The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 51 30 34
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 23 21 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.05% 4.23% 3.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.20% 4.39% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
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£158 £214 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +47.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £203 £208 £238
% change year-on-year
-2.40% -12.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 7
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £18.00 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.88%
Support Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
719 478 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 95.36% 96.37% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 259 272
Average daily rate £400 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 45 34
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £8.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -10 13 £165 -25.00%
Abingdon 0 3 £150 - 1
Kidlington - 1 £150 -
Woodstock - 1 £180 -
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 36 (87.80%) Windows
2 23 (56.10%) Microsoft
3 20 (48.78%) Active Directory
4 19 (46.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (39.02%) Windows 7
5 16 (39.02%) VMware
6 15 (36.59%) MS Office
7 14 (34.15%) MS Exchange
8 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (21.95%) SQL
10 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
11 8 (19.51%) ITIL
11 8 (19.51%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
12 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
12 7 (17.07%) IIS
13 6 (14.63%) Cisco
13 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (14.63%) Windows 8
14 5 (12.20%) Degree
14 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
15 4 (9.76%) Windows XP
15 4 (9.76%) SCCM
16 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
16 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
16 3 (7.32%) vSphere
16 3 (7.32%) AutoCAD
16 3 (7.32%) SAN

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 14 (34.15%) MS Exchange
2 10 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (19.51%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (17.07%) IIS
5 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (4.88%) Lync
6 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (36.59%) MS Office
2 9 (21.95%) MS Excel
3 3 (7.32%) AutoCAD
4 1 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) SAN
2 2 (4.88%) DHCP
2 2 (4.88%) NAS
2 2 (4.88%) DNS
3 1 (2.44%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.44%) PBX
3 1 (2.44%) VoIP
3 1 (2.44%) Intranet
3 1 (2.44%) Internet
3 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (2.44%) Finance
1 1 (2.44%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.44%) PDA
1 1 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (2.44%) iPhone
1 1 (2.44%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 36 (87.80%) Windows
2 19 (46.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (39.02%) Windows 7
4 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (14.63%) Windows 8
7 4 (9.76%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.88%) Android
8 2 (4.88%) Linux
9 1 (2.44%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.51%) ITIL
2 2 (4.88%) Change Management
2 2 (4.88%) Migration
2 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.44%) Network Management
3 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) SQL
2 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) MCITP
3 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (48.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
2 3 (7.32%) vSphere
3 2 (4.88%) Samba
3 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.44%) XenApp
4 1 (2.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) SCCM
2 2 (4.88%) SCOM
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 16 (39.02%) VMware
3 6 (14.63%) Cisco
4 3 (7.32%) Citrix
5 2 (4.88%) HP
6 1 (2.44%) EMC
6 1 (2.44%) Veeam
6 1 (2.44%) Meru Networks
6 1 (2.44%) Juniper
6 1 (2.44%) NetApp
6 1 (2.44%) Lotus
6 1 (2.44%) Apple
6 1 (2.44%) Symantec
6 1 (2.44%) Sophos