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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 122 100 111
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 808 866 774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.77% 1.94% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 2.10% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 355 276
Average daily rate
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£225 £225 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £114 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 191 266
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £25.40 £22.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Support Engineer
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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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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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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 +17 295 £240 +1.58% 147
South East -14 219 £231 -11.73% 126
South West -22 62 £225 +45.16% 49
West Midlands +5 51 £225 -17.43% 13
East of England -20 51 £175 +2.94% 29
Yorkshire +7 44 £239 +24.83% 12
North West -13 34 £165 +22.22% 30
East Midlands -14 27 £306 +178.40% 9
North East -7 18 £228 -3.19% 2
Midlands - - - -
Support Engineer
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Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1185 (67.68%) Windows
2 669 (38.21%) Active Directory
3 584 (33.35%) Microsoft
4 521 (29.75%) Windows 7
5 401 (22.90%) MS Office
6 346 (19.76%) Windows XP
7 329 (18.79%) MS Exchange
8 326 (18.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 293 (16.73%) ITIL
9 293 (16.73%) VMware
10 285 (16.28%) MS Excel
11 240 (13.71%) Citrix
12 239 (13.65%) Cisco
13 238 (13.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 222 (12.68%) Linux
14 222 (12.68%) Security Cleared
15 189 (10.79%) Blackberry
16 185 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
17 179 (10.22%) Firewall
18 173 (9.88%) DNS
19 169 (9.65%) TCP/IP
20 168 (9.59%) Finance
21 159 (9.08%) SLA
21 159 (9.08%) HP
22 157 (8.97%) SQL
23 156 (8.91%) SC Cleared
24 153 (8.74%) SCCM
25 152 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2010
25 152 (8.68%) Windows Server 2012
26 150 (8.57%) LAN

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 329 (18.79%) MS Exchange
2 152 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 90 (5.14%) SharePoint
4 80 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 66 (3.77%) IBM Notes
6 64 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 64 (3.66%) Lync
7 62 (3.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 52 (2.97%) IIS
9 33 (1.88%) Apache
10 30 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (0.80%) Tomcat
12 11 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (0.51%) WebLogic
14 8 (0.46%) WebSphere
15 7 (0.40%) Live Communications Server
16 6 (0.34%) SAS
17 5 (0.29%) nginx
17 5 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
17 5 (0.29%) JBoss
Applications
1 401 (22.90%) MS Office
2 285 (16.28%) MS Excel
3 21 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.17%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.11%) MS Project
6 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.057%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.057%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (0.46%) Eikon
2 7 (0.40%) assyst
3 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.29%) RMDS
4 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.057%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.057%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.057%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.057%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.057%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.057%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.057%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.057%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.057%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.057%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.057%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 52 (2.97%) Office 365
2 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.34%) Google Apps
4 5 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.29%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.29%) SaaS
5 3 (0.17%) Route 53
5 3 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.057%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 179 (10.22%) Firewall
2 173 (9.88%) DNS
3 169 (9.65%) TCP/IP
4 150 (8.57%) LAN
5 134 (7.65%) WAN
6 117 (6.68%) VPN
7 116 (6.62%) DHCP
8 88 (5.03%) SAN
9 76 (4.34%) VoIP
10 63 (3.60%) Internet
11 56 (3.20%) Wireless
12 34 (1.94%) BGP
13 32 (1.83%) OSPF
14 27 (1.54%) MPLS
14 27 (1.54%) Network Security
14 27 (1.54%) VLAN
15 24 (1.37%) EIGRP
15 24 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
16 23 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
17 21 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 22 (1.26%) MySQL
3 16 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 13 (0.74%) RDBMS
6 12 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (0.69%) Oracle Database
7 10 (0.57%) MS Access
8 8 (0.46%) NoSQL
9 7 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.29%) Big Data
10 5 (0.29%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (0.17%) MarkLogic
13 2 (0.11%) Essbase
13 2 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.11%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 10 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (0.46%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.34%) PVCS
3 6 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.29%) JIRA
5 4 (0.23%) Subversion
5 4 (0.23%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.11%) Maven
6 2 (0.11%) MSI
6 2 (0.11%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.11%) Fiddler
6 2 (0.11%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.11%) Hudson
7 1 (0.057%) Rational Application Developer
7 1 (0.057%) Trac
7 1 (0.057%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.057%) Ant
7 1 (0.057%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.057%) CruiseControl
General
1 168 (9.59%) Finance
2 82 (4.68%) Banking
3 64 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 23 (1.31%) Retail
5 19 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 18 (1.03%) Investment Banking
6 18 (1.03%) Front Office
6 18 (1.03%) Back Office
6 18 (1.03%) Manufacturing
7 15 (0.86%) Advertising
7 15 (0.86%) Legal
8 11 (0.63%) Law
9 10 (0.57%) Automotive
10 9 (0.51%) Retail Banking
11 8 (0.46%) Military
11 8 (0.46%) Multimedia
12 7 (0.40%) Marketing
12 7 (0.40%) Publishing
13 6 (0.34%) Games
14 4 (0.23%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.00%) .NET
2 22 (1.26%) FIX Protocol
3 18 (1.03%) HTML
4 15 (0.86%) Application Packaging
5 13 (0.74%) Web Services
6 9 (0.51%) ASP.NET
6 9 (0.51%) Middleware
7 8 (0.46%) LAMP
7 8 (0.46%) CSS
8 6 (0.34%) Rendezvous
9 5 (0.29%) libvirt
9 5 (0.29%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.29%) XML
9 5 (0.29%) XMPP
10 4 (0.23%) JSP
11 3 (0.17%) WCF
11 3 (0.17%) LINQ
11 3 (0.17%) SOAP
11 3 (0.17%) MAPI
11 3 (0.17%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 189 (10.79%) Blackberry
2 100 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (2.23%) NHS
4 33 (1.88%) iPhone
5 31 (1.77%) Clustering
6 27 (1.54%) iPad
6 27 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
7 21 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 20 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 17 (0.97%) Fat Client
9 17 (0.97%) Thin Client
9 17 (0.97%) Replication
10 14 (0.80%) Client/Server
10 14 (0.80%) Hedge funds
11 12 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 11 (0.63%) FlexPod
12 11 (0.63%) MPEG
13 10 (0.57%) PDA
14 9 (0.51%) Smartphone
15 8 (0.46%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 1185 (67.68%) Windows
2 521 (29.75%) Windows 7
3 346 (19.76%) Windows XP
4 326 (18.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 238 (13.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 222 (12.68%) Linux
7 152 (8.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 143 (8.17%) UNIX
9 121 (6.91%) Windows 8
10 52 (2.97%) Mac OS X
11 51 (2.91%) Windows Vista
12 48 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 41 (2.34%) Android
14 38 (2.17%) Apple iOS
15 30 (1.71%) Solaris
16 24 (1.37%) Windows 2000
17 18 (1.03%) CentOS
18 17 (0.97%) Mac OS
19 12 (0.69%) Ubuntu
20 9 (0.51%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (16.73%) ITIL
2 76 (4.34%) Migration
3 75 (4.28%) Incident Management
4 69 (3.94%) Service Management
5 62 (3.54%) Change Management
6 45 (2.57%) Configuration Management
7 41 (2.34%) Asset Management
8 38 (2.17%) Service Delivery
9 34 (1.94%) Project Management
10 32 (1.83%) Problem Management
11 28 (1.60%) Disaster Recovery
12 26 (1.48%) Network Management
13 23 (1.31%) Time Management
14 21 (1.20%) E-Commerce
15 20 (1.14%) Network Monitoring
16 19 (1.09%) ITIL V3
16 19 (1.09%) Root Cause Analysis
17 18 (1.03%) CRM
17 18 (1.03%) Coaching
18 17 (0.97%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 157 (8.97%) SQL
2 60 (3.43%) Perl
3 48 (2.74%) Java
4 44 (2.51%) PowerShell
5 36 (2.06%) Python
6 24 (1.37%) C
7 20 (1.14%) PHP
8 18 (1.03%) Shell Script
9 17 (0.97%) C#
10 15 (0.86%) C++
11 14 (0.80%) Bash Shell
12 12 (0.69%) PL/SQL
12 12 (0.69%) VBScript
12 12 (0.69%) VB
13 11 (0.63%) Ruby
14 10 (0.57%) JavaScript
15 8 (0.46%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.40%) Korn
17 6 (0.34%) VBA
18 4 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 222 (12.68%) Security Cleared
2 185 (10.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 156 (8.91%) SC Cleared
4 125 (7.14%) MCSE
5 108 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
6 80 (4.57%) CCNA
7 76 (4.34%) MCP
8 62 (3.54%) Degree
9 56 (3.20%) DV Cleared
10 50 (2.86%) CCNP
11 47 (2.68%) MCITP
12 46 (2.63%) MCSA
13 23 (1.31%) MCTS
14 17 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
15 16 (0.91%) A+ Certification
16 15 (0.86%) CCIE
17 14 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (0.80%) CCA
18 13 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
19 11 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 159 (9.08%) SLA
2 14 (0.80%) QA
3 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.057%) HL7
5 1 (0.057%) DICOM
5 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.057%) GxP
5 1 (0.057%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 669 (38.21%) Active Directory
2 149 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (3.20%) Hyper-V
4 50 (2.86%) XenApp
5 34 (1.94%) vSphere
6 25 (1.43%) XenDesktop
7 21 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 20 (1.14%) Terminal Services
9 17 (0.97%) VMware Server
10 16 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (0.86%) VMware ESX
12 14 (0.80%) NFS
13 12 (0.69%) XenServer
14 11 (0.63%) Xen
15 8 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
16 6 (0.34%) Firmware
17 5 (0.29%) Docker
17 5 (0.29%) Postfix
17 5 (0.29%) Sendmail
17 5 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 153 (8.74%) SCCM
2 39 (2.23%) SCOM
3 17 (0.97%) Backup Exec
4 16 (0.91%) NetBackup
5 15 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 13 (0.74%) WSUS
7 12 (0.69%) RANCID
8 11 (0.63%) OpenNMS
8 11 (0.63%) Puppet
8 11 (0.63%) Nagios
9 10 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
10 9 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 8 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.29%) FortiGate
12 5 (0.29%) Salt
12 5 (0.29%) HP Data Protector
12 5 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
12 5 (0.29%) OpenView
12 5 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.23%) DameWare
Vendors
1 584 (33.35%) Microsoft
2 293 (16.73%) VMware
3 240 (13.71%) Citrix
4 239 (13.65%) Cisco
5 159 (9.08%) HP
6 77 (4.40%) Apple
7 69 (3.94%) Oracle
7 69 (3.94%) Lotus
8 57 (3.26%) Red Hat
9 50 (2.86%) Remedy
10 46 (2.63%) Symantec
11 45 (2.57%) Dell
12 39 (2.23%) CheckPoint
13 34 (1.94%) Juniper
14 32 (1.83%) NetApp
15 30 (1.71%) Reuters
16 27 (1.54%) Avaya
17 25 (1.43%) F5
17 25 (1.43%) Bloomberg
18 24 (1.37%) McAfee
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