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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Support Analyst
UK
Rank 571 583 516
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -67
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Analyst 29 35 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.069% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.073% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 48
Median daily rate £175 £225 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £140 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £301 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £238 £159
% change year-on-year
+36.84% +49.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 14
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.90 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
- -22.35%

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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 26 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 18 January 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 +18 28 £175 -22.22% 14
London +4 14 £175 -17.64% 4
East of England +3 6 - - 1
Essex 0 5 - -
North West +20 3 £325 +14.03% 1
Colchester +3 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £325 - 1
North East - 3 £325 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £325 - 1
Manchester +16 2 - -
City of London -12 2 £205 +2.50% 2
Harlow - 2 - -
Beckenham - 2 - -
Scotland +24 1 £135 +35.00%
South East +20 1 - - 3
Surrey +20 1 - - 1
Luton +9 1 - -
Bedfordshire +5 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £135 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
East Kilbride - 1 £135 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 £325 -
Northampton - 1 - - 1
Farnham - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £325 -

Windows Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 45 (59.21%) Windows 7
4 40 (52.63%) Microsoft
5 33 (43.42%) MS Office
6 25 (32.89%) MS Excel
6 25 (32.89%) Citrix
7 24 (31.58%) Windows 8
8 18 (23.68%) ITIL
9 17 (22.37%) Incident Management
10 14 (18.42%) Windows 10
11 11 (14.47%) Windows Server
12 10 (13.16%) MS Exchange
13 9 (11.84%) Windows XP
14 8 (10.53%) Law
14 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (9.21%) VMware
15 7 (9.21%) Linux
16 6 (7.89%) MCP
16 6 (7.89%) Unix
16 6 (7.89%) TCP/IP
16 6 (7.89%) Blackberry
16 6 (7.89%) Service Management
16 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
16 6 (7.89%) SCCM
17 5 (6.58%) Smartphone
17 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
17 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
17 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
17 5 (6.58%) Windows 2000

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 10 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.26%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.95%) CMS
4 2 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.63%) IIS
5 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 33 (43.42%) MS Office
2 25 (32.89%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.95%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) IaaS
1 4 (5.26%) Office 365
1 4 (5.26%) PaaS
1 4 (5.26%) SaaS
2 1 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.89%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.95%) DHCP
2 3 (3.95%) DNS
2 3 (3.95%) LAN
2 3 (3.95%) NAS
2 3 (3.95%) Unified Communications
2 3 (3.95%) VoIP
3 2 (2.63%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.63%) iSCSI
3 2 (2.63%) Network Security
3 2 (2.63%) WAN
4 1 (1.32%) Firewall
4 1 (1.32%) SAN
4 1 (1.32%) SMS
4 1 (1.32%) VPN
4 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.95%) MySQL
1 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.32%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.32%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) JIRA
1 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (10.53%) Law
2 4 (5.26%) Legal
3 3 (3.95%) Finance
3 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.63%) Automotive
4 2 (2.63%) German Language
4 2 (2.63%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Advertising
5 1 (1.32%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.32%) Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) .NET
1 1 (1.32%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.32%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.32%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.58%) Smartphone
3 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Life Science
4 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.32%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Tandem
5 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (59.21%) Windows 7
3 24 (31.58%) Windows 8
4 14 (18.42%) Windows 10
5 11 (14.47%) Windows Server
6 9 (11.84%) Windows XP
7 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (9.21%) Linux
9 6 (7.89%) Unix
10 5 (6.58%) Windows 2000
10 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (5.26%) AIX
11 4 (5.26%) Android
11 4 (5.26%) Mac OS X
12 2 (2.63%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.63%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.68%) ITIL
2 17 (22.37%) Incident Management
3 6 (7.89%) Service Management
4 4 (5.26%) Open Source
4 4 (5.26%) Release Management
4 4 (5.26%) Software Deployment
5 3 (3.95%) Data Migration
5 3 (3.95%) ITIL V3
5 3 (3.95%) Migration
6 2 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.63%) B2C
6 2 (2.63%) Change Management
6 2 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.63%) Data Management
6 2 (2.63%) Data Protection
6 2 (2.63%) ITSM
6 2 (2.63%) Performance Management
6 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.63%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.63%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.26%) SQL
2 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) MCP
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.63%) MCSA
3 2 (2.63%) MOS
3 2 (2.63%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.32%) MCITP
4 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.26%) SLA
2 2 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.32%) HL7
System Software
1 52 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.32%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.32%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.32%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.32%) NetApp OnCommand
2 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.32%) Terraform
2 1 (1.32%) vMotion
Vendors
1 40 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 25 (32.89%) Citrix
3 7 (9.21%) VMware
4 4 (5.26%) Cisco
5 3 (3.95%) Avaya
5 3 (3.95%) iManage
5 3 (3.95%) Intel Security
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle
6 2 (2.63%) Apple
6 2 (2.63%) Dell
6 2 (2.63%) Wyse
7 1 (1.32%) Adobe
7 1 (1.32%) Lotus
7 1 (1.32%) Mitel
7 1 (1.32%) NetApp
7 1 (1.32%) Samsung
7 1 (1.32%) SAP
7 1 (1.32%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.32%) Sophos
7 1 (1.32%) Symantec