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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 144 106 128
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 822 937 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.59% 1.90% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 2.05% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 429 301
Average daily rate
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£208 £225 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -8.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £206 £203
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 189 194
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £22.00 £23.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.68 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.53% -3.22%
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
47771 45698 43205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.57% 92.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30943 28173 25957
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1841 1968
Average hourly rate £16.95 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.72% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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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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 -14 276 £205 -21.90% 117
South East -27 220 £215 -7.60% 80
South West +21 73 £175 -21.34% 37
North West -23 70 £215 -4.44% 35
East of England -36 61 £180 -2.70% 34
Yorkshire -21 41 £200 +13.47% 15
West Midlands -25 36 £320 +88.23% 18
North East -12 25 £195 -35.53% 2
East Midlands -17 21 £250 +20.48% 13
Midlands -2 1 - -
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 1111 (65.74%) Windows
2 683 (40.41%) Active Directory
3 595 (35.21%) Microsoft
4 473 (27.99%) Windows 7
5 386 (22.84%) VMware
6 363 (21.48%) MS Office
7 316 (18.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 303 (17.93%) ITIL
9 275 (16.27%) MS Exchange
10 270 (15.98%) Windows XP
11 234 (13.85%) MS Excel
12 233 (13.79%) Citrix
13 211 (12.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 205 (12.13%) Cisco
15 195 (11.54%) Security Cleared
16 187 (11.07%) Windows Server 2012
17 173 (10.24%) SQL
18 160 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
19 155 (9.17%) Linux
20 152 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
21 147 (8.70%) DNS
21 147 (8.70%) LAN
22 145 (8.58%) Firewall
23 142 (8.40%) SCCM
24 137 (8.11%) SLA
25 133 (7.87%) SC Cleared
26 128 (7.57%) HP
27 125 (7.40%) DHCP
28 124 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2010
29 123 (7.28%) Cisco Certification

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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
1 275 (16.27%) MS Exchange
2 124 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 99 (5.86%) SharePoint
4 98 (5.80%) Lync
5 66 (3.91%) IIS
6 55 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 55 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 40 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 36 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
9 23 (1.36%) Apache
10 16 (0.95%) IBM Notes
10 16 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
12 12 (0.71%) WebSphere
12 12 (0.71%) WebLogic
13 11 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
14 10 (0.59%) Tomcat
15 9 (0.53%) JBoss
16 7 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
17 6 (0.36%) Confluence
Applications
1 363 (21.48%) MS Office
2 234 (13.85%) MS Excel
3 34 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 18 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 5 (0.30%) MS Project
7 4 (0.24%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.059%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 9 (0.53%) RMDS
2 6 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.30%) Eikon
4 4 (0.24%) Agresso
4 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.12%) Front Arena
6 2 (0.12%) SyteLine
7 1 (0.059%) assyst
7 1 (0.059%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.059%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.059%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.059%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.059%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.059%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.059%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 85 (5.03%) Office 365
2 20 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.59%) SaaS
4 6 (0.36%) PaaS
4 6 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.30%) Google Analytics
6 4 (0.24%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.18%) Yammer
8 2 (0.12%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.12%) IaaS
9 1 (0.059%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 147 (8.70%) LAN
1 147 (8.70%) DNS
2 145 (8.58%) Firewall
3 125 (7.40%) DHCP
4 117 (6.92%) WAN
5 107 (6.33%) TCP/IP
6 100 (5.92%) SAN
7 83 (4.91%) VPN
8 67 (3.96%) Internet
9 50 (2.96%) VoIP
10 43 (2.54%) Wireless
11 37 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
12 36 (2.13%) Network Security
13 29 (1.72%) VLAN
14 26 (1.54%) NAS
15 25 (1.48%) OSPF
16 23 (1.36%) 3G
17 22 (1.30%) Cisco Nexus
18 21 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
19 20 (1.18%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 29 (1.72%) MySQL
3 25 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (0.71%) FileMaker
6 12 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.59%) MS Access
9 9 (0.53%) DTS
9 9 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.36%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.36%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.12%) PowerCenter
15 1 (0.059%) RDBMS
15 1 (0.059%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (0.77%) JIRA
2 7 (0.41%) Introscope
2 7 (0.41%) JMeter
3 6 (0.36%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.30%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.24%) MSI
5 4 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
5 4 (0.24%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.18%) Subversion
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.12%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.12%) JDeveloper
7 2 (0.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.12%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.059%) Gradle
8 1 (0.059%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.059%) ChangeMan
8 1 (0.059%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.059%) Maven
General
1 114 (6.75%) Finance
2 66 (3.91%) Telecoms
3 39 (2.31%) Banking
4 27 (1.60%) Back Office
5 20 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 19 (1.12%) Retail
7 17 (1.01%) Legal
8 16 (0.95%) French Language
9 15 (0.89%) Law
9 15 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.53%) German Language
10 9 (0.53%) Marketing
11 8 (0.47%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.47%) Advertising
12 7 (0.41%) Front Office
12 7 (0.41%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.30%) Publishing
14 4 (0.24%) Military
14 4 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.24%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.60%) .NET
2 28 (1.66%) HTML
3 25 (1.48%) CSS
4 21 (1.24%) Middleware
5 15 (0.89%) Web Services
5 15 (0.89%) Application Packaging
6 11 (0.65%) XML
7 10 (0.59%) jQuery
8 7 (0.41%) Java EE
9 6 (0.36%) LAMP
9 6 (0.36%) .NET Framework
9 6 (0.36%) ASP.NET
9 6 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (0.36%) HTML5
10 5 (0.30%) CSS3
10 5 (0.30%) FIX Protocol
11 4 (0.24%) XHTML
11 4 (0.24%) COM
11 4 (0.24%) WCF
11 4 (0.24%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 95 (5.62%) Blackberry
2 68 (4.02%) Data Centre
3 58 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (2.37%) NHS
5 34 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 34 (2.01%) Clustering
5 34 (2.01%) iPad
6 28 (1.66%) iPhone
7 23 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (1.07%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.07%) Replication
9 16 (0.95%) Thin Client
9 16 (0.95%) Fat Client
10 10 (0.59%) PKI
11 9 (0.53%) Handset
12 8 (0.47%) EPoS
13 7 (0.41%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.41%) Wiki
13 7 (0.41%) EqualLogic
14 6 (0.36%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1111 (65.74%) Windows
2 473 (27.99%) Windows 7
3 316 (18.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 270 (15.98%) Windows XP
5 211 (12.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 187 (11.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 155 (9.17%) Linux
8 115 (6.80%) Windows 8
9 94 (5.56%) UNIX
10 45 (2.66%) Mac OS X
10 45 (2.66%) Android
11 26 (1.54%) Apple iOS
12 23 (1.36%) Mac OS
13 21 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 20 (1.18%) Solaris
15 18 (1.07%) Windows 2000
16 16 (0.95%) SUSE
16 16 (0.95%) Windows Vista
17 13 (0.77%) Mac OS X Server
18 12 (0.71%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (17.93%) ITIL
2 87 (5.15%) Migration
3 75 (4.44%) Change Management
4 70 (4.14%) Incident Management
5 57 (3.37%) Problem Management
6 46 (2.72%) Service Delivery
6 46 (2.72%) Service Management
7 32 (1.89%) Root Cause Analysis
8 31 (1.83%) Project Management
9 28 (1.66%) Configuration Management
10 27 (1.60%) Change Control
11 25 (1.48%) Disaster Recovery
11 25 (1.48%) Load Balancing
12 24 (1.42%) Patch Management
13 23 (1.36%) Performance Monitoring
13 23 (1.36%) Data Protection
14 21 (1.24%) Workflow
15 20 (1.18%) Network Design
16 19 (1.12%) CRM
16 19 (1.12%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 173 (10.24%) SQL
2 73 (4.32%) PowerShell
3 38 (2.25%) Java
4 36 (2.13%) Perl
5 27 (1.60%) VB
6 25 (1.48%) C#
6 25 (1.48%) Shell Script
7 22 (1.30%) JavaScript
7 22 (1.30%) VBScript
8 21 (1.24%) Python
9 18 (1.07%) T-SQL
10 12 (0.71%) PHP
11 9 (0.53%) C
12 8 (0.47%) Bash Shell
13 7 (0.41%) C++
14 6 (0.36%) VB6
15 5 (0.30%) Ruby
15 5 (0.30%) Korn
15 5 (0.30%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 195 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 160 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 133 (7.87%) SC Cleared
4 123 (7.28%) Cisco Certification
5 96 (5.68%) CCNA
5 96 (5.68%) MCSE
6 68 (4.02%) CCNP
7 58 (3.43%) Degree
8 57 (3.37%) MCP
9 49 (2.90%) MCSA
10 48 (2.84%) DV Cleared
11 32 (1.89%) MCITP
12 27 (1.60%) A+ Certification
12 27 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
13 17 (1.01%) Network+ Certification
14 11 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (0.65%) HND
14 11 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 9 (0.53%) MCDST
15 9 (0.53%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (8.11%) SLA
2 9 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.36%) QA
4 1 (0.059%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.059%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.059%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 683 (40.41%) Active Directory
2 152 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (5.44%) Hyper-V
4 73 (4.32%) vSphere
5 68 (4.02%) XenApp
6 34 (2.01%) VMware ESX
7 31 (1.83%) XenDesktop
8 18 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (0.71%) Xen
9 12 (0.71%) Terminal Services
10 11 (0.65%) XenServer
10 11 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (0.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 7 (0.41%) VMware Server
14 6 (0.36%) DFS Replication
14 6 (0.36%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.36%) NFS
15 5 (0.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
15 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 142 (8.40%) SCCM
2 58 (3.43%) SCOM
3 32 (1.89%) Backup Exec
4 17 (1.01%) NetBackup
4 17 (1.01%) WSUS
5 13 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 13 (0.77%) Puppet
6 12 (0.71%) Casper Suite
7 11 (0.65%) Tivoli
7 11 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
8 10 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 9 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
10 8 (0.47%) ZENworks
11 7 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.41%) OpenView
11 7 (0.41%) SCVMM
11 7 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 7 (0.41%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 595 (35.21%) Microsoft
2 386 (22.84%) VMware
3 233 (13.79%) Citrix
4 205 (12.13%) Cisco
5 128 (7.57%) HP
6 65 (3.85%) Oracle
7 61 (3.61%) Dell
7 61 (3.61%) Apple
8 54 (3.20%) Symantec
9 47 (2.78%) CheckPoint
10 44 (2.60%) McAfee
11 40 (2.37%) IBM
12 34 (2.01%) F5
13 33 (1.95%) Sophos
14 32 (1.89%) Remedy
14 32 (1.89%) Juniper
15 31 (1.83%) Red Hat
16 22 (1.30%) Adobe
17 20 (1.18%) Avaya
17 20 (1.18%) Lotus
Dorset
X4 Group
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £100 - 140 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £230 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Rate: Circa £120 + Full Expenses
Posted: 17 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £150 per day £150.00 Day Rate
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Rochdale, Lancashire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: to £300 per day dependent upon experience
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Premier IT
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
South Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £13 - £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
North East
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: £Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucestershire
Connectus
Rate: £10 - £17.4 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £18 - £20 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Health
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + 10% completion bonus
Posted: 5 days ago