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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 46 48 48
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 17 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.31% 2.67% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 2.85% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 0
Average daily rate
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£212 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.25 £14.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +44.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £20.25 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.25 £82.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -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
681 631 704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 92.65% 93.48% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 260 286
Average daily rate £335 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 62 110
Average hourly rate £24.50 £37.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.66% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £50.86 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Peterborough +12 10 £198 +65.00%
Cambridge -6 6 £356 +103.57% 8
Huntingdon - - - - 1
St Neots - - - - 3
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 32 (82.05%) Windows
2 22 (56.41%) Windows 7
3 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 11 (28.21%) LAN
4 11 (28.21%) WAN
4 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (25.64%) SAN
6 9 (23.08%) MS Office
6 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 9 (23.08%) Cisco
6 9 (23.08%) VMware
7 8 (20.51%) DNS
7 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
8 7 (17.95%) DHCP
9 6 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (15.38%) Telecoms
9 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
9 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
10 5 (12.82%) VoIP
10 5 (12.82%) MCSE
10 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (12.82%) SCCM
10 5 (12.82%) Windows 8
10 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
10 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
11 4 (10.26%) Lync
11 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (10.26%) Finance

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 4 (10.26%) Lync
2 4 (10.26%) 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 9 (23.08%) MS Office
2 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) LAN
1 11 (28.21%) WAN
2 10 (25.64%) SAN
3 9 (23.08%) TCP/IP
4 8 (20.51%) DNS
5 7 (17.95%) DHCP
6 5 (12.82%) VoIP
7 2 (5.13%) Internet
7 2 (5.13%) VPN
8 1 (2.56%) Firewall
8 1 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.56%) NAS
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 6 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 4 (10.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.13%) Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.56%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 32 (82.05%) Windows
2 22 (56.41%) Windows 7
3 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (20.51%) Windows XP
5 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (12.82%) Windows 8
7 4 (10.26%) Linux
8 3 (7.69%) UNIX
9 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 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%) Degree
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 3 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.08%) Cisco
2 9 (23.08%) VMware
3 4 (10.26%) EMC
3 4 (10.26%) Avaya
3 4 (10.26%) NetApp
4 3 (7.69%) Citrix
4 3 (7.69%) HP
4 3 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.69%) Symantec
5 2 (5.13%) Remedy
5 2 (5.13%) Polycom
5 2 (5.13%) Apple
5 2 (5.13%) Nokia
6 1 (2.56%) Lotus
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.56%) F5
6 1 (2.56%) Sophos
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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