The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support Engineer
Rank 403 404 421
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +17
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 25 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.090% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.098% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 4
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£200 £179 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.88% +15.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £200 £174
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +15.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Average hourly rate £11.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.47% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £13.90 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £19.60 £28.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +16.66%
IT Support Engineer
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 London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22291 22532 23252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.54% 92.61% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15700 15338 15942
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 423 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

IT Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

IT Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

IT Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

IT Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

IT Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

IT Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

IT Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

IT Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

IT Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +10 8 £165 -9.58% 1
Westminster - 1 £195 -
IT Support Engineer
England

IT Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited IT 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 IT Support Engineer in their job title.

1 29 (69.05%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 17 (40.48%) Active Directory
3 17 (40.48%) MS Exchange
4 14 (33.33%) MS Office
5 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 9 (21.43%) Citrix
7 8 (19.05%) VMware
8 7 (16.67%) Degree
8 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (14.29%) ITIL
9 6 (14.29%) LAN
9 6 (14.29%) MCSE
9 6 (14.29%) WAN
9 6 (14.29%) VPN
9 6 (14.29%) Office 365
10 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (11.90%) Windows 8
10 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (11.90%) VoIP
10 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
10 5 (11.90%) Cisco
10 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
10 5 (11.90%) Internet
10 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
10 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
11 4 (9.52%) SCCM
11 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

IT Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited IT 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 IT Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (40.48%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.38%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) MS Office
2 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.29%) LAN
1 6 (14.29%) WAN
1 6 (14.29%) VPN
2 5 (11.90%) Internet
2 5 (11.90%) VoIP
3 4 (9.52%) Firewall
4 3 (7.14%) DNS
5 2 (4.76%) Wireless
5 2 (4.76%) IP Telephony
5 2 (4.76%) DHCP
5 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.76%) LDAP
5 2 (4.76%) Cisco PIX
5 2 (4.76%) NAS
5 2 (4.76%) FWSM
6 1 (2.38%) Skype
6 1 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.38%) Network Security
6 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (4.76%) Legal
2 1 (2.38%) Games
2 1 (2.38%) Local Government
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
1 3 (7.14%) iPad
2 2 (4.76%) iPhone
2 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.76%) Informatics
2 2 (4.76%) Wiki
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Handset
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 29 (69.05%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.90%) Windows 8
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.14%) Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) Android
5 2 (4.76%) UNIX
6 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) ITIL
2 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 3 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (4.76%) Information Security
4 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.76%) Project Management
4 2 (4.76%) Bioinformatics
4 2 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.38%) OpenUP
5 1 (2.38%) Game Development
5 1 (2.38%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.38%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (16.67%) Degree
2 6 (14.29%) MCSE
3 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
4 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (7.14%) CCNA
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (7.14%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) MCSA
6 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.76%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (40.48%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.14%) vSphere
4 2 (4.76%) NFS
4 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
4 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.76%) Samba
4 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) SCOM
2 1 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.38%) SCSM
2 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (21.43%) Citrix
3 8 (19.05%) VMware
4 5 (11.90%) Cisco
5 3 (7.14%) Apple
6 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (4.76%) Sophos
6 2 (4.76%) NetApp
6 2 (4.76%) Dell
6 2 (4.76%) EMC
6 2 (4.76%) Isilon
7 1 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) Nokia
7 1 (2.38%) Veritas
7 1 (2.38%) CommVault
7 1 (2.38%) Perforce
7 1 (2.38%) Google
7 1 (2.38%) Symantec
7 1 (2.38%) Remedy
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