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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 58 61 45
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 58 67 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.36% 2.75% 4.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.65% 3.04% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 39
Average daily rate
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£198 £311 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.54% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £230 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £397 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £203 £208 £238
% change year-on-year
-2.40% -12.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 5 15
Average hourly rate £21.55 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% +8.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.88%
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
2185 2206 2186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.04% 90.41% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 1046 936
Average daily rate £375 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 52 90
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -29.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £28.20 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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
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 3 July 2015. 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 +2 34 £185 -41.26% 13
Slough +8 9 £208 -11.70% 10
Bracknell -4 7 £170 -31.65% 2
Newbury 0 2 - -
Maidenhead -1 1 - - 1
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 100 (64.10%) Windows
2 84 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 78 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 43 (27.56%) Security Cleared
5 42 (26.92%) ITIL
6 41 (26.28%) Windows 7
7 35 (22.44%) DV Cleared
8 31 (19.87%) HP
8 31 (19.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 27 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (17.31%) VMware
11 25 (16.03%) MCSE
11 25 (16.03%) MS Excel
12 24 (15.38%) MCP
12 24 (15.38%) Configuration Management
13 21 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (13.46%) SLA
14 20 (12.82%) SCCM
15 19 (12.18%) Symantec
15 19 (12.18%) SQL
15 19 (12.18%) Windows XP
16 18 (11.54%) MS Visio
16 18 (11.54%) MS Office
16 18 (11.54%) SC Cleared
17 17 (10.90%) Telecoms
17 17 (10.90%) MS Exchange
18 16 (10.26%) TCP/IP
18 16 (10.26%) DNS
18 16 (10.26%) SCOM

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 17 (10.90%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.69%) IIS
3 9 (5.77%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.49%) Apache
5 4 (2.56%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.92%) Documentum
7 2 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.28%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (1.28%) nginx
8 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.64%) CMS
8 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 25 (16.03%) MS Excel
2 18 (11.54%) MS Visio
2 18 (11.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.28%) Office 365
1 2 (1.28%) Yammer
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.26%) DNS
1 16 (10.26%) TCP/IP
2 12 (7.69%) DHCP
3 11 (7.05%) HTTP
4 10 (6.41%) Internet
5 7 (4.49%) VoIP
6 6 (3.85%) 3G
6 6 (3.85%) Firewall
6 6 (3.85%) 2G
6 6 (3.85%) 4G
6 6 (3.85%) Network Security
7 5 (3.21%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (3.21%) LTE
8 4 (2.56%) Wireless
8 4 (2.56%) SSL
9 3 (1.92%) DWDM
9 3 (1.92%) VPN
9 3 (1.92%) LDAP
9 3 (1.92%) SDH
9 3 (1.92%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.21%) MySQL
3 4 (2.56%) MS Access
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.28%) MSI
2 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (10.90%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.49%) Back Office
3 3 (1.92%) Finance
3 3 (1.92%) Multimedia
3 3 (1.92%) Marketing
4 2 (1.28%) Law
5 1 (0.64%) Front Office
5 1 (0.64%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.64%) French Language
5 1 (0.64%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.41%) HTML
2 8 (5.13%) XML
3 6 (3.85%) XHTML
4 5 (3.21%) .NET
5 4 (2.56%) LAMP
5 4 (2.56%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.92%) SAML
7 2 (1.28%) CSS
8 1 (0.64%) OLE
8 1 (0.64%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.62%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.21%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.21%) Clustering
4 4 (2.56%) Replication
5 1 (0.64%) NHS
5 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.64%) iPhone
5 1 (0.64%) Social Media
5 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.64%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 100 (64.10%) Windows
2 41 (26.28%) Windows 7
3 28 (17.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (12.18%) Windows XP
6 15 (9.62%) Linux
7 14 (8.97%) UNIX
8 9 (5.77%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.92%) Android
10 3 (1.92%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.28%) SUSE
11 2 (1.28%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.28%) CentOS
12 1 (0.64%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.64%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.64%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (26.92%) ITIL
2 24 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 8 (5.13%) Network Management
4 7 (4.49%) Service Delivery
5 6 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (3.21%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (2.56%) Memory Management
7 4 (2.56%) Software Delivery
7 4 (2.56%) Garbage Collection
7 4 (2.56%) Regression Testing
7 4 (2.56%) Service Management
8 3 (1.92%) Workflow
8 3 (1.92%) Migration
8 3 (1.92%) Problem Management
8 3 (1.92%) Release Management
8 3 (1.92%) Patch Management
8 3 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (1.92%) Software Distribution
9 2 (1.28%) Asset Management
9 2 (1.28%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.18%) SQL
2 7 (4.49%) JavaScript
2 7 (4.49%) Perl
3 6 (3.85%) Java
4 5 (3.21%) C#
4 5 (3.21%) VB.NET
4 5 (3.21%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.56%) C++
6 3 (1.92%) PHP
7 1 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (27.56%) Security Cleared
2 35 (22.44%) DV Cleared
3 31 (19.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (16.03%) MCSE
5 24 (15.38%) MCP
6 18 (11.54%) SC Cleared
7 9 (5.77%) Degree
8 5 (3.21%) MCITP
9 4 (2.56%) MCTS
9 4 (2.56%) CCNA
9 4 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (1.92%) CCNP
11 2 (1.28%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.64%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.64%) MCDST
12 1 (0.64%) HNC
12 1 (0.64%) HND
12 1 (0.64%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.64%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.46%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.05%) vSphere
4 10 (6.41%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.56%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.28%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.28%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.64%) NDS
7 1 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (12.82%) SCCM
2 16 (10.26%) SCOM
3 7 (4.49%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.28%) Cacti
5 2 (1.28%) Plesk
5 2 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.28%) cPanel
5 2 (1.28%) Webmin
6 1 (0.64%) OpenView
6 1 (0.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.64%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 84 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 31 (19.87%) HP
3 27 (17.31%) VMware
4 19 (12.18%) Symantec
5 9 (5.77%) Citrix
6 8 (5.13%) Dell
6 8 (5.13%) Cisco
7 6 (3.85%) McAfee
8 4 (2.56%) Oracle
9 3 (1.92%) IBM
9 3 (1.92%) EMC
9 3 (1.92%) Juniper
9 3 (1.92%) Remedy
9 3 (1.92%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.28%) Huawei
10 2 (1.28%) F5
10 2 (1.28%) Lumension
10 2 (1.28%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.28%) Sophos
10 2 (1.28%) NetApp
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