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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 158 169 181
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 281 264 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.37% 1.24% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 1.34% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 145 104
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£220 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £136 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £204 £200 £225
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 30 69
Average hourly rate £17.93 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.47% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.53 £22.05 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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
19003 19763 18521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.50% 93.07% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13210 13394 12655
Average daily rate £450 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 315 376 415
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +18 65 £213 +14.86% 18
Kingston Upon Thames +5 11 £300 +9.09% 3
Docklands, London +5 3 £208 +29.68%
Croydon -4 3 £160 - 3
Chiswick +14 1 - - 1
Bromley - 1 - - 2
Hillingdon - 1 - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Chessington - - - - 2
Coulsdon - - - -
Barking - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Feltham - - - -
Grays - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hounslow - - - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Rainham - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - - 2
West Drayton - - - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 395 (64.54%) Windows
2 225 (36.76%) Active Directory
3 200 (32.68%) Windows 7
4 192 (31.37%) Microsoft
5 158 (25.82%) MS Office
6 125 (20.42%) Windows XP
7 120 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 115 (18.79%) MS Exchange
9 108 (17.65%) Blackberry
10 107 (17.48%) Cisco
11 105 (17.16%) VMware
12 103 (16.83%) Finance
13 99 (16.18%) ITIL
14 94 (15.36%) Firewall
14 94 (15.36%) Linux
15 91 (14.87%) MS Excel
16 80 (13.07%) Citrix
17 78 (12.75%) DNS
18 77 (12.58%) TCP/IP
19 75 (12.25%) UNIX
20 73 (11.93%) Windows Server 2003
21 66 (10.78%) Banking
22 62 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
23 60 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
24 58 (9.48%) Security Cleared
25 57 (9.31%) Apple
26 56 (9.15%) Windows Server 2012
27 55 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
27 55 (8.99%) SQL
28 53 (8.66%) VPN

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 115 (18.79%) MS Exchange
2 60 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (6.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 30 (4.90%) Lync
5 29 (4.74%) SharePoint
6 28 (4.58%) IIS
6 28 (4.58%) IBM Notes
7 25 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (2.94%) Apache
8 18 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (1.80%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (1.14%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.98%) JBoss
13 6 (0.98%) Confluence
14 5 (0.82%) nginx
15 3 (0.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 3 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.33%) WorkSite
Applications
1 158 (25.82%) MS Office
2 91 (14.87%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.16%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.80%) RMDS
2 7 (1.14%) Eikon
3 4 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.16%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) 3000 Xtra
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.16%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.61%) Office 365
2 7 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.98%) PaaS
4 5 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.82%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.49%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.16%) Route 53
6 1 (0.16%) IaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 94 (15.36%) Firewall
2 78 (12.75%) DNS
3 77 (12.58%) TCP/IP
4 53 (8.66%) VPN
5 52 (8.50%) LAN
6 48 (7.84%) DHCP
7 39 (6.37%) WAN
8 30 (4.90%) Internet
9 26 (4.25%) Wireless
10 21 (3.43%) VoIP
11 20 (3.27%) BGP
12 19 (3.10%) SAN
13 17 (2.78%) EIGRP
14 16 (2.61%) OSPF
15 15 (2.45%) Network Security
16 14 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (2.12%) MPLS
18 12 (1.96%) SNMP
18 12 (1.96%) HSRP
19 10 (1.63%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.94%) MySQL
3 9 (1.47%) RDBMS
3 9 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.31%) FileMaker
4 8 (1.31%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (0.82%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.82%) Big Data
7 5 (0.82%) MS Access
8 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.49%) MarkLogic
10 2 (0.33%) Essbase
10 2 (0.33%) DB2
11 1 (0.16%) DTS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.14%) JIRA
2 6 (0.98%) Introscope
2 6 (0.98%) JMeter
3 5 (0.82%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.49%) Subversion
4 3 (0.49%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.33%) Maven
5 2 (0.33%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.33%) Hudson
5 2 (0.33%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.16%) Ant
6 1 (0.16%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.16%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 103 (16.83%) Finance
2 66 (10.78%) Banking
3 19 (3.10%) Investment Banking
4 17 (2.78%) Financial Institution
5 16 (2.61%) Retail
6 14 (2.29%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.96%) Front Office
8 9 (1.47%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.98%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.98%) Law
9 6 (0.98%) Legal
9 6 (0.98%) Games
10 5 (0.82%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.65%) Japanese Language
11 4 (0.65%) Marketing
12 3 (0.49%) French Language
12 3 (0.49%) Billing
12 3 (0.49%) Back Office
12 3 (0.49%) Advertising
12 3 (0.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.43%) .NET
2 14 (2.29%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (1.47%) Middleware
4 8 (1.31%) Web Services
4 8 (1.31%) Application Packaging
5 6 (0.98%) HTML
5 6 (0.98%) Java EE
6 5 (0.82%) libvirt
7 4 (0.65%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.49%) JSP
8 3 (0.49%) JSON
8 3 (0.49%) MAPI
9 2 (0.33%) Rendezvous
9 2 (0.33%) LAMP
9 2 (0.33%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.33%) Jinja
10 1 (0.16%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.16%) JavaFX
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 108 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 35 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (5.39%) iPhone
4 21 (3.43%) iPad
5 16 (2.61%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.29%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.96%) Replication
8 11 (1.80%) NHS
8 11 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.47%) Hedge funds
9 9 (1.47%) FlexPod
10 7 (1.14%) PKI
10 7 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.98%) Open Source
12 5 (0.82%) Clustering
13 4 (0.65%) Equities
13 4 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.65%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.65%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.49%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 395 (64.54%) Windows
2 200 (32.68%) Windows 7
3 125 (20.42%) Windows XP
4 120 (19.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 94 (15.36%) Linux
6 75 (12.25%) UNIX
7 73 (11.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 56 (9.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 47 (7.68%) Mac OS X
10 45 (7.35%) Windows 8
11 26 (4.25%) Android
12 21 (3.43%) Apple iOS
13 16 (2.61%) Solaris
14 14 (2.29%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (1.63%) Windows Vista
17 9 (1.47%) Mac OS X Server
18 6 (0.98%) Ubuntu
19 4 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
20 3 (0.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (16.18%) ITIL
2 38 (6.21%) Migration
3 32 (5.23%) Change Management
4 26 (4.25%) Asset Management
5 22 (3.59%) Incident Management
6 21 (3.43%) Service Management
7 17 (2.78%) Project Management
7 17 (2.78%) E-Commerce
7 17 (2.78%) Problem Management
8 15 (2.45%) Configuration Management
8 15 (2.45%) Service Delivery
9 14 (2.29%) DevOps
9 14 (2.29%) Mentoring
10 13 (2.12%) Load Balancing
11 12 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (1.80%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (1.80%) Coaching
13 9 (1.47%) Network Monitoring
13 9 (1.47%) Release Management
14 8 (1.31%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (8.99%) SQL
2 36 (5.88%) Java
3 29 (4.74%) Perl
4 17 (2.78%) PowerShell
5 15 (2.45%) Python
6 11 (1.80%) Shell Script
6 11 (1.80%) C#
7 9 (1.47%) PHP
7 9 (1.47%) Ruby
8 7 (1.14%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.98%) C++
9 6 (0.98%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.98%) VBScript
9 6 (0.98%) C
9 6 (0.98%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.49%) VBA
10 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.33%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.33%) Korn
11 2 (0.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 58 (9.48%) Security Cleared
2 55 (8.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
3 44 (7.19%) MCSE
4 43 (7.03%) SC Cleared
5 27 (4.41%) CCNA
6 25 (4.08%) Degree
7 24 (3.92%) CCNP
8 23 (3.76%) MCP
9 21 (3.43%) MCSA
10 18 (2.94%) MCITP
11 12 (1.96%) VCP4
12 11 (1.80%) CCIE
13 8 (1.31%) CCA
13 8 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (1.31%) DV Cleared
14 6 (0.98%) A+ Certification
15 5 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.82%) CCEA
16 3 (0.49%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.07%) SLA
2 5 (0.82%) QA
System Software
1 225 (36.76%) Active Directory
2 62 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.12%) Hyper-V
3 13 (2.12%) XenApp
4 12 (1.96%) vSphere
5 11 (1.80%) Xen
6 10 (1.63%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.31%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (0.82%) Docker
9 5 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (0.82%) Postfix
9 5 (0.82%) Sendmail
10 4 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (0.65%) NFS
11 3 (0.49%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.49%) vCloud
11 3 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.49%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 47 (7.68%) SCCM
2 18 (2.94%) Puppet
3 10 (1.63%) SCOM
3 10 (1.63%) RANCID
4 9 (1.47%) OpenNMS
5 8 (1.31%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (1.14%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.98%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (0.98%) Casper Suite
8 5 (0.82%) Salt
9 3 (0.49%) Foglight
9 3 (0.49%) DameWare
9 3 (0.49%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.33%) OpenView
10 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.33%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 192 (31.37%) Microsoft
2 107 (17.48%) Cisco
3 105 (17.16%) VMware
4 80 (13.07%) Citrix
5 57 (9.31%) Apple
6 38 (6.21%) HP
7 28 (4.58%) Oracle
7 28 (4.58%) Lotus
8 27 (4.41%) Reuters
9 26 (4.25%) Bloomberg
10 24 (3.92%) Juniper
11 22 (3.59%) CheckPoint
12 19 (3.10%) F5
13 18 (2.94%) Symantec
14 17 (2.78%) Remedy
14 17 (2.78%) McAfee
15 15 (2.45%) NetApp
16 14 (2.29%) Avaya
16 14 (2.29%) Red Hat
17 13 (2.12%) Riverbed
London
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Rate: From £12 to £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £14 - £19 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
LA International
Rate: £20 - £21.50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
@ITS
Rate: From £160 to £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day £300.00 Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £21.00 - £22.00 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £320 - £360 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
West London
OHO Group
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Harrow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 35000 Per Annum
Posted: 23 days ago