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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support Engineer
Rank 512 529 489
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 45 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.097% 0.023% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.025% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 4 12
Average daily rate
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£285 £255 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -30.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £197 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £275 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 £25.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.49% +87.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-56.89% +28.88%
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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
42937 40749 37644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27345 24737 21780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1683 1811 2275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £40.00
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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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
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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 +12 18 £325 +38.29% 26
London +5 12 £540 +200.00% 13
South West - 4 £250 - 3
West Midlands - 4 £313 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 £245 -
East of England -1 1 £263 -4.54% 8
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 5
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Technical Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 40 (56.34%) Windows
2 28 (39.44%) ITIL
3 25 (35.21%) Degree
4 17 (23.94%) Apple
5 16 (22.54%) Linux
6 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
6 15 (21.13%) VMware
7 11 (15.49%) Finance
7 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (15.49%) TCP/IP
7 11 (15.49%) Active Directory
7 11 (15.49%) UNIX
8 10 (14.08%) SQL
8 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (11.27%) FIX Protocol
9 8 (11.27%) Solaris
10 7 (9.86%) MS Excel
10 7 (9.86%) MS Exchange
10 7 (9.86%) DNS
10 7 (9.86%) Front Office
10 7 (9.86%) Computer Science
10 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (8.45%) Cisco
11 6 (8.45%) DHCP
11 6 (8.45%) SAN
11 6 (8.45%) LAN
12 5 (7.04%) .NET
12 5 (7.04%) Internet
12 5 (7.04%) Fidessa
12 5 (7.04%) Service Management

Technical Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (9.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.82%) Lync
4 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.41%) Apache
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (9.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.63%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.49%) TCP/IP
2 7 (9.86%) DNS
3 6 (8.45%) DHCP
3 6 (8.45%) SAN
3 6 (8.45%) LAN
4 5 (7.04%) Internet
5 4 (5.63%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (4.23%) WAN
6 3 (4.23%) Firewall
6 3 (4.23%) Wireless
6 3 (4.23%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.82%) SSH
7 2 (2.82%) VoIP
7 2 (2.82%) SMTP
7 2 (2.82%) GSM
8 1 (1.41%) SMS
8 1 (1.41%) UMTS
8 1 (1.41%) LDAP
8 1 (1.41%) Intranet
8 1 (1.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (15.49%) Finance
2 7 (9.86%) Front Office
3 5 (7.04%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.23%) Publishing
5 2 (2.82%) French Language
5 2 (2.82%) German Language
5 2 (2.82%) Advertising
5 2 (2.82%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.82%) Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.41%) Marketing
6 1 (1.41%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (7.04%) .NET
3 1 (1.41%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.41%) CSS
3 1 (1.41%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.82%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.41%) Derivative
3 1 (1.41%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.41%) iPhone
3 1 (1.41%) iPad
3 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 40 (56.34%) Windows
2 16 (22.54%) Linux
3 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (15.49%) UNIX
4 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (11.27%) Solaris
6 3 (4.23%) Windows NT
6 3 (4.23%) Windows 2000
6 3 (4.23%) Mac OS X
6 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.23%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.41%) AIX
8 1 (1.41%) Android
8 1 (1.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (39.44%) ITIL
2 5 (7.04%) Service Management
3 4 (5.63%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (5.63%) Kanban
3 4 (5.63%) Scrum
3 4 (5.63%) CMMI
3 4 (5.63%) Incident Management
3 4 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (2.82%) CRM
5 1 (1.41%) ERP
5 1 (1.41%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.41%) Risk Management
5 1 (1.41%) ITSM
5 1 (1.41%) Change Management
5 1 (1.41%) Migration
5 1 (1.41%) Algorithmic Trading
5 1 (1.41%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (1.41%) Document Management
5 1 (1.41%) Change Control
5 1 (1.41%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) SQL
2 4 (5.63%) VB.NET
2 4 (5.63%) C
2 4 (5.63%) C#
3 1 (1.41%) PHP
3 1 (1.41%) VB
3 1 (1.41%) X++
3 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (35.21%) Degree
2 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.41%) MCSE
4 1 (1.41%) MCSA
4 1 (1.41%) MCP
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.41%) CCNA
4 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.41%) MCITP
4 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (15.49%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.82%) vSphere
4 2 (2.82%) XenApp
4 2 (2.82%) XenServer
4 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.82%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.41%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.41%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (4.23%) SCCM
2 1 (1.41%) ARCserve
2 1 (1.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (23.94%) Apple
2 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
2 15 (21.13%) VMware
3 6 (8.45%) Cisco
4 5 (7.04%) Fidessa
5 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.63%) Citrix
6 3 (4.23%) Oracle
6 3 (4.23%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.82%) AppSense
7 2 (2.82%) HP
8 1 (1.41%) SAP
8 1 (1.41%) Juniper
8 1 (1.41%) Sun
8 1 (1.41%) EMC
8 1 (1.41%) Intel
8 1 (1.41%) Google
8 1 (1.41%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.41%) Mitel
8 1 (1.41%) Open Text
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