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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 25 19 11
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 8 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 3.39% 6.61% 6.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.96% 7.18% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate
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£260 £180 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £224 £250 £238
% change year-on-year
-10.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £16.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%
Support Engineer
Berkshire

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
202 209 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bracknell 85.59% 92.07% 96.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 84 46
Average daily rate £330 £338 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £449 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 16
Average hourly rate £42.50 £16.50 £12.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+157.57% +27.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £16.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.75 £22.50 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco
4 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Software Distribution
5 3 (20.00%) Software Deployment
5 3 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (20.00%) UNIX
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) MS Office
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Juniper
6 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (13.33%) HP
6 2 (13.33%) DNS
6 2 (13.33%) SMS
6 2 (13.33%) 3G
6 2 (13.33%) McAfee
6 2 (13.33%) SS7

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bracknell by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) GlassFish
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (6.67%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) SMS
2 2 (13.33%) 3G
2 2 (13.33%) SS7
2 2 (13.33%) 2G
2 2 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (13.33%) 4G
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) UNIX
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Software Distribution
1 3 (20.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Release Management
3 1 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Web Development
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) Juniper
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) McAfee
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
4 1 (6.67%) F5
4 1 (6.67%) Symantec
4 1 (6.67%) Adobe
4 1 (6.67%) EMC
4 1 (6.67%) Lotus