The first table below looks at the demand for the Windows Support Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 560 516 572
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +56
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 27 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.059% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.063% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 3
Average daily rate £250 £325 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +85.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £133 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £375 £285
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £170 £175
% change year-on-year
+91.17% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +46.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £11.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+117.39% -11.53%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
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 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

Windows Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Windows Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Support Engineer within the UK.

Windows Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Support Engineer within the UK.

Windows Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Support Engineer
Top 25 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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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 -87 27 £250 -23.07% 6
South East -8 11 £400 +164.46% 2
Berkshire -2 8 £425 +71.71% 2
Reading 0 5 £400 +61.61% 1
North West -14 3 £200 -
Manchester -12 2 £200 -
London -36 2 £235 -37.33% 2
East of England - 2 £225 - 1
Hampshire +5 1 - -
Colchester - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £400 -
Wales - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Windsor - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1

Windows Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows Support Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (67.86%) Windows 7
3 20 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
4 19 (33.93%) Active Directory
5 14 (25.00%) Citrix
5 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (23.21%) VMware
6 13 (23.21%) Windows 8
7 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
9 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
9 10 (17.86%) ITIL
10 9 (16.07%) HP
11 8 (14.29%) WMI
11 8 (14.29%) Service Management
11 8 (14.29%) SLA
11 8 (14.29%) Terminal Services
11 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
12 7 (12.50%) MCSE
12 7 (12.50%) MCP
12 7 (12.50%) UNIX
12 7 (12.50%) Linux
12 7 (12.50%) Red Hat
12 7 (12.50%) Finance
12 7 (12.50%) Migration
13 6 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (10.71%) MS Office

Windows Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows Support Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.36%) IIS
2 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.79%) Documentum
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Office
2 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.79%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.79%) InDesign
3 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.93%) DNS
2 3 (5.36%) DHCP
3 2 (3.57%) LAN
3 2 (3.57%) WAN
3 2 (3.57%) SAN
4 1 (1.79%) SMS
4 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.79%) VPN
4 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.79%) Wireless
4 1 (1.79%) Firewall
4 1 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Front Office
2 4 (7.14%) Back Office
3 2 (3.57%) Local Government
3 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Statistics
1 5 (8.93%) Thin Client
1 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
1 5 (8.93%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.36%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.57%) iPad
4 1 (1.79%) iPhone
4 1 (1.79%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (67.86%) Windows 7
3 20 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (23.21%) Windows 8
5 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (12.50%) UNIX
6 7 (12.50%) Linux
7 6 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (10.71%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.57%) Solaris
8 2 (3.57%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.79%) VMS
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.79%) Debian
9 1 (1.79%) Android
9 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) ITIL
2 8 (14.29%) Service Management
3 7 (12.50%) Migration
4 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Incident Management
5 5 (8.93%) Service Delivery
5 5 (8.93%) ITSM
6 4 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (7.14%) Workflow
7 3 (5.36%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (5.36%) Time Management
8 2 (3.57%) Change Management
9 1 (1.79%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.79%) ERP
9 1 (1.79%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Architecture
9 1 (1.79%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.79%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.79%) Identity Management
9 1 (1.79%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.36%) Perl
3 2 (3.57%) Bourne shell
3 2 (3.57%) Korn
3 2 (3.57%) C
3 2 (3.57%) SQL
3 2 (3.57%) VB
4 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
3 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
4 7 (12.50%) MCSE
4 7 (12.50%) MCP
5 4 (7.14%) CCA
5 4 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (5.36%) RHCE
7 2 (3.57%) Degree
8 1 (1.79%) CCNA
8 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (33.93%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.29%) Terminal Services
4 5 (8.93%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.14%) XenApp
6 2 (3.57%) vSphere
6 2 (3.57%) NFS
6 2 (3.57%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.79%) XenServer
7 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.79%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) WMI
2 5 (8.93%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.57%) SCCM
3 2 (3.57%) SCOM
4 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.79%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.79%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 19 (33.93%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.00%) Citrix
3 13 (23.21%) VMware
4 9 (16.07%) HP
5 7 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 5 (8.93%) Veritas
7 3 (5.36%) Apple
7 3 (5.36%) Altiris
7 3 (5.36%) McAfee
8 2 (3.57%) F5
8 2 (3.57%) EMC
9 1 (1.79%) Dell
9 1 (1.79%) Cisco
9 1 (1.79%) Adobe
9 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.79%) Websense
9 1 (1.79%) Oracle
9 1 (1.79%) AppSense
9 1 (1.79%) Sophos
9 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
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