Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 May 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
UK
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 375 394 381
Rank change year-on-year +19 -13 -125
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 628 541 646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.60% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.63% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 376 430
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.14% +7.69% +3.17%
10th Percentile £150 £149 £155
90th Percentile £538 £525 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £301 £317
% change year-on-year +8.15% -5.06% +15.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 42 48
UK median hourly rate £18.11 £17.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.99% +13.11% -7.58%
10th Percentile £12.15 £13.00 £11.90
90th Percentile £45.35 £28.75 £36.04
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.11 £17.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year +4.99% +13.11% -5.01%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 95,587 85,750 100,408
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.93% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,753 55,622 65,088
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £252
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,007 2,882 3,141
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.99% -6.26% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -7.69% +16.70%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Windows Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 24 May 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
England +13 587 £350 +2.94% 94
UK excluding London +40 353 £325 +8.15% 55
London -43 266 £400 +3.23% 42
South East +22 137 £325 +1.56% 19
North of England +21 83 £325 +3.17% 13
North West +14 45 £349 +16.24% 7
Midlands -19 39 £327 +48.64% 9
East of England +15 38 £288 - 6
Yorkshire -5 29 £350 -5.08% 6
Scotland -32 26 £325 -2.99% 3
South West -2 25 £313 - 5
West Midlands -10 21 £315 +14.55% 3
East Midlands -16 17 £360 +67.44% 6
North East +8 9 £228 -41.67%
Wales -9 3 £400 +10.34%
Northern Ireland - 2 £250 -
Channel Islands - 1 £175 -

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 627 (99.84%) Windows
2 310 (49.36%) Active Directory
3 264 (42.04%) Windows 10
4 256 (40.76%) Windows Server
5 244 (38.85%) Microsoft
6 181 (28.82%) SCCM
7 161 (25.64%) VMware
8 151 (24.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 147 (23.41%) PowerShell
10 134 (21.34%) Office 365
11 133 (21.18%) Windows 7
12 110 (17.52%) Finance
13 98 (15.61%) Migration
14 83 (13.22%) Microsoft Azure
15 81 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
16 78 (12.42%) Windows Server 2008
16 78 (12.42%) Linux
17 74 (11.78%) Windows Server 2003
18 73 (11.62%) DNS
19 72 (11.46%) Microsoft Office
20 70 (11.15%) DevOps
21 66 (10.51%) Citrix
22 63 (10.03%) Ivanti
23 61 (9.71%) ITIL
24 59 (9.39%) Microsoft Certification
24 59 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
25 52 (8.28%) Security Cleared
26 51 (8.12%) Problem-Solving
27 48 (7.64%) DHCP
28 47 (7.48%) MCSE

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 33 (5.25%) MS Exchange
2 27 (4.30%) IIS
3 26 (4.14%) Skype for Business
4 25 (3.98%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (0.96%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (0.64%) Apache
9 4 (0.64%) CMS
9 4 (0.64%) K2 blackpearl
10 3 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.32%) Confluence
11 2 (0.32%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.16%) JBoss
12 1 (0.16%) nginx
12 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 72 (11.46%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 134 (21.34%) Office 365
2 83 (13.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (9.39%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.43%) IaaS
4 9 (1.43%) OneDrive
4 9 (1.43%) PaaS
5 6 (0.96%) SaaS
6 5 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.80%) G Suite
7 3 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.48%) Route 53
7 3 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.32%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.16%) Datadog
9 1 (0.16%) Google Compute Engine
9 1 (0.16%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 73 (11.62%) DNS
2 48 (7.64%) DHCP
3 44 (7.01%) Firewall
4 29 (4.62%) TCP/IP
5 24 (3.82%) Skype
5 24 (3.82%) VPN
6 23 (3.66%) SAN
7 17 (2.71%) LAN
8 13 (2.07%) Remote Desktop
9 12 (1.91%) WAN
10 8 (1.27%) VoIP
11 7 (1.11%) SMTP
11 7 (1.11%) WLAN
12 6 (0.96%) Wireless
13 5 (0.80%) NAS
14 4 (0.64%) NetScaler
14 4 (0.64%) SSL
14 4 (0.64%) Telnet
14 4 (0.64%) VSAN
15 3 (0.48%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.39%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (1.11%) Blockchain
4 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.80%) MySQL
6 4 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.48%) OLTP
7 3 (0.48%) Power BI
7 3 (0.48%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.48%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.32%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.16%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 27 (4.30%) TeamCity
2 23 (3.66%) Octopus Deploy
3 19 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 18 (2.87%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (1.43%) InstallShield
7 8 (1.27%) JIRA
8 7 (1.11%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.96%) MSI
10 5 (0.80%) MSBuild
11 4 (0.64%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.64%) Chocolatey
11 4 (0.64%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.48%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.48%) Subversion
12 3 (0.48%) Travis CI
12 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (0.32%) Vagrant
14 1 (0.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 110 (17.52%) Finance
2 42 (6.69%) Banking
3 11 (1.75%) Investment Banking
3 11 (1.75%) Law
3 11 (1.75%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.59%) Retail
5 8 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.27%) Publishing
6 5 (0.80%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.64%) Marketing
8 3 (0.48%) Legal
9 2 (0.32%) Back Office
9 2 (0.32%) Billing
9 2 (0.32%) Electronics
9 2 (0.32%) French Language
9 2 (0.32%) Front Office
9 2 (0.32%) Local Government
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.94%) .NET
2 11 (1.75%) Web Services
3 9 (1.43%) Software Packaging
4 6 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (0.80%) Middleware
5 5 (0.80%) MSMQ
6 3 (0.48%) JSON
7 2 (0.32%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.32%) LAPP Stack
7 2 (0.32%) WAP
7 2 (0.32%) XML
8 1 (0.16%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.16%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.16%) JSP
8 1 (0.16%) LINQ
8 1 (0.16%) MFC
8 1 (0.16%) Struts
8 1 (0.16%) VXML
8 1 (0.16%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.16%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
1 21 (3.34%) Clustering
2 20 (3.18%) Data Centre
3 11 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 10 (1.59%) NHS
5 9 (1.43%) PKI
6 7 (1.11%) iPad
6 7 (1.11%) Replication
6 7 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (0.96%) User Experience
8 5 (0.80%) Blackberry
8 5 (0.80%) BYOD
8 5 (0.80%) CMDB
8 5 (0.80%) Computer Science
8 5 (0.80%) Driving Licence
8 5 (0.80%) Online Banking
9 4 (0.64%) EPoS
9 4 (0.64%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.64%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 627 (99.84%) Windows
2 264 (42.04%) Windows 10
3 256 (40.76%) Windows Server
4 151 (24.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 133 (21.18%) Windows 7
6 78 (12.42%) Linux
6 78 (12.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 74 (11.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (3.66%) Apple iOS
9 20 (3.18%) Mac OS X
10 19 (3.03%) Mac OS
11 16 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (2.39%) CentOS
12 15 (2.39%) Windows 8
13 11 (1.75%) Android
14 10 (1.59%) Unix
15 9 (1.43%) Windows XP
16 6 (0.96%) Windows 2000
17 5 (0.80%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.80%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (15.61%) Migration
2 70 (11.15%) DevOps
3 61 (9.71%) ITIL
4 51 (8.12%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (3.82%) Mobile Device Management
7 23 (3.66%) Configuration Management
7 23 (3.66%) Runbook
8 21 (3.34%) High Availability
9 18 (2.87%) Change Management
10 17 (2.71%) Root Cause Analysis
10 17 (2.71%) Service Delivery
10 17 (2.71%) Virtual Environments
11 16 (2.55%) Problem Management
12 15 (2.39%) Application Packaging
12 15 (2.39%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (2.23%) Open Source
13 14 (2.23%) Server Patching
14 13 (2.07%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 147 (23.41%) PowerShell
2 36 (5.73%) SQL
3 28 (4.46%) Shell Script
4 19 (3.03%) VBScript
5 18 (2.87%) Python
6 15 (2.39%) C#
7 10 (1.59%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.59%) Ruby
8 7 (1.11%) C++
9 6 (0.96%) C
9 6 (0.96%) Java
9 6 (0.96%) VB
10 4 (0.64%) Perl
11 3 (0.48%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.48%) PHP
11 3 (0.48%) VB6
11 3 (0.48%) VC++
12 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (9.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (8.28%) Security Cleared
3 47 (7.48%) MCSE
4 42 (6.69%) MCSA
5 37 (5.89%) MCITP
5 37 (5.89%) MCP
6 34 (5.41%) SC Cleared
7 14 (2.23%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.91%) DBS Check
9 7 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (1.11%) Degree
9 7 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.80%) CCNP
12 4 (0.64%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.48%) CCNA
13 3 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.32%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.07%) SLA
2 10 (1.59%) GDPR
2 10 (1.59%) QA
3 6 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 310 (49.36%) Active Directory
2 81 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (7.32%) Hyper-V
4 43 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (4.78%) Microsoft App-V
6 28 (4.46%) XenDesktop
7 22 (3.50%) XenApp
8 21 (3.34%) BitLocker
8 21 (3.34%) Docker
9 18 (2.87%) vSphere
10 17 (2.71%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (2.23%) XenServer
12 7 (1.11%) KVM
13 6 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.64%) vCloud
14 4 (0.64%) Xen
15 3 (0.48%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.32%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 181 (28.82%) SCCM
2 35 (5.57%) Puppet
3 34 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (4.14%) Nessus
5 25 (3.98%) WSUS
6 24 (3.82%) Ansible
7 19 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
7 19 (3.03%) SCOM
8 17 (2.71%) Terraform
9 12 (1.91%) Microsoft Clustering
10 9 (1.43%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.96%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.96%) Nagios
11 6 (0.96%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.80%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.80%) WMI
13 4 (0.64%) Consul
13 4 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.64%) Packer
14 3 (0.48%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 244 (38.85%) Microsoft
2 161 (25.64%) VMware
3 66 (10.51%) Citrix
4 63 (10.03%) Ivanti
5 41 (6.53%) HP
5 41 (6.53%) SolarWinds
6 35 (5.57%) Shavlik
7 34 (5.41%) Cisco
8 30 (4.78%) Apple
9 17 (2.71%) CheckPoint
9 17 (2.71%) Dell
10 14 (2.23%) Red Hat
10 14 (2.23%) ServiceNow
10 14 (2.23%) Splunk
11 13 (2.07%) NetApp
11 13 (2.07%) Veeam
12 11 (1.75%) McAfee
13 9 (1.43%) Google
13 9 (1.43%) IBM
14 7 (1.11%) Atlassian