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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 142 128 104
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 899 980 1032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.82% 1.85% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 1.95% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 464 492
Median daily rate £258 £215 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.76% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £208 £213
% change year-on-year
+25.30% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 218 205
Median hourly rate £15.38 £15.77 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +5.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.29 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.35 £26.20 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.82 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.15% +5.43%
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
46888 50234 48267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.74% 94.99% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30895 32536 29727
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1440 1905 1932
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.12 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
London -30 261 £250 +11.11% 96
South East -8 242 £275 +25.00% 71
South West +10 100 £250 +72.41% 31
North East +17 85 £260 +20.93% 4
East of England +17 65 £225 +18.42% 27
Yorkshire -1 43 £288 +64.28% 15
West Midlands -31 39 £240 -26.71% 18
East Midlands +8 29 £265 +140.90% 15
North West -46 28 £225 -10.00% 24
Midlands -8 4 £275 -6.77%
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1132 (59.58%) Windows
2 786 (41.37%) Active Directory
3 673 (35.42%) Microsoft
4 548 (28.84%) Windows Server
5 414 (21.79%) VMware
6 394 (20.74%) ITIL
7 379 (19.95%) Windows 7
8 324 (17.05%) Security Cleared
9 295 (15.53%) MS Office
10 291 (15.32%) Cisco
11 285 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 266 (14.00%) DNS
13 257 (13.53%) MS Excel
14 251 (13.21%) Citrix
15 244 (12.84%) MS Exchange
16 225 (11.84%) Linux
17 224 (11.79%) SC Cleared
18 220 (11.58%) SQL
19 218 (11.47%) HP
20 214 (11.26%) DHCP
21 209 (11.00%) Firewall
22 201 (10.58%) Windows Server 2003
22 201 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
23 196 (10.32%) Windows Server 2012
24 173 (9.11%) SLA
25 170 (8.95%) Office 365
26 167 (8.79%) Oracle
27 165 (8.68%) TCP/IP
28 152 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
29 149 (7.84%) SCCM

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
1 244 (12.84%) MS Exchange
2 131 (6.89%) SharePoint
3 107 (5.63%) IIS
4 100 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 83 (4.37%) Skype for Business
6 55 (2.89%) IBM Notes
7 46 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 39 (2.05%) Apache
8 39 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
9 37 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
10 35 (1.84%) WebLogic
11 34 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 22 (1.16%) Confluence
13 20 (1.05%) Tomcat
14 19 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (0.84%) WebSphere
16 14 (0.74%) JBoss
17 13 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
17 13 (0.68%) WordPress
18 12 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 295 (15.53%) MS Office
2 257 (13.53%) MS Excel
3 33 (1.74%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.21%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.16%) MS Project
8 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.053%) CATIA
9 1 (0.053%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 8 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.26%) Eikon
3 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.16%) OpenText MBPM
4 3 (0.16%) Traffica
5 2 (0.11%) Temenos T24
6 1 (0.053%) assyst
6 1 (0.053%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.053%) Maximo
6 1 (0.053%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.053%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.053%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.053%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.053%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.053%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.053%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.053%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.053%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.053%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 170 (8.95%) Office 365
2 85 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (1.74%) OneDrive
4 25 (1.32%) Yammer
5 22 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (0.68%) IaaS
8 10 (0.53%) PaaS
9 7 (0.37%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.26%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.21%) SaaS
12 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
12 2 (0.11%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.11%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 266 (14.00%) DNS
2 214 (11.26%) DHCP
3 209 (11.00%) Firewall
4 165 (8.68%) TCP/IP
5 146 (7.68%) WAN
6 144 (7.58%) LAN
7 113 (5.95%) VPN
8 107 (5.63%) SAN
9 87 (4.58%) Internet
10 77 (4.05%) Skype
11 63 (3.32%) VoIP
11 63 (3.32%) Wireless
12 55 (2.89%) Cisco ASA
13 52 (2.74%) LDAP
13 52 (2.74%) Network Security
14 41 (2.16%) HTTP
15 39 (2.05%) Cisco Nexus
16 38 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
17 36 (1.89%) Ethernet
18 35 (1.84%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.63%) Relational Database
3 22 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (1.11%) Oracle Database
5 18 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (0.89%) MySQL
7 13 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (0.53%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.53%) MS Access
8 10 (0.53%) OLAP
8 10 (0.53%) RDBMS
8 10 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (0.47%) Big Data
9 9 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (0.26%) EDRMS
12 5 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.21%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 26 (1.37%) Git (software)
1 26 (1.37%) JIRA
2 22 (1.16%) Subversion
3 18 (0.95%) ClearCase
3 18 (0.95%) GitLab
3 18 (0.95%) PVCS
3 18 (0.95%) Sonatype Nexus
4 17 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 16 (0.84%) ClearQuest
5 16 (0.84%) FishEye
5 16 (0.84%) JIRA Agile
6 14 (0.74%) Bitbucket
7 12 (0.63%) Jenkins
7 12 (0.63%) MSI
7 12 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 6 (0.32%) Ant
8 6 (0.32%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.32%) Hudson
9 5 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 110 (5.79%) Finance
2 57 (3.00%) Telecoms
3 52 (2.74%) Banking
4 39 (2.05%) Back Office
5 31 (1.63%) Marketing
6 27 (1.42%) Retail
7 24 (1.26%) German Language
8 18 (0.95%) Front Office
9 17 (0.89%) Legal
10 16 (0.84%) Spanish Language
11 15 (0.79%) Advertising
11 15 (0.79%) French Language
12 12 (0.63%) Billing
13 11 (0.58%) Italian Language
14 10 (0.53%) Local Government
14 10 (0.53%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.47%) Law
16 6 (0.32%) Military
16 6 (0.32%) Portuguese Language
17 5 (0.26%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (3.53%) .NET
2 44 (2.32%) XML
3 43 (2.26%) Middleware
4 42 (2.21%) CSS
5 28 (1.47%) Web Services
6 26 (1.37%) HTML
7 20 (1.05%) Flash
8 18 (0.95%) ASP.NET
8 18 (0.95%) J2EE
9 15 (0.79%) .NET Framework
10 14 (0.74%) XSLT
11 11 (0.58%) Node.js
11 11 (0.58%) SAML
12 10 (0.53%) Java EE
13 8 (0.42%) ActiveMQ
13 8 (0.42%) ADO.NET
13 8 (0.42%) WebCenter
14 6 (0.32%) ASP.NET MVC
14 6 (0.32%) DCOM
14 6 (0.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 113 (5.95%) Data Centre
2 83 (4.37%) Blackberry
3 69 (3.63%) Management Information System
4 68 (3.58%) Computer Science
5 57 (3.00%) Driving Licence
6 56 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
7 50 (2.63%) Clustering
8 34 (1.79%) Smartphone
9 30 (1.58%) iPhone
10 28 (1.47%) iPad
11 25 (1.32%) Statistics
12 24 (1.26%) FlexPod
13 23 (1.21%) NHS
14 22 (1.16%) PKI
15 17 (0.89%) Public Cloud
16 16 (0.84%) Fat Client
16 16 (0.84%) Handset
16 16 (0.84%) Thin Client
17 13 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
18 11 (0.58%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1132 (59.58%) Windows
2 548 (28.84%) Windows Server
3 379 (19.95%) Windows 7
4 285 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 225 (11.84%) Linux
6 201 (10.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 196 (10.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 138 (7.26%) Windows XP
9 134 (7.05%) Unix
10 120 (6.32%) Windows 8
11 92 (4.84%) Windows 10
12 85 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 81 (4.26%) Solaris
14 55 (2.89%) AIX
15 44 (2.32%) Android
16 42 (2.21%) Apple iOS
17 32 (1.68%) Mac OS X
18 23 (1.21%) Data ONTAP
19 19 (1.00%) Mac OS
20 17 (0.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (20.74%) ITIL
2 144 (7.58%) Service Delivery
3 108 (5.68%) Incident Management
4 102 (5.37%) Change Management
5 92 (4.84%) Migration
6 79 (4.16%) Configuration Management
7 70 (3.68%) Problem Management
7 70 (3.68%) Project Management
8 69 (3.63%) High Availability
9 56 (2.95%) Service Management
10 53 (2.79%) Mentoring
11 51 (2.68%) Agile Software Development
12 50 (2.63%) Time Management
13 49 (2.58%) Load Balancing
14 45 (2.37%) Business Continuity
15 41 (2.16%) Performance Monitoring
16 38 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
17 35 (1.84%) ITIL V3
17 35 (1.84%) Software Engineering
18 34 (1.79%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 220 (11.58%) SQL
2 124 (6.53%) Java
3 106 (5.58%) PowerShell
4 64 (3.37%) Perl
5 55 (2.89%) C#
6 50 (2.63%) JavaScript
7 47 (2.47%) C
8 35 (1.84%) C++
9 31 (1.63%) Shell Script
10 28 (1.47%) PHP
11 26 (1.37%) VB.NET
12 25 (1.32%) VB
13 24 (1.26%) Python
14 22 (1.16%) VBScript
15 18 (0.95%) T-SQL
16 17 (0.89%) Bash Shell
17 9 (0.47%) Korn
17 9 (0.47%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.32%) JCL
18 6 (0.32%) VB6
Qualifications
1 324 (17.05%) Security Cleared
2 224 (11.79%) SC Cleared
3 152 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 144 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
5 105 (5.53%) Degree
6 94 (4.95%) CCNA
7 92 (4.84%) MCSE
8 84 (4.42%) CCNP
9 71 (3.74%) DV Cleared
10 48 (2.53%) MCSA
11 45 (2.37%) MCP
12 41 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
13 23 (1.21%) DBS Check
14 22 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 21 (1.11%) CCIE
16 20 (1.05%) A+ Certification
17 17 (0.89%) RHCE
18 13 (0.68%) NCDA
19 12 (0.63%) MCITP
19 12 (0.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (9.11%) SLA
2 32 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.53%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.42%) QA
6 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.053%) DICOM
8 1 (0.053%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.053%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.053%) HL7
System Software
1 786 (41.37%) Active Directory
2 201 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (5.42%) Hyper-V
4 102 (5.37%) XenApp
5 73 (3.84%) vSphere
6 64 (3.37%) XenDesktop
7 57 (3.00%) XenServer
8 52 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 29 (1.53%) VMware ESX
10 25 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (1.00%) KVM
12 18 (0.95%) ISA Server
12 18 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
13 17 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
13 17 (0.89%) Terminal Services
14 15 (0.79%) Virtual Machines
15 13 (0.68%) NFS
16 9 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 9 (0.47%) VMware Server
17 7 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 149 (7.84%) SCCM
2 45 (2.37%) XenMobile
3 42 (2.21%) SafeCom
4 33 (1.74%) NetBackup
5 32 (1.68%) EdgeSight
6 31 (1.63%) SCOM
7 28 (1.47%) WSUS
8 25 (1.32%) Backup Exec
9 20 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 20 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 18 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
11 15 (0.79%) EMC NetWorker
11 15 (0.79%) Puppet
12 14 (0.74%) OpenView
12 14 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 13 (0.68%) Perfmon
14 12 (0.63%) Tivoli
15 10 (0.53%) Netcool
16 9 (0.47%) HP SIM
16 9 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 673 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 414 (21.79%) VMware
3 291 (15.32%) Cisco
4 251 (13.21%) Citrix
5 218 (11.47%) HP
6 167 (8.79%) Oracle
7 90 (4.74%) Red Hat
8 68 (3.58%) Apple
9 66 (3.47%) IBM
10 55 (2.89%) Lotus
11 50 (2.63%) Dell
11 50 (2.63%) SAP
11 50 (2.63%) ThinPrint
12 49 (2.58%) NetApp
13 47 (2.47%) CheckPoint
14 44 (2.32%) EMC
14 44 (2.32%) Symantec
15 42 (2.21%) ServiceNow
16 39 (2.05%) AppSense
16 39 (2.05%) Juniper
Bristol, Avon
Etech Partners
Rate: Up to £140 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Venturi
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Venn Group
Rate: £150 - £170 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Bluetownonline
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £20 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £1 per day + market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £375 to £380 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
IT Alliance Group
Rate: From £43,700 to £43,700 per annum £ 38,000 plus 15% shift allowance (£
Posted: 26 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Sogeti
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 25 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
London Business School
Rate: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £13.26 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £100 - £127 per day
Posted: 4 days ago