The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 23 54 42
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 147 70 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.08% 2.77% 3.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.58% 2.96% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 19 30
Median daily rate £353 £275 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.18% -9.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £417 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £208
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +1.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £15.60 £16.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £21.55 £24.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +1.58%
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
2233 2367 2363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.35% 93.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1179 1212 1145
Median daily rate £400 £382 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £230 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 79 78
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.97 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £39.00 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

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 26 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +13 67 £375 +7.14% 14
Bracknell +8 25 £173 - 6
Slough +9 13 £359 +79.37% 2
Newbury - 10 £275 -
Maidenhead - 2 £261 -
Wokingham - 1 £140 -
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 163 (61.98%) Windows
2 101 (38.40%) Windows Server
3 99 (37.64%) Microsoft
4 91 (34.60%) Active Directory
5 71 (27.00%) VMware
6 69 (26.24%) DNS
7 60 (22.81%) SLA
8 57 (21.67%) Linux
9 51 (19.39%) MS Excel
10 46 (17.49%) ITIL
11 45 (17.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 44 (16.73%) SQL
12 44 (16.73%) HTTP
13 43 (16.35%) Microsoft Certification
13 43 (16.35%) Security Cleared
14 40 (15.21%) Cisco
15 39 (14.83%) .NET
16 36 (13.69%) Windows 7
17 35 (13.31%) MS Office
17 35 (13.31%) C#
18 34 (12.93%) MCSE
18 34 (12.93%) Degree
19 32 (12.17%) Incident Management
19 32 (12.17%) Microsoft Azure
20 31 (11.79%) Java
20 31 (11.79%) Oracle
20 31 (11.79%) DHCP
21 30 (11.41%) Cisco Certification
21 30 (11.41%) Mentoring
21 30 (11.41%) Data Centre

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 24 (9.13%) MS Exchange
2 20 (7.60%) SharePoint
3 18 (6.84%) IIS
4 14 (5.32%) WebLogic
5 12 (4.56%) Apache
5 12 (4.56%) JBoss
5 12 (4.56%) nginx
5 12 (4.56%) OpenStack
5 12 (4.56%) Tomcat
6 7 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (2.66%) Node.js
7 6 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.90%) Drupal
8 5 (1.90%) Joomla!
8 5 (1.90%) Live Communications Server
8 5 (1.90%) WordPress
9 4 (1.52%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 51 (19.39%) MS Excel
2 35 (13.31%) MS Office
3 6 (2.28%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (12.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.84%) Office 365
3 12 (4.56%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.76%) IaaS
5 2 (0.76%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 69 (26.24%) DNS
2 44 (16.73%) HTTP
3 31 (11.79%) DHCP
4 29 (11.03%) TCP/IP
5 27 (10.27%) LDAP
6 21 (7.98%) Firewall
6 21 (7.98%) VPN
7 19 (7.22%) SSL
8 18 (6.84%) Internet
9 17 (6.46%) IPsec
10 16 (6.08%) IPv6
10 16 (6.08%) Software-Defined Networking
11 15 (5.70%) SAN
12 14 (5.32%) LAN
12 14 (5.32%) WAN
13 13 (4.94%) BGP
13 13 (4.94%) SMTP
14 12 (4.56%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (4.56%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (3.80%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.03%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.56%) MySQL
3 11 (4.18%) Relational Database
3 11 (4.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.66%) Big Data
4 7 (2.66%) Hadoop
4 7 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.28%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.90%) Datazen
7 4 (1.52%) EDRMS
7 4 (1.52%) MS Access
7 4 (1.52%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (4.18%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.14%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (7.98%) Marketing
2 18 (6.84%) German Language
3 15 (5.70%) Back Office
4 13 (4.94%) Telecoms
5 12 (4.56%) French Language
6 10 (3.80%) Spanish Language
7 7 (2.66%) Italian Language
8 6 (2.28%) Portuguese Language
9 5 (1.90%) Retail
10 4 (1.52%) Front Office
11 2 (0.76%) Electronics
11 2 (0.76%) Finance
12 1 (0.38%) Billing
12 1 (0.38%) Law
12 1 (0.38%) Legal
12 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (14.83%) .NET
2 27 (10.27%) CSS
3 16 (6.08%) .NET Framework
3 16 (6.08%) XML
4 13 (4.94%) ASP.NET
4 13 (4.94%) Web Services
5 12 (4.56%) ADO.NET
5 12 (4.56%) LAMP
5 12 (4.56%) LEMP Stack
5 12 (4.56%) MCollective
6 11 (4.18%) Flash
6 11 (4.18%) HTML
7 6 (2.28%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (2.28%) DCOM
7 6 (2.28%) XML Schema
8 5 (1.90%) Autofac
8 5 (1.90%) Castle Windsor
8 5 (1.90%) Entity Framework
8 5 (1.90%) OLE
8 5 (1.90%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.41%) Data Centre
2 29 (11.03%) Computer Science
3 17 (6.46%) Public Cloud
4 13 (4.94%) FlexPod
5 8 (3.04%) Replication
6 7 (2.66%) Statistics
7 6 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.28%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.28%) Clustering
7 6 (2.28%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.90%) e-Health
8 5 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.90%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.90%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (1.90%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.90%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.52%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.52%) PKI
10 3 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 163 (61.98%) Windows
2 101 (38.40%) Windows Server
3 57 (21.67%) Linux
4 45 (17.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (13.69%) Windows 7
6 26 (9.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (9.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (6.84%) Unix
9 15 (5.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (5.32%) Solaris
11 13 (4.94%) Windows XP
12 12 (4.56%) Data ONTAP
13 10 (3.80%) Windows 8
14 9 (3.42%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.90%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.76%) AIX
16 2 (0.76%) Android
16 2 (0.76%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (17.49%) ITIL
2 32 (12.17%) Incident Management
3 30 (11.41%) Mentoring
4 24 (9.13%) Configuration Management
4 24 (9.13%) High Availability
5 22 (8.37%) Change Management
6 20 (7.60%) Load Balancing
7 16 (6.08%) Business Intelligence
7 16 (6.08%) Problem Management
8 15 (5.70%) Performance Monitoring
9 14 (5.32%) Workflow
10 13 (4.94%) Capacity Management
10 13 (4.94%) Presales
10 13 (4.94%) Process Improvement
10 13 (4.94%) Time Management
11 10 (3.80%) Fault Management
11 10 (3.80%) Network Design
11 10 (3.80%) Software Testing
12 9 (3.42%) Functional Testing
12 9 (3.42%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 44 (16.73%) SQL
2 35 (13.31%) C#
3 31 (11.79%) Java
4 28 (10.65%) PowerShell
5 26 (9.89%) Python
6 20 (7.60%) VB.NET
7 19 (7.22%) C++
8 17 (6.46%) VB
9 16 (6.08%) Perl
10 15 (5.70%) JavaScript
11 13 (4.94%) C
11 13 (4.94%) VBScript
12 8 (3.04%) PHP
12 8 (3.04%) Ruby
13 7 (2.66%) T-SQL
14 6 (2.28%) VB6
15 4 (1.52%) AWK
15 4 (1.52%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.52%) sed
15 4 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 43 (16.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 43 (16.35%) Security Cleared
2 34 (12.93%) Degree
2 34 (12.93%) MCSE
3 30 (11.41%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (8.37%) CCNP
5 21 (7.98%) SC Cleared
6 15 (5.70%) DV Cleared
7 13 (4.94%) MCITP
7 13 (4.94%) MCSD
8 12 (4.56%) CCNA
8 12 (4.56%) MCSA
9 9 (3.42%) MCTS
9 9 (3.42%) NCDA
10 7 (2.66%) MCP
11 6 (2.28%) HNC
11 6 (2.28%) RHCSA
11 6 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.90%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (22.81%) SLA
2 5 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 91 (34.60%) Active Directory
2 27 (10.27%) Hyper-V
3 26 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (8.37%) vSphere
5 15 (5.70%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (4.56%) qmail
6 12 (4.56%) Squid
7 11 (4.18%) ISA Server
8 8 (3.04%) XenApp
9 7 (2.66%) VMware ESX
10 4 (1.52%) NFS
11 3 (1.14%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.14%) XenDesktop
11 3 (1.14%) XenServer
12 2 (0.76%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.76%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.38%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (6.08%) Nagios
2 14 (5.32%) Puppet
3 13 (4.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 12 (4.56%) Cacti
4 12 (4.56%) collectd
4 12 (4.56%) Ganglia
4 12 (4.56%) Graphite
4 12 (4.56%) logstash
4 12 (4.56%) SCCM
4 12 (4.56%) ZABBIX
5 11 (4.18%) WSUS
6 9 (3.42%) NetBackup
7 8 (3.04%) SCOM
8 6 (2.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 5 (1.90%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.90%) Netcool
9 5 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (1.52%) vRealize
11 3 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 99 (37.64%) Microsoft
2 71 (27.00%) VMware
3 40 (15.21%) Cisco
4 31 (11.79%) Oracle
5 23 (8.75%) Remedy
6 21 (7.98%) HP
7 17 (6.46%) NetApp
8 16 (6.08%) Citrix
9 15 (5.70%) Red Hat
10 13 (4.94%) F5
10 13 (4.94%) Juniper
11 12 (4.56%) Splunk
12 10 (3.80%) IBM
13 9 (3.42%) Fujitsu
14 8 (3.04%) Veritas
15 7 (2.66%) EMC
15 7 (2.66%) Meridio
16 6 (2.28%) Symantec
17 5 (1.90%) CA
18 4 (1.52%) Sybase
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