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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 51 32 36
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 15 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.05% 4.05% 2.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 4.34% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
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£175 £140 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £228 £230
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £8.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.65 £16.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.89
% change year-on-year
- -8.71%
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
675 369 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 92.21% 93.42% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 193 246
Average daily rate £435 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 32 38
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.75 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014. 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 -18 8 £175 +22.80% 2
Banbury -4 1 - -
Thame - 1 - -
Witney - - - - 1
Bicester - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
3 22 (47.83%) Windows 7
4 17 (36.96%) Windows 8
5 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
6 12 (26.09%) MS Office
6 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
6 12 (26.09%) MS Excel
7 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (19.57%) VMware
10 7 (15.22%) Windows XP
11 5 (10.87%) Cisco
11 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (10.87%) ITIL
12 4 (8.70%) SLA
13 3 (6.52%) HP
13 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
14 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
14 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
14 2 (4.35%) Android
14 2 (4.35%) SCCM
14 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
14 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
14 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
14 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (4.35%) Internet
14 2 (4.35%) CCNA

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 11 (23.91%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.35%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (26.09%) MS Office
1 12 (26.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) LAN
1 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.35%) Internet
1 2 (4.35%) Firewall
1 2 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (2.17%) VPN
2 1 (2.17%) Intranet
2 1 (2.17%) VoIP
2 1 (2.17%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.35%) Replication
2 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 22 (47.83%) Windows 7
3 17 (36.96%) Windows 8
4 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (15.22%) Windows XP
6 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.35%) Linux
7 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.35%) Android
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.87%) ITIL
2 1 (2.17%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) VB
1 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) CCNA
1 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.17%) MOS
2 1 (2.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
1 2 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.17%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.57%) VMware
3 5 (10.87%) Cisco
4 3 (6.52%) HP
5 2 (4.35%) Lotus
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.17%) Apple
6 1 (2.17%) Symantec
6 1 (2.17%) Remedy
6 1 (2.17%) BT
6 1 (2.17%) Peregrine
6 1 (2.17%) IBM
6 1 (2.17%) Infor
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle