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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 45 21 33
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 27 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 3.62% 5.15% 3.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.01% 5.72% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 7
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£365 £213 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.76% +63.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £113 £87
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £237 £272
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £250 £238
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 7
Average hourly rate £22.25 £13.88 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.36% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.20 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.88 £16.50 £17.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.87 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.34% -10.51%
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
673 297 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 90.34% 90.00% 94.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 136 187
Average daily rate £350 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 46 32
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.87 £12.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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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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 -23 24 £365 +81.36% 4
Durham -13 3 - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 38 (80.85%) Windows
2 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
2 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
3 16 (34.04%) UNIX
4 15 (31.91%) SQL
4 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
5 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
5 14 (29.79%) ITIL
6 13 (27.66%) HP
6 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
8 11 (23.40%) Windows XP
9 10 (21.28%) DHCP
10 9 (19.15%) Linux
10 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
10 9 (19.15%) Firewall
10 9 (19.15%) VMware
10 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (17.02%) Incident Management
11 8 (17.02%) DNS
12 7 (14.89%) PL/SQL
12 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
13 6 (12.77%) DV Cleared
13 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (12.77%) SCCM
13 6 (12.77%) WebLogic
13 6 (12.77%) Java
13 6 (12.77%) Cisco
13 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 6 (12.77%) WebLogic
1 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.64%) SAS
3 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.26%) IIS
4 2 (4.26%) Apache
4 2 (4.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (19.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.51%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) DHCP
2 9 (19.15%) Firewall
3 8 (17.02%) DNS
4 6 (12.77%) SAN
5 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.13%) SSL
6 1 (2.13%) LAN
6 1 (2.13%) WAN
6 1 (2.13%) LDAP
6 1 (2.13%) SSH
6 1 (2.13%) Junos
6 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.13%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (2.13%) Network Security
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) DTS
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.26%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) PVCS
2 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.13%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Middleware
1 2 (4.26%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) ActiveX
2 1 (2.13%) J2EE
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.13%) DCOM
2 1 (2.13%) SOAP
2 1 (2.13%) Ajax
2 1 (2.13%) Spring
2 1 (2.13%) HTML5
2 1 (2.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Clustering
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.13%) Replication
5 1 (2.13%) Statistics
5 1 (2.13%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 38 (80.85%) Windows
2 16 (34.04%) UNIX
3 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (23.40%) Windows 7
4 11 (23.40%) Windows XP
5 9 (19.15%) Linux
5 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (10.64%) Solaris
7 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (6.38%) AIX
9 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.13%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) ITIL
2 8 (17.02%) Incident Management
3 5 (10.64%) Change Management
3 5 (10.64%) Software Engineering
4 4 (8.51%) Service Management
5 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.38%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.26%) Time Management
6 2 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
6 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.13%) BCP
7 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.13%) Network Design
7 1 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.13%) Network Management
7 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) PL/SQL
3 6 (12.77%) Java
4 2 (4.26%) Perl
4 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.13%) VB
5 1 (2.13%) COBOL
5 1 (2.13%) JCL
5 1 (2.13%) VB6
5 1 (2.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.77%) DV Cleared
3 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.26%) MCSE
5 1 (2.13%) MCDBA
5 1 (2.13%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
1 1 (2.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.26%) vSphere
4 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.26%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.13%) NFS
5 1 (2.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) SCCM
2 5 (10.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (8.51%) Unicenter
4 3 (6.38%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.26%) HP SIM
5 2 (4.26%) OpenView
6 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.13%) Netcool
6 1 (2.13%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.66%) HP
3 9 (19.15%) VMware
4 6 (12.77%) Cisco
5 4 (8.51%) Citrix
5 4 (8.51%) CA
5 4 (8.51%) Veritas
5 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.38%) Oracle
7 2 (4.26%) Lotus
7 2 (4.26%) Dell
7 2 (4.26%) EMC
8 1 (2.13%) Juniper
8 1 (2.13%) NetApp
8 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.13%) IBM
8 1 (2.13%) JBoss
8 1 (2.13%) McAfee
8 1 (2.13%) TIBCO
8 1 (2.13%) F5
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