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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Support Engineer
UK
Rank 530 563 535
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 71 73 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 50 40
Median daily rate £200 £190 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £277 £311
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £184 £240
% change year-on-year
+8.84% -23.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 22
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £26.40 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £16.28
% change year-on-year
-9.37% -1.70%

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
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +9 70 £200 +5.26% 26
London +26 35 £175 -7.89% 15
South East 0 13 £243 +29.33% 6
Northamptonshire - 10 £200 -
East Midlands - 10 £200 -
Northampton - 9 £200 -
City of London +2 6 £120 -46.66% 2
Berkshire +4 5 £308 +101.63% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £350 - 2
Surrey +9 3 £135 -15.62% 2
South West -1 3 £186 +3.47% 1
North West +18 2 £165 +26.92% 2
Manchester +11 2 £165 +26.92% 2
West Midlands +10 2 - -
Oxfordshire -11 2 £260 +54.07% 2
Leeds - 2 £350 -
Chertsey - 2 - -
West Yorkshire - 2 £350 - 1
Kent +11 1 £105 -42.85%
Reading +4 1 £200 +37.93%
Bristol +3 1 £250 -
Wiltshire +2 1 - -
Oxford -2 1 £260 +30.00% 1
Hammersmith -3 1 - -
East of England -9 1 £175 +16.66%
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £123 -
East Sussex - 1 £325 -
Worcester - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £155 -

Windows Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 154 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (47.40%) Active Directory
3 64 (41.56%) Microsoft
4 60 (38.96%) Windows 7
5 52 (33.77%) MS Office
6 47 (30.52%) Windows Server
7 40 (25.97%) ITIL
8 39 (25.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (20.78%) Windows 10
10 29 (18.83%) Finance
10 29 (18.83%) MS Exchange
10 29 (18.83%) Citrix
11 28 (18.18%) VMware
12 26 (16.88%) SCCM
13 24 (15.58%) DNS
13 24 (15.58%) MS Excel
14 22 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (13.64%) Apple
15 21 (13.64%) Office 365
16 20 (12.99%) DHCP
17 19 (12.34%) Windows XP
18 18 (11.69%) Banking
19 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
20 16 (10.39%) Firewall
21 14 (9.09%) Cisco
22 13 (8.44%) VPN
22 13 (8.44%) Mac OS X
22 13 (8.44%) Linux
22 13 (8.44%) Data Centre
22 13 (8.44%) Exchange Server 2010

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 (18.83%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.84%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.95%) IIS
5 3 (1.95%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 52 (33.77%) MS Office
2 24 (15.58%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.64%) Office 365
2 5 (3.25%) OneDrive
3 3 (1.95%) SaaS
4 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.65%) G Suite
5 1 (0.65%) IaaS
5 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.58%) DNS
2 20 (12.99%) DHCP
3 16 (10.39%) Firewall
4 13 (8.44%) VPN
5 8 (5.19%) LAN
5 8 (5.19%) Unified Communications
6 7 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.55%) WAN
7 5 (3.25%) SAN
7 5 (3.25%) SSL
8 4 (2.60%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (2.60%) Internet
8 4 (2.60%) LDAP
8 4 (2.60%) VoIP
9 3 (1.95%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.95%) PBX
9 3 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.30%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.30%) FTP
10 2 (1.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.95%) MS Access
4 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Metasploit
General
1 29 (18.83%) Finance
2 18 (11.69%) Banking
3 7 (4.55%) Retail
4 6 (3.90%) Legal
5 5 (3.25%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.95%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.30%) Law
7 2 (1.30%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.65%) Advertising
8 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.60%) MSMQ
1 4 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (2.60%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.65%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.65%) WAP
2 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.44%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.49%) Blackberry
3 10 (6.49%) Clustering
3 10 (6.49%) iPad
4 6 (3.90%) iPhone
5 5 (3.25%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.95%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.95%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.65%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.65%) Fintech
8 1 (0.65%) Handset
8 1 (0.65%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 154 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (38.96%) Windows 7
3 47 (30.52%) Windows Server
4 39 (25.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (20.78%) Windows 10
6 22 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (12.34%) Windows XP
8 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (8.44%) Linux
9 13 (8.44%) Mac OS X
10 11 (7.14%) Mac OS
11 9 (5.84%) Android
11 9 (5.84%) Unix
12 7 (4.55%) Windows 8
13 6 (3.90%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.30%) CentOS
14 2 (1.30%) Solaris
14 2 (1.30%) SUSE
14 2 (1.30%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.65%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.97%) ITIL
2 11 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 10 (6.49%) ITIL V3
4 8 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (5.19%) Coaching
4 8 (5.19%) Migration
4 8 (5.19%) PRINCE2
4 8 (5.19%) Project Management
5 7 (4.55%) Data Loss Prevention
5 7 (4.55%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 7 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (4.55%) High Availability
5 7 (4.55%) SDLC
5 7 (4.55%) Server Building
6 5 (3.25%) Application Packaging
6 5 (3.25%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (3.25%) Incident Management
6 5 (3.25%) Statistics
6 5 (3.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (2.60%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.84%) SQL
2 8 (5.19%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.90%) Perl
3 6 (3.90%) Python
4 5 (3.25%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.30%) Java
6 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.65%) VB
6 1 (0.65%) VB6
6 1 (0.65%) VBA
6 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (5.19%) Degree
2 7 (4.55%) DBS Check
3 6 (3.90%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.60%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.95%) MCDST
7 2 (1.30%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.30%) MCP
7 2 (1.30%) MCSA
7 2 (1.30%) MCSE
8 1 (0.65%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.65%) ACMT
8 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.65%) MCITP
8 1 (0.65%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.79%) SLA
2 3 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 73 (47.40%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.79%) XenApp
3 11 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 8 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (4.55%) vSphere
6 5 (3.25%) BitLocker
6 5 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.95%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.65%) Firmware
9 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 26 (16.88%) SCCM
2 3 (1.95%) Puppet
3 2 (1.30%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (1.30%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.30%) Netcool
3 2 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.30%) WSUS
4 1 (0.65%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.65%) Nagios
4 1 (0.65%) SCOM
4 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.65%) SCSM
4 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.65%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.65%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.65%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 64 (41.56%) Microsoft
2 29 (18.83%) Citrix
3 28 (18.18%) VMware
4 21 (13.64%) Apple
5 14 (9.09%) Cisco
6 8 (5.19%) Intel Security
7 6 (3.90%) HP
7 6 (3.90%) ThinPrint
8 5 (3.25%) WorldPay
9 4 (2.60%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.60%) Google
9 4 (2.60%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.95%) Dell
10 3 (1.95%) Oracle
10 3 (1.95%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.95%) Symantec
10 3 (1.95%) Veritas
11 2 (1.30%) EMC
11 2 (1.30%) Remedy
11 2 (1.30%) Sophos
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