The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 54 12 51
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 16 52 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.23% 8.70% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% 9.67% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 28 4
Average daily rate £325 £258 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.21% +157.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £21.40 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Job Titles Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
673 538 751
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.99% 89.97% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 245 368
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 94
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -40.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.15 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Support Engineer
East of England

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -27 7 £358 +25.43% 13
Peterborough -20 5 £335 +179.16%
Huntingdon +7 1 - -
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
3 11 (32.35%) Linux
4 9 (26.47%) VMware
5 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
5 8 (23.53%) Cisco
5 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
6 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
6 7 (20.59%) SQL
7 6 (17.65%) Blackberry
8 5 (14.71%) SAN
8 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (14.71%) Citrix
8 5 (14.71%) MS Office
8 5 (14.71%) MCSE
8 5 (14.71%) Firewall
8 5 (14.71%) Finance
8 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (11.76%) Change Management
9 4 (11.76%) LAN
9 4 (11.76%) WAN
9 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
10 3 (8.82%) Project Management
10 3 (8.82%) Internet
10 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (8.82%) Dell
10 3 (8.82%) DNS

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) Apache
2 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.88%) Documentum
3 2 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.94%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.71%) MS Office
3 1 (2.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) SAN
1 5 (14.71%) Firewall
2 4 (11.76%) LAN
2 4 (11.76%) WAN
3 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.82%) DNS
3 3 (8.82%) Internet
3 3 (8.82%) VLAN
4 2 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (5.88%) DHCP
5 1 (2.94%) VoIP
5 1 (2.94%) ADSL
5 1 (2.94%) VPN
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.94%) Clustering
2 1 (2.94%) PDA
2 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.94%) NHS
2 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (55.88%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Linux
3 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
5 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
6 3 (8.82%) UNIX
7 2 (5.88%) VMS
7 2 (5.88%) Debian
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.94%) Solaris
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) Configuration Management
1 4 (11.76%) Change Management
2 3 (8.82%) Project Management
3 2 (5.88%) Service Management
3 2 (5.88%) ITIL
3 2 (5.88%) Migration
3 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.94%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
4 1 (2.94%) MVC
4 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.94%) Scrum
4 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.94%) Logistics
4 1 (2.94%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.88%) Java
3 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.71%) MCSE
3 3 (8.82%) CCNA
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) NCDA
5 1 (2.94%) NCIE
5 1 (2.94%) MCP
5 1 (2.94%) MCSA
5 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.94%) MCDST
5 1 (2.94%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.88%) XenApp
3 2 (5.88%) vSphere
3 2 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) ARCserve
1 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.94%) WSUS
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 9 (26.47%) VMware
3 8 (23.53%) Cisco
4 5 (14.71%) Citrix
5 3 (8.82%) Oracle
5 3 (8.82%) Dell
6 2 (5.88%) EMC
6 2 (5.88%) Avaya
6 2 (5.88%) Lotus
6 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.88%) F5
6 2 (5.88%) HP
7 1 (2.94%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.94%) Symantec
7 1 (2.94%) Remedy
7 1 (2.94%) Wyse
7 1 (2.94%) Cramer
7 1 (2.94%) NetApp
7 1 (2.94%) Polycom