The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 37 30 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 3 6 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.93% 2.27% 7.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 2.42% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 16
Average daily rate
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£171 £250 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.50% +7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £173 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £275 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £200 £248
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -19.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £15.63 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -51.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
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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 Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
305 248 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.02% 93.94% 96.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 124 184
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £488 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 53
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.20 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) CentOS
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) vSphere
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) CentOS
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) EMC