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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 157 200 176
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 338 261 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.39% 1.04% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.12% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 147 115
Average daily rate
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£256 £255 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.49% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £137 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £228 £245
% change year-on-year
-9.34% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 52 51
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.43% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £24.80 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
22500 23238 24253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.48% 92.90% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15318 15932 15951
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 451 618
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% -4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.80 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +6 76 £281 +25.00% 23
Hayes - 9 - -
Docklands, London +18 7 £135 -
Uxbridge -2 4 - -
Bromley +3 2 £140 -
Croydon +1 1 £570 +154.74% 2
Hammersmith 0 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 £180 -
Hounslow - 1 £225 - 1
Ilford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Barnet - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 431 (65.11%) Windows
2 233 (35.20%) Active Directory
3 206 (31.12%) Windows 7
4 202 (30.51%) MS Office
5 195 (29.46%) Microsoft
6 130 (19.64%) Finance
6 130 (19.64%) ITIL
6 130 (19.64%) Linux
7 119 (17.98%) MS Excel
8 115 (17.37%) Windows XP
9 113 (17.07%) MS Exchange
10 96 (14.50%) UNIX
10 96 (14.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 93 (14.05%) Cisco
12 88 (13.29%) Firewall
13 87 (13.14%) VMware
13 87 (13.14%) Windows Server 2003
14 83 (12.54%) Citrix
15 78 (11.78%) Perl
16 72 (10.88%) Blackberry
16 72 (10.88%) Banking
17 61 (9.21%) SQL
18 54 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
18 54 (8.16%) TCP/IP
19 53 (8.01%) LAN
20 52 (7.85%) Python
20 52 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
21 45 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
21 45 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
22 44 (6.65%) SCCM

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 113 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 52 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (5.44%) IBM Notes
4 33 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2003
5 29 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (3.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 21 (3.17%) SharePoint
8 18 (2.72%) Lync
9 15 (2.27%) Apache
10 9 (1.36%) Tomcat
11 7 (1.06%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (0.91%) IIS
12 6 (0.91%) ColdFusion
13 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
14 3 (0.45%) CMS
14 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 202 (30.51%) MS Office
2 119 (17.98%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.91%) Acrobat
4 6 (0.91%) MS Project
5 5 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 10 (1.51%) Temenos T24
2 9 (1.36%) Eikon
3 6 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.45%) Cerner Millennium
5 2 (0.30%) SunGard Stream Ubix
5 2 (0.30%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
6 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.15%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.15%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.17%) Office 365
2 3 (0.45%) SaaS
3 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 88 (13.29%) Firewall
2 54 (8.16%) TCP/IP
3 53 (8.01%) LAN
4 37 (5.59%) WAN
4 37 (5.59%) DNS
5 28 (4.23%) SAN
6 24 (3.63%) DHCP
7 23 (3.47%) VPN
8 22 (3.32%) Internet
9 21 (3.17%) Multicast
10 18 (2.72%) HTTP
11 17 (2.57%) VoIP
12 14 (2.11%) Wireless
13 13 (1.96%) LDAP
13 13 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (1.81%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (1.81%) Network Security
14 12 (1.81%) BGP
14 12 (1.81%) FTP
15 10 (1.51%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (3.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.36%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.06%) MySQL
3 7 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (0.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.45%) Sybase IQ
6 3 (0.45%) SAP BW
6 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.45%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.30%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (0.30%) Cognos Impromptu
7 2 (0.30%) MS Access
8 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.15%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (1.36%) JIRA
2 4 (0.60%) Subversion
3 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.15%) Introscope
4 1 (0.15%) MSI
4 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.15%) Jenkins
General
1 130 (19.64%) Finance
2 72 (10.88%) Banking
3 32 (4.83%) Front Office
4 26 (3.93%) Telecoms
5 21 (3.17%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.27%) Back Office
7 13 (1.96%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.81%) Advertising
9 8 (1.21%) Publishing
10 7 (1.06%) Retail
11 4 (0.60%) French Language
11 4 (0.60%) Legal
12 3 (0.45%) German Language
12 3 (0.45%) Billing
13 2 (0.30%) Local Government
13 2 (0.30%) Japanese Language
13 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.15%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.27%) .NET
2 14 (2.11%) FIX Protocol
2 14 (2.11%) HTML
3 11 (1.66%) Web Services
4 9 (1.36%) XML
4 9 (1.36%) J2EE
5 8 (1.21%) Middleware
6 7 (1.06%) SOAP
6 7 (1.06%) REST
7 6 (0.91%) HTML5
7 6 (0.91%) JSON
7 6 (0.91%) Rendezvous
7 6 (0.91%) CSS
8 4 (0.60%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.60%) WCF
9 3 (0.45%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.30%) Software Packaging
10 2 (0.30%) OLE
11 1 (0.15%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 72 (10.88%) Blackberry
2 19 (2.87%) Fixed Income
3 15 (2.27%) Derivative
4 14 (2.11%) Computer Science
4 14 (2.11%) NHS
5 12 (1.81%) iPhone
5 12 (1.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (1.36%) iPad
7 8 (1.21%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.21%) Equities
7 8 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.21%) Clustering
8 6 (0.91%) Open Source
8 6 (0.91%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.76%) Handset
10 4 (0.60%) Replication
11 3 (0.45%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.45%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.45%) IVR
11 3 (0.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 431 (65.11%) Windows
2 206 (31.12%) Windows 7
3 130 (19.64%) Linux
4 115 (17.37%) Windows XP
5 96 (14.50%) UNIX
5 96 (14.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 87 (13.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (5.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (5.14%) Windows 8
9 23 (3.47%) Mac OS X
10 22 (3.32%) Windows Vista
11 19 (2.87%) Mac OS
12 17 (2.57%) Android
13 14 (2.11%) Windows 2000
14 13 (1.96%) Solaris
14 13 (1.96%) Apple iOS
15 7 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (19.64%) ITIL
2 41 (6.19%) Migration
3 31 (4.68%) Low Latency
4 20 (3.02%) Release Management
5 19 (2.87%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (2.72%) Change Management
7 17 (2.57%) Electronic Trading
8 14 (2.11%) Incident Management
8 14 (2.11%) Load Balancing
8 14 (2.11%) CRM
9 12 (1.81%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (1.81%) Capacity Management
9 12 (1.81%) Time Management
10 11 (1.66%) Project Management
10 11 (1.66%) Problem Management
11 10 (1.51%) Knowledge Management
11 10 (1.51%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 10 (1.51%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (1.51%) Service Delivery
11 10 (1.51%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 78 (11.78%) Perl
2 61 (9.21%) SQL
3 52 (7.85%) Python
4 34 (5.14%) Bash Shell
5 30 (4.53%) Java
6 16 (2.42%) C
6 16 (2.42%) C++
7 13 (1.96%) C#
8 12 (1.81%) Shell Script
9 11 (1.66%) PHP
9 11 (1.66%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.21%) Ruby
11 7 (1.06%) VBScript
11 7 (1.06%) JavaScript
11 7 (1.06%) Bourne shell
12 6 (0.91%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.76%) VB
13 5 (0.76%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.45%) ABAP
14 3 (0.45%) AWK
Qualifications
1 54 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (6.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (6.04%) MCSE
4 36 (5.44%) Degree
5 35 (5.29%) Security Cleared
5 35 (5.29%) CCNP
6 31 (4.68%) CCNA
7 30 (4.53%) MCP
8 25 (3.78%) SC Cleared
8 25 (3.78%) MCITP
9 12 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (1.66%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (1.66%) MCTS
11 9 (1.36%) CCA
11 9 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (1.21%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.21%) MCSA
12 8 (1.21%) A+ Certification
13 7 (1.06%) CCIE
14 5 (0.76%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.44%) SLA
2 12 (1.81%) QA
3 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 233 (35.20%) Active Directory
2 45 (6.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.57%) XenApp
4 11 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.36%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (1.21%) vSphere
7 7 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (0.91%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.91%) ISA Server
9 5 (0.76%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.60%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.45%) Xen
11 3 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.30%) NFS
13 1 (0.15%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.15%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 44 (6.65%) SCCM
2 18 (2.72%) ITRS Geneos
3 12 (1.81%) NetBackup
4 11 (1.66%) Nagios
5 9 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (1.21%) Puppet
7 7 (1.06%) SCOM
7 7 (1.06%) YUM
8 6 (0.91%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.76%) Foglight
10 4 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.60%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.60%) WSUS
10 4 (0.60%) MIMEsweeper
11 3 (0.45%) OpenView
11 3 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.45%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.45%) Cisco UCCX
11 3 (0.45%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 195 (29.46%) Microsoft
2 93 (14.05%) Cisco
3 87 (13.14%) VMware
4 83 (12.54%) Citrix
5 39 (5.89%) Oracle
5 39 (5.89%) HP
5 39 (5.89%) Red Hat
6 36 (5.44%) Lotus
7 29 (4.38%) Bloomberg
8 26 (3.93%) Reuters
9 24 (3.63%) Apple
10 23 (3.47%) Dell
11 18 (2.72%) NetApp
12 17 (2.57%) TIBCO
13 16 (2.42%) Symantec
14 14 (2.11%) CheckPoint
14 14 (2.11%) Fidessa
15 13 (1.96%) Juniper
16 12 (1.81%) Sophos
17 11 (1.66%) Veritas
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Rate: £135 - £150 per day
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Rate: competitive
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