The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Software Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Support Engineer
Rank 624 628 603
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 4 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.012% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.012% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £375 £353 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% +17.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £138 -
% change year-on-year
+172.72% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Software Support Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47538 49528 48278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.73% 95.00% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31327 32075 29701
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1465 1871 1931
Median hourly rate £17.10 £17.12 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.11% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Software Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Software Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Software Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Software Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Software Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Software Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Software Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
West Midlands - 2 - -
South East +11 1 £375 +172.72% 1
South West - 1 - -
Software Support Engineer
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Software Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, Software 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 England region featuring Software Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
2 5 (38.46%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (23.08%) Driving Licence
4 3 (23.08%) ThinPrint
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 3 (23.08%) Terminal Services
4 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
4 3 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) C#
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) Web Services
4 3 (23.08%) XML
5 2 (15.38%) XSLT
5 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
5 2 (15.38%) C++

Software Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.69%) Advertising
1 1 (7.69%) French Language
1 1 (7.69%) German Language
1 1 (7.69%) Italian Language
1 1 (7.69%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
1 3 (23.08%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
2 2 (15.38%) Java EE
2 2 (15.38%) JAX-RS
2 2 (15.38%) JSF
2 2 (15.38%) Middleware
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (15.38%) RESTful
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
2 2 (15.38%) XSLT
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.69%) MAPI
3 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Blackberry
1 3 (23.08%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
1 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Software Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) Service Delivery
3 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) BPEL
4 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Validation
5 1 (7.69%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) C#
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C
3 2 (15.38%) C++
3 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
4 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
1 3 (23.08%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) ThinPrint
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.69%) Wind River