Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Support Engineer was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 339 348 367
Rank change year-on-year +9 +19 -54
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 37 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 15
South East median daily rate £140 £205 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.71% +2.50% -15.79%
10th Percentile £104 £120 £137
90th Percentile £388 £328 £399
England median daily rate £175 £220 £175
% change year-on-year -20.45% +25.71% -18.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 3
South East median hourly rate £13.03 £11.25 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.78% -29.07% -3.88%
10th Percentile £12.02 £10.58 £15.01
90th Percentile £16.25 £11.73 £18.54
England median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.89% +2.86% +20.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15787 15598 18484
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 93.94% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9372 9268 10872
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £236 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 783 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +2.29% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.48 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.81% +2.64% +9.09%

Windows Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 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
Hampshire +23 13 £421 +43.28%
Surrey -10 11 £138 -38.89%
Thames Valley -11 10 £140 -15.15% 2
Berkshire -2 6 - -
Oxfordshire +7 3 £140 -46.15% 1
West Sussex -2 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -24 1 £140 -20.00% 1
Kent - 1 £350 -
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 November 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (70.27%) Windows 7
3 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
4 17 (45.95%) Microsoft Office
5 16 (43.24%) LAN
5 16 (43.24%) WAN
5 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
6 14 (37.84%) Windows Server
7 13 (35.14%) Windows 10
7 13 (35.14%) ITIL
8 9 (24.32%) VMware
8 9 (24.32%) SLA
8 9 (24.32%) VPN
9 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (18.92%) Office 365
11 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
11 6 (16.22%) Apple
11 6 (16.22%) Patch Management
11 6 (16.22%) Windows 8
11 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (16.22%) Virtual Environments
12 5 (13.51%) Driving Licence
12 5 (13.51%) Manufacturing
12 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
13 4 (10.81%) DNS
13 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
13 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
14 3 (8.11%) ServiceNow
14 3 (8.11%) SCCM

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 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (45.95%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Office 365
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (43.24%) LAN
1 16 (43.24%) WAN
2 9 (24.32%) VPN
3 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.81%) DNS
5 3 (8.11%) Firewall
5 3 (8.11%) PBX
6 2 (5.41%) ADSL
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.70%) DHCP
7 1 (2.70%) DMZ
7 1 (2.70%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.70%) Extranet
7 1 (2.70%) Internet
7 1 (2.70%) Intranet
7 1 (2.70%) Skype
7 1 (2.70%) SMS
7 1 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.51%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Publishing
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.70%) Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) PDA
2 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (70.27%) Windows 7
3 14 (37.84%) Windows Server
4 13 (35.14%) Windows 10
5 6 (16.22%) Windows 8
5 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
7 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.41%) Android
8 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.70%) Linux
9 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) Patch Management
2 6 (16.22%) Virtual Environments
3 4 (10.81%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.41%) Service Management
5 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.70%) Migration
5 1 (2.70%) Operations Management
5 1 (2.70%) Project Management
5 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.70%) Statistics
5 1 (2.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
1 1 (2.70%) CCNA
1 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.70%) MCP
1 1 (2.70%) MCTS
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (24.32%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.70%) VMware NSX
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (2.70%) PowerCLI
2 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) VMware
3 6 (16.22%) Apple
4 3 (8.11%) Oracle
4 3 (8.11%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco
5 2 (5.41%) Sophos
6 1 (2.70%) Citrix
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) Intel