The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 58 61 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 17 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.83% 1.04% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.12% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 0
Average daily rate
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£168 £125 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £209 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.59% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.75 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £12.50 £14.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Support Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
873 802 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 94.17% 92.93% 90.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 572 361
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 28 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.18 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 21 (65.63%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
5 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
6 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
7 5 (15.63%) MS Office
8 4 (12.50%) MS Access
8 4 (12.50%) SAN
8 4 (12.50%) VMware
8 4 (12.50%) Degree
8 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 4 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
8 4 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (9.38%) Citrix
9 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
9 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
9 3 (9.38%) ITIL
10 2 (6.25%) Lotus
10 2 (6.25%) SCCM
10 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
10 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
10 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
10 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (6.25%) Windows 8

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.13%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) SAN
1 4 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.13%) Broadband
2 1 (3.13%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.50%) MS Access
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) .NET
1 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.88%) Windows XP
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Digital Forensics
2 3 (9.38%) ITIL
3 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) C#
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
1 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Degree
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) MCSE
3 1 (3.13%) MCSA
3 1 (3.13%) CCNA
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCITP
System Software
1 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix
4 2 (6.25%) Lotus
5 1 (3.13%) Symantec
5 1 (3.13%) Remedy
5 1 (3.13%) Autodesk
5 1 (3.13%) Avaya
5 1 (3.13%) NetApp
5 1 (3.13%) HP
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