Period
to 18 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Support Engineer was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows Support Engineer
South West > Dorset
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 - 36
Rank change year-on-year - +36 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 5 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.66% - 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% - 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 10
Dorset median daily rate £165 - £120
South West median daily rate £175 £137 £135
% change year-on-year +27.74% +1.48% -32.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Dorset median hourly rate £11.42 - -
South West median hourly rate £11.42 - £17.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Dorset
Contract vacancies in Dorset with a recognized job title 295 381 403
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.68% 96.70% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 260 208
Dorset median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +14.50%
10th Percentile £183 £195 £163
90th Percentile £500 £500 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 67
Dorset median hourly rate £23.11 £14.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.34% -61.84% +127.27%
10th Percentile £10.32 £10.64 £11.55
90th Percentile £48.75 £28.37 £43.85
South West median hourly rate £27.50 £25.88 £30.00
% change year-on-year +6.28% -13.75% +50.00%

Windows Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

Job postings that featured Windows Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Dorset.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Support Engineer in Dorset

Windows Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Support Engineer in Dorset.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Support Engineer in Dorset

Windows Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Support Engineer in Dorset.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Support Engineer in Dorset

Windows Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 6 months to 18 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Weymouth - 3 - -
Blandford Forum - 1 £165 -
Windows Support Engineer
South West

Windows Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 across the Dorset region featuring Windows Support Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Vagrant
2 3 (60.00%) Line Management
2 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (60.00%) PCoIP
2 3 (60.00%) Packer
2 3 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) UML
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) VMS
2 3 (60.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery

Windows Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) PCoIP
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Vagrant
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (60.00%) VMS
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Line Management
1 3 (60.00%) Mentoring
1 3 (60.00%) OO
1 3 (60.00%) UML
1 3 (60.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) Degree
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Packer
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Apple
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) VMware