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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Support Analyst
Rank 598 622 544
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -78
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Analyst 59 39 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.068% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.072% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 20 51
Median daily rate £170 £191 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £140 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £425 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £325 £178
% change year-on-year
-60.00% +83.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 26
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -7.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+13.79% -12.12%

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
50649 54325 53290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33107 34727 32509
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1691 2060 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
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 +50 58 £183 -4.57% 15
East of England +20 18 £250 -
Essex +19 18 £250 -
Colchester +2 16 - -
London -20 13 £198 +3.94% 8
South East +26 11 £105 -72.00% 2
Yorkshire +13 5 £110 -60.00% 4
South West - 5 £200 -
Hampshire - 4 £338 -
North West +18 3 £338 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £105 -
Manchester - 3 £338 -
Somerset - 3 £200 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £115 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £105 -
Southampton - 3 - -
West Midlands -22 2 £123 -
Chelmsford - 2 £250 -
Surrey - 2 £195 -
York - 2 £113 - 1
Leeds - 2 £110 - 2
West Yorkshire - 2 £110 - 2
Bath - 2 £200 -
City of London +6 1 £135 -68.23% 2
Paddington - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £220 -
Kettering - 1 £130 -
Henley-on-Thames - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Taunton - 1 £280 -

Windows Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (66.12%) Active Directory
3 75 (61.98%) Windows 7
4 60 (49.59%) Microsoft
4 60 (49.59%) MS Office
5 44 (36.36%) Windows 8
6 43 (35.54%) Citrix
7 42 (34.71%) MS Excel
8 35 (28.93%) Windows Server
9 31 (25.62%) Incident Management
10 30 (24.79%) ITIL
11 22 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (15.70%) MS Exchange
13 16 (13.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (10.74%) Windows 10
14 13 (10.74%) Finance
14 13 (10.74%) VMware
14 13 (10.74%) Windows XP
14 13 (10.74%) SQL
15 11 (9.09%) Office 365
15 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (8.26%) TCP/IP
17 9 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
17 9 (7.44%) SCCM
18 8 (6.61%) Smartphone
18 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
19 7 (5.79%) Law
19 7 (5.79%) MCP
19 7 (5.79%) WAN
19 7 (5.79%) LAN

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 (15.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.48%) CMS
2 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (2.48%) IIS
2 3 (2.48%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.65%) WordPress
4 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 60 (49.59%) MS Office
2 42 (34.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) RMDS
1 1 (0.83%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.83%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.26%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.79%) LAN
2 7 (5.79%) WAN
3 6 (4.96%) SAN
4 4 (3.31%) DHCP
4 4 (3.31%) Internet
4 4 (3.31%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (3.31%) VPN
5 3 (2.48%) Firewall
5 3 (2.48%) Network Security
6 2 (1.65%) DNS
6 2 (1.65%) DSL
7 1 (0.83%) Intranet
7 1 (0.83%) LDAP
7 1 (0.83%) NAS
7 1 (0.83%) Skype
7 1 (0.83%) SMS
7 1 (0.83%) VoIP
7 1 (0.83%) Wireless
7 1 (0.83%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.83%) DB2
3 1 (0.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MSI
1 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (10.74%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Law
3 3 (2.48%) Automotive
3 3 (2.48%) Banking
3 3 (2.48%) German Language
3 3 (2.48%) Retail
4 1 (0.83%) Back Office
4 1 (0.83%) Front Office
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.83%) Marketing
4 1 (0.83%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.83%) .NET
1 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
1 1 (0.83%) CSS
1 1 (0.83%) CSS3
1 1 (0.83%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (0.83%) HTML
1 1 (0.83%) HTML5
1 1 (0.83%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (0.83%) Java EE
1 1 (0.83%) Rendezvous
1 1 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.61%) Smartphone
2 6 (4.96%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.13%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.65%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.65%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.65%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.83%) Clustering
5 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.83%) HP Storage
5 1 (0.83%) NHS
5 1 (0.83%) SCADA
5 1 (0.83%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.83%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (61.98%) Windows 7
3 44 (36.36%) Windows 8
4 35 (28.93%) Windows Server
5 22 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (13.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (10.74%) Windows 10
7 13 (10.74%) Windows XP
8 11 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (4.96%) Linux
10 5 (4.13%) Mac OS X
11 4 (3.31%) Unix
12 3 (2.48%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.65%) Android
13 2 (1.65%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.83%) Solaris
14 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (25.62%) Incident Management
2 30 (24.79%) ITIL
3 4 (3.31%) Migration
3 4 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (2.48%) B2C
4 3 (2.48%) Data Analysis
4 3 (2.48%) Data Migration
4 3 (2.48%) Email Filtering
4 3 (2.48%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (2.48%) Service Management
4 3 (2.48%) Software Deployment
4 3 (2.48%) Web Filtering
5 2 (1.65%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (1.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (1.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (1.65%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (1.65%) Problem Management
5 2 (1.65%) Release Management
5 2 (1.65%) Security Patching
5 2 (1.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.74%) SQL
2 2 (1.65%) Java
2 2 (1.65%) Perl
3 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.83%) PHP
3 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.83%) Python
3 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.79%) MCP
3 4 (3.31%) CCNA
3 4 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.48%) MCSE
5 1 (0.83%) CCA
5 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.83%) MCITP
5 1 (0.83%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.83%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.83%) HL7
System Software
1 80 (66.12%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.48%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.48%) vSphere
5 2 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.83%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.83%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.83%) UAG
6 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.83%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (7.44%) SCCM
2 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.83%) NetApp OnCommand
2 1 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.83%) Terraform
2 1 (0.83%) vMotion
Vendors
1 60 (49.59%) Microsoft
2 43 (35.54%) Citrix
3 13 (10.74%) VMware
4 7 (5.79%) iManage
5 5 (4.13%) Apple
5 5 (4.13%) Oracle
6 4 (3.31%) Avaya
6 4 (3.31%) Cisco
6 4 (3.31%) Sophos
6 4 (3.31%) Sybase
7 3 (2.48%) Intel Security
7 3 (2.48%) Mitel
7 3 (2.48%) Samsung
8 2 (1.65%) Wyse
9 1 (0.83%) Adobe
9 1 (0.83%) AppSense
9 1 (0.83%) arcserve
9 1 (0.83%) IBM
9 1 (0.83%) Sun
9 1 (0.83%) TIBCO