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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 586 539 498
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 61 97 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 48 74
Median daily rate £188 £160 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £194 £160 £155
% change year-on-year
+21.09% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 13
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £12.20 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £20.80 £115.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.98 £16.53 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-27.52% -32.54%

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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 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 4 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
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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 -52 59 £188 +15.38% 34
London -25 24 £188 -10.71% 11
South East -8 23 £188 +17.18% 8
Berkshire - 10 £145 - 5
Reading - 9 £145 - 2
Oxfordshire +11 7 £200 +26.98% 1
Oxford +13 6 £200 +21.21%
South West -1 3 £204 - 2
North West -3 3 - - 2
Hampshire -8 3 £275 +71.87% 1
West Midlands -11 3 £330 +65.00% 1
Kent -18 3 £180 -40.00%
Somerset +9 2 £204 - 1
Hammersmith +4 2 £120 -22.58%
Merseyside +2 2 - - 1
East of England -3 2 £325 +170.83% 3
Liverpool -3 2 - -
Winchester -3 2 £288 +91.66%
Edinburgh -12 2 - -
Scotland -18 2 - -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
City of London +33 1 £188 -2.59% 3
West Yorkshire +5 1 £163 -18.75% 2
Cambridgeshire +4 1 - - 3
Cambridge +1 1 - - 1
Northwood 0 1 - -
Yorkshire -3 1 £163 -18.75% 5
Bristol -5 1 - -
Norfolk -7 1 £325 +109.67%
Croydon -15 1 - -

Windows Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Windows
2 77 (61.11%) Active Directory
3 66 (52.38%) Windows 7
4 59 (46.83%) Microsoft
5 56 (44.44%) Windows Server
6 35 (27.78%) ITIL
7 34 (26.98%) MS Exchange
7 34 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (23.02%) MS Office
9 28 (22.22%) Linux
9 28 (22.22%) Citrix
9 28 (22.22%) VMware
9 28 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (17.46%) SCCM
11 21 (16.67%) Windows 8
12 19 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
13 18 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 18 (14.29%) SQL Server
13 18 (14.29%) Office 365
14 17 (13.49%) SLA
15 16 (12.70%) Finance
16 15 (11.90%) SQL
17 13 (10.32%) Incident Management
17 13 (10.32%) Unix
17 13 (10.32%) Remedy
18 12 (9.52%) Cisco
18 12 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
18 12 (9.52%) SharePoint
18 12 (9.52%) PowerShell

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 34 (26.98%) MS Exchange
2 18 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.97%) IIS
4 5 (3.97%) WordPress
5 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.17%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.38%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.59%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.59%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.79%) Confluence
Applications
1 29 (23.02%) MS Office
2 18 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.73%) DNS
2 9 (7.14%) Intranet
3 7 (5.56%) DHCP
3 7 (5.56%) Firewall
3 7 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 7 (5.56%) VPN
4 6 (4.76%) Internet
5 4 (3.17%) NetScaler
6 3 (2.38%) LAN
6 3 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.38%) SAN
7 2 (1.59%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (1.59%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.59%) VoIP
7 2 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.59%) Wireless
8 1 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.79%) IPsec
8 1 (0.79%) SSH
8 1 (0.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 16 (12.70%) Finance
2 8 (6.35%) Banking
3 3 (2.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Back Office
4 2 (1.59%) Front Office
4 2 (1.59%) Law
4 2 (1.59%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.59%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.79%) CSS
2 1 (0.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 7 (5.56%) iPhone
2 6 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.97%) NHS
4 4 (3.17%) Clustering
4 4 (3.17%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.59%) EPoS
6 2 (1.59%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.59%) iPad
6 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.59%) Statistics
6 2 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.79%) CMDB
7 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.79%) User Experience
7 1 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 126 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (52.38%) Windows 7
3 56 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 34 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (22.22%) Linux
5 28 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 13 (10.32%) Unix
8 11 (8.73%) Windows 10
9 10 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (6.35%) Windows XP
11 6 (4.76%) Apple iOS
12 5 (3.97%) Android
12 5 (3.97%) Mac OS X
13 3 (2.38%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.78%) ITIL
2 13 (10.32%) Incident Management
3 8 (6.35%) Migration
4 6 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (3.97%) Change Management
6 4 (3.17%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.38%) Application Packaging
7 3 (2.38%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (2.38%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.59%) Desktop Publishing
8 2 (1.59%) Information Security
8 2 (1.59%) ITSM
8 2 (1.59%) Logistics
8 2 (1.59%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (1.59%) Time Management
9 1 (0.79%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (0.79%) Business Continuity
9 1 (0.79%) Extreme Programming
9 1 (0.79%) Scrum
9 1 (0.79%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.90%) SQL
2 12 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.17%) VBScript
4 2 (1.59%) Java
5 1 (0.79%) Perl
5 1 (0.79%) Python
5 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.76%) CCNA
3 6 (4.76%) Degree
3 6 (4.76%) MCSE
3 6 (4.76%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.17%) HNC
4 4 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.17%) RHCSA
5 3 (2.38%) CCNP
5 3 (2.38%) MCP
6 2 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.59%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.59%) MCSA
6 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.79%) MCITP
7 1 (0.79%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.49%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 77 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 19 (15.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.94%) XenApp
4 9 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 8 (6.35%) Hyper-V
6 7 (5.56%) XenDesktop
7 6 (4.76%) vSphere
8 3 (2.38%) XenServer
9 2 (1.59%) Samba
10 1 (0.79%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.79%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (17.46%) SCCM
2 5 (3.97%) Nagios
3 4 (3.17%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.17%) WSUS
4 3 (2.38%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.59%) Puppet
5 2 (1.59%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.79%) Nessus
6 1 (0.79%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (0.79%) OpenView
6 1 (0.79%) OVSD
6 1 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 59 (46.83%) Microsoft
2 28 (22.22%) Citrix
2 28 (22.22%) VMware
3 13 (10.32%) Remedy
4 12 (9.52%) Cisco
5 10 (7.94%) HP
6 8 (6.35%) Apple
7 6 (4.76%) Avaya
7 6 (4.76%) Oracle
8 5 (3.97%) IBM
9 4 (3.17%) Altiris
9 4 (3.17%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.17%) Symantec
10 2 (1.59%) Adobe
10 2 (1.59%) Dell
10 2 (1.59%) Lotus
11 1 (0.79%) BMC
11 1 (0.79%) EMC
11 1 (0.79%) Juniper
11 1 (0.79%) NetApp
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