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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 559 534 507
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 12 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.051% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.055% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 19
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£225 £299 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.68% -20.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £223 £308 £270
% change year-on-year
-27.64% +13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Average hourly rate £27.00 £19.69 £21.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.16% -9.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.89 £13.87 £20.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £23.70 £23.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £13.87 £23.66
% change year-on-year
+94.66% -41.37%

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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
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 29 January 2015.

Windows Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Support Engineer
Top 23 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 29 January 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 -30 12 £225 -24.68% 11
London +12 5 £250 -12.28% 7
City of London +14 2 - -
South East -20 2 £195 -32.75% 3
West Midlands -1 1 - -
East of England -1 1 £220 -21.42%
Hampshire - 1 £195 - 2
Surrey - - - -
North West - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Staines - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Chester - - - -
Colchester - - - -

Windows Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
3 24 (52.17%) Windows 7
4 22 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (32.61%) Linux
5 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (26.09%) Citrix
6 12 (26.09%) ITIL
6 12 (26.09%) MS Office
6 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
7 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (21.74%) SCCM
8 9 (19.57%) DNS
8 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (17.39%) SLA
9 8 (17.39%) HP
9 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
9 8 (17.39%) DHCP
9 8 (17.39%) MCSE
9 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
9 8 (17.39%) VMware
10 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
11 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
11 6 (13.04%) Nagios
11 6 (13.04%) Windows XP
11 6 (13.04%) HNC
11 6 (13.04%) UNIX
11 6 (13.04%) Altiris
11 6 (13.04%) NetBackup
11 6 (13.04%) Migration

Windows Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.35%) IIS
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (26.09%) MS Office
2 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) DNS
2 8 (17.39%) DHCP
3 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
4 5 (10.87%) LAN
4 5 (10.87%) WAN
5 4 (8.70%) Wireless
6 2 (4.35%) SAN
6 2 (4.35%) Internet
6 2 (4.35%) FTP
6 2 (4.35%) SSH
7 1 (2.17%) IMAP
7 1 (2.17%) POP3
7 1 (2.17%) SMTP
7 1 (2.17%) VPN
7 1 (2.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Law
2 3 (6.52%) Banking
2 3 (6.52%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
1 1 (2.17%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
1 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
1 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) Windows 7
3 22 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (32.61%) Linux
4 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (13.04%) Windows XP
6 6 (13.04%) UNIX
7 5 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (8.70%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.35%) Android
10 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) ITIL
2 6 (13.04%) Migration
2 6 (13.04%) Time Management
2 6 (13.04%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.52%) Software Deployment
4 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.17%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.17%) Change Control
5 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.17%) Requirements Engineering
5 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.17%) Coaching
5 1 (2.17%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.17%) Data Management
5 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.17%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) VB
2 2 (4.35%) C
2 2 (4.35%) Perl
2 2 (4.35%) Korn
2 2 (4.35%) Bourne shell
2 2 (4.35%) R
3 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (17.39%) MCSE
3 6 (13.04%) HNC
3 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.52%) RHCSA
4 3 (6.52%) CCNA
4 3 (6.52%) CCA
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.35%) Degree
6 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.17%) MCITP
6 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) MCP
6 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) ISA Server
3 2 (4.35%) NFS
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.17%) vSphere
4 1 (2.17%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) SCCM
2 6 (13.04%) Nagios
2 6 (13.04%) NetBackup
3 4 (8.70%) SCOM
4 3 (6.52%) DameWare
5 1 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Citrix
1 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.39%) HP
2 8 (17.39%) VMware
3 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
3 6 (13.04%) Altiris
4 5 (10.87%) Remedy
4 5 (10.87%) Veritas
5 4 (8.70%) Isilon
6 2 (4.35%) EMC
6 2 (4.35%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.17%) TOWER Software
7 1 (2.17%) Computacenter
7 1 (2.17%) Google
7 1 (2.17%) Dell
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco
7 1 (2.17%) McAfee
7 1 (2.17%) Sophos
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