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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 131 131 107
Rank change year-on-year
0 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 941 902 995
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.89% 1.75% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.84% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 414 474
Median daily rate £265 £215 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.25% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £375 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £208 £213
% change year-on-year
+25.30% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 197 198
Median hourly rate £15.32 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.15% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £25.38 £21.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.14 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.06% +4.12%
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
47288 48921 46148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.81% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31099 31589 28488
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1397 1847 1900
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +23 258 £275 +20.87% 94
London -36 243 £275 +22.22% 101
North East +15 109 £265 +35.89% 2
South West +10 103 £300 +62.16% 30
East of England +21 74 £190 +5.55% 22
West Midlands -23 51 £240 -24.40% 14
Yorkshire -8 38 £269 +34.37% 14
North West -39 34 £225 +4.65% 29
East Midlands +11 28 £263 +5.00% 12
Midlands -7 2 £200 -32.20%
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 1173 (60.40%) Windows
2 810 (41.71%) Active Directory
3 697 (35.89%) Microsoft
4 575 (29.61%) Windows Server
5 449 (23.12%) VMware
6 395 (20.34%) ITIL
7 392 (20.19%) Windows 7
8 325 (16.74%) Security Cleared
9 307 (15.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 306 (15.76%) MS Office
11 291 (14.98%) Cisco
12 259 (13.34%) Citrix
13 258 (13.29%) Linux
14 257 (13.23%) DNS
15 253 (13.03%) MS Excel
16 246 (12.67%) MS Exchange
17 245 (12.62%) SQL
18 233 (12.00%) SC Cleared
19 226 (11.64%) Windows Server 2012
20 224 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
21 216 (11.12%) Windows Server 2003
22 215 (11.07%) Firewall
23 209 (10.76%) HP
24 204 (10.50%) DHCP
25 191 (9.84%) SLA
26 166 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
26 166 (8.55%) Oracle
27 161 (8.29%) Office 365
28 160 (8.24%) SCCM
28 160 (8.24%) TCP/IP

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
1 246 (12.67%) MS Exchange
2 130 (6.69%) SharePoint
3 108 (5.56%) IIS
4 98 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 90 (4.63%) Skype for Business
6 49 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 47 (2.42%) IBM Notes
8 40 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 37 (1.91%) Apache
9 37 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 33 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
11 26 (1.34%) WebLogic
12 23 (1.18%) Confluence
13 17 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
14 16 (0.82%) JBoss
14 16 (0.82%) WebSphere
14 16 (0.82%) WordPress
15 14 (0.72%) Tomcat
16 11 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
16 11 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 306 (15.76%) MS Office
2 253 (13.03%) MS Excel
3 24 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.10%) MS Project
7 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.051%) CATIA
8 1 (0.051%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.26%) Eikon
4 3 (0.15%) OpenText MBPM
4 3 (0.15%) Traffica
5 2 (0.10%) assyst
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.051%) Documaker
6 1 (0.051%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.051%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.051%) Maximo
6 1 (0.051%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.051%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.051%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.051%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.051%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.051%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.051%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.051%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 161 (8.29%) Office 365
2 79 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (1.34%) OneDrive
5 18 (0.93%) Yammer
6 13 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (0.67%) IaaS
7 10 (0.51%) PaaS
8 9 (0.46%) Google Apps
9 5 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.26%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.21%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.15%) SaaS
11 3 (0.15%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 1 (0.051%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 257 (13.23%) DNS
2 215 (11.07%) Firewall
3 204 (10.50%) DHCP
4 160 (8.24%) TCP/IP
5 159 (8.19%) LAN
6 157 (8.08%) WAN
7 113 (5.82%) SAN
8 110 (5.66%) VPN
9 83 (4.27%) Internet
10 72 (3.71%) Skype
11 68 (3.50%) VoIP
12 65 (3.35%) Wireless
13 52 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
13 52 (2.68%) Network Security
14 50 (2.57%) LDAP
15 42 (2.16%) HTTP
16 37 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
17 36 (1.85%) Intranet
18 34 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
19 32 (1.65%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (7.67%) SQL Server
2 28 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 28 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 27 (1.39%) Oracle Database
3 27 (1.39%) Relational Database
4 17 (0.88%) MySQL
5 15 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (0.51%) Hadoop
6 10 (0.51%) MS Access
6 10 (0.51%) OLAP
6 10 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (0.46%) Big Data
7 9 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (0.31%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.26%) EDRMS
10 5 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.26%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 27 (1.39%) Git (software)
2 26 (1.34%) JIRA
3 23 (1.18%) Subversion
4 18 (0.93%) GitLab
4 18 (0.93%) PVCS
4 18 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
5 17 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (0.88%) ClearCase
6 16 (0.82%) ClearQuest
6 16 (0.82%) FishEye
6 16 (0.82%) JIRA Agile
7 15 (0.77%) Visual Studio
8 14 (0.72%) Bitbucket
9 12 (0.62%) MSI
10 10 (0.51%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.26%) StarTeam
13 4 (0.21%) Ant
13 4 (0.21%) Hudson
13 4 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 109 (5.61%) Finance
2 75 (3.86%) Telecoms
3 52 (2.68%) Banking
4 41 (2.11%) Back Office
5 34 (1.75%) Marketing
6 25 (1.29%) German Language
6 25 (1.29%) Retail
7 22 (1.13%) Front Office
8 19 (0.98%) Legal
9 15 (0.77%) Spanish Language
10 14 (0.72%) Billing
10 14 (0.72%) French Language
10 14 (0.72%) Law
11 13 (0.67%) Advertising
12 10 (0.51%) Italian Language
13 9 (0.46%) Local Government
13 9 (0.46%) Manufacturing
14 7 (0.36%) Electronics
15 6 (0.31%) Military
15 6 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (3.50%) .NET
2 45 (2.32%) XML
3 43 (2.21%) CSS
4 31 (1.60%) HTML
4 31 (1.60%) Middleware
5 23 (1.18%) Web Services
6 20 (1.03%) ASP.NET
7 18 (0.93%) .NET Framework
7 18 (0.93%) Flash
8 16 (0.82%) SAML
9 12 (0.62%) ADO.NET
10 11 (0.57%) J2EE
10 11 (0.57%) XSLT
11 8 (0.41%) ActiveMQ
11 8 (0.41%) Java EE
11 8 (0.41%) Node.js
12 7 (0.36%) Ajax
12 7 (0.36%) SOAP
13 6 (0.31%) Classic ASP
13 6 (0.31%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 128 (6.59%) Data Centre
2 75 (3.86%) Computer Science
3 72 (3.71%) Blackberry
4 63 (3.24%) Management Information System
5 61 (3.14%) Driving Licence
6 52 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
7 51 (2.63%) Clustering
8 31 (1.60%) NHS
9 29 (1.49%) Smartphone
10 26 (1.34%) iPhone
10 26 (1.34%) PKI
11 24 (1.24%) Statistics
12 23 (1.18%) FlexPod
12 23 (1.18%) iPad
13 18 (0.93%) Public Cloud
14 15 (0.77%) Fat Client
14 15 (0.77%) Mathematics
14 15 (0.77%) Replication
14 15 (0.77%) Thin Client
14 15 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1173 (60.40%) Windows
2 575 (29.61%) Windows Server
3 392 (20.19%) Windows 7
4 307 (15.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 258 (13.29%) Linux
6 226 (11.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 216 (11.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 143 (7.36%) Unix
9 140 (7.21%) Windows XP
10 130 (6.69%) Windows 8
11 91 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 90 (4.63%) Windows 10
13 79 (4.07%) Solaris
14 48 (2.47%) AIX
14 48 (2.47%) Apple iOS
15 41 (2.11%) Android
16 31 (1.60%) Mac OS X
17 23 (1.18%) Mac OS
18 22 (1.13%) Data ONTAP
19 20 (1.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 395 (20.34%) ITIL
2 135 (6.95%) Service Delivery
3 107 (5.51%) Incident Management
4 102 (5.25%) Change Management
5 88 (4.53%) Migration
6 81 (4.17%) Configuration Management
7 72 (3.71%) Problem Management
8 63 (3.24%) High Availability
8 63 (3.24%) Project Management
9 58 (2.99%) Service Management
10 57 (2.94%) Mentoring
11 50 (2.57%) Agile Software Development
11 50 (2.57%) Load Balancing
12 48 (2.47%) Time Management
13 44 (2.27%) Business Continuity
13 44 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
14 41 (2.11%) ITIL V3
15 39 (2.01%) Performance Monitoring
16 34 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
17 33 (1.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 245 (12.62%) SQL
2 124 (6.39%) Java
3 106 (5.46%) PowerShell
4 60 (3.09%) Perl
5 56 (2.88%) C#
6 54 (2.78%) C
7 40 (2.06%) JavaScript
8 38 (1.96%) Shell Script
9 37 (1.91%) Python
10 36 (1.85%) C++
11 30 (1.54%) PHP
12 24 (1.24%) T-SQL
12 24 (1.24%) VB
13 22 (1.13%) VB.NET
14 20 (1.03%) Bash Shell
15 18 (0.93%) VBScript
16 11 (0.57%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.51%) Ruby
18 9 (0.46%) Korn
19 6 (0.31%) JCL
Qualifications
1 325 (16.74%) Security Cleared
2 233 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 166 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 145 (7.47%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (5.72%) MCSE
6 108 (5.56%) Degree
7 99 (5.10%) CCNA
8 78 (4.02%) CCNP
9 60 (3.09%) DV Cleared
10 55 (2.83%) MCSA
11 48 (2.47%) MCP
12 38 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
13 22 (1.13%) DBS Check
14 20 (1.03%) MCITP
15 17 (0.88%) A+ Certification
15 17 (0.88%) CCIE
15 17 (0.88%) MCTS
16 16 (0.82%) RHCE
17 15 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 13 (0.67%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (9.84%) SLA
2 27 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (0.77%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.62%) QA
5 8 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.10%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.051%) DICOM
9 1 (0.051%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.051%) HL7
9 1 (0.051%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 810 (41.71%) Active Directory
2 224 (11.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (5.72%) XenApp
4 105 (5.41%) Hyper-V
5 95 (4.89%) vSphere
6 73 (3.76%) XenDesktop
7 60 (3.09%) XenServer
8 53 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
9 41 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
10 40 (2.06%) VMware ESX
11 18 (0.93%) KVM
11 18 (0.93%) Terminal Services
12 16 (0.82%) ISA Server
12 16 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
13 14 (0.72%) NFS
13 14 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
14 13 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (0.46%) BitLocker
16 8 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
17 7 (0.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 160 (8.24%) SCCM
2 42 (2.16%) XenMobile
3 38 (1.96%) SafeCom
4 36 (1.85%) NetBackup
5 33 (1.70%) WSUS
6 30 (1.54%) SCOM
7 29 (1.49%) EdgeSight
8 26 (1.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 25 (1.29%) Backup Exec
10 21 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 18 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
12 16 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
12 16 (0.82%) Puppet
13 15 (0.77%) Tivoli
14 14 (0.72%) OpenView
14 14 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 13 (0.67%) Perfmon
16 12 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
17 10 (0.51%) Netcool
17 10 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 697 (35.89%) Microsoft
2 449 (23.12%) VMware
3 291 (14.98%) Cisco
4 259 (13.34%) Citrix
5 209 (10.76%) HP
6 166 (8.55%) Oracle
7 95 (4.89%) Red Hat
8 71 (3.66%) Apple
9 68 (3.50%) IBM
10 51 (2.63%) NetApp
11 50 (2.57%) Dell
12 49 (2.52%) SAP
12 49 (2.52%) Symantec
12 49 (2.52%) ThinPrint
13 48 (2.47%) Remedy
14 47 (2.42%) Lotus
15 44 (2.27%) CheckPoint
16 43 (2.21%) EMC
17 42 (2.16%) AppSense
17 42 (2.16%) Juniper
East London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £265 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
East Riding
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £70 - £90 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Networkers
Rate: £9 - £13.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
Networkers
Rate: £13 - £16 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £70 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £180 - £210 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Reed Technology
Rate: £200 - £280 per day + +
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 17 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £230 - £260 per annum + Highly Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 19 days ago