The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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 Gloucestershire 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 46 23 39
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 5 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.10% 3.31% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 3.49% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Average daily rate
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£163 £288 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.47% -36.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £215 £218
% change year-on-year
-3.48% -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £17.75 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.03 £15.50 £15.54
% change year-on-year
-3.06% -0.24%
Job Titles Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
427 229 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 93.85% 94.63% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 124 258
Average daily rate £353 £365 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 19 32
Average hourly rate £25.50 £19.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.21% -49.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.58 £21.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £35.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Support Engineer
South West

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
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 31 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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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 -6 2 £220 -29.03% 2
Gloucester -14 2 £149 -
Cirencester - - - -
Support Engineer
South West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (21.43%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (14.29%) Network Security
6 2 (14.29%) Firewall
6 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) MS Office
6 2 (14.29%) UNIX
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (14.29%) Citrix
6 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 1 (7.14%) Office 365
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
7 1 (7.14%) vSphere
7 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
7 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (7.14%) C++
7 1 (7.14%) Java

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 2 (14.29%) UNIX
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) Project Management
1 1 (7.14%) Service Management
1 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C++
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
1 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow