The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support Engineer
Rank 554 530 505
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 36 38 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.079% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.080% 0.085% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 11
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£225 £200 £132
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +51.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £130 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £270 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £200 £183
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £16.56 £12.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.76 £131.60 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.16 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+23.11% +9.09%
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
44745 44574 39549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.56% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28306 28035 23377
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
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 1751 1849 2014
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Technical Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Support Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 29 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Technical Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -1 8 £193 -8.33% 8
East Midlands - 8 £290 -
South West +17 5 £175 +34.61% 5
East of England +1 4 £319 +67.76% 5
South East -14 4 £170 -26.08% 18
North West -15 4 £263 -6.91% 1
West Midlands -7 3 - - 4
Technical Support Engineer
UK

Technical Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in their job title.

1 50 (60.98%) Windows
2 31 (37.80%) Active Directory
3 26 (31.71%) Microsoft
4 25 (30.49%) VMware
5 23 (28.05%) ITIL
6 21 (25.61%) Degree
7 19 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (19.51%) MS Office
9 14 (17.07%) TCP/IP
9 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (15.85%) Computer Science
10 13 (15.85%) MS Exchange
10 13 (15.85%) Linux
11 12 (14.63%) UNIX
11 12 (14.63%) Finance
12 11 (13.41%) Solaris
13 10 (12.20%) Cisco
13 10 (12.20%) Citrix
13 10 (12.20%) FIX Protocol
14 9 (10.98%) Office 365
14 9 (10.98%) HP
14 9 (10.98%) Front Office
15 8 (9.76%) Service Management
15 8 (9.76%) SAN
15 8 (9.76%) Apple
15 8 (9.76%) DNS
15 8 (9.76%) SharePoint
16 7 (8.54%) Windows NT
16 7 (8.54%) Windows 2000

Technical Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (15.85%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.76%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.10%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 3 (3.66%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.66%) Lync
5 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.44%) IIS
6 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (19.51%) MS Office
2 5 (6.10%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.98%) Office 365
2 5 (6.10%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.07%) TCP/IP
2 8 (9.76%) SAN
2 8 (9.76%) DNS
3 7 (8.54%) LAN
3 7 (8.54%) Internet
4 6 (7.32%) WAN
5 5 (6.10%) SMS
5 5 (6.10%) DHCP
6 4 (4.88%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (4.88%) NAS
7 3 (3.66%) VPN
7 3 (3.66%) VoIP
7 3 (3.66%) Firewall
7 3 (3.66%) Wireless
8 2 (2.44%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.44%) GSM
8 2 (2.44%) ATM
8 2 (2.44%) LDAP
9 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.22%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 12 (14.63%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Front Office
3 6 (7.32%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.88%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.66%) Retail
6 2 (2.44%) Banking
7 1 (1.22%) Military
7 1 (1.22%) Automotive
7 1 (1.22%) Law
7 1 (1.22%) Legal
7 1 (1.22%) Advertising
7 1 (1.22%) Publishing
7 1 (1.22%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.22%) Marketing
7 1 (1.22%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.20%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (7.32%) CSS
3 5 (6.10%) HTML
3 5 (6.10%) jQuery
3 5 (6.10%) CSS3
3 5 (6.10%) HTML5
4 4 (4.88%) .NET
5 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.22%) MAPI
5 1 (1.22%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.66%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.44%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.44%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.22%) Clustering
5 1 (1.22%) Derivative
5 1 (1.22%) Telematics
5 1 (1.22%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 50 (60.98%) Windows
2 19 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (15.85%) Linux
5 12 (14.63%) UNIX
6 11 (13.41%) Solaris
7 7 (8.54%) Windows NT
7 7 (8.54%) Windows 2000
7 7 (8.54%) Windows 7
8 6 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (3.66%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.66%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.44%) Android
11 2 (2.44%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.05%) ITIL
2 8 (9.76%) Service Management
3 6 (7.32%) Asset Management
4 5 (6.10%) Supplier Management
4 5 (6.10%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (6.10%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (6.10%) Analytics
5 3 (3.66%) Project Management
5 3 (3.66%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.66%) Server Building
6 2 (2.44%) Change Control
6 2 (2.44%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (2.44%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.44%) Kanban
6 2 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.44%) CMMI
6 2 (2.44%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.44%) Change Management
6 2 (2.44%) Scrum
7 1 (1.22%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.32%) SQL
2 5 (6.10%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.66%) C#
4 2 (2.44%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.44%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.22%) C
5 1 (1.22%) X++
Qualifications
1 21 (25.61%) Degree
2 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.44%) CCNA
4 2 (2.44%) MCP
5 1 (1.22%) MCSE
5 1 (1.22%) CCNP
5 1 (1.22%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.22%) SCSA
5 1 (1.22%) MCITP
5 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (37.80%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.32%) XenApp
3 6 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.88%) vSphere
4 4 (4.88%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.66%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.22%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.22%) XenServer
6 1 (1.22%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) SCCM
2 3 (3.66%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.66%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.22%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.22%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.22%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.22%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 26 (31.71%) Microsoft
2 25 (30.49%) VMware
3 10 (12.20%) Cisco
3 10 (12.20%) Citrix
4 9 (10.98%) HP
5 8 (9.76%) Apple
6 6 (7.32%) Google
7 5 (6.10%) Adobe
7 5 (6.10%) Fidessa
8 4 (4.88%) Dell
9 3 (3.66%) Intel
10 2 (2.44%) ProCurve
10 2 (2.44%) Websense
10 2 (2.44%) Symantec
10 2 (2.44%) Juniper
10 2 (2.44%) IBM
10 2 (2.44%) Sun
10 2 (2.44%) Oracle
11 1 (1.22%) SAP
11 1 (1.22%) Sybase