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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 123 134 103
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 981 880 1009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.02% 1.73% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.83% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 501 414 481
Median daily rate £275 £218 £221
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.43% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £215 £210
% change year-on-year
+27.90% +2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 171 189
Median hourly rate £15.79 £17.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.22% +14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £27.50 £21.62
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.70 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.64% +9.67%
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
46192 48206 46494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 30537 30869 29074
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 £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1851 1907
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +34 281 £300 +20.00% 75
London -33 237 £278 +31.36% 108
North East +15 118 £275 +44.73% 4
South West +18 113 £269 +53.57% 38
East of England +11 76 £160 -15.78% 30
West Midlands +13 69 £288 +21.05% 14
North West -37 38 £238 +10.46% 31
Yorkshire -7 30 £263 +23.52% 18
East Midlands +7 19 £263 -11.01% 6
Midlands -6 3 £200 -32.20%
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1142 (59.88%) Windows
2 787 (41.27%) Active Directory
3 644 (33.77%) Microsoft
4 552 (28.95%) Windows Server
5 436 (22.86%) VMware
6 389 (20.40%) Windows 7
7 379 (19.87%) ITIL
8 306 (16.05%) Security Cleared
9 304 (15.94%) MS Office
10 302 (15.84%) Cisco
11 291 (15.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 253 (13.27%) MS Exchange
13 245 (12.85%) DNS
14 240 (12.59%) Linux
15 235 (12.32%) MS Excel
16 233 (12.22%) SQL
17 229 (12.01%) Citrix
18 215 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
19 213 (11.17%) SC Cleared
20 212 (11.12%) Windows Server 2003
21 209 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
22 203 (10.64%) Firewall
23 194 (10.17%) SLA
24 191 (10.02%) DHCP
25 188 (9.86%) HP
26 163 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
27 162 (8.50%) Office 365
28 161 (8.44%) TCP/IP
29 155 (8.13%) Oracle
30 153 (8.02%) LAN

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
1 253 (13.27%) MS Exchange
2 121 (6.35%) SharePoint
3 106 (5.56%) IIS
4 104 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 74 (3.88%) Skype for Business
6 49 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 46 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 46 (2.41%) IBM Notes
8 43 (2.25%) Apache
9 37 (1.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 32 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
11 29 (1.52%) JBoss
12 28 (1.47%) WebLogic
13 27 (1.42%) Confluence
14 21 (1.10%) Tomcat
15 17 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
16 16 (0.84%) WebSphere
17 15 (0.79%) WordPress
18 10 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
18 10 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 304 (15.94%) MS Office
2 235 (12.32%) MS Excel
3 21 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.31%) Acrobat
5 6 (0.31%) HipChat
6 5 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.10%) MS Project
8 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.37%) Eikon
1 7 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.16%) LabWindows
4 3 (0.16%) OpenText MBPM
5 2 (0.10%) assyst
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.10%) Infor CRM
5 2 (0.10%) Traffica
6 1 (0.052%) Documaker
6 1 (0.052%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.052%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.052%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.052%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.052%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.052%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.052%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 162 (8.50%) Office 365
2 73 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.26%) OneDrive
5 19 (1.00%) IaaS
6 16 (0.84%) PaaS
6 16 (0.84%) Yammer
7 11 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (0.52%) Google Apps
9 5 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.26%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.21%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.16%) SaaS
12 2 (0.10%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.052%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 245 (12.85%) DNS
2 203 (10.64%) Firewall
3 191 (10.02%) DHCP
4 161 (8.44%) TCP/IP
5 153 (8.02%) LAN
6 150 (7.87%) WAN
7 106 (5.56%) SAN
8 101 (5.30%) VPN
9 84 (4.40%) Internet
10 74 (3.88%) VoIP
11 62 (3.25%) Wireless
12 55 (2.88%) Skype
13 54 (2.83%) Network Security
14 53 (2.78%) HTTP
15 52 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
16 51 (2.67%) LDAP
17 40 (2.10%) Cisco Nexus
18 36 (1.89%) BGP
19 35 (1.84%) SSL
20 34 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 149 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 31 (1.63%) Oracle Database
2 31 (1.63%) Relational Database
3 27 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (1.15%) MySQL
5 13 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (0.58%) MS Access
6 11 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (0.47%) OLAP
8 9 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 8 (0.42%) Big Data
9 8 (0.42%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (0.31%) EDRMS
10 6 (0.31%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.21%) DB2
11 4 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (1.47%) JIRA
2 25 (1.31%) Git (software)
3 23 (1.21%) Subversion
4 18 (0.94%) GitLab
4 18 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
5 17 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (0.89%) ClearCase
5 17 (0.89%) PVCS
6 16 (0.84%) ClearQuest
6 16 (0.84%) FishEye
6 16 (0.84%) JIRA Agile
7 15 (0.79%) Visual Studio
8 14 (0.73%) Bitbucket
9 9 (0.47%) MSI
10 6 (0.31%) Jenkins
10 6 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.21%) JUnit
11 4 (0.21%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.16%) Ant
12 3 (0.16%) Eclipse
General
1 111 (5.82%) Finance
2 82 (4.30%) Telecoms
3 58 (3.04%) Banking
4 36 (1.89%) Back Office
5 33 (1.73%) Marketing
6 31 (1.63%) Retail
7 24 (1.26%) German Language
8 22 (1.15%) Front Office
9 19 (1.00%) Legal
10 15 (0.79%) Advertising
10 15 (0.79%) Billing
10 15 (0.79%) Law
11 14 (0.73%) Spanish Language
12 13 (0.68%) French Language
12 13 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.47%) Italian Language
14 8 (0.42%) Local Government
15 7 (0.37%) Electronics
15 7 (0.37%) Investment Banking
16 6 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (3.36%) .NET
2 45 (2.36%) XML
3 41 (2.15%) CSS
4 33 (1.73%) HTML
5 26 (1.36%) Middleware
5 26 (1.36%) Web Services
6 19 (1.00%) ASP.NET
7 18 (0.94%) .NET Framework
8 16 (0.84%) SAML
9 15 (0.79%) Flash
10 12 (0.63%) ADO.NET
11 11 (0.58%) LAMP
12 10 (0.52%) J2EE
13 9 (0.47%) XSLT
14 8 (0.42%) Regular Expression
15 7 (0.37%) ActiveMQ
15 7 (0.37%) Ajax
15 7 (0.37%) LEMP Stack
15 7 (0.37%) MCollective
15 7 (0.37%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 127 (6.66%) Data Centre
2 74 (3.88%) Computer Science
3 68 (3.57%) Driving Licence
4 65 (3.41%) Blackberry
5 57 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 55 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
7 47 (2.46%) Clustering
8 33 (1.73%) NHS
9 26 (1.36%) iPhone
9 26 (1.36%) Smartphone
10 23 (1.21%) iPad
10 23 (1.21%) PKI
11 22 (1.15%) FlexPod
11 22 (1.15%) Statistics
12 19 (1.00%) Replication
13 18 (0.94%) Public Cloud
14 17 (0.89%) Fat Client
14 17 (0.89%) Mathematics
14 17 (0.89%) Thin Client
14 17 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1142 (59.88%) Windows
2 552 (28.95%) Windows Server
3 389 (20.40%) Windows 7
4 291 (15.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 240 (12.59%) Linux
6 212 (11.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 209 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 148 (7.76%) Windows XP
9 139 (7.29%) Unix
10 128 (6.71%) Windows 8
11 80 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 73 (3.83%) Windows 10
13 70 (3.67%) Solaris
14 43 (2.25%) Apple iOS
15 39 (2.05%) Android
16 38 (1.99%) AIX
17 36 (1.89%) Mac OS X
18 22 (1.15%) Windows Vista
19 21 (1.10%) Data ONTAP
20 20 (1.05%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (19.87%) ITIL
2 124 (6.50%) Service Delivery
3 103 (5.40%) Change Management
4 100 (5.24%) Incident Management
5 85 (4.46%) Configuration Management
6 79 (4.14%) Migration
7 71 (3.72%) Problem Management
8 64 (3.36%) High Availability
9 60 (3.15%) Mentoring
10 59 (3.09%) Project Management
11 50 (2.62%) Load Balancing
11 50 (2.62%) Service Management
12 48 (2.52%) Agile Software Development
13 45 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery
14 41 (2.15%) ITIL V3
15 40 (2.10%) Time Management
16 39 (2.05%) Business Continuity
16 39 (2.05%) Performance Monitoring
17 37 (1.94%) Business Intelligence
18 35 (1.84%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 233 (12.22%) SQL
2 118 (6.19%) Java
3 94 (4.93%) PowerShell
4 67 (3.51%) Perl
5 57 (2.99%) C#
6 52 (2.73%) C
7 51 (2.67%) Python
8 42 (2.20%) Shell Script
9 41 (2.15%) C++
10 40 (2.10%) JavaScript
11 30 (1.57%) PHP
12 23 (1.21%) Bash Shell
12 23 (1.21%) VB
13 20 (1.05%) VB.NET
14 18 (0.94%) T-SQL
15 17 (0.89%) VBScript
16 10 (0.52%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.52%) Ruby
17 9 (0.47%) Korn
18 8 (0.42%) AWK
Qualifications
1 306 (16.05%) Security Cleared
2 213 (11.17%) SC Cleared
3 163 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 150 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
5 114 (5.98%) MCSE
6 110 (5.77%) Degree
7 100 (5.24%) CCNA
8 81 (4.25%) CCNP
9 59 (3.09%) DV Cleared
10 55 (2.88%) MCSA
11 47 (2.46%) MCP
12 25 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
12 25 (1.31%) MCITP
13 21 (1.10%) DBS Check
14 16 (0.84%) MCTS
15 14 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 14 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (0.68%) A+ Certification
16 13 (0.68%) MCSD
16 13 (0.68%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (10.17%) SLA
2 19 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.79%) QA
5 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.10%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.052%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.052%) DICOM
8 1 (0.052%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.052%) HL7
8 1 (0.052%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 787 (41.27%) Active Directory
2 215 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (5.14%) XenApp
4 94 (4.93%) Hyper-V
5 92 (4.82%) vSphere
6 64 (3.36%) XenDesktop
7 54 (2.83%) XenServer
8 45 (2.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 43 (2.25%) VMware ESX
10 39 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (0.79%) ISA Server
11 15 (0.79%) Terminal Services
12 13 (0.68%) KVM
12 13 (0.68%) NFS
12 13 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
13 11 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (0.47%) BitLocker
15 8 (0.42%) Squid
15 8 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 146 (7.66%) SCCM
2 40 (2.10%) WSUS
3 37 (1.94%) XenMobile
4 33 (1.73%) SafeCom
5 32 (1.68%) Backup Exec
5 32 (1.68%) NetBackup
6 26 (1.36%) SCOM
6 26 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 24 (1.26%) EdgeSight
7 24 (1.26%) Puppet
8 19 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 17 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
10 16 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
10 16 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
11 15 (0.79%) Nagios
12 14 (0.73%) OpenView
12 14 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 12 (0.63%) Tivoli
14 11 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (0.58%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 644 (33.77%) Microsoft
2 436 (22.86%) VMware
3 302 (15.84%) Cisco
4 229 (12.01%) Citrix
5 188 (9.86%) HP
6 155 (8.13%) Oracle
7 87 (4.56%) Red Hat
8 70 (3.67%) Apple
8 70 (3.67%) IBM
9 50 (2.62%) Symantec
10 49 (2.57%) NetApp
11 47 (2.46%) Remedy
12 46 (2.41%) Juniper
12 46 (2.41%) ThinPrint
13 44 (2.31%) EMC
13 44 (2.31%) Lotus
14 42 (2.20%) Intel Security
15 41 (2.15%) SAP
16 40 (2.10%) CheckPoint
17 38 (1.99%) Dell
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