The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Portsmouth region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 14 16 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 5 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 4.10% 7.50% 3.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.55% 8.18% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£215 £90 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+138.88% -47.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £225 £219
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Average hourly rate £23.00 £14.69 £15.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.59% -2.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £12.88 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £16.85 £17.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +5.00%
Job Titles Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110 110 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 90.16% 91.67% 89.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 48 46
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 25 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.88 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £35.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (30.00%) XenServer
3 3 (30.00%) Lotus
3 3 (30.00%) Terminal Services
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) IronPort
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (10.00%) Military
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (10.00%) QA
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
5 1 (10.00%) Site Server

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 2 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Site Server
2 1 (10.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Military
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (10.00%) Data Management
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) XenServer
2 3 (30.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Lotus
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) IronPort
5 1 (10.00%) IBM