The median contractor rate for a Windows Technical Consultant was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Technical Consultant
UK
Rank 590 637 610
Rank change year-on-year +47 -27  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Technical Consultant 3 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.013% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.007% 0.014% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Median daily rate £450 £350 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -33.96%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £345 £413
% change year-on-year +23.18% -16.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
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 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £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 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Windows Technical Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Windows Technical Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Technical Consultant in the UK

Windows Technical Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Technical Consultant.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Technical Consultant in the UK

Windows Technical Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Technical Consultant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Technical Consultant in the UK

Windows Technical Consultant
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Technical Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 +26 3 £450 +28.57% 2
London +35 2 £481 -0.77% 2
East of England -4 1 £425 +27.81%
City of London - 1 £513 - 1
Colchester - 1 £425 -
Essex - 1 £425 -

Windows Technical Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Windows Technical Consultant 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 Technical Consultant in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) IIS
3 3 (33.33%) SLA
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) SCCM
4 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) Becrypt
5 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (11.11%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) Clustering
5 1 (11.11%) Retail
5 1 (11.11%) MCTS
5 1 (11.11%) MCITP
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) WSUS
5 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Office 365
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification

Windows Technical Consultant 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 3 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) MCTS
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Becrypt
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) VMware