The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 56 38 33
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 5 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.02% 2.67% 3.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 2.95% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 10
Average daily rate
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£125 £143 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.28% -51.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £225 £249
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
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
450 440 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 91.46% 90.53% 96.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 218 217
Average daily rate £390 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £550 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 69 78
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.05 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.12 £32.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 18 September 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
Basildon -1 2 - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 1
Colchester - - - - 3
Harlow - - - -
Loughton - - - -
Purfleet - - - -
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
3 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
4 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
4 10 (32.26%) Windows 8
5 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
6 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (22.58%) Cisco
6 7 (22.58%) DHCP
7 6 (19.35%) DNS
7 6 (19.35%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (19.35%) Office 365
8 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
9 4 (12.90%) Firewall
9 4 (12.90%) Backup Exec
9 4 (12.90%) Symantec
9 4 (12.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
9 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
9 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
9 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
9 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
10 3 (9.68%) ITIL
10 3 (9.68%) WAN
10 3 (9.68%) Citrix
10 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
10 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.23%) GlassFish
3 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) TCP/IP
2 7 (22.58%) DHCP
3 6 (19.35%) DNS
4 4 (12.90%) Firewall
5 3 (9.68%) WAN
6 2 (6.45%) LAN
6 2 (6.45%) SAN
6 2 (6.45%) VPN
6 2 (6.45%) IP Telephony
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (6.45%) iSCSI
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.23%) NetScaler
7 1 (3.23%) Wireless
7 1 (3.23%) Internet
7 1 (3.23%) VoIP
7 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) VisualVM
General
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
1 1 (3.23%) .NET
1 1 (3.23%) SOAP
1 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Windows 8
3 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.68%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (19.35%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) Java
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
1 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.45%) CCNP
3 2 (6.45%) CCDP
4 1 (3.23%) CCNA
4 1 (3.23%) MCP
4 1 (3.23%) MCSE
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.45%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (6.45%) Opsview
3 1 (3.23%) Cacti
3 1 (3.23%) Nagios
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) Cisco
3 4 (12.90%) Symantec
4 3 (9.68%) VMware
4 3 (9.68%) Citrix
4 3 (9.68%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.45%) EMC
6 1 (3.23%) JBoss
6 1 (3.23%) webMethods
6 1 (3.23%) CA
6 1 (3.23%) Nimsoft
6 1 (3.23%) Splunk