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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Support Engineer
UK / England
Rank 546 546 525
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 22 44 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 33
Median daily rate £380 £215 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.74% -29.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £153 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £392 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-45.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £31.50 £20.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.80% +66.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
- +24.00%

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
39347 43465 43051
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.73% 94.90% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25790 28106 27435
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1337 1598 1727
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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
London -7 12 £380 +76.74% 8
East Midlands +1 3 - -
South East +7 2 £113 -25.00% 7
South West +4 2 £320 +70.66% 1
North West +22 1 - - 4
Yorkshire +14 1 - - 4
East of England - 1 £118 - 2
Technical Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 32 (65.31%) Windows
2 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
3 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
3 12 (24.49%) Perl
3 12 (24.49%) Linux
4 11 (22.45%) Unix
5 10 (20.41%) Python
5 10 (20.41%) Shell Script
5 10 (20.41%) Knowledge Management
5 10 (20.41%) Windows 7
5 10 (20.41%) Regular Expression
6 8 (16.33%) Splunk
6 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
6 8 (16.33%) VMware
7 7 (14.29%) Migration
7 7 (14.29%) SCCM
8 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
8 6 (12.24%) Cisco
9 5 (10.20%) Office 365
9 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (10.20%) Citrix
9 5 (10.20%) SQL
9 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (8.16%) Mac OS
10 4 (8.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (8.16%) LDAP
10 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
11 3 (6.12%) Veeam
11 3 (6.12%) GPON

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 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.08%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.04%) CloudStack
5 1 (2.04%) IIS
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.12%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Office 365
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) LDAP
2 3 (6.12%) DSLAM
2 3 (6.12%) GPON
2 3 (6.12%) WAN
3 2 (4.08%) DHCP
3 2 (4.08%) DNS
3 2 (4.08%) Internet
3 2 (4.08%) LAN
3 2 (4.08%) SAN
3 2 (4.08%) Skype
3 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.04%) Broadband
4 1 (2.04%) Firewall
4 1 (2.04%) Intranet
4 1 (2.04%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.04%) Network Security
4 1 (2.04%) VoIP
4 1 (2.04%) VPN
4 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.04%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (4.08%) Finance
1 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.04%) Marketing
2 1 (2.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Over-the-Top Content
1 2 (4.08%) Video on Demand
2 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (65.31%) Windows
2 12 (24.49%) Linux
3 11 (22.45%) Unix
4 10 (20.41%) Windows 7
5 8 (16.33%) Windows Server
6 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (8.16%) Mac OS
8 3 (6.12%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.08%) Android
9 2 (4.08%) Windows 10
9 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.04%) AIX
10 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Knowledge Management
2 7 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (6.12%) ITIL
4 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.08%) ITIL V3
4 2 (4.08%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (4.08%) Project Management
5 1 (2.04%) Benchmarking
5 1 (2.04%) Content Management
5 1 (2.04%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.04%) ITSM
5 1 (2.04%) Network Management
5 1 (2.04%) Presales
5 1 (2.04%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.04%) Service Management
5 1 (2.04%) Threat Management
5 1 (2.04%) Time Management
5 1 (2.04%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) Perl
2 10 (20.41%) Python
2 10 (20.41%) Shell Script
3 5 (10.20%) SQL
4 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) MCDST
2 1 (2.04%) MCSA
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.08%) vSphere
3 1 (2.04%) vCloud
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.04%) XenApp
3 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.04%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (2.04%) NetApp OnCommand
2 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.04%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.33%) Splunk
2 8 (16.33%) VMware
3 6 (12.24%) Cisco
4 5 (10.20%) Citrix
5 3 (6.12%) Dell
5 3 (6.12%) HP
5 3 (6.12%) NetApp
5 3 (6.12%) Veeam
6 1 (2.04%) Acronis
6 1 (2.04%) Aruba
6 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.04%) MobileIron
6 1 (2.04%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.04%) Sophos
6 1 (2.04%) Symantec
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