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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 61 47 61
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 75 87 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.70% 3.27% 2.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.05% 3.64% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 34 27
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £180 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £400 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £200 £244
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 13
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £14.30 £13.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £24.00 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +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
2456 2390 2302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 88.54% 89.92% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 1212 923
Average daily rate £376 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 83 137
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 39 £417 +45.04% 18
Slough +1 13 £200 -14.89% 5
Bracknell -2 8 £218 -23.34%
Windsor - 1 £155 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 89 (58.17%) Windows
2 72 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 69 (45.10%) Microsoft
4 39 (25.49%) ITIL
4 39 (25.49%) Security Cleared
5 31 (20.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (20.26%) DV Cleared
5 31 (20.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (20.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (19.61%) HP
7 25 (16.34%) Windows 7
7 25 (16.34%) VMware
8 24 (15.69%) MS Exchange
9 23 (15.03%) MCSE
10 21 (13.73%) MCP
10 21 (13.73%) Configuration Management
11 20 (13.07%) Linux
12 19 (12.42%) SC Cleared
12 19 (12.42%) SLA
13 18 (11.76%) MS Excel
14 17 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (10.46%) SCCM
15 16 (10.46%) Windows XP
15 16 (10.46%) UNIX
15 16 (10.46%) SQL
16 14 (9.15%) SCOM
16 14 (9.15%) Telecoms
16 14 (9.15%) MS Visio
16 14 (9.15%) Symantec
17 13 (8.50%) MS Office

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 24 (15.69%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.88%) IIS
4 8 (5.23%) Apache
5 5 (3.27%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.61%) Live Communications Server
6 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.96%) Documentum
8 2 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.31%) nginx
8 2 (1.31%) Lync
9 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.65%) CMS
9 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.65%) JBoss
9 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 18 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 14 (9.15%) MS Visio
3 13 (8.50%) MS Office
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.84%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.19%) HTTP
2 11 (7.19%) DNS
3 10 (6.54%) Wireless
4 9 (5.88%) VoIP
5 8 (5.23%) DHCP
5 8 (5.23%) 3G
5 8 (5.23%) Firewall
5 8 (5.23%) 4G
6 7 (4.58%) Internet
6 7 (4.58%) SSL
6 7 (4.58%) VPN
7 5 (3.27%) Ethernet
7 5 (3.27%) WLAN
7 5 (3.27%) Broadband
7 5 (3.27%) LAN
7 5 (3.27%) 2G
7 5 (3.27%) LTE
7 5 (3.27%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.27%) MySQL
3 4 (2.61%) MS Access
4 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (9.15%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.58%) Back Office
3 4 (2.61%) Finance
3 4 (2.61%) Retail
4 3 (1.96%) Multimedia
4 3 (1.96%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.19%) HTML
2 8 (5.23%) XML
3 7 (4.58%) .NET
4 6 (3.92%) XHTML
5 4 (2.61%) LAMP
5 4 (2.61%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.31%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.31%) CSS
7 1 (0.65%) Middleware
7 1 (0.65%) OLE
7 1 (0.65%) J2EE
7 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.27%) Clustering
3 4 (2.61%) Replication
4 3 (1.96%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.31%) PKI
6 1 (0.65%) iPhone
6 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 89 (58.17%) Windows
2 31 (20.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 31 (20.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (16.34%) Windows 7
4 20 (13.07%) Linux
5 16 (10.46%) Windows XP
5 16 (10.46%) UNIX
6 10 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.92%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.96%) CentOS
8 3 (1.96%) Debian
8 3 (1.96%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.96%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.96%) Android
9 2 (1.31%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.31%) Solaris
9 2 (1.31%) SUSE
10 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (25.49%) ITIL
2 21 (13.73%) Configuration Management
3 12 (7.84%) Network Management
4 8 (5.23%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (3.92%) Service Management
5 6 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (3.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.27%) Release Management
6 5 (3.27%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.61%) Change Management
7 4 (2.61%) Memory Management
7 4 (2.61%) Garbage Collection
8 3 (1.96%) Software Delivery
8 3 (1.96%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (1.96%) Software Deployment
8 3 (1.96%) Problem Management
9 2 (1.31%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (1.31%) Migration
9 2 (1.31%) Scrum
9 2 (1.31%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.46%) SQL
2 7 (4.58%) Java
2 7 (4.58%) JavaScript
2 7 (4.58%) Perl
3 6 (3.92%) C#
3 6 (3.92%) VB.NET
4 4 (2.61%) C++
4 4 (2.61%) PHP
5 1 (0.65%) VB
5 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.65%) X++
5 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 31 (20.26%) DV Cleared
2 31 (20.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (15.03%) MCSE
4 21 (13.73%) MCP
5 19 (12.42%) SC Cleared
6 8 (5.23%) Degree
7 7 (4.58%) MCTS
7 7 (4.58%) MCITP
7 7 (4.58%) CCNA
7 7 (4.58%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.61%) CCNP
9 2 (1.31%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.65%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.65%) HNC
10 1 (0.65%) HND
10 1 (0.65%) Sun Certification
10 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.65%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.42%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.54%) vSphere
4 9 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.92%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.31%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.65%) XenServer
7 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (10.46%) SCCM
2 14 (9.15%) SCOM
3 8 (5.23%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (1.96%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.31%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.31%) Plesk
5 2 (1.31%) cPanel
5 2 (1.31%) Webmin
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.65%) SCSM
6 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (45.10%) Microsoft
2 30 (19.61%) HP
3 25 (16.34%) VMware
4 14 (9.15%) Symantec
5 12 (7.84%) Cisco
6 8 (5.23%) Citrix
7 7 (4.58%) Dell
8 6 (3.92%) McAfee
9 5 (3.27%) Oracle
10 4 (2.61%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.61%) Fortinet
10 4 (2.61%) F5
11 3 (1.96%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.96%) Lotus
11 3 (1.96%) Sybase
11 3 (1.96%) EMC
11 3 (1.96%) Juniper
12 2 (1.31%) Avaya
12 2 (1.31%) Sun
12 2 (1.31%) Nortel
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