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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 47 56 31
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 88 69 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 3.33% 2.80% 5.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.74% 3.07% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 32 45
Average daily rate
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£208 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.12% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £172 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £206 £228
% change year-on-year
+0.60% -9.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 9
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £19.00 £23.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
2352 2245 2318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.06% 91.19% 91.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1354 1124 1018
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 69 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.07 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% +3.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.09 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 2015.

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 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 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 -11 44 £295 -1.66% 10
Slough +21 24 £208 -44.66%
Bracknell -4 5 £173 +15.00% 2
Newbury - 3 - -
Maidenhead +6 2 - - 2
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 86 (56.58%) Windows
2 73 (48.03%) Microsoft
3 53 (34.87%) Active Directory
4 38 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 30 (19.74%) HP
5 30 (19.74%) ITIL
6 29 (19.08%) Security Cleared
7 23 (15.13%) SQL
7 23 (15.13%) DNS
8 22 (14.47%) MS Excel
9 21 (13.82%) Telecoms
10 20 (13.16%) VMware
10 20 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (12.50%) SLA
11 19 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 19 (12.50%) DV Cleared
12 18 (11.84%) IIS
13 16 (10.53%) Linux
13 16 (10.53%) MCSE
14 15 (9.87%) MCP
14 15 (9.87%) MS Visio
14 15 (9.87%) Symantec
14 15 (9.87%) Configuration Management
14 15 (9.87%) SC Cleared
14 15 (9.87%) Firewall
15 14 (9.21%) SCCM
15 14 (9.21%) Cisco
15 14 (9.21%) DHCP
15 14 (9.21%) UNIX
15 14 (9.21%) MS Office

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 18 (11.84%) IIS
2 6 (3.95%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.95%) MS Exchange
3 4 (2.63%) Lync
4 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.97%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.97%) Apache
4 3 (1.97%) nginx
5 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (14.47%) MS Excel
2 15 (9.87%) MS Visio
3 14 (9.21%) MS Office
4 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.63%) Office 365
2 2 (1.32%) IaaS
2 2 (1.32%) Yammer
3 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.13%) DNS
2 19 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 15 (9.87%) Firewall
4 14 (9.21%) DHCP
5 12 (7.89%) 4G
6 11 (7.24%) 2G
6 11 (7.24%) WAN
6 11 (7.24%) Internet
6 11 (7.24%) 3G
7 10 (6.58%) LAN
8 8 (5.26%) HTTP
9 7 (4.61%) PPP
9 7 (4.61%) SDH
9 7 (4.61%) Broadband
9 7 (4.61%) DWDM
9 7 (4.61%) Network Security
9 7 (4.61%) LTE
10 6 (3.95%) MPLS
10 6 (3.95%) OSPF
10 6 (3.95%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.63%) MS Access
4 3 (1.97%) MySQL
5 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
1 2 (1.32%) MSI
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
General
1 21 (13.82%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.26%) Marketing
3 2 (1.32%) Dutch Language
3 2 (1.32%) French Language
3 2 (1.32%) German Language
3 2 (1.32%) Finance
3 2 (1.32%) Law
4 1 (0.66%) Banking
4 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.24%) .NET
2 9 (5.92%) CSS
3 8 (5.26%) XML
4 4 (2.63%) HTML
4 4 (2.63%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.97%) SAML
5 3 (1.97%) WCF
6 2 (1.32%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.32%) XSD
6 2 (1.32%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.66%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.24%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.95%) Clustering
4 4 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.63%) Replication
5 3 (1.97%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Social Media
7 1 (0.66%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.66%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 86 (56.58%) Windows
2 38 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 16 (10.53%) Linux
4 14 (9.21%) UNIX
5 13 (8.55%) Windows XP
6 12 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (7.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.95%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.97%) CentOS
10 3 (1.97%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.97%) Solaris
11 2 (1.32%) SUSE
11 2 (1.32%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.66%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.74%) ITIL
2 15 (9.87%) Configuration Management
3 8 (5.26%) Workflow
4 6 (3.95%) Service Delivery
4 6 (3.95%) Release Management
4 6 (3.95%) Software Delivery
5 5 (3.29%) Change Control
5 5 (3.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (3.29%) Data Management
6 4 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (2.63%) Regression Testing
6 4 (2.63%) Software Distribution
6 4 (2.63%) Memory Management
6 4 (2.63%) Portfolio Management
6 4 (2.63%) Garbage Collection
6 4 (2.63%) Mentoring
7 3 (1.97%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (1.97%) Process Improvement
7 3 (1.97%) Software Deployment
7 3 (1.97%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.13%) SQL
2 12 (7.89%) PowerShell
3 9 (5.92%) C#
4 8 (5.26%) C++
5 5 (3.29%) Perl
5 5 (3.29%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.63%) C
6 4 (2.63%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.63%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.32%) X++
7 2 (1.32%) VBScript
7 2 (1.32%) VB
8 1 (0.66%) Python
8 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (19.08%) Security Cleared
2 20 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 16 (10.53%) MCSE
5 15 (9.87%) MCP
5 15 (9.87%) SC Cleared
6 13 (8.55%) Degree
7 8 (5.26%) CCNP
7 8 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (4.61%) CCNA
9 3 (1.97%) MCITP
10 2 (1.32%) MCTS
11 1 (0.66%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.66%) SCSA
11 1 (0.66%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.66%) MCDST
11 1 (0.66%) CCIP
11 1 (0.66%) HNC
11 1 (0.66%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (34.87%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.89%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.26%) vSphere
4 3 (1.97%) VMware ESX
4 3 (1.97%) NDS
5 2 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.32%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (9.21%) SCCM
2 8 (5.26%) SCOM
3 6 (3.95%) Cacti
4 5 (3.29%) OpenView
4 5 (3.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (1.97%) Plesk
6 3 (1.97%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (1.97%) cPanel
6 3 (1.97%) Webmin
7 2 (1.32%) SCDPM
7 2 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.66%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.66%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.66%) WSUS
8 1 (0.66%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.66%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 73 (48.03%) Microsoft
2 30 (19.74%) HP
3 20 (13.16%) VMware
4 15 (9.87%) Symantec
5 14 (9.21%) Cisco
6 7 (4.61%) Citrix
7 6 (3.95%) Sybase
7 6 (3.95%) McAfee
8 5 (3.29%) Dell
9 4 (2.63%) Nokia
9 4 (2.63%) Remedy
9 4 (2.63%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.97%) Sophos
10 3 (1.97%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.97%) Oracle
11 2 (1.32%) IBM
11 2 (1.32%) NetApp
11 2 (1.32%) F5
11 2 (1.32%) Lumension
11 2 (1.32%) Huawei
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