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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 42 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 4 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.12% 7.73% 4.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 8.15% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £110 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+172.72% -26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
- -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -0.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
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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
330 184 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 92.70% 94.85% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 96 112
Average daily rate £413 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 19 29
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +68.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.09 £10.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015, 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 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (46.67%) MS Exchange
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (40.00%) Windows 8
6 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 5 (33.33%) MS Office
7 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (20.00%) VMware
9 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
9 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (13.33%) IIS
9 2 (13.33%) Cisco
9 2 (13.33%) ITIL
9 2 (13.33%) SQL
10 1 (6.67%) Oracle
10 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (6.67%) SLA
10 1 (6.67%) Remedy
10 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
10 1 (6.67%) HP
10 1 (6.67%) Peregrine
10 1 (6.67%) ITSM

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (46.67%) MS Exchange
1 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2003
1 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (13.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) General Ledger
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
6 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Peregrine
4 1 (6.67%) Remedy