The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 46 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 3 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.61% 3.11% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 3.44% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Average daily rate
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- £400 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £207 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
+3.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.69%
Support Engineer
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire 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
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
451 291 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 91.11% 90.37% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 176 111
Average daily rate £420 £420 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 18
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.16 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Northampton -15 1 - - 4
Kettering - 1 - -
Support Engineer
East Midlands

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows XP
3 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) MS Office
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) SLA
4 3 (23.08%) Dell
4 3 (23.08%) Dell Certification
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Vista
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (15.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) MCSE
6 1 (7.69%) LAN
6 1 (7.69%) WAN
6 1 (7.69%) DHCP
6 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.69%) DNS
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) CCNA
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (7.69%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (7.69%) MPLS

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) DHCP
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) MPLS
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (7.69%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows XP
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Vista
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Dell Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Dell
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco