The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 141 133 117
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 30 54 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.88% 1.15% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.21% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 48
Median daily rate £281 £225 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £128 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £455 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £245 £218 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.38% -3.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 14 19
Median hourly rate £14.40 £12.69 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% -12.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.08 £10.86 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.94 £16.94 £17.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.63%
Support Engineer
London

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
3241 4480 5551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.93% 95.14% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2580 3533 4061
Median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 68 112
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.95 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -3.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £24.04 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

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 25 September 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 25 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 23 (41.07%) Windows
3 18 (32.14%) MS Office
3 18 (32.14%) Active Directory
4 13 (23.21%) Cisco
4 13 (23.21%) MS Excel
5 11 (19.64%) Windows 7
5 11 (19.64%) SQL
5 11 (19.64%) Oracle
6 10 (17.86%) Windows Server
7 9 (16.07%) VMware
7 9 (16.07%) Finance
8 8 (14.29%) Unix
8 8 (14.29%) Citrix
8 8 (14.29%) Office 365
9 7 (12.50%) System Testing
9 7 (12.50%) Windows XP
9 7 (12.50%) Firewall
10 6 (10.71%) MS Exchange
10 6 (10.71%) LAN
10 6 (10.71%) ITIL
10 6 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
10 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
11 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (8.93%) SAN
11 5 (8.93%) Blackberry
11 5 (8.93%) Apple
11 5 (8.93%) Banking

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.36%) IIS
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (32.14%) MS Office
2 13 (23.21%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.79%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) Office 365
2 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.57%) OneDrive
3 2 (3.57%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) Firewall
2 6 (10.71%) LAN
3 5 (8.93%) SAN
4 4 (7.14%) DNS
4 4 (7.14%) WAN
5 3 (5.36%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (5.36%) NetScaler
5 3 (5.36%) VPN
6 2 (3.57%) Network Security
6 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.79%) BGP
7 1 (1.79%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (1.79%) DMZ
7 1 (1.79%) Extranet
7 1 (1.79%) HTTP
7 1 (1.79%) Internet
7 1 (1.79%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.79%) MPLS
7 1 (1.79%) SSL
7 1 (1.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 5 (8.93%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Billing
4 1 (1.79%) Law
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) XML
2 1 (1.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.93%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.14%) iPad
4 1 (1.79%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.79%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) iPhone
4 1 (1.79%) MPEG
4 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.79%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (41.07%) Windows
2 11 (19.64%) Windows 7
3 10 (17.86%) Windows Server
4 8 (14.29%) Unix
5 7 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 4 (7.14%) Mac OS X
7 3 (5.36%) Linux
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.79%) Android
9 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.79%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.50%) System Testing
2 6 (10.71%) ITIL
3 5 (8.93%) Migration
4 4 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.36%) Coaching
5 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.57%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.57%) Investment Management
6 2 (3.57%) Project Management
6 2 (3.57%) Service Management
7 1 (1.79%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.79%) Change Management
7 1 (1.79%) CRM
7 1 (1.79%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.79%) Data Protection
7 1 (1.79%) ERP
7 1 (1.79%) Logistics
7 1 (1.79%) Time Management
7 1 (1.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) SQL
2 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.36%) Perl
4 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.57%) Java
5 1 (1.79%) PHP
5 1 (1.79%) Python
5 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.14%) MCSE
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.36%) CCDE
3 3 (5.36%) CCIE
3 3 (5.36%) CCNA
3 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) Degree
4 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.79%) CCNP
5 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.79%) MCP
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 18 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.14%) vSphere
4 2 (3.57%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.57%) DFS Replication
4 2 (3.57%) XenApp
5 1 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.79%) NFS
5 1 (1.79%) Samba
5 1 (1.79%) UAG
5 1 (1.79%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) SCCM
2 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.79%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.79%) SCOM
2 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 25 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.21%) Cisco
3 11 (19.64%) Oracle
4 9 (16.07%) VMware
5 8 (14.29%) Citrix
6 5 (8.93%) Apple
7 4 (7.14%) HP
8 3 (5.36%) 3PAR
8 3 (5.36%) ServiceNow
9 2 (3.57%) CommVault
10 1 (1.79%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.79%) Dell
10 1 (1.79%) EMC
10 1 (1.79%) IBM
10 1 (1.79%) Lotus
10 1 (1.79%) OpenText
10 1 (1.79%) Remedy
10 1 (1.79%) SevOne
10 1 (1.79%) Symantec
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