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 1 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 64 49 56
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 9 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.03% 0.64% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.72% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 4
Average daily rate
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£125 - £185
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 - £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £169 - £218
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £225 £246
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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 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
805 558 834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.42% 89.71% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 362 527
Average daily rate £364 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 52
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -47.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 1 September 2014, 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 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
4 7 (53.85%) MS Office
5 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
5 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (7.69%) Apple
6 1 (7.69%) Remedy
6 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
6 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (7.69%) DTV
6 1 (7.69%) Wireless
6 1 (7.69%) Electronics
6 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
6 1 (7.69%) Finance
6 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (7.69%) Migration
6 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
6 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (7.69%) Marketing
6 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
6 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
6 1 (7.69%) VoIP
6 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.69%) SAP
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) C

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) VoIP
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Electronics
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL
1 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Migration
1 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
1 1 (7.69%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) Apple
2 1 (7.69%) Remedy
2 1 (7.69%) LANDesk
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
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