The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 38 43 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 13 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.83% 2.71% 4.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.02% 2.80% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 1
Average daily rate £225 £234 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.71% +103.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Support Engineer
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire 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
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
430 500 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 93.68% 96.71% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 302 134
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 32
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +170.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.62 £45.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheltenham - 5 £225 - 3
Gloucester +6 3 £125 -28.57% 1
Support Engineer
South West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 9 (34.62%) Citrix
5 8 (30.77%) HP
5 8 (30.77%) VMware
6 6 (23.08%) Cisco
6 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
7 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
7 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
7 5 (19.23%) ITIL
7 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (19.23%) CCNA
8 4 (15.38%) VLAN
8 4 (15.38%) Migration
8 4 (15.38%) Change Management
8 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
8 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
9 3 (11.54%) SonicWALL
9 3 (11.54%) HP Storage
9 3 (11.54%) LAN
9 3 (11.54%) VoIP
9 3 (11.54%) CCNP
9 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
9 3 (11.54%) MS Office
9 3 (11.54%) Firewall

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) VLAN
2 3 (11.54%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) LAN
2 3 (11.54%) VoIP
2 3 (11.54%) Wireless
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (7.69%) Internet
3 2 (7.69%) SAN
3 2 (7.69%) WAN
4 1 (3.85%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Pentaho
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) HP Storage
2 2 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Change Management
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.85%) Coaching
4 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.85%) ITSM
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) CCNA
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.54%) CCNP
2 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.85%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.85%) UAG
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Citrix
2 8 (30.77%) HP
2 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco
3 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (11.54%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.85%) Apple
5 1 (3.85%) AppSense
5 1 (3.85%) Canon
5 1 (3.85%) Sophos
5 1 (3.85%) Symantec