The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Windows Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Support Engineer
UK
Rank 510 550 496
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 87 72 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 54
Median daily rate £200 £175 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -20.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £123 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £225 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £165 £208
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -20.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 21
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +33.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.83 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £27.60 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.25 £14.31 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+27.57% +0.38%

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
42412 48118 48163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.73% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27609 30636 30303
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 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1503 1747 1909
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Windows Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Windows Support Engineer in the job title.

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 20 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Windows Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Support Engineer
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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 20 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 +44 85 £200 +14.28% 22
London +23 43 £200 +6.66% 4
East Midlands - 14 £200 -
Northamptonshire - 13 £200 -
South East +4 12 £260 +15.55% 8
Northampton - 12 £200 -
Yorkshire +16 9 £350 - 2
Leeds +19 7 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire +18 7 £350 - 1
City of London -1 7 £180 -20.00% 2
Berkshire +12 6 £284 +26.11% 4
Surrey +12 3 £135 -15.62% 1
West Midlands -7 3 - - 1
North West +25 2 £165 -5.71% 4
Manchester +19 2 £165 +8.19% 2
Birmingham +3 2 - -
Reading -3 2 £170 -24.44% 1
Oxfordshire -8 2 £260 +89.09% 1
Slough +8 1 £260 +62.50%
South West +7 1 - -
Wiltshire +4 1 - -
Oxford +2 1 £260 +89.09%
Chertsey +1 1 - -
Guildford -3 1 - - 1
Rugby - 1 - -
Farnham - 1 £135 -
Abingdon - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £175 -

Windows Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, Windows Support Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 154 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (47.40%) Active Directory
3 69 (44.81%) Microsoft
4 68 (44.16%) Windows 7
5 55 (35.71%) MS Office
6 49 (31.82%) Windows Server
7 44 (28.57%) ITIL
8 37 (24.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (20.13%) MS Exchange
10 30 (19.48%) MS Excel
10 30 (19.48%) Finance
11 29 (18.83%) VMware
12 28 (18.18%) Citrix
13 26 (16.88%) Windows 10
13 26 (16.88%) SCCM
14 25 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
15 24 (15.58%) DNS
16 20 (12.99%) Banking
16 20 (12.99%) DHCP
17 19 (12.34%) Firewall
18 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
18 17 (11.04%) Apple
18 17 (11.04%) Windows XP
19 16 (10.39%) Cisco
20 15 (9.74%) Exchange Server 2010
20 15 (9.74%) Data Centre
21 14 (9.09%) Office 365
22 13 (8.44%) Mac OS X
22 13 (8.44%) Linux
22 13 (8.44%) XenApp

Windows Support Engineer 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 31 (20.13%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (6.49%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.90%) IIS
5 4 (2.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.30%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.65%) JBoss
7 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 55 (35.71%) MS Office
2 30 (19.48%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.09%) Office 365
2 5 (3.25%) SaaS
3 4 (2.60%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.65%) G Suite
5 1 (0.65%) IaaS
5 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.58%) DNS
2 20 (12.99%) DHCP
3 19 (12.34%) Firewall
4 11 (7.14%) VPN
5 8 (5.19%) Unified Communications
6 7 (4.55%) Internet
6 7 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.90%) LAN
8 5 (3.25%) SSL
8 5 (3.25%) VoIP
9 4 (2.60%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (2.60%) Ethernet
9 4 (2.60%) LDAP
9 4 (2.60%) WAN
10 3 (1.95%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (1.95%) MPLS
10 3 (1.95%) SAN
11 2 (1.30%) FTP
11 2 (1.30%) Skype
11 2 (1.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.60%) Relational Database
1 4 (2.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.30%) MS Access
3 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Metasploit
General
1 30 (19.48%) Finance
2 20 (12.99%) Banking
3 8 (5.19%) Legal
4 7 (4.55%) Retail
5 5 (3.25%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.30%) Advertising
7 2 (1.30%) Law
7 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.30%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.60%) MSMQ
1 4 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (2.60%) Regular Expression
2 3 (1.95%) Web Services
3 1 (0.65%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.65%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.74%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.79%) Blackberry
3 11 (7.14%) iPad
4 8 (5.19%) Clustering
5 6 (3.90%) Statistics
6 5 (3.25%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.25%) Hedge funds
6 5 (3.25%) iPhone
7 4 (2.60%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.95%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.95%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.65%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.65%) Fintech
9 1 (0.65%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 154 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (44.16%) Windows 7
3 49 (31.82%) Windows Server
4 37 (24.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (16.88%) Windows 10
6 25 (16.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (11.04%) Windows XP
8 13 (8.44%) Linux
8 13 (8.44%) Mac OS X
9 11 (7.14%) Mac OS
10 10 (6.49%) Android
11 9 (5.84%) Windows 8
12 8 (5.19%) Unix
13 7 (4.55%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.30%) CentOS
14 2 (1.30%) SUSE
14 2 (1.30%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (28.57%) ITIL
2 12 (7.79%) Problem Management
3 11 (7.14%) Project Management
4 9 (5.84%) Coaching
4 9 (5.84%) ITIL V3
4 9 (5.84%) Server Building
5 8 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (5.19%) Migration
5 8 (5.19%) PRINCE2
6 7 (4.55%) Data Loss Prevention
6 7 (4.55%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 7 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.55%) High Availability
6 7 (4.55%) SDLC
7 6 (3.90%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.25%) Application Packaging
8 5 (3.25%) Change Management
8 5 (3.25%) Time Management
8 5 (3.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (2.60%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.49%) SQL
2 8 (5.19%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.90%) Perl
3 6 (3.90%) Python
4 4 (2.60%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.65%) Java
5 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.65%) VB
5 1 (0.65%) VB6
5 1 (0.65%) VBA
5 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (5.19%) Degree
2 6 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.25%) DBS Check
3 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.60%) MCSE
4 4 (2.60%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.95%) MCP
6 2 (1.30%) MCDST
6 2 (1.30%) MCITP
6 2 (1.30%) MCSA
7 1 (0.65%) ACMT
7 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.65%) CCA
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.65%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.14%) SLA
2 5 (3.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.95%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 73 (47.40%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.44%) XenApp
3 11 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 8 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (4.55%) vSphere
6 5 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.60%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.95%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.65%) Firmware
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 26 (16.88%) SCCM
2 5 (3.25%) Puppet
2 5 (3.25%) WSUS
3 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.30%) Casper Suite
4 2 (1.30%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.65%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.65%) Nagios
5 1 (0.65%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.65%) Netcool
5 1 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 69 (44.81%) Microsoft
2 29 (18.83%) VMware
3 28 (18.18%) Citrix
4 17 (11.04%) Apple
5 16 (10.39%) Cisco
6 7 (4.55%) HP
6 7 (4.55%) Intel Security
7 6 (3.90%) ThinPrint
8 5 (3.25%) WorldPay
9 4 (2.60%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.60%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.95%) arcserve
10 3 (1.95%) Dell
10 3 (1.95%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.95%) Remedy
11 2 (1.30%) Google
11 2 (1.30%) Symantec
11 2 (1.30%) Veeam
11 2 (1.30%) Veritas
12 1 (0.65%) EqualLogic
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