The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Gatwick 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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 16 - 5
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 1.49% - 5.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% - 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
Support Engineer
West Sussex

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Gatwick 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
Gatwick
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
66 74 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gatwick 98.51% 94.87% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 53 9
Average daily rate £400 £343 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.78% -21.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +172.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Gatwick

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Gatwick

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Gatwick

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gatwick

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Panasonic
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (50.00%) WSUS
2 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
2 1 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Gatwick by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gatwick 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) ADSL
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) IPsec
1 1 (50.00%) PBX
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (50.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCSA
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Intel Security
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Panasonic