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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 596 587 493
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -94
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 64 87 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 64 68
Median daily rate £208 £165 £216
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.75% -23.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £300 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £208 £150 £195
% change year-on-year
+38.33% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 21
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.69 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.31% +49.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £13.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £140.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.96 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-24.44% -9.37%

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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 -36 60 £205 +24.24% 43
South East +11 19 £165 -1.49% 11
London -15 16 £204 +3.16% 18
Berkshire +16 11 £150 -25.00%
Reading +14 7 £135 -32.50%
South West +3 6 £173 +43.75% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 6 £260 -11.86%
North East -41 6 £260 -11.86%
Tyne and Wear -43 6 £260 -11.86%
Surrey +1 4 £178 -29.00% 6
Scotland +7 3 £275 -8.33% 1
East of England +7 3 £260 +116.66% 1
North West -12 3 £225 +66.66% 6
Wiltshire - 3 £140 -
Yorkshire - 3 - -
City of London +45 2 - - 6
Oxfordshire +9 2 £205 +38.98%
Essex +5 2 £280 -
East Midlands 0 2 £268 - 1
Edinburgh -6 2 - -
West Midlands -36 2 - - 1
Taunton - 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 - -
Hull - 2 - -
Abingdon - 2 £205 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £268 -
Somerset - 2 - - 2
Merseyside - 2 - - 1
East Yorkshire - 2 - -

Windows Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 123 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (58.54%) Active Directory
3 68 (55.28%) Windows 7
4 63 (51.22%) Microsoft
5 56 (45.53%) Windows Server
6 38 (30.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (27.64%) ITIL
8 32 (26.02%) Citrix
8 32 (26.02%) VMware
9 31 (25.20%) MS Office
10 27 (21.95%) SCCM
11 26 (21.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 26 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (18.70%) Linux
13 21 (17.07%) MS Exchange
13 21 (17.07%) SLA
14 20 (16.26%) SQL
15 19 (15.45%) MS Excel
16 18 (14.63%) HP
16 18 (14.63%) Incident Management
17 17 (13.82%) SQL Server
18 16 (13.01%) Microsoft Certification
19 15 (12.20%) Firewall
20 14 (11.38%) Unix
21 13 (10.57%) Oracle
21 13 (10.57%) Cisco
21 13 (10.57%) Finance
22 12 (9.76%) Clustering
22 12 (9.76%) DNS
22 12 (9.76%) Windows XP

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 21 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (8.13%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.50%) IIS
4 5 (4.07%) Apache
4 5 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (4.07%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.07%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.07%) WordPress
5 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.81%) Confluence
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.81%) JBoss
5 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 31 (25.20%) MS Office
2 19 (15.45%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.13%) Office 365
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.81%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.20%) Firewall
2 12 (9.76%) DNS
3 10 (8.13%) DHCP
3 10 (8.13%) TCP/IP
4 8 (6.50%) VPN
5 7 (5.69%) SAN
6 6 (4.88%) Intranet
6 6 (4.88%) NetScaler
7 4 (3.25%) Internet
7 4 (3.25%) LAN
8 3 (2.44%) Skype
8 3 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.63%) HTTP
9 2 (1.63%) IPsec
9 2 (1.63%) IPv6
9 2 (1.63%) NAS
9 2 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.63%) Software-Defined Networking
9 2 (1.63%) WAN
9 2 (1.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.81%) MS Access
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (4.88%) MSI
General
1 13 (10.57%) Finance
2 3 (2.44%) Back Office
2 3 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (0.81%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.07%) Middleware
2 2 (1.63%) CSS
3 1 (0.81%) .NET
3 1 (0.81%) Web Services
3 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.76%) Clustering
2 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.07%) CMDB
2 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.25%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.25%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.44%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.44%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.44%) iPhone
4 3 (2.44%) NHS
5 2 (1.63%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.63%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.63%) Statistics
5 2 (1.63%) User Experience
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.81%) iPad
6 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 123 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (55.28%) Windows 7
3 56 (45.53%) Windows Server
4 38 (30.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (21.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (18.70%) Linux
7 14 (11.38%) Unix
8 12 (9.76%) Windows 10
8 12 (9.76%) Windows XP
9 11 (8.94%) Windows 8
10 10 (8.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (2.44%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.44%) Solaris
13 2 (1.63%) Android
13 2 (1.63%) HPUX
13 2 (1.63%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.63%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.63%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.64%) ITIL
2 18 (14.63%) Incident Management
3 11 (8.94%) Application Packaging
3 11 (8.94%) Change Management
4 8 (6.50%) High Availability
4 8 (6.50%) Migration
4 8 (6.50%) Problem Management
5 7 (5.69%) Service Delivery
6 6 (4.88%) CRM
6 6 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.07%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.07%) Data Privacy
7 5 (4.07%) E-Commerce
7 5 (4.07%) Escalation Management
7 5 (4.07%) ITIL V3
7 5 (4.07%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (3.25%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (1.63%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (1.63%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.26%) SQL
2 11 (8.94%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.88%) VBScript
4 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.81%) C
5 1 (0.81%) C#
5 1 (0.81%) C++
5 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (13.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.13%) Security Cleared
3 9 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (6.50%) MCSE
5 7 (5.69%) CCNA
6 6 (4.88%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (2.44%) CCA
8 3 (2.44%) CCNP
8 3 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.44%) MCP
8 3 (2.44%) MCSA
9 2 (1.63%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.63%) Degree
10 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.07%) SLA
2 3 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 72 (58.54%) Active Directory
2 26 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.94%) XenApp
4 9 (7.32%) VMware ESX
5 8 (6.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (6.50%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.88%) Hyper-V
6 6 (4.88%) Terminal Services
7 5 (4.07%) XenServer
8 4 (3.25%) vSphere
9 2 (1.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.63%) MetaFrame
9 2 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.81%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.81%) Samba
10 1 (0.81%) UAG
10 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 27 (21.95%) SCCM
2 8 (6.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 7 (5.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (4.88%) OpenView
5 5 (4.07%) HP SIM
5 5 (4.07%) Perfmon
6 4 (3.25%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.25%) WSUS
7 2 (1.63%) Netcool
7 2 (1.63%) SCOM
7 2 (1.63%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.81%) Nessus
8 1 (0.81%) NetVault Backup
8 1 (0.81%) OVSD
8 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 63 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 32 (26.02%) Citrix
2 32 (26.02%) VMware
3 18 (14.63%) HP
4 13 (10.57%) Cisco
4 13 (10.57%) Oracle
5 7 (5.69%) Remedy
6 5 (4.07%) Avaya
6 5 (4.07%) Dell
6 5 (4.07%) Lotus
7 4 (3.25%) Altiris
7 4 (3.25%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.25%) Red Hat
7 4 (3.25%) Veritas
8 3 (2.44%) Apple
8 3 (2.44%) Intel Security
9 2 (1.63%) EMC
9 2 (1.63%) NetApp
9 2 (1.63%) Symantec
10 1 (0.81%) IBM