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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 172 168 184
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 282 295 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.32% 1.32% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.42% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 155 104
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£210 £225 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £136 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 66
Average hourly rate £17.93 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.48% -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.38 £23.00 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+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
19804 20828 19241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.62% 92.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13695 14255 13119
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
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 359 399 399
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 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 27 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 27 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 +3 60 £200 -10.61% 33
Croydon 0 4 £160 - 7
Kingston Upon Thames -1 4 £296 +7.72%
Docklands, London +7 3 £208 +29.68%
Chiswick +12 1 - - 1
Hillingdon - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 £475 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £475 - 1
Ilford - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Coulsdon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Grays - - - -
Rainham - - - -
Romford - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 2
Wembley - - - - 2
West Drayton - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Barking - - - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 (63.20%) Windows
2 230 (36.80%) Active Directory
3 204 (32.64%) Windows 7
4 201 (32.16%) Microsoft
5 157 (25.12%) MS Office
6 123 (19.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 119 (19.04%) MS Exchange
8 115 (18.40%) Windows XP
9 112 (17.92%) Cisco
10 104 (16.64%) ITIL
11 102 (16.32%) VMware
12 101 (16.16%) Blackberry
13 100 (16.00%) Finance
14 96 (15.36%) Firewall
15 93 (14.88%) Linux
16 91 (14.56%) MS Excel
17 85 (13.60%) DNS
18 80 (12.80%) Citrix
19 79 (12.64%) TCP/IP
20 70 (11.20%) UNIX
21 69 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
22 64 (10.24%) Apple
23 61 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
24 60 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
24 60 (9.60%) SQL
24 60 (9.60%) Banking
25 58 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
25 58 (9.28%) Security Cleared
25 58 (9.28%) LAN
26 56 (8.96%) SCCM

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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
1 119 (19.04%) MS Exchange
2 61 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (6.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 37 (5.92%) Lync
5 36 (5.76%) SharePoint
6 32 (5.12%) IIS
7 28 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (3.20%) IBM Notes
8 20 (3.20%) Apache
8 20 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 17 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (2.08%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (1.12%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.96%) JBoss
13 6 (0.96%) Confluence
14 5 (0.80%) nginx
15 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 3 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 157 (25.12%) MS Office
2 91 (14.56%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.96%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.16%) InDesign
5 1 (0.16%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 15 (2.40%) RMDS
2 9 (1.44%) Eikon
3 4 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.16%) 3000 Xtra
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) GoldMine
5 1 (0.16%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.88%) Office 365
2 7 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.96%) PaaS
4 5 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.80%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.48%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.16%) Route 53
6 1 (0.16%) IaaS
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.16%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 96 (15.36%) Firewall
2 85 (13.60%) DNS
3 79 (12.64%) TCP/IP
4 58 (9.28%) LAN
5 54 (8.64%) DHCP
6 48 (7.68%) VPN
7 43 (6.88%) WAN
8 30 (4.80%) Internet
9 29 (4.64%) Wireless
10 22 (3.52%) VoIP
11 20 (3.20%) SAN
11 20 (3.20%) BGP
12 19 (3.04%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (2.72%) EIGRP
14 16 (2.56%) OSPF
14 16 (2.56%) Network Security
15 15 (2.40%) SNMP
16 12 (1.92%) MPLS
17 11 (1.76%) Cisco Nexus
17 11 (1.76%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.68%) MySQL
3 14 (2.24%) FileMaker
4 9 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.12%) Oracle Database
6 6 (0.96%) Relational Database
6 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.96%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.80%) MongoDB
7 5 (0.80%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.80%) MS Access
8 4 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.64%) DTS
8 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.32%) Essbase
10 2 (0.32%) DB2
11 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 8 (1.28%) Introscope
1 8 (1.28%) JMeter
2 7 (1.12%) JIRA
3 6 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.64%) Subversion
4 4 (0.64%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.32%) Maven
5 2 (0.32%) Mercurial
5 2 (0.32%) Hudson
5 2 (0.32%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.16%) Ant
6 1 (0.16%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.16%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 100 (16.00%) Finance
2 60 (9.60%) Banking
3 18 (2.88%) Investment Banking
4 17 (2.72%) Retail
4 17 (2.72%) Financial Institution
5 15 (2.40%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.92%) Front Office
7 10 (1.60%) Legal
8 9 (1.44%) Retail Banking
9 6 (0.96%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.96%) Back Office
9 6 (0.96%) Law
9 6 (0.96%) Games
10 5 (0.80%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.80%) Japanese Language
10 5 (0.80%) Marketing
11 4 (0.64%) Publishing
12 3 (0.48%) Billing
12 3 (0.48%) French Language
13 2 (0.32%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.52%) .NET
2 14 (2.24%) FIX Protocol
3 11 (1.76%) Middleware
4 9 (1.44%) Web Services
5 8 (1.28%) Java EE
5 8 (1.28%) HTML
5 8 (1.28%) Application Packaging
6 5 (0.80%) libvirt
7 4 (0.64%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.48%) JSP
8 3 (0.48%) JSON
8 3 (0.48%) MAPI
9 2 (0.32%) Rendezvous
9 2 (0.32%) LAMP
9 2 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.32%) CSS
9 2 (0.32%) Jinja
10 1 (0.16%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.16%) jQuery
10 1 (0.16%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 101 (16.16%) Blackberry
2 32 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.80%) iPhone
4 22 (3.52%) iPad
5 16 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 14 (2.24%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.92%) Replication
7 12 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
8 11 (1.76%) NHS
9 9 (1.44%) Hedge funds
10 8 (1.28%) FlexPod
11 7 (1.12%) Clustering
11 7 (1.12%) PKI
12 6 (0.96%) Open Source
13 4 (0.64%) Smartphone
13 4 (0.64%) Fixed Income
13 4 (0.64%) Equities
13 4 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 3 (0.48%) IVR
14 3 (0.48%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 395 (63.20%) Windows
2 204 (32.64%) Windows 7
3 123 (19.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 115 (18.40%) Windows XP
5 93 (14.88%) Linux
6 70 (11.20%) UNIX
7 69 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 60 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 48 (7.68%) Mac OS X
10 47 (7.52%) Windows 8
11 22 (3.52%) Android
12 17 (2.72%) Solaris
12 17 (2.72%) Apple iOS
13 15 (2.40%) Mac OS X Server
14 13 (2.08%) Mac OS
15 12 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (1.28%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.96%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.48%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (16.64%) ITIL
2 37 (5.92%) Migration
3 32 (5.12%) Change Management
4 24 (3.84%) Asset Management
5 23 (3.68%) Service Management
6 22 (3.52%) Incident Management
7 21 (3.36%) Problem Management
8 19 (3.04%) E-Commerce
9 18 (2.88%) Project Management
10 17 (2.72%) Load Balancing
11 16 (2.56%) Service Delivery
12 15 (2.40%) Configuration Management
12 15 (2.40%) DevOps
13 13 (2.08%) Mentoring
14 12 (1.92%) Network Monitoring
15 11 (1.76%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (1.76%) Release Management
16 10 (1.60%) Risk Management
16 10 (1.60%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (1.60%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 60 (9.60%) SQL
2 32 (5.12%) Java
3 26 (4.16%) Perl
4 20 (3.20%) PowerShell
5 15 (2.40%) Python
6 11 (1.76%) Shell Script
7 10 (1.60%) Ruby
7 10 (1.60%) PHP
7 10 (1.60%) C#
8 9 (1.44%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.96%) VBScript
9 6 (0.96%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.64%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.48%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.48%) VBA
11 3 (0.48%) C
12 2 (0.32%) Scala
12 2 (0.32%) Objective-C
12 2 (0.32%) Korn
12 2 (0.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 58 (9.28%) Security Cleared
2 52 (8.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 50 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (6.56%) SC Cleared
5 40 (6.40%) MCSE
6 33 (5.28%) CCNA
7 28 (4.48%) Degree
8 24 (3.84%) CCNP
9 20 (3.20%) MCSA
9 20 (3.20%) MCP
9 20 (3.20%) MCITP
10 10 (1.60%) CCIE
11 8 (1.28%) CCA
11 8 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (1.28%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.80%) ACTC
13 5 (0.80%) CCEA
14 3 (0.48%) MCDST
14 3 (0.48%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.28%) SLA
2 6 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 230 (36.80%) Active Directory
2 58 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.40%) vSphere
4 13 (2.08%) XenApp
4 13 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.92%) VMware ESX
6 11 (1.76%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.60%) Xen
8 5 (0.80%) Postfix
8 5 (0.80%) Sendmail
8 5 (0.80%) Docker
9 4 (0.64%) NFS
9 4 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.64%) vCloud
9 4 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.48%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.48%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.32%) Squid
Systems Management
1 56 (8.96%) SCCM
2 19 (3.04%) Puppet
3 10 (1.60%) Casper Suite
4 9 (1.44%) RANCID
4 9 (1.44%) SCOM
5 8 (1.28%) OpenNMS
5 8 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.28%) ITRS Geneos
6 7 (1.12%) Backup Exec
7 5 (0.80%) Salt
8 4 (0.64%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.48%) Foglight
9 3 (0.48%) DameWare
9 3 (0.48%) WSUS
9 3 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.48%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.32%) CA Spectrum
10 2 (0.32%) OpenView
Vendors
1 201 (32.16%) Microsoft
2 112 (17.92%) Cisco
3 102 (16.32%) VMware
4 80 (12.80%) Citrix
5 64 (10.24%) Apple
6 36 (5.76%) HP
7 30 (4.80%) Oracle
8 27 (4.32%) Reuters
9 26 (4.16%) Bloomberg
10 25 (4.00%) Juniper
11 23 (3.68%) CheckPoint
12 22 (3.52%) F5
13 20 (3.20%) Lotus
14 18 (2.88%) Remedy
15 16 (2.56%) McAfee
16 15 (2.40%) Red Hat
16 15 (2.40%) NetApp
17 14 (2.24%) Symantec
18 13 (2.08%) Riverbed
18 13 (2.08%) Sophos
London
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Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £220 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
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Rate: From £15 to £17 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £290 - £320 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £220 - £270 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Rate: competitive
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