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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 154 167 177
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 303 274 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.43% 1.27% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 1.36% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 150 90
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£245 £241 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.55% -19.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £135 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £200 £248
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -19.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 31 66
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.56 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
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
19545 20081 18032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.53% 93.17% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13847 13699 12141
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £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 327 376 496
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 January 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 January 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 January 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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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 +3 67 £265 +51.42% 29
Kingston Upon Thames +1 11 £375 +36.36% 2
Docklands, London +14 5 £150 -
Chiswick +11 1 - -
Hillingdon +1 1 - -
Hounslow 0 1 £225 -
Wimbledon - 1 £175 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Carshalton - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Coulsdon - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Grays - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - - 2
Hayes - - - -
Rainham - - - - 1
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Wembley - - - - 1
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 2
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 430 (67.29%) Windows
2 219 (34.27%) Active Directory
3 211 (33.02%) Windows 7
4 201 (31.46%) Microsoft
5 171 (26.76%) MS Office
6 131 (20.50%) Windows XP
7 130 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 119 (18.62%) MS Exchange
9 117 (18.31%) Cisco
10 113 (17.68%) Blackberry
11 109 (17.06%) Finance
12 107 (16.74%) Linux
13 105 (16.43%) Firewall
14 101 (15.81%) VMware
15 99 (15.49%) MS Excel
16 96 (15.02%) ITIL
17 89 (13.93%) Citrix
18 85 (13.30%) Windows Server 2003
19 82 (12.83%) UNIX
20 77 (12.05%) TCP/IP
21 73 (11.42%) DNS
22 72 (11.27%) Banking
23 67 (10.49%) SQL
24 65 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
25 57 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
26 56 (8.76%) Security Cleared
27 55 (8.61%) Windows Server 2012
28 53 (8.29%) LAN
29 52 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
30 51 (7.98%) VPN

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 119 (18.62%) MS Exchange
2 65 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (6.10%) IBM Notes
4 36 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 32 (5.01%) SharePoint
6 31 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (3.76%) Lync
8 22 (3.44%) IIS
9 20 (3.13%) Apache
10 19 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (1.41%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.78%) nginx
13 5 (0.78%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.63%) Lotus Domino
15 3 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 2 (0.31%) Confluence
16 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
Applications
1 171 (26.76%) MS Office
2 99 (15.49%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) PrintSoft PReS
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (1.25%) Eikon
2 6 (0.94%) RMDS
3 5 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.16%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.88%) Office 365
2 7 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.78%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.63%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.16%) IaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Route 53
6 1 (0.16%) SaaS
6 1 (0.16%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 105 (16.43%) Firewall
2 77 (12.05%) TCP/IP
3 73 (11.42%) DNS
4 53 (8.29%) LAN
5 51 (7.98%) VPN
6 45 (7.04%) DHCP
7 40 (6.26%) WAN
8 32 (5.01%) Internet
9 24 (3.76%) BGP
10 22 (3.44%) Wireless
10 22 (3.44%) VoIP
11 21 (3.29%) EIGRP
12 20 (3.13%) OSPF
12 20 (3.13%) SAN
13 17 (2.66%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (2.35%) MPLS
14 15 (2.35%) HSRP
15 14 (2.19%) Network Security
15 14 (2.19%) SNMP
16 13 (2.03%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.54%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.03%) MySQL
3 10 (1.56%) Oracle Database
3 10 (1.56%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.56%) RDBMS
4 8 (1.25%) NoSQL
5 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (0.94%) MS Access
7 5 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (0.78%) Big Data
7 5 (0.78%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.47%) MarkLogic
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.31%) FileMaker
10 2 (0.31%) Essbase
11 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 7
11 1 (0.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.78%) JIRA
3 4 (0.63%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.63%) Subversion
4 2 (0.31%) Hudson
4 2 (0.31%) Maven
4 2 (0.31%) Mercurial
4 2 (0.31%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.16%) Serena SBM
5 1 (0.16%) Introscope
5 1 (0.16%) JMeter
5 1 (0.16%) Ant
5 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.16%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.16%) Trac
5 1 (0.16%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 109 (17.06%) Finance
2 72 (11.27%) Banking
3 17 (2.66%) Financial Institution
3 17 (2.66%) Telecoms
3 17 (2.66%) Investment Banking
4 16 (2.50%) Front Office
5 15 (2.35%) Retail
6 9 (1.41%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.10%) Advertising
8 6 (0.94%) Law
8 6 (0.94%) Legal
8 6 (0.94%) Back Office
9 5 (0.78%) Games
9 5 (0.78%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.63%) Marketing
10 4 (0.63%) Publishing
11 3 (0.47%) Billing
11 3 (0.47%) Local Government
12 2 (0.31%) Japanese Language
12 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.60%) .NET
2 22 (3.44%) FIX Protocol
3 10 (1.56%) HTML
4 9 (1.41%) Web Services
5 6 (0.94%) Rendezvous
5 6 (0.94%) Middleware
6 5 (0.78%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.78%) CSS
6 5 (0.78%) libvirt
7 3 (0.47%) JSP
7 3 (0.47%) MAPI
7 3 (0.47%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.47%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (0.47%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.31%) HTML5
8 2 (0.31%) XML
8 2 (0.31%) OLE
8 2 (0.31%) LAMP
9 1 (0.16%) XSLT
9 1 (0.16%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 113 (17.68%) Blackberry
2 32 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.60%) iPhone
4 16 (2.50%) Computer Science
5 14 (2.19%) iPad
5 14 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (2.03%) NHS
7 12 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 11 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.72%) Replication
8 11 (1.72%) FlexPod
9 9 (1.41%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.10%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.10%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.94%) PKI
11 6 (0.94%) Clustering
12 5 (0.78%) Equities
12 5 (0.78%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.63%) Open Source
13 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 430 (67.29%) Windows
2 211 (33.02%) Windows 7
3 131 (20.50%) Windows XP
4 130 (20.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 107 (16.74%) Linux
6 85 (13.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 82 (12.83%) UNIX
8 55 (8.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 40 (6.26%) Mac OS X
9 40 (6.26%) Windows 8
10 26 (4.07%) Android
11 24 (3.76%) Apple iOS
12 20 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (2.66%) Mac OS
14 14 (2.19%) Windows Vista
14 14 (2.19%) Solaris
15 6 (0.94%) Ubuntu
16 5 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.63%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (15.02%) ITIL
2 36 (5.63%) Migration
3 35 (5.48%) Change Management
4 28 (4.38%) Asset Management
5 20 (3.13%) Service Management
5 20 (3.13%) Incident Management
6 16 (2.50%) Configuration Management
7 15 (2.35%) Project Management
8 14 (2.19%) Problem Management
8 14 (2.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (2.03%) Service Delivery
10 12 (1.88%) Coaching
11 11 (1.72%) E-Commerce
11 11 (1.72%) Mentoring
11 11 (1.72%) Low Latency
12 10 (1.56%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (1.25%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (1.25%) DevOps
13 8 (1.25%) Electronic Trading
13 8 (1.25%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 67 (10.49%) SQL
2 47 (7.36%) Perl
3 31 (4.85%) Java
4 25 (3.91%) Python
5 16 (2.50%) PowerShell
6 12 (1.88%) Shell Script
6 12 (1.88%) C++
7 11 (1.72%) PHP
7 11 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.56%) C#
9 9 (1.41%) C
9 9 (1.41%) Ruby
10 6 (0.94%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.94%) JavaScript
10 6 (0.94%) VBScript
11 5 (0.78%) Korn
12 4 (0.63%) VBA
13 3 (0.47%) VB
13 3 (0.47%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.31%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 56 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 52 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 41 (6.42%) MCSE
5 35 (5.48%) SC Cleared
6 29 (4.54%) CCNA
7 28 (4.38%) CCNP
8 25 (3.91%) MCP
9 23 (3.60%) Degree
10 19 (2.97%) MCSA
11 17 (2.66%) MCITP
12 13 (2.03%) CCIE
13 12 (1.88%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.41%) CCA
14 9 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (1.10%) A+ Certification
17 5 (0.78%) CCEA
17 5 (0.78%) CTC Cleared
18 4 (0.63%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.79%) SLA
2 7 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 219 (34.27%) Active Directory
2 57 (8.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.66%) XenApp
4 14 (2.19%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.72%) VMware ESX
5 11 (1.72%) Xen
5 11 (1.72%) vSphere
6 7 (1.10%) XenDesktop
7 6 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.78%) Postfix
8 5 (0.78%) Sendmail
8 5 (0.78%) Docker
8 5 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.47%) NFS
10 3 (0.47%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.31%) vCloud
11 2 (0.31%) UAG
11 2 (0.31%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 51 (7.98%) SCCM
2 12 (1.88%) Puppet
2 12 (1.88%) RANCID
3 11 (1.72%) OpenNMS
4 8 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.10%) SCOM
6 6 (0.94%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.78%) Salt
8 4 (0.63%) Zenoss
8 4 (0.63%) WSUS
8 4 (0.63%) Nagios
9 3 (0.47%) DameWare
9 3 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.47%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.47%) Casper Suite
10 2 (0.31%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.31%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 2 (0.31%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 201 (31.46%) Microsoft
2 117 (18.31%) Cisco
3 101 (15.81%) VMware
4 89 (13.93%) Citrix
5 42 (6.57%) HP
5 42 (6.57%) Apple
6 39 (6.10%) Lotus
7 36 (5.63%) Oracle
8 29 (4.54%) Reuters
9 25 (3.91%) Red Hat
10 24 (3.76%) Bloomberg
10 24 (3.76%) Juniper
11 23 (3.60%) CheckPoint
12 20 (3.13%) Remedy
13 16 (2.50%) F5
13 16 (2.50%) Symantec
14 13 (2.03%) Riverbed
15 12 (1.88%) Dell
15 12 (1.88%) NetApp
15 12 (1.88%) IBM
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Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £600 - £675 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: From £320 to £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £350 - £395 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £325 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £12 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £20 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London Arena
IntaPeople
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Atech Support
Rate: From £135 to £175 per day per day depending on experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
I4 Recruitment
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 15 days ago