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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Engineer
Rank 604 591 556
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 19 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.038% 0.054% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.057% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 12 24
Median daily rate £375 £200 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £280 £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £223 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
-1.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £18.28 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.53% -9.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £14.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+30.53% -31.70%
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
47291 48931 46133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.80% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31081 31593 28481
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 £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1412 1847 1900
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +6 8 £375 +120.58% 14
London -12 5 £382 +91.00% 5
East of England +20 2 £90 -73.33% 1
East Midlands -6 2 £210 -16.00%
West Midlands -28 1 - - 2
South West - 1 - - 2
Technical Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 62 (77.50%) Windows
2 31 (38.75%) Windows Server
3 30 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 24 (30.00%) VMware
5 23 (28.75%) Linux
5 23 (28.75%) Oracle
6 20 (25.00%) SQL
6 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 16 (20.00%) Unix
8 15 (18.75%) MS Office
8 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
9 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (16.25%) Windows 7
10 13 (16.25%) SharePoint
11 12 (15.00%) MS Exchange
11 12 (15.00%) MCSE
11 12 (15.00%) Telecoms
12 11 (13.75%) Office 365
12 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
12 11 (13.75%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (13.75%) SS7
12 11 (13.75%) Solaris
12 11 (13.75%) Sybase
12 11 (13.75%) GPRS
12 11 (13.75%) WCDMA
12 11 (13.75%) UMTS
12 11 (13.75%) Oracle Database
12 11 (13.75%) Diameter Protocol
13 10 (12.50%) PowerShell

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 13 (16.25%) SharePoint
2 12 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (7.50%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (7.50%) WordPress
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.50%) IIS
6 1 (1.25%) Confluence
6 1 (1.25%) Drupal
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.25%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (18.75%) MS Excel
1 15 (18.75%) MS Office
2 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.75%) Office 365
2 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.50%) OneDrive
3 2 (2.50%) Yammer
4 1 (1.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.75%) Diameter Protocol
1 11 (13.75%) GPRS
1 11 (13.75%) SS7
1 11 (13.75%) UMTS
1 11 (13.75%) WCDMA
2 8 (10.00%) Internet
3 7 (8.75%) Skype
4 6 (7.50%) CDMA
4 6 (7.50%) GSM
4 6 (7.50%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.25%) GGSN
5 5 (6.25%) Intranet
5 5 (6.25%) LAN
5 5 (6.25%) SGSN
5 5 (6.25%) WAN
6 4 (5.00%) Firewall
6 4 (5.00%) NetScaler
7 3 (3.75%) IP Telephony
7 3 (3.75%) Network Security
7 3 (3.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.50%) German Language
3 4 (5.00%) Billing
4 3 (3.75%) Finance
4 3 (3.75%) French Language
4 3 (3.75%) Marketing
5 2 (2.50%) Italian Language
5 2 (2.50%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.25%) Automotive
6 1 (1.25%) Back Office
6 1 (1.25%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.25%) Law
6 1 (1.25%) Legal
6 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) .NET
2 3 (3.75%) CSS
2 3 (3.75%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.50%) DCOM
3 2 (2.50%) HTML
3 2 (2.50%) XML
4 1 (1.25%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 5 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.50%) Clustering
2 2 (2.50%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.25%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.25%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.25%) EPoS
3 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.25%) NHS
3 1 (1.25%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 62 (77.50%) Windows
2 31 (38.75%) Windows Server
3 23 (28.75%) Linux
4 16 (20.00%) Unix
5 13 (16.25%) Windows 7
6 11 (13.75%) Solaris
6 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (7.50%) Windows XP
9 5 (6.25%) Windows 8
9 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.75%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.50%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.25%) Android
12 1 (1.25%) Debian
12 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.25%) SUSE
12 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (7.50%) Migration
2 5 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (5.00%) High Availability
3 4 (5.00%) ITIL
4 3 (3.75%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (3.75%) Change Management
4 3 (3.75%) Configuration Management
4 3 (3.75%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (2.50%) ITIL V3
5 2 (2.50%) MVC
5 2 (2.50%) RAD
6 1 (1.25%) CRM
6 1 (1.25%) ERP
6 1 (1.25%) Service Management
6 1 (1.25%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.25%) Software Testing
6 1 (1.25%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.25%) Web Development
6 1 (1.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.00%) SQL
2 10 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 8 (10.00%) C#
3 8 (10.00%) Python
4 6 (7.50%) Java
5 4 (5.00%) Perl
5 4 (5.00%) Ruby
6 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.75%) VB
7 2 (2.50%) C
7 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.50%) PHP
7 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.50%) VB6
8 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.25%) C++
8 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (15.00%) MCSE
3 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
4 8 (10.00%) MCITP
5 6 (7.50%) DV Cleared
6 5 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (6.25%) Degree
7 4 (5.00%) CCNA
7 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.75%) A+ Certification
8 3 (3.75%) MCDST
8 3 (3.75%) MCTS
9 2 (2.50%) MCSA
9 2 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.25%) CCNP
10 1 (1.25%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.75%) SLA
2 6 (7.50%) QA
System Software
1 30 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.50%) vSphere
4 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.50%) vCloud
6 2 (2.50%) XenServer
7 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.25%) Samba
7 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.25%) Netcool
3 1 (1.25%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 24 (30.00%) VMware
2 23 (28.75%) Oracle
3 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (13.75%) Sybase
5 7 (8.75%) F5
6 6 (7.50%) Cisco
7 4 (5.00%) Apple
7 4 (5.00%) Huawei
7 4 (5.00%) Juniper
8 3 (3.75%) Becrypt
8 3 (3.75%) Lumension
8 3 (3.75%) Splunk
9 2 (2.50%) Citrix
9 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.25%) AppSense
10 1 (1.25%) Dell
10 1 (1.25%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.25%) Remedy
10 1 (1.25%) ThinPrint
10 1 (1.25%) Veritas