Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 365 370 370
Rank change year-on-year +5 0 -124
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 644 608 649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.63% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.66% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 399 362
UK median daily rate £350 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £143 £152 £134
90th Percentile £565 £500 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £308 £250
% change year-on-year +5.69% +23.00% -6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 50 108
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.60 £15.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.91% +18.62% -2.97%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.98 £11.23
90th Percentile £165.00 £52.75 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £18.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.00% +20.97% -4.82%

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 95,011 91,868 102,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.80% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,133 59,980 65,551
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,784 3,231 3,883
UK median hourly rate £18.36 £18.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% -3.64% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 January 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 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Engineer in the UK

Windows Engineer
Top 16 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 January 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 +3 609 £350 +5.26% 149
London +14 327 £425 +9.68% 65
UK excluding London -18 305 £325 +5.69% 86
South East -2 128 £350 +7.69% 28
North of England +13 64 £325 - 16
North West +7 33 £350 +7.69% 8
East of England +3 32 £306 +2.08% 14
Midlands -7 29 £325 +62.50% 20
South West -6 27 £249 -2.93% 6
Scotland -27 18 £475 +30.14% 1
North East +49 17 £289 -9.06% 3
East Midlands -13 17 £333 +66.25% 12
Yorkshire -11 15 £275 -21.43% 5
West Midlands +6 11 £295 +9.26% 8
Wales +10 6 £275 +66.67% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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.

1 644 (100.00%) Windows
2 265 (41.15%) Active Directory
3 257 (39.91%) Windows Server
4 209 (32.45%) Microsoft
5 191 (29.66%) PowerShell
6 188 (29.19%) Windows 10
7 182 (28.26%) VMware
8 140 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 134 (20.81%) Office 365
10 133 (20.65%) DevOps
11 131 (20.34%) SCCM
11 131 (20.34%) Windows 7
12 124 (19.25%) Finance
13 113 (17.55%) Microsoft Azure
14 105 (16.30%) Migration
15 104 (16.15%) Linux
16 81 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
17 78 (12.11%) DNS
17 78 (12.11%) Amazon AWS
18 75 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
19 73 (11.34%) Citrix
20 72 (11.18%) .NET
21 69 (10.71%) TeamCity
22 68 (10.56%) Banking
23 67 (10.40%) Cisco
24 65 (10.09%) Windows Server 2003
24 65 (10.09%) ITIL
25 61 (9.47%) DHCP
25 61 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
26 58 (9.01%) 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 55 (8.54%) IIS
2 44 (6.83%) MS Exchange
3 27 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
5 19 (2.95%) Confluence
6 17 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (2.64%) WebSphere
7 14 (2.17%) Skype for Business
8 11 (1.71%) Apache
9 8 (1.24%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.09%) SharePoint
11 6 (0.93%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.62%) JBoss
14 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
15 2 (0.31%) CMS
16 1 (0.16%) GroupWise
16 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
16 1 (0.16%) MS Project Server
16 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 51 (7.92%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.16%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 134 (20.81%) Office 365
2 113 (17.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (12.11%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (2.02%) IaaS
6 7 (1.09%) PaaS
7 5 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (0.62%) G Suite
8 4 (0.62%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.47%) SaaS
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.31%) GitHub
10 2 (0.31%) Route 53
11 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 78 (12.11%) DNS
2 61 (9.47%) DHCP
3 44 (6.83%) WAN
4 43 (6.68%) Firewall
5 40 (6.21%) LAN
6 34 (5.28%) SAN
7 30 (4.66%) TCP/IP
8 24 (3.73%) VoIP
9 19 (2.95%) VPN
10 16 (2.48%) Kerberos
11 14 (2.17%) Skype
12 13 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (1.24%) Internet
13 8 (1.24%) VLAN
14 7 (1.09%) PBX
15 6 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (0.93%) Wireless
16 5 (0.78%) SMS
17 4 (0.62%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.07%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.02%) MySQL
2 13 (2.02%) NoSQL
3 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.62%) RDBMS
4 4 (0.62%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.47%) OLTP
5 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.31%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.16%) Big Data
7 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.16%) Power BI
7 1 (0.16%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 69 (10.71%) TeamCity
2 58 (9.01%) Octopus Deploy
3 38 (5.90%) Jenkins
4 28 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 22 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (3.11%) JIRA
7 16 (2.48%) MSBuild
8 9 (1.40%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.24%) Vagrant
10 7 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.78%) Chocolatey
11 5 (0.78%) MSI
11 5 (0.78%) NuGet
11 5 (0.78%) Subversion
12 4 (0.62%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.62%) Hudson
12 4 (0.62%) SonarQube
13 3 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
14 2 (0.31%) Artifactory
14 2 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 124 (19.25%) Finance
2 68 (10.56%) Banking
3 18 (2.80%) Retail
4 14 (2.17%) Publishing
5 12 (1.86%) Legal
6 11 (1.71%) Law
6 11 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.24%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.62%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.31%) Back Office
11 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.31%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) Electronics
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) International Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (11.18%) .NET
2 19 (2.95%) LDAP
3 16 (2.48%) MSMQ
3 16 (2.48%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (1.24%) JSON
5 6 (0.93%) Web Services
6 4 (0.62%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.47%) Angular 2
7 3 (0.47%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.47%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.47%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (0.47%) XML
8 2 (0.31%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.31%) Middleware
8 2 (0.31%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.31%) YAML
9 1 (0.16%) CGI
9 1 (0.16%) MFC
9 1 (0.16%) RESTful
9 1 (0.16%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.12%) Data Centre
3 31 (4.81%) Clustering
4 19 (2.95%) Replication
5 15 (2.33%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.02%) Blackberry
6 13 (2.02%) Online Banking
7 12 (1.86%) iPad
7 12 (1.86%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.55%) iPhone
8 10 (1.55%) PKI
9 7 (1.09%) EMC VNX
10 6 (0.93%) Computer Science
10 6 (0.93%) FMCG
11 5 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.62%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.62%) CMDB
13 3 (0.47%) BYOD
13 3 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.47%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 644 (100.00%) Windows
2 257 (39.91%) Windows Server
3 188 (29.19%) Windows 10
4 140 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 131 (20.34%) Windows 7
6 104 (16.15%) Linux
7 81 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 65 (10.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 40 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (4.97%) Unix
11 25 (3.88%) CentOS
12 20 (3.11%) Android
13 18 (2.80%) Windows 8
14 17 (2.64%) Windows XP
15 14 (2.17%) Mac OS X
16 13 (2.02%) Apple iOS
17 9 (1.40%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.78%) Windows Vista
19 4 (0.62%) Solaris
19 4 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (20.65%) DevOps
2 105 (16.30%) Migration
3 65 (10.09%) ITIL
4 61 (9.47%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (6.37%) Configuration Management
7 37 (5.75%) Task Automation
8 30 (4.66%) Open Source
8 30 (4.66%) Scrum
9 23 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
10 22 (3.42%) Application Packaging
10 22 (3.42%) Incident Management
11 19 (2.95%) Service Delivery
12 18 (2.80%) Service Management
13 17 (2.64%) Mentoring
13 17 (2.64%) Mobile Device Management
13 17 (2.64%) Patch Management
13 17 (2.64%) Performance Management
13 17 (2.64%) Problem Management
14 16 (2.48%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 191 (29.66%) PowerShell
2 54 (8.39%) SQL
3 25 (3.88%) Bash Shell
4 22 (3.42%) C#
5 21 (3.26%) Python
6 20 (3.11%) Shell Script
7 18 (2.80%) VBScript
8 12 (1.86%) JavaScript
8 12 (1.86%) PHP
9 10 (1.55%) Ruby
10 9 (1.40%) C++
11 8 (1.24%) Java
12 6 (0.93%) C
13 5 (0.78%) Perl
14 3 (0.47%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.47%) Korn
14 3 (0.47%) VB
14 3 (0.47%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.16%) Pascal
15 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 48 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 33 (5.12%) SC Cleared
3 29 (4.50%) MCSE
4 28 (4.35%) MCSA
5 24 (3.73%) MCP
6 20 (3.11%) MCITP
7 15 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (2.02%) Degree
9 12 (1.86%) CCNA
10 11 (1.71%) DV Cleared
11 8 (1.24%) MCTS
12 4 (0.62%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.47%) CCNP
13 3 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.47%) VCP5
14 2 (0.31%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.42%) SLA
2 15 (2.33%) QA
3 6 (0.93%) GDPR
4 3 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) GCP
5 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 265 (41.15%) Active Directory
2 75 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (8.70%) Hyper-V
4 42 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (5.75%) vSphere
6 28 (4.35%) XenApp
7 25 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (3.26%) BitLocker
9 17 (2.64%) Docker
10 14 (2.17%) Samba
10 14 (2.17%) XenDesktop
11 12 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (1.40%) vCloud
13 7 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.47%) Firmware
16 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
16 2 (0.31%) XenServer
17 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
17 1 (0.16%) KVM
Systems Management
1 131 (20.34%) SCCM
2 53 (8.23%) Puppet
3 39 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (5.12%) Ansible
5 28 (4.35%) SCOM
6 20 (3.11%) WMI
7 15 (2.33%) AirWatch
7 15 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
7 15 (2.33%) Terraform
8 14 (2.17%) Nagios
8 14 (2.17%) Nessus
9 12 (1.86%) NetBackup
10 10 (1.55%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (1.40%) PowerCLI
11 9 (1.40%) WSUS
12 8 (1.24%) vCenter Server
13 7 (1.09%) Icinga
14 6 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 5 (0.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 209 (32.45%) Microsoft
2 182 (28.26%) VMware
3 73 (11.34%) Citrix
4 67 (10.40%) Cisco
5 48 (7.45%) HP
6 42 (6.52%) SolarWinds
7 33 (5.12%) Red Hat
8 31 (4.81%) Ivanti
9 26 (4.04%) Dell
10 23 (3.57%) Apple
10 23 (3.57%) Splunk
11 20 (3.11%) NetApp
12 18 (2.80%) Symantec
13 16 (2.48%) AppDynamics
13 16 (2.48%) Dynatrace
13 16 (2.48%) Juniper
13 16 (2.48%) Oracle
14 14 (2.17%) Atlassian
14 14 (2.17%) Mitel
15 13 (2.02%) New Relic