The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 357 330 236
Rank change year-on-year -27 -94  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 250 355 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.56% 0.66% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.70% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 218 329
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £169 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £325 £260
% change year-on-year -11.53% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 53
Median hourly rate £16.13 £14.75 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.32% -12.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £11.78 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £43.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £14.75 £16.91
% change year-on-year +3.38% -12.78%  

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 42396 50841 53044
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.72% 95.01% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27423 33145 32578
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 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1321 1475 2126
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 £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.57 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.54% +9.37%  

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 May 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 22 May 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 May 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 -20 238 £350 - 69
London -8 135 £388 +6.16% 36
South East 0 41 £213 -39.28% 9
South West +3 16 £225 -30.76% 6
City of London -13 14 £400 +17.64% 7
East Midlands -5 13 £313 -0.79% 1
Surrey +1 11 £134 -68.52% 2
East of England +6 10 £160 -50.76% 7
Yorkshire +4 9 £388 +3.33% 6
Hampshire +18 8 £175 -41.17% 1
Scotland +18 7 £288 -17.85% 2
Bournemouth +17 7 £110 -62.06%
Dorset +17 7 £110 -66.15% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 7 £193 - 3
North West +25 6 £300 -16.66% 4
Berkshire +14 6 £300 -14.28% 2
Leeds +8 6 £388 -3.12% 3
Cambridge +8 6 £275 - 3
West Yorkshire +6 6 £388 -3.12% 5
Nottingham +10 5 £225 - 1
West Midlands +10 5 £288 -8.00%
South Wales +9 5 £363 +3.57%
Wales +6 5 £363 +3.57%
Nottinghamshire +3 5 £225 -35.71% 1
Bristol +1 5 £200 -33.33% 2
Buckinghamshire -7 5 £450 +9.09%
Reading +14 4 £300 -29.41%
Glasgow +7 4 £500 - 1
Kent +7 4 £338 -14.28% 1
Cardiff - 4 £425 -

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 532 (100.00%) Windows
2 246 (46.24%) Active Directory
3 198 (37.22%) Windows Server
4 167 (31.39%) PowerShell
5 165 (31.02%) Microsoft
6 146 (27.44%) VMware
7 137 (25.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 117 (21.99%) Windows 10
9 113 (21.24%) Windows 7
10 112 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
11 101 (18.98%) SCCM
12 100 (18.80%) Migration
13 90 (16.92%) DevOps
14 86 (16.17%) Finance
15 79 (14.85%) Linux
16 72 (13.53%) Microsoft Office
16 72 (13.53%) DNS
17 70 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
18 62 (11.65%) Office 365
19 59 (11.09%) ITIL
20 57 (10.71%) Citrix
20 57 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
21 56 (10.53%) MS Exchange
21 56 (10.53%) Firewall
22 55 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
23 54 (10.15%) Windows Server 2003
24 53 (9.96%) SQL Server
24 53 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
25 51 (9.59%) Security Cleared
26 50 (9.40%) IIS

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 56 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 50 (9.40%) IIS
3 27 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (2.44%) Tomcat
7 11 (2.07%) Skype for Business
7 11 (2.07%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.88%) SharePoint
9 9 (1.69%) Confluence
10 8 (1.50%) JBoss
10 8 (1.50%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.13%) Apache
11 6 (1.13%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.38%) nginx
14 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.19%) CloudStack
Applications
1 72 (13.53%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.38%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.38%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.38%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.38%) SketchUp
3 2 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.19%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 62 (11.65%) Office 365
2 57 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.13%) IaaS
6 4 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.75%) Datadog
6 4 (0.75%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.75%) SaaS
6 4 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.56%) GitHub
7 3 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.56%) Google Compute Engine
7 3 (0.56%) Trello
8 2 (0.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.38%) G Suite
8 2 (0.38%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (13.53%) DNS
2 56 (10.53%) Firewall
3 44 (8.27%) TCP/IP
4 35 (6.58%) SAN
5 34 (6.39%) DHCP
6 30 (5.64%) LAN
7 27 (5.08%) WAN
8 21 (3.95%) VPN
9 16 (3.01%) NAS
9 16 (3.01%) SSL
10 14 (2.63%) Unified Communications
11 9 (1.69%) Internet
11 9 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
12 7 (1.32%) HTTP
12 7 (1.32%) Skype
13 6 (1.13%) LDAP
13 6 (1.13%) NetScaler
13 6 (1.13%) VoIP
13 6 (1.13%) Wireless
14 5 (0.94%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (1.50%) MySQL
4 7 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.13%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.13%) Redis
6 3 (0.56%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.38%) Big Data
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.38%) Riak
7 2 (0.38%) SQLite
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.19%) DB2
8 1 (0.19%) DB2 UDB
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 37 (6.95%) Octopus Deploy
1 37 (6.95%) TeamCity
2 32 (6.02%) Jenkins
3 30 (5.64%) Git (software)
4 16 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (1.88%) MSBuild
7 9 (1.69%) GitLab
7 9 (1.69%) JIRA
8 8 (1.50%) MSI
8 8 (1.50%) Sonatype Nexus
9 6 (1.13%) Hudson
9 6 (1.13%) NuGet
10 4 (0.75%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.56%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.56%) Subversion
11 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.38%) Bitbucket
12 2 (0.38%) InstallShield
12 2 (0.38%) SpecFlow
General
1 86 (16.17%) Finance
2 41 (7.71%) Banking
3 10 (1.88%) Financial Institution
3 10 (1.88%) Retail
4 9 (1.69%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.32%) Back Office
7 6 (1.13%) Games
8 5 (0.94%) Law
8 5 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.75%) Advertising
9 4 (0.75%) Publishing
10 3 (0.56%) Legal
11 2 (0.38%) Automotive
11 2 (0.38%) Electronics
11 2 (0.38%) Marketing
11 2 (0.38%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.08%) .NET
2 13 (2.44%) Web Services
3 10 (1.88%) XML
4 9 (1.69%) JSON
5 8 (1.50%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (1.32%) HTML
6 7 (1.32%) Software Packaging
6 7 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
7 6 (1.13%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (1.13%) Hibernate
7 6 (1.13%) RESTful
7 6 (1.13%) Spring
8 5 (0.94%) Middleware
8 5 (0.94%) MSMQ
8 5 (0.94%) OAuth
8 5 (0.94%) WPF
9 4 (0.75%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.56%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.38%) CSS
11 2 (0.38%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.77%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.26%) Clustering
3 21 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.26%) Blackberry
5 10 (1.88%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.32%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (1.32%) iPad
6 7 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.94%) Driving Licence
7 5 (0.94%) EPoS
7 5 (0.94%) Hedge funds
7 5 (0.94%) PKI
8 4 (0.75%) iPhone
8 4 (0.75%) User Experience
9 3 (0.56%) EMC VNX
9 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.56%) NHS
9 3 (0.56%) Wiki
10 2 (0.38%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 532 (100.00%) Windows
2 198 (37.22%) Windows Server
3 137 (25.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 117 (21.99%) Windows 10
5 113 (21.24%) Windows 7
6 112 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (14.85%) Linux
8 54 (10.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 25 (4.70%) Unix
10 19 (3.57%) Windows 8
11 18 (3.38%) Windows XP
12 12 (2.26%) Mac OS X
13 11 (2.07%) CentOS
14 10 (1.88%) Android
15 7 (1.32%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.32%) SUSE
16 6 (1.13%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.94%) Solaris
18 3 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (18.80%) Migration
2 90 (16.92%) DevOps
3 59 (11.09%) ITIL
4 53 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (7.33%) Configuration Management
6 23 (4.32%) Data Migration
7 22 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (3.57%) Project Management
9 17 (3.20%) Change Management
9 17 (3.20%) High Availability
9 17 (3.20%) ITIL V3
10 16 (3.01%) Scrum
11 15 (2.82%) Data Loss Prevention
12 14 (2.63%) Desktop Virtualisation
13 13 (2.44%) Load Balancing
14 12 (2.26%) Problem Management
15 11 (2.07%) Asset Management
15 11 (2.07%) Continuous Delivery
15 11 (2.07%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 167 (31.39%) PowerShell
2 50 (9.40%) SQL
3 33 (6.20%) VBScript
4 26 (4.89%) C#
5 21 (3.95%) Java
6 18 (3.38%) Ruby
7 13 (2.44%) Python
8 10 (1.88%) VB
9 8 (1.50%) C
10 7 (1.32%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.32%) Perl
11 6 (1.13%) PHP
12 4 (0.75%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.56%) C++
13 3 (0.56%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.38%) VB6
15 1 (0.19%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.19%) Korn
15 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (9.59%) Security Cleared
2 34 (6.39%) SC Cleared
3 33 (6.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (3.95%) Degree
5 19 (3.57%) MCSE
6 14 (2.63%) MCSA
7 11 (2.07%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.07%) MCITP
7 11 (2.07%) MCP
8 6 (1.13%) DBS Check
8 6 (1.13%) MCTS
8 6 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.94%) CISSP
10 4 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (0.56%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.56%) GCIH
11 3 (0.56%) GIAC
12 2 (0.38%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.38%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.63%) SLA
2 7 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.56%) QA
5 2 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 246 (46.24%) Active Directory
2 70 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (7.71%) Hyper-V
4 31 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
4 31 (5.83%) XenApp
5 23 (4.32%) vSphere
6 14 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (2.26%) Docker
8 10 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (1.69%) BitLocker
9 9 (1.69%) XenDesktop
10 5 (0.94%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.75%) Firmware
11 4 (0.75%) KVM
11 4 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.38%) GPFS
12 2 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.38%) Xen
13 1 (0.19%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 101 (18.98%) SCCM
2 28 (5.26%) Puppet
3 27 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (3.76%) Ansible
5 16 (3.01%) Nagios
6 14 (2.63%) SCOM
6 14 (2.63%) WSUS
7 11 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (1.69%) vCenter Server
9 8 (1.50%) SCOrch
9 8 (1.50%) SCVMM
10 6 (1.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (0.94%) Dollar Universe
11 5 (0.94%) Kubernetes
11 5 (0.94%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (0.94%) Nessus
11 5 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (0.75%) Terraform
12 4 (0.75%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 165 (31.02%) Microsoft
2 146 (27.44%) VMware
3 57 (10.71%) Citrix
4 36 (6.77%) HP
5 34 (6.39%) Cisco
6 25 (4.70%) Apple
6 25 (4.70%) Symantec
7 21 (3.95%) NetApp
8 20 (3.76%) Oracle
9 19 (3.57%) Red Hat
10 15 (2.82%) Dell
11 9 (1.69%) Google
11 9 (1.69%) IBM
11 9 (1.69%) SolarWinds
12 8 (1.50%) Atlassian
13 7 (1.32%) EMC
13 7 (1.32%) LANDesk
13 7 (1.32%) Sophos
14 6 (1.13%) Altiris
14 6 (1.13%) McAfee
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
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Rate: £200 - £240 per day
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Rate: £130 - £150 Per Day Umbrella Company basis only
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Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: £140 - £160 per day
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Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 17 days ago