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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 29 38 17
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 13 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.44% 1.41% 6.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.76% 1.51% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
Average daily rate £165 - £345
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 - £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% +1.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
273 331 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 93.17% 93.24% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 207 92
Average daily rate £400 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £295 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 17
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £9.19 £12.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.50 £19.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 27 (96.43%) Windows
2 22 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
3 17 (60.71%) Windows 7
4 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (35.71%) MS Exchange
5 8 (28.57%) DHCP
5 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 7 (25.00%) Acronis
6 7 (25.00%) Lumension
6 7 (25.00%) VMware
7 6 (21.43%) Office 365
8 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (17.86%) ITIL
9 4 (14.29%) DNS
9 4 (14.29%) Apple
9 4 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (10.71%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (10.71%) Asterisk PBX
10 3 (10.71%) vSphere
10 3 (10.71%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (10.71%) NHS
10 3 (10.71%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (10.71%) Samba
10 3 (10.71%) VPN
10 3 (10.71%) Cisco
10 3 (10.71%) Citrix
10 3 (10.71%) PBX

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) DHCP
2 4 (14.29%) DNS
3 3 (10.71%) Asterisk PBX
3 3 (10.71%) PBX
3 3 (10.71%) VPN
4 2 (7.14%) SAN
5 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) X-Windows
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) NHS
1 3 (10.71%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 27 (96.43%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Windows 7
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.14%) Android
6 2 (7.14%) Mac OS X
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) ITIL
2 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (7.14%) ITSM
2 2 (7.14%) Ticket Management
2 2 (7.14%) Time Management
3 1 (3.57%) Information Security
3 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) VB
2 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.71%) Samba
3 3 (10.71%) vSphere
4 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (10.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
2 2 (7.14%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 7 (25.00%) Acronis
3 7 (25.00%) Lumension
3 7 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (14.29%) Apple
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco
5 3 (10.71%) Citrix
6 2 (7.14%) 3PAR
6 2 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Remedy
6 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
6 2 (7.14%) Veeam
7 1 (3.57%) Dell
7 1 (3.57%) EMC
7 1 (3.57%) IBM
7 1 (3.57%) Lotus
7 1 (3.57%) PeopleSoft