The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 17 April 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 North East 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 50 31 39
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 13 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 2.01% 2.61% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 2.87% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 0
Average daily rate £223 £140 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.92% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Job Titles Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
596 279 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.26% 91.18% 91.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 112 189
Average daily rate £300 £300 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 33
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.54% +21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £13.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £23.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the North East region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -20 12 £218 +55.35% 6
Northumberland - - - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
3 14 (53.85%) ITIL
4 12 (46.15%) UNIX
5 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
5 11 (42.31%) SAN
5 11 (42.31%) VMware
6 10 (38.46%) Solaris
6 10 (38.46%) DV Cleared
7 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
7 9 (34.62%) Veritas
8 8 (30.77%) Service Management
9 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (26.92%) NetBackup
10 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
10 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
10 6 (23.08%) AIX
10 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
11 5 (19.23%) DHCP
12 4 (15.38%) Change Management
12 4 (15.38%) Cisco
13 3 (11.54%) DNS
13 3 (11.54%) HP
13 3 (11.54%) EMC
13 3 (11.54%) Unicenter
13 3 (11.54%) CA
13 3 (11.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 3 (11.54%) CLARiiON
13 3 (11.54%) Symmetrix DMX

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) SAN
2 5 (19.23%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (7.69%) NAS
5 1 (3.85%) LDAP
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) SSH
5 1 (3.85%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) DTS
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) CLARiiON
1 3 (11.54%) Symmetrix DMX
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Celerra
3 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (80.77%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) UNIX
3 10 (38.46%) Solaris
4 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
5 6 (23.08%) AIX
5 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.69%) Linux
7 1 (3.85%) SUSE
7 1 (3.85%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) Service Management
3 4 (15.38%) Change Management
4 3 (11.54%) Incident Management
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Change Control
6 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.85%) ERP
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) COBOL
1 1 (3.85%) Perl
1 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
1 1 (3.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 17 (65.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (38.46%) DV Cleared
3 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.85%) NFS
4 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) NetBackup
2 3 (11.54%) Unicenter
2 3 (11.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (7.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (3.85%) SCOM
4 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
1 11 (42.31%) VMware
2 9 (34.62%) Veritas
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) HP
4 3 (11.54%) EMC
4 3 (11.54%) CA
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) JBoss
6 1 (3.85%) IBM