The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Support Engineer
Rank 383 382 360
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 16 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.075% 0.009% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.010% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 6
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£543 £253 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+114.85% -43.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £263 £178
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +47.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 - £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 - £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.24% -26.66%
Technical 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
19643 20190 18456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.91% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 13788 13644 12573
Average daily rate £446 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% -
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 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 387 425
Average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% -1.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Support Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Technical Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Support Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Technical Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 February 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 - 8 £585 -
Hillingdon - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Carshalton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Technical Support Engineer
England

Technical Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (66.67%) Linux
2 10 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 10 (55.56%) FIX Protocol
3 9 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 9 (50.00%) Finance
3 9 (50.00%) Front Office
3 9 (50.00%) Solaris
3 9 (50.00%) ITIL
3 9 (50.00%) UNIX
4 8 (44.44%) Service Management
4 8 (44.44%) Degree
5 7 (38.89%) Windows
6 5 (27.78%) Fidessa
7 4 (22.22%) Financial Institution
8 3 (16.67%) Cisco
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (11.11%) MS Office
9 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
9 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
9 2 (11.11%) Wireless
9 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
9 2 (11.11%) VMware
9 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (11.11%) Banking
10 1 (5.56%) Retail
10 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony

Technical Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) Wireless
3 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.56%) IMAP
3 1 (5.56%) PABX
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) MPLS
3 1 (5.56%) GSM
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) POP3
3 1 (5.56%) SMTP
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 9 (50.00%) Front Office
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Financial Institution
3 2 (11.11%) Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Retail
4 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (55.56%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (5.56%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) Derivative
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.56%) iPhone
3 1 (5.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) UNIX
2 9 (50.00%) Solaris
3 7 (38.89%) Windows
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) Android
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (44.44%) Service Management
3 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.56%) Algorithmic Trading
3 1 (5.56%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (5.56%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Degree
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
2 1 (5.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) ZENworks
1 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) ZABBIX
1 1 (5.56%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (5.56%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Fidessa
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) VMware
4 1 (5.56%) Google
4 1 (5.56%) Polycom
4 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.56%) Spiceworks
4 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.56%) SevOne
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Dell
4 1 (5.56%) Novell
4 1 (5.56%) IBM