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 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 71 44 51
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 30 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.82% 3.23% 2.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 3.44% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 5
Average daily rate
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£295 £208 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.16% -7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £110 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £400 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £200 £240
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% +1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £16.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +5.00%
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
1545 1395 1156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 93.92% 93.94% 91.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 690 521
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 142 132
Average hourly rate £13.25 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.35% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £10.00 £10.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £45.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 May 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 22 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
Nottinghamshire -18 14 £293 +162.92% 1
Leicestershire +1 9 £290 +45.00% 1
Derbyshire -2 4 £305 +46.98% 1
Northamptonshire -4 4 £355 -11.25% 5
Lincolnshire 0 1 - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 35 (59.32%) Active Directory
3 17 (28.81%) Windows 7
4 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
5 11 (18.64%) VMware
6 10 (16.95%) Windows XP
6 10 (16.95%) Office 365
7 9 (15.25%) MS Office
8 8 (13.56%) ITIL
8 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
9 7 (11.86%) Degree
9 7 (11.86%) Computer Science
9 7 (11.86%) Blackberry
9 7 (11.86%) Cisco
9 7 (11.86%) Citrix
10 6 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (10.17%) Internet
10 6 (10.17%) MS Exchange
10 6 (10.17%) WAN
10 6 (10.17%) SCCM
10 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (10.17%) Supplier Management
10 6 (10.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (10.17%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (10.17%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (8.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (8.47%) Analytics
11 5 (8.47%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (10.17%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 5 (8.47%) Lync
2 5 (8.47%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.39%) IIS
3 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.69%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 9 (15.25%) MS Office
2 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.95%) Office 365
2 5 (8.47%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) Internet
1 6 (10.17%) WAN
2 5 (8.47%) Firewall
2 5 (8.47%) DNS
2 5 (8.47%) LAN
2 5 (8.47%) SMS
3 4 (6.78%) DHCP
4 3 (5.08%) SAN
5 2 (3.39%) Wireless
5 2 (3.39%) VLAN
5 2 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.39%) VPN
6 1 (1.69%) Skype
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.69%) FWSM
6 1 (1.69%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (1.69%) VoIP
6 1 (1.69%) PBX
6 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.69%) Back Office
2 1 (1.69%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) HTML5
1 5 (8.47%) CSS3
1 5 (8.47%) jQuery
1 5 (8.47%) CSS
1 5 (8.47%) HTML
2 1 (1.69%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Computer Science
1 7 (11.86%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.08%) Clustering
3 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) iPad
4 1 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.69%) iPhone
4 1 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.69%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 37 (62.71%) Windows
2 17 (28.81%) Windows 7
3 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (16.95%) Windows XP
5 6 (10.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.47%) Windows Vista
6 5 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (6.78%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.39%) Linux
9 1 (1.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.56%) ITIL
2 6 (10.17%) Supplier Management
2 6 (10.17%) Capacity Planning
2 6 (10.17%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (8.47%) Analytics
4 3 (5.08%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.39%) Business Continuity
5 2 (3.39%) Project Management
5 2 (3.39%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.69%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.69%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.69%) Line Management
6 1 (1.69%) Resilience Testing
6 1 (1.69%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.69%) Network Management
6 1 (1.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.69%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.69%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.69%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) JavaScript
1 5 (8.47%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.39%) C
3 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.47%) CCNA
4 4 (6.78%) CCNP
5 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.39%) MCSE
6 2 (3.39%) MCSA
7 1 (1.69%) CCIE
7 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (59.32%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.08%) vSphere
4 1 (1.69%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.69%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.69%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) SCCM
2 2 (3.39%) WSUS
2 2 (3.39%) SCOM
3 1 (1.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
1 11 (18.64%) VMware
2 7 (11.86%) Cisco
2 7 (11.86%) Citrix
3 5 (8.47%) Google
3 5 (8.47%) Adobe
3 5 (8.47%) HP
4 4 (6.78%) Juniper
5 3 (5.08%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.39%) Dell
6 2 (3.39%) SAP
6 2 (3.39%) F5
7 1 (1.69%) Lumension
7 1 (1.69%) Aastra
7 1 (1.69%) Veeam
7 1 (1.69%) IBM
7 1 (1.69%) BMC
7 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.69%) Symantec
7 1 (1.69%) McAfee