The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bracknell 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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 24 21 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 10 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 4.00% 4.10% 5.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.78% 4.44% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Average daily rate
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£388 £143 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+170.50% -64.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £230 £225
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £16.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +3.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £15.11
% change year-on-year
+1.72% -4.05%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bracknell 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
Bracknell
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
209 225 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 83.60% 92.21% 89.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 102 58
Average daily rate £375 £334 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.35% -13.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 19
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Bracknell region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bracknell

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Engineer across the Bracknell region.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Bracknell

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Bracknell region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Bracknell

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer across the Bracknell region.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Bracknell

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bracknell

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 6 (37.50%) DV Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (31.25%) HP
6 4 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (25.00%) VMware
6 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (18.75%) High Availability
7 3 (18.75%) Software Deployment
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (18.75%) vSphere
7 3 (18.75%) Clustering
7 3 (18.75%) Release Management
7 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
7 3 (18.75%) SMS
7 3 (18.75%) Linux
7 3 (18.75%) McAfee
7 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
8 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (12.50%) DNS
8 2 (12.50%) Live Communications Server

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bracknell 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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (12.50%) Live Communications Server
5 1 (6.25%) GlassFish
5 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
5 1 (6.25%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SMS
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Debian
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) CentOS
5 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) High Availability
1 3 (18.75%) Software Deployment
1 3 (18.75%) Release Management
1 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
2 2 (12.50%) Time Management
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Software Distribution
3 1 (6.25%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) DV Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) vSphere
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) McAfee
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec
5 1 (6.25%) Adobe
5 1 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Lotus
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat