Period
to 15 October 2019

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £235 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 230 370 409
Rank change year-on-year +140 +39 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 996 708 572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 0.69% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.72% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 683 463 352
UK median daily rate £235 £350 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.86% -5.72% +18.33%
10th Percentile £128 £131 £152
90th Percentile £500 £535 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £315 £339
% change year-on-year -36.51% -7.01% +14.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 76 57
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.35 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.98% -11.01% -1.43%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £12.24
90th Percentile £30.10 £51.00 £98.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year +15.38% -22.64% +2.63%

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 80,312 97,673 93,435
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.14% 94.74% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,686 64,135 61,245
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £648 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,843 3,150 2,806
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +4.29% -2.78% -

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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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 +128 902 £230 -34.29% 125
UK excluding London +144 641 £200 -36.51% 105
London +82 326 £375 -3.23% 33
South East +82 159 £188 -49.73% 25
North of England +59 128 £200 -33.33% 28
Midlands +106 107 £187 -39.27% 8
South West +28 97 £175 -40.17% 16
East of England +77 79 £225 +15.38% 15
West Midlands +63 67 £180 -42.40% 5
North West +28 57 £190 -30.91% 10
Yorkshire +41 55 £200 -33.33% 15
Scotland +34 41 £325 - 8
East Midlands +59 38 £195 -2.50% 3
Wales +36 27 £400 +33.33% 5
North East +31 16 £135 -32.50% 3
Northern Ireland +8 3 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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.

1 994 (99.80%) Windows
2 665 (66.77%) Windows 10
3 418 (41.97%) Active Directory
4 318 (31.93%) Microsoft
5 315 (31.63%) SCCM
6 291 (29.22%) Windows Server
7 288 (28.92%) Windows 7
8 277 (27.81%) Migration
9 250 (25.10%) Office 365
10 173 (17.37%) PowerShell
11 172 (17.27%) VMware
12 154 (15.46%) Finance
13 140 (14.06%) Public Sector
14 136 (13.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 129 (12.95%) Windows Server 2012
16 125 (12.55%) DNS
17 117 (11.75%) Windows Server 2008
18 112 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
19 102 (10.24%) Microsoft Office
20 96 (9.64%) Citrix
21 95 (9.54%) ITIL
22 94 (9.44%) Azure
23 87 (8.73%) DHCP
24 77 (7.73%) Security Cleared
25 72 (7.23%) SAP
26 71 (7.13%) Hyper-V
27 70 (7.03%) Telecoms
28 69 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
29 68 (6.83%) Electronics
29 68 (6.83%) Manufacturing

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 56 (5.62%) MS Exchange
2 42 (4.22%) Skype for Business
3 23 (2.31%) IIS
4 19 (1.91%) SharePoint
5 15 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.00%) Confluence
8 5 (0.50%) Apache
9 3 (0.30%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.20%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 102 (10.24%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.30%) Magento
1 3 (0.30%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 250 (25.10%) Office 365
2 94 (9.44%) Azure
3 50 (5.02%) AWS
4 25 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (1.51%) OneDrive
6 14 (1.41%) GitHub
7 9 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.90%) Serverless
8 8 (0.80%) IaaS
9 7 (0.70%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.70%) PaaS
10 6 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (0.60%) GCP
11 5 (0.50%) Yammer
12 3 (0.30%) SaaS
13 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
14 1 (0.10%) Akamai
14 1 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
14 1 (0.10%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 125 (12.55%) DNS
2 87 (8.73%) DHCP
3 44 (4.42%) Firewall
4 43 (4.32%) SAN
4 43 (4.32%) Skype
5 41 (4.12%) TCP/IP
6 24 (2.41%) LAN
7 20 (2.01%) VPN
8 19 (1.91%) NAS
9 14 (1.41%) WAN
10 13 (1.31%) Internet
10 13 (1.31%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.80%) Wireless
13 6 (0.60%) VLAN
13 6 (0.60%) VSAN
14 5 (0.50%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (0.40%) Cisco Wireless
15 4 (0.40%) IPv4
15 4 (0.40%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (4.32%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.20%) MySQL
3 2 (0.20%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.10%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.10%) Big Data
4 1 (0.10%) Endeca
4 1 (0.10%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.10%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.10%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (1.91%) Git (software)
2 18 (1.81%) JIRA
3 13 (1.31%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.00%) TeamCity
5 9 (0.90%) Visual Studio
6 8 (0.80%) MSI
7 7 (0.70%) Hudson
7 7 (0.70%) StarTeam
8 6 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.50%) Bitbucket
9 5 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
9 5 (0.50%) Visual Studio Code
10 4 (0.40%) Chocolatey
10 4 (0.40%) ReSharper
11 2 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.20%) WinDbg
12 1 (0.10%) GitLab
12 1 (0.10%) MSTest
12 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (0.10%) WiX
General
1 154 (15.46%) Finance
2 140 (14.06%) Public Sector
3 70 (7.03%) Telecoms
4 68 (6.83%) Electronics
4 68 (6.83%) Manufacturing
5 67 (6.73%) Marketing
6 51 (5.12%) Banking
7 14 (1.41%) Retail
8 11 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 9 (0.90%) Local Government
10 6 (0.60%) Advertising
10 6 (0.60%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.60%) Law
11 5 (0.50%) Back Office
11 5 (0.50%) German Language
11 5 (0.50%) Publishing
12 3 (0.30%) Russian Language
13 2 (0.20%) Front Office
13 2 (0.20%) Games
13 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.31%) .NET
2 7 (0.70%) COM
3 6 (0.60%) Software Packaging
4 5 (0.50%) RESTful
4 5 (0.50%) Swagger
5 4 (0.40%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.30%) CSS
6 3 (0.30%) MFC
6 3 (0.30%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (0.20%) Middleware
7 2 (0.20%) XML
8 1 (0.10%) COM+
8 1 (0.10%) DCOM
8 1 (0.10%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.10%) Velocity
8 1 (0.10%) Web Services
8 1 (0.10%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.02%) Driving Licence
2 47 (4.72%) NHS
3 29 (2.91%) Clustering
4 21 (2.11%) Data Centre
4 21 (2.11%) Replication
5 20 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (1.10%) PKI
8 8 (0.80%) Device Driver
8 8 (0.80%) Hedge funds
8 8 (0.80%) iPhone
8 8 (0.80%) Smartphone
9 7 (0.70%) Fat Client
9 7 (0.70%) Thin Client
10 6 (0.60%) BYOD
10 6 (0.60%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.60%) Public Cloud
11 5 (0.50%) Blog
11 5 (0.50%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 994 (99.80%) Windows
2 665 (66.77%) Windows 10
3 291 (29.22%) Windows Server
4 288 (28.92%) Windows 7
5 129 (12.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 117 (11.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (4.82%) Linux
8 31 (3.11%) Windows XP
9 26 (2.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (1.61%) Android
10 16 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (1.61%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.80%) Mac OS
11 8 (0.80%) Unix
12 7 (0.70%) AIX
13 5 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.40%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.40%) SUSE
15 2 (0.20%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (27.81%) Migration
2 136 (13.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 95 (9.54%) ITIL
4 69 (6.93%) Business Intelligence
5 67 (6.73%) Digital Marketing
5 67 (6.73%) Programme Management
6 57 (5.72%) Problem-Solving
7 37 (3.71%) DevOps
8 31 (3.11%) Application Packaging
9 30 (3.01%) Time Management
10 26 (2.61%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (2.61%) Root Cause Analysis
11 25 (2.51%) Change Management
11 25 (2.51%) Mobile Device Management
12 23 (2.31%) Project Delivery
13 19 (1.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 17 (1.71%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 17 (1.71%) Scrum
15 16 (1.61%) Configuration Management
15 16 (1.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 173 (17.37%) PowerShell
2 40 (4.02%) SQL
3 18 (1.81%) Python
4 12 (1.20%) VB
5 10 (1.00%) C#
6 7 (0.70%) C++
6 7 (0.70%) PHP
6 7 (0.70%) VBScript
7 6 (0.60%) Bash Shell
7 6 (0.60%) Java
7 6 (0.60%) JavaScript
7 6 (0.60%) Perl
7 6 (0.60%) VBA
8 4 (0.40%) C
8 4 (0.40%) Ruby
9 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.10%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 77 (7.73%) Security Cleared
2 65 (6.53%) SC Cleared
3 35 (3.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (1.81%) MCSA
4 18 (1.81%) MCSE
5 17 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
6 14 (1.41%) MCP
7 12 (1.20%) Degree
8 10 (1.00%) MCITP
9 9 (0.90%) DV Cleared
10 8 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.80%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.70%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.70%) MCTS
11 7 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.50%) CCNA
13 4 (0.40%) CCA
13 4 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.40%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.41%) SLA
2 3 (0.30%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.30%) QA
3 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.20%) PMO
4 1 (0.10%) GDPR
4 1 (0.10%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
System Software
1 418 (41.97%) Active Directory
2 112 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (7.13%) Hyper-V
4 42 (4.22%) XenApp
5 41 (4.12%) XenDesktop
6 36 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (3.11%) vSphere
8 13 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (1.00%) BitLocker
10 8 (0.80%) DFS Replication
10 8 (0.80%) Docker
10 8 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.20%) Firmware
13 2 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.20%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.10%) NFS
Systems Management
1 315 (31.63%) SCCM
2 41 (4.12%) Ansible
3 34 (3.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 19 (1.91%) AirWatch
5 16 (1.61%) WSUS
6 13 (1.31%) SCOM
7 11 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
7 11 (1.10%) Puppet
8 10 (1.00%) vCenter Server
9 9 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.70%) Netcool
10 7 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.50%) Kubernetes
11 5 (0.50%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.40%) BladeLogic
12 4 (0.40%) EMC VPLEX
12 4 (0.40%) HP SIM
12 4 (0.40%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (0.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 318 (31.93%) Microsoft
2 172 (17.27%) VMware
3 96 (9.64%) Citrix
4 72 (7.23%) SAP
5 52 (5.22%) Cisco
6 43 (4.32%) HP
7 36 (3.61%) Apple
8 34 (3.41%) Dell
9 25 (2.51%) EMC
10 22 (2.21%) Symantec
11 21 (2.11%) ServiceNow
12 19 (1.91%) McAfee
12 19 (1.91%) Sophos
13 17 (1.71%) NetApp
14 10 (1.00%) Red Hat
15 9 (0.90%) IBM
15 9 (0.90%) Intel
15 9 (0.90%) SolarWinds
16 8 (0.80%) 3PAR
16 8 (0.80%) Veeam