The median contractor rate for a Windows Support Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Support Engineer
UK
Rank 530 579 542
Rank change year-on-year +49 -37  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Support Engineer 63 65 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 45 39
Median daily rate £200 £200 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £321 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £194 £160
% change year-on-year +3.22% +21.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.93% -8.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.34 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.65 £17.40 £20.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £16.03
% change year-on-year -7.93% -1.73%  

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 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
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 £11.25 £11.50 £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 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Support Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Support Engineer in the UK

Windows Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 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 +28 63 £200 - 30
London +36 27 £170 -15.00% 17
South East +9 15 £213 +13.33% 7
Berkshire +22 6 £266 +83.62% 1
East Midlands - 6 £200 - 1
Northamptonshire - 6 £200 - 1
Yorkshire +19 5 £350 +115.38% 2
Surrey +14 5 £90 - 4
Northampton - 5 £200 -
City of London +4 4 £120 -41.81% 4
West Midlands +12 3 - -
South West +4 3 £186 +20.16% 1
Barnsley - 3 - -
Doncaster - 3 - -
Sheffield - 3 - -
Chertsey - 3 - -
South Yorkshire - 3 - -
East of England -3 2 £143 -56.15% 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Weybridge - 2 £90 - 1
Bracknell - 2 £225 -
North West +25 1 - - 1
Manchester +14 1 - - 1
Reading +11 1 £200 +37.93% 1
Leeds +9 1 £350 +115.38% 1
West Yorkshire +8 1 £350 +115.38% 2
Hampshire +8 1 £130 -52.72%
Cambridgeshire +8 1 £110 - 1
Kent +5 1 £105 -41.66%
Bristol +2 1 £250 - 1

Windows Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 71 (47.97%) Active Directory
3 62 (41.89%) Microsoft
4 58 (39.19%) Windows 7
5 55 (37.16%) MS Office
6 47 (31.76%) Windows Server
7 36 (24.32%) ITIL
8 35 (23.65%) Windows 10
9 32 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (20.95%) MS Exchange
11 26 (17.57%) SCCM
11 26 (17.57%) Citrix
12 25 (16.89%) VMware
12 25 (16.89%) Office 365
13 24 (16.22%) MS Excel
14 23 (15.54%) Finance
15 22 (14.86%) DNS
16 21 (14.19%) Apple
17 20 (13.51%) DHCP
18 19 (12.84%) Windows XP
19 17 (11.49%) Windows Server 2012
20 16 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
21 14 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
22 13 (8.78%) Firewall
22 13 (8.78%) Linux
23 12 (8.11%) Mac OS X
23 12 (8.11%) VPN
23 12 (8.11%) SLA
23 12 (8.11%) XenApp
23 12 (8.11%) Banking

Windows Support Engineer 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 31 (20.95%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.03%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.35%) IIS
8 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 55 (37.16%) MS Office
2 24 (16.22%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.89%) Office 365
2 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.38%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.68%) G Suite
4 1 (0.68%) IaaS
4 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (14.86%) DNS
2 20 (13.51%) DHCP
3 13 (8.78%) Firewall
4 12 (8.11%) VPN
5 9 (6.08%) LAN
6 8 (5.41%) TCP/IP
7 7 (4.73%) Unified Communications
7 7 (4.73%) WAN
8 5 (3.38%) SSL
9 4 (2.70%) LDAP
9 4 (2.70%) SAN
9 4 (2.70%) VoIP
10 3 (2.03%) Ethernet
10 3 (2.03%) PBX
10 3 (2.03%) Skype
10 3 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.35%) Internet
11 2 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.35%) MS Access
4 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Metasploit
General
1 23 (15.54%) Finance
2 12 (8.11%) Banking
3 6 (4.05%) Legal
3 6 (4.05%) Retail
4 5 (3.38%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.03%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.35%) Law
6 2 (1.35%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.70%) MSMQ
1 4 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
1 4 (2.70%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.68%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.68%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.76%) Blackberry
2 10 (6.76%) Clustering
2 10 (6.76%) iPad
3 8 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.38%) Hedge funds
4 5 (3.38%) iPhone
5 2 (1.35%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.68%) Biotechnology
6 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.68%) Fintech
6 1 (0.68%) Handset
6 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (39.19%) Windows 7
3 47 (31.76%) Windows Server
4 35 (23.65%) Windows 10
5 32 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (12.84%) Windows XP
7 17 (11.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (8.78%) Linux
10 12 (8.11%) Mac OS X
11 11 (7.43%) Mac OS
12 8 (5.41%) Android
12 8 (5.41%) Unix
13 7 (4.73%) Windows 8
14 6 (4.05%) Apple iOS
15 2 (1.35%) SUSE
16 1 (0.68%) AIX
16 1 (0.68%) Solaris
16 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.32%) ITIL
2 11 (7.43%) ITIL V3
3 9 (6.08%) Migration
3 9 (6.08%) Problem Management
4 8 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (5.41%) Coaching
4 8 (5.41%) PRINCE2
5 7 (4.73%) Data Loss Prevention
5 7 (4.73%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 7 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (4.73%) High Availability
5 7 (4.73%) Project Management
5 7 (4.73%) SDLC
6 6 (4.05%) Server Building
7 5 (3.38%) Application Packaging
7 5 (3.38%) Customer Requirements
7 5 (3.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (2.70%) Knowledge Management
8 4 (2.70%) Load Balancing
8 4 (2.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.73%) SQL
2 6 (4.05%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.38%) Perl
3 5 (3.38%) Python
3 5 (3.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.35%) Java
5 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.68%) VB
5 1 (0.68%) VB6
5 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (6.08%) Degree
2 7 (4.73%) DBS Check
3 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.03%) MCDST
4 3 (2.03%) MCP
4 3 (2.03%) MCSA
4 3 (2.03%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.35%) MCSE
6 1 (0.68%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.68%) ACMT
6 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.68%) MCITP
6 1 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 71 (47.97%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.11%) XenApp
3 11 (7.43%) XenDesktop
4 8 (5.41%) vSphere
5 7 (4.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (3.38%) BitLocker
7 4 (2.70%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.35%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.68%) Firmware
10 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 26 (17.57%) SCCM
2 2 (1.35%) WSUS
3 1 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (0.68%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.68%) Nagios
3 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.68%) Netcool
3 1 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.68%) Puppet
3 1 (0.68%) SCOM
3 1 (0.68%) SCOrch
3 1 (0.68%) SCSM
3 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
3 1 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.68%) Unicenter
3 1 (0.68%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 62 (41.89%) Microsoft
2 26 (17.57%) Citrix
3 25 (16.89%) VMware
4 21 (14.19%) Apple
5 10 (6.76%) Cisco
6 6 (4.05%) Intel Security
6 6 (4.05%) ThinPrint
7 5 (3.38%) WorldPay
8 4 (2.70%) Google
8 4 (2.70%) HP
9 3 (2.03%) Dell
9 3 (2.03%) Remedy
9 3 (2.03%) Sophos
10 2 (1.35%) Oracle
10 2 (1.35%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.35%) Veeam
10 2 (1.35%) Veritas
11 1 (0.68%) Adobe
11 1 (0.68%) Avaya
11 1 (0.68%) EMC
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