The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 32 44 49
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 22 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 3.82% 2.68% 2.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.13% 2.76% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 12
Average daily rate £150 £220 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.81% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £251 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.91% +1.66%
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 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
533 615 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 92.53% 96.85% 95.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 322 336
Average daily rate £375 £413 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 46 48
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.86 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £37.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

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 11 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 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
Stevenage +4 9 £120 -
Watford -4 3 £120 -68.00%
Borehamwood - 2 £150 - 2
St Albans +1 1 £250 - 2
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - - 4
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 25 (51.02%) Windows
2 15 (30.61%) Active Directory
3 14 (28.57%) Cisco
4 13 (26.53%) Windows 7
5 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
6 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
7 8 (16.33%) SLA
7 8 (16.33%) Firewall
8 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (12.24%) MS Office
8 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
9 5 (10.20%) LAN
9 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
9 5 (10.20%) Avaya
10 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
10 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
10 4 (8.16%) XMPP
10 4 (8.16%) Juniper
10 4 (8.16%) CCNA
10 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
10 4 (8.16%) Office 365
11 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
11 3 (6.12%) Embedded C
11 3 (6.12%) Embedded C++
11 3 (6.12%) CCNP
11 3 (6.12%) Citrix
11 3 (6.12%) VoIP
11 3 (6.12%) WAN
11 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
11 3 (6.12%) C

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) Firewall
2 5 (10.20%) LAN
2 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.12%) VoIP
3 3 (6.12%) WAN
4 2 (4.08%) DHCP
4 2 (4.08%) DNS
5 1 (2.04%) Broadband
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (2.04%) FTP
5 1 (2.04%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.04%) ISDN
5 1 (2.04%) Network Security
5 1 (2.04%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.04%) VPN
5 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (8.16%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) XMPP
2 2 (4.08%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.08%) iPhone
2 2 (4.08%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.04%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 25 (51.02%) Windows
2 13 (26.53%) Windows 7
3 3 (6.12%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.08%) Linux
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (6.12%) Fault Management
1 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
2 2 (4.08%) Capacity Management
2 2 (4.08%) Change Management
2 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (4.08%) QMS
3 1 (2.04%) Asset Management
3 1 (2.04%) Data Protection
3 1 (2.04%) ITIL
3 1 (2.04%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (2.04%) Line Management
3 1 (2.04%) Network Design
3 1 (2.04%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (2.04%) Regression Testing
3 1 (2.04%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) C
1 3 (6.12%) C++
1 3 (6.12%) Embedded C
1 3 (6.12%) Embedded C++
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.16%) CCNA
2 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) CCNP
4 2 (4.08%) Degree
5 1 (2.04%) CCA
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.04%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.04%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.04%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.04%) MCSA
5 1 (2.04%) MCSE
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (30.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Cisco UCCE
1 2 (4.08%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.04%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Cisco
2 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.20%) Avaya
4 4 (8.16%) Juniper
5 3 (6.12%) Citrix
6 2 (4.08%) Amdocs
6 2 (4.08%) Aruba
6 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.08%) Remedy
6 2 (4.08%) Siemens
6 2 (4.08%) Symantec
7 1 (2.04%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.04%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (2.04%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.04%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.04%) HP
7 1 (2.04%) Red Hat