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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Engineer
Rank 570 578 584
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 25 41 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.081% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.085% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 15
Median daily rate £161 £288 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.91% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £155 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £401 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £188 £275
% change year-on-year
-17.33% -31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 7
Median hourly rate £22.85 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.57% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £13.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.77 £24.30 £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.20 £14.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.72% -4.83%
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
43594 48186 48136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.54% 94.94% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 28781 31160 30947
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 £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1514 1892 2018
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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
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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
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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 +29 6 £206 -17.50% 11
London -17 6 £380 +16.92% 6
Yorkshire +17 3 £114 - 2
South West +13 3 £320 +70.66% 1
East of England - 3 £143 - 4
North West +5 2 - - 3
East Midlands -2 2 - - 1
Technical Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 31 (62.00%) Windows
2 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (22.00%) Linux
4 11 (22.00%) VMware
4 11 (22.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (18.00%) SCCM
6 8 (16.00%) Unix
7 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
7 7 (14.00%) Python
7 7 (14.00%) Perl
7 7 (14.00%) Shell Script
7 7 (14.00%) Knowledge Management
7 7 (14.00%) Regular Expression
7 7 (14.00%) Windows Server
8 6 (12.00%) Office 365
8 6 (12.00%) Migration
8 6 (12.00%) Cisco
9 5 (10.00%) WAN
9 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 5 (10.00%) LDAP
9 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
9 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
9 5 (10.00%) Splunk
9 5 (10.00%) Mac OS
10 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (8.00%) vSphere
10 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (8.00%) Windows 8

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 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.00%) CloudStack
4 1 (2.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Office 365
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) LDAP
1 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (10.00%) WAN
2 4 (8.00%) LAN
2 4 (8.00%) SAN
3 3 (6.00%) DSLAM
3 3 (6.00%) GPON
3 3 (6.00%) Internet
3 3 (6.00%) Network Security
4 2 (4.00%) DHCP
4 2 (4.00%) DNS
4 2 (4.00%) Firewall
4 2 (4.00%) Skype
5 1 (2.00%) Broadband
5 1 (2.00%) Intranet
5 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.00%) VoIP
5 1 (2.00%) VPN
5 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) ClearCase
General
1 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) Automotive
2 1 (2.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.00%) NHS
2 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (62.00%) Windows
2 11 (22.00%) Linux
2 11 (22.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (16.00%) Unix
4 7 (14.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (10.00%) Mac OS
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.00%) Windows 8
6 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.00%) Android
7 2 (4.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.00%) AIX
8 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.00%) Knowledge Management
2 6 (12.00%) Migration
3 4 (8.00%) ITIL
4 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (4.00%) Project Management
4 2 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (2.00%) Content Management
5 1 (2.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.00%) Information Governance
5 1 (2.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.00%) Network Management
5 1 (2.00%) Presales
5 1 (2.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.00%) Threat Management
5 1 (2.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) Perl
1 7 (14.00%) Python
1 7 (14.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (6.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.00%) Java
3 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) DBS Check
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.00%) MCDST
4 1 (2.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.00%) vSphere
3 3 (6.00%) vCloud
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.00%) XenApp
4 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.00%) BladeLogic
2 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (2.00%) NetApp OnCommand
2 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.00%) VMware
3 6 (12.00%) Cisco
4 5 (10.00%) Splunk
5 4 (8.00%) Citrix
6 3 (6.00%) HP
6 3 (6.00%) NetApp
6 3 (6.00%) Veeam
7 2 (4.00%) Dell
8 1 (2.00%) Acronis
8 1 (2.00%) Aruba
8 1 (2.00%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.00%) MobileIron
8 1 (2.00%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.00%) Sophos
8 1 (2.00%) Symantec
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