The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
England / East of England
Rank 58 79 64
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 67 51 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.21% 2.15% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.37% 2.25% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 18 27
Median daily rate £194 £195 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £120 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £268 £242
UK excluding London median daily rate £198 £236 £220
% change year-on-year
-16.40% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.30 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £49.50 £25.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
- +4.91%

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 of England 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 of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1990 2267 2465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.22% 95.78% 96.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 1360 1449
Median daily rate £390 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £248 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 195 231
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.40 £50.68 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East of England region that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +4 26 £191 +27.16% 13
Cambridgeshire +5 13 £175 -17.64% 7
Suffolk +6 11 £170 - 2
Essex -3 10 £195 +2.63% 2
Norfolk +9 4 £355 +29.09% 1
Bedfordshire +2 2 - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 60 (48.00%) Windows
2 29 (23.20%) Active Directory
3 28 (22.40%) Windows 7
4 26 (20.80%) ITIL
5 21 (16.80%) Microsoft
5 21 (16.80%) DNS
6 19 (15.20%) SQL
7 17 (13.60%) Cisco
8 16 (12.80%) Firewall
8 16 (12.80%) VMware
8 16 (12.80%) Windows Server
9 15 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (12.00%) MS Office
10 14 (11.20%) TCP/IP
10 14 (11.20%) Security Cleared
10 14 (11.20%) Office 365
11 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (10.40%) VPN
11 13 (10.40%) MS Exchange
12 12 (9.60%) Degree
13 11 (8.80%) SCCM
13 11 (8.80%) Finance
13 11 (8.80%) LAN
13 11 (8.80%) SLA
14 10 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (8.00%) WAN
14 10 (8.00%) Wireless
14 10 (8.00%) Internet
14 10 (8.00%) SC Cleared
14 10 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (10.40%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.60%) IIS
4 5 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.60%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.60%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.80%) Apache
6 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (12.00%) MS Office
2 7 (5.60%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.60%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.80%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.20%) Office 365
2 4 (3.20%) OneDrive
3 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.80%) DNS
2 16 (12.80%) Firewall
3 14 (11.20%) TCP/IP
4 13 (10.40%) VPN
5 11 (8.80%) LAN
6 10 (8.00%) Internet
6 10 (8.00%) WAN
6 10 (8.00%) Wireless
7 8 (6.40%) DHCP
8 7 (5.60%) Network Security
9 6 (4.80%) Broadband
9 6 (4.80%) ISDN
9 6 (4.80%) VLAN
10 3 (2.40%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.40%) Skype
11 2 (1.60%) ADSL
11 2 (1.60%) Cisco Wireless
11 2 (1.60%) FTP
11 2 (1.60%) IP Telephony
11 2 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.60%) RDBMS
1 2 (1.60%) Relational Database
1 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.80%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (0.80%) GIS
2 1 (0.80%) MySQL
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 11 (8.80%) Finance
2 3 (2.40%) Banking
3 2 (1.60%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.80%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.80%) French Language
4 1 (0.80%) German Language
4 1 (0.80%) Legal
4 1 (0.80%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.80%) HTML
2 1 (0.80%) Hibernate
2 1 (0.80%) Java EE
2 1 (0.80%) jQuery
2 1 (0.80%) JSF
2 1 (0.80%) JSP
2 1 (0.80%) LAMP
2 1 (0.80%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (0.80%) Spring
2 1 (0.80%) Struts
2 1 (0.80%) XML
2 1 (0.80%) XMPP
2 1 (0.80%) XSL
2 1 (0.80%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.00%) EFT
3 4 (3.20%) NHS
4 3 (2.40%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.60%) Wiki
6 1 (0.80%) Clustering
6 1 (0.80%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.80%) Handset
6 1 (0.80%) iPad
6 1 (0.80%) iPhone
6 1 (0.80%) IVR
6 1 (0.80%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.80%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.80%) RIA
6 1 (0.80%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 60 (48.00%) Windows
2 28 (22.40%) Windows 7
3 16 (12.80%) Windows Server
4 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.40%) Linux
6 8 (6.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.60%) Windows 10
7 7 (5.60%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.00%) Unix
9 3 (2.40%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.60%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.80%) Android
11 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.80%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.80%) ITIL
2 9 (7.20%) CRM
3 8 (6.40%) Migration
3 8 (6.40%) Network Management
4 7 (5.60%) Asset Management
5 6 (4.80%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 6 (4.80%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (4.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (4.00%) Network Design
7 4 (3.20%) High Availability
7 4 (3.20%) Line Management
8 3 (2.40%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.40%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.40%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.40%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.60%) Application Packaging
9 2 (1.60%) Capacity Management
9 2 (1.60%) Change Control
9 2 (1.60%) Software Engineering
9 2 (1.60%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.20%) SQL
2 7 (5.60%) Java
3 5 (4.00%) PHP
4 3 (2.40%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.60%) C
5 2 (1.60%) C#
5 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.60%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.60%) Python
6 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.80%) Perl
6 1 (0.80%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (11.20%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.60%) Degree
3 10 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (5.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.80%) DBS Check
5 6 (4.80%) MCSE
6 5 (4.00%) MCP
7 4 (3.20%) CCNA
8 3 (2.40%) CCA
8 3 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.60%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.80%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.80%) CCNP
10 1 (0.80%) MCSA
10 1 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.60%) QA
3 1 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 29 (23.20%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.80%) VMware ESX
4 5 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (3.20%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.60%) XenApp
7 1 (0.80%) Firmware
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.80%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.80%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (8.80%) SCCM
2 3 (2.40%) WSUS
3 1 (0.80%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.80%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.80%) DameWare
3 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 21 (16.80%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.60%) Cisco
3 16 (12.80%) VMware
4 9 (7.20%) Juniper
5 8 (6.40%) Apple
5 8 (6.40%) Citrix
6 5 (4.00%) Avaya
6 5 (4.00%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.20%) Epicor
7 4 (3.20%) F5
7 4 (3.20%) Remedy
8 3 (2.40%) HP
8 3 (2.40%) Oracle
9 2 (1.60%) Adobe
9 2 (1.60%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.60%) Dell
9 2 (1.60%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.60%) IBM
9 2 (1.60%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.60%) Symantec