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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 57 29 51
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 71 146 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.89% 5.72% 2.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 6.27% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 48 23
Average daily rate
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£315 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £138 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £230 £245
% change year-on-year
-8.69% -6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £14.70 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £24.30 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -1.61%
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
2240 2327 2780
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.02% 91.15% 88.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 1016 1046
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 88 86
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.86 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.24% -15.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +1 51 £308 -23.12% 10
Bracknell -11 5 £230 +27.77% 5
Slough +1 4 £375 +123.88% 4
Maidenhead -4 2 £325 -
Newbury - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Windsor - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - - 2
Ascot - - - -
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 84 (57.53%) Windows
2 50 (34.25%) Active Directory
3 38 (26.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (25.34%) Microsoft
5 31 (21.23%) MS Exchange
5 31 (21.23%) Windows 7
6 27 (18.49%) ITIL
7 25 (17.12%) Cisco
8 23 (15.75%) Citrix
8 23 (15.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (13.70%) Linux
9 20 (13.70%) Degree
10 19 (13.01%) Firewall
11 18 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (11.64%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (10.96%) DNS
14 15 (10.27%) SQL Server
14 15 (10.27%) Internet
14 15 (10.27%) VMware
15 14 (9.59%) Security Cleared
15 14 (9.59%) HP
15 14 (9.59%) MS Office
15 14 (9.59%) MCSE
15 14 (9.59%) MS Excel
16 13 (8.90%) SQL
16 13 (8.90%) IIS
16 13 (8.90%) WMI
16 13 (8.90%) Telecoms
16 13 (8.90%) Windows 8
17 12 (8.22%) UNIX

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 31 (21.23%) MS Exchange
2 17 (11.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (8.90%) IIS
4 10 (6.85%) Lync
5 8 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (4.79%) IBM Notes
6 7 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.68%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (9.59%) MS Office
1 14 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.37%) Maya
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.01%) Firewall
2 16 (10.96%) DNS
3 15 (10.27%) Internet
4 11 (7.53%) TCP/IP
5 10 (6.85%) SAN
6 9 (6.16%) VPN
6 9 (6.16%) WAN
6 9 (6.16%) LAN
7 7 (4.79%) DHCP
8 6 (4.11%) Radio Access Network
9 5 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (3.42%) 3G
10 4 (2.74%) SS7
10 4 (2.74%) NetScreen
10 4 (2.74%) SMS
10 4 (2.74%) DMZ
10 4 (2.74%) HTTPS
10 4 (2.74%) SSL
11 3 (2.05%) LDAP
11 3 (2.05%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (8.90%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.42%) Back Office
3 4 (2.74%) Finance
3 4 (2.74%) Retail
4 3 (2.05%) Billing
4 3 (2.05%) Legal
5 2 (1.37%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.68%) Front Office
6 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.79%) .NET
2 4 (2.74%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.74%) CSS
2 4 (2.74%) HTML
3 3 (2.05%) DCOM
3 3 (2.05%) XML
4 2 (1.37%) SOAP
4 2 (1.37%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.68%) WCF
5 1 (0.68%) Web Services
5 1 (0.68%) XSD
5 1 (0.68%) ODBC
5 1 (0.68%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.68%) OLE
5 1 (0.68%) OLE DB
5 1 (0.68%) ADO
5 1 (0.68%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.48%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.11%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.42%) Clustering
4 3 (2.05%) PKI
4 3 (2.05%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.05%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.05%) iPhone
4 3 (2.05%) iPad
4 3 (2.05%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.37%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.37%) Blog
6 1 (0.68%) Handset
6 1 (0.68%) EPoS
6 1 (0.68%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 84 (57.53%) Windows
2 38 (26.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (21.23%) Windows 7
4 23 (15.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (13.70%) Linux
6 13 (8.90%) Windows 8
7 12 (8.22%) UNIX
8 10 (6.85%) Windows XP
9 9 (6.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (4.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (3.42%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (2.05%) Windows 2000
12 3 (2.05%) Solaris
13 2 (1.37%) Android
14 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.68%) AIX
14 1 (0.68%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.49%) ITIL
2 10 (6.85%) Service Management
3 9 (6.16%) Incident Management
4 8 (5.48%) Release Management
5 6 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (4.11%) Portfolio Management
5 6 (4.11%) Software Deployment
5 6 (4.11%) Asset Management
5 6 (4.11%) Problem Management
6 4 (2.74%) Web Development
6 4 (2.74%) Change Management
6 4 (2.74%) Configuration Management
6 4 (2.74%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (2.74%) Time Management
7 3 (2.05%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (2.05%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (2.05%) Software Distribution
7 3 (2.05%) BCP
7 3 (2.05%) CRM
7 3 (2.05%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.90%) SQL
2 9 (6.16%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.42%) T-SQL
3 5 (3.42%) VBScript
3 5 (3.42%) C
4 4 (2.74%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.05%) Perl
6 2 (1.37%) C#
6 2 (1.37%) C++
6 2 (1.37%) Java
6 2 (1.37%) VB
7 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.68%) Korn
7 1 (0.68%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 20 (13.70%) Degree
2 18 (12.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (9.59%) MCSE
3 14 (9.59%) Security Cleared
4 9 (6.16%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.79%) CCNA
5 7 (4.79%) SC Cleared
5 7 (4.79%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.11%) CCNP
6 6 (4.11%) MCTS
7 4 (2.74%) MCITP
8 3 (2.05%) JNCIA
8 3 (2.05%) CCA
8 3 (2.05%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.05%) MCSA
8 3 (2.05%) MCP
8 3 (2.05%) HNC
9 2 (1.37%) MCSD
9 2 (1.37%) MCPD
10 1 (0.68%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.16%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (34.25%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.53%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.16%) Terminal Services
4 8 (5.48%) XenApp
5 5 (3.42%) NFS
6 4 (2.74%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.74%) UAG
7 3 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.68%) NLBS
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.68%) NDS
9 1 (0.68%) Samba
9 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (8.90%) WMI
2 11 (7.53%) SCCM
3 6 (4.11%) SCOM
4 4 (2.74%) WSUS
5 3 (2.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.37%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.37%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.68%) Nagios
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.68%) nmon
Vendors
1 37 (25.34%) Microsoft
2 25 (17.12%) Cisco
3 23 (15.75%) Citrix
4 15 (10.27%) VMware
5 14 (9.59%) HP
6 11 (7.53%) Juniper
7 8 (5.48%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 7 (4.79%) Lotus
8 7 (4.79%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.74%) Huawei
10 3 (2.05%) Altiris
10 3 (2.05%) McAfee
10 3 (2.05%) Ericsson
10 3 (2.05%) EMC
10 3 (2.05%) F5
11 2 (1.37%) Veritas
11 2 (1.37%) Oracle
11 2 (1.37%) Dell
11 2 (1.37%) Sun
11 2 (1.37%) Symantec
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