The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 20 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 13 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.20% 2.46% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.51% 2.54% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£240 - £288
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 - £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £256 - £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £225 £249
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
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Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford 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
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
236 197 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 94.40% 97.04% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 102 128
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £471 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 29
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
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 Oxford

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 22 (84.62%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 15 (57.69%) Windows 7
3 15 (57.69%) Windows 8
4 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 13 (50.00%) MS Office
6 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
7 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
7 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
9 5 (19.23%) CCNA
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (15.38%) LAN
10 4 (15.38%) WAN
11 3 (11.54%) VMware
11 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
12 2 (7.69%) Android
12 2 (7.69%) Cisco
12 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
13 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
13 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
13 1 (3.85%) DHCP
13 1 (3.85%) DNS
13 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
13 1 (3.85%) ITIL
13 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (3.85%) HP

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 7 (26.92%) MS Exchange
1 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (50.00%) MS Office
2 12 (46.15%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) LAN
1 4 (15.38%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (84.62%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) Windows 7
2 15 (57.69%) Windows 8
3 6 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.69%) Android
6 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (3.85%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) VB
1 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) CCNA
1 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) Infor
4 1 (3.85%) HP