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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 47 41 44
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 17 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.50% 3.60% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 3.86% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 4
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£160 £160 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -48.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £114 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £236 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £207 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
+3.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 5
Average hourly rate £14.18 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.68 £17.50 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
639 725 646
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 94.11% 93.31% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 371 349
Average daily rate £413 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £493 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 51 26
Average hourly rate £14.85 £23.86 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.74% +70.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 1 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. 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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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
Watford +8 3 - - 2
Stevenage +6 3 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead 0 2 £350 - 2
Hoddesdon - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
St Albans - - - - 2
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Harpenden - - - -
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 26 (76.47%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) MS Excel
3 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
4 10 (29.41%) ITIL
4 10 (29.41%) Windows XP
5 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
5 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (23.53%) Android
7 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
7 7 (20.59%) MS Office
7 7 (20.59%) Cisco
8 6 (17.65%) HP
8 6 (17.65%) SLA
8 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (14.71%) Apple
9 5 (14.71%) VMware
10 4 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (11.76%) Project Management
10 4 (11.76%) CCNA
10 4 (11.76%) Citrix
10 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (11.76%) Coaching
10 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
11 3 (8.82%) XenApp
11 3 (8.82%) Change Control
11 3 (8.82%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
11 3 (8.82%) Dell
11 3 (8.82%) VoIP

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 (8.82%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.59%) MS Office
3 1 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.88%) Route 53
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (5.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (2.94%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) VoIP
1 3 (8.82%) DHCP
1 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.82%) VPN
1 3 (8.82%) DNS
1 3 (8.82%) Firewall
2 1 (2.94%) VLAN
2 1 (2.94%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.94%) ISDN
2 1 (2.94%) LAN
2 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 2 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
1 2 (5.88%) Wiki
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (76.47%) Windows
2 10 (29.41%) Windows XP
3 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (23.53%) Android
5 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
6 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
8 3 (8.82%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (8.82%) Linux
8 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (5.88%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.94%) CentOS
10 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.94%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) Project Management
2 4 (11.76%) Coaching
3 3 (8.82%) Change Control
3 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.88%) HOOD
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.88%) Information Security
4 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.88%) Information Management
4 2 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (5.88%) Web Development
4 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.88%) Auto-Scaling
5 1 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.94%) Time Management
5 1 (2.94%) Migration
5 1 (2.94%) ITSM
5 1 (2.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (11.76%) CCNA
1 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) MCSE
2 1 (2.94%) MCP
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.82%) XenApp
4 1 (2.94%) Firmware
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SAP Afaria
2 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Cisco
3 6 (17.65%) HP
4 5 (14.71%) Apple
4 5 (14.71%) VMware
5 4 (11.76%) Citrix
6 3 (8.82%) Dell
7 2 (5.88%) Symantec
7 2 (5.88%) Avaya
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle
7 2 (5.88%) Altiris
8 1 (2.94%) Google
8 1 (2.94%) CommVault
8 1 (2.94%) Lotus
8 1 (2.94%) Wyse