The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 104 109 127
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 991 796 876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.89% 1.81% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 1.95% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 297 301
Average daily rate £225 £250 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £128 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £226 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.60% +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 252 190
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +1.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.41 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £26.30 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +3.44%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48348 40743 51574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.32% 92.77% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 29873 23952 29018
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £578
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1966 2112 2464
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.13 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Support Engineer
UK

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +30 356 £225 -30.76% 96
South East +11 272 £200 -18.36% 96
East of England -31 83 £195 -18.75% 42
North West +10 67 £225 -10.00% 24
South West -29 56 £325 +85.71% 23
East Midlands +14 53 £150 -33.33% 10
West Midlands +18 49 £295 +73.52% 15
Yorkshire -51 33 £183 +1.38% 15
North East -17 16 £223 +58.92% 6
Midlands +2 1 - -
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 1283 (69.96%) Windows
2 753 (41.06%) Active Directory
3 702 (38.28%) Microsoft
4 591 (32.22%) Windows 7
5 484 (26.39%) MS Office
6 449 (24.48%) Windows XP
7 384 (20.94%) MS Exchange
8 353 (19.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 327 (17.83%) MS Excel
10 317 (17.28%) VMware
11 313 (17.07%) Citrix
12 277 (15.10%) Windows Server 2003
13 251 (13.69%) ITIL
14 244 (13.30%) Blackberry
15 218 (11.89%) Linux
16 213 (11.61%) Cisco
16 213 (11.61%) Finance
17 202 (11.01%) HP
18 191 (10.41%) SQL
18 191 (10.41%) Security Cleared
19 187 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
20 185 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
21 182 (9.92%) Firewall
22 176 (9.60%) UNIX
23 166 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2010
24 155 (8.45%) TCP/IP
25 147 (8.02%) SC Cleared
26 138 (7.52%) SCCM
27 137 (7.47%) DNS
28 122 (6.65%) MCSE

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 384 (20.94%) MS Exchange
2 166 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 116 (6.32%) IBM Notes
4 91 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2003
5 88 (4.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 78 (4.25%) SharePoint
7 73 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 50 (2.73%) IIS
9 43 (2.34%) Lync
10 13 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
10 13 (0.71%) Apache
11 11 (0.60%) WebLogic
12 10 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.33%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
15 5 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.27%) Commerce Server
15 5 (0.27%) ColdFusion
16 4 (0.22%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 484 (26.39%) MS Office
2 327 (17.83%) MS Excel
3 34 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 20 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.76%) MS Project
6 8 (0.44%) Acrobat
7 4 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.22%) InDesign
7 4 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.11%) Maya
8 2 (0.11%) Vectorworks
8 2 (0.11%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.055%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (0.82%) Eikon
2 9 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.38%) Temenos T24
4 4 (0.22%) Khalix
5 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.11%) Tridion
6 2 (0.11%) RMDS
6 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
6 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.055%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.055%) assyst
7 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.055%) SalesLogix
7 1 (0.055%) Magento
7 1 (0.055%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.055%) Sage 300 ERP
7 1 (0.055%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.055%) Metrica
Cloud Services
1 47 (2.56%) Office 365
2 4 (0.22%) SaaS
3 3 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
4 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 182 (9.92%) Firewall
2 155 (8.45%) TCP/IP
3 137 (7.47%) DNS
4 121 (6.60%) VPN
5 113 (6.16%) SAN
6 112 (6.11%) LAN
7 102 (5.56%) WAN
8 93 (5.07%) DHCP
9 78 (4.25%) Internet
10 58 (3.16%) VoIP
11 49 (2.67%) Wireless
12 40 (2.18%) Cisco ASA
13 37 (2.02%) MPLS
13 37 (2.02%) Multicast
14 23 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
15 22 (1.20%) LDAP
16 20 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
16 20 (1.09%) Network Security
17 19 (1.04%) BIG-IP
18 18 (0.98%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 35 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 17 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (0.82%) MySQL
6 12 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (0.22%) Cognos Impromptu
10 4 (0.22%) MS Access
10 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.11%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.11%) DTS
12 2 (0.11%) SAP BW
12 2 (0.11%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 15 (0.82%) Subversion
2 12 (0.65%) JIRA
3 10 (0.55%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.11%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.055%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.055%) Apache Continuum
6 1 (0.055%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.055%) MSI
6 1 (0.055%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 213 (11.61%) Finance
2 88 (4.80%) Banking
3 49 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 47 (2.56%) Back Office
5 41 (2.24%) Financial Institution
6 31 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 27 (1.47%) Retail
7 27 (1.47%) Front Office
8 14 (0.76%) Legal
8 14 (0.76%) Advertising
9 11 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.55%) Local Government
11 9 (0.49%) Japanese Language
11 9 (0.49%) Law
12 7 (0.38%) Military
13 6 (0.33%) Publishing
14 4 (0.22%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.22%) French Language
14 4 (0.22%) German Language
15 3 (0.16%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (1.74%) .NET
2 28 (1.53%) XML
3 27 (1.47%) Rendezvous
4 19 (1.04%) CSS
5 12 (0.65%) Web Services
6 11 (0.60%) HTML
7 10 (0.55%) Middleware
8 8 (0.44%) J2EE
9 7 (0.38%) WCF
9 7 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
10 6 (0.33%) XSD
11 5 (0.27%) JSON
11 5 (0.27%) REST
11 5 (0.27%) OLE
11 5 (0.27%) ODBC
11 5 (0.27%) SOAP
12 4 (0.22%) ASP.NET
12 4 (0.22%) FIX Protocol
13 3 (0.16%) Application Packaging
14 2 (0.11%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 244 (13.30%) Blackberry
2 32 (1.74%) iPhone
3 31 (1.69%) NHS
4 30 (1.64%) Fat Client
4 30 (1.64%) Thin Client
4 30 (1.64%) Clustering
5 28 (1.53%) Hedge funds
6 27 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 26 (1.42%) iPad
8 24 (1.31%) Management Information System
8 24 (1.31%) Fixed Income
9 19 (1.04%) Computer Science
10 18 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
11 13 (0.71%) Statistics
11 13 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.60%) Handset
13 8 (0.44%) Replication
14 7 (0.38%) PKI
15 5 (0.27%) PDA
15 5 (0.27%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 1283 (69.96%) Windows
2 591 (32.22%) Windows 7
3 449 (24.48%) Windows XP
4 353 (19.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 277 (15.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 218 (11.89%) Linux
7 176 (9.60%) UNIX
8 90 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 80 (4.36%) Windows 8
10 79 (4.31%) Windows 2000
11 76 (4.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 70 (3.82%) Windows Vista
13 55 (3.00%) Solaris
14 49 (2.67%) NetWare
15 31 (1.69%) Mac OS X
16 30 (1.64%) Apple iOS
17 22 (1.20%) Android
18 20 (1.09%) AIX
19 19 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
20 14 (0.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (13.69%) ITIL
2 89 (4.85%) Incident Management
3 86 (4.69%) Migration
4 81 (4.42%) Service Management
5 80 (4.36%) Change Management
6 65 (3.54%) Project Management
7 54 (2.94%) Service Delivery
8 44 (2.40%) Capacity Management
9 40 (2.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 33 (1.80%) ITSM
10 33 (1.80%) Configuration Management
10 33 (1.80%) Problem Management
11 30 (1.64%) Release Management
12 28 (1.53%) Low Latency
12 28 (1.53%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (1.47%) Electronic Trading
14 24 (1.31%) Capacity Planning
15 23 (1.25%) Change Control
16 22 (1.20%) Workflow
16 22 (1.20%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 191 (10.41%) SQL
2 104 (5.67%) PowerShell
3 87 (4.74%) Perl
4 54 (2.94%) VBScript
5 38 (2.07%) Python
6 31 (1.69%) Shell Script
7 29 (1.58%) Bash Shell
8 28 (1.53%) Java
9 27 (1.47%) C
10 26 (1.42%) T-SQL
11 22 (1.20%) C#
12 19 (1.04%) VB
13 17 (0.93%) C++
14 15 (0.82%) JavaScript
15 13 (0.71%) PHP
16 10 (0.55%) VB.NET
16 10 (0.55%) Bourne shell
16 10 (0.55%) Korn
17 6 (0.33%) VB6
18 5 (0.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 191 (10.41%) Security Cleared
2 187 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 147 (8.02%) SC Cleared
4 122 (6.65%) MCSE
5 96 (5.23%) Cisco Certification
6 81 (4.42%) MCP
7 60 (3.27%) CCNP
8 58 (3.16%) CCNA
9 56 (3.05%) MCITP
10 55 (3.00%) Degree
11 36 (1.96%) MCSA
12 33 (1.80%) MCTS
12 33 (1.80%) DV Cleared
13 26 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
14 23 (1.25%) A+ Certification
15 22 (1.20%) MCDST
16 20 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 20 (1.09%) CCA
17 15 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
18 10 (0.55%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 114 (6.22%) SLA
2 26 (1.42%) QA
3 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.16%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.11%) DO-160
6 1 (0.055%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.055%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 753 (41.06%) Active Directory
2 185 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (3.98%) XenDesktop
4 68 (3.71%) XenApp
5 60 (3.27%) vSphere
6 57 (3.11%) Hyper-V
7 35 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
8 32 (1.74%) VMware ESX
9 18 (0.98%) XenServer
10 17 (0.93%) Terminal Services
11 15 (0.82%) NFS
12 14 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
13 12 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
14 9 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 7 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.27%) Xen
16 5 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (0.27%) NLBS
16 5 (0.27%) MetaFrame
17 4 (0.22%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 138 (7.52%) SCCM
2 44 (2.40%) ServiceCenter
3 39 (2.13%) NetBackup
4 35 (1.91%) SCOM
5 23 (1.25%) Backup Exec
6 20 (1.09%) WSUS
7 17 (0.93%) Tivoli
8 15 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 14 (0.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 13 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 11 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
12 9 (0.49%) WMI
12 9 (0.49%) Nagios
13 8 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
13 8 (0.44%) Puppet
13 8 (0.44%) SCOrch
13 8 (0.44%) NSN NetAct
14 7 (0.38%) SCSM
14 7 (0.38%) YUM
14 7 (0.38%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 702 (38.28%) Microsoft
2 317 (17.28%) VMware
3 313 (17.07%) Citrix
4 213 (11.61%) Cisco
5 202 (11.01%) HP
6 119 (6.49%) Lotus
7 87 (4.74%) Oracle
8 85 (4.63%) Red Hat
9 76 (4.14%) Reuters
10 59 (3.22%) Apple
10 59 (3.22%) Dell
11 57 (3.11%) Bloomberg
12 53 (2.89%) Novell
13 51 (2.78%) NetApp
14 44 (2.40%) Juniper
15 43 (2.34%) CheckPoint
16 39 (2.13%) McAfee
17 36 (1.96%) Symantec
18 35 (1.91%) AppSense
19 32 (1.74%) Avaya
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 1 hour ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Launch IT Recruitment
Rate: Up to £22 per hour Excellent chance of extension.
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 to £16 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £13.87 per hour
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £275.00 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Keystream Technology
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Aston Carter
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
SmartSourcing plc
Rate: Please Quote Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
A&O IT Group Ltd
Rate: From £14 to £16 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago