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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 117 114 101
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 914 899 932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.97% 1.93% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.08% 2.04% 2.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 412 379
Average daily rate £250 £225 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £419 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 185 199
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.74 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +2.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.98 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £27.00 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.09
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.71%
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
43990 43968 42850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 94.47% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 28696 27774 25794
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1544 1773 1919
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 309 £250 +11.11% 98
South East +10 274 £254 -7.72% 117
South West +1 86 £153 -32.22% 46
East of England -7 53 £200 +37.93% 30
North West +3 50 £250 +25.00% 25
West Midlands -21 48 £325 +39.78% 21
East Midlands +9 46 £271 -13.20% 14
Yorkshire -19 32 £250 +8.10% 26
North East -25 13 £200 -13.04% 2
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 1194 (64.82%) Windows
2 760 (41.26%) Active Directory
3 599 (32.52%) Microsoft
4 507 (27.52%) Windows 7
5 486 (26.38%) Windows Server
6 374 (20.30%) VMware
7 316 (17.16%) MS Office
8 306 (16.61%) ITIL
9 293 (15.91%) Cisco
9 293 (15.91%) MS Exchange
10 281 (15.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 240 (13.03%) Citrix
12 229 (12.43%) MS Excel
13 226 (12.27%) Security Cleared
14 220 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
15 202 (10.97%) Windows XP
16 199 (10.80%) Linux
17 197 (10.69%) DNS
18 189 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
19 185 (10.04%) Windows Server 2003
20 176 (9.55%) Firewall
21 171 (9.28%) Finance
22 158 (8.58%) SQL
23 157 (8.52%) LAN
24 155 (8.41%) TCP/IP
24 155 (8.41%) SC Cleared
25 150 (8.14%) Office 365
25 150 (8.14%) SLA
26 149 (8.09%) SCCM
27 143 (7.76%) SQL Server

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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
1 293 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 122 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (4.83%) SharePoint
4 59 (3.20%) Skype for Business
5 53 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 53 (2.88%) IIS
6 52 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 41 (2.23%) IBM Notes
8 40 (2.17%) Apache
8 40 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 35 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
10 32 (1.74%) Tomcat
11 22 (1.19%) WebLogic
12 21 (1.14%) JBoss
13 19 (1.03%) IBM Domino
14 15 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
15 14 (0.76%) OpenStack
16 12 (0.65%) nginx
17 11 (0.60%) Confluence
18 9 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 316 (17.16%) MS Office
2 229 (12.43%) MS Excel
3 24 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.43%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.33%) HipChat
7 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.16%) MS Project
9 2 (0.11%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.11%) Windchill
10 1 (0.054%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 15 (0.81%) Eikon
3 9 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.16%) LabWindows
5 2 (0.11%) assyst
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.11%) Infor CRM
5 2 (0.11%) Maximo
5 2 (0.11%) Northgate Housing
5 2 (0.11%) RMDS
6 1 (0.054%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.054%) Documaker
6 1 (0.054%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.054%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.054%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.054%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 150 (8.14%) Office 365
2 35 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.43%) IaaS
5 6 (0.33%) Google Apps
5 6 (0.33%) PaaS
6 5 (0.27%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.16%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.11%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.11%) Yammer
9 1 (0.054%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.054%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.054%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.054%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.054%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 197 (10.69%) DNS
2 176 (9.55%) Firewall
3 157 (8.52%) LAN
4 155 (8.41%) TCP/IP
5 137 (7.44%) DHCP
6 134 (7.27%) WAN
7 106 (5.75%) SAN
8 91 (4.94%) Internet
9 90 (4.89%) VPN
10 81 (4.40%) Wireless
11 80 (4.34%) VoIP
12 42 (2.28%) Cisco ASA
12 42 (2.28%) LDAP
13 41 (2.23%) SSL
14 40 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
15 36 (1.95%) Cisco Nexus
16 34 (1.85%) MPLS
17 29 (1.57%) VLAN
18 26 (1.41%) IPsec
18 26 (1.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (7.76%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.06%) Relational Database
3 28 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 26 (1.41%) Oracle Database
4 26 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 22 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 19 (1.03%) MySQL
7 11 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (0.33%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (0.22%) Big Data
11 4 (0.22%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
12 3 (0.16%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.16%) SQLPlus
13 2 (0.11%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 25 (1.36%) JIRA
2 14 (0.76%) Subversion
3 12 (0.65%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.43%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.27%) Bugzilla
6 5 (0.27%) ClearCase
6 5 (0.27%) ClearQuest
6 5 (0.27%) Eclipse
6 5 (0.27%) FishEye
6 5 (0.27%) Maven
6 5 (0.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.27%) Trac
7 4 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.22%) GitLab
7 4 (0.22%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
7 4 (0.22%) PVCS
7 4 (0.22%) Selenium
7 4 (0.22%) StarTeam
General
1 171 (9.28%) Finance
2 102 (5.54%) Telecoms
3 71 (3.85%) Banking
4 47 (2.55%) Retail
5 24 (1.30%) Back Office
6 23 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 22 (1.19%) Legal
8 18 (0.98%) Front Office
8 18 (0.98%) Law
9 16 (0.87%) Investment Banking
10 15 (0.81%) Retail Banking
11 14 (0.76%) Advertising
11 14 (0.76%) Billing
12 10 (0.54%) Marketing
13 9 (0.49%) Electronics
13 9 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.49%) German Language
14 6 (0.33%) French Language
14 6 (0.33%) Games
14 6 (0.33%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (1.95%) .NET
2 32 (1.74%) Web Services
3 31 (1.68%) XML
4 26 (1.41%) HTML
5 23 (1.25%) Middleware
6 19 (1.03%) JSON
7 16 (0.87%) CSS
7 16 (0.87%) LAMP
7 16 (0.87%) Regular Expression
8 12 (0.65%) LEMP Stack
8 12 (0.65%) MCollective
9 8 (0.43%) 802.1X
9 8 (0.43%) J2EE
10 7 (0.38%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.38%) SAML
11 6 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (0.27%) ELK Stack
12 5 (0.27%) RSS
12 5 (0.27%) X-Windows
13 4 (0.22%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 110 (5.97%) Blackberry
2 77 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (3.96%) Data Centre
4 67 (3.64%) Driving Licence
5 58 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
6 51 (2.77%) NHS
7 41 (2.23%) iPhone
8 36 (1.95%) Computer Science
9 34 (1.85%) iPad
9 34 (1.85%) Mathematics
10 26 (1.41%) Management Information System
11 24 (1.30%) Replication
12 20 (1.09%) Clustering
13 15 (0.81%) Statistics
14 13 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
15 12 (0.65%) EMC VNX
16 11 (0.60%) Fat Client
16 11 (0.60%) Thin Client
17 10 (0.54%) Client/Server
17 10 (0.54%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 1194 (64.82%) Windows
2 507 (27.52%) Windows 7
3 486 (26.38%) Windows Server
4 281 (15.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 220 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 202 (10.97%) Windows XP
7 199 (10.80%) Linux
8 185 (10.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 138 (7.49%) Unix
10 131 (7.11%) Windows 8
11 64 (3.47%) Solaris
12 55 (2.99%) Android
13 54 (2.93%) Apple iOS
14 39 (2.12%) Mac OS X
15 37 (2.01%) AIX
16 35 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 34 (1.85%) Windows 10
18 27 (1.47%) Windows Vista
19 25 (1.36%) HPUX
20 18 (0.98%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (16.61%) ITIL
2 108 (5.86%) Migration
3 72 (3.91%) Incident Management
4 71 (3.85%) Service Management
5 63 (3.42%) Change Management
6 53 (2.88%) Configuration Management
7 47 (2.55%) Time Management
8 45 (2.44%) Problem Management
9 44 (2.39%) Service Delivery
10 40 (2.17%) Project Management
11 34 (1.85%) Business Intelligence
12 33 (1.79%) Root Cause Analysis
13 31 (1.68%) Disaster Recovery
13 31 (1.68%) High Availability
14 29 (1.57%) Continuous Improvement
15 27 (1.47%) Capacity Management
16 24 (1.30%) ITIL V3
17 23 (1.25%) DevOps
18 21 (1.14%) Asset Management
18 21 (1.14%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 158 (8.58%) SQL
2 95 (5.16%) PowerShell
3 81 (4.40%) Java
4 63 (3.42%) Perl
5 50 (2.71%) Python
6 47 (2.55%) C
7 43 (2.33%) C#
8 40 (2.17%) Shell Script
9 30 (1.63%) C++
10 24 (1.30%) JavaScript
11 16 (0.87%) PHP
11 16 (0.87%) VB
12 14 (0.76%) Bash Shell
13 12 (0.65%) PL/SQL
13 12 (0.65%) VBA
14 9 (0.49%) VBScript
15 8 (0.43%) Ruby
16 6 (0.33%) T-SQL
17 5 (0.27%) AWK
17 5 (0.27%) sed
Qualifications
1 226 (12.27%) Security Cleared
2 155 (8.41%) SC Cleared
3 129 (7.00%) Cisco Certification
4 125 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 94 (5.10%) CCNA
6 93 (5.05%) Degree
7 81 (4.40%) MCSE
8 62 (3.37%) CCNP
9 56 (3.04%) DV Cleared
10 38 (2.06%) MCP
11 28 (1.52%) DBS Check
11 28 (1.52%) MCITP
12 27 (1.47%) MCSA
13 13 (0.71%) HNC
14 12 (0.65%) HND
14 12 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (0.65%) MCDST
15 11 (0.60%) A+ Certification
16 7 (0.38%) CCIE
16 7 (0.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 150 (8.14%) SLA
2 16 (0.87%) QA
3 11 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.22%) Def Stans
6 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 760 (41.26%) Active Directory
2 189 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 61 (3.31%) vSphere
5 58 (3.15%) XenApp
6 29 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (1.47%) XenDesktop
8 23 (1.25%) VMware ESX
9 15 (0.81%) XenServer
10 12 (0.65%) qmail
10 12 (0.65%) Squid
11 11 (0.60%) Samba
12 10 (0.54%) ISA Server
12 10 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.38%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.33%) VMware Server
15 5 (0.27%) BitLocker
15 5 (0.27%) Brightmail
16 4 (0.22%) MetaFrame
16 4 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 149 (8.09%) SCCM
2 43 (2.33%) WSUS
3 36 (1.95%) NetBackup
4 32 (1.74%) Nagios
4 32 (1.74%) Puppet
4 32 (1.74%) SCOM
5 27 (1.47%) Backup Exec
6 22 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 18 (0.98%) Cacti
8 14 (0.76%) CiscoWorks
8 14 (0.76%) ZABBIX
9 13 (0.71%) logstash
10 12 (0.65%) collectd
10 12 (0.65%) Ganglia
10 12 (0.65%) Graphite
11 11 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
12 10 (0.54%) Tivoli
13 9 (0.49%) OpenView
13 9 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 8 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 599 (32.52%) Microsoft
2 374 (20.30%) VMware
3 293 (15.91%) Cisco
4 240 (13.03%) Citrix
5 131 (7.11%) HP
6 86 (4.67%) Apple
7 78 (4.23%) Oracle
8 65 (3.53%) Symantec
9 52 (2.82%) Red Hat
10 48 (2.61%) Remedy
11 43 (2.33%) Dell
12 40 (2.17%) Juniper
12 40 (2.17%) Lotus
13 38 (2.06%) Splunk
14 36 (1.95%) CheckPoint
15 33 (1.79%) F5
16 32 (1.74%) EMC
17 31 (1.68%) Intel Security
18 28 (1.52%) Bloomberg
19 27 (1.47%) IBM
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