The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 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 Kent 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 29 33 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 6 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.71% 2.34% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.91% 2.51% 2.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Average daily rate £190 £120 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -54.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £120 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £120 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £13.21 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Job Titles Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
206 319 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 93.21% 93.27% 91.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 141 149
Average daily rate £360 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £205 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 26
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.03 £11.79 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £90.00 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Support Engineer
South East

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Dartford - 3 £135 - 1
Faversham - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Chatham - - - -
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (40.00%) vSphere
4 6 (40.00%) HP
5 5 (33.33%) Mercator
5 5 (33.33%) MPLS
5 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (26.67%) SCCM
6 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) MS Office
6 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
6 4 (26.67%) LAN
6 4 (26.67%) WAN
7 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (20.00%) Citrix
7 3 (20.00%) SAN
7 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (20.00%) XenApp
7 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
7 3 (20.00%) Firewall
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (20.00%) XenMobile

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Lync
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) MPLS
2 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (13.33%) DNS
5 1 (6.67%) SMTP
5 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) Back Office
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) UNIX
6 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Change Management
2 1 (6.67%) Change Control
2 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CCNP
1 2 (13.33%) CCNA
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) vSphere
3 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (20.00%) XenApp
4 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) XenMobile
3 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) HP
3 5 (33.33%) Mercator
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle
7 1 (6.67%) Sun
West Malling, Kent
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
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