The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Windows Support Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Support Analyst
Rank 580 569 563
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Analyst 67 67 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 45 35
Median daily rate £200 £195 £164
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +19.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £100 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £442 £326
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £198 £135
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +46.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 16 15
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.49% +28.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £23.50 £24.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £12.09
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +34.46%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Windows Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Windows Support Analyst in the job title.

Windows Support Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Support Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Support Analyst within the UK.

Windows Support Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Support Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

Windows Support Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Support Analyst within the UK.

Windows Support Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

Windows Support Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Support Analyst
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 Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
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statistics and trends)
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 -18 64 £200 - 11
London -21 23 £175 -9.09% 5
East of England +20 15 £244 -30.35%
Essex +15 12 - -
South East -1 12 £200 -36.00% 1
Colchester - 12 - -
Oxford +12 5 £200 -
Oxfordshire +10 5 £200 -
Yorkshire +1 5 £195 +95.00% 2
North Yorkshire - 5 £195 - 1
North West -6 4 £135 -40.00% 1
East Sussex - 4 £500 -
Brighton - 4 £500 -
West Midlands -11 3 £330 +46.66% 1
York - 3 £100 - 1
City of London +34 2 £255 +27.50% 2
Hertfordshire +7 2 £163 -53.57%
Birmingham 0 2 - -
Hampshire 0 2 £238 -23.84%
Scotland -17 2 £233 -17.33%
Watford - 2 £163 -
Harrogate - 2 £290 -
Manchester - 2 £225 -
Lancashire - 2 £123 -
South West -1 1 £238 +137.50% 1
Edinburgh -12 1 £350 -
Lanarkshire - 1 £115 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £108 -
North East - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £238 -

Windows Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, Windows Support Analyst 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 Support Analyst in the job title.

1 107 (100.00%) Windows
2 78 (72.90%) Active Directory
3 57 (53.27%) Windows 7
4 53 (49.53%) Microsoft
5 52 (48.60%) Windows Server
6 49 (45.79%) Citrix
7 48 (44.86%) MS Office
8 38 (35.51%) Windows 8
9 33 (30.84%) MS Excel
10 27 (25.23%) VMware
11 26 (24.30%) ITIL
12 22 (20.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (18.69%) Finance
14 19 (17.76%) MS Exchange
15 18 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (16.82%) SQL
16 17 (15.89%) Windows XP
16 17 (15.89%) Incident Management
16 17 (15.89%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (14.02%) SCCM
18 12 (11.21%) SharePoint
18 12 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2010
19 10 (9.35%) Office 365
19 10 (9.35%) Law
19 10 (9.35%) iManage
20 9 (8.41%) Skype for Business
21 8 (7.48%) PowerShell
22 7 (6.54%) XenApp
22 7 (6.54%) Root Cause Analysis

Windows Support Analyst 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 19 (17.76%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.21%) SharePoint
3 10 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (8.41%) Skype for Business
5 6 (5.61%) WordPress
6 5 (4.67%) IIS
7 4 (3.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 48 (44.86%) MS Office
2 33 (30.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.67%) Internet
1 5 (4.67%) Intranet
2 4 (3.74%) DNS
2 4 (3.74%) SAN
2 4 (3.74%) TCP/IP
3 3 (2.80%) Firewall
3 3 (2.80%) LAN
3 3 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (2.80%) WAN
4 2 (1.87%) DHCP
4 2 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.93%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.93%) H.323
5 1 (0.93%) ISDN
5 1 (0.93%) PABX
5 1 (0.93%) VoIP
5 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.87%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.93%) DB2
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MSI
1 1 (0.93%) WiX
General
1 20 (18.69%) Finance
2 10 (9.35%) Law
3 4 (3.74%) Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Front Office
4 3 (2.80%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Legal
5 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) .NET
1 1 (0.93%) CSS
1 1 (0.93%) CSS3
1 1 (0.93%) HTML
1 1 (0.93%) HTML5
1 1 (0.93%) Java EE
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Basis
1 1 (0.93%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.74%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.80%) Clustering
2 3 (2.80%) NHS
3 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.87%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.87%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.93%) EPoS
4 1 (0.93%) iPad
4 1 (0.93%) iPhone
4 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.93%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 107 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (53.27%) Windows 7
3 52 (48.60%) Windows Server
4 38 (35.51%) Windows 8
5 22 (20.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (15.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (15.89%) Windows XP
7 12 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (6.54%) Linux
9 6 (5.61%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.87%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.93%) Android
11 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.93%) Unix
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.30%) ITIL
2 17 (15.89%) Incident Management
3 7 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (6.54%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (2.80%) Asset Management
4 3 (2.80%) Problem Management
4 3 (2.80%) Service Management
5 2 (1.87%) Migration
5 2 (1.87%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (1.87%) Service Delivery
5 2 (1.87%) Software Deployment
5 2 (1.87%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (0.93%) Business Continuity
6 1 (0.93%) Configuration Management
6 1 (0.93%) Fault Analysis
6 1 (0.93%) ITSM
6 1 (0.93%) Office Automation
6 1 (0.93%) Software Delivery
6 1 (0.93%) Validation
6 1 (0.93%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.82%) SQL
2 8 (7.48%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.93%) Java
3 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.93%) Perl
3 1 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.80%) MCP
3 2 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (1.87%) MCSA
3 2 (1.87%) MCSE
3 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.93%) CCNA
4 1 (0.93%) CCNP
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.93%) MCITP
4 1 (0.93%) MOS
4 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) SLA
2 2 (1.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 78 (72.90%) Active Directory
2 18 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.54%) XenApp
4 3 (2.80%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.80%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.80%) vSphere
5 2 (1.87%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (14.02%) SCCM
2 5 (4.67%) SCOM
3 3 (2.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.87%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.93%) DameWare
5 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.93%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (49.53%) Microsoft
2 49 (45.79%) Citrix
3 27 (25.23%) VMware
4 10 (9.35%) iManage
5 6 (5.61%) Oracle
6 4 (3.74%) Cisco
6 4 (3.74%) Sybase
6 4 (3.74%) Symantec
7 3 (2.80%) Apple
7 3 (2.80%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.87%) Avaya
8 2 (1.87%) Bloomberg
8 2 (1.87%) HP
8 2 (1.87%) Mitel
9 1 (0.93%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.93%) Dell
9 1 (0.93%) Google
9 1 (0.93%) Lotus
9 1 (0.93%) NetApp
9 1 (0.93%) Sophos