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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 120 106 117
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 26 48 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.89% 1.50% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 1.57% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 49
Median daily rate £219 £225 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -15.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £162 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £198 £236 £220
% change year-on-year
-16.40% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 8
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.86% +10.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
- +4.91%

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
2771 3052 4934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.06% 95.67% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2192 2402 3791
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 53 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.97% +9.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017, 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 32 (57.14%) Windows
2 29 (51.79%) Microsoft
3 17 (30.36%) Active Directory
4 15 (26.79%) MS Office
5 13 (23.21%) Windows 7
5 13 (23.21%) Windows Server
6 12 (21.43%) Finance
7 11 (19.64%) Banking
7 11 (19.64%) Blackberry
8 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (17.86%) ITIL
8 10 (17.86%) MS Exchange
9 9 (16.07%) Windows XP
9 9 (16.07%) MCSE
9 9 (16.07%) Office 365
9 9 (16.07%) iPad
10 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
10 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 8 (14.29%) Java
10 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 8 (14.29%) VMware
11 7 (12.50%) CCNA
11 7 (12.50%) SAN
11 7 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (12.50%) Apple
11 7 (12.50%) Coaching
12 6 (10.71%) Cisco
12 6 (10.71%) Linux
13 5 (8.93%) HP

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 10 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.36%) Apache Spark
3 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.36%) IIS
3 3 (5.36%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.57%) Apache
4 2 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (26.79%) MS Office
2 8 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.07%) Office 365
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.79%) GitHub
4 1 (1.79%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.50%) SAN
2 5 (8.93%) Firewall
2 5 (8.93%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (7.14%) DNS
3 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.36%) DMZ
4 3 (5.36%) Internet
4 3 (5.36%) SSL
4 3 (5.36%) VoIP
4 3 (5.36%) VPN
5 2 (3.57%) LAN
5 2 (3.57%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.57%) VSAN
6 1 (1.79%) HSRP
6 1 (1.79%) IPsec
6 1 (1.79%) Multicast
6 1 (1.79%) Skype
6 1 (1.79%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Apache Hive
1 4 (7.14%) Hadoop
1 4 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) Big Data
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.79%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) JIRA
2 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (21.43%) Finance
2 11 (19.64%) Banking
3 4 (7.14%) Retail
4 3 (5.36%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.14%) Kafka
2 2 (3.57%) .NET
3 1 (1.79%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.79%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.79%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.64%) Blackberry
2 10 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (16.07%) iPad
4 4 (7.14%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.57%) Clustering
5 2 (3.57%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.57%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.57%) Statistics
6 1 (1.79%) BYOD
6 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.79%) iPhone
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) PDA
6 1 (1.79%) Replication
6 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (57.14%) Windows
2 13 (23.21%) Windows 7
2 13 (23.21%) Windows Server
3 9 (16.07%) Windows XP
4 6 (10.71%) Linux
5 5 (8.93%) Windows 10
6 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.36%) Mac OS
7 3 (5.36%) Mac OS X
7 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.36%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.79%) Android
9 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) ITIL
2 7 (12.50%) Coaching
3 5 (8.93%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.36%) Asset Management
4 3 (5.36%) Change Management
4 3 (5.36%) Data Protection
5 2 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.57%) Application Packaging
5 2 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.57%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.57%) ITSM
5 2 (3.57%) Migration
5 2 (3.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (3.57%) SDLC
6 1 (1.79%) Continuous Deployment
6 1 (1.79%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.79%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (1.79%) Unit Testing
6 1 (1.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.29%) Java
1 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 4 (7.14%) Python
2 4 (7.14%) Scala
2 4 (7.14%) SQL
3 3 (5.36%) R
4 1 (1.79%) Perl
4 1 (1.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (16.07%) MCSE
3 8 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 7 (12.50%) CCNA
4 7 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.93%) DV Cleared
6 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
7 2 (3.57%) CCA
8 1 (1.79%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.79%) CCSA
8 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.79%) MCDST
8 1 (1.79%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 17 (30.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.36%) DFS Replication
3 3 (5.36%) XenApp
4 2 (3.57%) NFS
4 2 (3.57%) Samba
4 2 (3.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.79%) Firmware
5 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.79%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.79%) vSphere
5 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.79%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (1.79%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.79%) Oozie
1 1 (1.79%) SCCM
1 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (51.79%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.29%) VMware
3 7 (12.50%) Apple
4 6 (10.71%) Cisco
5 5 (8.93%) HP
6 4 (7.14%) Citrix
6 4 (7.14%) ServiceNow
7 3 (5.36%) 3PAR
7 3 (5.36%) EMC
7 3 (5.36%) Oracle
8 2 (3.57%) Cloudera
8 2 (3.57%) CommVault
8 2 (3.57%) Dell
8 2 (3.57%) Remedy
9 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.79%) DataCore
9 1 (1.79%) IBM
9 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.79%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.79%) Teradata