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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 142 129 116
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 894 955 1009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.81% 1.81% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.91% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 454 496
Median daily rate £250 £217 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.47% -6.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £390 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £240 £217 £225
% change year-on-year
+10.85% -3.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 197 198
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.45 £25.45 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.38
% change year-on-year
- -2.43%
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
46856 50029 49209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30915 32483 30579
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1539 1928 1999
Median hourly rate £16.50 £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 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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
London +18 278 £250 +11.11% 91
South East -12 232 £275 +25.00% 81
South West +11 97 £150 +11.11% 37
North East +26 72 £267 +23.95% 6
East of England +11 64 £198 +27.41% 28
Yorkshire +14 49 £258 +7.29% 15
West Midlands -29 40 £240 -31.42% 12
North West -33 33 £215 -21.10% 28
East Midlands -17 23 £265 +140.90% 11
Midlands -1 4 £275 -
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1127 (60.04%) Windows
2 779 (41.50%) Active Directory
3 678 (36.12%) Microsoft
4 511 (27.22%) Windows Server
5 406 (21.63%) VMware
6 399 (21.26%) ITIL
7 398 (21.20%) Windows 7
8 316 (16.84%) Security Cleared
9 313 (16.68%) MS Office
10 280 (14.92%) Cisco
11 268 (14.28%) Windows Server 2008
12 256 (13.64%) MS Excel
13 254 (13.53%) Citrix
14 242 (12.89%) DNS
15 227 (12.09%) MS Exchange
16 223 (11.88%) HP
17 221 (11.77%) SC Cleared
18 213 (11.35%) DHCP
19 210 (11.19%) Firewall
20 205 (10.92%) Linux
21 204 (10.87%) SQL
22 191 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
23 188 (10.02%) Windows Server 2003
24 185 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
25 182 (9.70%) Office 365
26 174 (9.27%) SLA
27 168 (8.95%) SCCM
28 158 (8.42%) Oracle
29 154 (8.20%) TCP/IP
30 153 (8.15%) 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
1 227 (12.09%) MS Exchange
2 119 (6.34%) SharePoint
3 103 (5.49%) IIS
4 90 (4.79%) Skype for Business
5 88 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 59 (3.14%) IBM Notes
7 49 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
8 41 (2.18%) Apache
9 40 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
10 38 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
11 36 (1.92%) WebLogic
12 34 (1.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 20 (1.07%) Tomcat
14 17 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
15 15 (0.80%) Confluence
16 14 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
16 14 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
16 14 (0.75%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.59%) Office Communications Server
18 9 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 313 (16.68%) MS Office
2 256 (13.64%) MS Excel
3 33 (1.76%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.16%) MS Project
7 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.053%) CATIA
8 1 (0.053%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 9 (0.48%) Eikon
2 8 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.16%) OpenText MBPM
4 3 (0.16%) Traffica
5 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.053%) assyst
6 1 (0.053%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.053%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.053%) Maximo
6 1 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.053%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.053%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.053%) SAP FSCM
6 1 (0.053%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.053%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.053%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 182 (9.70%) Office 365
2 72 (3.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.08%) OneDrive
4 31 (1.65%) Yammer
5 26 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (0.53%) SaaS
8 8 (0.43%) IaaS
9 6 (0.32%) Google Apps
9 6 (0.32%) PaaS
10 4 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.11%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.11%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
11 2 (0.11%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.053%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.053%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 242 (12.89%) DNS
2 213 (11.35%) DHCP
3 210 (11.19%) Firewall
4 154 (8.20%) TCP/IP
5 153 (8.15%) LAN
6 149 (7.94%) WAN
7 105 (5.59%) SAN
8 101 (5.38%) VPN
9 96 (5.11%) Internet
10 84 (4.48%) Skype
11 63 (3.36%) VoIP
11 63 (3.36%) Wireless
12 57 (3.04%) LDAP
13 55 (2.93%) Cisco ASA
14 42 (2.24%) Cisco Nexus
14 42 (2.24%) Network Security
15 35 (1.86%) Ethernet
16 32 (1.70%) HTTP
16 32 (1.70%) Intranet
16 32 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (6.50%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 21 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (1.01%) Oracle Database
5 14 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (0.64%) Hadoop
7 12 (0.64%) RDBMS
8 11 (0.59%) MS Access
9 10 (0.53%) MySQL
9 10 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (0.48%) Big Data
11 6 (0.32%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.32%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.27%) EDRMS
13 4 (0.21%) DB2
13 4 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.21%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 20 (1.07%) JIRA
2 19 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 17 (0.91%) Visual Studio
4 15 (0.80%) Jenkins
4 15 (0.80%) MSI
5 14 (0.75%) Subversion
6 13 (0.69%) ClearCase
6 13 (0.69%) PVCS
7 12 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 11 (0.59%) ClearQuest
8 11 (0.59%) FishEye
8 11 (0.59%) GitLab
8 11 (0.59%) JIRA Agile
8 11 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (0.48%) Bitbucket
10 8 (0.43%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.43%) Hudson
10 8 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.32%) Ant
11 6 (0.32%) Gradle
General
1 123 (6.55%) Finance
2 59 (3.14%) Banking
3 55 (2.93%) Telecoms
4 36 (1.92%) Back Office
5 31 (1.65%) Retail
6 27 (1.44%) Marketing
7 16 (0.85%) Front Office
7 16 (0.85%) German Language
8 13 (0.69%) Advertising
8 13 (0.69%) Billing
9 12 (0.64%) Legal
10 11 (0.59%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.53%) French Language
11 10 (0.53%) Local Government
11 10 (0.53%) Spanish Language
12 7 (0.37%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.32%) Italian Language
13 6 (0.32%) Law
14 5 (0.27%) Electronics
14 5 (0.27%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (3.62%) .NET
2 48 (2.56%) Middleware
3 37 (1.97%) CSS
3 37 (1.97%) XML
4 30 (1.60%) HTML
5 29 (1.55%) Web Services
6 23 (1.23%) ASP.NET
7 20 (1.07%) J2EE
8 17 (0.91%) .NET Framework
8 17 (0.91%) Flash
9 16 (0.85%) XSLT
10 12 (0.64%) Java EE
10 12 (0.64%) Regular Expression
11 11 (0.59%) Node.js
11 11 (0.59%) WebCenter
12 7 (0.37%) 802.1X
12 7 (0.37%) EJB
12 7 (0.37%) IBM Integration Bus
12 7 (0.37%) SAML
13 6 (0.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 114 (6.07%) Data Centre
2 84 (4.48%) Blackberry
3 67 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 62 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (3.04%) Computer Science
6 51 (2.72%) Driving Licence
7 48 (2.56%) Clustering
8 40 (2.13%) iPhone
9 35 (1.86%) Smartphone
10 30 (1.60%) iPad
10 30 (1.60%) Statistics
11 22 (1.17%) NHS
12 16 (0.85%) PKI
13 14 (0.75%) Fat Client
13 14 (0.75%) FlexPod
13 14 (0.75%) Handset
13 14 (0.75%) Thin Client
14 13 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.59%) EMC VNX
15 11 (0.59%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1127 (60.04%) Windows
2 511 (27.22%) Windows Server
3 398 (21.20%) Windows 7
4 268 (14.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 205 (10.92%) Linux
6 188 (10.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 185 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 149 (7.94%) Windows XP
9 130 (6.93%) Unix
9 130 (6.93%) Windows 8
10 107 (5.70%) Windows 10
11 85 (4.53%) Solaris
12 76 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 58 (3.09%) AIX
14 43 (2.29%) Apple iOS
15 42 (2.24%) Android
16 39 (2.08%) Mac OS X
17 24 (1.28%) Mac OS
18 18 (0.96%) Windows Vista
19 14 (0.75%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (21.26%) ITIL
2 146 (7.78%) Service Delivery
3 109 (5.81%) Incident Management
4 104 (5.54%) Change Management
5 92 (4.90%) Migration
6 77 (4.10%) Project Management
7 75 (4.00%) Problem Management
8 66 (3.52%) Configuration Management
8 66 (3.52%) High Availability
9 60 (3.20%) Service Management
10 52 (2.77%) Time Management
11 45 (2.40%) Business Continuity
12 43 (2.29%) Performance Monitoring
13 42 (2.24%) Agile Software Development
14 40 (2.13%) Release Management
15 37 (1.97%) Root Cause Analysis
16 36 (1.92%) Mentoring
17 32 (1.70%) ITIL V3
17 32 (1.70%) Load Balancing
17 32 (1.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 204 (10.87%) SQL
2 127 (6.77%) Java
3 111 (5.91%) PowerShell
4 73 (3.89%) Perl
5 58 (3.09%) C#
6 49 (2.61%) JavaScript
7 40 (2.13%) C
7 40 (2.13%) Shell Script
8 30 (1.60%) C++
9 29 (1.55%) Python
10 26 (1.39%) VB.NET
11 23 (1.23%) PHP
12 20 (1.07%) VB
13 16 (0.85%) T-SQL
13 16 (0.85%) VBScript
14 13 (0.69%) Bash Shell
15 8 (0.43%) PL/SQL
16 7 (0.37%) VB6
17 6 (0.32%) JCL
17 6 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 316 (16.84%) Security Cleared
2 221 (11.77%) SC Cleared
3 146 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 132 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
5 99 (5.27%) Degree
6 94 (5.01%) CCNA
7 91 (4.85%) MCSE
8 73 (3.89%) CCNP
9 68 (3.62%) DV Cleared
10 47 (2.50%) MCP
11 42 (2.24%) MCSA
12 39 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
13 24 (1.28%) DBS Check
14 22 (1.17%) A+ Certification
15 21 (1.12%) CCIE
16 18 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 17 (0.91%) RHCE
18 14 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
19 10 (0.53%) Network+ Certification
20 9 (0.48%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (9.27%) SLA
2 38 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.37%) QA
6 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.053%) DICOM
7 1 (0.053%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.053%) HL7
System Software
1 779 (41.50%) Active Directory
2 191 (10.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (5.38%) XenApp
4 85 (4.53%) Hyper-V
5 65 (3.46%) vSphere
6 60 (3.20%) XenDesktop
7 54 (2.88%) XenServer
8 50 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
9 24 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (1.23%) VMware ESX
11 19 (1.01%) KVM
11 19 (1.01%) Terminal Services
12 17 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
13 15 (0.80%) ISA Server
14 13 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
15 12 (0.64%) DFS Replication
15 12 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
16 11 (0.59%) NFS
17 9 (0.48%) VMware Server
17 9 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 168 (8.95%) SCCM
2 45 (2.40%) XenMobile
3 42 (2.24%) SafeCom
4 33 (1.76%) NetBackup
5 32 (1.70%) EdgeSight
6 27 (1.44%) SCOM
6 27 (1.44%) WSUS
7 26 (1.39%) Backup Exec
8 21 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 18 (0.96%) Puppet
10 16 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
11 15 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
12 14 (0.75%) OpenView
12 14 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 13 (0.69%) Perfmon
13 13 (0.69%) Tivoli
13 13 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 11 (0.59%) Netcool
15 10 (0.53%) HP SIM
15 10 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 678 (36.12%) Microsoft
2 406 (21.63%) VMware
3 280 (14.92%) Cisco
4 254 (13.53%) Citrix
5 223 (11.88%) HP
6 158 (8.42%) Oracle
7 79 (4.21%) Red Hat
8 73 (3.89%) Apple
9 59 (3.14%) Lotus
10 58 (3.09%) CheckPoint
10 58 (3.09%) IBM
11 53 (2.82%) SAP
12 48 (2.56%) ThinPrint
13 46 (2.45%) EMC
14 45 (2.40%) Dell
14 45 (2.40%) Symantec
15 42 (2.24%) ServiceNow
16 38 (2.02%) NetApp
17 37 (1.97%) AppSense
17 37 (1.97%) Remedy
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £90 - £110 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £80 to £120 per day
Posted: 48 minutes ago
London
PCR
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £375 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
FPSG Connect
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120.0 - £150.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Caterham, Surrey
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £14 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £280 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100 - £125 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £375 to £385 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Nutriculture UK Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £20000 - £26000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + 6 month contract
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £9 - £15 per hour
Posted: 22 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £1 per day + market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £530 per day
Posted: 6 days ago