The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 172 155 186
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 293 339 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.32% 1.43% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.55% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 181 115
Average daily rate
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£200 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £200 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 49 77
Average hourly rate £17.68 £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.94% -19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £22.10 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
20567 21903 20424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.35% 92.65% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14117 15218 13827
Average daily rate £450 £425 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 381 411
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in London

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 Support Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +15 66 £205 -8.88% 19
Croydon +2 5 £160 - 2
Harrow - 5 £205 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £163 -
Docklands, London -1 1 - -
Hounslow -3 1 - -
Hammersmith -8 1 £155 -34.39%
Hayes - 1 £475 -
Northwood - 1 £160 -
Wembley - 1 £95 - 1
West Drayton - 1 £138 -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 372 (61.59%) Windows
2 223 (36.92%) Active Directory
3 194 (32.12%) Microsoft
4 188 (31.13%) Windows 7
5 153 (25.33%) MS Office
6 117 (19.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 116 (19.21%) MS Exchange
8 110 (18.21%) VMware
9 107 (17.72%) ITIL
10 106 (17.55%) Cisco
11 101 (16.72%) Windows XP
11 101 (16.72%) Finance
12 89 (14.74%) Blackberry
13 86 (14.24%) Firewall
14 84 (13.91%) DNS
15 82 (13.58%) Linux
16 81 (13.41%) MS Excel
17 76 (12.58%) Citrix
18 70 (11.59%) TCP/IP
19 67 (11.09%) Windows Server 2003
20 64 (10.60%) Windows Server 2012
21 63 (10.43%) UNIX
22 59 (9.77%) Apple
23 58 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
24 57 (9.44%) Security Cleared
25 55 (9.11%) LAN
25 55 (9.11%) SQL
25 55 (9.11%) Exchange Server 2010
26 54 (8.94%) DHCP
26 54 (8.94%) SCCM

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 116 (19.21%) MS Exchange
2 55 (9.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (6.95%) Lync
4 39 (6.46%) SharePoint
5 34 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 30 (4.97%) IIS
7 25 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 21 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 19 (3.15%) Apache
10 14 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (2.32%) IBM Notes
11 13 (2.15%) WebSphere
12 10 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (1.16%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.99%) JBoss
14 6 (0.99%) Confluence
15 5 (0.83%) nginx
16 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 3 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 153 (25.33%) MS Office
2 81 (13.41%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.17%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (2.48%) RMDS
2 9 (1.49%) Eikon
3 3 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.33%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.17%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.17%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.81%) Office 365
2 10 (1.66%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.99%) PaaS
4 5 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (0.83%) Google Apps
4 5 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.83%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (14.24%) Firewall
2 84 (13.91%) DNS
3 70 (11.59%) TCP/IP
4 55 (9.11%) LAN
5 54 (8.94%) DHCP
6 45 (7.45%) WAN
7 41 (6.79%) VPN
8 26 (4.30%) Internet
9 23 (3.81%) Wireless
10 22 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (3.48%) SAN
12 19 (3.15%) Network Security
13 18 (2.98%) BGP
14 16 (2.65%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (2.65%) VoIP
15 15 (2.48%) EIGRP
15 15 (2.48%) OSPF
16 12 (1.99%) MPLS
16 12 (1.99%) SNMP
17 9 (1.49%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.48%) MySQL
3 13 (2.15%) FileMaker
4 8 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.83%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.83%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.83%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.83%) MS Access
7 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (0.66%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.66%) DTS
8 3 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.33%) Essbase
9 2 (0.33%) DB2
10 1 (0.17%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 8 (1.32%) Introscope
1 8 (1.32%) JMeter
2 7 (1.16%) JIRA
3 6 (0.99%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.66%) Subversion
4 4 (0.66%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.33%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.33%) Maven
5 2 (0.33%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.33%) Hudson
6 1 (0.17%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (0.17%) Ant
6 1 (0.17%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.17%) CruiseControl
General
1 101 (16.72%) Finance
2 54 (8.94%) Banking
3 19 (3.15%) Investment Banking
4 17 (2.81%) Retail
5 15 (2.48%) Financial Institution
6 14 (2.32%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.15%) Front Office
8 11 (1.82%) Legal
9 8 (1.32%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.16%) Back Office
11 6 (0.99%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.83%) Games
12 5 (0.83%) Law
12 5 (0.83%) Japanese Language
13 3 (0.50%) Publishing
13 3 (0.50%) Billing
13 3 (0.50%) Marketing
13 3 (0.50%) French Language
14 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.48%) .NET
2 14 (2.32%) FIX Protocol
3 11 (1.82%) Middleware
4 9 (1.49%) Web Services
5 8 (1.32%) Application Packaging
5 8 (1.32%) Java EE
5 8 (1.32%) HTML
6 5 (0.83%) libvirt
7 4 (0.66%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.50%) CSS
8 3 (0.50%) JSP
8 3 (0.50%) MAPI
9 2 (0.33%) jQuery
9 2 (0.33%) JSON
9 2 (0.33%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.33%) LAMP
9 2 (0.33%) Rendezvous
9 2 (0.33%) Jinja
10 1 (0.17%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 89 (14.74%) Blackberry
2 27 (4.47%) iPhone
3 26 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.97%) iPad
5 15 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.82%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.49%) Hedge funds
7 9 (1.49%) NHS
8 8 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.32%) Replication
8 8 (1.32%) Clustering
9 6 (0.99%) PKI
9 6 (0.99%) Open Source
9 6 (0.99%) FlexPod
10 5 (0.83%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.66%) Equities
11 4 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (0.50%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 372 (61.59%) Windows
2 188 (31.13%) Windows 7
3 117 (19.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 101 (16.72%) Windows XP
5 82 (13.58%) Linux
6 67 (11.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 64 (10.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 63 (10.43%) UNIX
9 42 (6.95%) Windows 8
10 41 (6.79%) Mac OS X
11 17 (2.81%) Solaris
12 15 (2.48%) Android
13 14 (2.32%) Mac OS X Server
14 12 (1.99%) Mac OS
14 12 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 12 (1.99%) Apple iOS
15 8 (1.32%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.99%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.50%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (17.72%) ITIL
2 32 (5.30%) Migration
3 31 (5.13%) Change Management
4 22 (3.64%) Problem Management
4 22 (3.64%) Service Management
5 17 (2.81%) Project Management
5 17 (2.81%) Asset Management
5 17 (2.81%) Load Balancing
6 16 (2.65%) Incident Management
7 15 (2.48%) E-Commerce
7 15 (2.48%) Configuration Management
7 15 (2.48%) Service Delivery
8 14 (2.32%) DevOps
9 11 (1.82%) Change Control
9 11 (1.82%) Release Management
10 9 (1.49%) Mentoring
10 9 (1.49%) Coaching
10 9 (1.49%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (1.49%) Capacity Management
10 9 (1.49%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 55 (9.11%) SQL
2 28 (4.64%) Java
3 24 (3.97%) Perl
4 19 (3.15%) PowerShell
5 16 (2.65%) Python
6 11 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 10 (1.66%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.49%) C#
8 9 (1.49%) Ruby
9 8 (1.32%) PHP
10 6 (0.99%) VBScript
10 6 (0.99%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.83%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.33%) Scala
12 2 (0.33%) Korn
12 2 (0.33%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.33%) VBA
13 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.17%) C
13 1 (0.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 57 (9.44%) Security Cleared
2 49 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
3 46 (7.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (6.62%) SC Cleared
5 37 (6.13%) MCSE
6 30 (4.97%) CCNA
7 26 (4.30%) Degree
7 26 (4.30%) CCNP
8 18 (2.98%) MCITP
9 16 (2.65%) MCSA
10 15 (2.48%) MCP
11 10 (1.66%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.49%) CCIE
13 6 (0.99%) CCA
13 6 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.83%) CCEA
14 5 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.83%) ACTC
15 4 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
16 3 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.97%) SLA
2 6 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 223 (36.92%) Active Directory
2 58 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.81%) vSphere
4 14 (2.32%) XenApp
5 13 (2.15%) VMware ESX
5 13 (2.15%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.82%) Xen
7 10 (1.66%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.83%) Docker
8 5 (0.83%) Postfix
8 5 (0.83%) Sendmail
9 4 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.66%) NFS
9 4 (0.66%) vCloud
10 3 (0.50%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.50%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.33%) Squid
11 2 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 54 (8.94%) SCCM
2 19 (3.15%) Puppet
3 10 (1.66%) Casper Suite
4 9 (1.49%) SCOM
5 8 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.32%) ITRS Geneos
6 7 (1.16%) RANCID
6 7 (1.16%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.99%) OpenNMS
8 5 (0.83%) Salt
8 5 (0.83%) DameWare
9 4 (0.66%) WSUS
9 4 (0.66%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.50%) Foglight
10 3 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (0.50%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.33%) BMC Marimba
11 2 (0.33%) HP NNM
11 2 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 194 (32.12%) Microsoft
2 110 (18.21%) VMware
3 106 (17.55%) Cisco
4 76 (12.58%) Citrix
5 59 (9.77%) Apple
6 36 (5.96%) HP
7 29 (4.80%) Reuters
8 28 (4.64%) Bloomberg
9 27 (4.47%) Oracle
10 24 (3.97%) Juniper
11 21 (3.48%) CheckPoint
12 20 (3.31%) F5
12 20 (3.31%) Remedy
13 15 (2.48%) NetApp
13 15 (2.48%) Red Hat
13 15 (2.48%) Dell
13 15 (2.48%) McAfee
14 14 (2.32%) Lotus
15 13 (2.15%) IBM
15 13 (2.15%) Symantec
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