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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 23 65 47
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 145 58 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 6.19% 2.34% 3.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.70% 2.52% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 9 31
Median daily rate £339 £203 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.28% -35.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £167 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £278 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £214 £213
% change year-on-year
+28.65% +0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +1.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.60 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.10% +7.09%
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
2165 2298 2355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.36% 92.62% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1147 1159 1107
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 98 54
Median hourly rate £15.25 £20.78 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.59% +22.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £12.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.74 £36.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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
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 1 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 July 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 +6 47 £375 +120.58% 11
Bracknell +17 34 £118 -30.88% 1
Newbury +11 18 £275 -
Slough +8 13 £375 +80.72% 1
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 173 (60.70%) Windows
2 117 (41.05%) Windows Server
3 98 (34.39%) Microsoft
4 92 (32.28%) Active Directory
5 80 (28.07%) VMware
6 72 (25.26%) DNS
7 64 (22.46%) SLA
8 62 (21.75%) Security Cleared
9 54 (18.95%) Linux
9 54 (18.95%) SQL
10 53 (18.60%) MS Excel
11 50 (17.54%) ITIL
12 46 (16.14%) Cisco
13 45 (15.79%) Java
14 44 (15.44%) Windows Server 2008
15 39 (13.68%) Oracle
15 39 (13.68%) HTTP
15 39 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
16 38 (13.33%) MS Office
17 37 (12.98%) .NET
18 36 (12.63%) Data Centre
18 36 (12.63%) SC Cleared
19 35 (12.28%) Incident Management
20 33 (11.58%) Degree
20 33 (11.58%) SQL Server
20 33 (11.58%) C#
21 32 (11.23%) MCSE
21 32 (11.23%) DHCP
22 31 (10.88%) Windows 7
23 30 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure

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 30 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 25 (8.77%) IIS
3 24 (8.42%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.81%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.11%) Apache
5 6 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.11%) JBoss
5 6 (2.11%) nginx
5 6 (2.11%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.11%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.75%) Drupal
6 5 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (1.75%) Joomla!
6 5 (1.75%) Live Communications Server
6 5 (1.75%) WordPress
7 3 (1.05%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.70%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 53 (18.60%) MS Excel
2 38 (13.33%) MS Office
3 7 (2.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.35%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.35%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (6.67%) Office 365
3 6 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.70%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 72 (25.26%) DNS
2 39 (13.68%) HTTP
3 32 (11.23%) DHCP
4 30 (10.53%) LDAP
4 30 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 26 (9.12%) SAN
6 24 (8.42%) VPN
7 22 (7.72%) Firewall
8 20 (7.02%) Internet
9 19 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 18 (6.32%) IPsec
11 17 (5.96%) IPv6
11 17 (5.96%) Software-Defined Networking
12 14 (4.91%) LAN
12 14 (4.91%) WAN
13 13 (4.56%) Ethernet
13 13 (4.56%) Fibre Channel
13 13 (4.56%) SSL
14 12 (4.21%) BGP
15 11 (3.86%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.86%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.46%) MS Access
4 7 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.11%) Big Data
5 6 (2.11%) EDRMS
5 6 (2.11%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.11%) MySQL
5 6 (2.11%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.40%) Datazen
6 4 (1.40%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.35%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (3.51%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.05%) Fiddler
General
1 22 (7.72%) Marketing
2 19 (6.67%) Back Office
3 18 (6.32%) German Language
4 12 (4.21%) French Language
5 11 (3.86%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.51%) Spanish Language
7 7 (2.46%) Front Office
7 7 (2.46%) Italian Language
8 6 (2.11%) Portuguese Language
9 3 (1.05%) Finance
9 3 (1.05%) Retail
10 2 (0.70%) Legal
11 1 (0.35%) Electronics
11 1 (0.35%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (12.98%) .NET
2 26 (9.12%) CSS
3 16 (5.61%) Flash
4 15 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 15 (5.26%) XML
5 13 (4.56%) ASP.NET
6 11 (3.86%) ADO.NET
6 11 (3.86%) HTML
7 7 (2.46%) Node.js
7 7 (2.46%) Web Services
8 6 (2.11%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (2.11%) DCOM
8 6 (2.11%) LAMP
8 6 (2.11%) LEMP Stack
8 6 (2.11%) MCollective
9 5 (1.75%) XML Schema
10 4 (1.40%) ODBC
10 4 (1.40%) OLE
10 4 (1.40%) OLE DB
10 4 (1.40%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.63%) Data Centre
2 29 (10.18%) Computer Science
3 23 (8.07%) FlexPod
4 18 (6.32%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.86%) Clustering
5 11 (3.86%) Statistics
6 10 (3.51%) e-Health
7 9 (3.16%) Driving Licence
8 8 (2.81%) Replication
9 7 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (2.46%) Blackberry
10 6 (2.11%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (1.75%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.75%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.75%) Thin Client
12 4 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (1.40%) Inversion of Control
12 4 (1.40%) PKI
13 3 (1.05%) Client/Server
13 3 (1.05%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 173 (60.70%) Windows
2 117 (41.05%) Windows Server
3 54 (18.95%) Linux
4 44 (15.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (10.88%) Windows 7
6 28 (9.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (9.12%) Solaris
8 22 (7.72%) Data ONTAP
9 21 (7.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (5.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (5.96%) Unix
11 15 (5.26%) Windows XP
12 10 (3.51%) Windows 8
13 9 (3.16%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.75%) Windows 10
15 3 (1.05%) AIX
15 3 (1.05%) Android
16 1 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (17.54%) ITIL
2 35 (12.28%) Incident Management
3 29 (10.18%) Change Management
3 29 (10.18%) Mentoring
4 24 (8.42%) Performance Monitoring
5 21 (7.37%) Configuration Management
5 21 (7.37%) High Availability
5 21 (7.37%) Load Balancing
6 18 (6.32%) Time Management
7 17 (5.96%) Problem Management
8 16 (5.61%) Capacity Management
9 15 (5.26%) Workflow
10 14 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (4.91%) Presales
10 14 (4.91%) Process Improvement
11 13 (4.56%) Fault Management
11 13 (4.56%) Network Design
12 12 (4.21%) Functional Testing
13 10 (3.51%) Software Testing
14 9 (3.16%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 54 (18.95%) SQL
2 45 (15.79%) Java
3 33 (11.58%) C#
4 28 (9.82%) PowerShell
5 20 (7.02%) Python
6 19 (6.67%) C++
7 18 (6.32%) VB.NET
8 17 (5.96%) VB
9 15 (5.26%) JavaScript
10 13 (4.56%) C
10 13 (4.56%) VBScript
11 10 (3.51%) Perl
12 8 (2.81%) PHP
12 8 (2.81%) Ruby
13 7 (2.46%) T-SQL
14 6 (2.11%) VB6
15 4 (1.40%) AWK
15 4 (1.40%) Bash Shell
15 4 (1.40%) sed
15 4 (1.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 62 (21.75%) Security Cleared
2 39 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (12.63%) SC Cleared
4 33 (11.58%) Degree
5 32 (11.23%) MCSE
6 26 (9.12%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (7.37%) CCNP
7 21 (7.37%) DV Cleared
8 13 (4.56%) MCSA
8 13 (4.56%) MCSD
8 13 (4.56%) NCDA
9 12 (4.21%) MCITP
10 10 (3.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (3.16%) CCNA
12 8 (2.81%) MCTS
13 7 (2.46%) MCP
14 5 (1.75%) MCDST
14 5 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (1.05%) MCAD
15 3 (1.05%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (22.46%) SLA
2 10 (3.51%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.70%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.35%) HIPAA
System Software
1 92 (32.28%) Active Directory
2 28 (9.82%) Hyper-V
2 28 (9.82%) vSphere
3 25 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (4.91%) ISA Server
6 6 (2.11%) qmail
6 6 (2.11%) Squid
6 6 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (2.11%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.75%) NFS
8 4 (1.40%) XenApp
9 3 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.05%) XenServer
10 2 (0.70%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.70%) KVM
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.70%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.70%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (4.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 12 (4.21%) SCCM
3 11 (3.86%) NetBackup
3 11 (3.86%) WSUS
4 10 (3.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (3.16%) Netcool
6 8 (2.81%) Puppet
6 8 (2.81%) SCOM
7 6 (2.11%) Backup Exec
7 6 (2.11%) Cacti
7 6 (2.11%) collectd
7 6 (2.11%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (2.11%) Ganglia
7 6 (2.11%) Graphite
7 6 (2.11%) logstash
7 6 (2.11%) Nagios
7 6 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (2.11%) ZABBIX
8 4 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.40%) vRealize
Vendors
1 98 (34.39%) Microsoft
2 80 (28.07%) VMware
3 46 (16.14%) Cisco
4 39 (13.68%) Oracle
5 28 (9.82%) NetApp
6 25 (8.77%) HP
7 18 (6.32%) Remedy
8 17 (5.96%) Red Hat
9 14 (4.91%) F5
9 14 (4.91%) IBM
10 13 (4.56%) Fujitsu
11 12 (4.21%) Citrix
11 12 (4.21%) EMC
12 11 (3.86%) Veritas
13 10 (3.51%) CA
14 9 (3.16%) Meridio
15 7 (2.46%) Intel Security
15 7 (2.46%) Juniper
15 7 (2.46%) Symantec
16 6 (2.11%) Splunk
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £70 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago