The first table below looks at the demand for the Windows Support Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Support Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 15 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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.

Location
3 months to
15 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Support Analyst
Rank 589 514 567
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Analyst 8 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.058% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.063% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 22 4
Average daily rate £383 £318 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.47% +28.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £300 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £523 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £280 £315
% change year-on-year
+36.60% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +140.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52312 44522 56141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.24% 92.52% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 31727 25522 30906
Average daily rate £393 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2086 2215 2625
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -8.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.63
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.82%

Windows Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Support Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 15 April 2014.

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
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 15 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -98 6 £245 -22.83% 4
London -56 3 - - 3
South Wales -12 2 £400 -
Cardiff -14 2 £400 -
Wales -15 2 £400 -
South East -14 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £365 -
West Midlands - - - -
Essex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Harrogate - - - -

Windows Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows Support Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Windows Support Analyst in their job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) MS Office
3 6 (46.15%) Finance
3 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
4 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
5 4 (30.77%) SLA
5 4 (30.77%) SCCM
5 4 (30.77%) ITSM
5 4 (30.77%) Local Government
5 4 (30.77%) Service Management
6 3 (23.08%) IIS
7 2 (15.38%) IBM
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
7 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
7 2 (15.38%) OS/400
7 2 (15.38%) DNS
7 2 (15.38%) DB2
7 2 (15.38%) COBOL
7 2 (15.38%) RPG
7 2 (15.38%) SQL
7 2 (15.38%) ITIL
7 2 (15.38%) UNIX
7 2 (15.38%) AIX
7 2 (15.38%) VMware

Windows Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows Support Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Windows Support Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (23.08%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) DB2
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Local Government
3 2 (15.38%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
1 2 (15.38%) iSeries
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows XP
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) OS/400
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX
4 2 (15.38%) AIX
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITSM
1 4 (30.77%) Service Management
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
1 2 (15.38%) COBOL
1 2 (15.38%) RPG
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.69%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
2 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Citrix
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp