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 1 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
1 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 120 119 97
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 1003 882 1014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 2.04% 1.82% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 1.92% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 511 423 475
Median daily rate £276 £225 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £211
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 156 179
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.55 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.34% +10.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.95 £27.35 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.70 £16.00 £15.89
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +0.69%
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
46770 45903 45604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.93% 94.69% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 30997 28980 28587
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 £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1318 1824 1939
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £41.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +21 302 £325 +27.45% 76
London -36 249 £300 +40.35% 101
South West +6 103 £250 +38.88% 28
North East +12 100 £280 +43.58% 10
East of England +19 84 £165 -17.50% 30
West Midlands +15 77 £300 +40.35% 10
North West -32 42 £235 +8.04% 24
Yorkshire -10 33 £250 +25.00% 19
East Midlands -13 12 £228 -22.88% 11
Midlands -4 2 - -
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 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 1158 (59.91%) Windows
2 800 (41.39%) Active Directory
3 641 (33.16%) Microsoft
4 550 (28.45%) Windows Server
5 430 (22.25%) VMware
6 424 (21.93%) Windows 7
7 378 (19.56%) ITIL
8 299 (15.47%) MS Office
9 294 (15.21%) Cisco
10 293 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 291 (15.05%) Security Cleared
12 257 (13.30%) MS Exchange
13 245 (12.67%) Linux
14 239 (12.36%) Citrix
15 233 (12.05%) MS Excel
16 230 (11.90%) DNS
17 221 (11.43%) SQL
18 220 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
19 214 (11.07%) Windows Server 2012
20 204 (10.55%) Windows Server 2003
21 202 (10.45%) SC Cleared
22 198 (10.24%) SLA
23 187 (9.67%) Firewall
24 185 (9.57%) HP
25 181 (9.36%) TCP/IP
26 171 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
27 170 (8.79%) DHCP
28 167 (8.64%) LAN
29 162 (8.38%) WAN
30 161 (8.33%) Office 365

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
1 257 (13.30%) MS Exchange
2 121 (6.26%) SharePoint
3 98 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 96 (4.97%) IIS
5 75 (3.88%) Skype for Business
6 47 (2.43%) Apache
6 47 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 46 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 44 (2.28%) IBM Notes
9 43 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 34 (1.76%) JBoss
11 31 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
11 31 (1.60%) WebLogic
12 28 (1.45%) Tomcat
13 27 (1.40%) Confluence
14 19 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
15 16 (0.83%) WebSphere
16 15 (0.78%) OpenStack
16 15 (0.78%) WordPress
17 12 (0.62%) nginx
Applications
1 299 (15.47%) MS Office
2 233 (12.05%) MS Excel
3 19 (0.98%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.52%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.31%) HipChat
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.10%) MS Project
9 1 (0.052%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.052%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.36%) Eikon
3 6 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.16%) LabWindows
5 3 (0.16%) OpenText MBPM
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.10%) Infor CRM
7 1 (0.052%) assyst
7 1 (0.052%) Documaker
7 1 (0.052%) Maximo
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.052%) RMDS
7 1 (0.052%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.052%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.052%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.052%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.052%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.052%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 161 (8.33%) Office 365
2 72 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.14%) OneDrive
5 20 (1.03%) IaaS
6 16 (0.83%) PaaS
7 14 (0.72%) Yammer
8 12 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.47%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.31%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.26%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.10%) SaaS
13 2 (0.10%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.052%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.052%) IBM PureFlex
14 1 (0.052%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 230 (11.90%) DNS
2 187 (9.67%) Firewall
3 181 (9.36%) TCP/IP
4 170 (8.79%) DHCP
5 167 (8.64%) LAN
6 162 (8.38%) WAN
7 95 (4.91%) Internet
8 93 (4.81%) SAN
8 93 (4.81%) VPN
9 69 (3.57%) VoIP
10 64 (3.31%) Wireless
11 58 (3.00%) HTTP
12 54 (2.79%) Network Security
13 50 (2.59%) LDAP
14 46 (2.38%) Skype
15 45 (2.33%) BGP
16 42 (2.17%) MPLS
16 42 (2.17%) SSL
17 40 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
18 39 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 34 (1.76%) Oracle Database
3 31 (1.60%) Relational Database
4 30 (1.55%) MySQL
5 25 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 14 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
10 10 (0.52%) MS Access
11 9 (0.47%) OLAP
11 9 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.41%) Big Data
12 8 (0.41%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (0.31%) EDRMS
13 6 (0.31%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.26%) Datazen
15 4 (0.21%) DB2
Development Applications
1 30 (1.55%) JIRA
2 26 (1.35%) Subversion
3 25 (1.29%) Git (software)
4 18 (0.93%) GitLab
4 18 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
5 17 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 17 (0.88%) ClearCase
5 17 (0.88%) PVCS
6 16 (0.83%) ClearQuest
6 16 (0.83%) FishEye
6 16 (0.83%) JIRA Agile
6 16 (0.83%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.72%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.31%) Jenkins
9 6 (0.31%) JUnit
9 6 (0.31%) Maven
10 5 (0.26%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.21%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.21%) MSI
General
1 135 (6.98%) Finance
2 90 (4.66%) Telecoms
3 66 (3.41%) Banking
4 36 (1.86%) Back Office
5 33 (1.71%) Retail
6 32 (1.66%) Marketing
7 26 (1.35%) Front Office
8 24 (1.24%) German Language
9 20 (1.03%) Legal
10 17 (0.88%) Billing
11 16 (0.83%) Advertising
12 15 (0.78%) Law
13 13 (0.67%) French Language
13 13 (0.67%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.67%) Spanish Language
14 12 (0.62%) Investment Banking
15 9 (0.47%) Italian Language
15 9 (0.47%) Local Government
16 7 (0.36%) Electronics
17 6 (0.31%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (3.57%) .NET
2 54 (2.79%) XML
3 47 (2.43%) CSS
4 40 (2.07%) HTML
5 39 (2.02%) Web Services
6 23 (1.19%) Middleware
7 21 (1.09%) ASP.NET
8 19 (0.98%) .NET Framework
8 19 (0.98%) LAMP
9 18 (0.93%) SAML
10 13 (0.67%) ADO.NET
10 13 (0.67%) Flash
11 12 (0.62%) LEMP Stack
11 12 (0.62%) MCollective
12 10 (0.52%) 802.1X
12 10 (0.52%) JSON
13 9 (0.47%) Ajax
13 9 (0.47%) J2EE
13 9 (0.47%) Regular Expression
14 8 (0.41%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 125 (6.47%) Data Centre
2 76 (3.93%) Blackberry
3 75 (3.88%) Computer Science
4 72 (3.72%) Driving Licence
5 55 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 48 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
7 36 (1.86%) NHS
8 34 (1.76%) Clustering
8 34 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
9 28 (1.45%) iPhone
10 27 (1.40%) PKI
11 24 (1.24%) Smartphone
12 22 (1.14%) iPad
13 20 (1.03%) Mathematics
13 20 (1.03%) Replication
14 18 (0.93%) Fat Client
14 18 (0.93%) Public Cloud
14 18 (0.93%) Statistics
14 18 (0.93%) Thin Client
15 14 (0.72%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 1158 (59.91%) Windows
2 550 (28.45%) Windows Server
3 424 (21.93%) Windows 7
4 293 (15.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 245 (12.67%) Linux
6 214 (11.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 204 (10.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 158 (8.17%) Windows XP
9 144 (7.45%) Unix
10 124 (6.41%) Windows 8
11 73 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 69 (3.57%) Windows 10
13 64 (3.31%) Solaris
14 48 (2.48%) Apple iOS
15 42 (2.17%) Android
16 35 (1.81%) AIX
16 35 (1.81%) Mac OS X
17 27 (1.40%) Windows Vista
18 15 (0.78%) Mac OS
18 15 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (19.56%) ITIL
2 112 (5.79%) Service Delivery
3 104 (5.38%) Change Management
4 103 (5.33%) Incident Management
5 86 (4.45%) Configuration Management
6 85 (4.40%) Migration
7 73 (3.78%) Problem Management
8 63 (3.26%) Mentoring
9 59 (3.05%) Service Management
10 57 (2.95%) High Availability
11 56 (2.90%) Load Balancing
11 56 (2.90%) Project Management
12 45 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
12 45 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
13 42 (2.17%) ITIL V3
14 41 (2.12%) Capacity Management
15 40 (2.07%) Business Intelligence
15 40 (2.07%) Time Management
16 33 (1.71%) Business Continuity
16 33 (1.71%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 221 (11.43%) SQL
2 129 (6.67%) Java
3 103 (5.33%) PowerShell
4 76 (3.93%) Perl
5 60 (3.10%) C#
6 58 (3.00%) Python
7 57 (2.95%) C
8 48 (2.48%) JavaScript
9 44 (2.28%) C++
10 43 (2.22%) Shell Script
11 38 (1.97%) PHP
12 30 (1.55%) VB
13 23 (1.19%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.03%) VB.NET
14 20 (1.03%) VBScript
15 17 (0.88%) PL/SQL
15 17 (0.88%) T-SQL
16 13 (0.67%) Ruby
17 9 (0.47%) Korn
18 8 (0.41%) AWK
Qualifications
1 291 (15.05%) Security Cleared
2 202 (10.45%) SC Cleared
3 171 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 160 (8.28%) Cisco Certification
5 118 (6.10%) MCSE
6 116 (6.00%) Degree
7 107 (5.54%) CCNA
8 85 (4.40%) CCNP
9 57 (2.95%) DV Cleared
10 56 (2.90%) MCSA
11 50 (2.59%) MCP
12 28 (1.45%) MCITP
13 23 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
14 20 (1.03%) DBS Check
15 17 (0.88%) MCTS
16 14 (0.72%) CCIE
16 14 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 13 (0.67%) A+ Certification
17 13 (0.67%) MCSD
18 12 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 198 (10.24%) SLA
2 16 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 16 (0.83%) QA
3 14 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.10%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.052%) Def Stans
7 1 (0.052%) DICOM
7 1 (0.052%) HL7
7 1 (0.052%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 800 (41.39%) Active Directory
2 220 (11.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (5.07%) XenApp
4 96 (4.97%) Hyper-V
5 85 (4.40%) vSphere
6 60 (3.10%) XenDesktop
7 51 (2.64%) XenServer
8 42 (2.17%) VMware ESX
9 39 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
10 37 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (0.78%) ISA Server
12 13 (0.67%) Squid
13 12 (0.62%) NFS
13 12 (0.62%) qmail
13 12 (0.62%) Terminal Services
14 10 (0.52%) Samba
15 8 (0.41%) BitLocker
16 7 (0.36%) Brightmail
16 7 (0.36%) KVM
16 7 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 148 (7.66%) SCCM
2 45 (2.33%) WSUS
3 34 (1.76%) NetBackup
4 33 (1.71%) XenMobile
5 31 (1.60%) Backup Exec
5 31 (1.60%) Puppet
6 28 (1.45%) SafeCom
6 28 (1.45%) SCOM
7 26 (1.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 25 (1.29%) Nagios
9 20 (1.03%) EdgeSight
10 19 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
11 17 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
12 15 (0.78%) OpenView
12 15 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 14 (0.72%) Graphite
14 13 (0.67%) Cacti
14 13 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 13 (0.67%) ZABBIX
15 12 (0.62%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 641 (33.16%) Microsoft
2 430 (22.25%) VMware
3 294 (15.21%) Cisco
4 239 (12.36%) Citrix
5 185 (9.57%) HP
6 146 (7.55%) Oracle
7 81 (4.19%) Red Hat
8 77 (3.98%) Apple
9 62 (3.21%) IBM
10 57 (2.95%) Symantec
11 55 (2.85%) Remedy
12 46 (2.38%) F5
12 46 (2.38%) Juniper
13 42 (2.17%) Intel Security
13 42 (2.17%) Lotus
13 42 (2.17%) ThinPrint
14 39 (2.02%) Avaya
14 39 (2.02%) Dell
15 38 (1.97%) BMC
15 38 (1.97%) NetApp
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Rate: £138 Per Day per day (Ltd co. basis)
Posted: 21 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 20 hours ago
Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Slough
iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leicester
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £200 per day
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Feltham, Middlesex
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Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
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Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
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Harrogate, North Yorkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300.00 - £301.00 per day
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Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £24.00 - £24.12 per hour
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Boyd
Rate: £14 - £18 per hour
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Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
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Salisbury
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Rate: £30000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
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Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
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Oxfordshire
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Computer People
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Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
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London
iKas International
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