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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Support Analyst
Rank 587 527 516
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Analyst 41 82 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 50 23
Average daily rate £225 £190 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £100 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £450 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £175 £150
% change year-on-year
+50.00% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 27
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.87 £14.50 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £29.75 £28.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +21.62%

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -52 38 £225 +16.88% 22
London -14 23 £193 -16.30% 11
East of England 0 7 £244 +39.28% 1
Essex +3 5 £225 - 1
Colchester +3 4 - - 1
South East -6 4 £210 -7.18% 4
Scotland -7 3 £343 +256.77%
Hampshire +7 2 £221 -2.20%
Yorkshire -15 2 £295 +2.60% 3
Edinburgh - 2 £359 -
City of London +47 1 £200 +21.21% 5
Southampton +13 1 £135 -56.80%
Berkshire +4 1 £210 - 2
Hammersmith +1 1 £150 -
Wimbledon -2 1 - -
Surrey -7 1 - -
South Yorkshire -12 1 £250 -
West Midlands -13 1 - - 1
Manchester -17 1 £285 - 1
North West -21 1 £285 +185.00% 1
Coventry - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £100 -
Airdrie - 1 £100 -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £263 -
Croydon - 1 £140 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £340 - 1
Paddington - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £210 - 1

Windows Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (75.58%) Active Directory
3 49 (56.98%) Windows 7
4 34 (39.53%) Citrix
5 33 (38.37%) Microsoft
6 31 (36.05%) Windows Server
7 29 (33.72%) MS Office
8 26 (30.23%) VMware
9 23 (26.74%) Windows 8
10 22 (25.58%) ITIL
11 17 (19.77%) SCCM
12 16 (18.60%) MS Excel
13 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (13.95%) Incident Management
15 11 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (12.79%) Finance
15 11 (12.79%) MS Exchange
16 10 (11.63%) Law
17 9 (10.47%) Windows XP
17 9 (10.47%) Linux
17 9 (10.47%) Skype for Business
18 8 (9.30%) PowerShell
18 8 (9.30%) XenApp
19 7 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2010
19 7 (8.14%) Unix
19 7 (8.14%) Cisco
19 7 (8.14%) NetApp
20 6 (6.98%) Blackberry
20 6 (6.98%) SQL

Windows Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 11 (12.79%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.47%) Skype for Business
3 7 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.33%) IIS
6 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.16%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.16%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (33.72%) MS Office
2 16 (18.60%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.16%) PTC Creo
3 1 (1.16%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.81%) Internet
2 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.49%) DNS
3 3 (3.49%) Firewall
4 2 (2.33%) DHCP
4 2 (2.33%) LAN
4 2 (2.33%) SAN
4 2 (2.33%) VPN
4 2 (2.33%) WAN
5 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.16%) H.323
5 1 (1.16%) Intranet
5 1 (1.16%) ISDN
5 1 (1.16%) PABX
5 1 (1.16%) SSL
5 1 (1.16%) VoIP
5 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) MSI
1 1 (1.16%) WiX
General
1 11 (12.79%) Finance
2 10 (11.63%) Law
3 5 (5.81%) Legal
4 4 (4.65%) Banking
5 3 (3.49%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.33%) Front Office
7 1 (1.16%) Advertising
7 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.16%) Retail
7 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) .NET
1 1 (1.16%) FIX Protocol
1 1 (1.16%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Basis
1 1 (1.16%) WCF
1 1 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Blackberry
1 6 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.65%) NHS
3 3 (3.49%) iPhone
4 2 (2.33%) Clustering
4 2 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.16%) iPad
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.16%) PKI
5 1 (1.16%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.16%) Replication
5 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.16%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (56.98%) Windows 7
3 31 (36.05%) Windows Server
4 23 (26.74%) Windows 8
5 14 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (12.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (10.47%) Linux
7 9 (10.47%) Windows XP
8 7 (8.14%) Unix
9 4 (4.65%) Mac OS X
9 4 (4.65%) Windows 10
9 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.33%) Android
10 2 (2.33%) Solaris
11 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.16%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.58%) ITIL
2 12 (13.95%) Incident Management
3 6 (6.98%) Data Centre Operations
4 5 (5.81%) Process Management
5 4 (4.65%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.49%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.49%) Service Management
7 2 (2.33%) Investment Management
7 2 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.16%) Algorithmic Trading
8 1 (1.16%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.16%) Change Control
8 1 (1.16%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.16%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (1.16%) Patch Management
8 1 (1.16%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.16%) Process Improvement
8 1 (1.16%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.30%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.98%) SQL
3 3 (3.49%) C
4 2 (2.33%) Perl
4 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.65%) MOS
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.33%) MCP
3 2 (2.33%) MCSA
4 1 (1.16%) CCNA
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.16%) Degree
4 1 (1.16%) MCITP
4 1 (1.16%) MCSE
4 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 65 (75.58%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.30%) XenApp
4 3 (3.49%) vSphere
4 3 (3.49%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.33%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.16%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (19.77%) SCCM
2 4 (4.65%) SCOM
3 3 (3.49%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.33%) DameWare
4 2 (2.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.16%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (1.16%) OpenView
5 1 (1.16%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.16%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (39.53%) Citrix
2 33 (38.37%) Microsoft
3 26 (30.23%) VMware
4 7 (8.14%) Cisco
4 7 (8.14%) NetApp
5 5 (5.81%) HP
5 5 (5.81%) Oracle
6 4 (4.65%) iManage
6 4 (4.65%) Symantec
7 3 (3.49%) Apple
7 3 (3.49%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.49%) Remedy
8 2 (2.33%) Avaya
8 2 (2.33%) Bloomberg
8 2 (2.33%) Dell
8 2 (2.33%) IBM
8 2 (2.33%) Lotus
8 2 (2.33%) Sun
9 1 (1.16%) Adobe
9 1 (1.16%) Wyse
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