Period
to 22 August 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 405 373 258
Rank change year-on-year -32 -115 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 542 684 1040
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.63% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.67% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 448 651
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +14.29%
10th Percentile £149 £158 £130
90th Percentile £538 £475 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £310 £266
% change year-on-year +4.03% +16.43% +18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 43 119
UK median hourly rate £16.81 £15.25 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.20% -8.79% +4.50%
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £31.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £15.25 £15.93
% change year-on-year +10.20% -4.27% -0.44%

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 90952 102814 107650
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.87% 94.94% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 59071 67035 67268
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.09% +3.47% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2791 3108 4174
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £17.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +6.38% +5.06%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.29 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.30
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.83% +3.38%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -21 515 £350 +7.69% 80
UK excluding London -15 274 £323 +4.03% 41
London +5 268 £425 +14.09% 40
South East -4 102 £339 +12.92% 16
North of England -3 43 £301 -6.31% 8
Midlands +14 37 £325 +8.33% 6
South West -5 35 £200 -34.96% 2
East of England -12 31 £290 -3.33% 8
Yorkshire +2 23 £338 -1.46% 3
East Midlands -10 20 £325 +1.56% 2
Scotland +6 19 £313 -0.79%
West Midlands +27 17 £400 +42.86% 4
North East +50 11 £350 +34.62% 3
North West +16 9 £300 -7.69% 2
Wales +2 8 £356 +9.62% 1

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 542 (100.00%) Windows
2 242 (44.65%) Active Directory
3 215 (39.67%) Windows Server
4 175 (32.29%) Microsoft
5 166 (30.63%) VMware
6 165 (30.44%) PowerShell
7 136 (25.09%) Windows 10
8 129 (23.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 112 (20.66%) Windows 7
9 112 (20.66%) SCCM
10 96 (17.71%) Linux
11 94 (17.34%) Office 365
12 93 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 92 (16.97%) Finance
14 91 (16.79%) Migration
15 74 (13.65%) Microsoft Azure
15 74 (13.65%) DevOps
16 73 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
17 72 (13.28%) DNS
18 69 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
19 61 (11.25%) Citrix
20 59 (10.89%) ITIL
20 59 (10.89%) Banking
21 51 (9.41%) Cisco
22 48 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
23 47 (8.67%) DHCP
24 45 (8.30%) SQL
25 44 (8.12%) MS Exchange
25 44 (8.12%) Security Cleared
26 43 (7.93%) LAN

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 44 (8.12%) MS Exchange
2 32 (5.90%) IIS
3 26 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (2.77%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.21%) Confluence
7 11 (2.03%) OpenStack
7 11 (2.03%) SharePoint
7 11 (2.03%) Skype for Business
8 5 (0.92%) Apache
8 5 (0.92%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.74%) JBoss
9 4 (0.74%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.37%) Documentum
11 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.37%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.37%) nginx
Applications
1 69 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.58%) 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
4 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Eikon
1 2 (0.37%) Temenos T24
1 2 (0.37%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 94 (17.34%) Office 365
2 74 (13.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.11%) Amazon S3
7 6 (1.11%) IaaS
7 6 (1.11%) PaaS
7 6 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.74%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.55%) GitHub
10 2 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.37%) Datadog
10 2 (0.37%) Route 53
10 2 (0.37%) SaaS
11 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 72 (13.28%) DNS
2 47 (8.67%) DHCP
3 43 (7.93%) LAN
4 37 (6.83%) Firewall
5 35 (6.46%) SAN
6 33 (6.09%) TCP/IP
6 33 (6.09%) WAN
7 20 (3.69%) VPN
8 13 (2.40%) LDAP
9 12 (2.21%) HTTP
9 12 (2.21%) Skype
10 9 (1.66%) Cisco IOS
10 9 (1.66%) Kerberos
10 9 (1.66%) NAS
10 9 (1.66%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (1.48%) Internet
11 8 (1.48%) SMTP
12 7 (1.29%) ADSL
13 6 (1.11%) VoIP
13 6 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.03%) MySQL
3 8 (1.48%) Redis
4 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (0.74%) Blockchain
5 4 (0.74%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.55%) Big Data
6 3 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.55%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.37%) Riak
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.18%) DB2
8 1 (0.18%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 35 (6.46%) TeamCity
2 32 (5.90%) Git (software)
2 32 (5.90%) Octopus Deploy
3 25 (4.61%) Jenkins
4 21 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (2.58%) Vagrant
6 12 (2.21%) JIRA
7 11 (2.03%) NuGet
8 9 (1.66%) GitLab
9 5 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.74%) MSI
10 4 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.55%) Bitbucket
11 3 (0.55%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.37%) Apache Archiva
12 2 (0.37%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.37%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.37%) Maven
12 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.18%) StarTeam
General
1 92 (16.97%) Finance
2 59 (10.89%) Banking
3 12 (2.21%) Manufacturing
4 10 (1.85%) Retail
4 10 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.29%) Publishing
6 6 (1.11%) Electronics
6 6 (1.11%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.11%) Legal
7 5 (0.92%) Law
7 5 (0.92%) Marketing
8 4 (0.74%) Back Office
8 4 (0.74%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.74%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.37%) Automotive
10 2 (0.37%) Games
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.38%) .NET
2 14 (2.58%) Web Services
3 10 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (1.66%) XML
5 8 (1.48%) Hibernate
5 8 (1.48%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (1.48%) RESTful
5 8 (1.48%) Spring
6 7 (1.29%) Middleware
7 6 (1.11%) JSON
8 5 (0.92%) HTML
8 5 (0.92%) OAuth
9 4 (0.74%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.37%) IBM Integration Bus
10 2 (0.37%) SAML
10 2 (0.37%) Software Packaging
11 1 (0.18%) LAMP
11 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
11 1 (0.18%) WPF
11 1 (0.18%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.01%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.14%) Blackberry
4 11 (2.03%) Clustering
4 11 (2.03%) iPad
4 11 (2.03%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.85%) Fat Client
5 10 (1.85%) Thin Client
6 9 (1.66%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.66%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.48%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.48%) iPhone
8 7 (1.29%) BYOD
9 6 (1.11%) EMC VNX
10 5 (0.92%) FMCG
11 4 (0.74%) EPoS
11 4 (0.74%) Fintech
11 4 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (0.74%) PKI
11 4 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 542 (100.00%) Windows
2 215 (39.67%) Windows Server
3 136 (25.09%) Windows 10
4 129 (23.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 112 (20.66%) Windows 7
6 96 (17.71%) Linux
7 93 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (7.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (5.54%) Unix
10 28 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (3.69%) Android
12 17 (3.14%) Windows 8
13 15 (2.77%) Mac OS X
13 15 (2.77%) Windows XP
14 13 (2.40%) CentOS
15 9 (1.66%) Apple iOS
15 9 (1.66%) Mac OS
16 7 (1.29%) VMS
17 5 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (16.79%) Migration
2 74 (13.65%) DevOps
3 59 (10.89%) ITIL
4 33 (6.09%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (5.54%) Configuration Management
6 27 (4.98%) Task Automation
7 24 (4.43%) Change Management
8 20 (3.69%) Project Management
9 19 (3.51%) Continuous Delivery
10 18 (3.32%) Scrum
11 17 (3.14%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (2.77%) Data Migration
13 14 (2.58%) Coaching
14 13 (2.40%) Service Delivery
15 12 (2.21%) Disaster Recovery
15 12 (2.21%) Patch Management
15 12 (2.21%) Server Building
16 11 (2.03%) Application Packaging
16 11 (2.03%) Software Engineering
17 10 (1.85%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 165 (30.44%) PowerShell
2 45 (8.30%) SQL
3 26 (4.80%) Java
4 22 (4.06%) C#
4 22 (4.06%) VBScript
5 14 (2.58%) C++
6 11 (2.03%) Ruby
7 10 (1.85%) Python
8 8 (1.48%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.29%) C
9 7 (1.29%) PHP
10 6 (1.11%) Perl
11 3 (0.55%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.55%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.55%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.37%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.18%) Pascal
13 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.18%) VB
13 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (8.12%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.46%) SC Cleared
3 33 (6.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (3.32%) MCSE
5 17 (3.14%) Degree
6 9 (1.66%) MCSA
7 8 (1.48%) MCITP
7 8 (1.48%) MCTS
8 6 (1.11%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.11%) MCP
8 6 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.55%) CCNA
10 3 (0.55%) CISSP
10 3 (0.55%) VCAP
11 2 (0.37%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.37%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.37%) CCIE
11 2 (0.37%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.58%) SLA
2 4 (0.74%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.74%) QA
3 3 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.55%) PMO
4 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 242 (44.65%) Active Directory
2 73 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (6.46%) Hyper-V
4 28 (5.17%) XenApp
5 23 (4.24%) vSphere
6 21 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (3.69%) Docker
7 20 (3.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.66%) BitLocker
9 9 (1.66%) DFS Replication
10 7 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (1.29%) XenDesktop
11 6 (1.11%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.74%) Firmware
13 4 (0.74%) vCloud
14 3 (0.55%) KVM
14 3 (0.55%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.37%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 112 (20.66%) SCCM
2 22 (4.06%) SCOM
3 21 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (3.69%) Puppet
5 18 (3.32%) Ansible
6 15 (2.77%) WSUS
7 11 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
8 10 (1.85%) vCenter Server
9 9 (1.66%) AirWatch
9 9 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
10 7 (1.29%) Nagios
10 7 (1.29%) Terraform
11 6 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.92%) Kubernetes
12 5 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 4 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.74%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.74%) PowerCLI
13 4 (0.74%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 175 (32.29%) Microsoft
2 166 (30.63%) VMware
3 61 (11.25%) Citrix
4 51 (9.41%) Cisco
5 35 (6.46%) HP
6 26 (4.80%) NetApp
7 23 (4.24%) Oracle
8 22 (4.06%) Apple
8 22 (4.06%) Dell
9 21 (3.87%) Symantec
10 13 (2.40%) Red Hat
11 12 (2.21%) Atlassian
12 11 (2.03%) Altiris
12 11 (2.03%) Veeam
13 9 (1.66%) Sophos
14 8 (1.48%) EMC
15 7 (1.29%) IBM
15 7 (1.29%) ServiceNow
16 6 (1.11%) Bloomberg
16 6 (1.11%) SAP