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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 52 50 69
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 19 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 2.14% 2.17% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 2.29% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
Average daily rate £263 £125 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+110.00% +8.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £253 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+12.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.87 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% +2.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £13.87 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £13.87 £14.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.35
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.23%
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
853 831 843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 96.17% 94.75% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 594 580
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 33 40
Average hourly rate £32.50 £18.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.08% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £95.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 28 April 2016, 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 24 (60.00%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
3 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
6 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
7 7 (17.50%) Internet
7 7 (17.50%) Citrix
7 7 (17.50%) ITIL
7 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
7 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
8 6 (15.00%) Windows 8
8 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
8 6 (15.00%) SLA
8 6 (15.00%) VMware
9 5 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (12.50%) Service Management
9 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
9 5 (12.50%) Blackberry
9 5 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 5 (12.50%) Java
9 5 (12.50%) Windows 2000
9 5 (12.50%) IBM Notes
9 5 (12.50%) IBM Domino
9 5 (12.50%) Adobe
9 5 (12.50%) Dell
9 5 (12.50%) Lotus

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 5 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (12.50%) IBM Domino
1 5 (12.50%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Acrobat
2 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
3 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) Internet
2 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.00%) LAN
4 3 (7.50%) VoIP
5 2 (5.00%) WAN
6 1 (2.50%) 2G
6 1 (2.50%) 3G
6 1 (2.50%) 4G
6 1 (2.50%) BGP-4
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.50%) Firewall
6 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.50%) MPLS
6 1 (2.50%) OSPF
6 1 (2.50%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (2.50%) VPN
6 1 (2.50%) Wireless
General
1 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
2 5 (12.50%) Billing
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (15.00%) Windows 8
4 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
5 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 5 (12.50%) Windows 2000
5 5 (12.50%) Windows Vista
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.00%) Linux
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 5 (12.50%) Service Management
3 3 (7.50%) Network Design
4 2 (5.00%) Data Management
4 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.00%) Migration
4 2 (5.00%) Reverse Engineering
5 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.50%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (2.50%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.50%) Hazard Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.50%) Network Optimisation
5 1 (2.50%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) Citrix
3 6 (15.00%) VMware
4 5 (12.50%) Adobe
4 5 (12.50%) Apple
4 5 (12.50%) Dell
4 5 (12.50%) Lotus
4 5 (12.50%) Symantec
5 2 (5.00%) Acronis
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco
5 2 (5.00%) Nokia
6 1 (2.50%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.50%) Juniper
6 1 (2.50%) SAP