Period
to 18 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £368 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 390 389 305
Rank change year-on-year -1 -84 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 590 630 897
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.59% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.62% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 401 534
UK median daily rate £368 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.60% +4.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £151 £150 £130
90th Percentile £575 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £298 £275
% change year-on-year +13.45% +8.18% +13.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 43 127
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £17.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.43% +1.51% +7.75%
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.10 £11.25
90th Percentile £98.25 £54.50 £35.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £15.25 £16.91
% change year-on-year +10.20% -9.83% +2.50%

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 94194 100979 107453
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 61831 65820 68300
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2813 3278 4126
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.48 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +2.64% +7.66%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
Top 15 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 18 October 2017. 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 +8 554 £375 +18.48% 97
London +24 294 £425 +14.86% 42
UK excluding London -9 289 £338 +13.45% 55
South East +6 112 £371 +30.72% 21
North of England +25 47 £300 +0.08% 15
East of England -6 39 £325 +8.33% 8
Midlands +32 32 £375 +50.00% 5
South West -8 30 £200 -18.12% 6
Scotland +6 22 £338 +12.50%
Yorkshire +1 21 £275 -15.38% 4
North West +28 18 £260 -5.45% 11
West Midlands +33 17 £463 +85.00% 1
East Midlands +8 15 £350 +30.84% 4
North East +56 9 £350 +34.62%
Wales +1 7 £213 +28.79%

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, Windows Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 590 (100.00%) Windows
2 249 (42.20%) Active Directory
3 230 (38.98%) Windows Server
4 182 (30.85%) Microsoft
4 182 (30.85%) PowerShell
5 171 (28.98%) VMware
6 156 (26.44%) Windows 10
7 123 (20.85%) Office 365
8 121 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 120 (20.34%) Windows 7
10 119 (20.17%) SCCM
11 110 (18.64%) Finance
12 95 (16.10%) DevOps
13 91 (15.42%) Linux
14 86 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
15 85 (14.41%) Migration
16 83 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
17 82 (13.90%) Microsoft Azure
18 72 (12.20%) DNS
19 67 (11.36%) ITIL
20 65 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
21 63 (10.68%) Citrix
22 61 (10.34%) Banking
22 61 (10.34%) Cisco
23 56 (9.49%) DHCP
23 56 (9.49%) Amazon AWS
24 54 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
25 51 (8.64%) .NET
26 50 (8.47%) TeamCity
27 48 (8.14%) Octopus Deploy

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 43 (7.29%) MS Exchange
2 36 (6.10%) IIS
3 27 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (2.37%) Confluence
5 13 (2.20%) OpenStack
5 13 (2.20%) Skype for Business
6 11 (1.86%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.69%) Tomcat
7 10 (1.69%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.51%) JBoss
9 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.34%) Apache
10 2 (0.34%) Documentum
10 2 (0.34%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.34%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.34%) nginx
10 2 (0.34%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 65 (11.02%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.17%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.17%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.34%) Eikon
2 2 (0.34%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 123 (20.85%) Office 365
2 82 (13.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (9.49%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (1.36%) IaaS
7 7 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (1.02%) PaaS
8 6 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.68%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.68%) GitHub
9 4 (0.68%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.34%) G Suite
11 2 (0.34%) Route 53
11 2 (0.34%) SaaS
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 72 (12.20%) DNS
2 56 (9.49%) DHCP
3 47 (7.97%) LAN
4 43 (7.29%) Firewall
5 40 (6.78%) WAN
6 34 (5.76%) SAN
6 34 (5.76%) TCP/IP
7 20 (3.39%) LDAP
7 20 (3.39%) VPN
8 16 (2.71%) Kerberos
9 15 (2.54%) Remote Desktop
10 14 (2.37%) Cisco IOS
10 14 (2.37%) Skype
11 12 (2.03%) VoIP
12 8 (1.36%) SMTP
13 7 (1.19%) ADSL
13 7 (1.19%) HTTP
13 7 (1.19%) Internet
13 7 (1.19%) Wireless
14 5 (0.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.53%) MySQL
3 6 (1.02%) Redis
4 4 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (0.68%) Blockchain
4 4 (0.68%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.68%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.51%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.51%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.34%) Big Data
6 2 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.17%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.17%) Riak
Development Applications
1 50 (8.47%) TeamCity
2 48 (8.14%) Octopus Deploy
3 35 (5.93%) Git (software)
4 34 (5.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (3.73%) Jenkins
6 17 (2.88%) Vagrant
7 14 (2.37%) JIRA
8 12 (2.03%) NuGet
9 9 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 9 (1.53%) MSBuild
10 6 (1.02%) GitLab
10 6 (1.02%) MSI
11 4 (0.68%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.68%) Hudson
12 3 (0.51%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.34%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.34%) Chocolatey
13 2 (0.34%) CircleCI
13 2 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 110 (18.64%) Finance
2 61 (10.34%) Banking
3 15 (2.54%) Manufacturing
3 15 (2.54%) Retail
4 13 (2.20%) Publishing
5 12 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.86%) Legal
7 8 (1.36%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.19%) Electronics
9 6 (1.02%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.85%) Marketing
10 5 (0.85%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.68%) Law
12 3 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.34%) Automotive
13 2 (0.34%) Private Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Back Office
14 1 (0.17%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.64%) .NET
2 10 (1.69%) Web Services
3 8 (1.36%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (1.19%) MSMQ
4 7 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (1.02%) Hibernate
5 6 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
5 6 (1.02%) Spring
6 4 (0.68%) RESTful
6 4 (0.68%) XML
6 4 (0.68%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.51%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.51%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (0.51%) JSON
7 3 (0.51%) Middleware
8 1 (0.17%) Ext JS
8 1 (0.17%) OAuth
8 1 (0.17%) WF
8 1 (0.17%) WPF
8 1 (0.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.59%) Data Centre
2 31 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.22%) Blackberry
3 19 (3.22%) Clustering
4 16 (2.71%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.37%) iPhone
6 13 (2.20%) iPad
6 13 (2.20%) Replication
7 10 (1.69%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.69%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.69%) Fat Client
7 10 (1.69%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.36%) EMC VNX
8 8 (1.36%) FMCG
9 7 (1.19%) BYOD
9 7 (1.19%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.85%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.68%) CMDB
11 4 (0.68%) Fintech
11 4 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 590 (100.00%) Windows
2 230 (38.98%) Windows Server
3 156 (26.44%) Windows 10
4 121 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 120 (20.34%) Windows 7
6 91 (15.42%) Linux
7 86 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (6.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (4.75%) Android
11 26 (4.41%) Unix
12 19 (3.22%) Mac OS X
12 19 (3.22%) Windows 8
13 16 (2.71%) Apple iOS
13 16 (2.71%) CentOS
14 15 (2.54%) Windows XP
15 12 (2.03%) Mac OS
16 6 (1.02%) VMS
17 4 (0.68%) OpenVMS
17 4 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (16.10%) DevOps
2 85 (14.41%) Migration
3 67 (11.36%) ITIL
4 54 (9.15%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (5.93%) Task Automation
6 34 (5.76%) Configuration Management
7 26 (4.41%) Scrum
8 24 (4.07%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (3.73%) Change Management
9 22 (3.73%) Service Delivery
10 19 (3.22%) Continuous Delivery
11 17 (2.88%) Project Management
12 16 (2.71%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (2.71%) Patch Management
12 16 (2.71%) Problem Management
12 16 (2.71%) Service Management
13 15 (2.54%) Application Packaging
13 15 (2.54%) Root Cause Analysis
14 14 (2.37%) Coaching
15 13 (2.20%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 182 (30.85%) PowerShell
2 44 (7.46%) SQL
3 25 (4.24%) C#
4 24 (4.07%) VBScript
5 20 (3.39%) Java
6 12 (2.03%) Bash Shell
6 12 (2.03%) C++
7 10 (1.69%) Python
8 6 (1.02%) C
8 6 (1.02%) Shell Script
9 5 (0.85%) Perl
9 5 (0.85%) Ruby
10 3 (0.51%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.34%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.34%) PHP
12 1 (0.17%) Pascal
12 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.17%) VB
12 1 (0.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.76%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (2.71%) Degree
5 13 (2.20%) MCSE
6 9 (1.53%) MCSA
7 8 (1.36%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.19%) MCTS
9 6 (1.02%) MCITP
10 5 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.85%) MCP
10 5 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.51%) CCNA
12 3 (0.51%) CISSP
12 3 (0.51%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.51%) VCAP
13 2 (0.34%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.34%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.22%) SLA
2 5 (0.85%) QA
3 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.51%) PMO
5 1 (0.17%) GCP
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 249 (42.20%) Active Directory
2 83 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (6.61%) Hyper-V
4 29 (4.92%) vSphere
5 28 (4.75%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (4.24%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (4.07%) Docker
8 22 (3.73%) XenApp
9 11 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.53%) DFS Replication
10 9 (1.53%) vCloud
11 8 (1.36%) Samba
11 8 (1.36%) XenDesktop
12 7 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (1.02%) BitLocker
13 6 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.68%) Firmware
15 3 (0.51%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.34%) XenServer
17 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 119 (20.17%) SCCM
2 34 (5.76%) SCOM
3 32 (5.42%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (4.58%) Puppet
5 25 (4.24%) Ansible
6 14 (2.37%) WSUS
7 12 (2.03%) AirWatch
7 12 (2.03%) vCenter Server
8 11 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (1.36%) Jamf Pro
10 8 (1.36%) Terraform
11 7 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (1.19%) PowerCLI
12 6 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (1.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 6 (1.02%) WMI
13 5 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
13 5 (0.85%) Nagios
13 5 (0.85%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 182 (30.85%) Microsoft
2 171 (28.98%) VMware
3 63 (10.68%) Citrix
4 61 (10.34%) Cisco
5 38 (6.44%) HP
6 30 (5.08%) Apple
7 28 (4.75%) NetApp
8 25 (4.24%) Dell
9 21 (3.56%) Symantec
10 19 (3.22%) Red Hat
11 17 (2.88%) Oracle
12 13 (2.20%) Atlassian
13 11 (1.86%) EMC
13 11 (1.86%) Mitel
14 10 (1.69%) SolarWinds
14 10 (1.69%) Veeam
15 9 (1.53%) Meraki
15 9 (1.53%) SAP
15 9 (1.53%) Splunk
16 8 (1.36%) Altiris