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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 583 572 473
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -99
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 65 88 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.16% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 95
Median daily rate £215 £175 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -18.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £400 £367
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £135 £200
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -32.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 27
Median hourly rate £11.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £12.69 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.20 £21.94 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-26.66% -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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -4 59 £213 +18.05% 29
London -21 25 £175 -41.66% 15
South East +7 11 £220 +29.41% 4
South West +11 10 £132 +10.00% 4
Scotland +12 4 £194 +102.45%
Wiltshire +10 4 £130 -4.07%
Berkshire +7 4 £135 -32.50%
Surrey +7 4 £425 - 2
North East -13 4 £260 -
Bristol - 4 £184 - 2
Reading +18 3 £135 -32.50%
Tyne and Wear -26 3 £260 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 3 £260 -
Yorkshire - 3 £360 - 1
Swindon - 3 £125 -
Somerset +24 2 - - 1
City of London +15 2 - -
Hampshire +11 2 £294 +68.00%
North West +9 2 £250 -19.35% 1
Cheshire +2 2 £250 -21.25%
East Midlands -2 2 £210 - 2
East of England -3 2 £258 +114.58% 2
Northamptonshire - 2 £210 - 1
Guildford - 2 £425 -
Knutsford - 2 £250 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Taunton +15 1 - -
Essex +3 1 £300 +37.61%
Suffolk - 1 £215 -
Wales - 1 - -

Windows Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 70 (56.91%) Active Directory
3 62 (50.41%) Microsoft
4 61 (49.59%) Windows 7
5 44 (35.77%) Windows Server
6 38 (30.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (27.64%) Citrix
7 34 (27.64%) ITIL
7 34 (27.64%) MS Office
8 30 (24.39%) MS Excel
9 29 (23.58%) VMware
10 24 (19.51%) SCCM
11 23 (18.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (18.70%) HP
12 19 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (15.45%) DNS
13 18 (14.63%) Firewall
13 18 (14.63%) Finance
14 17 (13.82%) Cisco
14 17 (13.82%) SQL
15 15 (12.20%) DHCP
16 14 (11.38%) MS Exchange
16 14 (11.38%) SLA
16 14 (11.38%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (11.38%) PowerShell
17 13 (10.57%) Incident Management
18 12 (9.76%) Clustering
18 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
18 12 (9.76%) Windows XP
18 12 (9.76%) SQL Server

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 14 (11.38%) MS Exchange
2 12 (9.76%) IIS
3 7 (5.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (5.69%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.07%) Apache
4 5 (4.07%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.44%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.81%) JBoss
8 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 34 (27.64%) MS Office
2 30 (24.39%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.94%) Office 365
2 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.44%) SaaS
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.81%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.45%) DNS
2 18 (14.63%) Firewall
3 15 (12.20%) DHCP
4 8 (6.50%) VPN
5 7 (5.69%) Internet
5 7 (5.69%) LAN
5 7 (5.69%) NetScaler
5 7 (5.69%) SAN
6 6 (4.88%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.25%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (3.25%) WAN
8 3 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (2.44%) MPLS
8 3 (2.44%) VLAN
9 2 (1.63%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.63%) FTP
9 2 (1.63%) SMTP
9 2 (1.63%) VoIP
9 2 (1.63%) Wireless
9 2 (1.63%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.63%) MS Access
2 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (4.88%) MSI
2 2 (1.63%) Metasploit
General
1 18 (14.63%) Finance
2 10 (8.13%) Banking
3 3 (2.44%) Back Office
4 2 (1.63%) Legal
4 2 (1.63%) Retail
4 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.81%) Advertising
5 1 (0.81%) Front Office
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.07%) Middleware
2 3 (2.44%) Web Services
3 1 (0.81%) .NET
3 1 (0.81%) CSS
3 1 (0.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.76%) Clustering
2 11 (8.94%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.50%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (4.88%) Blackberry
5 6 (4.88%) Driving Licence
6 5 (4.07%) CMDB
7 4 (3.25%) iPhone
7 4 (3.25%) Statistics
8 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.44%) Cryptography
8 3 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.44%) iPad
9 2 (1.63%) NHS
9 2 (1.63%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.81%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.81%) HP StoreVirtual
10 1 (0.81%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 123 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (49.59%) Windows 7
3 44 (35.77%) Windows Server
4 38 (30.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (18.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (9.76%) Windows XP
7 10 (8.13%) Unix
8 9 (7.32%) Windows 10
9 8 (6.50%) Linux
10 7 (5.69%) Windows 8
11 5 (4.07%) Mac OS X
12 4 (3.25%) Android
12 4 (3.25%) Apple iOS
12 4 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (3.25%) Solaris
12 4 (3.25%) Ubuntu
13 3 (2.44%) CentOS
14 2 (1.63%) HPUX
14 2 (1.63%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.64%) ITIL
2 13 (10.57%) Incident Management
3 11 (8.94%) Application Packaging
3 11 (8.94%) Change Management
3 11 (8.94%) Problem Management
4 8 (6.50%) High Availability
5 6 (4.88%) CRM
5 6 (4.88%) Service Delivery
6 5 (4.07%) Configuration Management
6 5 (4.07%) Data Privacy
6 5 (4.07%) E-Commerce
6 5 (4.07%) Escalation Management
6 5 (4.07%) ITIL V3
6 5 (4.07%) Knowledge Management
6 5 (4.07%) Migration
7 4 (3.25%) Project Management
8 3 (2.44%) Computer Security
8 3 (2.44%) Information Security
8 3 (2.44%) Load Balancing
8 3 (2.44%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.82%) SQL
2 14 (11.38%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.69%) VBScript
4 2 (1.63%) Perl
4 2 (1.63%) Python
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%) Java
5 1 (0.81%) VB
5 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (11.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.50%) MCSE
4 7 (5.69%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.88%) CCNA
5 6 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.25%) CCA
6 4 (3.25%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (3.25%) MCP
7 2 (1.63%) Degree
7 2 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.63%) MCSA
8 1 (0.81%) ACMT
8 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.81%) MCITP
8 1 (0.81%) MCTS
8 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (11.38%) SLA
2 5 (4.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.44%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.81%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (56.91%) Active Directory
2 19 (15.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.13%) XenApp
4 8 (6.50%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (4.88%) Terminal Services
6 5 (4.07%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.25%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.44%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.63%) MetaFrame
9 2 (1.63%) XenServer
10 1 (0.81%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.81%) UAG
10 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (19.51%) SCCM
2 8 (6.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (6.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (6.50%) WSUS
3 6 (4.88%) HP SIM
3 6 (4.88%) OpenView
4 5 (4.07%) NetBackup
4 5 (4.07%) Perfmon
4 5 (4.07%) Puppet
5 3 (2.44%) Netcool
6 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.63%) SCDPM
6 2 (1.63%) SCOM
7 1 (0.81%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.81%) OVSD
7 1 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 62 (50.41%) Microsoft
2 34 (27.64%) Citrix
3 29 (23.58%) VMware
4 23 (18.70%) HP
5 17 (13.82%) Cisco
6 9 (7.32%) Oracle
7 6 (4.88%) Intel Security
7 6 (4.88%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.07%) Apple
8 5 (4.07%) Dell
8 5 (4.07%) Lotus
8 5 (4.07%) Veritas
9 4 (3.25%) Altiris
9 4 (3.25%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.25%) Palo Alto
10 3 (2.44%) arcserve
10 3 (2.44%) EMC
10 3 (2.44%) Symantec
11 2 (1.63%) NetApp
11 2 (1.63%) SonicWALL
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