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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 44 54 23
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 22 12 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.94% 1.71% 5.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.13% 1.82% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 16
Average daily rate
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£238 £253 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.94% -15.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £200 £240
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £9.80 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.10 £13.00 £16.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +5.00%
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
702 658 499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.72% 93.73% 91.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 323 233
Average daily rate £348 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 73 71
Average hourly rate £14.00 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.13% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +3 11 £225 +18.42% 4
Huntingdon +1 5 - -
Peterborough +6 2 £250 -25.37%
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 23 (60.53%) Windows
2 15 (39.47%) Linux
2 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
3 13 (34.21%) Windows 7
4 12 (31.58%) Red Hat
4 12 (31.58%) Oracle
5 11 (28.95%) MS Office
5 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
5 11 (28.95%) VMware
6 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (21.05%) NSN NetAct
7 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (15.79%) Cisco
7 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
8 5 (13.16%) ITIL
8 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
8 5 (13.16%) VPN
8 5 (13.16%) SLA
8 5 (13.16%) Windows 8
8 5 (13.16%) SCCM
9 4 (10.53%) LPIC
9 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
9 4 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (10.53%) Remedy
9 4 (10.53%) Sophos
9 4 (10.53%) Change Management
9 4 (10.53%) Wyse

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.53%) Zope
2 4 (10.53%) Plone
2 4 (10.53%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (5.26%) IIS
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (28.95%) MS Office
2 6 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) VPN
2 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.26%) LDAP
4 1 (2.63%) DNS
4 1 (2.63%) LAN
4 1 (2.63%) DHCP
4 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
4 1 (2.63%) FCoE
4 1 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
1 3 (7.89%) iPad
1 3 (7.89%) iPhone
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (60.53%) Windows
2 15 (39.47%) Linux
3 13 (34.21%) Windows 7
4 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (13.16%) Windows 8
7 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (10.53%) Debian
8 3 (7.89%) Windows XP
9 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) ITIL
2 4 (10.53%) Change Management
3 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
3 3 (7.89%) CAD
3 3 (7.89%) Project Management
3 3 (7.89%) Incident Management
3 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.63%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
1 4 (10.53%) Python
2 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.53%) LPIC
2 4 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (10.53%) MCP
2 4 (10.53%) MCSE
3 3 (7.89%) CCNA
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) MCSA
5 1 (2.63%) CCA
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.63%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) MCTS
5 1 (2.63%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) Terminal Server
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) XenApp
2 3 (7.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) NSN NetAct
2 5 (13.16%) SCCM
3 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Red Hat
1 12 (31.58%) Oracle
2 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.95%) VMware
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco
4 4 (10.53%) Remedy
4 4 (10.53%) Sophos
4 4 (10.53%) Wyse
5 3 (7.89%) Adobe
5 3 (7.89%) Citrix
5 3 (7.89%) MobileIron
5 3 (7.89%) Mapinfo
5 3 (7.89%) Google
6 1 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) IBM
6 1 (2.63%) McAfee
6 1 (2.63%) Symantec