The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 27 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 16 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.33% 4.51% 3.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.73% 4.73% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £250 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £230 £245
% change year-on-year
-8.69% -6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
Support Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
279 275 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 93.00% 95.49% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 157 129
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 29
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £13.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +29.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £13.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.01 £35.20 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Kent region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
Chatham - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 16 (61.54%) MS Exchange
3 16 (61.54%) VMware
4 15 (57.69%) Advertising
4 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (53.85%) Citrix
6 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (42.31%) XenApp
8 10 (38.46%) SCCM
9 9 (34.62%) Firewall
9 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
10 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (26.92%) Windows XP
11 7 (26.92%) Finance
12 6 (23.08%) Change Management
12 6 (23.08%) LAN
12 6 (23.08%) WAN
12 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
12 6 (23.08%) MS Office
12 6 (23.08%) SolarWinds
12 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (19.23%) Windows 8
13 5 (19.23%) vSphere
13 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
13 5 (19.23%) Cisco
13 5 (19.23%) DNS
13 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
14 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 16 (61.54%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Lync
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 6 (23.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) Firewall
2 6 (23.08%) LAN
2 6 (23.08%) WAN
3 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
3 5 (19.23%) DNS
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (11.54%) SAN
6 2 (7.69%) VPN
6 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.85%) NAS
7 1 (3.85%) Internet
7 1 (3.85%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (57.69%) Advertising
2 7 (26.92%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) iPhone
1 1 (3.85%) iPad
1 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.85%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
4 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (26.92%) Windows XP
6 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (19.23%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Change Management
2 4 (15.38%) BCP
2 4 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Data Security
4 2 (7.69%) Network Management
5 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.85%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.85%) ITSM
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (15.38%) CCNP
2 4 (15.38%) CCNA
3 3 (11.54%) MCSE
4 2 (7.69%) MCP
4 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (3.85%) ECDL
System Software
1 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 11 (42.31%) XenApp
3 5 (19.23%) vSphere
3 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
5 2 (7.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) VMware
2 14 (53.85%) Citrix
3 13 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (23.08%) SolarWinds
5 5 (19.23%) Cisco
6 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
7 2 (7.69%) Veritas
7 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.85%) Lotus
8 1 (3.85%) HP
8 1 (3.85%) SAP
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