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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 140 123 101
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 856 917 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.84% 1.83% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 1.93% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 437 512
Median daily rate £200 £220 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £385 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £220 £240
% change year-on-year
-20.45% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 207 246
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.76 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.82% +5.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £26.00 £25.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.53 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-3.11% +1.69%
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
43899 47527 48849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.60% 94.94% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 28945 30730 31404
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1518 1872 2042
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 2016.

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 5 December 2016.

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 5 December 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
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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
London +12 303 £225 - 69
South East -17 183 £205 -8.88% 73
South West +9 101 £140 -20.00% 22
North East +8 69 £275 +37.50% 8
East of England +7 61 £163 +25.00% 28
North West -15 42 £170 -32.00% 34
Yorkshire +24 41 £130 -24.74% 11
East Midlands -24 28 £155 -35.41% 7
West Midlands -40 26 £134 -33.12% 17
Midlands +4 1 £160 +6.66%
Support Engineer
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Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 1092 (63.12%) Windows
2 687 (39.71%) Active Directory
3 632 (36.53%) Microsoft
4 481 (27.80%) Windows Server
5 425 (24.57%) Windows 7
6 365 (21.10%) VMware
7 339 (19.60%) MS Office
8 322 (18.61%) ITIL
9 248 (14.34%) Cisco
10 247 (14.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 240 (13.87%) MS Excel
12 239 (13.82%) Security Cleared
13 234 (13.53%) MS Exchange
14 233 (13.47%) DNS
15 220 (12.72%) Citrix
16 210 (12.14%) Firewall
17 204 (11.79%) Office 365
17 204 (11.79%) Linux
18 186 (10.75%) DHCP
19 183 (10.58%) SCCM
20 179 (10.35%) Windows Server 2012
21 177 (10.23%) SQL
22 160 (9.25%) SC Cleared
23 159 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure
24 158 (9.13%) TCP/IP
25 153 (8.84%) SLA
26 151 (8.73%) Windows Server 2003
27 145 (8.38%) LAN
28 138 (7.98%) Windows 10
29 136 (7.86%) HP

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
1 234 (13.53%) MS Exchange
2 102 (5.90%) SharePoint
3 97 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 78 (4.51%) Skype for Business
5 64 (3.70%) IIS
6 56 (3.24%) IBM Notes
7 53 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 44 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 31 (1.79%) Apache
9 31 (1.79%) WebLogic
10 27 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
11 26 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 22 (1.27%) Tomcat
13 13 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
16 10 (0.58%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
18 7 (0.40%) Apache Spark
18 7 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 339 (19.60%) MS Office
2 240 (13.87%) MS Excel
3 27 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.12%) MS Project
7 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.058%) CATIA
7 1 (0.058%) InDesign
7 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (0.81%) Eikon
2 9 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.12%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.12%) Traffica
6 1 (0.058%) assyst
6 1 (0.058%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.058%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.058%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.058%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.058%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.058%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.058%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.058%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.058%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 204 (11.79%) Office 365
2 61 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.97%) OneDrive
4 23 (1.33%) Yammer
5 21 (1.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 18 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
6 18 (1.04%) SaaS
7 9 (0.52%) IaaS
7 9 (0.52%) PaaS
8 6 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.29%) G Suite
10 4 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.12%) HP Helion
12 1 (0.058%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.058%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.058%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.058%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.058%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 233 (13.47%) DNS
2 210 (12.14%) Firewall
3 186 (10.75%) DHCP
4 158 (9.13%) TCP/IP
5 145 (8.38%) LAN
6 124 (7.17%) WAN
7 105 (6.07%) VPN
8 90 (5.20%) SAN
9 80 (4.62%) Skype
10 77 (4.45%) Internet
11 71 (4.10%) Wireless
12 58 (3.35%) VoIP
13 47 (2.72%) LDAP
14 38 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
15 34 (1.97%) Cisco Nexus
16 33 (1.91%) Network Security
17 29 (1.68%) VLAN
17 29 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
18 28 (1.62%) SSL
19 25 (1.45%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.85%) Relational Database
3 16 (0.92%) Hadoop
4 15 (0.87%) Oracle Database
5 14 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (0.64%) Big Data
6 11 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (0.46%) Apache Hive
8 8 (0.46%) MySQL
9 6 (0.35%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.35%) MS Access
9 6 (0.35%) NoSQL
9 6 (0.35%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (0.17%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.17%) SQL Server 2000
13 2 (0.12%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 14 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 11 (0.64%) MSI
3 10 (0.58%) JIRA
4 9 (0.52%) Git (software)
5 8 (0.46%) Hudson
6 7 (0.40%) Visual Studio
7 6 (0.35%) Ant
7 6 (0.35%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.35%) Gradle
8 4 (0.23%) NMock
8 4 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.23%) WiX
9 2 (0.12%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.12%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.12%) StarTeam
9 2 (0.12%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.058%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.058%) JIRA Agile
10 1 (0.058%) PVCS
General
1 132 (7.63%) Finance
2 67 (3.87%) Banking
3 48 (2.77%) Telecoms
4 45 (2.60%) Retail
5 28 (1.62%) Back Office
6 13 (0.75%) Advertising
6 13 (0.75%) Legal
7 12 (0.69%) Front Office
7 12 (0.69%) Retail Banking
8 11 (0.64%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.52%) Marketing
10 8 (0.46%) Korean Language
11 7 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.35%) Electronics
12 6 (0.35%) German Language
12 6 (0.35%) Local Government
13 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.29%) French Language
13 5 (0.29%) Law
13 5 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.37%) .NET
2 37 (2.14%) Middleware
3 20 (1.16%) Regular Expression
3 20 (1.16%) Web Services
3 20 (1.16%) XML
4 16 (0.92%) J2EE
4 16 (0.92%) WebCenter
5 12 (0.69%) ASP.NET
6 10 (0.58%) HTML
6 10 (0.58%) XSLT
7 8 (0.46%) CSS
7 8 (0.46%) Flash
7 8 (0.46%) Java EE
7 8 (0.46%) Kafka
7 8 (0.46%) MSMQ
7 8 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (0.35%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.35%) 802.1X
8 6 (0.35%) EJB
8 6 (0.35%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 93 (5.38%) Blackberry
2 79 (4.57%) Data Centre
3 69 (3.99%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (2.83%) Driving Licence
5 42 (2.43%) Management Information System
6 41 (2.37%) iPhone
7 37 (2.14%) iPad
8 34 (1.97%) Clustering
9 28 (1.62%) Smartphone
10 26 (1.50%) Statistics
11 23 (1.33%) Computer Science
12 16 (0.92%) NHS
13 15 (0.87%) Fat Client
13 15 (0.87%) Thin Client
14 12 (0.69%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.64%) Mainframe
16 10 (0.58%) FlexPod
16 10 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
17 9 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
17 9 (0.52%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1092 (63.12%) Windows
2 481 (27.80%) Windows Server
3 425 (24.57%) Windows 7
4 247 (14.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 204 (11.79%) Linux
6 179 (10.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 151 (8.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 138 (7.98%) Windows 10
9 134 (7.75%) Windows XP
10 130 (7.51%) Windows 8
11 121 (6.99%) Unix
12 79 (4.57%) Solaris
13 53 (3.06%) Mac OS X
14 52 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 49 (2.83%) AIX
16 47 (2.72%) Android
17 45 (2.60%) Apple iOS
18 40 (2.31%) Mac OS
19 13 (0.75%) Windows 2000
19 13 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 322 (18.61%) ITIL
2 103 (5.95%) Incident Management
3 102 (5.90%) Migration
4 88 (5.09%) Service Delivery
5 87 (5.03%) Change Management
6 61 (3.53%) Service Management
7 58 (3.35%) Problem Management
8 56 (3.24%) Time Management
9 50 (2.89%) High Availability
10 49 (2.83%) Project Management
11 39 (2.25%) Configuration Management
12 33 (1.91%) Asset Management
12 33 (1.91%) Release Management
13 32 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
14 31 (1.79%) Network Management
15 29 (1.68%) Validation
16 28 (1.62%) Root Cause Analysis
17 27 (1.56%) Disaster Recovery
18 25 (1.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 177 (10.23%) SQL
2 102 (5.90%) Java
3 100 (5.78%) PowerShell
4 73 (4.22%) Perl
5 46 (2.66%) Shell Script
6 43 (2.49%) Python
7 30 (1.73%) C#
8 25 (1.45%) JavaScript
9 23 (1.33%) C
10 18 (1.04%) VB
11 13 (0.75%) T-SQL
12 12 (0.69%) VB.NET
13 11 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 10 (0.58%) C++
14 10 (0.58%) VBScript
15 8 (0.46%) R
15 8 (0.46%) Scala
16 4 (0.23%) VBA
17 3 (0.17%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 239 (13.82%) Security Cleared
2 160 (9.25%) SC Cleared
3 108 (6.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 102 (5.90%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (4.57%) CCNA
6 64 (3.70%) Degree
7 58 (3.35%) CCNP
8 56 (3.24%) DV Cleared
8 56 (3.24%) MCSE
9 41 (2.37%) DBS Check
10 36 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
11 31 (1.79%) MCP
12 27 (1.56%) MCSA
13 15 (0.87%) A+ Certification
14 14 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
16 12 (0.69%) CCIE
16 12 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
17 11 (0.64%) RHCE
18 10 (0.58%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 153 (8.84%) SLA
2 34 (1.97%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (0.64%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.17%) QA
6 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.058%) HIPAA
System Software
1 687 (39.71%) Active Directory
2 159 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (4.34%) XenApp
4 73 (4.22%) Hyper-V
5 58 (3.35%) vSphere
6 37 (2.14%) XenDesktop
7 31 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 22 (1.27%) XenServer
9 18 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
10 16 (0.92%) VMware ESX
11 15 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
12 14 (0.81%) KVM
13 13 (0.75%) DFS Replication
14 11 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
14 11 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
14 11 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
15 10 (0.58%) Terminal Services
16 9 (0.52%) ISA Server
16 9 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 9 (0.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 183 (10.58%) SCCM
2 21 (1.21%) Puppet
3 19 (1.10%) SCOM
3 19 (1.10%) WSUS
4 17 (0.98%) Tivoli
4 17 (0.98%) XenMobile
5 16 (0.92%) Backup Exec
5 16 (0.92%) NetBackup
6 14 (0.81%) SafeCom
7 12 (0.69%) EdgeSight
7 12 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
8 11 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 9 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
9 9 (0.52%) OpenView
10 8 (0.46%) Control-M
10 8 (0.46%) HP SIM
10 8 (0.46%) Nagios
11 7 (0.40%) AirWatch
11 7 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 632 (36.53%) Microsoft
2 365 (21.10%) VMware
3 248 (14.34%) Cisco
4 220 (12.72%) Citrix
5 136 (7.86%) HP
6 105 (6.07%) Oracle
7 85 (4.91%) Apple
8 59 (3.41%) CheckPoint
9 58 (3.35%) Red Hat
10 56 (3.24%) Lotus
11 44 (2.54%) Dell
12 39 (2.25%) Remedy
13 34 (1.97%) EMC
13 34 (1.97%) IBM
13 34 (1.97%) Juniper
14 32 (1.85%) NetApp
15 28 (1.62%) Bloomberg
15 28 (1.62%) SAP
16 26 (1.50%) Symantec
17 24 (1.39%) ServiceNow
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