The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support Engineer
Rank 390 415 393
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 9 3 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.038% 0.012% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.013% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 8
Average daily rate
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£185 £250 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £250 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £275 £263
% change year-on-year
-30.90% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £11.50 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+32.25% -8.82%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21794 22443 24427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.69% 92.51% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14907 15270 15909
Average daily rate £425 £448 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 466 649
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Support Engineer
England

Technical Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Support Engineer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Technical Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Support Engineer across the London region.

Technical Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Technical Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Support Engineer across the London region.

Technical Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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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 - 1 - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Greenford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Technical Support Engineer
England

Technical Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in their job title.

1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (40.00%) Linux
3 8 (40.00%) SQL
4 7 (35.00%) HTML
4 7 (35.00%) MS Office
4 7 (35.00%) UNIX
4 7 (35.00%) HTTP
4 7 (35.00%) Firewall
5 6 (30.00%) Ruby
5 6 (30.00%) JSON
5 6 (30.00%) REST
5 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (30.00%) Python
5 6 (30.00%) C
5 6 (30.00%) C#
5 6 (30.00%) C++
5 6 (30.00%) SOAP
5 6 (30.00%) Web Services
5 6 (30.00%) XML
5 6 (30.00%) Java
5 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (30.00%) Perl
5 6 (30.00%) PHP
5 6 (30.00%) VB.NET
5 6 (30.00%) .NET
5 6 (30.00%) ColdFusion
5 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft

Technical Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (30.00%) ColdFusion
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (35.00%) HTTP
2 7 (35.00%) Firewall
3 4 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (10.00%) WAN
4 2 (10.00%) DNS
4 2 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (5.00%) Intranet
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) SSL
5 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.00%) Wireless
5 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (5.00%) DHCP
5 1 (5.00%) FTP
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) ADSL
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (10.00%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 2 (10.00%) Spanish Language
2 1 (5.00%) Front Office
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) French Language
2 1 (5.00%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) HTML
2 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 6 (30.00%) JSON
2 6 (30.00%) REST
2 6 (30.00%) SOAP
2 6 (30.00%) Web Services
2 6 (30.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (10.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.00%) iPad
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (5.00%) Handset
3 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Linux
3 7 (35.00%) UNIX
4 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (5.00%) Android
7 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
3 1 (5.00%) Service Management
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) VB.NET
2 6 (30.00%) Python
2 6 (30.00%) Ruby
2 6 (30.00%) C
2 6 (30.00%) C#
2 6 (30.00%) C++
2 6 (30.00%) Java
2 6 (30.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (30.00%) Perl
2 6 (30.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (5.00%) MCP
2 1 (5.00%) HND
2 1 (5.00%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) ARCserve
2 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (25.00%) VMware
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) Cognos
3 2 (10.00%) Dell
3 2 (10.00%) Intel
4 1 (5.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) Mitel
4 1 (5.00%) LANDesk
4 1 (5.00%) Kaspersky
4 1 (5.00%) Avaya
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £184.75 per day
Posted: 6 days ago