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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 184 160 193
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 286 322 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.22% 1.38% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.33% 1.49% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 169 130
Average daily rate
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£205 £290 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.31% +2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £208 £248
% change year-on-year
- -16.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 62 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.94 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £22.25 £38.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+15.83% -4.88%
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
21543 21605 21608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.95% 92.86% 92.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15058 15017 14639
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 382 462
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +11 62 £233 -8.82% 22
Uxbridge +3 4 £150 -57.14% 2
Croydon -6 4 £293 -48.68% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - 4 £174 - 1
Hammersmith -6 2 £215 -
Twickenham - 2 - -
Chessington - 2 - -
Welling - 2 £110 -
Hounslow +1 1 - -
Canary Wharf -11 1 £130 -44.38%
Wimbledon - 1 £300 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £195 -
Wembley - 1 £95 - 1
West Drayton - 1 £138 -
Brentford - 1 - -
Enfield - 1 £210 - 1
Harrow - 1 £110 -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 357 (62.30%) Windows
2 224 (39.09%) Active Directory
3 197 (34.38%) Microsoft
4 190 (33.16%) Windows 7
5 166 (28.97%) MS Office
6 108 (18.85%) VMware
7 107 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 106 (18.50%) ITIL
9 98 (17.10%) MS Exchange
10 95 (16.58%) Cisco
11 89 (15.53%) Windows XP
12 83 (14.49%) Finance
13 71 (12.39%) MS Excel
14 70 (12.22%) Citrix
15 69 (12.04%) Firewall
16 68 (11.87%) DNS
17 65 (11.34%) LAN
17 65 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
18 62 (10.82%) Linux
19 61 (10.65%) Blackberry
20 53 (9.25%) VMware Infrastructure
20 53 (9.25%) Windows Server 2003
20 53 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
20 53 (9.25%) Apple
21 51 (8.90%) WAN
21 51 (8.90%) Windows 8
22 50 (8.73%) Security Cleared
23 47 (8.20%) UNIX
23 47 (8.20%) SQL
24 46 (8.03%) DHCP

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 98 (17.10%) MS Exchange
2 45 (7.85%) SharePoint
2 45 (7.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (7.16%) Lync
4 24 (4.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 22 (3.84%) IIS
6 20 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (2.09%) Apache
8 12 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 12 (2.09%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.57%) IBM Notes
10 8 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (1.22%) JBoss
12 6 (1.05%) Confluence
13 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.70%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.52%) CMS
14 3 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 166 (28.97%) MS Office
2 71 (12.39%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.35%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 11 (1.92%) RMDS
2 7 (1.22%) Eikon
3 2 (0.35%) Front Arena
3 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
4 1 (0.17%) GoldMine
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.41%) Office 365
2 8 (1.40%) PaaS
3 6 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.52%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.17%) IaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 69 (12.04%) Firewall
2 68 (11.87%) DNS
3 65 (11.34%) LAN
4 51 (8.90%) WAN
5 46 (8.03%) DHCP
6 42 (7.33%) TCP/IP
7 41 (7.16%) VPN
8 29 (5.06%) SAN
9 28 (4.89%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (4.36%) Internet
11 24 (4.19%) Wireless
12 19 (3.32%) Network Security
13 18 (3.14%) VoIP
14 13 (2.27%) NAS
15 12 (2.09%) OSPF
16 11 (1.92%) Cisco IPT
17 10 (1.75%) BIG-IP
17 10 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
17 10 (1.75%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.62%) MySQL
3 12 (2.09%) FileMaker
4 5 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.70%) DTS
5 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.35%) Essbase
7 2 (0.35%) DB2
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.17%) MS Access
8 1 (0.17%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.17%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.17%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 9 (1.57%) JIRA
2 8 (1.40%) Introscope
2 8 (1.40%) JMeter
3 2 (0.35%) Subversion
3 2 (0.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.17%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.17%) Maven
4 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.17%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.17%) Ant
4 1 (0.17%) ClearCase
General
1 83 (14.49%) Finance
2 33 (5.76%) Banking
3 16 (2.79%) Legal
4 12 (2.09%) Financial Institution
4 12 (2.09%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.92%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.75%) Retail
6 10 (1.75%) Back Office
7 9 (1.57%) French Language
8 8 (1.40%) Front Office
9 7 (1.22%) Law
10 6 (1.05%) German Language
11 5 (0.87%) Japanese Language
11 5 (0.87%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.70%) Advertising
13 3 (0.52%) Local Government
13 3 (0.52%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.35%) Marketing
14 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.35%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.79%) .NET
2 10 (1.75%) Middleware
3 8 (1.40%) Application Packaging
3 8 (1.40%) Java EE
4 7 (1.22%) HTML
5 5 (0.87%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (0.70%) Web Services
7 3 (0.52%) COM
7 3 (0.52%) CSS
7 3 (0.52%) jQuery
8 2 (0.35%) JSON
8 2 (0.35%) Jinja
8 2 (0.35%) JSP
8 2 (0.35%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.35%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.35%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.17%) WCF
9 1 (0.17%) OLE
9 1 (0.17%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.17%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (10.65%) Blackberry
2 27 (4.71%) iPad
3 25 (4.36%) Data Centre
4 24 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (4.01%) iPhone
6 14 (2.44%) NHS
7 12 (2.09%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.57%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.22%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.05%) Clustering
12 5 (0.87%) PKI
12 5 (0.87%) Handset
12 5 (0.87%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.70%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.70%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.52%) Replication
14 3 (0.52%) PDA
14 3 (0.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 357 (62.30%) Windows
2 190 (33.16%) Windows 7
3 107 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 89 (15.53%) Windows XP
5 65 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 62 (10.82%) Linux
7 53 (9.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 51 (8.90%) Windows 8
9 47 (8.20%) UNIX
10 41 (7.16%) Mac OS X
11 19 (3.32%) Android
12 14 (2.44%) Mac OS X Server
13 13 (2.27%) Apple iOS
14 10 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (1.75%) Mac OS
15 7 (1.22%) Solaris
16 6 (1.05%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (18.50%) ITIL
2 30 (5.24%) Migration
3 24 (4.19%) Service Management
3 24 (4.19%) Change Management
4 20 (3.49%) Problem Management
5 19 (3.32%) Incident Management
6 17 (2.97%) Project Management
7 15 (2.62%) Service Delivery
7 15 (2.62%) Load Balancing
8 12 (2.09%) Asset Management
8 12 (2.09%) DevOps
9 11 (1.92%) E-Commerce
10 10 (1.75%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (1.57%) Capacity Management
11 9 (1.57%) Change Control
11 9 (1.57%) Configuration Management
11 9 (1.57%) Release Management
12 8 (1.40%) Load Testing
12 8 (1.40%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (1.40%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (8.20%) SQL
2 24 (4.19%) Java
3 21 (3.66%) PowerShell
4 13 (2.27%) Python
5 11 (1.92%) Perl
6 7 (1.22%) PHP
6 7 (1.22%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.22%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.05%) VBScript
8 5 (0.87%) Ruby
9 4 (0.70%) C#
10 3 (0.52%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.52%) Korn
10 3 (0.52%) VB
11 2 (0.35%) VBA
12 1 (0.17%) Scala
12 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.17%) C
Qualifications
1 53 (9.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (8.73%) Security Cleared
3 44 (7.68%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (7.16%) MCSE
5 35 (6.11%) SC Cleared
6 34 (5.93%) CCNA
7 20 (3.49%) MCP
7 20 (3.49%) Degree
8 19 (3.32%) CCNP
9 17 (2.97%) MCITP
10 12 (2.09%) MCSA
11 10 (1.75%) DV Cleared
12 8 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.05%) CCA
13 6 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.87%) CCEA
14 5 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.87%) ACTC
14 5 (0.87%) A+ Certification
14 5 (0.87%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.76%) SLA
2 2 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 224 (39.09%) Active Directory
2 53 (9.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.62%) XenApp
3 15 (2.62%) vSphere
4 14 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.44%) VMware ESX
5 10 (1.75%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.05%) Xen
7 4 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (0.70%) vCloud
8 3 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (0.52%) NFS
9 2 (0.35%) Samba
9 2 (0.35%) NLBS
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 38 (6.63%) SCCM
2 14 (2.44%) Casper Suite
3 12 (2.09%) Puppet
4 8 (1.40%) ITRS Geneos
4 8 (1.40%) WSUS
5 7 (1.22%) Backup Exec
6 5 (0.87%) SCOM
7 4 (0.70%) NetBackup
7 4 (0.70%) DameWare
8 3 (0.52%) Foglight
8 3 (0.52%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.52%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.35%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.35%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.35%) vMotion
9 2 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.35%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.35%) HP NNM
9 2 (0.35%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 197 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 108 (18.85%) VMware
3 95 (16.58%) Cisco
4 70 (12.22%) Citrix
5 53 (9.25%) Apple
6 25 (4.36%) HP
7 22 (3.84%) CheckPoint
8 21 (3.66%) Dell
9 20 (3.49%) Oracle
9 20 (3.49%) Remedy
9 20 (3.49%) F5
10 17 (2.97%) McAfee
10 17 (2.97%) Reuters
10 17 (2.97%) Bloomberg
10 17 (2.97%) Juniper
11 16 (2.79%) Sophos
12 13 (2.27%) Symantec
12 13 (2.27%) Avaya
12 13 (2.27%) Blue Coat
13 12 (2.09%) Polycom
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £15,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £17.26 - £18.70 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £150 - £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £290 per day + NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Rate: £200 - 220 per day + N/A
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £150 - £190 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago