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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 56 39 55
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 27 68 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.92% 4.57% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 4.86% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 27 5
Average daily rate
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£306 £110 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+178.40% -60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £110 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £200 £248
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -19.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 15
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.40 £11.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £16.98 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
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
1323 1398 1205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 93.90% 93.89% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 754 545
Average daily rate £350 £303 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £70 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 104 155
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £22.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -39.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £9.59 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £36.00 £40.00
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 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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
Nottinghamshire -11 13 £313 - 1
Derbyshire -4 5 £180 +63.63% 2
Northamptonshire -8 4 £250 -37.50% 2
Leicestershire +3 3 £313 - 2
Lincolnshire -2 1 - - 1
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 37 (62.71%) Windows
2 24 (40.68%) Windows 7
3 22 (37.29%) Active Directory
4 18 (30.51%) Windows XP
5 16 (27.12%) MS Office
6 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
7 12 (20.34%) ITIL
8 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
9 9 (15.25%) Windows Vista
9 9 (15.25%) LAN
9 9 (15.25%) WAN
10 8 (13.56%) Linux
10 8 (13.56%) Oracle
11 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
11 7 (11.86%) Dell
12 6 (10.17%) Dell Certification
12 6 (10.17%) SLA
12 6 (10.17%) Cisco
12 6 (10.17%) Firewall
12 6 (10.17%) Migration
12 6 (10.17%) Windows 8
12 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (8.47%) Office 365
13 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
13 5 (8.47%) SCCM
13 5 (8.47%) DNS
13 5 (8.47%) SQL
13 5 (8.47%) UNIX
13 5 (8.47%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.39%) IIS
2 2 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.69%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (27.12%) MS Office
2 11 (18.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Office 365
2 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) LAN
1 9 (15.25%) WAN
2 6 (10.17%) Firewall
3 5 (8.47%) DNS
4 3 (5.08%) DHCP
4 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.08%) VPN
4 3 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.39%) MD110
5 2 (3.39%) PBX
6 1 (1.69%) Internet
6 1 (1.69%) MPLS
6 1 (1.69%) ADSL
6 1 (1.69%) Broadband
6 1 (1.69%) Network Security
6 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (5.08%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Local Government
3 1 (1.69%) Law
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) X-Windows
1 1 (1.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.39%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.69%) Chip and PIN
3 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.69%) iPhone
3 1 (1.69%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 37 (62.71%) Windows
2 24 (40.68%) Windows 7
3 18 (30.51%) Windows XP
4 9 (15.25%) Windows Vista
5 8 (13.56%) Linux
6 6 (10.17%) Windows 8
7 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (8.47%) UNIX
8 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.69%) Solaris
9 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.69%) CentOS
9 1 (1.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) ITIL
2 6 (10.17%) Migration
3 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (3.39%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (3.39%) Business Continuity
4 2 (3.39%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.39%) Service Management
4 2 (3.39%) Project Management
5 1 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.69%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (1.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.69%) Supplier Management
5 1 (1.69%) Performance Management
5 1 (1.69%) Line Management
5 1 (1.69%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (1.69%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.69%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.69%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.69%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) SQL
2 4 (6.78%) Shell Script
3 3 (5.08%) Python
3 3 (5.08%) Perl
3 3 (5.08%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.69%) C
4 1 (1.69%) VBScript
4 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.17%) Dell Certification
3 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) CCNA
3 5 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.08%) CCNP
5 2 (3.39%) MCITP
5 2 (3.39%) Degree
5 2 (3.39%) MCSE
6 1 (1.69%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.69%) MCSA
6 1 (1.69%) MOS
6 1 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (37.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (8.47%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.56%) Oracle
3 7 (11.86%) Dell
4 6 (10.17%) Cisco
5 4 (6.78%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.39%) Aastra
6 2 (3.39%) VMware
6 2 (3.39%) SAP
6 2 (3.39%) Citrix
6 2 (3.39%) HP
6 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.69%) Apple
7 1 (1.69%) Symantec
7 1 (1.69%) McAfee
7 1 (1.69%) EMC
7 1 (1.69%) Altiris
7 1 (1.69%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.69%) F5
7 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds