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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 577 572 531
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 17 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.051% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.055% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 19
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£238 £248 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% -23.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £408 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £285 £173
% change year-on-year
-52.63% +65.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £14.03 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.89% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.41 £25.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £25.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.03 £25.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-43.89% +117.39%

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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 April 2015.

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 18 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 April 2015. 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 -17 12 £268 +8.08% 7
London +9 6 £268 +13.82% 3
Scotland - 5 £135 -
Aberdeen - 3 £135 -
East of England +22 2 £375 +66.66% 2
Edinburgh - 2 - -
East Midlands +5 1 - -
South West -3 1 - -
South East -19 1 £238 -40.62% 2
West Midlands - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £238 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £238 - 1
Dorset - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £375 -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -

Windows Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (73.53%) Active Directory
3 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (47.06%) Windows 7
4 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
5 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (38.24%) MS Office
7 12 (35.29%) ITIL
8 10 (29.41%) MS Exchange
8 10 (29.41%) VMware
9 9 (26.47%) HP
9 9 (26.47%) Windows XP
9 9 (26.47%) Citrix
10 8 (23.53%) SLA
10 8 (23.53%) SCCM
11 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
11 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
11 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (14.71%) DameWare
12 5 (14.71%) DNS
12 5 (14.71%) Dell
12 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
13 4 (11.76%) IIS
13 4 (11.76%) DHCP
13 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
13 4 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
14 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (8.82%) vSphere
14 3 (8.82%) Change Control

Windows Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 10 (29.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) IIS
3 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.88%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (38.24%) MS Office
2 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) DNS
2 4 (11.76%) DHCP
2 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.82%) Wireless
3 3 (8.82%) Internet
4 2 (5.88%) VPN
5 1 (2.94%) 4G
5 1 (2.94%) SSH
5 1 (2.94%) IMAP
5 1 (2.94%) Firewall
5 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.94%) 3G
5 1 (2.94%) SAN
5 1 (2.94%) FTP
5 1 (2.94%) LAN
5 1 (2.94%) WAN
5 1 (2.94%) POP3
5 1 (2.94%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
2 2 (5.88%) Law
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.94%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.94%) CCTV
3 1 (2.94%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (47.06%) Windows 7
4 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (26.47%) Windows XP
6 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
7 3 (8.82%) Windows Vista
7 3 (8.82%) Windows 2000
8 2 (5.88%) Linux
9 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.94%) Android
9 1 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (35.29%) ITIL
2 3 (8.82%) Change Control
2 3 (8.82%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.88%) Identity Management
3 2 (5.88%) Time Management
3 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.94%) Coaching
4 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.94%) Data Management
4 1 (2.94%) Migration
4 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) VBScript
2 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.82%) MCSE
4 2 (5.88%) HNC
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.88%) CCNA
4 2 (5.88%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.94%) RHCSA
5 1 (2.94%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) MCITP
5 1 (2.94%) CCNP
5 1 (2.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (23.53%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (73.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.82%) vSphere
3 3 (8.82%) ISA Server
4 2 (5.88%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.94%) VirtualBox
5 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.94%) XenApp
5 1 (2.94%) XenServer
5 1 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.94%) Firmware
5 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) SCCM
2 5 (14.71%) DameWare
3 3 (8.82%) SCOM
4 2 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.94%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 10 (29.41%) VMware
3 9 (26.47%) HP
3 9 (26.47%) Citrix
4 5 (14.71%) Dell
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco
6 2 (5.88%) Remedy
6 2 (5.88%) McAfee
6 2 (5.88%) Sophos
7 1 (2.94%) F5
7 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.94%) Isilon
7 1 (2.94%) Google
7 1 (2.94%) Altiris
7 1 (2.94%) Juniper
7 1 (2.94%) CommVault
7 1 (2.94%) Veritas
7 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.94%) IBM
7 1 (2.94%) EMC
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