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 27 June 2016 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 588 536 519
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 60 99 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 65 64
Median daily rate £205 £175 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £205 £158 £213
% change year-on-year
+30.15% -25.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 15
Median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.98 £12.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £140.00 £95.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +1.63%

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
51146 52265 50988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.79% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 33349 32884 31286
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1531 1986 2062
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 27 June 2016.

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 27 June 2016.

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 27 June 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
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statistics and trends)
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 -40 56 £205 +18.84% 34
London -19 21 £200 - 17
South East +9 18 £175 +2.94% 6
Berkshire - 9 £165 -
South West 0 5 £205 +70.83% 2
Reading - 5 £143 -
Oxfordshire +14 4 £175 +11.11%
Edinburgh -11 4 - -
Scotland -13 4 - -
Somerset +9 3 £204 - 1
Hammersmith +6 3 £120 -22.58%
Surrey -5 3 £205 -18.00% 2
North West -15 3 - - 4
North East -53 3 £260 -11.86%
Newcastle upon Tyne -58 3 £260 -11.86%
Tyne and Wear -60 3 £260 -11.86%
City of London +28 2 - - 3
Oxford +2 2 £163 -1.51%
Yorkshire -1 2 - - 2
Merseyside -2 2 - - 1
Liverpool -2 2 - -
West Midlands -21 2 - -
Taunton - 2 £238 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Abingdon - 2 £205 -
East Yorkshire - 2 - -
Hull - 2 - -
Essex +5 1 £260 -
Exeter +1 1 £205 +2.50%
Devon +1 1 £205 +2.50%

Windows Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, 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.

1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (59.20%) Active Directory
3 65 (52.00%) Windows 7
4 60 (48.00%) Microsoft
5 55 (44.00%) Windows Server
6 35 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (28.00%) MS Office
7 31 (24.80%) ITIL
8 27 (21.60%) VMware
8 27 (21.60%) MS Exchange
8 27 (21.60%) Citrix
9 26 (20.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (20.00%) SCCM
11 24 (19.20%) Linux
12 23 (18.40%) MS Excel
13 22 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
14 19 (15.20%) SQL Server
15 18 (14.40%) SQL
16 17 (13.60%) SLA
17 16 (12.80%) Office 365
17 16 (12.80%) DNS
18 15 (12.00%) Windows 8
19 14 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2010
19 14 (11.20%) Windows 10
19 14 (11.20%) Windows XP
19 14 (11.20%) Incident Management
20 13 (10.40%) Finance
20 13 (10.40%) DHCP
20 13 (10.40%) Microsoft Certification
20 13 (10.40%) Unix

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 27 (21.60%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.40%) IIS
5 7 (5.60%) IBM Notes
6 5 (4.00%) WordPress
7 4 (3.20%) Skype for Business
8 3 (2.40%) Apache
9 2 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.60%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.80%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.80%) Confluence
10 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (28.00%) MS Office
2 23 (18.40%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.80%) Office 365
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.80%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.80%) DNS
2 13 (10.40%) DHCP
3 12 (9.60%) Firewall
4 11 (8.80%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.60%) Intranet
5 7 (5.60%) VPN
6 6 (4.80%) SAN
7 4 (3.20%) Internet
7 4 (3.20%) NetScaler
7 4 (3.20%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (2.40%) LAN
8 3 (2.40%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.60%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.60%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.60%) HTTP
9 2 (1.60%) IPsec
9 2 (1.60%) IPv6
9 2 (1.60%) Skype
9 2 (1.60%) VoIP
9 2 (1.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.20%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.80%) MS Access
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (3.20%) MSI
General
1 13 (10.40%) Finance
2 5 (4.00%) Banking
3 3 (2.40%) Back Office
4 2 (1.60%) Law
5 1 (0.80%) Front Office
5 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.40%) Middleware
2 2 (1.60%) CSS
3 1 (0.80%) .NET
3 1 (0.80%) Web Services
3 1 (0.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.00%) Clustering
2 6 (4.80%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.00%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.00%) iPhone
4 4 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.20%) CMDB
4 4 (3.20%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.20%) NHS
5 3 (2.40%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.40%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.40%) iPad
6 2 (1.60%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.60%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Statistics
6 2 (1.60%) User Experience
7 1 (0.80%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.80%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.80%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.80%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 125 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (52.00%) Windows 7
3 55 (44.00%) Windows Server
4 35 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (20.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (19.20%) Linux
7 15 (12.00%) Windows 8
8 14 (11.20%) Windows 10
8 14 (11.20%) Windows XP
9 13 (10.40%) Unix
10 10 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (4.00%) Apple iOS
12 4 (3.20%) Android
12 4 (3.20%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.60%) HPUX
13 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.60%) Solaris
13 2 (1.60%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.80%) ITIL
2 14 (11.20%) Incident Management
3 9 (7.20%) Change Management
3 9 (7.20%) Migration
4 7 (5.60%) Application Packaging
5 6 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (4.80%) High Availability
5 6 (4.80%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.20%) CRM
7 4 (3.20%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.40%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.40%) E-Commerce
8 3 (2.40%) Escalation Management
8 3 (2.40%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (2.40%) ITIL V3
8 3 (2.40%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (1.60%) Data Privacy
9 2 (1.60%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (1.60%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.40%) SQL
2 12 (9.60%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.00%) VBScript
4 2 (1.60%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.80%) C
5 1 (0.80%) C#
5 1 (0.80%) C++
5 1 (0.80%) Java
5 1 (0.80%) Perl
5 1 (0.80%) Python
5 1 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (10.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.20%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.80%) CCNA
4 6 (4.80%) MCSE
5 5 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.20%) Degree
6 4 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.40%) CCNP
7 3 (2.40%) MCP
7 3 (2.40%) MCSA
8 2 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.60%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.80%) CCA
9 1 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.80%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.80%) MCITP
9 1 (0.80%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.60%) SLA
2 2 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 74 (59.20%) Active Directory
2 22 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.20%) VMware ESX
3 9 (7.20%) XenApp
4 7 (5.60%) XenDesktop
5 6 (4.80%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (3.20%) Terminal Services
7 4 (3.20%) XenServer
8 3 (2.40%) vSphere
9 2 (1.60%) Samba
9 2 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.80%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.80%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.80%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.80%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.80%) UAG
10 1 (0.80%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (20.00%) SCCM
2 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (4.00%) WSUS
4 4 (3.20%) OpenView
5 3 (2.40%) HP SIM
5 3 (2.40%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.40%) Perfmon
6 2 (1.60%) Netcool
6 2 (1.60%) SCOM
6 2 (1.60%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.80%) Nagios
7 1 (0.80%) Nessus
7 1 (0.80%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.80%) OVSD
7 1 (0.80%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.80%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 60 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (21.60%) Citrix
2 27 (21.60%) VMware
3 11 (8.80%) Cisco
3 11 (8.80%) HP
4 10 (8.00%) Oracle
5 7 (5.60%) Remedy
6 5 (4.00%) Apple
6 5 (4.00%) Avaya
6 5 (4.00%) IBM
6 5 (4.00%) Lotus
7 4 (3.20%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.40%) Dell
8 3 (2.40%) Veritas
9 2 (1.60%) Altiris
9 2 (1.60%) EMC
9 2 (1.60%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.60%) NetApp
9 2 (1.60%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.60%) Symantec
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