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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 37 21 24
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 12 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 3.43% 4.23% 2.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.55% 4.48% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£185 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £208 £225
% change year-on-year
- -7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.03 £15.76
% change year-on-year
+6.48% -4.66%
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
338 201 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 96.57% 94.37% 97.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 93 119
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £451 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 13
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 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 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (38.10%) MS Office
6 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
6 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 7 (33.33%) VMware
7 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (23.81%) Windows 8
9 3 (14.29%) Cisco
9 3 (14.29%) ITIL
9 3 (14.29%) SQL
9 3 (14.29%) IIS
9 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
9 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
10 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
10 2 (9.52%) Samba
11 1 (4.76%) Migration
11 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
11 1 (4.76%) Linux
11 1 (4.76%) Citrix

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (14.29%) IIS
4 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
2 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) PBX
1 1 (4.76%) VoIP
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
1 1 (4.76%) Asterisk PBX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.76%) PDA
1 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (4.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (23.81%) Windows 8
6 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.76%) Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
1 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Samba
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix