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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 31 44 59
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 110 88 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 4.88% 3.43% 2.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.33% 3.70% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 34 35
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 £130 £145 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £357 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £208 £215
% change year-on-year
+25.30% -3.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 10
Median hourly rate £12.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.89% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.00 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.44 £29.45 £19.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.88% +5.13%
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
2063 2380 2353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.49% 92.64% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 1343 1166
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 111 71
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +8 35 £188 -29.24% 5
Bracknell +12 19 £144 -6.50% 4
Newbury +10 17 £275 - 1
Slough -4 12 £375 +80.72% 3
Maidenhead -1 3 £123 -
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 144 (55.81%) Windows
2 93 (36.05%) Windows Server
3 89 (34.50%) Microsoft
4 80 (31.01%) Active Directory
5 64 (24.81%) DNS
6 62 (24.03%) VMware
7 61 (23.64%) Security Cleared
8 56 (21.71%) SLA
9 54 (20.93%) MS Excel
10 53 (20.54%) Java
11 48 (18.60%) SQL
12 39 (15.12%) MS Office
12 39 (15.12%) ITIL
13 37 (14.34%) .NET
13 37 (14.34%) Oracle
13 37 (14.34%) SharePoint
13 37 (14.34%) Cisco
14 36 (13.95%) SC Cleared
15 33 (12.79%) C#
16 32 (12.40%) LDAP
17 31 (12.02%) Linux
18 30 (11.63%) Solaris
18 30 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
18 30 (11.63%) PowerShell
19 29 (11.24%) HTTP
19 29 (11.24%) Change Management
20 28 (10.85%) NetApp
21 27 (10.47%) SAN
21 27 (10.47%) Degree
21 27 (10.47%) Windows 7

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 37 (14.34%) SharePoint
2 22 (8.53%) IIS
2 22 (8.53%) MS Exchange
3 5 (1.94%) Drupal
3 5 (1.94%) Joomla!
3 5 (1.94%) WordPress
4 4 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.55%) Live Communications Server
5 3 (1.16%) Documentum
5 3 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.16%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 54 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 39 (15.12%) MS Office
3 9 (3.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (9.30%) Office 365
3 4 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.78%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.39%) IaaS
5 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 64 (24.81%) DNS
2 32 (12.40%) LDAP
3 29 (11.24%) HTTP
4 27 (10.47%) SAN
5 26 (10.08%) DHCP
5 26 (10.08%) TCP/IP
6 24 (9.30%) Internet
6 24 (9.30%) VPN
7 19 (7.36%) Cisco Nexus
8 18 (6.98%) IPsec
9 17 (6.59%) IPv6
9 17 (6.59%) Software-Defined Networking
10 15 (5.81%) Firewall
11 14 (5.43%) Ethernet
12 11 (4.26%) BGP
13 10 (3.88%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (3.88%) FCoE
13 10 (3.88%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (3.10%) LAN
14 8 (3.10%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.88%) Relational Database
3 8 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (2.71%) MS Access
5 6 (2.33%) RDBMS
5 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.94%) EDRMS
7 3 (1.16%) Big Data
7 3 (1.16%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.78%) Datazen
9 1 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.39%) Power BI
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (2.71%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.39%) Fiddler
General
1 23 (8.91%) Back Office
2 22 (8.53%) Marketing
3 18 (6.98%) German Language
4 13 (5.04%) French Language
4 13 (5.04%) Spanish Language
5 10 (3.88%) Italian Language
6 9 (3.49%) Front Office
7 6 (2.33%) Portuguese Language
8 4 (1.55%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.78%) Finance
9 2 (0.78%) Legal
10 1 (0.39%) Electronics
10 1 (0.39%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.34%) .NET
2 25 (9.69%) CSS
3 20 (7.75%) Flash
4 13 (5.04%) .NET Framework
4 13 (5.04%) ASP.NET
4 13 (5.04%) XML
5 11 (4.26%) Node.js
6 10 (3.88%) HTML
7 7 (2.71%) ADO.NET
8 6 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (2.33%) DCOM
9 5 (1.94%) MAPI
9 5 (1.94%) Web Services
10 4 (1.55%) OAuth2
10 4 (1.55%) SAML
11 3 (1.16%) COM
11 3 (1.16%) JDBC
11 3 (1.16%) JSP
11 3 (1.16%) XML Schema
12 2 (0.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.69%) Computer Science
2 24 (9.30%) Data Centre
2 24 (9.30%) FlexPod
3 17 (6.59%) Public Cloud
4 13 (5.04%) Clustering
4 13 (5.04%) Statistics
5 10 (3.88%) e-Health
6 8 (3.10%) Driving Licence
6 8 (3.10%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.71%) Enterprise Cloud
8 6 (2.33%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.94%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.94%) Replication
9 5 (1.94%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.55%) PKI
11 3 (1.16%) iPad
12 2 (0.78%) Inversion of Control
13 1 (0.39%) EqualLogic
13 1 (0.39%) Informatics
13 1 (0.39%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 144 (55.81%) Windows
2 93 (36.05%) Windows Server
3 31 (12.02%) Linux
4 30 (11.63%) Solaris
5 27 (10.47%) Windows 7
6 26 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (8.91%) Data ONTAP
8 18 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (6.59%) Windows XP
10 16 (6.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (3.49%) Ubuntu
12 8 (3.10%) Windows 8
13 7 (2.71%) Unix
13 7 (2.71%) Windows 10
14 6 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (1.94%) AIX
16 3 (1.16%) Android
17 2 (0.78%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
18 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (15.12%) ITIL
2 29 (11.24%) Change Management
3 27 (10.47%) Performance Monitoring
4 26 (10.08%) Incident Management
4 26 (10.08%) Mentoring
5 21 (8.14%) Load Balancing
6 20 (7.75%) Time Management
7 17 (6.59%) Capacity Management
7 17 (6.59%) Configuration Management
8 16 (6.20%) Fault Management
8 16 (6.20%) Functional Testing
8 16 (6.20%) Network Design
9 15 (5.81%) Problem Management
9 15 (5.81%) Workflow
10 14 (5.43%) Presales
10 14 (5.43%) Process Improvement
11 13 (5.04%) Memory Management
12 11 (4.26%) High Availability
12 11 (4.26%) Validation
13 10 (3.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 53 (20.54%) Java
2 48 (18.60%) SQL
3 33 (12.79%) C#
4 30 (11.63%) PowerShell
5 23 (8.91%) C++
6 21 (8.14%) VB.NET
7 18 (6.98%) VBScript
8 17 (6.59%) VB
9 16 (6.20%) JavaScript
10 13 (5.04%) C
11 6 (2.33%) PHP
11 6 (2.33%) VB6
12 4 (1.55%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.16%) Python
14 2 (0.78%) Ruby
15 1 (0.39%) R
15 1 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 61 (23.64%) Security Cleared
2 36 (13.95%) SC Cleared
3 30 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (10.47%) Degree
5 24 (9.30%) DV Cleared
5 24 (9.30%) MCSE
6 21 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (7.36%) CCNP
8 13 (5.04%) NCDA
9 12 (4.65%) MCSA
9 12 (4.65%) MCSD
10 10 (3.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (2.71%) MCP
12 5 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (1.55%) CCNA
13 4 (1.55%) MCTS
13 4 (1.55%) RHCE
14 3 (1.16%) MCAD
14 3 (1.16%) MCITP
14 3 (1.16%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (21.71%) SLA
2 10 (3.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.39%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 80 (31.01%) Active Directory
2 25 (9.69%) Hyper-V
3 23 (8.91%) vSphere
4 18 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (6.59%) ISA Server
6 6 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.94%) NFS
7 5 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.55%) KVM
8 4 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.16%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.16%) XenApp
10 1 (0.39%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.39%) vCloud
10 1 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (5.43%) SCCM
1 14 (5.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 12 (4.65%) NetBackup
3 10 (3.88%) WSUS
4 9 (3.49%) Netcool
4 9 (3.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (2.33%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.94%) SCOM
6 5 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.55%) vRealize
8 3 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (1.16%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (1.16%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.16%) Unicenter
8 3 (1.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.78%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.39%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 89 (34.50%) Microsoft
2 62 (24.03%) VMware
3 37 (14.34%) Cisco
3 37 (14.34%) Oracle
4 28 (10.85%) NetApp
5 26 (10.08%) HP
6 18 (6.98%) Red Hat
7 17 (6.59%) Fujitsu
8 13 (5.04%) EMC
9 12 (4.65%) IBM
10 11 (4.26%) Veritas
11 10 (3.88%) CA
12 8 (3.10%) Citrix
12 8 (3.10%) Meridio
13 7 (2.71%) Symantec
14 6 (2.33%) Intel Security
15 3 (1.16%) Apple
15 3 (1.16%) F5
16 2 (0.78%) Huawei
16 2 (0.78%) MobileIron
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