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 June 2015 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 137 106 105
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 796 923 793
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.63% 1.94% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 2.10% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 427 292
Average daily rate
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£225 £225 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £115 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £203 £250
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -19.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 168 227
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £15.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -4.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +0.80%
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
44983 44038 38289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.38% 92.58% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 28518 27637 22590
Average daily rate £400 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1844 1948
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 June 2015.

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 June 2015.

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 June 2015. 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 -15 267 £208 -17.00% 102
South East -17 208 £250 - 143
South West +28 74 £180 -34.54% 43
East of England -20 65 £195 +2.63% 27
North West -30 54 £220 +4.76% 34
West Midlands -8 43 £214 -9.04% 7
Yorkshire -19 43 £200 +8.10% 15
East Midlands -27 26 £300 +44.57% 7
North East -10 19 £200 -15.78% 3
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 1033 (64.16%) Windows
2 670 (41.61%) Active Directory
3 554 (34.41%) Microsoft
4 436 (27.08%) Windows 7
5 356 (22.11%) MS Office
6 348 (21.61%) VMware
7 317 (19.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 305 (18.94%) ITIL
9 298 (18.51%) MS Exchange
10 249 (15.47%) Windows XP
11 226 (14.04%) Windows Server 2003
12 215 (13.35%) Cisco
13 214 (13.29%) MS Excel
14 200 (12.42%) Citrix
15 189 (11.74%) Security Cleared
16 167 (10.37%) Windows Server 2012
17 153 (9.50%) DNS
18 150 (9.32%) Firewall
19 149 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
20 148 (9.19%) Linux
21 147 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
22 141 (8.76%) SQL
23 140 (8.70%) SLA
24 139 (8.63%) Exchange Server 2010
25 134 (8.32%) LAN
26 132 (8.20%) SCCM
27 130 (8.07%) SC Cleared
27 130 (8.07%) Finance
28 124 (7.70%) TCP/IP
29 121 (7.52%) HP

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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
1 298 (18.51%) MS Exchange
2 139 (8.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (5.53%) Lync
4 87 (5.40%) SharePoint
5 68 (4.22%) IIS
6 50 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 44 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 42 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2003
9 38 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2013
10 34 (2.11%) Apache
11 32 (1.99%) IBM Notes
12 13 (0.81%) WebSphere
12 13 (0.81%) Tomcat
12 13 (0.81%) JBoss
13 12 (0.75%) WebLogic
14 11 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
17 8 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
17 8 (0.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 356 (22.11%) MS Office
2 214 (13.29%) MS Excel
3 27 (1.68%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.25%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.062%) InDesign
8 1 (0.062%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.68%) RMDS
2 10 (0.62%) Eikon
3 4 (0.25%) assyst
4 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.12%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.062%) SyteLine
6 1 (0.062%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.062%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.062%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.062%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.062%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.062%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.062%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 65 (4.04%) Office 365
2 13 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (0.56%) SaaS
5 7 (0.43%) Google Apps
5 7 (0.43%) PaaS
6 5 (0.31%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.062%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.062%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.062%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.062%) Yammer
9 1 (0.062%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.062%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 153 (9.50%) DNS
2 150 (9.32%) Firewall
3 134 (8.32%) LAN
4 124 (7.70%) TCP/IP
5 115 (7.14%) WAN
5 115 (7.14%) DHCP
6 99 (6.15%) VPN
7 86 (5.34%) SAN
8 64 (3.98%) VoIP
9 61 (3.79%) Internet
10 51 (3.17%) Wireless
11 43 (2.67%) Network Security
12 42 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
13 27 (1.68%) VLAN
14 25 (1.55%) NAS
14 25 (1.55%) OSPF
15 20 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
16 19 (1.18%) BGP
17 18 (1.12%) 3G
18 16 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (6.83%) SQL Server
2 32 (1.99%) MySQL
3 20 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (0.75%) FileMaker
6 9 (0.56%) MS Access
7 8 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.43%) DTS
9 6 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.25%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.25%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
12 2 (0.12%) DB2
12 2 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.12%) Essbase
12 2 (0.12%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.062%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (0.75%) JIRA
2 8 (0.50%) Introscope
2 8 (0.50%) JMeter
3 6 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.25%) Subversion
5 3 (0.19%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.12%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.12%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.12%) MSI
6 2 (0.12%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.062%) Hudson
7 1 (0.062%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.062%) Rational Application Developer
7 1 (0.062%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.062%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.062%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.062%) Maven
General
1 130 (8.07%) Finance
2 65 (4.04%) Telecoms
3 44 (2.73%) Banking
4 26 (1.61%) Retail
5 25 (1.55%) Back Office
6 18 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.06%) Legal
8 14 (0.87%) Front Office
9 13 (0.81%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.75%) Investment Banking
11 9 (0.56%) Automotive
12 7 (0.43%) Spanish Language
12 7 (0.43%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.43%) Marketing
13 6 (0.37%) Law
13 6 (0.37%) Japanese Language
14 5 (0.31%) Multimedia
14 5 (0.31%) Advertising
15 4 (0.25%) Games
15 4 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (2.11%) .NET
2 32 (1.99%) HTML
3 17 (1.06%) CSS
4 16 (0.99%) Web Services
4 16 (0.99%) Application Packaging
5 15 (0.93%) Middleware
6 10 (0.62%) FIX Protocol
7 9 (0.56%) jQuery
7 9 (0.56%) XML
8 8 (0.50%) LAMP
8 8 (0.50%) Java EE
9 7 (0.43%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.37%) XHTML
10 6 (0.37%) HTML5
10 6 (0.37%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.31%) CSS3
11 5 (0.31%) JSP
12 4 (0.25%) libvirt
13 3 (0.19%) MAPI
14 2 (0.12%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 115 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 74 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (4.29%) Data Centre
4 49 (3.04%) NHS
5 39 (2.42%) iPhone
6 38 (2.36%) iPad
7 29 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 29 (1.80%) Management Information System
7 29 (1.80%) Clustering
8 20 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
9 16 (0.99%) Replication
10 13 (0.81%) Fat Client
10 13 (0.81%) Thin Client
11 12 (0.75%) PKI
12 11 (0.68%) Hedge funds
13 8 (0.50%) PDA
14 6 (0.37%) Smartphone
14 6 (0.37%) Wiki
15 5 (0.31%) FMCG
15 5 (0.31%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1033 (64.16%) Windows
2 436 (27.08%) Windows 7
3 317 (19.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 249 (15.47%) Windows XP
5 226 (14.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 167 (10.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 148 (9.19%) Linux
8 102 (6.34%) Windows 8
9 82 (5.09%) UNIX
10 51 (3.17%) Mac OS X
11 35 (2.17%) Android
12 28 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (1.55%) Windows 2000
14 24 (1.49%) Solaris
15 19 (1.18%) Windows Vista
16 16 (0.99%) Ubuntu
17 15 (0.93%) Apple iOS
17 15 (0.93%) CentOS
18 14 (0.87%) Mac OS X Server
19 13 (0.81%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (18.94%) ITIL
2 70 (4.35%) Change Management
3 67 (4.16%) Migration
4 61 (3.79%) Incident Management
5 51 (3.17%) Service Management
6 48 (2.98%) Service Delivery
6 48 (2.98%) Problem Management
7 43 (2.67%) Configuration Management
8 28 (1.74%) Root Cause Analysis
9 27 (1.68%) Asset Management
10 26 (1.61%) Project Management
10 26 (1.61%) Load Balancing
11 23 (1.43%) Network Management
12 22 (1.37%) Change Control
13 21 (1.30%) Performance Monitoring
13 21 (1.30%) Patch Management
14 20 (1.24%) CRM
14 20 (1.24%) Network Monitoring
14 20 (1.24%) ITIL V3
14 20 (1.24%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 141 (8.76%) SQL
2 55 (3.42%) PowerShell
3 35 (2.17%) Java
4 25 (1.55%) JavaScript
4 25 (1.55%) Perl
5 24 (1.49%) Python
6 18 (1.12%) C#
7 16 (0.99%) VBScript
8 12 (0.75%) T-SQL
8 12 (0.75%) PHP
9 11 (0.68%) C
10 10 (0.62%) VB
11 9 (0.56%) Shell Script
12 8 (0.50%) Ruby
13 7 (0.43%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.43%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.25%) C++
15 3 (0.19%) Korn
15 3 (0.19%) VB6
15 3 (0.19%) JCL
Qualifications
1 189 (11.74%) Security Cleared
2 149 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 130 (8.07%) SC Cleared
4 118 (7.33%) Cisco Certification
5 96 (5.96%) MCSE
6 95 (5.90%) CCNA
7 68 (4.22%) Degree
7 68 (4.22%) CCNP
8 62 (3.85%) MCP
9 60 (3.73%) DV Cleared
10 46 (2.86%) MCSA
11 34 (2.11%) MCITP
12 27 (1.68%) A+ Certification
13 14 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
13 14 (0.87%) MCTS
13 14 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
14 12 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (0.62%) HND
15 10 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (8.70%) SLA
2 8 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.37%) QA
4 1 (0.062%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.062%) JSP 440
System Software
1 670 (41.61%) Active Directory
2 147 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 65 (4.04%) vSphere
5 51 (3.17%) XenApp
6 31 (1.93%) XenDesktop
7 28 (1.74%) VMware ESX
8 18 (1.12%) Terminal Services
9 12 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.68%) Xen
10 11 (0.68%) XenServer
11 10 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
12 9 (0.56%) VMware Server
13 7 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.37%) NFS
14 6 (0.37%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 4 (0.25%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 132 (8.20%) SCCM
2 48 (2.98%) SCOM
3 22 (1.37%) Backup Exec
4 19 (1.18%) Puppet
5 16 (0.99%) WSUS
6 14 (0.87%) NetBackup
7 13 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
8 12 (0.75%) Casper Suite
9 10 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 9 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.50%) NSN NetAct
11 8 (0.50%) ITRS Geneos
12 7 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 7 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
12 7 (0.43%) SCVMM
12 7 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (0.43%) ZENworks
13 6 (0.37%) Tivoli
13 6 (0.37%) Nagios
13 6 (0.37%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 554 (34.41%) Microsoft
2 348 (21.61%) VMware
3 215 (13.35%) Cisco
4 200 (12.42%) Citrix
5 121 (7.52%) HP
6 76 (4.72%) Apple
7 58 (3.60%) Oracle
8 47 (2.92%) CheckPoint
9 45 (2.80%) Dell
9 45 (2.80%) Symantec
10 44 (2.73%) McAfee
11 39 (2.42%) Remedy
11 39 (2.42%) Red Hat
11 39 (2.42%) Lotus
12 38 (2.36%) Juniper
13 35 (2.17%) F5
14 27 (1.68%) Avaya
15 26 (1.61%) IBM
16 25 (1.55%) Sophos
17 21 (1.30%) Reuters
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