The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 579 542 574
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 34 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.067% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.072% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 9
Average daily rate
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£273 £235 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.95% -17.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £117 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £387 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £235 £248
% change year-on-year
+15.95% -5.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 1
Average hourly rate £23.00 £13.87 £12.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.82% +13.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £13.87 £12.20
% change year-on-year
+33.38% +13.68%

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 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 -31 28 £280 +19.14% 7
South East -19 17 £300 +27.65% 1
Reading +16 13 £300 +14.28% 1
Berkshire +11 13 £300 +14.28% 1
Wales -18 5 £130 -
South West -31 4 £125 -53.27% 2
South Wales -10 3 £120 -
London -13 3 - - 2
East of England - 3 £205 -
City of London +13 1 - - 1
Scotland -5 1 £125 -
Leeds - 1 £210 -
West Sussex - 1 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £210 -
Yorkshire - 1 £210 -
Aberdeen - 1 £125 -
Bristol - 1 £125 -
Colchester - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Billingham - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Sheffield - - - -

Windows Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (50.91%) Windows 7
3 27 (49.09%) Active Directory
4 24 (43.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
6 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (25.45%) Linux
7 14 (25.45%) SCCM
7 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (21.82%) VMware
8 12 (21.82%) ITIL
8 12 (21.82%) Citrix
8 12 (21.82%) HP
8 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (20.00%) DNS
9 11 (20.00%) DHCP
10 10 (18.18%) MS Office
11 9 (16.36%) MCSE
11 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
12 8 (14.55%) MS Exchange
13 7 (12.73%) LAN
13 7 (12.73%) WAN
13 7 (12.73%) Migration
13 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
13 7 (12.73%) Windows 8
14 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
14 6 (10.91%) Firewall
14 6 (10.91%) Incident Management
14 6 (10.91%) UNIX

Windows Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (14.55%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.64%) Apache
5 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.82%) IIS
5 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (18.18%) MS Office
2 9 (16.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) DHCP
1 11 (20.00%) DNS
2 7 (12.73%) LAN
2 7 (12.73%) WAN
3 6 (10.91%) Firewall
4 5 (9.09%) Wireless
4 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.27%) SAN
6 1 (1.82%) VPN
6 1 (1.82%) VoIP
6 1 (1.82%) FTP
6 1 (1.82%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.82%) SSH
6 1 (1.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MSI
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Law
2 1 (1.82%) Banking
2 1 (1.82%) Retail
2 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) Web Services
2 1 (1.82%) Middleware
2 1 (1.82%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.64%) Clustering
1 2 (3.64%) Fat Client
1 2 (3.64%) Thin Client
1 2 (3.64%) HP StorageWorks
2 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.82%) iPhone
2 1 (1.82%) Open Source
2 1 (1.82%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (50.91%) Windows 7
3 24 (43.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (25.45%) Linux
5 14 (25.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (12.73%) Windows 8
7 6 (10.91%) UNIX
8 4 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (5.45%) Android
9 3 (5.45%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.82%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) ITIL
2 7 (12.73%) Migration
3 6 (10.91%) Incident Management
4 5 (9.09%) Time Management
4 5 (9.09%) Software Deployment
5 3 (5.45%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.82%) Workflow
7 1 (1.82%) CRM
7 1 (1.82%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.82%) Content Management
7 1 (1.82%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (1.82%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.82%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.82%) Requirements Engineering
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.82%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.27%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) R
3 2 (3.64%) Bourne shell
3 2 (3.64%) C
3 2 (3.64%) Perl
3 2 (3.64%) VB
3 2 (3.64%) Korn
4 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (16.36%) MCSE
3 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
4 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.09%) HNC
6 4 (7.27%) CCNA
6 4 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (5.45%) CCA
7 3 (5.45%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (5.45%) MCP
8 2 (3.64%) CCNP
8 2 (3.64%) Degree
8 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (49.09%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.64%) XenApp
4 2 (3.64%) XenServer
4 2 (3.64%) NFS
5 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.82%) vSphere
5 1 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.82%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) SCCM
2 5 (9.09%) Nagios
2 5 (9.09%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.64%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.82%) SCOM
4 1 (1.82%) WSUS
4 1 (1.82%) OpenView
4 1 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.82%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (1.82%) DameWare
Vendors
1 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.82%) HP
2 12 (21.82%) Citrix
2 12 (21.82%) VMware
3 6 (10.91%) Red Hat
4 5 (9.09%) Cisco
4 5 (9.09%) Altiris
5 4 (7.27%) Remedy
5 4 (7.27%) Veritas
6 3 (5.45%) Dell
6 3 (5.45%) Isilon
7 2 (3.64%) EMC
7 2 (3.64%) Lotus
8 1 (1.82%) Compaq
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle
8 1 (1.82%) Progress
8 1 (1.82%) McAfee
8 1 (1.82%) Sophos
8 1 (1.82%) TOWER Software
8 1 (1.82%) Computacenter
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