The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the East of England region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 53 71 47
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 104 52 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.43% 2.18% 3.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.70% 2.32% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 15 39
Average daily rate
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£190 £255 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.49% -0.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £146 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £343 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £225 £219
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 30
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.78 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £32.50 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +5.00%
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2813 2244 2855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 92.69% 93.89% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1654 1135 1418
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 229 237 360
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £27.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -27.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

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 28 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Hertfordshire +10 29 £163 -31.57% 13
Cambridgeshire +2 24 £120 -31.42% 24
Essex +3 19 £190 -16.93% 1
Norfolk +8 18 £190 -25.49% 2
Suffolk -16 11 £190 -25.49% 2
Bedfordshire -19 4 £353 - 7
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 119 (65.03%) Windows
2 72 (39.34%) Microsoft
2 72 (39.34%) Active Directory
3 63 (34.43%) Windows 7
4 48 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (21.86%) MS Excel
6 38 (20.77%) MS Office
6 38 (20.77%) MS Exchange
7 28 (15.30%) TCP/IP
8 27 (14.75%) SCCM
9 26 (14.21%) VMware
10 25 (13.66%) Cisco
10 25 (13.66%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (12.02%) Windows XP
13 21 (11.48%) DNS
13 21 (11.48%) MCSE
14 20 (10.93%) SQL
14 20 (10.93%) Windows 8
15 19 (10.38%) WAN
16 18 (9.84%) LAN
17 17 (9.29%) Blackberry
18 16 (8.74%) Citrix
18 16 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2010
19 15 (8.20%) Symantec
19 15 (8.20%) ITIL
20 14 (7.65%) MCP
20 14 (7.65%) Linux
20 14 (7.65%) DHCP
20 14 (7.65%) A+ Certification

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 38 (20.77%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (5.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (4.92%) IBM Notes
5 9 (4.92%) SharePoint
6 8 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.73%) IIS
8 4 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.64%) Lync
9 3 (1.64%) Apache
10 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.55%) CMS
11 1 (0.55%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.55%) GlassFish
Applications
1 40 (21.86%) MS Excel
2 38 (20.77%) MS Office
3 9 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.83%) Office 365
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.30%) TCP/IP
2 21 (11.48%) DNS
3 19 (10.38%) WAN
4 18 (9.84%) LAN
5 14 (7.65%) DHCP
6 13 (7.10%) VoIP
7 10 (5.46%) SAN
7 10 (5.46%) VPN
7 10 (5.46%) Firewall
8 4 (2.19%) Internet
9 3 (1.64%) Wireless
9 3 (1.64%) VLAN
9 3 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.09%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.09%) NAS
10 2 (1.09%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (1.09%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.09%) Cisco ICM
10 2 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
2 2 (1.09%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.55%) MySQL
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Subversion
1 2 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.55%) VisualVM
2 1 (0.55%) JIRA
2 1 (0.55%) MSI
General
1 9 (4.92%) Finance
2 7 (3.83%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.09%) Publishing
3 2 (1.09%) Retail
4 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.55%) Local Government
4 1 (0.55%) Legal
4 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.55%) HTML
1 1 (0.55%) .NET
1 1 (0.55%) SOAP
1 1 (0.55%) XML
1 1 (0.55%) MSMQ
1 1 (0.55%) Middleware
1 1 (0.55%) XMPP
1 1 (0.55%) Application Packaging
1 1 (0.55%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.29%) Blackberry
2 5 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (2.19%) iPhone
3 4 (2.19%) iPad
3 4 (2.19%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.19%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.19%) EPoS
3 4 (2.19%) Clustering
4 3 (1.64%) Mainframe
4 3 (1.64%) AS400
4 3 (1.64%) HP StorageWorks
5 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.09%) IVR
5 2 (1.09%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.55%) CMDB
6 1 (0.55%) NHS
6 1 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 119 (65.03%) Windows
2 63 (34.43%) Windows 7
3 48 (26.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (13.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (12.02%) Windows XP
6 20 (10.93%) Windows 8
7 14 (7.65%) Linux
8 12 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (4.37%) UNIX
10 5 (2.73%) Solaris
10 5 (2.73%) Android
11 4 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.64%) MVS
13 2 (1.09%) AIX
13 2 (1.09%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (8.20%) ITIL
2 13 (7.10%) Incident Management
3 9 (4.92%) Service Management
4 8 (4.37%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (3.83%) Configuration Management
6 6 (3.28%) Change Management
7 5 (2.73%) Project Management
7 5 (2.73%) E-Commerce
7 5 (2.73%) Software Deployment
8 4 (2.19%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.19%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (1.64%) PRINCE2
9 3 (1.64%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (1.64%) Capacity Management
9 3 (1.64%) ITIL V3
9 3 (1.64%) Migration
10 2 (1.09%) Contact Management
10 2 (1.09%) Load Balancing
10 2 (1.09%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.93%) SQL
2 3 (1.64%) Java
2 3 (1.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.55%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (11.48%) MCSE
3 14 (7.65%) MCP
3 14 (7.65%) A+ Certification
4 11 (6.01%) Security Cleared
5 9 (4.92%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.83%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.19%) CCNP
9 3 (1.64%) MCSA
9 3 (1.64%) CCNA
9 3 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (1.09%) MOS
10 2 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.09%) CCDP
10 2 (1.09%) MCITP
10 2 (1.09%) VCP5
11 1 (0.55%) NCDA
11 1 (0.55%) NCIE
11 1 (0.55%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.37%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (39.34%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.37%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.19%) XenApp
4 4 (2.19%) Terminal Services
5 3 (1.64%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.64%) vSphere
6 2 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.55%) KVM
7 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.55%) XenServer
7 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (14.75%) SCCM
2 7 (3.83%) Backup Exec
3 6 (3.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (2.19%) WSUS
5 3 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (1.64%) ARCserve
5 3 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.64%) OpenView
5 3 (1.64%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.09%) Opsview
6 2 (1.09%) SCOM
6 2 (1.09%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.55%) Nagios
7 1 (0.55%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.55%) Cacti
Vendors
1 72 (39.34%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.21%) VMware
3 25 (13.66%) Cisco
4 16 (8.74%) Citrix
5 15 (8.20%) Symantec
6 13 (7.10%) HP
7 9 (4.92%) Lotus
8 8 (4.37%) Oracle
9 7 (3.83%) Altiris
10 6 (3.28%) NetApp
10 6 (3.28%) EMC
11 5 (2.73%) Avaya
11 5 (2.73%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.19%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.19%) Intel
13 3 (1.64%) Dell
13 3 (1.64%) IBM
13 3 (1.64%) Sun
13 3 (1.64%) Apple
14 2 (1.09%) Sage
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