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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 571 537 571
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 22 31 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.061% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.066% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 3
Average daily rate
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£233 £340 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.61% +7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £169 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £460 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £233 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.50% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 4
Average hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.47% +46.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £19.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+14.47% +46.15%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 26 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 25 July 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 -37 20 £235 -30.88% 7
East of England -19 7 £221 - 2
South East -12 6 £235 -21.66% 3
Berkshire +4 2 £400 - 2
North West -1 1 - -
West Sussex -4 1 £175 - 1
Essex - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - 1 - - 1
Gatwick - 1 £175 - 1
Knutsford - - - -
London - - - - 2
Manchester - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
Brentford - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Windows Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (32.00%) Active Directory
4 16 (32.00%) Windows 8
5 15 (30.00%) Citrix
5 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (30.00%) VMware
6 13 (26.00%) ITIL
7 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
7 11 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
8 9 (18.00%) Terminal Services
9 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (16.00%) HP
9 8 (16.00%) MCP
9 8 (16.00%) MS Office
9 8 (16.00%) SLA
9 8 (16.00%) WMI
9 8 (16.00%) SCCM
9 8 (16.00%) Hyper-V
9 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
11 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
11 6 (12.00%) DHCP
11 6 (12.00%) MCSE
11 6 (12.00%) DNS
11 6 (12.00%) Service Management
12 5 (10.00%) Firewall

Windows Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (4.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.00%) Apache
3 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) MS Office
2 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
1 1 (2.00%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) DHCP
1 6 (12.00%) DNS
2 5 (10.00%) Firewall
3 3 (6.00%) LAN
3 3 (6.00%) Wireless
3 3 (6.00%) WAN
4 2 (4.00%) SAN
5 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.00%) SMS
5 1 (2.00%) VoIP
5 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.00%) VPN
5 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (2.00%) MSI
General
1 4 (8.00%) Front Office
1 4 (8.00%) Back Office
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Publishing
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Local Government
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Management Information System
1 4 (8.00%) Statistics
2 3 (6.00%) HP StorageWorks
3 2 (4.00%) iPad
3 2 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.00%) iPhone
3 2 (4.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) Open Source
4 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (32.00%) Windows 8
5 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.00%) Android
7 2 (4.00%) Solaris
7 2 (4.00%) Linux
8 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.00%) UNIX
8 1 (2.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone
8 1 (2.00%) CentOS
8 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) ITIL
2 6 (12.00%) Service Management
3 5 (10.00%) ITSM
3 5 (10.00%) Workflow
4 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.00%) Software Deployment
5 3 (6.00%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (6.00%) Migration
5 3 (6.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.00%) Content Management
6 1 (2.00%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.00%) CRM
6 1 (2.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.00%) ERP
6 1 (2.00%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.00%) R
3 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (22.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (16.00%) MCP
5 6 (12.00%) MCSE
6 5 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (6.00%) Degree
8 2 (4.00%) CCNP
8 2 (4.00%) CCNA
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.00%) CCA
9 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (18.00%) Terminal Services
4 8 (16.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (10.00%) XenApp
6 3 (6.00%) XenServer
7 2 (4.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.00%) ISA Server
8 1 (2.00%) vSphere
8 1 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) WMI
1 8 (16.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) SCOM
2 2 (4.00%) HP SIM
2 2 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.00%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (2.00%) OpenView
3 1 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (30.00%) Citrix
2 15 (30.00%) VMware
3 8 (16.00%) HP
4 5 (10.00%) Cisco
5 3 (6.00%) Dell
6 2 (4.00%) McAfee
6 2 (4.00%) Lotus
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.00%) Apple
7 1 (2.00%) Symantec
7 1 (2.00%) Compaq
7 1 (2.00%) Oracle
7 1 (2.00%) Progress
7 1 (2.00%) Sophos
7 1 (2.00%) EMC
7 1 (2.00%) AppSense
7 1 (2.00%) Google
7 1 (2.00%) Nimsoft
7 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow
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