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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 117 118 101
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 1021 937 1034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.00% 1.85% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 1.95% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 430 452
Median daily rate £275 £225 £223
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £385 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 188 177
Median hourly rate £15.28 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.39% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.88 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.95 £27.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
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
48390 47949 46865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.00% 94.73% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31923 29597 29145
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1922 1960
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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
South East +22 346 £275 +10.00% 61
London -32 264 £286 +36.30% 83
South West +11 93 £231 +14.19% 28
East of England +6 78 £170 -10.52% 24
North East +21 76 £280 +37.25% 6
West Midlands +4 66 £325 +62.50% 8
North West -13 50 £235 +9.30% 34
Yorkshire -11 33 £170 -6.84% 28
East Midlands -9 12 £180 -40.00% 6
Midlands -3 2 - -
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 1185 (61.40%) Windows
2 809 (41.92%) Active Directory
3 664 (34.40%) Microsoft
4 554 (28.70%) Windows Server
5 440 (22.80%) Windows 7
6 424 (21.97%) VMware
7 375 (19.43%) ITIL
8 320 (16.58%) MS Office
9 299 (15.49%) Cisco
10 285 (14.77%) Windows Server 2008
11 270 (13.99%) MS Exchange
12 268 (13.89%) Security Cleared
13 237 (12.28%) Linux
13 237 (12.28%) Citrix
14 236 (12.23%) MS Excel
15 226 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
16 215 (11.14%) SQL
17 214 (11.09%) Windows Server 2012
18 209 (10.83%) DNS
19 204 (10.57%) Windows Server 2003
20 187 (9.69%) SLA
21 179 (9.27%) SC Cleared
22 178 (9.22%) Firewall
23 172 (8.91%) Office 365
24 167 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
25 166 (8.60%) TCP/IP
25 166 (8.60%) LAN
26 165 (8.55%) Windows XP
27 160 (8.29%) Cisco Certification
28 157 (8.13%) 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
1 270 (13.99%) MS Exchange
2 119 (6.17%) SharePoint
3 105 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 86 (4.46%) IIS
5 73 (3.78%) Skype for Business
6 56 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 48 (2.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 42 (2.18%) IBM Notes
9 41 (2.12%) Apache
10 37 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
11 35 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
12 32 (1.66%) JBoss
13 29 (1.50%) Tomcat
14 28 (1.45%) WebLogic
15 21 (1.09%) Confluence
16 19 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
17 16 (0.83%) WebSphere
18 15 (0.78%) OpenStack
18 15 (0.78%) WordPress
19 13 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 320 (16.58%) MS Office
2 236 (12.23%) MS Excel
3 22 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 22 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.62%) Acrobat
5 6 (0.31%) HipChat
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.10%) MS Project
7 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.47%) Eikon
3 6 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.16%) LabWindows
4 3 (0.16%) OpenText MBPM
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.10%) Infor CRM
5 2 (0.10%) Maximo
5 2 (0.10%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.10%) RMDS
6 1 (0.052%) assyst
6 1 (0.052%) Documaker
6 1 (0.052%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.052%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.052%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.052%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 172 (8.91%) Office 365
2 77 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (2.07%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (1.04%) OneDrive
5 19 (0.98%) IaaS
6 15 (0.78%) PaaS
7 12 (0.62%) Yammer
8 10 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (0.41%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.31%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.26%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.10%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.10%) SaaS
13 1 (0.052%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.052%) IBM PureFlex
13 1 (0.052%) Rackspace Cloud
13 1 (0.052%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.052%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 209 (10.83%) DNS
2 178 (9.22%) Firewall
3 166 (8.60%) LAN
3 166 (8.60%) TCP/IP
4 156 (8.08%) DHCP
5 145 (7.51%) WAN
6 105 (5.44%) SAN
7 99 (5.13%) VPN
8 97 (5.03%) Internet
9 67 (3.47%) Wireless
10 66 (3.42%) VoIP
11 52 (2.69%) HTTP
12 46 (2.38%) SSL
13 44 (2.28%) LDAP
14 42 (2.18%) Network Security
15 41 (2.12%) MPLS
15 41 (2.12%) Skype
16 40 (2.07%) BGP
16 40 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
17 38 (1.97%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 37 (1.92%) Oracle Database
2 37 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 31 (1.61%) MySQL
4 26 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
5 21 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.47%) Big Data
10 9 (0.47%) OLAP
10 9 (0.47%) RDBMS
10 9 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
11 8 (0.41%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (0.26%) Datazen
12 5 (0.26%) MS Access
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 25 (1.30%) JIRA
2 23 (1.19%) Subversion
3 20 (1.04%) Git (software)
4 19 (0.98%) Visual Studio
5 14 (0.73%) GitLab
5 14 (0.73%) Sonatype Nexus
6 12 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (0.62%) ClearCase
6 12 (0.62%) ClearQuest
6 12 (0.62%) FishEye
6 12 (0.62%) JIRA Agile
6 12 (0.62%) PVCS
7 11 (0.57%) Bitbucket
8 9 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.36%) Maven
10 6 (0.31%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.31%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.31%) JUnit
11 4 (0.21%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 147 (7.62%) Finance
2 93 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 63 (3.26%) Banking
4 36 (1.87%) Back Office
5 34 (1.76%) Retail
6 28 (1.45%) Marketing
7 27 (1.40%) Front Office
8 25 (1.30%) German Language
9 21 (1.09%) Legal
10 17 (0.88%) Billing
11 16 (0.83%) Advertising
12 15 (0.78%) French Language
12 15 (0.78%) Investment Banking
13 14 (0.73%) Law
14 13 (0.67%) Spanish Language
15 12 (0.62%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.47%) Italian Language
17 8 (0.41%) Local Government
18 7 (0.36%) Electronics
19 6 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (3.89%) .NET
2 52 (2.69%) XML
3 41 (2.12%) HTML
4 40 (2.07%) CSS
5 38 (1.97%) Web Services
6 24 (1.24%) Middleware
7 20 (1.04%) ASP.NET
8 19 (0.98%) LAMP
8 19 (0.98%) SAML
9 18 (0.93%) .NET Framework
10 14 (0.73%) JSON
11 13 (0.67%) ADO.NET
12 12 (0.62%) LEMP Stack
12 12 (0.62%) MCollective
13 10 (0.52%) 802.1X
13 10 (0.52%) Regular Expression
14 9 (0.47%) J2EE
15 8 (0.41%) REST
16 7 (0.36%) IBM Integration Bus
16 7 (0.36%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 108 (5.60%) Data Centre
2 79 (4.09%) Blackberry
3 76 (3.94%) Driving Licence
4 70 (3.63%) Computer Science
5 58 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
6 57 (2.95%) Management Information System
7 44 (2.28%) NHS
8 41 (2.12%) Video Conferencing
9 32 (1.66%) iPhone
10 26 (1.35%) Mathematics
10 26 (1.35%) PKI
11 25 (1.30%) iPad
12 21 (1.09%) Replication
13 17 (0.88%) Clustering
14 16 (0.83%) Statistics
15 15 (0.78%) Fat Client
15 15 (0.78%) Thin Client
16 14 (0.73%) e-Health
16 14 (0.73%) FlexPod
17 13 (0.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 1185 (61.40%) Windows
2 554 (28.70%) Windows Server
3 440 (22.80%) Windows 7
4 285 (14.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 237 (12.28%) Linux
6 214 (11.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 204 (10.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 165 (8.55%) Windows XP
9 145 (7.51%) Unix
10 131 (6.79%) Windows 8
11 70 (3.63%) Solaris
12 64 (3.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 59 (3.06%) Windows 10
14 49 (2.54%) Apple iOS
15 48 (2.49%) Android
16 38 (1.97%) Mac OS X
17 36 (1.87%) AIX
18 29 (1.50%) Windows Vista
19 19 (0.98%) Windows 2000
20 15 (0.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (19.43%) ITIL
2 99 (5.13%) Change Management
2 99 (5.13%) Incident Management
3 98 (5.08%) Service Delivery
4 94 (4.87%) Migration
5 82 (4.25%) Configuration Management
6 71 (3.68%) Problem Management
7 70 (3.63%) Service Management
8 60 (3.11%) Project Management
9 54 (2.80%) Mentoring
10 47 (2.44%) Load Balancing
11 46 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
12 44 (2.28%) High Availability
13 43 (2.23%) Agile Software Development
13 43 (2.23%) Business Intelligence
13 43 (2.23%) Capacity Management
13 43 (2.23%) Time Management
14 42 (2.18%) ITIL V3
15 33 (1.71%) Business Continuity
16 32 (1.66%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 215 (11.14%) SQL
2 120 (6.22%) Java
3 105 (5.44%) PowerShell
4 70 (3.63%) Perl
5 66 (3.42%) C#
6 62 (3.21%) C
7 61 (3.16%) Python
8 47 (2.44%) C++
9 43 (2.23%) JavaScript
10 42 (2.18%) Shell Script
11 37 (1.92%) PHP
12 32 (1.66%) VB
13 24 (1.24%) Bash Shell
14 21 (1.09%) VB.NET
14 21 (1.09%) VBScript
15 17 (0.88%) PL/SQL
15 17 (0.88%) T-SQL
16 15 (0.78%) Ruby
17 8 (0.41%) AWK
17 8 (0.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 268 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 179 (9.27%) SC Cleared
3 167 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 160 (8.29%) Cisco Certification
5 117 (6.06%) Degree
6 114 (5.91%) MCSE
7 112 (5.80%) CCNA
8 83 (4.30%) CCNP
9 60 (3.11%) DV Cleared
10 49 (2.54%) MCSA
11 48 (2.49%) MCP
12 32 (1.66%) MCITP
13 25 (1.30%) DBS Check
14 21 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
15 18 (0.93%) MCTS
16 13 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 12 (0.62%) HNC
17 12 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
17 12 (0.62%) MCDST
18 10 (0.52%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (9.69%) SLA
2 23 (1.19%) QA
3 15 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 13 (0.67%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.10%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.10%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.052%) DICOM
8 1 (0.052%) HL7
8 1 (0.052%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 809 (41.92%) Active Directory
2 226 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (5.23%) Hyper-V
4 94 (4.87%) XenApp
5 85 (4.40%) vSphere
6 58 (3.01%) XenDesktop
7 49 (2.54%) XenServer
8 40 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (1.97%) VMware ESX
10 33 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (0.73%) ISA Server
12 13 (0.67%) Samba
12 13 (0.67%) Squid
13 12 (0.62%) qmail
14 11 (0.57%) NFS
15 8 (0.41%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.36%) Brightmail
16 7 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 6 (0.31%) Terminal Services
17 6 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 154 (7.98%) SCCM
2 49 (2.54%) WSUS
3 35 (1.81%) NetBackup
4 33 (1.71%) Puppet
5 30 (1.55%) SCOM
5 30 (1.55%) XenMobile
6 28 (1.45%) Nagios
7 27 (1.40%) Backup Exec
8 22 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 20 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
10 19 (0.98%) EdgeSight
10 19 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
11 17 (0.88%) Cacti
12 14 (0.73%) ZABBIX
13 13 (0.67%) Graphite
14 12 (0.62%) CiscoWorks
14 12 (0.62%) collectd
14 12 (0.62%) Ganglia
14 12 (0.62%) logstash
15 11 (0.57%) vRealize
Vendors
1 664 (34.40%) Microsoft
2 424 (21.97%) VMware
3 299 (15.49%) Cisco
4 237 (12.28%) Citrix
5 157 (8.13%) HP
6 126 (6.53%) Oracle
7 78 (4.04%) Apple
8 74 (3.83%) Red Hat
9 59 (3.06%) Symantec
10 55 (2.85%) IBM
11 54 (2.80%) Remedy
12 47 (2.44%) Juniper
13 43 (2.23%) Dell
14 42 (2.18%) F5
15 40 (2.07%) Lotus
16 38 (1.97%) ThinPrint
17 37 (1.92%) Intel Security
17 37 (1.92%) NetApp
18 34 (1.76%) Avaya
19 33 (1.71%) SAP
Taunton, Somerset
Austin Fraser
Posted: 5 hours ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £230 - £270 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £8 - £11 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £9 - £11 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £330 to £374 per day . 3 Months+ contract.
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Computer People
Rate: £250.00 - £265.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £25 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bankside Recruitment
Rate: £25,000 - £35,000 per year plus on-going training and benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Capita Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £240 - £280 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £100.00 - £130 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago