The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 120 139 149
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 83 86 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.43% 1.20% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.30% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 51 37
Average daily rate
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£275 £220 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £130 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £225 £248
% change year-on-year
-4.35% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 8
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £18.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.80 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £23.50 £28.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
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
5363 6610 7331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.45% 92.42% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3925 4808 5247
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 140 182
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £32.75 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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 Support Engineer across the City of London region.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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 Support Engineer across the City of London region.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 90 (66.67%) Windows
2 43 (31.85%) Microsoft
2 43 (31.85%) Active Directory
3 37 (27.41%) MS Office
4 34 (25.19%) Windows 7
5 33 (24.44%) Finance
6 27 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 26 (19.26%) Firewall
8 23 (17.04%) Linux
9 22 (16.30%) MS Excel
9 22 (16.30%) Banking
10 21 (15.56%) MS Exchange
10 21 (15.56%) Cisco
10 21 (15.56%) Blackberry
11 20 (14.81%) Citrix
11 20 (14.81%) SQL
12 19 (14.07%) Perl
13 18 (13.33%) UNIX
13 18 (13.33%) ITIL
13 18 (13.33%) VMware
13 18 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (12.59%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (11.11%) Security Cleared
16 14 (10.37%) SCCM
17 12 (8.89%) CCNP
18 11 (8.15%) HP
18 11 (8.15%) Windows Server 2003
19 10 (7.41%) Oracle
19 10 (7.41%) Multicast
20 9 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 21 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (4.44%) IBM Notes
3 6 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.96%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.22%) Lync
6 3 (2.22%) IIS
7 2 (1.48%) ColdFusion
7 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.74%) Documentum
8 1 (0.74%) Apache
8 1 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 37 (27.41%) MS Office
2 22 (16.30%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Office 365
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (19.26%) Firewall
2 10 (7.41%) Multicast
3 9 (6.67%) VPN
3 9 (6.67%) DNS
3 9 (6.67%) BGP
3 9 (6.67%) EIGRP
4 7 (5.19%) LAN
4 7 (5.19%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.70%) SAN
5 5 (3.70%) WAN
5 5 (3.70%) DHCP
6 4 (2.96%) OSPF
7 3 (2.22%) HSRP
7 3 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.22%) Wireless
7 3 (2.22%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (2.22%) HTTP
8 2 (1.48%) PPP
8 2 (1.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.48%) MySQL
3 2 (1.48%) MS Access
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) JIRA
General
1 33 (24.44%) Finance
2 22 (16.30%) Banking
3 7 (5.19%) Front Office
4 5 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.22%) Legal
6 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.74%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.74%) French Language
6 1 (0.74%) German Language
6 1 (0.74%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.74%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.74%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.74%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.19%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (2.22%) .NET
2 3 (2.22%) HTML
3 2 (1.48%) SOAP
3 2 (1.48%) Web Services
3 2 (1.48%) XML
3 2 (1.48%) JSON
3 2 (1.48%) REST
4 1 (0.74%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.74%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.74%) Rendezvous
4 1 (0.74%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.56%) Blackberry
2 7 (5.19%) iPhone
3 6 (4.44%) Fixed Income
4 5 (3.70%) iPad
5 4 (2.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.96%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.48%) PKI
6 2 (1.48%) Derivative
6 2 (1.48%) Kindle
6 2 (1.48%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.74%) Replication
7 1 (0.74%) Clustering
7 1 (0.74%) Equities
7 1 (0.74%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.74%) CMDB
7 1 (0.74%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 90 (66.67%) Windows
2 34 (25.19%) Windows 7
3 27 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 23 (17.04%) Linux
5 18 (13.33%) UNIX
5 18 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (8.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (5.19%) Android
9 5 (3.70%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.70%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.96%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (2.22%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.22%) Solaris
12 2 (1.48%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.48%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.48%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.74%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.33%) ITIL
2 9 (6.67%) Migration
3 5 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (2.96%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (2.96%) Low Latency
5 3 (2.22%) Coaching
5 3 (2.22%) Release Management
5 3 (2.22%) Service Delivery
6 2 (1.48%) CRM
6 2 (1.48%) E-Commerce
6 2 (1.48%) Change Management
6 2 (1.48%) Service Management
6 2 (1.48%) Configuration Management
6 2 (1.48%) Incident Management
6 2 (1.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (1.48%) ITSM
6 2 (1.48%) ITIL V3
6 2 (1.48%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (1.48%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (1.48%) Kernel Tuning
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.81%) SQL
2 19 (14.07%) Perl
3 9 (6.67%) Python
4 7 (5.19%) Java
4 7 (5.19%) C++
5 5 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.96%) VB
7 3 (2.22%) Korn
7 3 (2.22%) PHP
8 2 (1.48%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.48%) C
8 2 (1.48%) C#
8 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.48%) VBScript
8 2 (1.48%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.48%) Ruby
8 2 (1.48%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 17 (12.59%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 12 (8.89%) CCNP
4 9 (6.67%) CCNA
5 8 (5.93%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (4.44%) MCSE
8 4 (2.96%) MCSA
8 4 (2.96%) Degree
8 4 (2.96%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.48%) MCP
9 2 (1.48%) CCA
9 2 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.48%) CCIE
9 2 (1.48%) MCDST
9 2 (1.48%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (1.48%) MOS
10 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.44%) SLA
2 2 (1.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (31.85%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.44%) XenApp
4 3 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.48%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.74%) vSphere
6 1 (0.74%) UAG
6 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.74%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.74%) Xen
6 1 (0.74%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 14 (10.37%) SCCM
2 2 (1.48%) Nagios
2 2 (1.48%) WSUS
2 2 (1.48%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.48%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.48%) OpenNMS
2 2 (1.48%) Puppet
2 2 (1.48%) YUM
2 2 (1.48%) RANCID
3 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (0.74%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.74%) SCOM
3 1 (0.74%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.74%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.74%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 43 (31.85%) Microsoft
2 21 (15.56%) Cisco
3 20 (14.81%) Citrix
4 18 (13.33%) VMware
5 11 (8.15%) HP
6 10 (7.41%) Oracle
7 9 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 8 (5.93%) Apple
8 8 (5.93%) TIBCO
9 6 (4.44%) Lotus
10 5 (3.70%) Juniper
11 4 (2.96%) Veritas
11 4 (2.96%) Reuters
11 4 (2.96%) Remedy
12 3 (2.22%) Sophos
12 3 (2.22%) Bloomberg
12 3 (2.22%) Symantec
12 3 (2.22%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.22%) Dell
13 2 (1.48%) IBM
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