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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 612 587 546
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 16 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.049% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.053% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 21
Average daily rate
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£153 £250 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.00% -26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £300 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £78.99 £21.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+263.17% +14.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.18 £21.75 £15.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £127.80 £21.75 £23.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £140.00 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+543.67% +14.47%

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
52643 50594 47358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.45% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33418 30646 27757
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1998 2130
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.78 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -5.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 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 3 August 2015.

Windows Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Support Engineer
Top 16 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 3 August 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 -22 12 £216 -13.50% 12
London - 7 £90 - 9
City of London - 6 £90 - 4
North West -16 2 £350 -
Manchester - 2 £350 -
South West -1 1 - -
East of England -4 1 £288 +29.94% 1
Cambridge -4 1 £288 - 1
Cambridgeshire -8 1 £288 - 1
South East -28 1 £145 -50.00% 2
Chessington - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £145 -
Devon - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £300 -
Scotland - 1 £300 -

Windows Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 22 (64.71%) Active Directory
3 17 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (47.06%) Windows 7
4 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
5 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (29.41%) Windows XP
7 8 (23.53%) MS Office
7 8 (23.53%) ITIL
8 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
8 7 (20.59%) HP
8 7 (20.59%) VMware
8 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (17.65%) SCCM
9 6 (17.65%) Dell
9 6 (17.65%) Citrix
10 5 (14.71%) DNS
10 5 (14.71%) Windows 2000
10 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
10 5 (14.71%) IIS
10 5 (14.71%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (14.71%) Windows Vista
11 4 (11.76%) SLA
11 4 (11.76%) DameWare
12 3 (8.82%) Finance
12 3 (8.82%) Migration
12 3 (8.82%) Blackberry
12 3 (8.82%) DHCP
12 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
12 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.71%) IIS
3 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.88%) Lync
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.94%) Apache
5 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) MS Office
2 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) DNS
2 3 (8.82%) DHCP
3 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.88%) LDAP
3 2 (5.88%) VoIP
3 2 (5.88%) SAN
3 2 (5.88%) Network Security
4 1 (2.94%) Firewall
4 1 (2.94%) Wireless
4 1 (2.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Law
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
1 1 (2.94%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (8.82%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.88%) NHS
3 2 (5.88%) iPhone
4 1 (2.94%) iPad
4 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.94%) GIS
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (47.06%) Windows 7
4 14 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (29.41%) Windows XP
6 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (14.71%) Windows Vista
7 5 (14.71%) Windows 2000
8 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) ITIL
2 3 (8.82%) Migration
2 3 (8.82%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (5.88%) Change Control
3 2 (5.88%) Server Building
4 1 (2.94%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.94%) Server Hardening
4 1 (2.94%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.94%) Time Management
4 1 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.94%) Change Management
4 1 (2.94%) ITSM
4 1 (2.94%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (8.82%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) HNC
3 1 (2.94%) HND
3 1 (2.94%) MCSE
3 1 (2.94%) CCNP
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) vSphere
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Server
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.94%) XenApp
3 1 (2.94%) XenServer
3 1 (2.94%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.94%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) SCCM
2 4 (11.76%) DameWare
3 2 (5.88%) SCOM
4 1 (2.94%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.94%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.94%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) HP
2 7 (20.59%) VMware
3 6 (17.65%) Dell
3 6 (17.65%) Citrix
4 2 (5.88%) IBM
4 2 (5.88%) McAfee
5 1 (2.94%) Sophos
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco
5 1 (2.94%) AppSense
5 1 (2.94%) Altiris
5 1 (2.94%) F5
5 1 (2.94%) Juniper
5 1 (2.94%) CommVault
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.94%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.94%) Remedy
5 1 (2.94%) EMC
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