The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 355 323 247
Rank change year-on-year -32 -76  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 271 374 510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.70% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.74% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 234 333
Median daily rate £338 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £166 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £469 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £317 £275
% change year-on-year -5.21% +15.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 44
Median hourly rate £17.25 £15.25 £17.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.11% -13.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +11.47% -10.29%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Windows Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -32 258 £338 +3.84% 84
London -39 125 £388 +6.89% 46
South East +22 54 £325 +4.83% 11
South West +7 23 £250 -23.07% 7
Hampshire +17 16 £263 -15.32% 5
East of England -6 15 £191 -42.33% 2
Yorkshire +8 14 £338 +3.84% 7
City of London -14 13 £400 +21.21% 9
West Yorkshire +1 12 £338 +3.84% 6
East Midlands -7 12 £283 -13.07% 4
Scotland +19 11 £313 -6.01%
Leeds +11 11 £338 -12.90% 3
Cambridgeshire +8 10 £191 -43.40% 1
West Midlands +15 9 £300 -4.00% 3
Gloucestershire +14 9 £193 -51.87% 1
Bristol +1 9 £290 -10.76% 4
Surrey -8 9 £275 -8.33%
Buckinghamshire -15 8 £450 +63.63% 1
Glasgow +13 7 £500 -
Kent +2 6 £350 -28.20% 1
West Sussex +24 5 £280 +16.66%
Berkshire +14 5 £368 -2.00% 4
Cambridge +6 5 £168 - 1
Nottingham +3 5 £223 -31.53%
Nottinghamshire -2 5 £223 -34.07%
Oxfordshire -8 5 £140 -55.20%
Reading +17 4 £368 -
Hertfordshire -5 4 £290 +8.41% 1
Cheltenham - 4 - -
Witney - 4 £140 -

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 539 (100.00%) Windows
2 246 (45.64%) Active Directory
3 204 (37.85%) Windows Server
4 156 (28.94%) Microsoft
5 154 (28.57%) VMware
5 154 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 133 (24.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 130 (24.12%) Windows 10
8 117 (21.71%) Windows 7
9 107 (19.85%) SCCM
10 105 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 97 (18.00%) Migration
12 96 (17.81%) Linux
13 87 (16.14%) DevOps
14 80 (14.84%) VMware Infrastructure
15 77 (14.29%) Office 365
16 76 (14.10%) Finance
17 75 (13.91%) Microsoft Office
18 69 (12.80%) DNS
19 60 (11.13%) Microsoft Azure
20 53 (9.83%) MS Exchange
20 53 (9.83%) Amazon AWS
21 52 (9.65%) ITIL
22 51 (9.46%) Citrix
23 50 (9.28%) Windows Server 2003
23 50 (9.28%) Security Cleared
24 49 (9.09%) IIS
25 46 (8.53%) Hyper-V
26 45 (8.35%) Agile Software Development
26 45 (8.35%) SQL Server

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 53 (9.83%) MS Exchange
2 49 (9.09%) IIS
3 26 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (2.60%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.23%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.04%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.67%) Skype for Business
9 8 (1.48%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.30%) Confluence
11 6 (1.11%) JBoss
12 5 (0.93%) Apache
13 4 (0.74%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.37%) Documentum
15 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 75 (13.91%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.37%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.37%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.37%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.37%) SketchUp
3 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.37%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Eikon
3 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 77 (14.29%) Office 365
2 60 (11.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (9.83%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 8 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (1.11%) IaaS
7 5 (0.93%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.74%) Datadog
8 4 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.56%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.56%) Google Compute Engine
9 3 (0.56%) Trello
10 2 (0.37%) G Suite
10 2 (0.37%) GitHub
10 2 (0.37%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.37%) Route 53
10 2 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 69 (12.80%) DNS
2 45 (8.35%) Firewall
3 43 (7.98%) TCP/IP
4 38 (7.05%) SAN
5 37 (6.86%) LAN
6 33 (6.12%) DHCP
7 30 (5.57%) WAN
8 21 (3.90%) VPN
9 13 (2.41%) NAS
10 11 (2.04%) SSL
11 10 (1.86%) Remote Desktop
12 8 (1.48%) HTTP
13 7 (1.30%) PBX
13 7 (1.30%) Skype
13 7 (1.30%) Wireless
14 6 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (1.11%) Internet
14 6 (1.11%) Unified Communications
14 6 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (0.93%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (8.35%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.23%) MySQL
3 9 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.48%) Redis
5 7 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.74%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.37%) Big Data
8 2 (0.37%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.37%) Riak
8 2 (0.37%) SQLite
9 1 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.19%) DB2
9 1 (0.19%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.19%) MS Access
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (6.12%) Jenkins
2 30 (5.57%) Octopus Deploy
2 30 (5.57%) TeamCity
3 26 (4.82%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (2.04%) GitLab
4 11 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.86%) MSBuild
6 8 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (1.30%) JIRA
8 6 (1.11%) Hudson
8 6 (1.11%) MSI
9 4 (0.74%) NuGet
10 3 (0.56%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.56%) Subversion
11 2 (0.37%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.37%) Maven
11 2 (0.37%) SpecFlow
11 2 (0.37%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 76 (14.10%) Finance
2 44 (8.16%) Banking
3 11 (2.04%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.86%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.30%) Back Office
5 7 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.30%) Retail
6 6 (1.11%) Electronics
6 6 (1.11%) Games
7 5 (0.93%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.93%) Law
7 5 (0.93%) Marketing
8 3 (0.56%) Legal
9 2 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Automotive
10 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.42%) .NET
2 16 (2.97%) Web Services
3 10 (1.86%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (1.67%) JSON
5 8 (1.48%) Hibernate
5 8 (1.48%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (1.48%) Spring
5 8 (1.48%) XML
6 7 (1.30%) Middleware
6 7 (1.30%) RESTful
7 6 (1.11%) HTML
7 6 (1.11%) Software Packaging
7 6 (1.11%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (0.93%) OAuth
9 4 (0.74%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.74%) WPF
10 3 (0.56%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.37%) SAML
12 1 (0.19%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.05%) Data Centre
2 21 (3.90%) Clustering
3 20 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.41%) Blackberry
5 10 (1.86%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.48%) iPad
6 8 (1.48%) iPhone
7 7 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.11%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.93%) EPoS
9 5 (0.93%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.93%) PKI
9 5 (0.93%) Thin Client
10 4 (0.74%) BYOD
10 4 (0.74%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.74%) NHS
10 4 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.56%) FMCG
11 3 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 539 (100.00%) Windows
2 204 (37.85%) Windows Server
3 133 (24.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 130 (24.12%) Windows 10
5 117 (21.71%) Windows 7
6 105 (19.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 96 (17.81%) Linux
8 50 (9.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (6.31%) Unix
10 28 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (3.90%) Windows 8
12 17 (3.15%) Mac OS X
13 16 (2.97%) Windows XP
14 14 (2.60%) CentOS
15 13 (2.41%) Android
16 7 (1.30%) SUSE
17 6 (1.11%) Apple iOS
17 6 (1.11%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.74%) Solaris
18 4 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (18.00%) Migration
2 87 (16.14%) DevOps
3 52 (9.65%) ITIL
4 45 (8.35%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (7.61%) Configuration Management
6 20 (3.71%) Scrum
7 19 (3.53%) Data Migration
8 17 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (2.97%) Change Management
9 16 (2.97%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (2.60%) Project Management
11 13 (2.41%) Task Automation
12 12 (2.23%) High Availability
12 12 (2.23%) ITIL V3
13 11 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (2.04%) Coaching
13 11 (2.04%) Continuous Delivery
14 10 (1.86%) Load Balancing
14 10 (1.86%) Time Management
15 9 (1.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 154 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 45 (8.35%) SQL
3 24 (4.45%) Java
3 24 (4.45%) VBScript
4 23 (4.27%) C#
5 17 (3.15%) Ruby
6 11 (2.04%) Python
7 9 (1.67%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.30%) C
9 6 (1.11%) PHP
10 5 (0.93%) Perl
11 4 (0.74%) VB
11 4 (0.74%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.56%) C++
13 2 (0.37%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.37%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.19%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.19%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (9.28%) Security Cleared
2 37 (6.86%) SC Cleared
3 35 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (3.71%) Degree
4 20 (3.71%) MCSE
5 11 (2.04%) MCP
5 11 (2.04%) MCSA
6 10 (1.86%) MCITP
7 8 (1.48%) MCTS
8 7 (1.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.30%) DV Cleared
9 6 (1.11%) DBS Check
10 5 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.74%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.74%) CISSP
12 3 (0.56%) AWS Certification
12 3 (0.56%) CCNA
13 2 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.37%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.41%) SLA
2 6 (1.11%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.37%) QA
5 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 246 (45.64%) Active Directory
2 80 (14.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (8.53%) Hyper-V
4 26 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (3.90%) vSphere
5 21 (3.90%) XenApp
6 13 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (2.23%) Docker
8 10 (1.86%) BitLocker
8 10 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (1.11%) VMware Server
10 5 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.74%) DFS Replication
11 4 (0.74%) Firmware
11 4 (0.74%) KVM
12 3 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.56%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.37%) GPFS
13 2 (0.37%) Xen
14 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 107 (19.85%) SCCM
2 28 (5.19%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (4.64%) Puppet
4 20 (3.71%) Ansible
5 18 (3.34%) SCOM
6 17 (3.15%) Nagios
7 13 (2.41%) WSUS
8 10 (1.86%) vCenter Server
9 9 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (1.48%) SCVMM
11 7 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (1.30%) SCOrch
12 6 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
13 5 (0.93%) Dollar Universe
13 5 (0.93%) Kubernetes
13 5 (0.93%) Nessus
13 5 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 5 (0.93%) Terraform
14 4 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
14 4 (0.74%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 156 (28.94%) Microsoft
2 154 (28.57%) VMware
3 51 (9.46%) Citrix
4 42 (7.79%) Cisco
5 35 (6.49%) HP
6 25 (4.64%) Apple
7 23 (4.27%) NetApp
8 20 (3.71%) Oracle
9 19 (3.53%) Symantec
10 18 (3.34%) Red Hat
11 14 (2.60%) Dell
12 12 (2.23%) Google
13 9 (1.67%) IBM
14 8 (1.48%) ServiceNow
14 8 (1.48%) SolarWinds
14 8 (1.48%) Sophos
14 8 (1.48%) Splunk
15 7 (1.30%) Altiris
15 7 (1.30%) Veeam
16 6 (1.11%) Atlassian
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