The median contractor rate for a Windows Support Engineer was £170 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Support Engineer
England / London
Rank 379 415 384
Rank change year-on-year +36 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 27 25 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 20
Median daily rate £170 £200 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £317 £294
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £194 £160
% change year-on-year +3.22% +21.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £19.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 - £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 - £21.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £16.03
% change year-on-year -7.93% -1.73%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18466 21022 19969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 95.00% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 15064 13780
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 284 366
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.55 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Windows Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Windows Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Support Engineer in London

Windows Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Support Engineer in London

Windows Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Support Engineer in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Support Engineer in London

Windows Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Support Engineer in London

Windows Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Support Engineer in London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Support Engineer in London

Windows Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
City of London +4 4 £120 -41.81% 4
Twickenham - 1 £155 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Windows Support Engineer
England

Windows Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 London region featuring Windows Support Engineer in the job title.

1 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 42 (56.00%) Microsoft
3 35 (46.67%) MS Office
4 30 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 22 (29.33%) Windows Server
5 22 (29.33%) Finance
6 20 (26.67%) MS Exchange
7 19 (25.33%) Windows 10
8 17 (22.67%) ITIL
9 14 (18.67%) Citrix
9 14 (18.67%) Apple
9 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (16.00%) Banking
10 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
11 11 (14.67%) Windows XP
12 10 (13.33%) Blackberry
12 10 (13.33%) Mac OS X
12 10 (13.33%) Firewall
12 10 (13.33%) Mac OS
12 10 (13.33%) Office 365
13 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (10.67%) Cisco
14 8 (10.67%) VMware
14 8 (10.67%) Coaching
14 8 (10.67%) iPad
15 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (9.33%) VPN
15 7 (9.33%) Linux

Windows Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 20 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.00%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 35 (46.67%) MS Office
2 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.33%) Office 365
2 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.33%) G Suite
3 1 (1.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.33%) Firewall
2 7 (9.33%) VPN
3 6 (8.00%) DNS
4 5 (6.67%) DHCP
4 5 (6.67%) SSL
5 4 (5.33%) LDAP
6 3 (4.00%) PBX
6 3 (4.00%) VoIP
6 3 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.67%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.67%) LAN
7 2 (2.67%) SAN
7 2 (2.67%) Skype
7 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.67%) WAN
8 1 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.33%) Internet
8 1 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.33%) MS Access
General
1 22 (29.33%) Finance
2 12 (16.00%) Banking
3 6 (8.00%) Retail
4 5 (6.67%) Financial Institution
5 4 (5.33%) Legal
6 2 (2.67%) Multimedia
6 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.33%) Advertising
7 1 (1.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) MSMQ
1 4 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (5.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 9 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.67%) iPad
4 5 (6.67%) Hedge funds
5 3 (4.00%) iPhone
6 1 (1.33%) Clustering
6 1 (1.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.33%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.33%) Fintech
6 1 (1.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 75 (100.00%) Windows
2 30 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 22 (29.33%) Windows Server
4 19 (25.33%) Windows 10
5 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (14.67%) Windows XP
7 10 (13.33%) Mac OS
7 10 (13.33%) Mac OS X
8 7 (9.33%) Linux
8 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (6.67%) Android
9 5 (6.67%) Unix
10 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) ITIL
2 8 (10.67%) Coaching
3 6 (8.00%) Problem Management
4 5 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (5.33%) Knowledge Management
5 4 (5.33%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.00%) Migration
6 3 (4.00%) Time Management
7 2 (2.67%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.67%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.67%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.67%) Statistics
8 1 (1.33%) CRM
8 1 (1.33%) Identity Management
8 1 (1.33%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.33%) Information Security
8 1 (1.33%) Patch Management
8 1 (1.33%) SEO
8 1 (1.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.33%) Perl
1 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
1 4 (5.33%) Python
1 4 (5.33%) Shell Script
2 3 (4.00%) SQL
3 1 (1.33%) Java
3 1 (1.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.33%) VB
3 1 (1.33%) VB6
3 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.33%) A+ Certification
2 1 (1.33%) ACMT
2 1 (1.33%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.33%) MCDST
2 1 (1.33%) MCP
2 1 (1.33%) MCSA
2 1 (1.33%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (1.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 42 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.00%) XenApp
3 5 (6.67%) XenDesktop
4 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.33%) Firmware
6 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (1.33%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (1.33%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.33%) Nagios
2 1 (1.33%) SCOM
2 1 (1.33%) SCOrch
2 1 (1.33%) SCSM
2 1 (1.33%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (18.67%) Apple
2 14 (18.67%) Citrix
3 8 (10.67%) Cisco
3 8 (10.67%) VMware
4 5 (6.67%) WorldPay
5 4 (5.33%) Google
6 2 (2.67%) Dell
6 2 (2.67%) HP
6 2 (2.67%) Intel Security
6 2 (2.67%) Sophos
7 1 (1.33%) Adobe
7 1 (1.33%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.33%) Lumension
7 1 (1.33%) NetApp
7 1 (1.33%) Snow
7 1 (1.33%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.33%) Symantec
7 1 (1.33%) Veeam
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