The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 59 52 48
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 66 74 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.60% 2.92% 3.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 3.27% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 35
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £192 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £200 £240
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 17
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.72% -2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +5.00%
Support Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2258 2262 2248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.00% 89.37% 91.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1181 1118 919
Average daily rate £380 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 119
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.75 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% -27.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +14 38 £350 +11.55% 23
Slough +3 9 £200 -14.89% 7
Bracknell 0 9 £173 -37.27% 3
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title.

1 94 (61.84%) Windows
2 74 (48.68%) Active Directory
3 73 (48.03%) Microsoft
4 42 (27.63%) Security Cleared
5 39 (25.66%) ITIL
6 31 (20.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (20.39%) DV Cleared
6 31 (20.39%) HP
6 31 (20.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (20.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (19.08%) Windows 7
8 27 (17.76%) VMware
9 23 (15.13%) MCSE
9 23 (15.13%) MS Exchange
10 21 (13.82%) MS Excel
10 21 (13.82%) MCP
10 21 (13.82%) Configuration Management
10 21 (13.82%) SC Cleared
11 20 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (12.50%) SLA
12 19 (12.50%) Windows XP
13 18 (11.84%) SQL
14 17 (11.18%) SCCM
15 16 (10.53%) DNS
16 15 (9.87%) UNIX
16 15 (9.87%) Linux
16 15 (9.87%) SCOM
17 14 (9.21%) Telecoms
17 14 (9.21%) MS Visio
17 14 (9.21%) Symantec

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 23 (15.13%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.24%) IIS
4 9 (5.92%) SharePoint
5 8 (5.26%) Apache
6 5 (3.29%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.63%) Live Communications Server
7 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.97%) Documentum
9 2 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.32%) nginx
9 2 (1.32%) Lync
10 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.66%) CMS
10 1 (0.66%) JBoss
10 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (13.82%) MS Excel
2 14 (9.21%) MS Visio
3 13 (8.55%) MS Office
4 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.66%) Office 365
1 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.53%) DNS
2 13 (8.55%) TCP/IP
3 11 (7.24%) DHCP
3 11 (7.24%) HTTP
4 9 (5.92%) VoIP
4 9 (5.92%) Internet
5 7 (4.61%) 4G
5 7 (4.61%) Firewall
5 7 (4.61%) Wireless
5 7 (4.61%) 3G
6 6 (3.95%) SSL
6 6 (3.95%) VPN
7 5 (3.29%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (3.29%) LTE
7 5 (3.29%) 2G
8 3 (1.97%) Network Security
8 3 (1.97%) Broadband
8 3 (1.97%) WLAN
8 3 (1.97%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.97%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.29%) MySQL
3 4 (2.63%) MS Access
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) MSI
1 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (9.21%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.61%) Back Office
3 4 (2.63%) Finance
4 3 (1.97%) Marketing
4 3 (1.97%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.32%) Retail
6 1 (0.66%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.24%) HTML
2 8 (5.26%) XML
3 7 (4.61%) .NET
4 6 (3.95%) XHTML
5 4 (2.63%) LAMP
5 4 (2.63%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.32%) CSS
6 2 (1.32%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.66%) J2EE
7 1 (0.66%) Middleware
7 1 (0.66%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.29%) Clustering
3 4 (2.63%) Replication
4 3 (1.97%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.32%) PKI
6 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.66%) iPhone
6 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 94 (61.84%) Windows
2 31 (20.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 31 (20.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (19.08%) Windows 7
4 19 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 15 (9.87%) UNIX
5 15 (9.87%) Linux
6 10 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.61%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.97%) Android
8 3 (1.97%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.32%) Solaris
9 2 (1.32%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.32%) SUSE
9 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.32%) CentOS
10 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.66%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (25.66%) ITIL
2 21 (13.82%) Configuration Management
3 11 (7.24%) Network Management
4 8 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (3.95%) Service Delivery
5 6 (3.95%) Service Management
5 6 (3.95%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (3.95%) Software Delivery
6 5 (3.29%) Release Management
7 4 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.63%) Memory Management
7 4 (2.63%) Software Distribution
7 4 (2.63%) Garbage Collection
8 3 (1.97%) Software Deployment
8 3 (1.97%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (1.97%) Problem Management
8 3 (1.97%) Change Management
8 3 (1.97%) Regression Testing
9 2 (1.32%) CMMI
9 2 (1.32%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.84%) SQL
2 7 (4.61%) Java
2 7 (4.61%) JavaScript
2 7 (4.61%) Perl
3 6 (3.95%) C#
3 6 (3.95%) VB.NET
4 4 (2.63%) C++
4 4 (2.63%) PHP
5 3 (1.97%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.66%) X++
6 1 (0.66%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (27.63%) Security Cleared
2 31 (20.39%) DV Cleared
2 31 (20.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (15.13%) MCSE
4 21 (13.82%) MCP
4 21 (13.82%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.92%) Degree
6 7 (4.61%) MCTS
6 7 (4.61%) MCITP
7 5 (3.29%) CCNA
7 5 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.63%) CCNP
9 2 (1.32%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.66%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.66%) SCSA
10 1 (0.66%) HNC
10 1 (0.66%) HND
10 1 (0.66%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (48.68%) Active Directory
2 20 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.89%) vSphere
4 10 (6.58%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.95%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.32%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (11.18%) SCCM
2 15 (9.87%) SCOM
3 8 (5.26%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.32%) Plesk
6 2 (1.32%) cPanel
6 2 (1.32%) Webmin
6 2 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.66%) WSUS
7 1 (0.66%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 73 (48.03%) Microsoft
2 31 (20.39%) HP
3 27 (17.76%) VMware
4 14 (9.21%) Symantec
5 9 (5.92%) Cisco
6 8 (5.26%) McAfee
6 8 (5.26%) Citrix
7 6 (3.95%) Dell
8 5 (3.29%) Oracle
9 4 (2.63%) Fortinet
9 4 (2.63%) F5
10 3 (1.97%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.97%) EMC
10 3 (1.97%) Juniper
10 3 (1.97%) Lotus
10 3 (1.97%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.32%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.32%) Nortel
11 2 (1.32%) Sun
11 2 (1.32%) IBM
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