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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Support Engineer
Rank 537 566 510
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -56
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 83 91 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 71
Median daily rate £200 £188 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -12.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £123 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £435 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £173 £175
% change year-on-year
+15.94% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 25
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £81.25 £18.00 £23.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.26%

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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +1 78 £200 +5.26% 20
London -1 45 £200 -28.88% 10
South East +10 10 £215 -4.44% 3
East Midlands +4 8 £200 +23.07% 1
Yorkshire +26 7 - -
Leeds +20 6 - -
West Yorkshire +16 6 - -
City of London -2 6 £159 -67.84% 1
Northampton - 6 £270 - 1
Northamptonshire - 6 £270 - 1
Surrey +16 4 £280 +75.00%
Berkshire +1 4 £215 -36.29% 2
Birmingham -8 3 £138 +44.73%
West Midlands -9 3 £138 +44.73% 1
Edinburgh +19 2 - -
Scotland +15 2 - -
North West +6 2 £275 +57.14% 4
Reading -1 2 £170 -49.62%
Guildford -3 2 £425 -
South Wales - 2 £165 -
Cardiff - 2 £165 -
Wales - 2 £165 -
Hampshire +24 1 £294 -5.16%
Knutsford +12 1 £275 +27.90%
Cheshire +9 1 £275 +27.90% 2
East of England +7 1 £215 +79.16%
South West +3 1 £130 -25.71% 1
Manchester +3 1 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 £335 -
Bristol - 1 £130 -

Windows Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 153 (100.00%) Windows
2 78 (50.98%) Active Directory
3 71 (46.41%) Windows 7
4 70 (45.75%) Microsoft
5 55 (35.95%) Windows Server
6 48 (31.37%) ITIL
7 46 (30.07%) MS Office
8 42 (27.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (26.80%) Citrix
10 36 (23.53%) VMware
11 31 (20.26%) MS Excel
12 30 (19.61%) SCCM
13 28 (18.30%) MS Exchange
14 27 (17.65%) DNS
15 26 (16.99%) Firewall
15 26 (16.99%) Windows Server 2012
16 24 (15.69%) Finance
17 23 (15.03%) DHCP
18 19 (12.42%) SLA
18 19 (12.42%) HP
19 18 (11.76%) Cisco
20 17 (11.11%) Windows 10
20 17 (11.11%) Windows XP
21 16 (10.46%) Windows Server 2003
21 16 (10.46%) Banking
22 15 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
22 15 (9.80%) SQL
22 15 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
23 14 (9.15%) Problem Management
23 14 (9.15%) Office 365

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 28 (18.30%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.84%) IIS
2 12 (7.84%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.27%) Apache
5 5 (3.27%) IBM Notes
6 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.61%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.65%) JBoss
8 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 46 (30.07%) MS Office
2 31 (20.26%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Eikon
1 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.15%) Office 365
2 5 (3.27%) SaaS
3 4 (2.61%) OneDrive
4 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.65%) G Suite
5 1 (0.65%) IaaS
5 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.65%) DNS
2 26 (16.99%) Firewall
3 23 (15.03%) DHCP
4 9 (5.88%) Internet
5 8 (5.23%) LAN
5 8 (5.23%) VPN
6 6 (3.92%) SAN
6 6 (3.92%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.27%) LDAP
8 4 (2.61%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (2.61%) Skype
8 4 (2.61%) VoIP
8 4 (2.61%) WAN
9 3 (1.96%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (1.96%) MPLS
9 3 (1.96%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.31%) NAS
10 2 (1.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.61%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.31%) MS Access
3 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.92%) MSI
2 2 (1.31%) Metasploit
General
1 24 (15.69%) Finance
2 16 (10.46%) Banking
3 6 (3.92%) Legal
4 5 (3.27%) Retail
5 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.31%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.27%) Middleware
2 4 (2.61%) MSMQ
2 4 (2.61%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (2.61%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.96%) Web Services
4 1 (0.65%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.65%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.50%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.54%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 9 (5.88%) iPad
3 9 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.23%) Clustering
5 6 (3.92%) iPhone
6 5 (3.27%) CMDB
6 5 (3.27%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.27%) Statistics
7 3 (1.96%) Cryptography
7 3 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.31%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.65%) Fintech
9 1 (0.65%) Handset
9 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.65%) NHS
9 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 153 (100.00%) Windows
2 71 (46.41%) Windows 7
3 55 (35.95%) Windows Server
4 42 (27.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (16.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 17 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 16 (10.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (8.50%) Linux
9 11 (7.19%) Unix
10 9 (5.88%) Mac OS
10 9 (5.88%) Mac OS X
10 9 (5.88%) Windows 8
11 8 (5.23%) Android
12 5 (3.27%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.96%) CentOS
13 3 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.96%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.31%) AIX
14 2 (1.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (31.37%) ITIL
2 14 (9.15%) Problem Management
3 12 (7.84%) Incident Management
4 11 (7.19%) Application Packaging
4 11 (7.19%) Change Management
5 9 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
5 9 (5.88%) Server Building
6 8 (5.23%) Migration
7 7 (4.58%) ITIL V3
7 7 (4.58%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.92%) Coaching
8 6 (3.92%) CRM
8 6 (3.92%) High Availability
9 5 (3.27%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.27%) Data Privacy
9 5 (3.27%) E-Commerce
9 5 (3.27%) Escalation Management
9 5 (3.27%) Project Management
10 4 (2.61%) Load Balancing
11 3 (1.96%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.80%) SQL
2 9 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.92%) Perl
3 6 (3.92%) Python
4 5 (3.27%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.31%) VBScript
6 1 (0.65%) Java
6 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.65%) VB
6 1 (0.65%) VB6
6 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.88%) MCSE
3 7 (4.58%) Security Cleared
4 6 (3.92%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.27%) MCP
6 4 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.61%) Degree
7 3 (1.96%) CCA
7 3 (1.96%) CCNA
7 3 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.96%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.96%) MCSA
8 2 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.31%) MCITP
9 1 (0.65%) ACMT
9 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.65%) MCDST
9 1 (0.65%) MCTS
9 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.42%) SLA
2 6 (3.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.96%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 78 (50.98%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.50%) XenApp
4 8 (5.23%) vSphere
4 8 (5.23%) XenDesktop
5 7 (4.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (3.27%) Terminal Services
7 4 (2.61%) BitLocker
8 3 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.31%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.65%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.65%) UAG
10 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (19.61%) SCCM
2 7 (4.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (3.92%) HP SIM
3 6 (3.92%) WSUS
4 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (3.27%) OpenView
4 5 (3.27%) Perfmon
4 5 (3.27%) Puppet
5 4 (2.61%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.31%) Casper Suite
6 2 (1.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.31%) Netcool
6 2 (1.31%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.65%) Nagios
7 1 (0.65%) SCOM
Vendors
1 70 (45.75%) Microsoft
2 41 (26.80%) Citrix
3 36 (23.53%) VMware
4 19 (12.42%) HP
5 18 (11.76%) Cisco
6 9 (5.88%) Apple
6 9 (5.88%) Intel Security
7 7 (4.58%) Oracle
8 6 (3.92%) ThinPrint
9 5 (3.27%) Dell
9 5 (3.27%) Lotus
9 5 (3.27%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.61%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.61%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.61%) Veritas
11 3 (1.96%) Altiris
11 3 (1.96%) arcserve
11 3 (1.96%) Remedy
12 2 (1.31%) SonicWALL
12 2 (1.31%) Symantec
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