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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 143 130 130
Rank change year-on-year
-13 0
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 35 73 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.01% 1.36% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.43% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 42 46
Median daily rate £281 £286 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.74% -4.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £137 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £450 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £208 £211
% change year-on-year
+25.30% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 17
Median hourly rate £16.91 £12.69 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.27% -15.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.98 £10.92 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £17.09 £27.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.88% +5.13%
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
3303 5118 5488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.97% 95.20% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2630 4001 3960
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 79 99
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -10.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 28 (44.44%) Windows
2 27 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 24 (38.10%) Active Directory
4 20 (31.75%) MS Office
5 15 (23.81%) MS Excel
6 14 (22.22%) Windows 7
7 13 (20.63%) SQL
8 12 (19.05%) Oracle
8 12 (19.05%) Cisco
9 11 (17.46%) Office 365
9 11 (17.46%) Windows Server
10 10 (15.87%) Finance
10 10 (15.87%) VMware
11 8 (12.70%) ITIL
11 8 (12.70%) Unix
11 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
11 8 (12.70%) PowerShell
12 7 (11.11%) System Testing
12 7 (11.11%) Citrix
12 7 (11.11%) Firewall
12 7 (11.11%) Migration
13 6 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (9.52%) Windows XP
13 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
13 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
13 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
14 5 (7.94%) IIS
14 5 (7.94%) XML

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 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.94%) IIS
4 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (31.75%) MS Office
2 15 (23.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.59%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.46%) Office 365
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.35%) OneDrive
2 4 (6.35%) Yammer
3 2 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) Firewall
2 5 (7.94%) LAN
3 4 (6.35%) DNS
3 4 (6.35%) VPN
3 4 (6.35%) WAN
4 3 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (4.76%) SAN
4 3 (4.76%) Skype
4 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.17%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.17%) Network Security
6 1 (1.59%) BGP
6 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.59%) Extranet
6 1 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.59%) Internet
6 1 (1.59%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.59%) MPLS
6 1 (1.59%) NAS
6 1 (1.59%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.59%) MySQL
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Billing
4 1 (1.59%) Law
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) XML
2 1 (1.59%) .NET
2 1 (1.59%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.35%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) iPad
3 3 (4.76%) iPhone
4 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.59%) MPEG
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.59%) Streaming Media
4 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (44.44%) Windows
2 14 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 11 (17.46%) Windows Server
4 8 (12.70%) Unix
5 6 (9.52%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.35%) Linux
6 4 (6.35%) Mac OS X
7 3 (4.76%) Android
7 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.59%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.59%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.70%) ITIL
2 7 (11.11%) Migration
2 7 (11.11%) System Testing
3 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 2 (3.17%) Change Management
4 2 (3.17%) Coaching
4 2 (3.17%) DevOps
4 2 (3.17%) Fault Analysis
4 2 (3.17%) Investment Management
4 2 (3.17%) Logistics
4 2 (3.17%) OO
4 2 (3.17%) Project Management
4 2 (3.17%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (3.17%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.17%) Service Management
5 1 (1.59%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (1.59%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (1.59%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.59%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) SQL
2 8 (12.70%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.76%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.76%) Perl
4 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.17%) Java
5 1 (1.59%) PHP
5 1 (1.59%) Python
5 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.94%) MCSE
3 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
3 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) CCDE
4 3 (4.76%) CCIE
4 3 (4.76%) CCNA
5 2 (3.17%) A+ Certification
5 2 (3.17%) Degree
6 1 (1.59%) CCNP
6 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.59%) MCITP
6 1 (1.59%) MCP
6 1 (1.59%) MCTS
6 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 24 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.35%) vSphere
4 2 (3.17%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.59%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.59%) NFS
5 1 (1.59%) Samba
5 1 (1.59%) UAG
5 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.59%) XenApp
5 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.59%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.59%) SCOM
2 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 27 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.05%) Cisco
2 12 (19.05%) Oracle
3 10 (15.87%) VMware
4 7 (11.11%) Citrix
5 5 (7.94%) Apple
6 2 (3.17%) HP
6 2 (3.17%) IBM
7 1 (1.59%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.59%) Akamai
7 1 (1.59%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (1.59%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.59%) CommVault
7 1 (1.59%) Dell
7 1 (1.59%) F5
7 1 (1.59%) Lotus
7 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.59%) SevOne