The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support Engineer
Rank 522 521 534
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 27 18 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.039% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.042% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 4 15
Average daily rate
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£200 £275 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +49.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £194 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £315 £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £275 £187
% change year-on-year
-29.09% +47.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -25.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £13.40 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £18.85 £101.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+20.58% -22.72%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44153 42393 49127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.58% 92.73% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27391 25324 27953
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1825 2021 2514
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.88 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.58% -0.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%
Technical Support Engineer
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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 14 July 2014.

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 14 July 2014.

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 14 July 2014. 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
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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
South East -5 9 £230 -23.33% 22
London +11 7 £205 -18.00% 12
East of England - 5 £190 - 3
South West -23 3 £350 - 4
Yorkshire +9 2 £165 - 1
North West -4 1 - - 5
West Midlands - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
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Technical Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 41 (70.69%) Windows
2 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
3 22 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (36.21%) Active Directory
5 20 (34.48%) MS Exchange
6 18 (31.03%) TCP/IP
7 17 (29.31%) Windows 7
8 16 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (27.59%) MS Office
9 14 (24.14%) Linux
9 14 (24.14%) VMware
10 12 (20.69%) SQL
10 12 (20.69%) Citrix
11 11 (18.97%) UNIX
11 11 (18.97%) Firewall
12 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
12 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
12 10 (17.24%) Windows 8
13 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (15.52%) HTML
14 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
14 8 (13.79%) .NET
14 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (12.07%) HTTP
15 7 (12.07%) SAN
15 7 (12.07%) DNS
16 6 (10.34%) ColdFusion
16 6 (10.34%) LAN
16 6 (10.34%) VB.NET

Technical Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 20 (34.48%) MS Exchange
2 16 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (10.34%) ColdFusion
4 6 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.17%) Lync
6 2 (3.45%) IIS
6 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (27.59%) MS Office
2 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) SaaS
1 2 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.03%) TCP/IP
2 11 (18.97%) Firewall
3 7 (12.07%) DNS
3 7 (12.07%) SAN
3 7 (12.07%) HTTP
4 6 (10.34%) LAN
5 5 (8.62%) WAN
6 3 (5.17%) Internet
7 2 (3.45%) 3G
7 2 (3.45%) SS7
7 2 (3.45%) HTTPS
7 2 (3.45%) SSL
7 2 (3.45%) DHCP
7 2 (3.45%) 2G
7 2 (3.45%) 4G
7 2 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (1.72%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.72%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.90%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (6.90%) Cognos Impromptu
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
1 3 (5.17%) Spanish Language
2 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.72%) Front Office
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.72%) French Language
2 1 (1.72%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) HTML
2 8 (13.79%) .NET
3 6 (10.34%) JSON
3 6 (10.34%) REST
3 6 (10.34%) SOAP
3 6 (10.34%) Web Services
3 6 (10.34%) XML
4 3 (5.17%) CSS
5 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.72%) Middleware
6 1 (1.72%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Thin Client
1 4 (6.90%) Blackberry
1 4 (6.90%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.72%) HP StorageWorks
2 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.72%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.72%) Smartphone
2 1 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 41 (70.69%) Windows
2 22 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (29.31%) Windows 7
4 14 (24.14%) Linux
5 11 (18.97%) UNIX
6 10 (17.24%) Windows 8
7 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (6.90%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.45%) Mac OS X
10 2 (3.45%) Solaris
10 2 (3.45%) Android
10 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.72%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2
2 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce
2 3 (5.17%) Quality Management
2 3 (5.17%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (3.45%) Web Development
3 2 (3.45%) ITIL
3 2 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (1.72%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.72%) Time Management
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (1.72%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (1.72%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.72%) Change Management
4 1 (1.72%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (1.72%) Validation
4 1 (1.72%) Migration
4 1 (1.72%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.72%) Configuration Management
4 1 (1.72%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) SQL
2 8 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.34%) Perl
3 6 (10.34%) PHP
3 6 (10.34%) C
3 6 (10.34%) C#
3 6 (10.34%) C++
3 6 (10.34%) Java
3 6 (10.34%) VB.NET
3 6 (10.34%) Python
3 6 (10.34%) Ruby
4 3 (5.17%) VB6
4 3 (5.17%) VB
5 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Degree
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.45%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) MCSE
4 1 (1.72%) HND
4 1 (1.72%) CCSA
4 1 (1.72%) CCVP
4 1 (1.72%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) SLA
1 3 (5.17%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) GMP
System Software
1 21 (36.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) Terminal Services
3 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
3 4 (6.90%) XenApp
4 3 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.45%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.72%) XenServer
6 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.72%) UAG
6 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) ARCserve
1 4 (6.90%) SCCM
2 3 (5.17%) WSUS
3 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.72%) WMI
Vendors
1 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
2 14 (24.14%) VMware
3 12 (20.69%) Citrix
4 4 (6.90%) Cognos
4 4 (6.90%) Intel
5 3 (5.17%) Cisco
6 2 (3.45%) HP
6 2 (3.45%) Avaya
6 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.45%) AppSense
6 2 (3.45%) WatchGuard
6 2 (3.45%) Kaspersky
7 1 (1.72%) Proofpoint
7 1 (1.72%) Polycom
7 1 (1.72%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.72%) Juniper
7 1 (1.72%) CA
7 1 (1.72%) NetApp
7 1 (1.72%) Dell
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