The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 39 34 26
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 32 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 4.09% 2.13% 4.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.62% 2.28% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 3
Average daily rate
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£370 £248 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.49% +90.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £216 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £298 £206
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £228 £230
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £19.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.50 £12.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £26.90 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.89
% change year-on-year
- -8.71%
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 North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
693 351 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 88.51% 93.35% 91.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 170 153
Average daily rate £390 £331 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% +5.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 56
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.67 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the North East region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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
Tyne and Wear -8 23 £365 +25.86% 2
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 41 (83.67%) Windows
2 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
3 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
3 15 (30.61%) ITIL
3 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
4 13 (26.53%) HP
4 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
4 13 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (24.49%) MS Excel
6 11 (22.45%) UNIX
6 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (18.37%) MS Exchange
8 9 (18.37%) SQL
8 9 (18.37%) Incident Management
9 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
10 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 7 (14.29%) Cisco
10 7 (14.29%) MCSE
10 7 (14.29%) Linux
10 7 (14.29%) Windows XP
10 7 (14.29%) SCCM
10 7 (14.29%) Clustering
11 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
11 6 (12.24%) VMware
11 6 (12.24%) Java
11 6 (12.24%) PL/SQL
11 6 (12.24%) WebLogic

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (18.37%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.24%) SAS
2 6 (12.24%) WebLogic
3 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.08%) Lync
4 2 (4.08%) IIS
4 2 (4.08%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.08%) Apache
5 1 (2.04%) iPlanet
Applications
1 12 (24.49%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) DHCP
1 5 (10.20%) Firewall
1 5 (10.20%) DNS
2 4 (8.16%) SAN
3 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.04%) LDAP
4 1 (2.04%) LAN
4 1 (2.04%) WAN
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.04%) Network Security
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.04%) Junos
4 1 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.08%) DTS
4 2 (4.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) PVCS
2 5 (10.20%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (10.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.04%) Finance
1 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.04%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Middleware
2 1 (2.04%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.04%) DCOM
2 1 (2.04%) SOAP
2 1 (2.04%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (14.29%) Clustering
3 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 41 (83.67%) Windows
2 11 (22.45%) UNIX
2 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (16.33%) Windows 7
3 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (14.29%) Linux
4 7 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.16%) Solaris
7 2 (4.08%) AIX
8 1 (2.04%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) ITIL
2 9 (18.37%) Incident Management
3 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
4 5 (10.20%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (8.16%) Content Management
6 3 (6.12%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.12%) Project Management
6 3 (6.12%) Service Management
6 3 (6.12%) Knowledge Management
6 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.08%) Business Continuity
7 2 (4.08%) Time Management
7 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.08%) Change Management
7 2 (4.08%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (2.04%) Network Management
8 1 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (2.04%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.37%) SQL
2 6 (12.24%) Java
2 6 (12.24%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.12%) C
4 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.04%) VB
4 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.04%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) MCSE
4 5 (10.20%) MCSA
4 5 (10.20%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
1 1 (2.04%) QA
1 1 (2.04%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (12.24%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.08%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.08%) vSphere
3 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.04%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (14.29%) SCCM
2 5 (10.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.08%) SCOM
3 2 (4.08%) OpenView
3 2 (4.08%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.04%) Unicenter
4 1 (2.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.04%) Netcool
4 1 (2.04%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.53%) HP
3 7 (14.29%) Cisco
4 6 (12.24%) VMware
5 5 (10.20%) Citrix
6 3 (6.12%) Oracle
7 2 (4.08%) Veritas
7 2 (4.08%) Lotus
8 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.04%) McAfee
8 1 (2.04%) Draytek
8 1 (2.04%) TippingPoint
8 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.04%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.04%) F5
8 1 (2.04%) EMC
8 1 (2.04%) Juniper
8 1 (2.04%) CA
8 1 (2.04%) NetApp
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