The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 55 56 67
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 36 36 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 2.39% 2.23% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 2.41% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 8
Average daily rate
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£200 £130 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -59.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £125 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £286 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £230 £245
% change year-on-year
-8.69% -6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 6
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £13.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -3.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.60 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.25 £18.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Support Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1420 1493 1410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 94.41% 92.68% 93.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 756 647
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £140 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 95 114
Average hourly rate £13.50 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.94 £10.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. 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
Northamptonshire +7 11 £175 - 3
Nottinghamshire +6 11 £260 -3.70% 2
Leicestershire +3 5 £210 +55.55%
Lincolnshire +8 3 £200 +60.00% 6
Derbyshire +4 2 - - 2
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 54 (65.06%) Windows
2 36 (43.37%) Active Directory
3 33 (39.76%) Windows XP
4 32 (38.55%) MS Office
4 32 (38.55%) Microsoft
5 30 (36.14%) Windows 7
6 22 (26.51%) MS Excel
7 17 (20.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (20.48%) Cisco
8 16 (19.28%) VMware
9 13 (15.66%) Blackberry
9 13 (15.66%) MS Exchange
10 12 (14.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (13.25%) HP
11 11 (13.25%) Citrix
11 11 (13.25%) ITIL
12 10 (12.05%) UNIX
12 10 (12.05%) Linux
12 10 (12.05%) Security Cleared
13 9 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
13 9 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (10.84%) WAN
13 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (10.84%) Migration
13 9 (10.84%) Firewall
14 8 (9.64%) SAN
14 8 (9.64%) LAN
14 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
14 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 13 (15.66%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.41%) Lync
6 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.41%) Apache
6 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (38.55%) MS Office
2 22 (26.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.20%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (1.20%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Office 365
2 1 (1.20%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (1.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.84%) WAN
1 9 (10.84%) Firewall
2 8 (9.64%) SAN
2 8 (9.64%) LAN
2 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.61%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (3.61%) Wireless
3 3 (3.61%) Junos
4 2 (2.41%) VPN
5 1 (1.20%) VLAN
5 1 (1.20%) Network Security
5 1 (1.20%) DHCP
5 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.20%) FTP
5 1 (1.20%) ADSL
5 1 (1.20%) Broadband
5 1 (1.20%) ISDN
5 1 (1.20%) DNS
5 1 (1.20%) VoIP
5 1 (1.20%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) MySQL
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Subversion
General
1 7 (8.43%) Finance
2 2 (2.41%) Retail
3 1 (1.20%) Local Government
3 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) XML
2 1 (1.20%) jQuery
2 1 (1.20%) Symfony
2 1 (1.20%) EDIFACT
2 1 (1.20%) EDI
2 1 (1.20%) SAP PI
2 1 (1.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.20%) CMDB
2 1 (1.20%) Handset
2 1 (1.20%) NHS
2 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.20%) TRADACOMS
2 1 (1.20%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 54 (65.06%) Windows
2 33 (39.76%) Windows XP
3 30 (36.14%) Windows 7
4 17 (20.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (12.05%) UNIX
5 10 (12.05%) Linux
6 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (8.43%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.20%) HPUX
9 1 (1.20%) CentOS
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (13.25%) ITIL
2 9 (10.84%) Migration
3 2 (2.41%) Network Management
3 2 (2.41%) Service Management
3 2 (2.41%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.20%) MVC
4 1 (1.20%) Information Security
4 1 (1.20%) OOP
4 1 (1.20%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.43%) Bash Shell
1 7 (8.43%) Shell Script
1 7 (8.43%) Perl
2 4 (4.82%) SQL
3 3 (3.61%) Python
4 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.82%) MCP
4 4 (4.82%) MCSA
4 4 (4.82%) MCDST
4 4 (4.82%) MCTS
4 4 (4.82%) MCITP
5 2 (2.41%) Degree
6 1 (1.20%) MCSE
6 1 (1.20%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (43.37%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.23%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.61%) XenApp
4 3 (3.61%) vSphere
5 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.61%) SCCM
3 1 (1.20%) SCOM
3 1 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 32 (38.55%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.48%) Cisco
3 16 (19.28%) VMware
4 11 (13.25%) HP
4 11 (13.25%) Citrix
5 7 (8.43%) Dell
6 3 (3.61%) Juniper
6 3 (3.61%) IBM
7 1 (1.20%) Google
7 1 (1.20%) SAP
7 1 (1.20%) Oracle
7 1 (1.20%) Lotus
7 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.20%) Sophos
7 1 (1.20%) Websense
7 1 (1.20%) Veeam
7 1 (1.20%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.20%) ServiceNow