The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham 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 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 Cheltenham 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 19 9 50
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 4 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.45% 11.11% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.77% 11.59% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 6
Average daily rate £123 £310 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.48% -22.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £26.50 £11.88 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Job Titles Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
106 69 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 91.38% 95.83% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 42 169
Average daily rate £350 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £295 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 28
Average hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £11.88 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £57.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Support Engineer
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Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) Compaq
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) UNIX
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (12.50%) SLA
5 1 (12.50%) PDA
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
5 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Finance
5 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
5 1 (12.50%) Windchill

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Service Management
1 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Compaq
2 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow