The table below looks at the statistics for the Windows Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 578 560 593
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 34 26 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.049% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.053% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 8
Average daily rate
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£233 £313 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.60% +6.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £200 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £460 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £233 £260 £283
% change year-on-year
-10.57% -7.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 0
Average hourly rate £22.88 £13.87 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £13.87 -
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Windows Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 29 £268 -14.40% 2
South East +16 16 £290 -
Reading - 11 £300 -
Berkshire - 11 £300 -
East of England -14 7 £218 -
South Wales -9 4 £120 -
Wales -19 4 £120 -
Surrey -4 2 £268 -
South West -44 2 £125 -53.27%
Yorkshire - 2 £210 -
London +2 1 - - 2
Bristol - 1 £125 -
Essex - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £210 -
Scotland - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -

Windows Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Windows Support Engineer in their job title.

1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (65.08%) Windows 7
3 25 (39.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (34.92%) Microsoft
5 21 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 18 (28.57%) Windows 8
7 17 (26.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (22.22%) Citrix
8 14 (22.22%) VMware
8 14 (22.22%) SCCM
9 13 (20.63%) ITIL
10 12 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (17.46%) Linux
12 10 (15.87%) MS Office
12 10 (15.87%) DHCP
12 10 (15.87%) DNS
12 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
12 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 9 (14.29%) Terminal Services
13 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (14.29%) Migration
14 8 (12.70%) WMI
14 8 (12.70%) HP
14 8 (12.70%) MCSE
14 8 (12.70%) MCP
14 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
14 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
15 7 (11.11%) SLA
16 6 (9.52%) LAN

Windows Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Windows Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.17%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.17%) Apache
4 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) MS Office
2 9 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) SaaS
2 1 (1.59%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) DHCP
1 10 (15.87%) DNS
2 6 (9.52%) LAN
2 6 (9.52%) WAN
3 5 (7.94%) Firewall
4 4 (6.35%) Wireless
4 4 (6.35%) SAN
5 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.59%) VoIP
6 1 (1.59%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.59%) VLAN
6 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) MSI
1 1 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (6.35%) Front Office
1 4 (6.35%) Back Office
2 2 (3.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Retail
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.59%) Publishing
3 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.59%) Middleware
1 1 (1.59%) Web Services
1 1 (1.59%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
1 4 (6.35%) Statistics
2 3 (4.76%) HP StorageWorks
3 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.59%) iPhone
4 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.59%) Open Source
4 1 (1.59%) iPad
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.59%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (65.08%) Windows 7
3 25 (39.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 11 (17.46%) Linux
6 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (6.35%) Android
9 3 (4.76%) UNIX
10 2 (3.17%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.59%) CentOS
11 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.59%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) ITIL
2 9 (14.29%) Migration
3 5 (7.94%) Software Deployment
3 5 (7.94%) Workflow
3 5 (7.94%) Service Management
3 5 (7.94%) ITSM
4 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.35%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (6.35%) Time Management
5 3 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
5 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 3 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.17%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.59%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.59%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.59%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.59%) CRM
7 1 (1.59%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.59%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) R
1 3 (4.76%) SQL
2 2 (3.17%) Korn
2 2 (3.17%) VB
2 2 (3.17%) C
2 2 (3.17%) Perl
2 2 (3.17%) Bourne shell
3 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (26.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
3 8 (12.70%) MCSE
3 8 (12.70%) MCP
3 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
4 5 (7.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (6.35%) Degree
5 4 (6.35%) CCA
5 4 (6.35%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (4.76%) HNC
7 2 (3.17%) CCNP
7 2 (3.17%) CCNA
7 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (14.29%) Terminal Services
4 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.76%) XenApp
5 3 (4.76%) XenServer
6 2 (3.17%) NFS
7 1 (1.59%) vSphere
7 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.59%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.59%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) SCCM
2 8 (12.70%) WMI
3 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.17%) Nagios
3 2 (3.17%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.59%) OpenView
4 1 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.59%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (1.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (34.92%) Microsoft
2 14 (22.22%) Citrix
2 14 (22.22%) VMware
3 8 (12.70%) HP
4 5 (7.94%) Cisco
5 3 (4.76%) Dell
5 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.17%) Altiris
6 2 (3.17%) EMC
6 2 (3.17%) Veritas
6 2 (3.17%) Lotus
6 2 (3.17%) Isilon
7 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.59%) Compaq
7 1 (1.59%) Symantec
7 1 (1.59%) McAfee
7 1 (1.59%) Sophos
7 1 (1.59%) Progress
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle
7 1 (1.59%) Computacenter