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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 50 60 37
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 47 30 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 3.03% 2.07% 4.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.20% 2.16% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 28
Average daily rate £273 £306 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.02% +178.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 21
Average hourly rate £14.88 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £17.00 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1467 1392 1451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 94.71% 96.27% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 847 761 767
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 85 114
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £22.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Nottinghamshire -9 17 £275 -8.33% 2
Leicestershire -8 8 £250 -20.00% 1
Northamptonshire +10 6 £186 +22.13% 4
Lincolnshire -3 4 £268 - 1
Derbyshire -12 4 - - 2
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 48 (63.16%) Windows
2 33 (43.42%) Active Directory
3 31 (40.79%) Microsoft
4 20 (26.32%) Windows Server
5 17 (22.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (22.37%) Office 365
5 17 (22.37%) VMware
5 17 (22.37%) Windows XP
6 16 (21.05%) Windows 7
7 14 (18.42%) LAN
8 13 (17.11%) WAN
8 13 (17.11%) MS Office
8 13 (17.11%) Migration
8 13 (17.11%) Firewall
9 12 (15.79%) MS Exchange
9 12 (15.79%) Cisco
9 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
10 11 (14.47%) Hyper-V
11 10 (13.16%) SAN
12 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
12 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (10.53%) SharePoint
13 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
13 8 (10.53%) ITIL
13 8 (10.53%) SCCM
13 8 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (9.21%) Windows 8

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 12 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (6.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.32%) IIS
7 1 (1.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (17.11%) MS Office
2 6 (7.89%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (22.37%) Office 365
2 9 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.32%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.42%) LAN
2 13 (17.11%) Firewall
2 13 (17.11%) WAN
3 10 (13.16%) SAN
4 7 (9.21%) DHCP
4 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.58%) VoIP
6 4 (5.26%) DNS
7 3 (3.95%) Wireless
8 2 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.63%) IPv4
8 2 (2.63%) PBX
8 2 (2.63%) VLAN
8 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.32%) Cisco IPT
9 1 (1.32%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.32%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.32%) NAS
9 1 (1.32%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.26%) Middleware
1 4 (5.26%) XML
2 2 (2.63%) .NET
3 1 (1.32%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
3 2 (2.63%) Replication
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) CMDB
4 1 (1.32%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 48 (63.16%) Windows
2 20 (26.32%) Windows Server
3 17 (22.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (22.37%) Windows XP
4 16 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 12 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (9.21%) Linux
7 7 (9.21%) Unix
7 7 (9.21%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.26%) Solaris
9 2 (2.63%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.32%) Android
10 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) Migration
2 8 (10.53%) ITIL
3 5 (6.58%) CRM
3 5 (6.58%) Server Building
4 4 (5.26%) Clinical Data Management
4 4 (5.26%) Data Management
4 4 (5.26%) Data Migration
4 4 (5.26%) Issue Tracking
4 4 (5.26%) Project Management
4 4 (5.26%) SDLC
4 4 (5.26%) Validation
5 3 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.95%) Software Licensing
6 2 (2.63%) Information Security
6 2 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (2.63%) Logistics
6 2 (2.63%) Mentoring
6 2 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.63%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.21%) SQL
2 4 (5.26%) Java
2 4 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 4 (5.26%) PL/SQL
2 4 (5.26%) VB
2 4 (5.26%) VBScript
3 2 (2.63%) C
4 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.26%) Degree
5 3 (3.95%) CCNA
5 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.95%) MCSA
5 3 (3.95%) MCSE
6 2 (2.63%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.63%) CCNP
6 2 (2.63%) MCDST
7 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 33 (43.42%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.47%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.32%) Shibboleth
5 1 (1.32%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (2.63%) SCOM
3 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.32%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (40.79%) Microsoft
2 17 (22.37%) VMware
3 12 (15.79%) Cisco
4 6 (7.89%) Oracle
5 5 (6.58%) HP
6 4 (5.26%) Informatica
6 4 (5.26%) TIBCO
7 3 (3.95%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.95%) Citrix
8 2 (2.63%) Juniper
9 1 (1.32%) IBM
9 1 (1.32%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.32%) NetApp
9 1 (1.32%) Novell
9 1 (1.32%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.32%) Symantec
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