The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the East Sussex 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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 42 31 45
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 7 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 1.70% 2.22% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 2.36% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
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£150 £251 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.11% +43.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £225 £249
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.69 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% +14.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
Support Engineer
South East

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 Sussex 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 Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
384 254 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 93.20% 94.07% 97.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 129 193
Average daily rate £300 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 23 27
Average hourly rate £15.88 £13.87 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% -18.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.97 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £38.75 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in East Sussex

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

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 Sussex region over the 3 months to 18 September 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
Brighton -13 4 - - 2
Crowborough - 2 £150 -
Lewes - - - -
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Apache
3 2 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) SOAP
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) PHP
3 2 (16.67%) MySQL
3 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) WatchGuard
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
4 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (8.33%) Veeam
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) Apache
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (8.33%) SAS
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (8.33%) CCA
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) WatchGuard
3 1 (8.33%) Veeam
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco