Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 370 371 327
Rank change year-on-year +1 -44 -74
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 649 663 830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.63% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.67% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 435 473
UK median daily rate £350 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £147 £156 £130
90th Percentile £538 £452 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 48 130
UK median hourly rate £16.81 £16.38 £17.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -4.35% +10.45%
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.68 £11.25
90th Percentile £131.63 £68.20 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £15.25 £15.86
% change year-on-year +10.20% -3.85% -1.86%

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 19 November 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 +1 612 £350 +9.38% 56
UK excluding London -12 320 £325 +8.33% 33
London +20 317 £425 +11.84% 23
South East +2 126 £363 +26.09% 10
North of England +4 58 £331 +4.66% 6
East of England 0 45 £305 +1.67% 7
Midlands +29 32 £325 +30.00% 9
South West -6 32 £200 -18.12% 1
North West +15 22 £325 - 3
Yorkshire -10 22 £291 -10.38% 3
Scotland -13 20 £338 +6.30%
West Midlands +34 17 £400 +106.45% 4
North East +55 15 £350 +34.62%
East Midlands +5 15 £325 - 5
Wales +15 7 £213 +28.79%

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 649 (100.00%) Windows
2 272 (41.91%) Active Directory
3 269 (41.45%) Windows Server
4 206 (31.74%) Microsoft
5 197 (30.35%) PowerShell
6 196 (30.20%) VMware
7 181 (27.89%) Windows 10
8 145 (22.34%) Office 365
9 143 (22.03%) Windows 7
10 136 (20.96%) SCCM
11 127 (19.57%) Finance
12 125 (19.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 119 (18.34%) DevOps
14 116 (17.87%) Microsoft Azure
15 113 (17.41%) Linux
16 104 (16.02%) Migration
17 91 (14.02%) Windows Server 2008
18 90 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
19 83 (12.79%) DNS
20 77 (11.86%) ITIL
21 76 (11.71%) Cisco
22 73 (11.25%) Citrix
23 72 (11.09%) Amazon AWS
24 71 (10.94%) Banking
25 69 (10.63%) Microsoft Office
25 69 (10.63%) .NET
26 67 (10.32%) TeamCity
27 66 (10.17%) DHCP
28 63 (9.71%) Octopus Deploy
29 56 (8.63%) SQL

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 52 (8.01%) IIS
1 52 (8.01%) MS Exchange
2 35 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (3.85%) Confluence
3 25 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 19 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
5 15 (2.31%) Skype for Business
6 14 (2.16%) Tomcat
7 13 (2.00%) OpenStack
7 13 (2.00%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.54%) Apache
9 6 (0.92%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.46%) JBoss
12 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.31%) GroupWise
13 1 (0.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.15%) CMS
13 1 (0.15%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.15%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 69 (10.63%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.31%) Eikon
3 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 145 (22.34%) Office 365
2 116 (17.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 72 (11.09%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (4.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (1.39%) IaaS
6 8 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.08%) PaaS
8 5 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.62%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.62%) GitHub
9 4 (0.62%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.31%) G Suite
11 2 (0.31%) Route 53
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.15%) SaaS
12 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 83 (12.79%) DNS
2 66 (10.17%) DHCP
3 51 (7.86%) Firewall
3 51 (7.86%) LAN
4 48 (7.40%) WAN
5 41 (6.32%) SAN
6 37 (5.70%) TCP/IP
7 25 (3.85%) VPN
8 23 (3.54%) VoIP
9 20 (3.08%) LDAP
10 16 (2.47%) Kerberos
10 16 (2.47%) Skype
11 14 (2.16%) Remote Desktop
12 13 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (1.39%) Internet
13 9 (1.39%) PBX
13 9 (1.39%) VLAN
14 8 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.23%) SMTP
15 6 (0.92%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.16%) MySQL
3 10 (1.54%) NoSQL
4 4 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (0.62%) Blockchain
4 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.62%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.46%) Redis
5 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.15%) Big Data
7 1 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.15%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 67 (10.32%) TeamCity
2 63 (9.71%) Octopus Deploy
3 36 (5.55%) Git (software)
3 36 (5.55%) Jenkins
4 32 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (3.85%) JIRA
6 17 (2.62%) Vagrant
7 12 (1.85%) MSBuild
8 11 (1.69%) NuGet
9 6 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.92%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.77%) MSI
11 4 (0.62%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.62%) Hudson
11 4 (0.62%) Subversion
12 3 (0.46%) GitLab
12 3 (0.46%) SonarQube
13 2 (0.31%) Chocolatey
13 2 (0.31%) CircleCI
14 1 (0.15%) Zephyr
General
1 127 (19.57%) Finance
2 71 (10.94%) Banking
3 15 (2.31%) Retail
3 15 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.00%) Legal
5 13 (2.00%) Publishing
6 7 (1.08%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.77%) Electronics
7 5 (0.77%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.77%) Law
8 4 (0.62%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.46%) Marketing
9 3 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.31%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Automotive
11 1 (0.15%) Back Office
11 1 (0.15%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (10.63%) .NET
2 11 (1.69%) MSMQ
2 11 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (1.23%) Web Services
4 5 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (0.77%) JSON
4 5 (0.77%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.46%) Angular 2
5 3 (0.46%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.46%) Hibernate
5 3 (0.46%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (0.46%) RESTful
5 3 (0.46%) Spring
5 3 (0.46%) XML
6 2 (0.31%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.31%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.31%) Middleware
6 2 (0.31%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.78%) Data Centre
2 37 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.24%) Clustering
4 18 (2.77%) Replication
5 16 (2.47%) Blackberry
6 15 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.16%) iPhone
8 13 (2.00%) iPad
8 13 (2.00%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.54%) Fat Client
9 10 (1.54%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.39%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.23%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.23%) EMC VNX
11 8 (1.23%) FMCG
11 8 (1.23%) Online Banking
12 7 (1.08%) Driving Licence
13 6 (0.92%) PKI
14 5 (0.77%) BYOD
15 4 (0.62%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 649 (100.00%) Windows
2 269 (41.45%) Windows Server
3 181 (27.89%) Windows 10
4 143 (22.03%) Windows 7
5 125 (19.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 113 (17.41%) Linux
7 91 (14.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 39 (6.01%) Unix
11 27 (4.16%) Android
12 23 (3.54%) CentOS
12 23 (3.54%) Windows 8
13 21 (3.24%) Mac OS X
14 16 (2.47%) Apple iOS
15 15 (2.31%) Windows XP
16 10 (1.54%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.92%) VMS
18 4 (0.62%) OpenVMS
18 4 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (18.34%) DevOps
2 104 (16.02%) Migration
3 77 (11.86%) ITIL
4 56 (8.63%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (6.63%) Task Automation
6 40 (6.16%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (5.70%) Configuration Management
8 25 (3.85%) Scrum
9 22 (3.39%) Application Packaging
9 22 (3.39%) Service Management
10 21 (3.24%) Open Source
10 21 (3.24%) Service Delivery
11 20 (3.08%) Continuous Delivery
11 20 (3.08%) Incident Management
11 20 (3.08%) Patch Management
12 19 (2.93%) Root Cause Analysis
13 18 (2.77%) Change Management
14 16 (2.47%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (2.47%) Mobile Device Management
15 15 (2.31%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 197 (30.35%) PowerShell
2 56 (8.63%) SQL
3 24 (3.70%) C#
4 21 (3.24%) Bash Shell
5 18 (2.77%) VBScript
6 14 (2.16%) Java
7 13 (2.00%) Python
8 11 (1.69%) C++
8 11 (1.69%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.39%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.23%) PHP
11 7 (1.08%) Ruby
12 6 (0.92%) C
13 5 (0.77%) Perl
14 3 (0.46%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.46%) Korn
14 3 (0.46%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.46%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.15%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (6.16%) Security Cleared
2 32 (4.93%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (2.47%) Degree
5 13 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.00%) MCSE
6 12 (1.85%) CCNA
7 11 (1.69%) MCSA
7 11 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (1.54%) MCTS
9 8 (1.23%) MCP
10 6 (0.92%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (0.77%) MCITP
12 4 (0.62%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.46%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.31%) VCAP
15 1 (0.15%) NCSA
15 1 (0.15%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.24%) SLA
2 9 (1.39%) QA
3 6 (0.92%) GDPR
4 4 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.46%) PMO
6 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) GCP
7 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 272 (41.91%) Active Directory
2 90 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (7.70%) Hyper-V
4 38 (5.86%) VMware ESXi
4 38 (5.86%) vSphere
5 29 (4.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 25 (3.85%) XenApp
7 21 (3.24%) Docker
8 16 (2.47%) BitLocker
9 12 (1.85%) Samba
10 11 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (1.39%) vCloud
11 9 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (1.39%) XenDesktop
12 8 (1.23%) DFS Replication
13 6 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.46%) Firmware
14 3 (0.46%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.31%) XenServer
16 1 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 136 (20.96%) SCCM
2 39 (6.01%) Puppet
3 35 (5.39%) Opscode Chef
4 32 (4.93%) SCOM
5 27 (4.16%) Ansible
6 20 (3.08%) Microsoft Intune
7 19 (2.93%) AirWatch
8 16 (2.47%) WMI
9 13 (2.00%) Nagios
10 12 (1.85%) vCenter Server
11 10 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (1.54%) WSUS
12 8 (1.23%) Jamf Pro
12 8 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (1.23%) PowerCLI
13 7 (1.08%) Icinga
14 6 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (0.92%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 6 (0.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 206 (31.74%) Microsoft
2 196 (30.20%) VMware
3 76 (11.71%) Cisco
4 73 (11.25%) Citrix
5 46 (7.09%) HP
6 31 (4.78%) Red Hat
7 29 (4.47%) Apple
8 27 (4.16%) Dell
9 23 (3.54%) NetApp
9 23 (3.54%) Symantec
10 21 (3.24%) SolarWinds
11 20 (3.08%) Atlassian
11 20 (3.08%) Splunk
12 19 (2.93%) Oracle
13 15 (2.31%) Mitel
14 13 (2.00%) EMC
15 12 (1.85%) Juniper
16 11 (1.69%) AppDynamics
16 11 (1.69%) Dynatrace
16 11 (1.69%) Fortinet