The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 117 111 120
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 919 887 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.75% 1.84% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.98% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 373 301
Average daily rate
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£225 £235 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £230 £245
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 187 195
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £20.65 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
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
47639 44687 49823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.80% 92.79% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29624 27384 28500
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1896 1919 2491
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
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 England

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

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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 23 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
London +27 333 £239 -4.50% 99
South East -18 248 £275 - 106
East of England -22 66 £195 +18.18% 38
South West +6 63 £210 +19.97% 42
North West +32 59 £203 +0.99% 25
West Midlands -7 59 £180 -26.15% 13
Yorkshire +12 42 £225 +60.71% 8
East Midlands -2 29 £145 -9.37% 12
North East -33 17 £350 +64.70% 6
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1274 (69.16%) Windows
2 737 (40.01%) Active Directory
3 635 (34.47%) Microsoft
4 614 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 488 (26.49%) MS Office
6 398 (21.61%) Windows XP
7 367 (19.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 351 (19.06%) MS Exchange
9 316 (17.16%) MS Excel
9 316 (17.16%) VMware
10 296 (16.07%) ITIL
11 287 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 256 (13.90%) Citrix
13 248 (13.46%) Cisco
14 244 (13.25%) Linux
15 219 (11.89%) Security Cleared
16 212 (11.51%) Firewall
17 188 (10.21%) DNS
18 187 (10.15%) Blackberry
19 186 (10.10%) TCP/IP
20 181 (9.83%) SCCM
21 171 (9.28%) SC Cleared
21 171 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
21 171 (9.28%) Finance
22 161 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
23 156 (8.47%) SQL
24 150 (8.14%) UNIX
25 146 (7.93%) LAN
26 145 (7.87%) SLA
27 141 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2010

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 351 (19.06%) MS Exchange
2 141 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 98 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 80 (4.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 72 (3.91%) SharePoint
6 68 (3.69%) IBM Notes
7 54 (2.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 50 (2.71%) IIS
9 45 (2.44%) Lync
10 33 (1.79%) Apache
11 25 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
12 22 (1.19%) WebLogic
13 16 (0.87%) Tomcat
14 10 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
17 6 (0.33%) CMS
17 6 (0.33%) ColdFusion
17 6 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
18 4 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 488 (26.49%) MS Office
2 316 (17.16%) MS Excel
3 20 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.49%) MS Project
6 6 (0.33%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.054%) CATIA
9 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.054%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.054%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.38%) Eikon
2 6 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.16%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
5 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.11%) Summit
5 2 (0.11%) SunGard Stream Ubix
5 2 (0.11%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 1 (0.054%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.054%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 53 (2.88%) Office 365
2 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.22%) SaaS
3 4 (0.22%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 212 (11.51%) Firewall
2 188 (10.21%) DNS
3 186 (10.10%) TCP/IP
4 146 (7.93%) LAN
5 136 (7.38%) DHCP
6 132 (7.17%) WAN
7 121 (6.57%) SAN
8 77 (4.18%) VPN
9 74 (4.02%) Internet
10 54 (2.93%) VoIP
11 36 (1.95%) Wireless
12 29 (1.57%) FTP
12 29 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
13 27 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
14 26 (1.41%) Network Security
15 24 (1.30%) 3G
16 23 (1.25%) HTTP
16 23 (1.25%) Cisco ASA
17 22 (1.19%) LDAP
18 20 (1.09%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (4.89%) SQL Server
2 25 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (1.14%) MySQL
4 16 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 12 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (0.33%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.33%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.22%) Big Data
12 4 (0.22%) Cognos Impromptu
12 4 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.22%) DTS
12 4 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.16%) MS Access
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (0.49%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.27%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.27%) JIRA
4 3 (0.16%) MSI
4 3 (0.16%) PVCS
5 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.11%) Subversion
6 1 (0.054%) Trac
6 1 (0.054%) VisualVM
6 1 (0.054%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.054%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.054%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.054%) Introscope
6 1 (0.054%) Serena SBM
6 1 (0.054%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.054%) Git (software)
General
1 171 (9.28%) Finance
2 80 (4.34%) Banking
3 69 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 43 (2.33%) Front Office
5 29 (1.57%) Back Office
6 27 (1.47%) Advertising
7 16 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.76%) Legal
8 14 (0.76%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.65%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.54%) Retail
11 7 (0.38%) Publishing
11 7 (0.38%) Military
12 6 (0.33%) Law
13 5 (0.27%) Local Government
13 5 (0.27%) Billing
14 4 (0.22%) Marketing
14 4 (0.22%) French Language
14 4 (0.22%) German Language
14 4 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (2.50%) .NET
2 28 (1.52%) HTML
3 19 (1.03%) XML
4 18 (0.98%) CSS
5 17 (0.92%) Middleware
6 14 (0.76%) FIX Protocol
7 13 (0.71%) Web Services
8 12 (0.65%) SOAP
9 11 (0.60%) Application Packaging
10 8 (0.43%) HTML5
10 8 (0.43%) REST
11 7 (0.38%) ASP.NET
12 6 (0.33%) OLE
12 6 (0.33%) JSON
12 6 (0.33%) Rendezvous
12 6 (0.33%) WCF
13 5 (0.27%) LAMP
13 5 (0.27%) .NET Framework
14 4 (0.22%) DCOM
15 3 (0.16%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 187 (10.15%) Blackberry
2 70 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (1.57%) iPhone
3 29 (1.57%) iPad
3 29 (1.57%) Management Information System
4 27 (1.47%) Clustering
5 22 (1.19%) Thin Client
5 22 (1.19%) Fat Client
6 20 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.03%) Fixed Income
7 19 (1.03%) NHS
7 19 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
8 17 (0.92%) Client/Server
9 15 (0.81%) Replication
10 14 (0.76%) Derivative
11 13 (0.71%) Statistics
12 12 (0.65%) PDA
12 12 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 11 (0.60%) Handset
14 9 (0.49%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1274 (69.16%) Windows
2 614 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 398 (21.61%) Windows XP
4 367 (19.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 287 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 244 (13.25%) Linux
7 150 (8.14%) UNIX
8 134 (7.27%) Windows 8
9 112 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 75 (4.07%) Windows Vista
11 50 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 36 (1.95%) Mac OS X
13 35 (1.90%) Android
14 31 (1.68%) Mac OS
15 30 (1.63%) Windows 2000
16 26 (1.41%) Apple iOS
17 22 (1.19%) Solaris
18 17 (0.92%) CentOS
19 16 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
20 12 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 296 (16.07%) ITIL
2 79 (4.29%) Migration
3 72 (3.91%) Service Management
4 67 (3.64%) Incident Management
5 42 (2.28%) Service Delivery
6 40 (2.17%) Change Management
7 34 (1.85%) Software Deployment
8 31 (1.68%) Capacity Planning
9 30 (1.63%) Low Latency
10 28 (1.52%) Problem Management
11 27 (1.47%) Project Management
12 26 (1.41%) ITSM
13 25 (1.36%) Load Balancing
14 23 (1.25%) Disaster Recovery
14 23 (1.25%) Configuration Management
15 22 (1.19%) Workflow
15 22 (1.19%) Release Management
16 21 (1.14%) Time Management
17 20 (1.09%) Root Cause Analysis
17 20 (1.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 156 (8.47%) SQL
2 93 (5.05%) Perl
3 61 (3.31%) Python
4 51 (2.77%) Java
5 37 (2.01%) PowerShell
6 34 (1.85%) Bash Shell
7 30 (1.63%) C
8 25 (1.36%) C++
9 21 (1.14%) PHP
10 20 (1.09%) C#
10 20 (1.09%) T-SQL
11 18 (0.98%) Shell Script
12 17 (0.92%) VB
13 16 (0.87%) VBScript
13 16 (0.87%) JavaScript
14 11 (0.60%) VB.NET
15 10 (0.54%) PL/SQL
15 10 (0.54%) Ruby
16 8 (0.43%) Korn
17 6 (0.33%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 219 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 171 (9.28%) SC Cleared
2 171 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 117 (6.35%) MCSE
4 103 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
5 94 (5.10%) MCP
6 63 (3.42%) CCNA
7 60 (3.26%) CCNP
8 57 (3.09%) MCITP
9 50 (2.71%) Degree
10 36 (1.95%) DV Cleared
11 31 (1.68%) MCTS
11 31 (1.68%) MCSA
12 21 (1.14%) MCDST
13 20 (1.09%) A+ Certification
14 18 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 13 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
16 13 (0.71%) CCIE
17 11 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (7.87%) SLA
2 18 (0.98%) QA
3 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.054%) GMP
5 1 (0.054%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 737 (40.01%) Active Directory
2 161 (8.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (3.85%) XenApp
4 62 (3.37%) Hyper-V
5 41 (2.23%) vSphere
6 31 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
7 29 (1.57%) XenDesktop
8 28 (1.52%) Terminal Services
9 19 (1.03%) XenServer
10 17 (0.92%) VMware Server
10 17 (0.92%) VMware ESX
10 17 (0.92%) NFS
11 15 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (0.38%) ISA Server
12 7 (0.38%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.22%) Squid
14 4 (0.22%) Xen
14 4 (0.22%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 181 (9.83%) SCCM
2 35 (1.90%) Backup Exec
3 27 (1.47%) SCOM
4 22 (1.19%) NetBackup
5 19 (1.03%) WSUS
6 18 (0.98%) ITRS Geneos
7 14 (0.76%) Nagios
8 13 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
8 13 (0.71%) WMI
8 13 (0.71%) Puppet
9 12 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 12 (0.65%) YUM
10 10 (0.54%) HP SIM
11 9 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
11 9 (0.49%) OpenView
12 8 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (0.38%) ARCserve
13 7 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
14 5 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 635 (34.47%) Microsoft
2 316 (17.16%) VMware
3 256 (13.90%) Citrix
4 248 (13.46%) Cisco
5 139 (7.55%) HP
6 69 (3.75%) Lotus
7 68 (3.69%) Red Hat
7 68 (3.69%) Oracle
8 56 (3.04%) Dell
8 56 (3.04%) Symantec
9 46 (2.50%) Apple
10 45 (2.44%) CheckPoint
11 38 (2.06%) Juniper
12 33 (1.79%) NetApp
13 29 (1.57%) CA
14 28 (1.52%) EMC
14 28 (1.52%) McAfee
15 27 (1.47%) AppSense
16 26 (1.41%) F5
17 25 (1.36%) Avaya
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