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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 26 59 41
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 152 83 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.08% 2.94% 3.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.52% 3.18% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 25 36
Average daily rate £350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £162 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £417 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £254 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+12.77% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 12
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £21.55 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
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
2333 2613 2507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.39% 92.53% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1231 1361 1280
Average daily rate £400 £388 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 86 100
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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
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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +16 83 £363 +3.57% 15
Bracknell +6 20 £253 +16.09% 6
Slough +12 11 £353 +76.25% 5
Newbury - 5 £288 - 3
Maidenhead - 2 £261 - 2
Wokingham -5 1 £140 - 1
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 143 (59.34%) Windows
2 90 (37.34%) Microsoft
3 84 (34.85%) Windows Server
4 80 (33.20%) Active Directory
5 65 (26.97%) VMware
6 58 (24.07%) DNS
7 57 (23.65%) Linux
8 55 (22.82%) SLA
9 49 (20.33%) MS Excel
10 47 (19.50%) ITIL
11 40 (16.60%) Cisco
11 40 (16.60%) HTTP
12 39 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 38 (15.77%) Microsoft Certification
14 36 (14.94%) .NET
15 35 (14.52%) SQL
16 34 (14.11%) Windows 7
16 34 (14.11%) MS Office
17 33 (13.69%) C#
18 32 (13.28%) Security Cleared
19 30 (12.45%) Microsoft Azure
19 30 (12.45%) Degree
19 30 (12.45%) Cisco Certification
20 29 (12.03%) Incident Management
21 28 (11.62%) MCSE
22 26 (10.79%) Python
22 26 (10.79%) TCP/IP
22 26 (10.79%) Data Centre
23 25 (10.37%) Windows Server 2012
23 25 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 21 (8.71%) MS Exchange
2 15 (6.22%) IIS
3 14 (5.81%) WebLogic
4 13 (5.39%) JBoss
4 13 (5.39%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.39%) Tomcat
5 12 (4.98%) Apache
5 12 (4.98%) nginx
5 12 (4.98%) OpenStack
6 7 (2.90%) Node.js
7 6 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.07%) Drupal
8 5 (2.07%) Joomla!
8 5 (2.07%) WordPress
9 4 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.66%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.24%) Live Communications Server
11 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 49 (20.33%) MS Excel
2 34 (14.11%) MS Office
3 5 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (12.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (7.88%) Office 365
3 12 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.83%) IaaS
5 2 (0.83%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 58 (24.07%) DNS
2 40 (16.60%) HTTP
3 26 (10.79%) TCP/IP
4 25 (10.37%) DHCP
5 24 (9.96%) LDAP
6 21 (8.71%) Firewall
7 19 (7.88%) SSL
8 16 (6.64%) Internet
8 16 (6.64%) VPN
9 13 (5.39%) IPsec
9 13 (5.39%) LAN
9 13 (5.39%) SAN
9 13 (5.39%) SMTP
10 12 (4.98%) BGP
10 12 (4.98%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (4.98%) Cisco Nexus
10 12 (4.98%) IPv6
10 12 (4.98%) Software-Defined Networking
10 12 (4.98%) WAN
11 10 (4.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.39%) MySQL
3 11 (4.56%) Relational Database
4 10 (4.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.90%) Big Data
5 7 (2.90%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (2.49%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.07%) Datazen
7 5 (2.07%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.41%) DB2
10 1 (0.41%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.41%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 11 (4.56%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.24%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (7.47%) Marketing
2 17 (7.05%) German Language
3 14 (5.81%) Back Office
4 13 (5.39%) Telecoms
5 11 (4.56%) French Language
6 9 (3.73%) Spanish Language
7 7 (2.90%) Italian Language
8 5 (2.07%) Portuguese Language
8 5 (2.07%) Retail
9 4 (1.66%) Finance
9 4 (1.66%) Front Office
10 2 (0.83%) Electronics
11 1 (0.41%) Billing
11 1 (0.41%) Law
11 1 (0.41%) Legal
11 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (14.94%) .NET
2 23 (9.54%) CSS
3 16 (6.64%) .NET Framework
4 14 (5.81%) XML
5 13 (5.39%) ASP.NET
5 13 (5.39%) Web Services
6 12 (4.98%) LAMP
6 12 (4.98%) LEMP Stack
6 12 (4.98%) MCollective
7 11 (4.56%) ADO.NET
7 11 (4.56%) HTML
8 6 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (2.49%) DCOM
8 6 (2.49%) Flash
8 6 (2.49%) XML Schema
9 5 (2.07%) Autofac
9 5 (2.07%) Castle Windsor
9 5 (2.07%) Entity Framework
9 5 (2.07%) ODBC
9 5 (2.07%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.79%) Data Centre
2 24 (9.96%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.39%) Public Cloud
4 12 (4.98%) FlexPod
5 7 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.90%) Driving Licence
6 6 (2.49%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.49%) Replication
7 5 (2.07%) e-Health
7 5 (2.07%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (2.07%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.07%) Statistics
8 4 (1.66%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.66%) PKI
9 3 (1.24%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.24%) Clustering
9 3 (1.24%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.24%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.83%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 143 (59.34%) Windows
2 84 (34.85%) Windows Server
3 57 (23.65%) Linux
4 39 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (14.11%) Windows 7
6 25 (10.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (8.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (7.88%) Unix
9 14 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (4.56%) Data ONTAP
10 11 (4.56%) Windows 8
11 10 (4.15%) Solaris
12 9 (3.73%) Windows XP
13 8 (3.32%) Ubuntu
14 5 (2.07%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.83%) AIX
15 2 (0.83%) Android
15 2 (0.83%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (19.50%) ITIL
2 29 (12.03%) Incident Management
3 24 (9.96%) Configuration Management
3 24 (9.96%) High Availability
3 24 (9.96%) Mentoring
4 18 (7.47%) Change Management
5 15 (6.22%) Business Intelligence
5 15 (6.22%) Load Balancing
6 13 (5.39%) Capacity Management
6 13 (5.39%) Problem Management
7 11 (4.56%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (4.15%) Fault Management
8 10 (4.15%) Network Design
8 10 (4.15%) Presales
8 10 (4.15%) Process Improvement
8 10 (4.15%) Time Management
8 10 (4.15%) Workflow
9 9 (3.73%) Functional Testing
9 9 (3.73%) Memory Management
9 9 (3.73%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 35 (14.52%) SQL
2 33 (13.69%) C#
3 26 (10.79%) Python
4 23 (9.54%) Java
5 22 (9.13%) PowerShell
6 20 (8.30%) VB.NET
7 18 (7.47%) C++
8 16 (6.64%) Perl
9 15 (6.22%) JavaScript
9 15 (6.22%) VB
10 13 (5.39%) C
11 11 (4.56%) VBScript
12 8 (3.32%) PHP
12 8 (3.32%) Ruby
13 7 (2.90%) T-SQL
14 6 (2.49%) VB6
15 4 (1.66%) AWK
15 4 (1.66%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.66%) sed
15 4 (1.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (15.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (13.28%) Security Cleared
3 30 (12.45%) Cisco Certification
3 30 (12.45%) Degree
4 28 (11.62%) MCSE
5 21 (8.71%) CCNP
6 14 (5.81%) MCITP
7 13 (5.39%) DV Cleared
7 13 (5.39%) SC Cleared
8 12 (4.98%) CCNA
9 10 (4.15%) MCSD
10 9 (3.73%) MCSA
10 9 (3.73%) MCTS
11 8 (3.32%) NCDA
12 6 (2.49%) HNC
12 6 (2.49%) MCP
12 6 (2.49%) RHCSA
12 6 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (2.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (2.07%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (22.82%) SLA
2 5 (2.07%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.83%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 80 (33.20%) Active Directory
2 25 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (8.71%) vSphere
4 19 (7.88%) Hyper-V
5 14 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (4.98%) qmail
6 12 (4.98%) Squid
7 8 (3.32%) ISA Server
7 8 (3.32%) XenApp
8 5 (2.07%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.24%) NFS
9 3 (1.24%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.24%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.83%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.83%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.83%) XenServer
11 1 (0.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (6.64%) Nagios
2 14 (5.81%) Puppet
3 12 (4.98%) Cacti
3 12 (4.98%) collectd
3 12 (4.98%) Ganglia
3 12 (4.98%) Graphite
3 12 (4.98%) logstash
3 12 (4.98%) ZABBIX
4 10 (4.15%) SCCM
4 10 (4.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (3.73%) WSUS
6 7 (2.90%) SCOM
7 5 (2.07%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.66%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.24%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.24%) CiscoWorks
9 3 (1.24%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (1.24%) vRealize
10 2 (0.83%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 90 (37.34%) Microsoft
2 65 (26.97%) VMware
3 40 (16.60%) Cisco
4 25 (10.37%) Oracle
5 24 (9.96%) Remedy
6 17 (7.05%) HP
7 15 (6.22%) NetApp
8 14 (5.81%) Red Hat
9 13 (5.39%) Citrix
9 13 (5.39%) F5
9 13 (5.39%) Juniper
10 12 (4.98%) Splunk
11 9 (3.73%) IBM
12 6 (2.49%) Fujitsu
13 5 (2.07%) CA
13 5 (2.07%) Nokia
13 5 (2.07%) Sybase
14 4 (1.66%) Apple
14 4 (1.66%) Dell
14 4 (1.66%) EMC
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