The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 40 54 38
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 25 14 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.21% 1.87% 3.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.44% 1.98% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Average daily rate
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£225 £175 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £137 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £203 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £225 £249
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 6
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £15.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 - £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 - £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
Support Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
727 706 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.44% 94.13% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 432 293 295
Average daily rate £350 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 57 119
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +1 11 £288 +64.28% 6
Huntingdon - 1 - -
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 18 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
4 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 12 (30.77%) LAN
5 12 (30.77%) WAN
6 11 (28.21%) Cisco
6 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (25.64%) VMware
7 10 (25.64%) SAN
8 9 (23.08%) DNS
9 8 (20.51%) DHCP
9 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
9 8 (20.51%) MS Office
10 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (15.38%) Linux
11 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
11 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
12 5 (12.82%) Citrix
12 5 (12.82%) Windows XP
12 5 (12.82%) VoIP
12 5 (12.82%) MCSE
12 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
12 5 (12.82%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (12.82%) SCCM
12 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
12 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
12 5 (12.82%) Windows 8
13 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) Lync
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Office
2 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) LAN
1 12 (30.77%) WAN
2 10 (25.64%) SAN
3 9 (23.08%) DNS
4 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
4 8 (20.51%) DHCP
5 5 (12.82%) VoIP
6 3 (7.69%) Internet
7 2 (5.13%) VPN
7 2 (5.13%) VLAN
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.56%) NAS
8 1 (2.56%) Firewall
8 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (7.69%) Clustering
2 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.13%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.56%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 18 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (15.38%) Linux
6 5 (12.82%) Windows XP
6 5 (12.82%) Windows 8
7 3 (7.69%) UNIX
7 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (5.13%) ITIL
1 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
1 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
2 1 (2.56%) Software Deployment
2 1 (2.56%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) MCSE
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) MCP
2 2 (5.13%) MCSA
2 2 (5.13%) A+ Certification
2 2 (5.13%) MOS
3 1 (2.56%) RHCA
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.56%) MCDST
3 1 (2.56%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (35.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) vSphere
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.56%) XenApp
4 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.21%) Cisco
3 10 (25.64%) VMware
4 5 (12.82%) Citrix
5 4 (10.26%) EMC
5 4 (10.26%) HP
5 4 (10.26%) NetApp
6 3 (7.69%) Avaya
6 3 (7.69%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.13%) Symantec
7 2 (5.13%) Remedy
7 2 (5.13%) Apple
7 2 (5.13%) Nokia
7 2 (5.13%) Polycom
8 1 (2.56%) F5
8 1 (2.56%) Lotus
8 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.56%) Dell
8 1 (2.56%) IBM
8 1 (2.56%) Wyse
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