The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 110 126 120
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 920 784 853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.86% 1.68% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 1.82% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 301 268
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 £120 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £215 £218
% change year-on-year
-4.65% -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 196 196
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.35 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £23.88 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45632 43161 48999
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.45% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28179 25919 27988
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1967 2541
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Support Engineer
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +55 315 £275 - 101
South East -10 234 £230 +15.00% 79
East of England +18 101 £188 -25.00% 45
West Midlands +11 72 £170 -40.86% 25
North West +22 67 £225 +12.50% 24
South West -28 45 £225 +7.14% 27
Yorkshire -6 33 £159 +5.83% 17
East Midlands -1 32 £208 +59.61% 16
North East -1 19 £303 +50.31% 9
Midlands -2 2 £350 +133.33%
Support Engineer
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Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1279 (67.89%) Windows
2 758 (40.23%) Active Directory
3 654 (34.71%) Microsoft
4 609 (32.32%) Windows 7
5 513 (27.23%) MS Office
6 420 (22.29%) Windows XP
7 374 (19.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 348 (18.47%) MS Exchange
9 336 (17.83%) MS Excel
10 330 (17.52%) VMware
11 304 (16.14%) ITIL
12 280 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
12 280 (14.86%) Citrix
13 257 (13.64%) Cisco
14 236 (12.53%) Linux
15 217 (11.52%) Firewall
16 210 (11.15%) Security Cleared
17 192 (10.19%) Finance
18 191 (10.14%) Blackberry
19 185 (9.82%) TCP/IP
20 179 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
21 178 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
22 171 (9.08%) SCCM
23 169 (8.97%) SC Cleared
24 167 (8.86%) DNS
25 154 (8.17%) UNIX
26 147 (7.80%) SQL
27 145 (7.70%) HP
28 140 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2010
28 140 (7.43%) SLA

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 348 (18.47%) MS Exchange
2 140 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2003
4 72 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 69 (3.66%) IBM Notes
5 69 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 60 (3.18%) SharePoint
7 43 (2.28%) IIS
8 37 (1.96%) Lync
9 24 (1.27%) Apache
10 22 (1.17%) WebLogic
11 20 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.58%) Tomcat
14 9 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
14 9 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (0.42%) CMS
16 6 (0.32%) ColdFusion
17 3 (0.16%) Lotus Domino
17 3 (0.16%) GlassFish
Applications
1 513 (27.23%) MS Office
2 336 (17.83%) MS Excel
3 31 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.64%) MS Project
6 8 (0.42%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) Maya
8 2 (0.11%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.053%) Windchill
9 1 (0.053%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.053%) CATIA
9 1 (0.053%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 10 (0.53%) Temenos T24
1 10 (0.53%) Eikon
2 5 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
4 2 (0.11%) SunGard Stream Ubix
4 2 (0.11%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.11%) RMDS
4 2 (0.11%) Summit
5 1 (0.053%) Khalix
5 1 (0.053%) assyst
5 1 (0.053%) Sage 300 ERP
5 1 (0.053%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.053%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.053%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 49 (2.60%) Office 365
2 4 (0.21%) SaaS
3 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
3 2 (0.11%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.053%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 217 (11.52%) Firewall
2 185 (9.82%) TCP/IP
3 167 (8.86%) DNS
4 134 (7.11%) LAN
5 124 (6.58%) WAN
6 120 (6.37%) DHCP
7 117 (6.21%) SAN
8 81 (4.30%) VPN
9 69 (3.66%) Internet
10 57 (3.03%) VoIP
11 42 (2.23%) Wireless
12 30 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
12 30 (1.59%) LDAP
13 25 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
13 25 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 23 (1.22%) FTP
15 22 (1.17%) Cisco IOS
15 22 (1.17%) 3G
16 21 (1.11%) Network Security
16 21 (1.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 30 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (1.11%) MySQL
4 19 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
5 18 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (0.85%) Oracle Database
7 10 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.21%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.21%) Cognos Impromptu
12 4 (0.21%) DTS
12 4 (0.21%) Crystal Reports
13 3 (0.16%) SAP BW
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.16%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 11 (0.58%) JIRA
2 8 (0.42%) Jenkins
2 8 (0.42%) Subversion
2 8 (0.42%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.21%) MSI
5 2 (0.11%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.053%) PVCS
6 1 (0.053%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.053%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.053%) Introscope
6 1 (0.053%) VisualVM
6 1 (0.053%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.053%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.053%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 192 (10.19%) Finance
2 91 (4.83%) Banking
3 64 (3.40%) Telecoms
4 41 (2.18%) Front Office
5 38 (2.02%) Back Office
6 28 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 24 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 22 (1.17%) Advertising
9 19 (1.01%) Retail
10 14 (0.74%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.69%) Legal
12 10 (0.53%) Publishing
13 7 (0.37%) Billing
14 5 (0.27%) Law
14 5 (0.27%) French Language
14 5 (0.27%) Japanese Language
15 4 (0.21%) German Language
16 3 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.16%) Multimedia
16 3 (0.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (2.02%) .NET
2 26 (1.38%) XML
3 21 (1.11%) HTML
4 19 (1.01%) Middleware
5 16 (0.85%) CSS
6 14 (0.74%) Web Services
7 10 (0.53%) SOAP
7 10 (0.53%) J2EE
8 9 (0.48%) FIX Protocol
9 8 (0.42%) WCF
10 7 (0.37%) REST
10 7 (0.37%) HTML5
10 7 (0.37%) Application Packaging
11 6 (0.32%) JSON
11 6 (0.32%) OLE
12 5 (0.27%) XSD
12 5 (0.27%) ASP.NET
13 4 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
13 4 (0.21%) LAMP
13 4 (0.21%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 191 (10.14%) Blackberry
2 32 (1.70%) iPhone
3 30 (1.59%) iPad
3 30 (1.59%) Clustering
4 25 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 23 (1.22%) Thin Client
5 23 (1.22%) Computer Science
5 23 (1.22%) Fat Client
6 21 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
7 17 (0.90%) NHS
8 16 (0.85%) Derivative
9 14 (0.74%) Hedge funds
9 14 (0.74%) Fixed Income
10 13 (0.69%) Client/Server
10 13 (0.69%) Statistics
11 10 (0.53%) Open Source
11 10 (0.53%) Handset
11 10 (0.53%) Replication
12 7 (0.37%) Equities
12 7 (0.37%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1279 (67.89%) Windows
2 609 (32.32%) Windows 7
3 420 (22.29%) Windows XP
4 374 (19.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 280 (14.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 236 (12.53%) Linux
7 154 (8.17%) UNIX
8 124 (6.58%) Windows 8
9 104 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 86 (4.56%) Windows Vista
11 52 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 38 (2.02%) Solaris
13 34 (1.80%) Windows 2000
14 29 (1.54%) Mac OS X
15 25 (1.33%) Android
16 22 (1.17%) Mac OS
17 19 (1.01%) Windows 2000 Server
17 19 (1.01%) CentOS
18 16 (0.85%) Apple iOS
19 14 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (16.14%) ITIL
2 76 (4.03%) Migration
3 73 (3.87%) Incident Management
4 63 (3.34%) Service Management
5 58 (3.08%) Service Delivery
6 45 (2.39%) Change Management
7 39 (2.07%) Software Deployment
8 36 (1.91%) Release Management
9 32 (1.70%) Configuration Management
10 31 (1.65%) Capacity Planning
11 29 (1.54%) Project Management
12 28 (1.49%) Problem Management
13 26 (1.38%) Disaster Recovery
14 25 (1.33%) Load Balancing
15 24 (1.27%) Low Latency
16 23 (1.22%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (1.11%) CRM
17 21 (1.11%) Workflow
17 21 (1.11%) ITSM
17 21 (1.11%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (7.80%) SQL
2 82 (4.35%) Perl
3 45 (2.39%) Python
4 41 (2.18%) Bash Shell
5 38 (2.02%) Java
6 37 (1.96%) PowerShell
7 35 (1.86%) C
8 28 (1.49%) Shell Script
9 27 (1.43%) T-SQL
10 21 (1.11%) C++
10 21 (1.11%) JavaScript
11 20 (1.06%) C#
12 18 (0.96%) VBScript
13 17 (0.90%) VB
14 14 (0.74%) PHP
15 10 (0.53%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.42%) Bourne shell
17 7 (0.37%) VB6
17 7 (0.37%) Ruby
18 4 (0.21%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 210 (11.15%) Security Cleared
2 179 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 169 (8.97%) SC Cleared
4 133 (7.06%) MCSE
5 107 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
6 105 (5.57%) MCP
7 70 (3.72%) CCNP
8 65 (3.45%) MCITP
9 64 (3.40%) CCNA
10 59 (3.13%) Degree
11 37 (1.96%) MCSA
12 36 (1.91%) MCTS
13 30 (1.59%) A+ Certification
14 29 (1.54%) DV Cleared
14 29 (1.54%) MCDST
15 20 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 17 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 15 (0.80%) Citrix Certification
19 13 (0.69%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (7.43%) SLA
2 22 (1.17%) QA
3 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.16%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.053%) GMP
6 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 758 (40.23%) Active Directory
2 178 (9.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (4.35%) XenApp
4 72 (3.82%) Hyper-V
5 40 (2.12%) vSphere
6 38 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
7 33 (1.75%) XenDesktop
8 28 (1.49%) VMware ESX
9 25 (1.33%) Terminal Services
9 25 (1.33%) XenServer
10 17 (0.90%) NFS
11 15 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (0.69%) VMware Server
13 12 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 11 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
15 8 (0.42%) ISA Server
16 5 (0.27%) NLBS
16 5 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (0.27%) Xen
17 4 (0.21%) Squid
Systems Management
1 171 (9.08%) SCCM
2 33 (1.75%) Backup Exec
3 27 (1.43%) NetBackup
4 23 (1.22%) SCOM
5 18 (0.96%) WSUS
5 18 (0.96%) Puppet
6 17 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 17 (0.90%) ITRS Geneos
7 16 (0.85%) YUM
8 14 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
9 13 (0.69%) Nagios
9 13 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
9 13 (0.69%) WMI
10 9 (0.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 9 (0.48%) HP SIM
10 9 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
11 8 (0.42%) ARCserve
12 7 (0.37%) OpenView
12 7 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 6 (0.32%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 654 (34.71%) Microsoft
2 330 (17.52%) VMware
3 280 (14.86%) Citrix
4 257 (13.64%) Cisco
5 145 (7.70%) HP
6 71 (3.77%) Lotus
7 70 (3.72%) Oracle
8 64 (3.40%) Red Hat
9 62 (3.29%) Dell
10 48 (2.55%) Apple
11 47 (2.49%) Juniper
12 46 (2.44%) Symantec
13 44 (2.34%) NetApp
14 42 (2.23%) CheckPoint
15 37 (1.96%) AppSense
16 34 (1.80%) CA
17 33 (1.75%) McAfee
17 33 (1.75%) Bloomberg
18 26 (1.38%) F5
18 26 (1.38%) Avaya
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