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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 41 38 27
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 7 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.13% 1.48% 3.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 1.52% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate £165 £263 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.14% +38.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £263 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £263 £238
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.48 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.35
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +0.97%
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
307 263 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 93.31% 97.05% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 152 122
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £125 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £9.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £170.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (26.67%) Driving Licence
3 4 (26.67%) DBS Check
3 4 (26.67%) Firewall
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) VoIP
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (20.00%) Wireless
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (13.33%) Aruba
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco
5 2 (13.33%) MS Office
5 2 (13.33%) CCNA
5 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
6 1 (6.67%) LAN
6 1 (6.67%) WLAN
6 1 (6.67%) HND
6 1 (6.67%) CCNP

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) VoIP
2 3 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) WLAN
General
1 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Driving Licence
2 3 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Android
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) DBS Check
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (13.33%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) CCNP
5 1 (6.67%) HND
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Aruba
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
3 1 (6.67%) Avaya
3 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.67%) Juniper
3 1 (6.67%) Nortel
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