The median contractor rate for a Windows Support Engineer was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 25 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 261 258
Rank change year-on-year +36 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 13 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.18% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 7
Median daily rate £140 £200 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £283 £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £215 £153
% change year-on-year -25.58% +40.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.03 £17.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.57% +27.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.03 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +0.19% -7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7222 8372 8994
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.55% 95.03% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4233 4992 5132
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 381 432
Median hourly rate £17.77 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Windows Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Support Engineer in the South East

Windows Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Support Engineer in the South East

Windows Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Support Engineer in the South East

Windows Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Support Engineer in the South East

Windows Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Oxfordshire -8 4 £140 -20.00%
Hampshire - 4 £463 - 1
Surrey +2 2 £134 -34.75%
Buckinghamshire -13 2 £110 -37.14% 1
Kent - 1 £350 - 1
Windows Support Engineer
England

Windows Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 South East region featuring Windows Support Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows Server
3 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
4 11 (39.29%) LAN
4 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
5 10 (35.71%) WAN
6 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (32.14%) VMware
7 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (28.57%) DNS
8 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (21.43%) Windows 10
10 5 (17.86%) Driving Licence
10 5 (17.86%) Office 365
11 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
11 4 (14.29%) Sophos
11 4 (14.29%) Firewall
11 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
11 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 4 (14.29%) ADSL
11 4 (14.29%) PBX
12 3 (10.71%) DHCP
12 3 (10.71%) ITIL
12 3 (10.71%) Linux
12 3 (10.71%) VPN
12 3 (10.71%) Apple
12 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing

Windows Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) OneDrive
2 1 (3.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) LAN
2 10 (35.71%) WAN
3 8 (28.57%) DNS
4 4 (14.29%) ADSL
4 4 (14.29%) Firewall
4 4 (14.29%) PBX
4 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 3 (10.71%) DHCP
5 3 (10.71%) VPN
6 2 (7.14%) Skype
7 1 (3.57%) DMZ
7 1 (3.57%) Extranet
7 1 (3.57%) Intranet
7 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MS Access
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows Server
3 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
4 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (21.43%) Windows 10
6 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 4 (14.29%) Windows XP
8 3 (10.71%) Linux
9 2 (7.14%) SUSE
10 1 (3.57%) Android
10 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
10 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.71%) ITIL
2 2 (7.14%) Patch Management
2 2 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (3.57%) Case Management
3 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.57%) Migration
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.57%) Project Management
3 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.57%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) MCP
1 1 (3.57%) MCSA
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.57%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.57%) Netcool
1 1 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (3.57%) PowerCLI
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
1 1 (3.57%) Unicenter
1 1 (3.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) VMware
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) Sophos
4 3 (10.71%) Apple
5 2 (7.14%) Veritas
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix
6 1 (3.57%) EMC
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Intel
6 1 (3.57%) Meridio
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle
6 1 (3.57%) Remedy