The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 46 45 31
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 10 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.21% 1.85% 3.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 1.88% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 8
Median daily rate £299 £250 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £215 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £305 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £208
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.82
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +1.13%
Support Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
443 533 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 98.01% 98.70% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 294 319
Median daily rate £348 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 38 57
Median hourly rate £16.50 £36.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.48% +119.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.40 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Essex region that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Essex region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
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
Brentwood +9 5 £104 -
Colchester -11 1 £348 +39.00% 2
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 Essex region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
3 8 (38.10%) Citrix
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) MS Office
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
5 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 5 (23.81%) VMware
6 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
6 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
6 4 (19.05%) NHS
6 4 (19.05%) DNS
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (19.05%) SCCM
7 3 (14.29%) Office 365
7 3 (14.29%) DHCP
7 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (14.29%) MCSE
7 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
7 3 (14.29%) ITIL
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
8 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
8 2 (9.52%) Lotus
8 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
8 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (9.52%) Wireless
8 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.52%) IBM Domino
3 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
3 2 (9.52%) IIS
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (28.57%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) DHCP
2 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.52%) HTTP
3 2 (9.52%) IPv4
3 2 (9.52%) ISDN
3 2 (9.52%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) VoIP
3 2 (9.52%) WAN
3 2 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (9.52%) Wireless
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) Skype
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) Classic ASP
1 2 (9.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) NHS
2 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.76%) FlexPod
3 1 (4.76%) iPhone
3 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
2 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.76%) Android
6 1 (4.76%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (9.52%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) MCSE
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) CCNA
2 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) MCITP
3 1 (4.76%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Xen
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
2 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
2 1 (4.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
2 1 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (4.76%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Citrix
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Avaya
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) IBM
4 2 (9.52%) Lotus
4 2 (9.52%) Mitel
5 1 (4.76%) Symantec