The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Kent region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 33 37 27
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 5 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.75% 2.39% 6.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 2.47% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 12
Median daily rate £178 £90 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.92% -76.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £261 £208 £213
% change year-on-year
+25.90% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.14 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.06% +4.12%
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
284 283 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 99.30% 96.59% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 161 164
Median daily rate £388 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 5
Median hourly rate £16.50 £9.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -48.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Kent region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Maidstone - 1 - -
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 Kent region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 5 (27.78%) XenApp
3 5 (27.78%) Firewall
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) MS Office
4 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
4 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
5 3 (16.67%) VoIP
5 3 (16.67%) HP
5 3 (16.67%) DNS
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) CCNA
6 2 (11.11%) DHCP
6 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (11.11%) Avaya
6 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
6 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
6 2 (11.11%) AppSense
6 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Google Apps
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) VoIP
2 3 (16.67%) Wireless
3 2 (11.11%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
4 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.56%) Unix
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Information Governance
3 1 (5.56%) Information Security
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Service Management
3 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCNA
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) DBS Check
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) XenApp
3 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.56%) SCOM
1 1 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) VMware
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 3 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) AppSense
4 2 (11.11%) Aruba
4 2 (11.11%) Avaya
4 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) Extreme Networks
4 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.11%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.56%) Bloomberg
5 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.56%) Google
5 1 (5.56%) iManage
5 1 (5.56%) Intel
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Nortel
5 1 (5.56%) Reuters
5 1 (5.56%) Symantec