The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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 Essex 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 38 42 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 18 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.65% 3.00% 5.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.03% 3.26% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 15
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£190 £229 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.93% -21.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £150 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £238 £220
% change year-on-year
-12.63% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Average hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -45.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £16.00 £20.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £92.00 £102.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.14% +3.33%
Job Titles Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
447 430 486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 90.67% 92.08% 97.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 204 248
Average daily rate £388 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £173 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 74 90
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.66 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.18% -24.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £39.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Engineer across the Essex region.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer across the Essex region.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 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
Colchester -1 6 £190 +18.75%
Basildon 0 4 - - 1
Chelmsford +4 1 - -
Brentwood - - - -
Epping - - - -
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region that cited 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 28 (70.00%) Windows
2 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
5 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 10 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 9 (22.50%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 7 (17.50%) DHCP
8 7 (17.50%) Cisco
8 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (17.50%) Office 365
9 6 (15.00%) DNS
9 6 (15.00%) SQL
9 6 (15.00%) Citrix
9 6 (15.00%) Symantec
10 5 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (12.50%) Linux
10 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
11 4 (10.00%) AIX
11 4 (10.00%) Solaris
11 4 (10.00%) IBM
11 4 (10.00%) Oracle
11 4 (10.00%) NetApp
11 4 (10.00%) Tivoli
11 4 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (10.00%) SCCM
11 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
11 4 (10.00%) Finance

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region that cited 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) GlassFish
4 1 (2.50%) Apache
4 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.50%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (17.50%) DHCP
3 6 (15.00%) DNS
4 4 (10.00%) Firewall
5 3 (7.50%) SAN
5 3 (7.50%) WAN
6 2 (5.00%) LAN
6 2 (5.00%) VPN
6 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (5.00%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.50%) Wireless
7 1 (2.50%) Internet
7 1 (2.50%) LDAP
7 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) VisualVM
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) SOAP
1 1 (2.50%) XML
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.50%) AS400
1 1 (2.50%) iSeries
1 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
1 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (70.00%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 10 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.50%) Linux
5 4 (10.00%) AIX
5 4 (10.00%) Solaris
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (10.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.50%) Information Security
4 1 (2.50%) Change Control
4 1 (2.50%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (2.50%) Service Management
4 1 (2.50%) Quality Management
4 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
1 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.00%) CCNP
2 2 (5.00%) CCDP
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.50%) CCNA
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCP
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (10.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (7.50%) XenApp
2 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Tivoli
1 4 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (10.00%) SCCM
1 4 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (5.00%) Opsview
3 1 (2.50%) Cacti
3 1 (2.50%) SCOM
3 1 (2.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) Cisco
3 6 (15.00%) Citrix
3 6 (15.00%) Symantec
4 4 (10.00%) IBM
4 4 (10.00%) Oracle
4 4 (10.00%) NetApp
4 4 (10.00%) VMware
5 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.00%) EMC
6 2 (5.00%) Altiris
7 1 (2.50%) Nimsoft
7 1 (2.50%) Splunk
7 1 (2.50%) BMC
7 1 (2.50%) CA
7 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.50%) webMethods
7 1 (2.50%) JBoss
Basildon, Essex
Skye Group
Rate: Unspecified - Negotiable Rate
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