The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support Engineer
Rank 189 200 220
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +20
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 9 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.17% 0.034% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.037% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£165 £183 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% +17.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £128 £200 £174
% change year-on-year
-36.25% +15.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.50 £11.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -41.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +16.66%
IT Support Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5002 5361 6717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.08% 92.21% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3918 3876 4904
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 91 148
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £12.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £35.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

IT Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

IT Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

IT Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

IT Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

IT Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

IT Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

IT Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

IT Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

IT Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited IT 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 IT Support Engineer in their job title.

1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) MS Office
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (46.15%) MCSE
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) VoIP
4 3 (23.08%) Internet
4 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) Office 365
5 2 (15.38%) Apple
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) Firewall
5 2 (15.38%) WAN
5 2 (15.38%) MCSA
5 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
5 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
5 2 (15.38%) LAN
5 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) SCCM
6 1 (7.69%) SCOM

IT Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited IT 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 IT Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.69%) Lync
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Internet
1 3 (23.08%) VoIP
2 2 (15.38%) WAN
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) Skype
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
General
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
1 1 (7.69%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.69%) iPad
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
1 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
1 1 (7.69%) ITSM
1 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
1 1 (7.69%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) MCSE
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) MCSA
2 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (7.69%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (7.69%) SCSM
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Apple
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec
3 1 (7.69%) Remedy
3 1 (7.69%) Perforce
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) CommVault
3 1 (7.69%) Nokia
3 1 (7.69%) Veritas