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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 572 544 535
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 23 38 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.074% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.080% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 13
Average daily rate
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£270 £280 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -15.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £114 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £388 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £280 £240
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Average hourly rate £19.31 £17.08 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.02% -14.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.78 £13.87 £13.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £23.15 £22.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.61 £15.19 £17.93
% change year-on-year
+2.79% -15.30%

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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 -46 20 £285 +1.78% 14
South East -35 8 £375 +42.85% 1
London +14 6 £248 -6.60% 11
Berkshire -11 4 £400 +37.93%
City of London +8 3 - - 1
Scotland -2 1 £125 -
West Midlands -15 1 - -
East of England -18 1 £220 -21.42%
Hampshire -18 1 £195 +50.00%
Aberdeen - 1 £125 -
County Antrim - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Staines - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Cheshire - - - - 1

Windows Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (52.63%) Windows 7
3 29 (50.88%) Active Directory
4 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (28.07%) Linux
6 14 (24.56%) MS Office
6 14 (24.56%) ITIL
6 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
6 14 (24.56%) Citrix
6 14 (24.56%) SCCM
7 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (21.05%) DNS
9 11 (19.30%) DHCP
9 11 (19.30%) VMware
10 10 (17.54%) MS Exchange
10 10 (17.54%) HP
11 9 (15.79%) MCSE
11 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
12 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
12 8 (14.04%) SLA
13 7 (12.28%) Red Hat
13 7 (12.28%) UNIX
13 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
13 7 (12.28%) Migration
13 7 (12.28%) Windows 8
14 6 (10.53%) Time Management
14 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
14 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (17.54%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.26%) IIS
4 3 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.51%) IBM Notes
5 2 (3.51%) Apache
6 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (24.56%) MS Office
2 9 (15.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Google Apps
1 2 (3.51%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) DNS
2 11 (19.30%) DHCP
3 8 (14.04%) TCP/IP
4 6 (10.53%) LAN
4 6 (10.53%) WAN
5 5 (8.77%) Wireless
6 4 (7.02%) Firewall
7 3 (5.26%) SAN
8 2 (3.51%) SSH
8 2 (3.51%) Internet
8 2 (3.51%) FTP
9 1 (1.75%) VPN
9 1 (1.75%) POP3
9 1 (1.75%) SMTP
9 1 (1.75%) IMAP
9 1 (1.75%) VLAN
9 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MSI
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Banking
2 3 (5.26%) Law
2 3 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) MAPI
1 1 (1.75%) Web Services
1 1 (1.75%) Middleware
1 1 (1.75%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.51%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.51%) Clustering
2 2 (3.51%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.75%) CCTV
3 1 (1.75%) Open Source
3 1 (1.75%) iPad
3 1 (1.75%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (1.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (52.63%) Windows 7
3 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (28.07%) Linux
5 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (12.28%) UNIX
6 7 (12.28%) Windows 8
7 6 (10.53%) Windows XP
8 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (5.26%) Android
10 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.56%) ITIL
2 7 (12.28%) Incident Management
2 7 (12.28%) Migration
3 6 (10.53%) Time Management
4 4 (7.02%) Software Deployment
5 3 (5.26%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.75%) CRM
7 1 (1.75%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.75%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.75%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (1.75%) Data Management
7 1 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.75%) Workflow
7 1 (1.75%) Identity Management
7 1 (1.75%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.75%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.75%) Change Control
7 1 (1.75%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) SQL
1 3 (5.26%) R
2 2 (3.51%) Bourne shell
2 2 (3.51%) Korn
2 2 (3.51%) C
2 2 (3.51%) Perl
2 2 (3.51%) VB
3 1 (1.75%) VBScript
3 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (15.79%) MCSE
3 6 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.53%) HNC
4 5 (8.77%) CCNA
4 5 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.26%) MCP
5 3 (5.26%) CCA
5 3 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (5.26%) RHCSA
6 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.51%) Degree
6 2 (3.51%) CCNP
7 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.04%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (50.88%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.51%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (3.51%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.51%) ISA Server
3 2 (3.51%) NFS
4 1 (1.75%) Firmware
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.75%) vSphere
4 1 (1.75%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (24.56%) SCCM
2 6 (10.53%) NetBackup
2 6 (10.53%) Nagios
3 4 (7.02%) SCOM
4 3 (5.26%) DameWare
5 2 (3.51%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.75%) OpenView
6 1 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.75%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) Microsoft
1 14 (24.56%) Citrix
2 11 (19.30%) VMware
3 10 (17.54%) HP
4 7 (12.28%) Red Hat
5 6 (10.53%) Altiris
6 5 (8.77%) Veritas
6 5 (8.77%) Remedy
7 4 (7.02%) Isilon
7 4 (7.02%) Cisco
8 2 (3.51%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.51%) Sophos
8 2 (3.51%) Google
8 2 (3.51%) Lotus
8 2 (3.51%) EMC
9 1 (1.75%) Progress
9 1 (1.75%) Oracle
9 1 (1.75%) Symantec
9 1 (1.75%) Computacenter
9 1 (1.75%) TOWER Software