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 24 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 24 57 58
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 135 72 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 5.62% 2.80% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.10% 3.05% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 19 26
Median daily rate £275 £208 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.53% -34.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £137 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £341 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £208 £211
% change year-on-year
+25.30% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 10
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +13.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.14 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.06% +4.12%
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
2213 2363 2281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.05% 91.98% 93.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 1251 1069
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 108 63
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.71% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.55 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 +7 38 £345 +72.50% 11
Bracknell +15 35 £118 -30.88% 1
Newbury +15 20 £275 -
Slough +2 12 £375 +80.72% 3
Maidenhead +1 1 £123 - 1
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 167 (60.07%) Windows
2 114 (41.01%) Windows Server
3 101 (36.33%) Microsoft
4 90 (32.37%) Active Directory
5 72 (25.90%) VMware
6 67 (24.10%) SLA
7 65 (23.38%) DNS
8 60 (21.58%) Security Cleared
9 56 (20.14%) MS Excel
9 56 (20.14%) SQL
10 52 (18.71%) ITIL
11 50 (17.99%) Java
12 46 (16.55%) Linux
13 44 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
14 41 (14.75%) Oracle
14 41 (14.75%) Cisco
15 39 (14.03%) MS Office
16 38 (13.67%) .NET
17 37 (13.31%) SC Cleared
18 35 (12.59%) Microsoft Certification
19 34 (12.23%) C#
20 33 (11.87%) SharePoint
21 32 (11.51%) SQL Server
21 32 (11.51%) Windows 7
21 32 (11.51%) Data Centre
22 31 (11.15%) Degree
22 31 (11.15%) HTTP
22 31 (11.15%) Change Management
22 31 (11.15%) Incident Management
23 30 (10.79%) 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 33 (11.87%) SharePoint
2 24 (8.63%) IIS
3 22 (7.91%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.80%) Drupal
4 5 (1.80%) Joomla!
4 5 (1.80%) Live Communications Server
4 5 (1.80%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.80%) WordPress
5 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.72%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 56 (20.14%) MS Excel
2 39 (14.03%) MS Office
3 7 (2.52%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.36%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 30 (10.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (7.19%) Office 365
3 4 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.72%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.36%) IaaS
5 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 65 (23.38%) DNS
2 31 (11.15%) HTTP
3 29 (10.43%) DHCP
4 27 (9.71%) LDAP
4 27 (9.71%) TCP/IP
5 26 (9.35%) SAN
6 24 (8.63%) VPN
7 22 (7.91%) Firewall
8 21 (7.55%) Internet
9 18 (6.47%) Cisco Nexus
9 18 (6.47%) IPsec
10 17 (6.12%) IPv6
10 17 (6.12%) Software-Defined Networking
11 16 (5.76%) LAN
11 16 (5.76%) WAN
12 13 (4.68%) Ethernet
13 11 (3.96%) BGP
13 11 (3.96%) Fibre Channel
14 10 (3.60%) Cisco ASA
14 10 (3.60%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.51%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.96%) Relational Database
3 10 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.52%) MS Access
4 7 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.16%) Big Data
5 6 (2.16%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.16%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.80%) EDRMS
7 4 (1.44%) Datazen
7 4 (1.44%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.36%) Power BI
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (3.60%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.08%) Fiddler
General
1 22 (7.91%) Marketing
2 20 (7.19%) Back Office
3 18 (6.47%) German Language
4 12 (4.32%) French Language
5 11 (3.96%) Spanish Language
6 10 (3.60%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.88%) Italian Language
8 7 (2.52%) Front Office
9 6 (2.16%) Portuguese Language
10 3 (1.08%) Finance
11 2 (0.72%) Legal
12 1 (0.36%) Electronics
12 1 (0.36%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.67%) .NET
2 26 (9.35%) CSS
3 18 (6.47%) Flash
4 15 (5.40%) .NET Framework
4 15 (5.40%) XML
5 14 (5.04%) ASP.NET
6 11 (3.96%) ADO.NET
6 11 (3.96%) HTML
7 8 (2.88%) Node.js
8 6 (2.16%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (2.16%) DCOM
9 5 (1.80%) XML Schema
10 4 (1.44%) ADO
10 4 (1.44%) Castle Windsor
10 4 (1.44%) Entity Framework
10 4 (1.44%) ODBC
10 4 (1.44%) OLE
10 4 (1.44%) OLE DB
10 4 (1.44%) SAML
10 4 (1.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.51%) Data Centre
2 27 (9.71%) Computer Science
3 23 (8.27%) FlexPod
4 18 (6.47%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.96%) Clustering
5 11 (3.96%) Statistics
6 10 (3.60%) e-Health
7 8 (2.88%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.52%) Blackberry
9 6 (2.16%) Enterprise Cloud
9 6 (2.16%) Management Information System
9 6 (2.16%) Replication
10 4 (1.44%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (1.44%) PKI
11 3 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.08%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.08%) iPad
11 3 (1.08%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.36%) Health Informatics
Operating Systems
1 167 (60.07%) Windows
2 114 (41.01%) Windows Server
3 46 (16.55%) Linux
4 44 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (11.51%) Windows 7
6 29 (10.43%) Solaris
7 25 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (7.91%) Data ONTAP
9 21 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (6.12%) Unix
11 15 (5.40%) Windows XP
12 12 (4.32%) Windows 8
13 9 (3.24%) Ubuntu
14 7 (2.52%) Windows 10
15 3 (1.08%) AIX
15 3 (1.08%) Android
16 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (18.71%) ITIL
2 31 (11.15%) Change Management
2 31 (11.15%) Incident Management
3 28 (10.07%) Mentoring
4 23 (8.27%) Performance Monitoring
5 21 (7.55%) Load Balancing
6 19 (6.83%) Time Management
7 18 (6.47%) Problem Management
8 15 (5.40%) High Availability
8 15 (5.40%) Workflow
9 14 (5.04%) Capacity Management
9 14 (5.04%) Presales
9 14 (5.04%) Process Improvement
10 13 (4.68%) Configuration Management
10 13 (4.68%) Fault Management
10 13 (4.68%) Network Design
11 12 (4.32%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (4.32%) Functional Testing
12 10 (3.60%) Memory Management
12 10 (3.60%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 56 (20.14%) SQL
2 50 (17.99%) Java
3 34 (12.23%) C#
4 30 (10.79%) PowerShell
5 20 (7.19%) C++
6 19 (6.83%) VB.NET
7 17 (6.12%) VB
8 16 (5.76%) JavaScript
9 14 (5.04%) VBScript
10 13 (4.68%) C
11 10 (3.60%) Python
12 8 (2.88%) PHP
13 7 (2.52%) Ruby
13 7 (2.52%) T-SQL
14 6 (2.16%) VB6
15 2 (0.72%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.72%) R
15 2 (0.72%) Scala
16 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.36%) sed
Qualifications
1 60 (21.58%) Security Cleared
2 37 (13.31%) SC Cleared
3 35 (12.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (11.15%) Degree
5 28 (10.07%) MCSE
6 22 (7.91%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (7.19%) DV Cleared
8 19 (6.83%) CCNP
9 13 (4.68%) MCSA
9 13 (4.68%) MCSD
9 13 (4.68%) NCDA
10 10 (3.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 10 (3.60%) MCITP
11 8 (2.88%) MCP
11 8 (2.88%) MCTS
12 5 (1.80%) CCNA
13 4 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.08%) MCAD
14 3 (1.08%) MCDST
14 3 (1.08%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (24.10%) SLA
2 10 (3.60%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.72%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.36%) HIPAA
System Software
1 90 (32.37%) Active Directory
2 27 (9.71%) Hyper-V
3 26 (9.35%) vSphere
4 22 (7.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (5.40%) ISA Server
5 15 (5.40%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.80%) NFS
7 5 (1.80%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.44%) XenApp
9 3 (1.08%) KVM
9 3 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.72%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.72%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.36%) vCloud
11 1 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.36%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (5.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 12 (4.32%) NetBackup
2 12 (4.32%) SCCM
3 10 (3.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (3.24%) Netcool
4 9 (3.24%) WSUS
5 6 (2.16%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.16%) SCOM
6 5 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.44%) vRealize
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (1.08%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.08%) Unicenter
8 3 (1.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.72%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.36%) Amdocs OSS
10 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.36%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 101 (36.33%) Microsoft
2 72 (25.90%) VMware
3 41 (14.75%) Cisco
3 41 (14.75%) Oracle
4 27 (9.71%) NetApp
5 25 (8.99%) HP
6 17 (6.12%) Red Hat
7 15 (5.40%) Fujitsu
8 14 (5.04%) Remedy
9 13 (4.68%) F5
10 12 (4.32%) Citrix
11 11 (3.96%) EMC
11 11 (3.96%) IBM
11 11 (3.96%) Veritas
12 10 (3.60%) CA
13 8 (2.88%) Meridio
14 7 (2.52%) Intel Security
14 7 (2.52%) Symantec
15 5 (1.80%) Juniper
16 4 (1.44%) Sybase