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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 117 101 121
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 930 927 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.76% 1.95% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.95% 2.11% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 399 286
Average daily rate
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£225 £250 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £250 £238
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 186 187
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.51 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £22.05 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.87 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.34% -10.51%
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
47746 44025 48327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.48% 92.73% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29880 27106 27634
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £238
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 1892 1878 2452
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 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +15 335 £225 -10.00% 102
South East -22 248 £275 -15.38% 95
South West +3 67 £210 -6.68% 31
East of England -19 64 £195 +18.18% 34
West Midlands -16 57 £210 -13.84% 18
North West +20 55 £200 -20.00% 23
Yorkshire +16 44 £197 +27.01% 23
East Midlands -7 28 £175 +8.52% 10
North East -24 27 £365 +71.76% 4
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 1263 (69.59%) Windows
2 729 (40.17%) Active Directory
3 612 (33.72%) Microsoft
4 598 (32.95%) Windows 7
5 473 (26.06%) MS Office
6 393 (21.65%) Windows XP
7 364 (20.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 343 (18.90%) MS Exchange
9 308 (16.97%) VMware
10 304 (16.75%) MS Excel
11 296 (16.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 294 (16.20%) ITIL
13 252 (13.88%) Citrix
14 244 (13.44%) Cisco
15 243 (13.39%) Linux
16 217 (11.96%) Security Cleared
17 203 (11.18%) Firewall
18 188 (10.36%) Blackberry
19 186 (10.25%) DNS
19 186 (10.25%) SCCM
20 182 (10.03%) TCP/IP
21 168 (9.26%) SC Cleared
22 166 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
23 165 (9.09%) Finance
24 153 (8.43%) SQL
24 153 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
25 151 (8.32%) UNIX
26 150 (8.26%) LAN
27 143 (7.88%) HP
28 138 (7.60%) DHCP

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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
1 343 (18.90%) MS Exchange
2 138 (7.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 96 (5.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 81 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 74 (4.08%) SharePoint
6 65 (3.58%) IBM Notes
7 53 (2.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 52 (2.87%) IIS
9 46 (2.53%) Lync
10 34 (1.87%) Apache
11 25 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
12 22 (1.21%) WebLogic
13 15 (0.83%) Tomcat
14 11 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
15 10 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.33%) Lotus Domino
16 6 (0.33%) CMS
17 5 (0.28%) SAS
18 3 (0.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 473 (26.06%) MS Office
2 304 (16.75%) MS Excel
3 20 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.50%) MS Project
6 6 (0.33%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.055%) MicroStation
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.055%) CATIA
8 1 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.055%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.055%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.33%) Eikon
1 6 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.17%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.17%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.11%) Summit
4 2 (0.11%) SunGard Stream Ubix
4 2 (0.11%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.055%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.055%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 47 (2.59%) Office 365
2 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.22%) Google Apps
3 4 (0.22%) SaaS
4 3 (0.17%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.055%) Route 53
5 1 (0.055%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 203 (11.18%) Firewall
2 186 (10.25%) DNS
3 182 (10.03%) TCP/IP
4 150 (8.26%) LAN
5 138 (7.60%) DHCP
6 135 (7.44%) WAN
7 114 (6.28%) SAN
8 77 (4.24%) VPN
9 76 (4.19%) Internet
10 54 (2.98%) VoIP
11 38 (2.09%) Wireless
12 30 (1.65%) FTP
13 29 (1.60%) Cisco Nexus
13 29 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
14 25 (1.38%) Network Security
14 25 (1.38%) 3G
15 22 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
16 20 (1.10%) BGP
16 20 (1.10%) Multicast
17 19 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (4.85%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.32%) MySQL
2 24 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 14 (0.77%) Oracle Database
4 12 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 10 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (0.50%) Relational Database
6 9 (0.50%) RDBMS
7 8 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.28%) Big Data
9 5 (0.28%) DTS
10 4 (0.22%) Cognos Impromptu
10 4 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.17%) MarkLogic
11 3 (0.17%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (0.50%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.28%) JIRA
3 5 (0.28%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.28%) PVCS
4 3 (0.17%) MSI
5 1 (0.055%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.055%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.055%) Trac
5 1 (0.055%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.055%) VisualVM
5 1 (0.055%) Serena SBM
5 1 (0.055%) Introscope
5 1 (0.055%) Subversion
5 1 (0.055%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.055%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.055%) ClearCase
General
1 165 (9.09%) Finance
2 78 (4.30%) Banking
3 68 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 35 (1.93%) Front Office
5 25 (1.38%) Advertising
6 22 (1.21%) Back Office
7 15 (0.83%) Investment Banking
8 14 (0.77%) Legal
8 14 (0.77%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.66%) Retail
9 12 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.44%) Law
11 7 (0.39%) Military
12 6 (0.33%) Publishing
13 5 (0.28%) Local Government
13 5 (0.28%) Marketing
13 5 (0.28%) Billing
14 4 (0.22%) Electronics
14 4 (0.22%) German Language
15 3 (0.17%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.37%) .NET
2 24 (1.32%) HTML
3 18 (0.99%) CSS
3 18 (0.99%) Middleware
4 16 (0.88%) FIX Protocol
5 14 (0.77%) XML
6 11 (0.61%) Application Packaging
7 10 (0.55%) Web Services
8 9 (0.50%) SOAP
9 8 (0.44%) HTML5
10 7 (0.39%) ASP.NET
11 6 (0.33%) Rendezvous
11 6 (0.33%) LAMP
11 6 (0.33%) WCF
12 5 (0.28%) .NET Framework
12 5 (0.28%) OLE
13 4 (0.22%) DCOM
13 4 (0.22%) REST
14 3 (0.17%) Ajax
14 3 (0.17%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 188 (10.36%) Blackberry
2 70 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (1.49%) iPhone
3 27 (1.49%) iPad
4 24 (1.32%) Thin Client
4 24 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 24 (1.32%) Clustering
4 24 (1.32%) Fat Client
5 19 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
5 19 (1.05%) Fixed Income
6 18 (0.99%) Client/Server
6 18 (0.99%) NHS
6 18 (0.99%) Computer Science
7 15 (0.83%) Replication
8 14 (0.77%) Derivative
9 12 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (0.66%) PDA
10 9 (0.50%) MPEG
11 8 (0.44%) IVR
11 8 (0.44%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 1263 (69.59%) Windows
2 598 (32.95%) Windows 7
3 393 (21.65%) Windows XP
4 364 (20.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 296 (16.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 243 (13.39%) Linux
7 151 (8.32%) UNIX
8 133 (7.33%) Windows 8
9 110 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 73 (4.02%) Windows Vista
11 45 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 39 (2.15%) Mac OS X
13 34 (1.87%) Android
14 32 (1.76%) Mac OS
15 31 (1.71%) Windows 2000
16 26 (1.43%) Apple iOS
17 21 (1.16%) Solaris
18 17 (0.94%) CentOS
19 16 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
20 12 (0.66%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (16.20%) ITIL
2 81 (4.46%) Migration
3 71 (3.91%) Incident Management
4 66 (3.64%) Service Management
5 44 (2.42%) Change Management
6 37 (2.04%) Service Delivery
7 34 (1.87%) Software Deployment
8 30 (1.65%) Problem Management
9 29 (1.60%) Low Latency
10 28 (1.54%) Disaster Recovery
10 28 (1.54%) Project Management
11 25 (1.38%) Configuration Management
12 22 (1.21%) Load Balancing
12 22 (1.21%) Time Management
13 21 (1.16%) Capacity Planning
14 20 (1.10%) CRM
14 20 (1.10%) Root Cause Analysis
15 19 (1.05%) Release Management
15 19 (1.05%) Asset Management
16 18 (0.99%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 153 (8.43%) SQL
2 84 (4.63%) Perl
3 55 (3.03%) Python
4 50 (2.75%) Java
5 37 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 29 (1.60%) Bash Shell
7 27 (1.49%) C
8 22 (1.21%) C++
9 19 (1.05%) T-SQL
10 18 (0.99%) PHP
11 17 (0.94%) Shell Script
11 17 (0.94%) C#
12 15 (0.83%) VBScript
12 15 (0.83%) VB
13 13 (0.72%) PL/SQL
14 12 (0.66%) JavaScript
15 7 (0.39%) Korn
15 7 (0.39%) VB.NET
16 6 (0.33%) Ruby
17 4 (0.22%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 217 (11.96%) Security Cleared
2 168 (9.26%) SC Cleared
3 166 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 119 (6.56%) MCSE
5 100 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
6 85 (4.68%) MCP
7 59 (3.25%) CCNP
7 59 (3.25%) CCNA
8 57 (3.14%) MCITP
9 50 (2.75%) Degree
10 36 (1.98%) DV Cleared
11 33 (1.82%) MCSA
12 29 (1.60%) MCTS
13 20 (1.10%) A+ Certification
13 20 (1.10%) MCDST
14 16 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (0.66%) CCIE
16 11 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
17 10 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
18 9 (0.50%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (7.33%) SLA
2 14 (0.77%) QA
3 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.055%) GMP
System Software
1 729 (40.17%) Active Directory
2 153 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (3.97%) XenApp
4 61 (3.36%) Hyper-V
5 40 (2.20%) vSphere
6 28 (1.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 28 (1.54%) XenDesktop
7 24 (1.32%) Terminal Services
8 17 (0.94%) VMware Server
8 17 (0.94%) XenServer
8 17 (0.94%) NFS
9 15 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (0.83%) VMware ESX
10 9 (0.50%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.28%) Xen
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.22%) Postfix
12 4 (0.22%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 186 (10.25%) SCCM
2 36 (1.98%) Backup Exec
3 27 (1.49%) SCOM
4 21 (1.16%) WSUS
5 19 (1.05%) NetBackup
6 18 (0.99%) ITRS Geneos
7 15 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 13 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
8 13 (0.72%) Nagios
9 11 (0.61%) HP SIM
9 11 (0.61%) Puppet
10 10 (0.55%) YUM
11 9 (0.50%) OpenView
12 8 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
12 8 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 8 (0.44%) WMI
13 7 (0.39%) EMC NetWorker
13 7 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (0.39%) ARCserve
14 6 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 612 (33.72%) Microsoft
2 308 (16.97%) VMware
3 252 (13.88%) Citrix
4 244 (13.44%) Cisco
5 143 (7.88%) HP
6 66 (3.64%) Lotus
7 64 (3.53%) Oracle
7 64 (3.53%) Red Hat
8 59 (3.25%) Symantec
9 57 (3.14%) Dell
10 52 (2.87%) Apple
11 38 (2.09%) CheckPoint
12 34 (1.87%) Juniper
13 30 (1.65%) McAfee
14 29 (1.60%) NetApp
15 28 (1.54%) CA
15 28 (1.54%) EMC
16 27 (1.49%) Avaya
17 25 (1.38%) AppSense
18 24 (1.32%) F5
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