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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 119 109 111
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 875 878 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.78% 1.84% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.99% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 378 289
Average daily rate
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£220 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £114 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £207 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
+3.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 159 246
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.63 £26.50 £23.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.69%
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
45333 44161 38662
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.46% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 27997 26983 22727
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1804 1877 2051
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 March 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 30 March 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 30 March 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 -2 287 £200 -11.11% 124
South East -10 252 £250 +8.69% 75
South West +18 78 £180 -42.40% 55
East of England +1 60 £160 -20.00% 29
West Midlands +10 59 £214 -14.50% 15
North West -30 49 £200 -11.11% 29
Yorkshire +3 45 £160 -10.48% 11
East Midlands -24 35 £293 +165.90% 15
North East -6 9 - - 2
Midlands +2 1 - -
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 1171 (64.84%) Windows
2 712 (39.42%) Active Directory
3 599 (33.17%) Microsoft
4 493 (27.30%) Windows 7
5 393 (21.76%) MS Office
6 352 (19.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 336 (18.60%) ITIL
8 328 (18.16%) VMware
9 322 (17.83%) Windows XP
10 318 (17.61%) MS Exchange
11 266 (14.73%) MS Excel
12 251 (13.90%) Cisco
13 231 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 229 (12.68%) Citrix
15 214 (11.85%) Security Cleared
16 201 (11.13%) Linux
17 185 (10.24%) Windows Server 2012
18 182 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
19 172 (9.52%) TCP/IP
19 172 (9.52%) Firewall
20 168 (9.30%) DNS
21 165 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
22 161 (8.91%) SLA
23 159 (8.80%) LAN
24 157 (8.69%) SQL
25 156 (8.64%) Blackberry
26 153 (8.47%) SCCM
26 153 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
27 152 (8.42%) SC Cleared
28 148 (8.19%) Finance

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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
1 318 (17.61%) MS Exchange
2 153 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 86 (4.76%) Lync
4 76 (4.21%) SharePoint
5 66 (3.65%) IIS
6 64 (3.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 59 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 57 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
9 42 (2.33%) IBM Notes
10 39 (2.16%) Apache
11 34 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
12 16 (0.89%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.72%) Tomcat
14 11 (0.61%) JBoss
14 11 (0.61%) WebLogic
15 10 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
16 9 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
17 8 (0.44%) Confluence
18 7 (0.39%) nginx
18 7 (0.39%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 393 (21.76%) MS Office
2 266 (14.73%) MS Excel
3 24 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.11%) MS Project
6 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.055%) InDesign
7 1 (0.055%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 15 (0.83%) RMDS
2 9 (0.50%) Eikon
3 7 (0.39%) assyst
4 4 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.055%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.055%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.055%) Summit
6 1 (0.055%) Front Arena
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.055%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.055%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.055%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.055%) GoldMine
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.055%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 56 (3.10%) Office 365
2 16 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (0.33%) PaaS
5 5 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.28%) Amazon S3
5 5 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (0.22%) SaaS
6 4 (0.22%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.17%) Route 53
7 3 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.055%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.055%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 172 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 172 (9.52%) Firewall
2 168 (9.30%) DNS
3 159 (8.80%) LAN
4 133 (7.36%) WAN
5 125 (6.92%) DHCP
6 108 (5.98%) VPN
7 78 (4.32%) VoIP
8 75 (4.15%) SAN
9 66 (3.65%) Wireless
10 64 (3.54%) Internet
11 36 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
12 32 (1.77%) BGP
13 30 (1.66%) OSPF
13 30 (1.66%) Network Security
14 26 (1.44%) VLAN
15 22 (1.22%) MPLS
15 22 (1.22%) 3G
16 21 (1.16%) EIGRP
16 21 (1.16%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.10%) MySQL
3 19 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 14 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 13 (0.72%) FileMaker
7 12 (0.66%) MS Access
8 9 (0.50%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
10 7 (0.39%) DTS
11 6 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.33%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.33%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.28%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.28%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.11%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 11 (0.61%) JIRA
2 8 (0.44%) Introscope
2 8 (0.44%) JMeter
2 8 (0.44%) Git (software)
2 8 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (0.39%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.28%) Subversion
5 4 (0.22%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.17%) PVCS
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.11%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.11%) MSI
7 2 (0.11%) Maven
7 2 (0.11%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.11%) Hudson
7 2 (0.11%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.055%) Rational Application Developer
8 1 (0.055%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.055%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.055%) StarTeam
General
1 148 (8.19%) Finance
2 70 (3.88%) Telecoms
3 64 (3.54%) Banking
4 30 (1.66%) Retail
5 21 (1.16%) Back Office
6 20 (1.11%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 17 (0.94%) Legal
10 13 (0.72%) Front Office
11 11 (0.61%) Automotive
12 9 (0.50%) Law
12 9 (0.50%) Multimedia
12 9 (0.50%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.50%) Marketing
13 8 (0.44%) Publishing
14 7 (0.39%) Games
14 7 (0.39%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.33%) Japanese Language
15 6 (0.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.05%) .NET
2 24 (1.33%) HTML
3 17 (0.94%) Web Services
3 17 (0.94%) Application Packaging
4 16 (0.89%) Middleware
5 14 (0.78%) FIX Protocol
6 10 (0.55%) XML
6 10 (0.55%) LAMP
7 9 (0.50%) ASP.NET
8 8 (0.44%) Java EE
9 7 (0.39%) CSS
10 6 (0.33%) XHTML
11 5 (0.28%) JSP
11 5 (0.28%) libvirt
11 5 (0.28%) XMPP
11 5 (0.28%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.17%) OLE
12 3 (0.17%) JSON
12 3 (0.17%) J2EE
12 3 (0.17%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 156 (8.64%) Blackberry
2 93 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (3.16%) NHS
4 44 (2.44%) iPhone
5 36 (1.99%) iPad
6 33 (1.83%) Clustering
7 31 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 26 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
9 23 (1.27%) Computer Science
10 21 (1.16%) Replication
11 12 (0.66%) Hedge funds
12 11 (0.61%) Fat Client
12 11 (0.61%) Thin Client
13 10 (0.55%) PKI
13 10 (0.55%) Smartphone
14 8 (0.44%) FlexPod
15 7 (0.39%) FMCG
15 7 (0.39%) Open Source
15 7 (0.39%) PDA
15 7 (0.39%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1171 (64.84%) Windows
2 493 (27.30%) Windows 7
3 352 (19.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 322 (17.83%) Windows XP
5 231 (12.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 201 (11.13%) Linux
7 185 (10.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 120 (6.64%) UNIX
9 113 (6.26%) Windows 8
10 62 (3.43%) Mac OS X
11 43 (2.38%) Android
12 37 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 36 (1.99%) Windows Vista
14 28 (1.55%) Solaris
15 27 (1.50%) Apple iOS
16 25 (1.38%) Windows 2000
17 22 (1.22%) CentOS
18 20 (1.11%) Ubuntu
19 14 (0.78%) Mac OS X Server
20 13 (0.72%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 336 (18.60%) ITIL
2 81 (4.49%) Incident Management
3 76 (4.21%) Migration
4 67 (3.71%) Change Management
5 58 (3.21%) Service Management
6 49 (2.71%) Service Delivery
7 45 (2.49%) Problem Management
8 44 (2.44%) Configuration Management
9 40 (2.21%) Asset Management
10 38 (2.10%) Project Management
11 31 (1.72%) ITIL V3
12 28 (1.55%) Network Monitoring
13 27 (1.50%) E-Commerce
14 25 (1.38%) Network Management
15 22 (1.22%) Change Control
15 22 (1.22%) CRM
16 21 (1.16%) Network Design
16 21 (1.16%) Time Management
17 20 (1.11%) Root Cause Analysis
17 20 (1.11%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 157 (8.69%) SQL
2 58 (3.21%) PowerShell
3 47 (2.60%) Java
4 39 (2.16%) Perl
5 26 (1.44%) Python
6 19 (1.05%) PHP
6 19 (1.05%) C
6 19 (1.05%) C#
7 18 (1.00%) JavaScript
8 14 (0.78%) Shell Script
8 14 (0.78%) VBScript
9 12 (0.66%) Ruby
10 11 (0.61%) T-SQL
11 9 (0.50%) Bash Shell
12 7 (0.39%) C++
12 7 (0.39%) VB
13 6 (0.33%) VB.NET
13 6 (0.33%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.22%) VBA
15 2 (0.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 214 (11.85%) Security Cleared
2 182 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 152 (8.42%) SC Cleared
4 135 (7.48%) Cisco Certification
5 118 (6.53%) MCSE
6 114 (6.31%) CCNA
7 75 (4.15%) MCP
8 71 (3.93%) CCNP
9 66 (3.65%) Degree
10 62 (3.43%) MCSA
11 56 (3.10%) DV Cleared
12 46 (2.55%) MCITP
13 30 (1.66%) A+ Certification
14 20 (1.11%) MCTS
15 15 (0.83%) Network+ Certification
15 15 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 15 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
16 14 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
17 12 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 10 (0.55%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (8.91%) SLA
2 12 (0.66%) QA
3 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.055%) GxP
4 1 (0.055%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.055%) HL7
4 1 (0.055%) DICOM
4 1 (0.055%) JSP 440
System Software
1 712 (39.42%) Active Directory
2 165 (9.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (3.60%) Hyper-V
4 52 (2.88%) XenApp
5 47 (2.60%) vSphere
6 31 (1.72%) XenDesktop
7 21 (1.16%) Terminal Services
8 20 (1.11%) VMware ESX
9 14 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (0.72%) XenServer
11 12 (0.66%) VMware Server
11 12 (0.66%) NFS
12 10 (0.55%) Xen
13 9 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.28%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.28%) Firmware
14 5 (0.28%) Postfix
14 5 (0.28%) Sendmail
14 5 (0.28%) Docker
Systems Management
1 153 (8.47%) SCCM
2 49 (2.71%) SCOM
3 21 (1.16%) Puppet
4 13 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
5 12 (0.66%) Backup Exec
6 11 (0.61%) NetBackup
6 11 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
6 11 (0.61%) Casper Suite
7 10 (0.55%) WSUS
7 10 (0.55%) Nagios
7 10 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (0.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (0.50%) RANCID
8 9 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (0.44%) ITRS Geneos
9 8 (0.44%) OpenNMS
9 8 (0.44%) NSN NetAct
10 7 (0.39%) FortiGate
11 5 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
11 5 (0.28%) Salt
Vendors
1 599 (33.17%) Microsoft
2 328 (18.16%) VMware
3 251 (13.90%) Cisco
4 229 (12.68%) Citrix
5 143 (7.92%) HP
6 98 (5.43%) Apple
7 75 (4.15%) Oracle
8 51 (2.82%) Remedy
9 49 (2.71%) Red Hat
10 48 (2.66%) Lotus
11 47 (2.60%) CheckPoint
12 45 (2.49%) Dell
13 43 (2.38%) Juniper
14 37 (2.05%) F5
15 36 (1.99%) NetApp
15 36 (1.99%) McAfee
16 35 (1.94%) Symantec
17 31 (1.72%) Avaya
18 27 (1.50%) Reuters
19 26 (1.44%) Bloomberg
Gatwick, West Sussex
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £12.00 - £15.00 per hour + none
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £150 - £195 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £300 - 375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £15 to £17 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 3 days ago
Coleford, Gloucestershire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £31.4 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
X4 Group
Rate: £275 - 300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Intapeople
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £290 - £320 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago