The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Engineer
UK
Rank 337 336 238
Rank change year-on-year -1 -98  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 269 324 475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.61% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.64% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 221 279
Median daily rate £350 £325 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £163 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £300 £238
% change year-on-year +2.50% +26.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 67
Median hourly rate £14.88 £15.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.45% -3.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £17.40 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.91% -1.61%  

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 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 22 March 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 +14 260 £350 +7.69% 79
London +4 128 £400 +14.28% 32
South East -16 45 £305 +1.66% 13
South West -8 20 £288 +1.76% 2
East Midlands +9 18 £250 -32.34% 5
City of London -5 16 £475 +18.75% 9
Yorkshire +16 15 £350 - 12
Berkshire +15 14 £308 +53.75% 5
East of England -4 13 £288 -8.73% 6
North West +20 11 £310 -17.33% 7
Northamptonshire - 11 £200 - 2
Kent +14 10 £314 -24.21%
Northampton - 10 £200 -
Swindon +9 9 £360 -0.68%
Wiltshire +6 9 £360 -0.68%
Suffolk +4 7 £288 -
West Yorkshire +18 6 £338 -3.57% 9
Manchester +14 6 £175 -41.66% 7
West Midlands +12 6 £213 -19.81% 1
Reading +10 6 £200 +8.10% 3
Surrey +6 6 £105 -72.72% 5
Scotland +28 5 £200 -38.46%
Leeds +8 5 £338 -10.00% 7
Hampshire +7 5 £325 +4.00% 1
Merseyside -3 5 £310 -17.33%
North East -5 5 £500 +63.93% 1
Oxfordshire -13 5 £330 +65.00% 1
South Wales +17 4 £425 +21.42%
Wales +14 4 £425 +21.42%
Cambridgeshire +12 4 £275 - 6

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 592 (100.00%) Windows
2 286 (48.31%) Active Directory
3 254 (42.91%) Windows Server
4 214 (36.15%) Microsoft
5 181 (30.57%) VMware
6 175 (29.56%) PowerShell
7 148 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 135 (22.80%) Windows 7
8 135 (22.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 107 (18.07%) SCCM
10 103 (17.40%) Windows 10
11 93 (15.71%) Migration
12 90 (15.20%) Finance
13 88 (14.86%) DevOps
14 84 (14.19%) DNS
15 83 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
16 81 (13.68%) Linux
17 77 (13.01%) ITIL
18 76 (12.84%) MS Office
18 76 (12.84%) Microsoft Azure
19 75 (12.67%) MS Exchange
19 75 (12.67%) Citrix
20 71 (11.99%) Windows Server 2003
21 70 (11.82%) Firewall
22 67 (11.32%) SQL Server
23 66 (11.15%) Amazon AWS
24 64 (10.81%) Office 365
25 57 (9.63%) MS Excel
26 52 (8.78%) IIS
27 51 (8.61%) Agile Software Development

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 75 (12.67%) MS Exchange
2 52 (8.78%) IIS
3 30 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (3.21%) Skype for Business
7 16 (2.70%) SharePoint
8 14 (2.36%) Confluence
9 10 (1.69%) OpenStack
9 10 (1.69%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.18%) JBoss
10 7 (1.18%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.18%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.84%) Apache
12 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.17%) CloudStack
14 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 76 (12.84%) MS Office
2 57 (9.63%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 76 (12.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (11.15%) Amazon AWS
3 64 (10.81%) Office 365
4 10 (1.69%) IaaS
4 10 (1.69%) SaaS
5 9 (1.52%) OneDrive
6 8 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (0.68%) GitHub
8 3 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.51%) G Suite
8 3 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.51%) Google Compute Engine
8 3 (0.51%) Trello
9 2 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.34%) Datadog
9 2 (0.34%) PaaS
9 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 84 (14.19%) DNS
2 70 (11.82%) Firewall
3 41 (6.93%) DHCP
4 40 (6.76%) SAN
4 40 (6.76%) TCP/IP
5 23 (3.89%) LAN
6 20 (3.38%) VPN
7 19 (3.21%) NAS
8 18 (3.04%) WAN
9 16 (2.70%) SSL
10 15 (2.53%) Internet
11 14 (2.36%) Unified Communications
12 12 (2.03%) VoIP
13 11 (1.86%) LDAP
13 11 (1.86%) Skype
14 9 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
15 8 (1.35%) VLAN
16 6 (1.01%) HTTP
16 6 (1.01%) MPLS
16 6 (1.01%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.84%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.34%) MS Access
6 2 (0.34%) MySQL
6 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.34%) SQLite
7 1 (0.17%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.17%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.17%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 44 (7.43%) Octopus Deploy
2 41 (6.93%) TeamCity
3 34 (5.74%) Git (software)
4 25 (4.22%) Jenkins
5 23 (3.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (2.36%) JIRA
7 11 (1.86%) Vagrant
8 10 (1.69%) MSI
9 8 (1.35%) MSBuild
10 7 (1.18%) NuGet
11 6 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (1.01%) Hudson
11 6 (1.01%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (0.51%) GitLab
13 2 (0.34%) Bitbucket
13 2 (0.34%) InstallShield
13 2 (0.34%) Metasploit
13 2 (0.34%) SpecFlow
13 2 (0.34%) Subversion
13 2 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 90 (15.20%) Finance
2 44 (7.43%) Banking
3 14 (2.36%) Retail
4 9 (1.52%) Financial Institution
4 9 (1.52%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.35%) Legal
6 6 (1.01%) Games
6 6 (1.01%) Law
7 5 (0.84%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.68%) Back Office
8 4 (0.68%) Publishing
8 4 (0.68%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.51%) Advertising
10 2 (0.34%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (6.93%) .NET
2 11 (1.86%) Web Services
3 8 (1.35%) Software Packaging
4 7 (1.18%) MSMQ
4 7 (1.18%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (0.84%) JSON
5 5 (0.84%) WPF
5 5 (0.84%) XML
6 4 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (0.68%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.51%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.51%) Middleware
8 2 (0.34%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.34%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.34%) CSS
8 2 (0.34%) HTML
8 2 (0.34%) LAMP
8 2 (0.34%) SAML
8 2 (0.34%) WCF
8 2 (0.34%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.59%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.90%) Clustering
3 23 (3.89%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.03%) Blackberry
5 11 (1.86%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.86%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.69%) iPad
7 9 (1.52%) Replication
8 8 (1.35%) PKI
8 8 (1.35%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.01%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.01%) iPhone
9 6 (1.01%) User Experience
10 5 (0.84%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.68%) EPoS
12 3 (0.51%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.51%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.51%) NHS
12 3 (0.51%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 592 (100.00%) Windows
2 254 (42.91%) Windows Server
3 148 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 135 (22.80%) Windows 7
4 135 (22.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 103 (17.40%) Windows 10
6 81 (13.68%) Linux
7 71 (11.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (5.24%) Unix
9 25 (4.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (4.22%) Windows XP
10 21 (3.55%) Windows 8
11 15 (2.53%) Mac OS X
12 11 (1.86%) Android
12 11 (1.86%) Mac OS
13 8 (1.35%) Apple iOS
13 8 (1.35%) SUSE
14 7 (1.18%) Solaris
14 7 (1.18%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.68%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (15.71%) Migration
2 88 (14.86%) DevOps
3 77 (13.01%) ITIL
4 51 (8.61%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (5.07%) Configuration Management
6 26 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (3.89%) Data Migration
8 22 (3.72%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (3.72%) Problem Management
9 19 (3.21%) High Availability
10 18 (3.04%) Application Packaging
11 17 (2.87%) Load Balancing
11 17 (2.87%) Project Management
11 17 (2.87%) Server Building
12 15 (2.53%) Data Loss Prevention
13 14 (2.36%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 13 (2.20%) Asset Management
14 13 (2.20%) Patch Management
14 13 (2.20%) Service Delivery
14 13 (2.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 175 (29.56%) PowerShell
2 50 (8.45%) SQL
3 35 (5.91%) VBScript
4 19 (3.21%) C#
4 19 (3.21%) Python
5 15 (2.53%) Ruby
6 14 (2.36%) Perl
7 12 (2.03%) VB
8 10 (1.69%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.52%) C
10 8 (1.35%) Java
11 7 (1.18%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.68%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.51%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.51%) VB6
14 2 (0.34%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.17%) C++
15 1 (0.17%) Korn
15 1 (0.17%) PHP
15 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 50 (8.45%) Security Cleared
2 37 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (5.57%) SC Cleared
4 28 (4.73%) MCSE
5 20 (3.38%) MCSA
6 19 (3.21%) Degree
7 17 (2.87%) MCP
8 16 (2.70%) MCITP
9 12 (2.03%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.52%) A+ Certification
11 8 (1.35%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.84%) CISSP
13 5 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.68%) CCNA
15 3 (0.51%) CCNP
15 3 (0.51%) GCIH
15 3 (0.51%) GIAC
15 3 (0.51%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.87%) SLA
2 6 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.01%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.01%) QA
3 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 286 (48.31%) Active Directory
2 83 (14.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (7.94%) Hyper-V
4 38 (6.42%) XenApp
5 30 (5.07%) VMware ESX
5 30 (5.07%) vSphere
6 18 (3.04%) XenDesktop
7 17 (2.87%) Docker
8 14 (2.36%) BitLocker
9 12 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (0.68%) Firmware
13 3 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.51%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.51%) Xen
14 2 (0.34%) GPFS
14 2 (0.34%) KVM
14 2 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 107 (18.07%) SCCM
2 31 (5.24%) Puppet
3 29 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (3.72%) Ansible
4 22 (3.72%) SCOM
5 14 (2.36%) Nagios
5 14 (2.36%) WSUS
6 11 (1.86%) Nessus
6 11 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
6 11 (1.86%) SCVMM
7 10 (1.69%) SCOrch
8 9 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
9 7 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (0.84%) Dollar Universe
10 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 5 (0.84%) SCSM
10 5 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (0.68%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.51%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 214 (36.15%) Microsoft
2 181 (30.57%) VMware
3 75 (12.67%) Citrix
4 41 (6.93%) HP
5 32 (5.41%) Cisco
6 28 (4.73%) Symantec
7 25 (4.22%) Red Hat
8 24 (4.05%) Apple
9 19 (3.21%) NetApp
10 17 (2.87%) Dell
10 17 (2.87%) Oracle
11 14 (2.36%) SolarWinds
12 13 (2.20%) Atlassian
12 13 (2.20%) LANDesk
13 12 (2.03%) Intel Security
14 11 (1.86%) Avaya
15 10 (1.69%) EMC
16 9 (1.52%) Google
16 9 (1.52%) IBM
17 6 (1.01%) Splunk
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