Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Support Analyst was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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 Analyst
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 791 789 792
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -95
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Analyst 96 102 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.097% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.10% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 50 61
UK median daily rate £200 £173 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.94% -23.33% +23.29%
10th Percentile £113 £105 £150
90th Percentile £438 £344 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £171 £150 £260
% change year-on-year +14.17% -42.31% +52.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 37 21
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £13.55 £12.25 £13.75
90th Percentile £37.30 £17.25 £19.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Windows Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Support Analyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Support Analyst in the UK

Windows Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Support Analyst over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Support Analyst in the UK

Windows Support Analyst
Top 14 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 6 months to 23 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
England +3 87 £200 +8.11% 12
UK excluding London +13 55 £171 +14.17% 4
London +2 41 £325 +85.71% 8
North of England +60 16 £150 +20.00% 2
Yorkshire +27 13 £125 +8.70%
East of England -41 11 - -
South West -2 8 £225 +12.50% 2
Scotland +4 7 £216 +71.29%
South East -3 7 £160 +25.49%
Midlands +26 5 £150 +18.81%
West Midlands +35 3 £100 -18.37%
North West +17 3 £180 -44.62% 2
East Midlands -8 2 £200 +53.85%
Wales - 2 £226 -

Windows Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (45.83%) Active Directory
3 38 (39.58%) Microsoft
4 35 (36.46%) Windows 7
5 34 (35.42%) ITIL
6 33 (34.38%) Windows 10
7 30 (31.25%) Windows Server
7 30 (31.25%) Citrix
7 30 (31.25%) Finance
8 26 (27.08%) Office 365
9 24 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
10 20 (20.83%) SCCM
11 18 (18.75%) VMware
12 17 (17.71%) IIS
12 17 (17.71%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (14.58%) PowerShell
14 14 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (13.54%) SAN
16 12 (12.50%) SQL
17 11 (11.46%) MS Exchange
17 11 (11.46%) Virtual Team
18 10 (10.42%) Linux
18 10 (10.42%) Cisco
18 10 (10.42%) Windows 8
18 10 (10.42%) Driving Licence
18 10 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
18 10 (10.42%) Incident Management
19 9 (9.38%) Banking
19 9 (9.38%) SLA

Windows Support Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 17 (17.71%) IIS
2 11 (11.46%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.04%) JBoss
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 26 (27.08%) Office 365
2 6 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.08%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.04%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.54%) SAN
2 8 (8.33%) DHCP
2 8 (8.33%) DNS
2 8 (8.33%) LAN
2 8 (8.33%) WAN
3 7 (7.29%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.21%) VPN
5 4 (4.17%) Firewall
5 4 (4.17%) Wireless
6 3 (3.13%) Network Security
6 3 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.08%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (2.08%) VLAN
8 1 (1.04%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.04%) Internet
8 1 (1.04%) SMS
8 1 (1.04%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) JIRA
1 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (31.25%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Banking
3 3 (3.13%) Electronics
3 3 (3.13%) Law
3 3 (3.13%) Legal
4 2 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.08%) Publishing
4 2 (2.08%) Retail
4 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) Web Services
2 3 (3.13%) Middleware
3 1 (1.04%) .NET
3 1 (1.04%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.04%) REST
3 1 (1.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) Virtual Team
2 10 (10.42%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.13%) iPad
3 3 (3.13%) iPhone
4 2 (2.08%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.04%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (36.46%) Windows 7
3 33 (34.38%) Windows 10
4 30 (31.25%) Windows Server
5 17 (17.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (14.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (10.42%) Linux
8 10 (10.42%) Windows 8
9 5 (5.21%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.08%) Unix
11 1 (1.04%) Android
11 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.04%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.42%) ITIL
2 10 (10.42%) Incident Management
3 6 (6.25%) ITIL V3
4 4 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 3 (3.13%) Asset Management
5 3 (3.13%) Capacity Management
5 3 (3.13%) Component Testing
5 3 (3.13%) CRM
5 3 (3.13%) Migration
5 3 (3.13%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.13%) Workflow
5 3 (3.13%) Workflow Management
6 2 (2.08%) Change Management
6 2 (2.08%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.08%) Process Improvement
6 2 (2.08%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (2.08%) Service Management
6 2 (2.08%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.58%) PowerShell
2 12 (12.50%) SQL
3 6 (6.25%) VB
3 6 (6.25%) VBScript
4 4 (4.17%) Python
5 2 (2.08%) Java
5 2 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.29%) Citrix Certification
2 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.13%) CCNA
3 3 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (3.13%) Degree
3 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.08%) MCSE
5 1 (1.04%) CCA
5 1 (1.04%) CCAA
5 1 (1.04%) CCNP
5 1 (1.04%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.04%) MCDST
5 1 (1.04%) MCP
5 1 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.38%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) IFRS
2 2 (2.08%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 44 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.21%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.17%) XenApp
5 2 (2.08%) vSphere
6 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.04%) VMware NSX
6 1 (1.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (20.83%) SCCM
2 2 (2.08%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.08%) WSUS
3 1 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.04%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.04%) SCSM
3 1 (1.04%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 38 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 30 (31.25%) Citrix
3 18 (18.75%) VMware
4 10 (10.42%) Cisco
5 9 (9.38%) Oracle
6 6 (6.25%) Apple
7 4 (4.17%) HP
8 3 (3.13%) NetApp
9 2 (2.08%) Adobe
9 2 (2.08%) Avaya
9 2 (2.08%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.08%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.08%) Reuters
9 2 (2.08%) Veeam
9 2 (2.08%) Zerto
10 1 (1.04%) Canon
10 1 (1.04%) Google
10 1 (1.04%) IPFX
10 1 (1.04%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.04%) Polycom