The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Berkshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 52 67 42
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 84 53 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.92% 2.16% 3.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.24% 2.36% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 13
Average daily rate £271 £250 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.50% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £105 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £325 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £18.85 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2591 2242 2809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.18% 91.47% 90.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1343 885 1035
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 150 103
Average hourly rate £17.00 £29.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.37% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Support Engineer
South East

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 17 April 2014.

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
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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Reading +5 41 £275 +22.22% 11
Bracknell +11 15 £284 - 9
Slough +6 8 £235 -21.66% 2
Newbury -2 2 - - 2
Maidenhead -6 1 £265 +152.38% 4
Crowthorne - 1 - -
Ascot - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 128 (65.98%) Windows
2 92 (47.42%) Active Directory
3 65 (33.51%) Microsoft
4 60 (30.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (24.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (24.23%) MS Exchange
6 41 (21.13%) MS Excel
7 38 (19.59%) Windows 7
8 35 (18.04%) DNS
8 35 (18.04%) SQL
9 33 (17.01%) Exchange Server 2010
10 30 (15.46%) Blackberry
11 28 (14.43%) VMware
12 24 (12.37%) IIS
12 24 (12.37%) PowerShell
13 23 (11.86%) MS Office
13 23 (11.86%) Citrix
13 23 (11.86%) HP
14 22 (11.34%) SCCM
14 22 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
14 22 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (10.82%) Incident Management
15 21 (10.82%) Microsoft Certification
16 20 (10.31%) Cisco
16 20 (10.31%) Linux
16 20 (10.31%) Security Cleared
17 19 (9.79%) ITIL
17 19 (9.79%) DHCP
18 18 (9.28%) MCSE
18 18 (9.28%) Degree

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 47 (24.23%) MS Exchange
2 33 (17.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (12.37%) IIS
4 18 (9.28%) Lync
5 15 (7.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (4.64%) IBM Notes
8 8 (4.12%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (3.09%) SharePoint
11 4 (2.06%) Live Communications Server
12 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 41 (21.13%) MS Excel
2 23 (11.86%) MS Office
3 2 (1.03%) Maya
4 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Metrica
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (18.04%) DNS
2 19 (9.79%) DHCP
3 15 (7.73%) Internet
4 14 (7.22%) Firewall
5 13 (6.70%) VPN
6 12 (6.19%) SAN
6 12 (6.19%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.58%) LDAP
7 5 (2.58%) LAN
7 5 (2.58%) NAS
8 4 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.06%) MGW
8 4 (2.06%) GGSN
8 4 (2.06%) SGSN
8 4 (2.06%) Wireshark
8 4 (2.06%) Broadband
8 4 (2.06%) WAN
8 4 (2.06%) SMS
8 4 (2.06%) SSL
8 4 (2.06%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (4.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.55%) MySQL
4 3 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (3.61%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (6.19%) Back Office
1 12 (6.19%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.58%) Finance
3 4 (2.06%) Retail
4 3 (1.55%) Billing
4 3 (1.55%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.52%) Front Office
5 1 (0.52%) Local Government
5 1 (0.52%) Legal
5 1 (0.52%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.64%) XML
2 8 (4.12%) .NET
3 6 (3.09%) WCF
3 6 (3.09%) XSD
4 3 (1.55%) CSS
5 2 (1.03%) DCOM
6 1 (0.52%) ADO
6 1 (0.52%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.52%) OAuth
6 1 (0.52%) ODBC
6 1 (0.52%) XML Schema
6 1 (0.52%) SAML
6 1 (0.52%) OLE
6 1 (0.52%) OLE DB
6 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.46%) Blackberry
2 15 (7.73%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.15%) Clustering
4 7 (3.61%) Fat Client
4 7 (3.61%) Thin Client
5 6 (3.09%) PKI
6 5 (2.58%) Replication
7 4 (2.06%) iPhone
8 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.03%) iPad
9 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.52%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 128 (65.98%) Windows
2 60 (30.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (24.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (19.59%) Windows 7
5 22 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (10.31%) Linux
7 17 (8.76%) UNIX
7 17 (8.76%) Windows XP
8 10 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.12%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.61%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (2.06%) Solaris
11 4 (2.06%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.52%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.52%) Android
12 1 (0.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (10.82%) Incident Management
2 19 (9.79%) ITIL
3 9 (4.64%) Configuration Management
4 8 (4.12%) Service Management
5 7 (3.61%) Service Delivery
5 7 (3.61%) Release Management
6 6 (3.09%) Problem Management
6 6 (3.09%) Software Distribution
6 6 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (2.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (2.06%) Capacity Management
8 4 (2.06%) Software Deployment
8 4 (2.06%) Change Management
8 4 (2.06%) Project Management
9 3 (1.55%) CRM
9 3 (1.55%) Time Management
9 3 (1.55%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (1.55%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (1.03%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (1.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (18.04%) SQL
2 24 (12.37%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.19%) C
4 11 (5.67%) T-SQL
5 9 (4.64%) C#
5 9 (4.64%) C++
5 9 (4.64%) Perl
6 6 (3.09%) Korn
7 3 (1.55%) Bourne shell
7 3 (1.55%) VBScript
7 3 (1.55%) VB
8 1 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 21 (10.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (10.31%) Security Cleared
3 18 (9.28%) Degree
3 18 (9.28%) MCSE
4 15 (7.73%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.15%) MCSD
6 7 (3.61%) MCTS
7 6 (3.09%) CCA
7 6 (3.09%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (2.06%) RHCE
9 4 (2.06%) CCNP
9 4 (2.06%) CCNA
9 4 (2.06%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.55%) MCP
10 3 (1.55%) MCITP
11 2 (1.03%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.52%) HNC
12 1 (0.52%) HND
12 1 (0.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.22%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 92 (47.42%) Active Directory
2 22 (11.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.70%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.15%) vSphere
5 8 (4.12%) Terminal Services
6 6 (3.09%) XenApp
7 5 (2.58%) NLBS
8 4 (2.06%) UAG
8 4 (2.06%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.55%) NFS
9 3 (1.55%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.03%) KVM
10 2 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.52%) XenServer
11 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 22 (11.34%) SCCM
2 17 (8.76%) SCOM
3 9 (4.64%) WMI
4 8 (4.12%) HP Data Protector
5 7 (3.61%) NetBackup
5 7 (3.61%) SCOrch
6 6 (3.09%) WSUS
6 6 (3.09%) SCSM
6 6 (3.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (2.58%) NSN NetAct
8 3 (1.55%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.52%) MIIS
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.52%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.52%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 65 (33.51%) Microsoft
2 28 (14.43%) VMware
3 23 (11.86%) HP
3 23 (11.86%) Citrix
4 20 (10.31%) Cisco
5 14 (7.22%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 12 (6.19%) Remedy
7 11 (5.67%) Lotus
8 10 (5.15%) Red Hat
9 9 (4.64%) Juniper
10 8 (4.12%) McAfee
10 8 (4.12%) Veritas
11 7 (3.61%) Apple
11 7 (3.61%) Oracle
12 6 (3.09%) MobileIron
13 5 (2.58%) Velocent
13 5 (2.58%) Avaya
13 5 (2.58%) NetApp
13 5 (2.58%) Greenplum
14 4 (2.06%) Altiris
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