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 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 156 163 185
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 333 328 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.40% 1.32% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.41% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 174 112
Average daily rate
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£225 £250 £261
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -4.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £135 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £525 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £235 £220
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 43 58
Average hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.60% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £12.75 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £25.00 £22.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -7.53%
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
22006 23242 21227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.23% 93.27% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 15809 16053 14146
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 385 524
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 November 2014.

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 November 2014.

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 November 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 +24 97 £270 +24.13% 29
Docklands, London +24 7 £135 -46.00%
Wembley 0 2 £150 -34.06%
Hayes - 2 - - 1
Hounslow +2 1 £225 - 1
Greenwich - 1 £210 -
Hillingdon - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - - 2
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Stanmore - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Chessington - - - - 1
Croydon - - - - 2
Enfield - - - -
Grays - - - - 1
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Hornchurch - - - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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.

1 449 (66.32%) Windows
2 238 (35.16%) Active Directory
3 214 (31.61%) Windows 7
4 202 (29.84%) Microsoft
5 190 (28.06%) MS Office
6 126 (18.61%) Windows XP
7 124 (18.32%) MS Excel
8 123 (18.17%) ITIL
9 119 (17.58%) Linux
10 116 (17.13%) MS Exchange
10 116 (17.13%) Finance
11 111 (16.40%) Cisco
12 104 (15.36%) Firewall
13 102 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 97 (14.33%) VMware
15 95 (14.03%) Blackberry
16 86 (12.70%) Citrix
17 80 (11.82%) UNIX
18 76 (11.23%) Windows Server 2003
19 74 (10.93%) Banking
20 71 (10.49%) SQL
21 62 (9.16%) TCP/IP
22 61 (9.01%) Perl
23 58 (8.57%) Security Cleared
24 56 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2010
25 55 (8.12%) Cisco Certification
26 53 (7.83%) DNS
27 51 (7.53%) LAN
27 51 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
28 50 (7.39%) SCCM

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 (17.13%) MS Exchange
2 56 (8.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (5.91%) IBM Notes
4 31 (4.58%) SharePoint
5 30 (4.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 29 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 26 (3.84%) Exchange Server 2003
8 19 (2.81%) Lync
9 16 (2.36%) Apache
10 14 (2.07%) IIS
11 12 (1.77%) Tomcat
12 11 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
13 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.59%) JBoss
13 4 (0.59%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.44%) CMS
14 3 (0.44%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 190 (28.06%) MS Office
2 124 (18.32%) MS Excel
3 10 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.15%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.59%) RMDS
3 3 (0.44%) Eikon
3 3 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.44%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.15%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.15%) 3000 Xtra
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.66%) Office 365
2 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.15%) SaaS
3 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.15%) Route 53
3 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 104 (15.36%) Firewall
2 62 (9.16%) TCP/IP
3 53 (7.83%) DNS
4 51 (7.53%) LAN
5 42 (6.20%) VPN
6 41 (6.06%) DHCP
7 39 (5.76%) WAN
8 32 (4.73%) Internet
9 28 (4.14%) BGP
10 25 (3.69%) SAN
10 25 (3.69%) VoIP
11 24 (3.55%) EIGRP
12 19 (2.81%) Wireless
12 19 (2.81%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (2.81%) Multicast
13 18 (2.66%) OSPF
14 17 (2.51%) HTTP
15 16 (2.36%) Network Security
16 14 (2.07%) FTP
16 14 (2.07%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.33%) MySQL
2 9 (1.33%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.03%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.03%) RDBMS
4 5 (0.74%) Big Data
5 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.44%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.44%) MS Access
6 3 (0.44%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.15%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.15%) Cognos Impromptu
7 1 (0.15%) DB2
7 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 7
7 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (0.59%) JIRA
2 3 (0.44%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.30%) Subversion
3 2 (0.30%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.15%) Introscope
4 1 (0.15%) Serena SBM
4 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.15%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.15%) Hudson
4 1 (0.15%) Maven
4 1 (0.15%) Trac
General
1 116 (17.13%) Finance
2 74 (10.93%) Banking
3 29 (4.28%) Telecoms
4 21 (3.10%) Front Office
5 19 (2.81%) Investment Banking
6 14 (2.07%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.48%) Retail
8 7 (1.03%) Advertising
9 5 (0.74%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.74%) Back Office
9 5 (0.74%) Law
9 5 (0.74%) Legal
10 4 (0.59%) Marketing
11 3 (0.44%) French Language
11 3 (0.44%) Games
11 3 (0.44%) Billing
11 3 (0.44%) Local Government
11 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Publishing
12 2 (0.30%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (2.66%) .NET
2 15 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
3 11 (1.62%) HTML
4 7 (1.03%) Middleware
4 7 (1.03%) HTML5
5 6 (0.89%) Rendezvous
5 6 (0.89%) Web Services
6 5 (0.74%) CSS
7 4 (0.59%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.59%) WCF
8 3 (0.44%) XML
9 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.30%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.30%) Application Packaging
10 1 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.15%) REST
10 1 (0.15%) JAX-RS
10 1 (0.15%) Android SDK
10 1 (0.15%) WF
10 1 (0.15%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 95 (14.03%) Blackberry
2 24 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.22%) Fixed Income
3 15 (2.22%) iPhone
4 14 (2.07%) Video Conferencing
4 14 (2.07%) NHS
5 13 (1.92%) Replication
5 13 (1.92%) Computer Science
6 12 (1.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 11 (1.62%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.48%) Derivative
8 10 (1.48%) FlexPod
8 10 (1.48%) iPad
9 8 (1.18%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.03%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.74%) Equities
12 4 (0.59%) Interactive TV
12 4 (0.59%) PKI
12 4 (0.59%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.44%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 449 (66.32%) Windows
2 214 (31.61%) Windows 7
3 126 (18.61%) Windows XP
4 119 (17.58%) Linux
5 102 (15.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 80 (11.82%) UNIX
7 76 (11.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 45 (6.65%) Windows 8
9 38 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (5.17%) Mac OS X
11 27 (3.99%) Mac OS
12 26 (3.84%) Android
13 25 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 23 (3.40%) Apple iOS
15 14 (2.07%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (0.89%) Solaris
17 3 (0.44%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.30%) Windows NT
18 2 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (18.17%) ITIL
2 41 (6.06%) Migration
3 28 (4.14%) Change Management
4 24 (3.55%) Low Latency
5 21 (3.10%) Incident Management
6 16 (2.36%) Asset Management
7 14 (2.07%) Project Management
7 14 (2.07%) Service Management
7 14 (2.07%) Electronic Trading
8 13 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (1.62%) CRM
9 11 (1.62%) Problem Management
9 11 (1.62%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (1.48%) Service Delivery
11 9 (1.33%) PRINCE2
11 9 (1.33%) Coaching
12 8 (1.18%) Mentoring
12 8 (1.18%) E-Commerce
12 8 (1.18%) Configuration Management
13 7 (1.03%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 71 (10.49%) SQL
2 61 (9.01%) Perl
3 33 (4.87%) Python
4 31 (4.58%) Java
5 21 (3.10%) Bash Shell
6 16 (2.36%) PowerShell
7 14 (2.07%) C++
8 13 (1.92%) C
9 10 (1.48%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.33%) PHP
11 8 (1.18%) C#
12 6 (0.89%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.74%) VBScript
13 5 (0.74%) VB
14 4 (0.59%) VBA
14 4 (0.59%) Ruby
14 4 (0.59%) Korn
15 3 (0.44%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
16 1 (0.15%) XPath
Qualifications
1 58 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 55 (8.12%) Cisco Certification
3 49 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (5.91%) MCSE
4 40 (5.91%) SC Cleared
5 35 (5.17%) CCNP
6 26 (3.84%) MCP
7 24 (3.55%) CCNA
8 17 (2.51%) MCSA
9 16 (2.36%) MCITP
9 16 (2.36%) Degree
10 12 (1.77%) CCIE
10 12 (1.77%) A+ Certification
11 8 (1.18%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.89%) CCA
12 6 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.74%) CTC Cleared
14 3 (0.44%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.44%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.61%) SLA
2 8 (1.18%) QA
3 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 238 (35.16%) Active Directory
2 51 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.81%) XenApp
4 13 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.18%) vSphere
5 8 (1.18%) Xen
6 6 (0.89%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (0.74%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.74%) ISA Server
7 5 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.30%) NLBS
8 2 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.15%) UAG
9 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.15%) Squid
9 1 (0.15%) Samba
9 1 (0.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 50 (7.39%) SCCM
2 11 (1.62%) RANCID
3 10 (1.48%) ITRS Geneos
3 10 (1.48%) SCOM
3 10 (1.48%) OpenNMS
4 9 (1.33%) Backup Exec
5 8 (1.18%) Nagios
6 6 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.59%) Zenoss
7 4 (0.59%) WSUS
7 4 (0.59%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.44%) OpenView
8 3 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.30%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.30%) DameWare
9 2 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.30%) Puppet
Vendors
1 202 (29.84%) Microsoft
2 111 (16.40%) Cisco
3 97 (14.33%) VMware
4 86 (12.70%) Citrix
5 40 (5.91%) Lotus
5 40 (5.91%) HP
6 35 (5.17%) Apple
7 34 (5.02%) Oracle
8 27 (3.99%) Red Hat
9 26 (3.84%) Bloomberg
10 25 (3.69%) Reuters
11 24 (3.55%) Juniper
12 21 (3.10%) Symantec
13 20 (2.95%) CheckPoint
14 18 (2.66%) Remedy
15 15 (2.22%) F5
16 14 (2.07%) Dell
17 13 (1.92%) Avaya
18 11 (1.62%) TIBCO
18 11 (1.62%) Sophos
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £370 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 to £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £120.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £210 - £240 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 150-190 Per Day
Posted: 12 days ago
North London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 28 days ago