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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 37 14 32
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 9 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 2.37% 7.41% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.57% 7.76% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Average daily rate
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£240 £115 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.69% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £200 £240
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.85% +4.41%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Support Engineer
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
350 232 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 92.35% 95.47% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 127 126
Average daily rate £398 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.22% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £120 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.00 £12.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% +40.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.59 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 May 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 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
6 4 (26.67%) MS Office
7 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) IIS
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
9 1 (6.67%) ITSM
9 1 (6.67%) Finance
9 1 (6.67%) Migration
9 1 (6.67%) Samba
9 1 (6.67%) Remedy
9 1 (6.67%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (6.67%) Oracle
9 1 (6.67%) PBX

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (20.00%) IIS
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) PBX
1 1 (6.67%) VoIP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
1 1 (6.67%) Asterisk PBX
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%) Smartphone
1 1 (6.67%) PDA
1 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) ITSM
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
1 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Samba
2 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (6.67%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Remedy
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Peregrine