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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 41 42 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 16 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.01% 2.65% 5.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.16% 2.82% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 2
Average daily rate £158 £320 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.78% -7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £236 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £320 £509
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 12
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.43% +8.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.09
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +2.71%
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
507 602 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 95.48% 93.92% 96.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 373 200
Average daily rate £400 £410 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +26.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £238 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 48 55
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £13.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 11 £158 - 3
Thame 0 1 £130 -
Abingdon - 1 - - 4
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 42 (84.00%) Windows
2 33 (66.00%) Active Directory
3 26 (52.00%) Microsoft
4 23 (46.00%) Windows 7
5 16 (32.00%) VMware
6 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (28.00%) Windows Server
8 13 (26.00%) DHCP
9 12 (24.00%) MS Exchange
9 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (20.00%) CheckPoint
11 9 (18.00%) Apple
12 8 (16.00%) Acronis
12 8 (16.00%) Office 365
12 8 (16.00%) Lumension
12 8 (16.00%) Citrix
12 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (14.00%) DNS
13 7 (14.00%) Cisco
13 7 (14.00%) MS Office
13 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
14 6 (12.00%) ITIL
14 6 (12.00%) SQL
14 6 (12.00%) WAN
15 5 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
15 5 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
16 4 (8.00%) Windows 8
16 4 (8.00%) Internet
16 4 (8.00%) Windows XP

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 12 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.00%) IIS
3 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.00%) Apache
4 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (14.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.00%) Office 365
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.00%) DHCP
2 7 (14.00%) DNS
3 6 (12.00%) WAN
4 4 (8.00%) Internet
5 3 (6.00%) Asterisk PBX
5 3 (6.00%) LAN
5 3 (6.00%) PBX
5 3 (6.00%) VPN
6 1 (2.00%) Broadband
6 1 (2.00%) HTTP
6 1 (2.00%) SAN
6 1 (2.00%) SMTP
6 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (4.00%) Back Office
2 1 (2.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) .NET
1 2 (4.00%) X-Windows
2 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) NHS
1 3 (6.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) CMDB
3 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 42 (84.00%) Windows
2 23 (46.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (28.00%) Windows Server
5 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.00%) Windows 8
6 4 (8.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (6.00%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.00%) Android
8 2 (4.00%) Linux
8 2 (4.00%) Mac OS
8 2 (4.00%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.00%) ITIL
2 2 (4.00%) ITSM
2 2 (4.00%) Migration
2 2 (4.00%) Service Management
2 2 (4.00%) Ticket Management
2 2 (4.00%) Time Management
3 1 (2.00%) Change Management
3 1 (2.00%) Information Security
3 1 (2.00%) Project Management
3 1 (2.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.00%) VB
2 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) CCNA
1 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.00%) MCSE
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (6.00%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (66.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.00%) Samba
3 3 (6.00%) Terminal Services
3 3 (6.00%) XenApp
4 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (6.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.00%) SCCM
3 2 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (52.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (32.00%) VMware
3 10 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 9 (18.00%) Apple
5 8 (16.00%) Acronis
5 8 (16.00%) Citrix
5 8 (16.00%) Lumension
6 7 (14.00%) Cisco
7 4 (8.00%) Google
8 2 (4.00%) Dell
8 2 (4.00%) IBM
8 2 (4.00%) Remedy
8 2 (4.00%) ServiceNow
8 2 (4.00%) Symantec
9 1 (2.00%) EMC
9 1 (2.00%) HP
9 1 (2.00%) Lotus
9 1 (2.00%) PeopleSoft
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