The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Technical Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 October 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 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Engineer
Rank 587 607 589
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 30 30 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.061% 0.057% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.060% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 17 18
Median daily rate £325 £250 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £175 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £393 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £255 £300 £248
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 10
Median hourly rate £14.85 - £15.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.33 - £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 - £24.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.85 - £15.50
Technical 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
46288 49909 49165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 30548 32428 30599
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 1920 2004
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Technical Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Technical Support Engineer in the job title.

Technical Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Technical Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Support Engineer across the England region.

Technical Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Technical Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Technical Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Technical Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Support Engineer across the England region.

Technical Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 1 October 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 +12 9 £435 +45.00% 11
London -6 6 £380 +52.00% 7
Yorkshire - 5 £300 -
South West +16 2 £153 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £120 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £210 -
North East - 2 £350 - 1
North West +4 1 - - 3
East of England - 1 £168 - 4
Technical Support Engineer
UK

Technical Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in the job title.

1 39 (75.00%) Windows
2 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
3 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 13 (25.00%) VMware
5 12 (23.08%) Linux
5 12 (23.08%) Windows Server
6 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
6 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
6 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
7 9 (17.31%) Unix
7 9 (17.31%) Relational Database
8 8 (15.38%) SCCM
8 8 (15.38%) Python
8 8 (15.38%) Perl
8 8 (15.38%) SQL
8 8 (15.38%) Internet
9 7 (13.46%) Shell Script
9 7 (13.46%) LDAP
9 7 (13.46%) Knowledge Management
9 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (13.46%) Mac OS
9 7 (13.46%) Regular Expression
9 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (11.54%) Migration
10 6 (11.54%) MS Office
10 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
11 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (9.62%) .NET
11 5 (9.62%) Oracle
11 5 (9.62%) C#

Technical 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 3 (5.77%) IIS
1 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.92%) CloudStack
2 1 (1.92%) Drupal
2 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.92%) Joomla!
2 1 (1.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 6 (11.54%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (9.62%) Office 365
2 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.38%) Internet
2 7 (13.46%) LDAP
3 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.69%) SAN
4 4 (7.69%) WAN
5 3 (5.77%) DSLAM
5 3 (5.77%) GPON
5 3 (5.77%) LAN
5 3 (5.77%) Network Security
6 2 (3.85%) DHCP
6 2 (3.85%) DNS
6 2 (3.85%) Firewall
6 2 (3.85%) HTTP
6 2 (3.85%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.92%) Broadband
7 1 (1.92%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.92%) Intranet
7 1 (1.92%) VoIP
7 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) ClearCase
General
1 3 (5.77%) Billing
2 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Automotive
3 1 (1.92%) Dutch Language
3 1 (1.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) German Language
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) Regular Expression
2 5 (9.62%) .NET
3 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.85%) CSS
3 2 (3.85%) DCOM
3 2 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) Node.js
4 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.77%) Data Centre
1 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) NHS
3 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 39 (75.00%) Windows
2 12 (23.08%) Linux
2 12 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
4 9 (17.31%) Unix
5 7 (13.46%) Mac OS
5 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (9.62%) Windows XP
7 4 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.92%) AIX
9 1 (1.92%) Android
9 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.92%) Debian
9 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (1.92%) SUSE
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.46%) Knowledge Management
2 6 (11.54%) Migration
3 4 (7.69%) ITIL
4 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.85%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.85%) MVC
6 1 (1.92%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.92%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.92%) Information Governance
6 1 (1.92%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.92%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.92%) Network Management
6 1 (1.92%) Presales
6 1 (1.92%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.92%) Project Management
6 1 (1.92%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.92%) Threat Management
6 1 (1.92%) Time Management
6 1 (1.92%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) Perl
1 8 (15.38%) Python
1 8 (15.38%) SQL
2 7 (13.46%) Shell Script
3 5 (9.62%) C#
3 5 (9.62%) Java
4 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.85%) VB
5 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.85%) VB6
6 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) CCNA
3 4 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) MCSE
4 3 (5.77%) A+ Certification
5 2 (3.85%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) vCloud
3 3 (5.77%) vSphere
4 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) SCCM
2 2 (3.85%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.92%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) NetApp OnCommand
3 1 (1.92%) Netcool
Vendors
1 14 (26.92%) Microsoft
2 13 (25.00%) VMware
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle
3 5 (9.62%) Splunk
4 4 (7.69%) Cisco
5 3 (5.77%) Becrypt
5 3 (5.77%) HP
5 3 (5.77%) Lumension
6 2 (3.85%) NetApp
7 1 (1.92%) Apple
7 1 (1.92%) Aruba
7 1 (1.92%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.92%) Citrix
7 1 (1.92%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.92%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.92%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.92%) Remedy
7 1 (1.92%) Veeam
7 1 (1.92%) Veritas