The median contractor rate for a Windows Support Analyst was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Support Analyst
UK
Rank 596 587 561
Rank change year-on-year -9 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Analyst 13 54 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 43
Median daily rate £165 £200 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £114 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £346 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £200 £183
% change year-on-year -22.50% +9.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 16 9
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.12% +3.12%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Windows Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Support Analyst in the UK

Windows Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Support Analyst in the UK

Windows Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Support Analyst over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Support Analyst in the UK

Windows Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Support Analyst in the UK

Windows Support Analyst
Top 17 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 Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England 0 11 £165 -17.50% 17
London +13 5 £275 +57.14% 9
South East +22 3 £155 -22.50% 6
Yorkshire +14 2 £125 -43.18% 1
Hampshire +11 2 - - 1
Southampton +8 2 - -
Scotland +21 1 £188 -46.42%
Edinburgh +16 1 £188 -46.42%
West Yorkshire +15 1 £125 -63.23% 1
York +11 1 £125 +25.00%
North Yorkshire +4 1 £125 +25.00%
Colchester -5 1 £300 -
East of England -12 1 £300 -7.69%
Essex -14 1 £300 -
West Sussex - 1 £155 -
Crawley - 1 £155 -
Leeds - 1 £125 - 1

Windows Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, Windows Support Analyst 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 Analyst in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (69.57%) Active Directory
3 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
4 21 (45.65%) Windows 7
5 18 (39.13%) MS Office
6 13 (28.26%) MS Excel
7 12 (26.09%) Citrix
7 12 (26.09%) ITIL
8 9 (19.57%) Linux
9 8 (17.39%) SCCM
9 8 (17.39%) Windows 10
10 7 (15.22%) Unix
10 7 (15.22%) Windows XP
11 6 (13.04%) Service Management
11 6 (13.04%) Law
11 6 (13.04%) Windows 8
11 6 (13.04%) Windows Server
12 5 (10.87%) Office 365
13 4 (8.70%) Dell
13 4 (8.70%) SLA
13 4 (8.70%) AIX
13 4 (8.70%) Windows 2000
13 4 (8.70%) Legal
13 4 (8.70%) VMware
13 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
13 4 (8.70%) Incident Management
13 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (8.70%) Open Source
13 4 (8.70%) SaaS

Windows Support Analyst 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 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (6.52%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.35%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (39.13%) MS Office
2 13 (28.26%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) Office 365
2 4 (8.70%) IaaS
2 4 (8.70%) PaaS
2 4 (8.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) iSCSI
1 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.52%) Unified Communications
2 2 (4.35%) DHCP
2 2 (4.35%) DNS
2 2 (4.35%) Ethernet
2 2 (4.35%) LAN
2 2 (4.35%) NAS
2 2 (4.35%) VoIP
3 1 (2.17%) SAN
3 1 (2.17%) Skype
3 1 (2.17%) WAN
3 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) MySQL
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.17%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 6 (13.04%) Law
2 4 (8.70%) Legal
3 3 (6.52%) Finance
4 2 (4.35%) Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.17%) Advertising
5 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Smartphone
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) Life Science
2 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.17%) Clustering
3 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.17%) Online Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Tandem
3 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (45.65%) Windows 7
3 9 (19.57%) Linux
4 8 (17.39%) Windows 10
5 7 (15.22%) Unix
5 7 (15.22%) Windows XP
6 6 (13.04%) Windows 8
6 6 (13.04%) Windows Server
7 4 (8.70%) AIX
7 4 (8.70%) Windows 2000
7 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (6.52%) Android
8 3 (6.52%) Mac OS X
9 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
9 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.17%) Solaris
10 1 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) ITIL
2 6 (13.04%) Service Management
3 4 (8.70%) Incident Management
3 4 (8.70%) Open Source
4 3 (6.52%) Change Management
4 3 (6.52%) DevOps
4 3 (6.52%) ITIL V3
4 3 (6.52%) Release Management
5 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.35%) Data Management
5 2 (4.35%) ITSM
5 2 (4.35%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.35%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.17%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 1 (2.17%) Fault Analysis
6 1 (2.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
1 3 (6.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) MCSA
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.35%) MOS
2 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.17%) MCP
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 32 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.52%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (4.35%) XenApp
5 1 (2.17%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.17%) SCOM
2 1 (2.17%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.17%) SCSM
2 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.09%) Citrix
3 4 (8.70%) Dell
3 4 (8.70%) VMware
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco
5 2 (4.35%) Apple
5 2 (4.35%) Lotus
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle
5 2 (4.35%) Symantec
5 2 (4.35%) Wyse
6 1 (2.17%) iManage
6 1 (2.17%) SAP