The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 61 26 60
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +34
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 68 132 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.71% 5.40% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.02% 5.94% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 47 15
Average daily rate
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£315 £260 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.15% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £128 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £425 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £225 £220
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 15
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £14.50 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £24.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.03 £15.76 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.66% +5.06%
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2253 2223 2789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.69% 90.88% 88.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1078 952 1036
Average daily rate £363 £370 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 83 103
Average hourly rate £17.07 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.16% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Support Engineer
South East

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 -6 45 £315 -16.00% 9
Bracknell -11 7 £230 +22.66% 1
Slough 0 3 - - 3
Maidenhead -5 1 - -
Newbury - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 2
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 90 (57.69%) Windows
2 56 (35.90%) Active Directory
3 44 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (26.92%) Microsoft
5 32 (20.51%) MS Exchange
6 29 (18.59%) Cisco
7 27 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (17.31%) Windows 7
8 25 (16.03%) ITIL
9 21 (13.46%) DNS
9 21 (13.46%) Citrix
9 21 (13.46%) VMware
10 20 (12.82%) Degree
10 20 (12.82%) SQL
10 20 (12.82%) IIS
11 19 (12.18%) SQL Server
11 19 (12.18%) Firewall
12 18 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (10.26%) TCP/IP
13 16 (10.26%) MS Excel
14 15 (9.62%) MCSE
14 15 (9.62%) HP
14 15 (9.62%) Hyper-V
14 15 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (8.97%) Security Cleared
15 14 (8.97%) SAN
16 13 (8.33%) Internet
16 13 (8.33%) SLA
16 13 (8.33%) Linux

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 32 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 20 (12.82%) IIS
3 18 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.77%) Lync
5 8 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.85%) IBM Notes
7 5 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.64%) Live Communications Server
10 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.64%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.33%) MS Office
3 2 (1.28%) Maya
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.28%) Office 365
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.46%) DNS
2 19 (12.18%) Firewall
3 16 (10.26%) TCP/IP
4 14 (8.97%) SAN
5 13 (8.33%) Internet
6 10 (6.41%) DHCP
7 9 (5.77%) VPN
8 7 (4.49%) LAN
8 7 (4.49%) WAN
9 6 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
9 6 (3.85%) LDAP
9 6 (3.85%) 3G
10 5 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (3.21%) NAS
10 5 (3.21%) GGSN
10 5 (3.21%) SGSN
11 4 (2.56%) 2G
11 4 (2.56%) 4G
11 4 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (2.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (6.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.13%) Back Office
3 5 (3.21%) Retail
4 4 (2.56%) Billing
5 3 (1.92%) Legal
6 2 (1.28%) Finance
6 2 (1.28%) Front Office
7 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.41%) .NET
2 7 (4.49%) XML
3 5 (3.21%) XSD
3 5 (3.21%) WCF
4 4 (2.56%) HTML
4 4 (2.56%) CSS
4 4 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 3 (1.92%) DCOM
6 1 (0.64%) ADO
6 1 (0.64%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.64%) ODBC
6 1 (0.64%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.64%) OLE
6 1 (0.64%) OLE DB
6 1 (0.64%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.05%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.13%) Clustering
3 7 (4.49%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.56%) PKI
5 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.92%) iPhone
5 3 (1.92%) iPad
6 2 (1.28%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.28%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.64%) Handset
7 1 (0.64%) EPoS
7 1 (0.64%) Chip and PIN
7 1 (0.64%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 90 (57.69%) Windows
2 44 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 27 (17.31%) Windows 7
4 15 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 13 (8.33%) Linux
6 9 (5.77%) Windows XP
6 9 (5.77%) UNIX
7 5 (3.21%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.92%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.28%) Solaris
9 2 (1.28%) Android
10 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.64%) AIX
10 1 (0.64%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.03%) ITIL
2 12 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 10 (6.41%) Problem Management
4 8 (5.13%) Release Management
5 7 (4.49%) Configuration Management
5 7 (4.49%) Service Management
6 6 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (3.85%) Portfolio Management
7 5 (3.21%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (3.21%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.56%) Change Management
8 4 (2.56%) CRM
8 4 (2.56%) Asset Management
8 4 (2.56%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (2.56%) Web Development
8 4 (2.56%) Capacity Management
8 4 (2.56%) Software Deployment
9 3 (1.92%) Software Distribution
9 3 (1.92%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.82%) SQL
2 9 (5.77%) T-SQL
2 9 (5.77%) C
2 9 (5.77%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.85%) C#
3 6 (3.85%) C++
4 5 (3.21%) VBScript
5 4 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.64%) VB
6 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (12.82%) Degree
2 18 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (9.62%) MCSE
4 14 (8.97%) Security Cleared
5 9 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (5.13%) MCTS
7 7 (4.49%) CCNP
7 7 (4.49%) SC Cleared
7 7 (4.49%) DV Cleared
8 6 (3.85%) CCNA
9 5 (3.21%) MCSD
10 3 (1.92%) MCSA
10 3 (1.92%) MCITP
10 3 (1.92%) MCP
11 2 (1.28%) MCPD
11 2 (1.28%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.64%) HNC
12 1 (0.64%) HND
12 1 (0.64%) CCA
12 1 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (35.90%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.62%) Hyper-V
3 13 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (5.77%) XenApp
4 9 (5.77%) Terminal Services
5 5 (3.21%) NLBS
6 4 (2.56%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.56%) UAG
7 3 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.28%) vSphere
8 2 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.64%) Samba
9 1 (0.64%) NFS
9 1 (0.64%) NDS
9 1 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (8.33%) WMI
2 11 (7.05%) SCCM
3 7 (4.49%) SCOM
4 4 (2.56%) WSUS
5 3 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.28%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.64%) nmon
7 1 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 42 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 29 (18.59%) Cisco
3 21 (13.46%) Citrix
3 21 (13.46%) VMware
4 15 (9.62%) HP
5 11 (7.05%) Juniper
5 11 (7.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 7 (4.49%) Lotus
7 4 (2.56%) Huawei
7 4 (2.56%) McAfee
8 3 (1.92%) Nokia
8 3 (1.92%) F5
8 3 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 3 (1.92%) Apple
8 3 (1.92%) Ericsson
9 2 (1.28%) NetApp
9 2 (1.28%) Dell
9 2 (1.28%) EMC
9 2 (1.28%) Avaya
9 2 (1.28%) LANDesk
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