The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Devon 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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 15 26 15
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 18 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 8.29% 1.65% 9.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.65% 1.72% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 13
Average daily rate
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£188 £188 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.13% -27.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £138 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £208 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -17.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.35
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +2.60%
Support Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Devon 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
Devon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
208 174 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Devon 95.85% 95.60% 96.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 95 107
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -67.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £16.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £30.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Devon

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Devon

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Devon

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Devon region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Barnstaple - 9 - -
Exeter +2 6 £200 - 1
Plymouth +3 1 £176 -29.80%
Support Engineer
South West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 13 (56.52%) VMware
3 12 (52.17%) MS Office
4 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
5 9 (39.13%) Novell
6 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
7 7 (30.43%) Citrix
7 7 (30.43%) SQL
7 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
8 5 (21.74%) ZENworks
8 5 (21.74%) SUSE
8 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
8 5 (21.74%) NetWare
8 5 (21.74%) Web Services
8 5 (21.74%) Linux
8 5 (21.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (17.39%) SLA
10 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
10 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
10 3 (13.04%) ITIL
10 3 (13.04%) HP
10 3 (13.04%) DNS
10 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
10 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
11 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
11 2 (8.70%) Office 365
11 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (8.70%) Data Management

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Devon by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Devon 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 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.35%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (52.17%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
3 7 (30.43%) Windows XP
4 5 (21.74%) SUSE
4 5 (21.74%) NetWare
4 5 (21.74%) Linux
4 5 (21.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
1 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
2 2 (8.70%) Data Management
2 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.35%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.35%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
3 2 (8.70%) Firmware
3 2 (8.70%) ISA Server
4 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) ZENworks
2 2 (8.70%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
1 13 (56.52%) VMware
2 9 (39.13%) Novell
3 7 (30.43%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) Compaq
5 2 (8.70%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) Veeam