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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 113 129 123
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 946 798 864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.85% 1.66% 1.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 1.79% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 312 289
Average daily rate
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£225 £250 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £228 £245
% change year-on-year
-9.34% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 190 184
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.88% +1.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £23.53 £27.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Support Engineer
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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
47194 44670 49324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.21% 92.82% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29171 27141 28355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1876 1959 2460
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 +43 338 £256 +0.49% 66
South East -13 251 £239 -13.18% 84
East of England -4 77 £188 -23.07% 41
West Midlands +9 68 £190 -24.37% 10
North West +16 62 £210 +5.12% 21
South West -16 56 £200 +14.28% 41
Yorkshire +3 40 £218 +61.11% 9
East Midlands +2 36 £185 +48.00% 10
North East -14 16 £303 +50.31% 4
Midlands 0 1 - -
Support Engineer
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Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1284 (68.81%) Windows
2 746 (39.98%) Active Directory
3 641 (34.35%) Microsoft
4 605 (32.42%) Windows 7
5 499 (26.74%) MS Office
6 398 (21.33%) Windows XP
7 377 (20.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 354 (18.97%) MS Exchange
9 322 (17.26%) VMware
10 321 (17.20%) MS Excel
11 303 (16.24%) ITIL
12 290 (15.54%) Windows Server 2003
13 264 (14.15%) Citrix
14 256 (13.72%) Cisco
15 246 (13.18%) Linux
16 221 (11.84%) Firewall
17 214 (11.47%) Security Cleared
18 186 (9.97%) Finance
19 184 (9.86%) Blackberry
20 183 (9.81%) SCCM
21 181 (9.70%) TCP/IP
22 179 (9.59%) DNS
23 175 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
24 173 (9.27%) SC Cleared
25 171 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
26 163 (8.74%) UNIX
27 150 (8.04%) SQL
28 144 (7.72%) LAN
28 144 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2010
29 141 (7.56%) SLA

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 354 (18.97%) MS Exchange
2 144 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 97 (5.20%) Exchange Server 2003
4 78 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 72 (3.86%) SharePoint
6 67 (3.59%) IBM Notes
7 56 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 47 (2.52%) Lync
9 44 (2.36%) IIS
10 30 (1.61%) Apache
11 22 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
12 20 (1.07%) WebLogic
13 15 (0.80%) Tomcat
14 13 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
15 12 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.32%) CMS
16 6 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
16 6 (0.32%) ColdFusion
17 5 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
18 3 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 499 (26.74%) MS Office
2 321 (17.20%) MS Excel
3 23 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.48%) MS Project
6 6 (0.32%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) Maya
9 1 (0.054%) CATIA
9 1 (0.054%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.054%) Windchill
9 1 (0.054%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.054%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.054%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (0.54%) Temenos T24
2 9 (0.48%) Eikon
3 6 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.11%) Summit
5 2 (0.11%) SunGard Stream Ubix
5 2 (0.11%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 1 (0.054%) Sage 300 ERP
6 1 (0.054%) RMDS
6 1 (0.054%) assyst
6 1 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.054%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.054%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (2.47%) Office 365
2 8 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.27%) SaaS
4 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.054%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (0.054%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 221 (11.84%) Firewall
2 181 (9.70%) TCP/IP
3 179 (9.59%) DNS
4 144 (7.72%) LAN
5 129 (6.91%) WAN
5 129 (6.91%) DHCP
6 122 (6.54%) SAN
7 71 (3.80%) VPN
8 69 (3.70%) Internet
9 49 (2.63%) VoIP
10 36 (1.93%) Wireless
11 28 (1.50%) FTP
11 28 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
11 28 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
12 26 (1.39%) LDAP
12 26 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
12 26 (1.39%) 3G
13 23 (1.23%) Network Security
14 22 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
14 22 (1.18%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (1.02%) MySQL
4 15 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (0.70%) Oracle Database
6 10 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.21%) Cognos Impromptu
10 4 (0.21%) DTS
10 4 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.16%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.16%) Sybase IQ
11 3 (0.16%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (0.64%) JIRA
2 9 (0.48%) Jenkins
3 6 (0.32%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (0.27%) Subversion
5 4 (0.21%) MSI
6 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.054%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.054%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.054%) PVCS
7 1 (0.054%) Introscope
7 1 (0.054%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.054%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.054%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.054%) VisualVM
7 1 (0.054%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 186 (9.97%) Finance
2 87 (4.66%) Banking
3 69 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 44 (2.36%) Front Office
5 32 (1.71%) Back Office
6 28 (1.50%) Advertising
7 21 (1.13%) Investment Banking
8 16 (0.86%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.80%) Financial Institution
9 15 (0.80%) Retail
10 13 (0.70%) Legal
11 11 (0.59%) Publishing
12 5 (0.27%) Billing
13 4 (0.21%) French Language
13 4 (0.21%) German Language
13 4 (0.21%) Military
13 4 (0.21%) Local Government
14 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.16%) Electronics
14 3 (0.16%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.14%) .NET
2 24 (1.29%) HTML
3 23 (1.23%) XML
4 18 (0.96%) CSS
4 18 (0.96%) Middleware
5 15 (0.80%) Web Services
6 14 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
7 12 (0.64%) SOAP
8 10 (0.54%) J2EE
8 10 (0.54%) Application Packaging
9 8 (0.43%) REST
10 7 (0.38%) HTML5
10 7 (0.38%) ASP.NET
10 7 (0.38%) OLE
11 6 (0.32%) Rendezvous
11 6 (0.32%) .NET Framework
11 6 (0.32%) JSON
11 6 (0.32%) WCF
12 5 (0.27%) LAMP
13 4 (0.21%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 184 (9.86%) Blackberry
2 27 (1.45%) Clustering
2 27 (1.45%) iPhone
3 24 (1.29%) iPad
4 23 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 22 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 20 (1.07%) Thin Client
6 20 (1.07%) Fat Client
7 19 (1.02%) Fixed Income
8 18 (0.96%) NHS
8 18 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
9 15 (0.80%) Derivative
10 13 (0.70%) Client/Server
11 12 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (0.64%) Statistics
12 11 (0.59%) PDA
12 11 (0.59%) Handset
12 11 (0.59%) Replication
13 10 (0.54%) Open Source
14 8 (0.43%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1284 (68.81%) Windows
2 605 (32.42%) Windows 7
3 398 (21.33%) Windows XP
4 377 (20.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 290 (15.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 246 (13.18%) Linux
7 163 (8.74%) UNIX
8 133 (7.13%) Windows 8
9 114 (6.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 80 (4.29%) Windows Vista
11 54 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 34 (1.82%) Mac OS X
13 30 (1.61%) Windows 2000
14 27 (1.45%) Solaris
14 27 (1.45%) Mac OS
15 26 (1.39%) Android
16 20 (1.07%) CentOS
17 19 (1.02%) Apple iOS
18 18 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
19 15 (0.80%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (16.24%) ITIL
2 77 (4.13%) Migration
3 70 (3.75%) Service Management
4 63 (3.38%) Incident Management
5 46 (2.47%) Change Management
6 44 (2.36%) Service Delivery
7 36 (1.93%) Software Deployment
8 35 (1.88%) Release Management
9 31 (1.66%) Low Latency
10 30 (1.61%) Capacity Planning
11 29 (1.55%) Load Balancing
12 28 (1.50%) Problem Management
13 27 (1.45%) Project Management
14 25 (1.34%) Configuration Management
14 25 (1.34%) Time Management
15 23 (1.23%) Disaster Recovery
16 22 (1.18%) Workflow
17 21 (1.13%) ITSM
17 21 (1.13%) CRM
17 21 (1.13%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 150 (8.04%) SQL
2 95 (5.09%) Perl
3 62 (3.32%) Python
4 45 (2.41%) Java
5 41 (2.20%) Bash Shell
6 38 (2.04%) PowerShell
7 29 (1.55%) C
8 25 (1.34%) T-SQL
9 23 (1.23%) Shell Script
10 20 (1.07%) C++
11 19 (1.02%) PHP
12 18 (0.96%) C#
13 17 (0.91%) JavaScript
14 16 (0.86%) VBScript
14 16 (0.86%) VB
15 10 (0.54%) VB.NET
15 10 (0.54%) Ruby
16 8 (0.43%) Bourne shell
17 7 (0.38%) VB6
18 6 (0.32%) Korn
Qualifications
1 214 (11.47%) Security Cleared
2 175 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 173 (9.27%) SC Cleared
4 124 (6.65%) MCSE
5 105 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
6 100 (5.36%) MCP
7 66 (3.54%) CCNP
8 65 (3.48%) CCNA
9 63 (3.38%) MCITP
10 60 (3.22%) Degree
11 35 (1.88%) MCTS
12 32 (1.71%) DV Cleared
12 32 (1.71%) MCSA
13 23 (1.23%) A+ Certification
13 23 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 22 (1.18%) MCDST
15 16 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 15 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
17 14 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
18 13 (0.70%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (7.56%) SLA
2 22 (1.18%) QA
3 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.054%) GMP
6 1 (0.054%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 746 (39.98%) Active Directory
2 171 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (3.97%) XenApp
4 69 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 43 (2.30%) vSphere
6 35 (1.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 31 (1.66%) XenDesktop
8 28 (1.50%) Terminal Services
9 23 (1.23%) XenServer
10 21 (1.13%) NFS
11 20 (1.07%) VMware ESX
12 16 (0.86%) VMware Server
12 16 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
14 9 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 7 (0.38%) ISA Server
16 5 (0.27%) UAG
17 4 (0.21%) Postfix
17 4 (0.21%) Sendmail
17 4 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 183 (9.81%) SCCM
2 34 (1.82%) Backup Exec
3 26 (1.39%) NetBackup
4 23 (1.23%) SCOM
5 19 (1.02%) WSUS
6 18 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
7 17 (0.91%) Puppet
8 15 (0.80%) YUM
8 15 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
9 13 (0.70%) Nagios
9 13 (0.70%) WMI
10 10 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 10 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
11 9 (0.48%) HP SIM
12 8 (0.43%) OpenView
12 8 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
13 7 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (0.38%) ARCserve
14 6 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 5 (0.27%) Foglight
Vendors
1 641 (34.35%) Microsoft
2 322 (17.26%) VMware
3 264 (14.15%) Citrix
4 256 (13.72%) Cisco
5 137 (7.34%) HP
6 70 (3.75%) Red Hat
7 68 (3.64%) Lotus
8 67 (3.59%) Oracle
9 63 (3.38%) Dell
10 48 (2.57%) Symantec
11 45 (2.41%) Apple
11 45 (2.41%) CheckPoint
12 43 (2.30%) NetApp
13 42 (2.25%) Juniper
14 35 (1.88%) CA
15 32 (1.71%) AppSense
16 30 (1.61%) F5
17 29 (1.55%) Bloomberg
18 28 (1.50%) McAfee
19 26 (1.39%) Reuters
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