The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
UK / England
Rank 139 120 104
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 767 873 930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.85% 1.91% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 2.01% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 448 444
Median daily rate £200 £225 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £190 £225 £235
% change year-on-year
-15.55% -4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 164 187
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £29.70 £25.36
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.98 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.53%

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
39259 43355 43155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.68% 94.94% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25755 27927 27633
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1348 1585 1746
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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 Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 17 January 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
London -15 258 £200 -11.11% 85
South East -44 141 £193 -30.00% 77
South West +13 79 £156 -10.71% 16
East of England +14 75 £175 +16.66% 20
North East +32 74 £275 +37.50% 5
North West +9 41 £200 -13.97% 36
Yorkshire +17 36 £180 -28.00% 13
East Midlands -9 33 £200 -26.26% 12
West Midlands -28 26 £200 -15.78% 19
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 England region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 1031 (62.98%) Windows
2 633 (38.67%) Active Directory
3 582 (35.55%) Microsoft
4 434 (26.51%) Windows 7
5 420 (25.66%) Windows Server
6 338 (20.65%) MS Office
7 317 (19.36%) VMware
8 311 (19.00%) ITIL
9 230 (14.05%) Security Cleared
10 227 (13.87%) MS Excel
11 224 (13.68%) MS Exchange
12 219 (13.38%) Office 365
13 211 (12.89%) Cisco
14 207 (12.65%) Windows Server 2008
15 205 (12.52%) DNS
16 181 (11.06%) Firewall
17 180 (11.00%) Citrix
18 176 (10.75%) Linux
18 176 (10.75%) SCCM
19 170 (10.38%) TCP/IP
20 161 (9.84%) SQL
21 159 (9.71%) SC Cleared
22 157 (9.59%) Windows Server 2012
23 153 (9.35%) DHCP
24 149 (9.10%) Windows 10
25 144 (8.80%) SLA
26 141 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
27 136 (8.31%) Windows Server 2003
28 134 (8.19%) Finance
29 132 (8.06%) LAN

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
1 224 (13.68%) MS Exchange
2 95 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2010
2 95 (5.80%) SharePoint
3 66 (4.03%) Skype for Business
4 50 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 50 (3.05%) IBM Notes
4 50 (3.05%) IIS
5 43 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 25 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 25 (1.53%) WebLogic
7 20 (1.22%) Apache
8 19 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 18 (1.10%) Tomcat
10 14 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (0.73%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
13 9 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
14 8 (0.49%) Apache Spark
15 7 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 338 (20.65%) MS Office
2 227 (13.87%) MS Excel
3 27 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.061%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.061%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.061%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.061%) InDesign
6 1 (0.061%) MS Project
6 1 (0.061%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 16 (0.98%) Eikon
2 9 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.061%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.061%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.061%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.061%) OPENContractor
7 1 (0.061%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.061%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.061%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.061%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 219 (13.38%) Office 365
2 61 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (2.20%) OneDrive
4 22 (1.34%) SaaS
4 22 (1.34%) Yammer
5 21 (1.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (0.79%) IaaS
7 13 (0.79%) PaaS
8 9 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.18%) G Suite
11 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.12%) HP Helion
12 1 (0.061%) Akamai
12 1 (0.061%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.061%) GitHub
12 1 (0.061%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.061%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 205 (12.52%) DNS
2 181 (11.06%) Firewall
3 170 (10.38%) TCP/IP
4 153 (9.35%) DHCP
5 132 (8.06%) LAN
6 116 (7.09%) WAN
7 106 (6.48%) VPN
8 82 (5.01%) Internet
9 71 (4.34%) Wireless
10 68 (4.15%) Skype
11 62 (3.79%) SAN
12 50 (3.05%) VoIP
13 35 (2.14%) LDAP
14 32 (1.95%) Network Security
14 32 (1.95%) SSL
15 31 (1.89%) VLAN
16 27 (1.65%) Cisco Nexus
16 27 (1.65%) OSPF
16 27 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
17 23 (1.41%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.71%) Relational Database
3 18 (1.10%) Oracle Database
4 14 (0.86%) Hadoop
5 11 (0.67%) Big Data
6 9 (0.55%) Apache Hive
6 9 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (0.49%) MySQL
8 6 (0.37%) MS Access
8 6 (0.37%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (0.24%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.24%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 10 (0.61%) Jenkins
2 9 (0.55%) JIRA
3 6 (0.37%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.37%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.24%) Ant
4 4 (0.24%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.24%) Gradle
4 4 (0.24%) Hudson
5 3 (0.18%) MSI
5 3 (0.18%) NMock
5 3 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.18%) WiX
6 2 (0.12%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.12%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.061%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.061%) Selenium
7 1 (0.061%) Subversion
7 1 (0.061%) TeamCity
General
1 134 (8.19%) Finance
2 70 (4.28%) Banking
3 44 (2.69%) Retail
4 42 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 23 (1.41%) Back Office
6 15 (0.92%) Retail Banking
7 14 (0.86%) Advertising
8 12 (0.73%) Legal
9 10 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.55%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.49%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.49%) Local Government
11 8 (0.49%) Marketing
12 7 (0.43%) Front Office
13 6 (0.37%) Electronics
13 6 (0.37%) Korean Language
14 5 (0.31%) German Language
15 4 (0.24%) French Language
16 3 (0.18%) Italian Language
16 3 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (2.02%) .NET
2 27 (1.65%) Middleware
3 24 (1.47%) Regular Expression
4 16 (0.98%) Web Services
4 16 (0.98%) WebCenter
5 14 (0.86%) J2EE
6 13 (0.79%) XML
7 12 (0.73%) ASP.NET
8 11 (0.67%) HTML
9 9 (0.55%) Kafka
9 9 (0.55%) MSMQ
10 8 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (0.43%) XSLT
12 6 (0.37%) 802.1X
13 5 (0.31%) .NET Framework
13 5 (0.31%) CSS
13 5 (0.31%) Flash
13 5 (0.31%) Java EE
14 4 (0.24%) EJB
14 4 (0.24%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 93 (5.68%) Blackberry
2 72 (4.40%) Data Centre
3 62 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (2.69%) iPhone
5 43 (2.63%) Driving Licence
6 38 (2.32%) iPad
7 33 (2.02%) Smartphone
8 25 (1.53%) Clustering
9 24 (1.47%) Management Information System
10 20 (1.22%) Statistics
11 14 (0.86%) Fat Client
11 14 (0.86%) Thin Client
11 14 (0.86%) Video Conferencing
12 13 (0.79%) Mainframe
12 13 (0.79%) NHS
13 12 (0.73%) BYOD
14 11 (0.67%) Computer Science
15 9 (0.55%) Client/Server
15 9 (0.55%) EMC VNX
15 9 (0.55%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1031 (62.98%) Windows
2 434 (26.51%) Windows 7
3 420 (25.66%) Windows Server
4 207 (12.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 176 (10.75%) Linux
6 157 (9.59%) Windows Server 2012
7 149 (9.10%) Windows 10
8 136 (8.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 121 (7.39%) Windows XP
10 117 (7.15%) Unix
10 117 (7.15%) Windows 8
11 58 (3.54%) Solaris
12 52 (3.18%) Mac OS X
13 51 (3.12%) Android
14 45 (2.75%) Apple iOS
15 43 (2.63%) Mac OS
16 37 (2.26%) AIX
17 34 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 14 (0.86%) Windows 2000
19 12 (0.73%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (19.00%) ITIL
2 106 (6.48%) Migration
3 86 (5.25%) Incident Management
4 78 (4.76%) Change Management
5 72 (4.40%) Service Delivery
6 58 (3.54%) Service Management
7 55 (3.36%) Problem Management
8 47 (2.87%) Time Management
9 44 (2.69%) Network Management
10 39 (2.38%) High Availability
11 36 (2.20%) Project Management
12 34 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (1.89%) Asset Management
13 31 (1.89%) Configuration Management
14 30 (1.83%) Disaster Recovery
14 30 (1.83%) ITIL V3
15 29 (1.77%) CRM
15 29 (1.77%) Release Management
16 28 (1.71%) Network Monitoring
17 26 (1.59%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 161 (9.84%) SQL
2 96 (5.86%) PowerShell
3 87 (5.31%) Java
4 79 (4.83%) Perl
5 51 (3.12%) Shell Script
6 50 (3.05%) Python
7 26 (1.59%) C#
7 26 (1.59%) JavaScript
8 24 (1.47%) C
9 19 (1.16%) VB
10 16 (0.98%) Bash Shell
11 10 (0.61%) VB.NET
12 9 (0.55%) C++
12 9 (0.55%) R
12 9 (0.55%) Scala
12 9 (0.55%) VBScript
13 7 (0.43%) PHP
14 6 (0.37%) Ruby
15 5 (0.31%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 230 (14.05%) Security Cleared
2 159 (9.71%) SC Cleared
3 93 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
4 90 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 67 (4.09%) CCNA
6 58 (3.54%) Degree
7 55 (3.36%) DBS Check
8 51 (3.12%) CCNP
8 51 (3.12%) DV Cleared
9 49 (2.99%) MCSE
10 30 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
11 25 (1.53%) MCP
12 23 (1.41%) MCSA
13 12 (0.73%) A+ Certification
13 12 (0.73%) Network+ Certification
13 12 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (0.67%) CCIE
15 10 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.61%) MCDST
16 9 (0.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (8.80%) SLA
2 26 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.49%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.37%) QA
5 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.061%) COSHH
System Software
1 633 (38.67%) Active Directory
2 141 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (3.91%) Hyper-V
4 59 (3.60%) XenApp
5 39 (2.38%) vSphere
6 28 (1.71%) XenDesktop
7 18 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (1.04%) VMware ESX
9 16 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (0.73%) XenServer
12 9 (0.55%) DFS Replication
13 8 (0.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 8 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
14 7 (0.43%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.43%) NFS
14 7 (0.43%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.37%) Firmware
15 6 (0.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 176 (10.75%) SCCM
2 18 (1.10%) Puppet
3 16 (0.98%) Backup Exec
3 16 (0.98%) Tivoli
4 15 (0.92%) HP SiteScope
5 13 (0.79%) WSUS
6 10 (0.61%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (0.61%) SCOM
7 8 (0.49%) Control-M
7 8 (0.49%) Nagios
7 8 (0.49%) XenMobile
8 7 (0.43%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (0.37%) AirWatch
9 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 6 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (0.31%) Casper Suite
10 5 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (0.31%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (0.31%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 582 (35.55%) Microsoft
2 317 (19.36%) VMware
3 211 (12.89%) Cisco
4 180 (11.00%) Citrix
5 105 (6.41%) HP
6 100 (6.11%) Apple
7 81 (4.95%) Oracle
8 50 (3.05%) Lotus
9 47 (2.87%) Remedy
10 44 (2.69%) CheckPoint
11 43 (2.63%) Dell
12 41 (2.50%) Red Hat
13 35 (2.14%) Juniper
14 29 (1.77%) Bloomberg
15 26 (1.59%) IBM
16 25 (1.53%) EMC
17 23 (1.41%) Reuters
18 22 (1.34%) ServiceNow
19 21 (1.28%) Intel Security
20 20 (1.22%) F5
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