The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 37 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 29 37 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.69% 3.95% 5.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.95% 4.24% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 20
Median daily rate £176 £203 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.96% -35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £154 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £258 £208 £210
% change year-on-year
+24.09% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 8
Median hourly rate £22.70 £21.55 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.31% +32.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £15.51 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.79 £37.34 £19.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +2.32%
Support Engineer
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
735 872 837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.63% 93.16% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 506 377
Median daily rate £401 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £221 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.81 £41.29 £19.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 72 (64.29%) Windows
2 62 (55.36%) Microsoft
3 47 (41.96%) Windows Server
4 35 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 35 (31.25%) MS Excel
5 33 (29.46%) SLA
6 31 (27.68%) .NET
7 28 (25.00%) C#
8 26 (23.21%) Linux
9 25 (22.32%) DNS
9 25 (22.32%) Microsoft Azure
10 24 (21.43%) Windows 7
10 24 (21.43%) ITIL
11 23 (20.54%) Microsoft Certification
11 23 (20.54%) PowerShell
12 21 (18.75%) Degree
12 21 (18.75%) MS Office
13 20 (17.86%) Mentoring
14 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (16.07%) Computer Science
15 18 (16.07%) MCSE
15 18 (16.07%) HTTP
16 17 (15.18%) CSS
16 17 (15.18%) Hyper-V
17 16 (14.29%) C++
17 16 (14.29%) SQL Server
18 15 (13.39%) TCP/IP
18 15 (13.39%) Back Office
19 14 (12.50%) Marketing
19 14 (12.50%) VB

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (7.14%) IIS
2 6 (5.36%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.57%) Drupal
3 4 (3.57%) Joomla!
3 4 (3.57%) WordPress
4 3 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.79%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 21 (18.75%) MS Office
3 6 (5.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.89%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 25 (22.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.14%) Office 365
3 3 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.89%) IaaS
4 1 (0.89%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.89%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (22.32%) DNS
2 18 (16.07%) HTTP
3 15 (13.39%) TCP/IP
4 13 (11.61%) DHCP
4 13 (11.61%) VPN
5 11 (9.82%) Internet
5 11 (9.82%) IPsec
6 10 (8.93%) IPv6
6 10 (8.93%) Software-Defined Networking
7 9 (8.04%) BGP
8 5 (4.46%) LDAP
9 4 (3.57%) Diameter Protocol
9 4 (3.57%) Kerberos
9 4 (3.57%) NetScaler
9 4 (3.57%) SSL
9 4 (3.57%) Wireshark
10 3 (2.68%) 3G
10 3 (2.68%) 4G
10 3 (2.68%) LAN
10 3 (2.68%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.36%) Big Data
4 6 (5.36%) Hadoop
4 6 (5.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.57%) Datazen
6 4 (3.57%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.89%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.68%) Fiddler
General
1 15 (13.39%) Back Office
2 14 (12.50%) Marketing
3 11 (9.82%) German Language
4 8 (7.14%) French Language
4 8 (7.14%) Spanish Language
5 7 (6.25%) Front Office
6 6 (5.36%) Italian Language
7 5 (4.46%) Portuguese Language
7 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.89%) Electronics
8 1 (0.89%) Finance
8 1 (0.89%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (27.68%) .NET
2 17 (15.18%) CSS
3 14 (12.50%) XML
4 12 (10.71%) ASP.NET
5 10 (8.93%) .NET Framework
5 10 (8.93%) ADO.NET
6 7 (6.25%) Node.js
7 5 (4.46%) HTML
7 5 (4.46%) XML Schema
8 4 (3.57%) ADO
8 4 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (3.57%) Autofac
8 4 (3.57%) Castle Windsor
8 4 (3.57%) DCOM
8 4 (3.57%) Entity Framework
8 4 (3.57%) ODBC
8 4 (3.57%) OLE
8 4 (3.57%) OLE DB
8 4 (3.57%) Unity DI Container
8 4 (3.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.07%) Computer Science
2 11 (9.82%) Public Cloud
3 7 (6.25%) Statistics
4 4 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.57%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (2.68%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.68%) PKI
6 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.89%) Clustering
6 1 (0.89%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 72 (64.29%) Windows
2 47 (41.96%) Windows Server
3 26 (23.21%) Linux
4 24 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (11.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (8.04%) Unix
8 9 (8.04%) Windows 8
9 8 (7.14%) Ubuntu
10 4 (3.57%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.79%) Solaris
11 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.89%) AIX
12 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.43%) ITIL
2 20 (17.86%) Mentoring
3 13 (11.61%) Load Balancing
3 13 (11.61%) Network Design
4 12 (10.71%) Capacity Management
4 12 (10.71%) Configuration Management
4 12 (10.71%) Fault Management
4 12 (10.71%) Functional Testing
5 9 (8.04%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (8.04%) High Availability
5 9 (8.04%) Incident Management
5 9 (8.04%) Presales
5 9 (8.04%) Process Improvement
5 9 (8.04%) Software Testing
5 9 (8.04%) Workflow
6 8 (7.14%) Validation
7 7 (6.25%) Memory Management
7 7 (6.25%) MVC
7 7 (6.25%) People Management
8 5 (4.46%) Data Privacy
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.00%) C#
2 23 (20.54%) PowerShell
3 16 (14.29%) C++
4 14 (12.50%) SQL
4 14 (12.50%) VB
4 14 (12.50%) VB.NET
5 13 (11.61%) VBScript
6 11 (9.82%) C
6 11 (9.82%) JavaScript
7 9 (8.04%) Java
7 9 (8.04%) Python
8 7 (6.25%) PHP
8 7 (6.25%) Ruby
8 7 (6.25%) T-SQL
9 4 (3.57%) VB6
10 2 (1.79%) R
10 2 (1.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (20.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (18.75%) Degree
3 18 (16.07%) MCSE
4 11 (9.82%) Security Cleared
5 10 (8.93%) DV Cleared
6 8 (7.14%) MCSD
7 7 (6.25%) MCP
7 7 (6.25%) MCSA
8 5 (4.46%) MCTS
9 4 (3.57%) MCITP
10 3 (2.68%) CCNP
10 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.79%) MCAD
11 2 (1.79%) MCPD
12 1 (0.89%) CCDA
12 1 (0.89%) CCNA
12 1 (0.89%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.89%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
12 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (29.46%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 17 (15.18%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.57%) vSphere
4 4 (3.57%) XenApp
5 3 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.79%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.89%) KVM
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.89%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (8.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (5.36%) WSUS
3 5 (4.46%) SCCM
4 4 (3.57%) SCOM
5 3 (2.68%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.79%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.79%) Perfmon
7 1 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.89%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 62 (55.36%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.61%) Red Hat
3 12 (10.71%) HP
3 12 (10.71%) Remedy
4 10 (8.93%) VMware
5 7 (6.25%) Oracle
6 6 (5.36%) Cisco
7 5 (4.46%) Citrix
7 5 (4.46%) F5
7 5 (4.46%) Juniper
8 2 (1.79%) Altiris
8 2 (1.79%) Nokia
8 2 (1.79%) Sybase
8 2 (1.79%) Veritas
9 1 (0.89%) Aruba
9 1 (0.89%) Huawei
9 1 (0.89%) NetScout
9 1 (0.89%) Polycom
9 1 (0.89%) ReadSoft
9 1 (0.89%) SAP
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £255 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Rate: £50 - £70 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago