The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Support Analyst
Rank 602 580 597
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Analyst 10 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.011% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.012% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate
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£363 £215 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.60% -40.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £290 -
% change year-on-year
-37.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - -

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 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 19 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 10 £363 +107.14% 4
North West - 3 - -
South East - 3 - - 1
London +13 2 £363 +107.14% 2
Manchester - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £180 -
Basingstoke - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Windows Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (72.22%) Windows 7
4 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (38.89%) VMware
6 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (33.33%) Citrix
6 6 (33.33%) SAN
6 6 (33.33%) MS Office
7 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
7 5 (27.78%) IIS
7 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
7 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (22.22%) SCCM
8 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
8 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
9 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 3 (16.67%) Cisco
9 3 (16.67%) COM+
9 3 (16.67%) EMC
9 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (16.67%) Windows Vista
9 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (16.67%) XenApp
10 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (11.11%) vSphere
10 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (11.11%) UAG

Windows Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (27.78%) IIS
1 5 (27.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (72.22%) Windows 7
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.56%) Linux
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (5.56%) CentOS
7 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) WAN Optimisation
1 2 (11.11%) Software Deployment
2 1 (5.56%) Service Management
2 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 2 (11.11%) VBScript
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) XenApp
3 2 (11.11%) vSphere
3 2 (11.11%) UAG
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Server
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.56%) XenServer
4 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
3 1 (5.56%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) VMware
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco
3 3 (16.67%) EMC
4 2 (11.11%) F5
4 2 (11.11%) Splunk
4 2 (11.11%) Lumension
4 2 (11.11%) Riverbed
4 2 (11.11%) AppSense
4 2 (11.11%) CA
4 2 (11.11%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) HP
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