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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Engineer
Rank 577 562 554
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 54 48 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.095% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.100% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 19 21
Median daily rate £230 £263 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.38% +28.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £457 £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £230 £263 £195
% change year-on-year
-12.38% +34.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £25.66 £17.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.80% +50.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £15.90 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £33.75 £117.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £29.82 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-41.31% +80.72%
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
48408 48020 46900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.98% 94.73% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31915 29666 29143
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1365 1919 1953
Median 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 £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +19 33 £230 +2.22% 4
London -10 10 £215 -36.29% 6
West Midlands -10 4 - -
East of England +7 2 - - 2
South West -7 2 £175 -22.22% 2
North East - 2 £250 -
North West -7 1 - - 4
Technical Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 80 (78.43%) Windows
2 44 (43.14%) Windows Server
3 34 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 29 (28.43%) Oracle
5 28 (27.45%) Linux
5 28 (27.45%) Microsoft
6 24 (23.53%) SQL
7 22 (21.57%) VMware
8 21 (20.59%) Unix
9 19 (18.63%) Solaris
9 19 (18.63%) Windows 7
10 18 (17.65%) MS Office
11 17 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 17 (16.67%) Telecoms
12 16 (15.69%) MS Exchange
12 16 (15.69%) C#
12 16 (15.69%) PowerShell
13 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 14 (13.73%) SharePoint
14 14 (13.73%) MCSE
14 14 (13.73%) Office 365
15 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (12.75%) .NET
16 12 (11.76%) SS7
16 12 (11.76%) Internet
16 12 (11.76%) SQL Server
16 12 (11.76%) Sybase
16 12 (11.76%) GPRS
16 12 (11.76%) UMTS
16 12 (11.76%) WCDMA

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 16 (15.69%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.73%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.88%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (5.88%) WordPress
5 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.94%) IIS
6 1 (0.98%) CMS
6 1 (0.98%) Confluence
6 1 (0.98%) Drupal
6 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.98%) JBoss
6 1 (0.98%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.98%) Node.js
6 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.98%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.98%) WildFly
Applications
1 18 (17.65%) MS Office
2 17 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.73%) Office 365
2 6 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.96%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.96%) Yammer
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.98%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.76%) Diameter Protocol
1 12 (11.76%) GPRS
1 12 (11.76%) Internet
1 12 (11.76%) SS7
1 12 (11.76%) UMTS
1 12 (11.76%) WCDMA
2 9 (8.82%) Skype
3 8 (7.84%) Firewall
4 7 (6.86%) CDMA
4 7 (6.86%) GSM
5 5 (4.90%) DNS
5 5 (4.90%) GGSN
5 5 (4.90%) Intranet
5 5 (4.90%) NetScaler
5 5 (4.90%) SGSN
5 5 (4.90%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.90%) VoIP
6 4 (3.92%) LDAP
7 3 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.76%) Oracle Database
1 12 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.98%) MySQL
4 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 9 (8.82%) Billing
3 7 (6.86%) German Language
4 4 (3.92%) Finance
4 4 (3.92%) French Language
5 3 (2.94%) Marketing
6 2 (1.96%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.96%) Law
6 2 (1.96%) Legal
6 2 (1.96%) Retail
6 2 (1.96%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.98%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.75%) .NET
2 6 (5.88%) HTML
3 4 (3.92%) CSS
3 4 (3.92%) XML
4 3 (2.94%) JSON
4 3 (2.94%) Regular Expression
5 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.96%) DCOM
6 1 (0.98%) J2EE
6 1 (0.98%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.90%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.94%) EPoS
5 2 (1.96%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.96%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.98%) Clustering
6 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.98%) NHS
6 1 (0.98%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 80 (78.43%) Windows
2 44 (43.14%) Windows Server
3 28 (27.45%) Linux
4 21 (20.59%) Unix
5 19 (18.63%) Solaris
5 19 (18.63%) Windows 7
6 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (10.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (9.80%) Windows 8
9 8 (7.84%) Windows XP
10 7 (6.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (5.88%) AIX
11 6 (5.88%) HPUX
12 5 (4.90%) Mac OS X
13 3 (2.94%) Windows 10
14 2 (1.96%) Android
14 2 (1.96%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.98%) Debian
15 1 (0.98%) SUSE
15 1 (0.98%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (6.86%) Business Intelligence
2 6 (5.88%) Migration
2 6 (5.88%) Time Management
3 5 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (4.90%) High Availability
3 5 (4.90%) ITIL
4 3 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (2.94%) Change Management
4 3 (2.94%) Configuration Management
4 3 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (2.94%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (1.96%) ITIL V3
5 2 (1.96%) MVC
5 2 (1.96%) RAD
6 1 (0.98%) Load Balancing
6 1 (0.98%) Performance Testing
6 1 (0.98%) Software Testing
6 1 (0.98%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (0.98%) Web Development
6 1 (0.98%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 24 (23.53%) SQL
2 16 (15.69%) C#
2 16 (15.69%) PowerShell
3 10 (9.80%) Java
4 9 (8.82%) Python
5 5 (4.90%) C++
5 5 (4.90%) Ruby
6 4 (3.92%) C
6 4 (3.92%) Perl
7 3 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.94%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.94%) VB
8 2 (1.96%) PHP
8 2 (1.96%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.96%) VB6
9 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (13.73%) MCSE
3 10 (9.80%) MCITP
4 6 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.88%) Degree
4 6 (5.88%) Security Cleared
5 5 (4.90%) CCNA
5 5 (4.90%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.90%) MCDST
6 3 (2.94%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.94%) MCTS
7 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.96%) MCSA
7 2 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.98%) CCNP
8 1 (0.98%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.98%) MCSD
8 1 (0.98%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.76%) QA
2 8 (7.84%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.90%) vSphere
5 3 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.96%) XenServer
7 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.98%) Samba
7 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.98%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (7.84%) SCCM
2 2 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.98%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.98%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (28.43%) Oracle
2 28 (27.45%) Microsoft
3 22 (21.57%) VMware
4 12 (11.76%) Sybase
5 11 (10.78%) Cisco
6 8 (7.84%) F5
7 7 (6.86%) Apple
8 6 (5.88%) Splunk
9 5 (4.90%) Juniper
10 4 (3.92%) Citrix
10 4 (3.92%) Huawei
11 3 (2.94%) Becrypt
11 3 (2.94%) Lumension
12 2 (1.96%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.96%) HP
12 2 (1.96%) iManage
12 2 (1.96%) NetApp
12 2 (1.96%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.96%) Symantec
13 1 (0.98%) AppSense