMP
7 1 (0.71%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.71%) VSAN
7 1 (0.71%) WebEx
7 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.14%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (2.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.71%) MySQL
3 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.86%) InstallShield
2 4 (2.86%) Subversion
3 3 (2.14%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.43%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.71%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.71%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.71%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.71%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.71%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (1.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.71%) Automotive
3 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.71%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.14%) Web Services
2 4 (2.86%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.14%) .NET
4 1 (0.71%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.86%) iPad
1 4 (2.86%) Replication
2 3 (2.14%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.43%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (1.43%) EPoS
3 2 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.71%) Clustering
4 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.71%) iPhone
4 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.71%) PKI
4 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 140 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 63 (45.00%) Windows 10
4 57 (40.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (29.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (24.29%) Windows 7
7 13 (9.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (8.57%) Linux
9 10 (7.14%) Apple iOS
10 9 (6.43%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.43%) Android
11 2 (1.43%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.43%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.71%) CentOS
12 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.71%) Migration
2 19 (13.57%) ITIL
3 13 (9.29%) Mobile Device Management
4 12 (8.57%) Problem Management
4 12 (8.57%) Runbook
5 10 (7.14%) Application Packaging
6 9 (6.43%) Server Patching
6 9 (6.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (6.43%) Virtual Environments
7 8 (5.71%) Data Protection
7 8 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (4.29%) DevOps
9 4 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (2.86%) Data Security
9 4 (2.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 3 (2.14%) Compatibility Testing
10 3 (2.14%) Service Delivery
11 2 (1.43%) Change Management
11 2 (1.43%) Scrum
11 2 (1.43%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 42 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 18 (12.86%) Shell Script
3 5 (3.57%) C++
4 3 (2.14%) C
4 3 (2.14%) SQL
4 3 (2.14%) VB
4 3 (2.14%) VB6
4 3 (2.14%) VC++
5 1 (0.71%) Assembly Language
5 1 (0.71%) C#
5 1 (0.71%) Embedded C
5 1 (0.71%) Embedded C++
5 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.71%) Python
5 1 (0.71%) Ruby
5 1 (0.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (23.57%) MCITP
2 33 (23.57%) MCSE
3 32 (22.86%) MCP
3 32 (22.86%) MCSA
4 12 (8.57%) Security Cleared
5 8 (5.71%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.29%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.43%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.43%) CCA
7 2 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.43%) Degree
8 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.71%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.71%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.43%) GDPR
2 3 (2.14%) SLA
3 2 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.71%) MISRA
4 1 (0.71%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 95 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.29%) Hyper-V
4 12 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (7.14%) XenDesktop
6 8 (5.71%) XenServer
7 4 (2.86%) XenApp
8 3 (2.14%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.43%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.43%) vSphere
10 1 (0.71%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.71%) Docker
10 1 (0.71%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 49 (35.00%) SCCM
2 23 (16.43%) Nessus
3 10 (7.14%) WSUS
4 9 (6.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (2.86%) SCOM
6 2 (1.43%) Ansible
6 2 (1.43%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.43%) Puppet
7 1 (0.71%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.71%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.71%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.71%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.71%) vRealize
7 1 (0.71%) WMI
Vendors
1 73 (52.14%) Microsoft
2 54 (38.57%) VMware
3 42 (30.00%) Ivanti
4 32 (22.86%) Shavlik
4 32 (22.86%) SolarWinds
5 14 (10.00%) Citrix
6 9 (6.43%) Apple
7 5 (3.57%) Cisco
8 4 (2.86%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.86%) Synology
9 3 (2.14%) Dell
9 3 (2.14%) McAfee
10 2 (1.43%) Google
10 2 (1.43%) Lumension
11 1 (0.71%) Barracuda Networks
11 1 (0.71%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.71%) Clearswift
11 1 (0.71%) Juniper
11 1 (0.71%) MobileIron
11 1 (0.71%) Symantec