The median contractor rate for a Windows Support Engineer was £190 per day in advertised job vacancies 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
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 529 595 537
Rank change year-on-year +66 -58  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 58 57 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 65
Median daily rate £190 £205 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.31% +20.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £124 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £335 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £215 £153
% change year-on-year -25.58% +40.98%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
Median hourly rate £13.76 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.20% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.51 £11.98 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £23.25 £59.50
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. 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 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £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

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Support Engineer in the UK

Windows Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Support Engineer in the UK

Windows Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Support Engineer in the UK

Windows Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Support Engineer in the UK

Windows Support Engineer
Top 30 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 Engineer within the UK 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
England +52 58 £190 -7.31% 20
London +14 28 £200 - 10
South East +36 13 £140 -30.00% 4
Yorkshire +26 6 £158 - 2
South West +1 4 £300 +46.34% 1
Oxfordshire -8 4 £140 -20.00%
West Yorkshire - 4 £158 - 1
Witney - 4 £140 -
Hampshire - 4 £463 - 1
East of England -5 3 £160 -38.46%
Dorset - 3 £313 -
Bournemouth - 3 £313 -
Leeds - 3 - -
West Midlands +24 2 - - 1
City of London +3 2 - - 1
Surrey +2 2 £134 -34.75%
Buckinghamshire -13 2 £110 -37.14% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £160 -
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Sheffield - 2 - - 1
North West +25 1 £163 - 1
Warwickshire +10 1 - - 1
East Midlands -10 1 - - 1
Paddington - 1 £200 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £210 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £163 -
Weybridge - 1 £105 -
Wakefield - 1 £158 -

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

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 featuring Windows Support Engineer in the job title.

1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (55.37%) Active Directory
3 46 (38.02%) Microsoft Office
4 41 (33.88%) Microsoft
4 41 (33.88%) Windows 7
5 40 (33.06%) Windows Server
6 31 (25.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (24.79%) Office 365
7 30 (24.79%) Windows 10
8 28 (23.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (20.66%) VMware
10 24 (19.83%) ITIL
10 24 (19.83%) LAN
11 22 (18.18%) Apple
12 21 (17.36%) MS Exchange
13 19 (15.70%) WAN
14 18 (14.88%) SCCM
15 16 (13.22%) DNS
15 16 (13.22%) Migration
16 15 (12.40%) Cisco
17 14 (11.57%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (11.57%) Mac OS X
18 12 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (9.92%) Finance
18 12 (9.92%) VPN
19 11 (9.09%) DHCP
19 11 (9.09%) Citrix
19 11 (9.09%) Firewall
20 10 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2010
20 10 (8.26%) Android

Windows Support Engineer 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 21 (17.36%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (2.48%) IIS
4 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 46 (38.02%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (24.79%) Office 365
2 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.83%) G Suite
4 1 (0.83%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.83%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.83%) LAN
2 19 (15.70%) WAN
3 16 (13.22%) DNS
4 12 (9.92%) VPN
5 11 (9.09%) DHCP
5 11 (9.09%) Firewall
6 10 (8.26%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.79%) PBX
8 5 (4.13%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (4.13%) SAN
9 4 (3.31%) ADSL
9 4 (3.31%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (3.31%) SMTP
9 4 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.48%) Unified Communications
10 3 (2.48%) Wireless
11 2 (1.65%) IPv6
11 2 (1.65%) Skype
11 2 (1.65%) VoIP
11 2 (1.65%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.83%) MS Access
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) NUnit
1 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 12 (9.92%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Banking
3 5 (4.13%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.48%) Legal
4 3 (2.48%) Retail
4 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.65%) Advertising
5 2 (1.65%) Electronics
5 2 (1.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.83%) .NET
1 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
1 1 (0.83%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (7.44%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.96%) Clustering
3 5 (4.13%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.13%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.13%) iPad
4 4 (3.31%) iPhone
4 4 (3.31%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.48%) BYOD
6 2 (1.65%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 41 (33.88%) Windows 7
3 40 (33.06%) Windows Server
4 31 (25.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (24.79%) Windows 10
6 28 (23.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (11.57%) Mac OS X
7 14 (11.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (8.26%) Android
8 10 (8.26%) Windows XP
9 7 (5.79%) Linux
9 7 (5.79%) Mac OS
10 6 (4.96%) Windows 8
11 5 (4.13%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.48%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.65%) SUSE
13 2 (1.65%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.83%) Solaris
14 1 (0.83%) Unix
14 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.83%) ITIL
2 16 (13.22%) Migration
3 7 (5.79%) Coaching
3 7 (5.79%) ITIL V3
4 4 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (3.31%) Network Management
4 4 (3.31%) Patch Management
4 4 (3.31%) Project Management
4 4 (3.31%) Service Delivery
5 3 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (2.48%) Application Packaging
5 3 (2.48%) Data Loss Prevention
5 3 (2.48%) Data Migration
5 3 (2.48%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 3 (2.48%) High Availability
5 3 (2.48%) PRINCE2
5 3 (2.48%) SDLC
6 2 (1.65%) Asset Management
6 2 (1.65%) Ticket Management
6 2 (1.65%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.26%) SQL
2 9 (7.44%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.65%) VBScript
4 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.83%) C#
4 1 (0.83%) Java
4 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (5.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (4.96%) Degree
2 6 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.13%) DBS Check
3 5 (4.13%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.48%) A+ Certification
4 3 (2.48%) MCSE
5 2 (1.65%) MCP
5 2 (1.65%) MCSA
5 2 (1.65%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) MCDST
6 1 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.13%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (55.37%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.13%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.13%) VMware Server
4 3 (2.48%) Firmware
4 3 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.65%) vSphere
6 1 (0.83%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (14.88%) SCCM
2 4 (3.31%) WSUS
3 2 (1.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (1.65%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.83%) Netcool
4 1 (0.83%) PowerCLI
4 1 (0.83%) SCOM
4 1 (0.83%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.83%) SCSM
4 1 (0.83%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.83%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.83%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 41 (33.88%) Microsoft
2 25 (20.66%) VMware
3 22 (18.18%) Apple
4 15 (12.40%) Cisco
5 11 (9.09%) Citrix
6 7 (5.79%) Sophos
7 6 (4.96%) Google
7 6 (4.96%) NetApp
8 5 (4.13%) HP
9 4 (3.31%) Oracle
10 3 (2.48%) Veeam
11 2 (1.65%) Dell
11 2 (1.65%) McAfee
11 2 (1.65%) SAP
11 2 (1.65%) Veritas
12 1 (0.83%) BT
12 1 (0.83%) EMC
12 1 (0.83%) Intel
12 1 (0.83%) Remedy
12 1 (0.83%) Symantec
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