The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Hertfordshire region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 28 38 45
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 26 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.37% 2.75% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.62% 2.92% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 7
Median daily rate £191 £150 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.16% -31.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £238 £220
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 5
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £12.50 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £49.50 £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+0.56% +3.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
563 548 604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 94.62% 94.32% 96.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 275 303
Median daily rate £425 £390 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -6.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 49 47
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 £20.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.23 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 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
Welwyn Garden City -1 8 £150 -
Stevenage -3 6 £195 - 1
Watford +4 4 £120 -30.43% 2
Hemel Hempstead +4 1 - - 1
Hertford - 1 £300 -
Letchworth - 1 £220 - 1
Harpenden - 1 - -
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
3 10 (23.26%) SC Cleared
3 10 (23.26%) Firewall
3 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
4 9 (20.93%) Juniper
4 9 (20.93%) LAN
5 8 (18.60%) VPN
5 8 (18.60%) Cisco
5 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
5 8 (18.60%) SCCM
6 7 (16.28%) Network Security
6 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
6 7 (16.28%) WAN
6 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
6 7 (16.28%) MS Office
6 7 (16.28%) ITIL
6 7 (16.28%) SQL
7 6 (13.95%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (13.95%) Payment Gateway
7 6 (13.95%) Java
7 6 (13.95%) Broadband
7 6 (13.95%) ISDN
7 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (13.95%) Wireless
7 6 (13.95%) Network Management
8 5 (11.63%) Network Design
8 5 (11.63%) Apple
8 5 (11.63%) EFT
8 5 (11.63%) Internet

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) Apache
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Office
2 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) Firewall
2 9 (20.93%) LAN
3 8 (18.60%) VPN
4 7 (16.28%) Network Security
4 7 (16.28%) TCP/IP
4 7 (16.28%) WAN
5 6 (13.95%) Broadband
5 6 (13.95%) ISDN
5 6 (13.95%) Wireless
6 5 (11.63%) Internet
7 3 (6.98%) DNS
8 2 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.65%) DHCP
8 2 (4.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (4.65%) FTP
8 2 (4.65%) SSL
9 1 (2.33%) Cisco Wireless
9 1 (2.33%) IPsec
9 1 (2.33%) SSH
9 1 (2.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (2.33%) MySQL
2 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (9.30%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.33%) Front Office
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) HTML
2 1 (2.33%) jQuery
2 1 (2.33%) LAMP
2 1 (2.33%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.63%) EFT
2 2 (4.65%) Wiki
3 1 (2.33%) Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.63%) Linux
4 4 (9.30%) Unix
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.33%) Android
7 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) ITIL
2 6 (13.95%) Network Management
2 6 (13.95%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
3 5 (11.63%) Network Design
4 3 (6.98%) CRM
5 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.33%) Application Packaging
6 1 (2.33%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.33%) Change Control
6 1 (2.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.33%) Information Security
6 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.33%) Migration
6 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) Java
3 5 (11.63%) PHP
4 2 (4.65%) C
4 2 (4.65%) C#
4 2 (4.65%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.33%) Perl
5 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 10 (23.26%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (9.30%) DBS Check
5 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.33%) CCNA
6 1 (2.33%) MCP
6 1 (2.33%) MCSA
6 1 (2.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) Juniper
3 8 (18.60%) Cisco
4 5 (11.63%) Apple
5 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.98%) F5
5 3 (6.98%) Remedy
5 3 (6.98%) VMware
6 2 (4.65%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.33%) Adobe
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix
7 1 (2.33%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle
7 1 (2.33%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.33%) Sun