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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 574 556 477
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -79
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 70 99 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.18% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 66 91
Median daily rate £225 £165 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £331 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £135 £200
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -32.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 28
Median hourly rate £23.25 £16.92 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.41% +5.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.69 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.70 £105.50 £22.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+266.66% -9.09%

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
51209 54594 53300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33381 34715 32174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1644 2049 2080
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -21 67 £220 +33.33% 26
London -37 20 £206 +4.43% 19
South East +13 15 £170 +1.49% 2
South West +5 11 £173 +43.75%
Berkshire +9 8 £135 -32.50% 1
North East -9 7 £260 -11.86%
Reading +18 6 £135 -32.50%
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 6 £260 -11.86%
Tyne and Wear -25 6 £260 -11.86%
Wiltshire +6 5 £134 -0.74%
Yorkshire - 5 £360 -
Surrey +7 4 £215 - 1
City of London +19 3 - - 5
East of England +16 3 £260 +116.66% 2
Somerset +16 3 - -
East Midlands -1 3 £268 - 1
Northamptonshire - 3 £268 -
Swindon - 3 £125 -
Taunton +11 2 - -
Essex +6 2 £280 +28.44%
North West +3 2 £225 +18.42% 2
Bristol - 2 £244 -
Hull - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
East Yorkshire - 2 - -
Scotland +9 1 £275 +187.35%
Devon +7 1 £205 -
Cheshire +7 1 £225 -29.13%
Hampshire +6 1 £294 +72.94%
Salisbury +3 1 £205 +51.85%

Windows Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 71 (60.17%) Active Directory
3 61 (51.69%) Microsoft
3 61 (51.69%) Windows 7
4 48 (40.68%) Windows Server
5 32 (27.12%) Citrix
5 32 (27.12%) MS Office
5 32 (27.12%) ITIL
6 31 (26.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (24.58%) VMware
8 27 (22.88%) MS Excel
9 23 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (19.49%) SCCM
10 19 (16.10%) SQL
10 19 (16.10%) HP
10 19 (16.10%) MS Exchange
10 19 (16.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (14.41%) DNS
11 17 (14.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (13.56%) Cisco
13 15 (12.71%) Firewall
14 14 (11.86%) SLA
14 14 (11.86%) DHCP
15 13 (11.02%) Finance
15 13 (11.02%) Incident Management
16 12 (10.17%) PowerShell
16 12 (10.17%) Clustering
16 12 (10.17%) Windows XP
16 12 (10.17%) Linux
16 12 (10.17%) Change Management

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 19 (16.10%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.32%) IIS
3 10 (8.47%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (4.24%) Apache
6 5 (4.24%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.54%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.54%) WordPress
8 2 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.85%) JBoss
9 1 (0.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 32 (27.12%) MS Office
2 27 (22.88%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.47%) Office 365
2 4 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.69%) SaaS
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.85%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.41%) DNS
2 15 (12.71%) Firewall
3 14 (11.86%) DHCP
4 8 (6.78%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.78%) VPN
5 7 (5.93%) NetScaler
6 6 (5.08%) Internet
6 6 (5.08%) SAN
7 5 (4.24%) LAN
8 4 (3.39%) Intranet
9 3 (2.54%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.69%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.69%) HTTP
10 2 (1.69%) IPv6
10 2 (1.69%) MPLS
10 2 (1.69%) NAS
10 2 (1.69%) Skype
10 2 (1.69%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (1.69%) VoIP
10 2 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.85%) MS Access
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (5.08%) MSI
2 1 (0.85%) Metasploit
General
1 13 (11.02%) Finance
2 3 (2.54%) Back Office
2 3 (2.54%) Banking
3 2 (1.69%) Legal
3 2 (1.69%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.85%) Advertising
4 1 (0.85%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.24%) Middleware
2 3 (2.54%) Web Services
3 2 (1.69%) CSS
4 1 (0.85%) .NET
4 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.17%) Clustering
2 7 (5.93%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.93%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.24%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.24%) CMDB
4 5 (4.24%) Driving Licence
5 4 (3.39%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.39%) iPhone
6 3 (2.54%) NHS
6 3 (2.54%) Statistics
7 2 (1.69%) Cryptography
7 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.69%) iPad
7 2 (1.69%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.69%) User Experience
8 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.85%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (51.69%) Windows 7
3 48 (40.68%) Windows Server
4 31 (26.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (16.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (10.17%) Linux
6 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (10.17%) Windows XP
7 10 (8.47%) Unix
8 8 (6.78%) Windows 10
9 6 (5.08%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.54%) Android
11 3 (2.54%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.54%) Solaris
11 3 (2.54%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.69%) CentOS
12 2 (1.69%) HPUX
12 2 (1.69%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (27.12%) ITIL
2 13 (11.02%) Incident Management
3 12 (10.17%) Change Management
4 11 (9.32%) Application Packaging
4 11 (9.32%) Problem Management
5 9 (7.63%) Migration
6 8 (6.78%) High Availability
7 7 (5.93%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.08%) CRM
9 5 (4.24%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.24%) Data Privacy
9 5 (4.24%) E-Commerce
9 5 (4.24%) Escalation Management
9 5 (4.24%) ITIL V3
9 5 (4.24%) Knowledge Management
10 4 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.39%) Load Balancing
11 3 (2.54%) Project Management
11 3 (2.54%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (1.69%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.10%) SQL
2 12 (10.17%) PowerShell
3 6 (5.08%) VBScript
4 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.85%) C
5 1 (0.85%) C#
5 1 (0.85%) C++
5 1 (0.85%) Perl
5 1 (0.85%) Python
5 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (14.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.32%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.63%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (7.63%) MCSE
4 7 (5.93%) CCNA
5 6 (5.08%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.24%) MCP
7 4 (3.39%) CCA
7 4 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (3.39%) MCSA
8 3 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.54%) CCNP
8 3 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.69%) Degree
10 1 (0.85%) MCITP
10 1 (0.85%) MCTS
10 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.86%) SLA
2 5 (4.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.69%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 71 (60.17%) Active Directory
2 23 (19.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.47%) XenApp
4 8 (6.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (5.93%) VMware ESX
6 6 (5.08%) Hyper-V
6 6 (5.08%) Terminal Services
7 5 (4.24%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.69%) MetaFrame
8 2 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.69%) XenServer
9 1 (0.85%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.85%) UAG
9 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (19.49%) SCCM
2 8 (6.78%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (5.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (5.93%) WSUS
4 6 (5.08%) OpenView
5 5 (4.24%) HP SIM
5 5 (4.24%) Perfmon
6 4 (3.39%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.54%) Puppet
8 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.69%) Netcool
8 2 (1.69%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.69%) SCOM
9 1 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.85%) Nessus
9 1 (0.85%) OVSD
9 1 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 61 (51.69%) Microsoft
2 32 (27.12%) Citrix
3 29 (24.58%) VMware
4 19 (16.10%) HP
5 16 (13.56%) Cisco
6 11 (9.32%) Oracle
7 5 (4.24%) Lotus
7 5 (4.24%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.39%) Altiris
8 4 (3.39%) Dell
8 4 (3.39%) Veritas
9 3 (2.54%) Avaya
9 3 (2.54%) Intel Security
10 2 (1.69%) Apple
10 2 (1.69%) arcserve
10 2 (1.69%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.69%) EMC
10 2 (1.69%) NetApp
11 1 (0.85%) Bloomberg
11 1 (0.85%) Reuters
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