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 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 48 64 42
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 16 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.81% 0.55% 2.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 0.60% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate
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£150 £115 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -67.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £200 £240
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £15.69 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.18% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
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
820 835 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.76% 92.06% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 567 348
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 41 43
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.35 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 May 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 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 10 (38.46%) Windows
3 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
4 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
4 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
5 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
5 6 (23.08%) VMware
6 5 (19.23%) Lotus
6 5 (19.23%) Citrix
6 5 (19.23%) SAN
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (15.38%) Digital Forensics
7 4 (15.38%) Avaya
7 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
7 4 (15.38%) MS Access
7 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
7 4 (15.38%) MS Office
7 4 (15.38%) ITIL
7 4 (15.38%) SQL
7 4 (15.38%) Degree
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
9 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
9 2 (7.69%) HP

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
2 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.69%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) SAN
2 4 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.85%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (3.85%) GPRS
3 1 (3.85%) GSM
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) SS7
3 1 (3.85%) LTE
3 1 (3.85%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 4 (15.38%) MS Access
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.85%) UNIX
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Digital Forensics
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
2 2 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Service Management
3 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.85%) Data Management
3 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.85%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
1 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) VMware
3 5 (19.23%) Lotus
3 5 (19.23%) Citrix
4 4 (15.38%) Avaya
5 2 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) Remedy
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