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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 594 545 511
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 47 93 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 51 67
Median daily rate £200 £165 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £330 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £155 £166
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 14
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.88 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.60% -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £12.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £18.20 £115.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.98 £14.88 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-19.47% -4.03%

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -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 25 May 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
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 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
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 -58 43 £200 +17.64% 40
London -15 20 £188 -13.79% 16
South East -14 13 £200 +29.03% 7
Oxfordshire +16 5 £200 +26.98% 2
Berkshire - 5 £363 - 1
Oxford +7 4 £200 +21.21%
Edinburgh -5 4 - -
Scotland -15 4 - -
Hammersmith +4 3 £120 -22.58%
West Midlands -6 3 £330 +65.00%
North West -13 3 - - 3
Somerset +11 2 £204 - 1
Merseyside -1 2 - - 2
Liverpool -5 2 - - 2
South West -9 2 £204 +1.87% 4
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
City of London +39 1 £188 -2.59% 6
Yorkshire +1 1 £163 -18.75% 3
Norfolk -2 1 £325 +109.67%
West Yorkshire -3 1 £163 -18.75% 3
Croydon -10 1 - -
East of England -11 1 £325 +170.83% 5
Surrey -13 1 £150 - 2
Kent -14 1 £180 -40.00%
East Sussex - 1 - -
Northwood - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Northwich - 1 - -
Tonbridge - 1 £180 -

Windows Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 71 (57.72%) Active Directory
3 64 (52.03%) Windows 7
4 58 (47.15%) Microsoft
5 56 (45.53%) Windows Server
6 37 (30.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (26.02%) ITIL
8 30 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (23.58%) Linux
9 29 (23.58%) MS Exchange
10 27 (21.95%) MS Office
11 26 (21.14%) Citrix
12 25 (20.33%) VMware
13 19 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (15.45%) SCCM
13 19 (15.45%) Windows 8
14 18 (14.63%) Office 365
15 16 (13.01%) Finance
15 16 (13.01%) SLA
15 16 (13.01%) SQL Server
15 16 (13.01%) MS Excel
16 15 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
17 14 (11.38%) Incident Management
17 14 (11.38%) PowerShell
17 14 (11.38%) Unix
18 13 (10.57%) DNS
18 13 (10.57%) Remedy
19 12 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
19 12 (9.76%) Cisco
19 12 (9.76%) SQL

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 29 (23.58%) MS Exchange
2 15 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.32%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.07%) WordPress
5 4 (3.25%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.25%) IIS
6 3 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.44%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.63%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.81%) Confluence
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 27 (21.95%) MS Office
2 16 (13.01%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.63%) Office 365
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.81%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.57%) DNS
2 9 (7.32%) DHCP
2 9 (7.32%) TCP/IP
3 8 (6.50%) Intranet
4 7 (5.69%) Firewall
4 7 (5.69%) VPN
5 5 (4.07%) Internet
5 5 (4.07%) NetScaler
6 3 (2.44%) LAN
6 3 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.44%) SAN
7 2 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.63%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.63%) HTTP
7 2 (1.63%) IPsec
7 2 (1.63%) IPv6
7 2 (1.63%) Software-Defined Networking
7 2 (1.63%) VoIP
7 2 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.01%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (5.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.07%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 16 (13.01%) Finance
2 6 (4.88%) Banking
3 2 (1.63%) Back Office
3 2 (1.63%) Front Office
3 2 (1.63%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.63%) Law
3 2 (1.63%) Retail
4 1 (0.81%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.63%) CSS
2 1 (0.81%) .NET
2 1 (0.81%) Web Services
2 1 (0.81%) XML
2 1 (0.81%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.88%) Blackberry
1 6 (4.88%) Client/Server
1 6 (4.88%) iPhone
2 5 (4.07%) Clustering
2 5 (4.07%) Driving Licence
2 5 (4.07%) NHS
3 4 (3.25%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.63%) EPoS
4 2 (1.63%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.63%) iPad
4 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.63%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.63%) Smartphone
4 2 (1.63%) Statistics
4 2 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.81%) CMDB
5 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 123 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (52.03%) Windows 7
3 56 (45.53%) Windows Server
4 37 (30.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (23.58%) Linux
7 19 (15.45%) Windows 8
8 14 (11.38%) Unix
9 11 (8.94%) Windows 10
10 10 (8.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (6.50%) Windows XP
12 5 (4.07%) Apple iOS
13 4 (3.25%) Android
13 4 (3.25%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.63%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.81%) HPUX
15 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X Server
15 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (26.02%) ITIL
2 14 (11.38%) Incident Management
3 8 (6.50%) Migration
4 6 (4.88%) Change Management
4 6 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (3.25%) Application Packaging
5 4 (3.25%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.44%) High Availability
6 3 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (2.44%) Load Balancing
6 3 (2.44%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.63%) Information Security
7 2 (1.63%) ITSM
7 2 (1.63%) Logistics
7 2 (1.63%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (1.63%) Time Management
8 1 (0.81%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (0.81%) Change Control
8 1 (0.81%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (0.81%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.38%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.76%) SQL
3 6 (4.88%) VBScript
4 2 (1.63%) Java
4 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.63%) VB
5 1 (0.81%) C
5 1 (0.81%) C#
5 1 (0.81%) C++
5 1 (0.81%) Perl
5 1 (0.81%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.32%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (5.69%) CCNA
3 7 (5.69%) MCSE
4 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.07%) Degree
6 4 (3.25%) HNC
6 4 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (3.25%) RHCSA
7 3 (2.44%) CCNP
8 2 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.63%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (1.63%) MCP
8 2 (1.63%) MCSA
8 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.81%) CCA
9 1 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.81%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.81%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.01%) SLA
2 2 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 71 (57.72%) Active Directory
2 19 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.94%) XenApp
4 10 (8.13%) VMware ESX
5 8 (6.50%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.88%) Hyper-V
7 4 (3.25%) XenServer
8 3 (2.44%) vSphere
9 2 (1.63%) Samba
9 2 (1.63%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.81%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.81%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.81%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (15.45%) SCCM
2 5 (4.07%) Nagios
2 5 (4.07%) WSUS
3 4 (3.25%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.63%) Puppet
4 2 (1.63%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.63%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.81%) Nessus
5 1 (0.81%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (0.81%) OpenView
5 1 (0.81%) OVSD
5 1 (0.81%) SCOM
5 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 58 (47.15%) Microsoft
2 26 (21.14%) Citrix
3 25 (20.33%) VMware
4 13 (10.57%) Remedy
5 12 (9.76%) Cisco
6 9 (7.32%) HP
7 7 (5.69%) Apple
8 6 (4.88%) Oracle
9 5 (4.07%) Altiris
9 5 (4.07%) Avaya
9 5 (4.07%) IBM
10 4 (3.25%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.44%) Symantec
12 2 (1.63%) Dell
12 2 (1.63%) Lotus
12 2 (1.63%) NetApp
13 1 (0.81%) BMC
13 1 (0.81%) EMC
13 1 (0.81%) Juniper
13 1 (0.81%) Red Hat
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