The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 29 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 30 17 37
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 40 94 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.46% 8.67% 4.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.93% 9.55% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 68 12
Average daily rate
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£227 £425 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.58% +51.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £237 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £228 £230
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.50 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -22.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £15.75 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £14.50 £15.89
% change year-on-year
+1.70% -8.71%
Support Engineer
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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
811 984 1046
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.41% 90.77% 92.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 522 374
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £500 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 55
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £19.70 £26.50
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 Reading

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

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 29 December 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 50 (57.47%) Windows
2 45 (51.72%) Active Directory
3 26 (29.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (29.89%) Microsoft
4 23 (26.44%) ITIL
5 22 (25.29%) Windows 7
6 20 (22.99%) MCSE
7 19 (21.84%) Linux
8 18 (20.69%) HP
9 16 (18.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (16.09%) Security Cleared
10 14 (16.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (14.94%) DNS
11 13 (14.94%) MS Exchange
12 12 (13.79%) SLA
12 12 (13.79%) Degree
13 11 (12.64%) DV Cleared
13 11 (12.64%) SQL
13 11 (12.64%) Configuration Management
14 10 (11.49%) Citrix
14 10 (11.49%) MCP
14 10 (11.49%) UNIX
15 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
15 9 (10.34%) DHCP
15 9 (10.34%) Service Management
16 8 (9.20%) VMware
16 8 (9.20%) Red Hat
16 8 (9.20%) Windows XP
17 7 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (8.05%) Customer Engagement

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 13 (14.94%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.05%) IIS
2 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.75%) Lync
4 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.15%) JBoss
6 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.15%) Apache
6 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.15%) GroupWise
6 1 (1.15%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (6.90%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.45%) MS Office
4 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.94%) DNS
2 9 (10.34%) DHCP
3 7 (8.05%) Internet
4 6 (6.90%) Firewall
4 6 (6.90%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.60%) LAN
5 4 (4.60%) WAN
5 4 (4.60%) SAN
6 3 (3.45%) DMZ
6 3 (3.45%) Wireless
7 2 (2.30%) SSH
7 2 (2.30%) IMAP
7 2 (2.30%) 3G
7 2 (2.30%) POP3
7 2 (2.30%) SMTP
7 2 (2.30%) VoIP
7 2 (2.30%) VPN
7 2 (2.30%) FTP
8 1 (1.15%) HTTP
8 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.15%) JIRA
2 1 (1.15%) Fiddler
General
1 1 (1.15%) Back Office
1 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.15%) Finance
1 1 (1.15%) Legal
1 1 (1.15%) Games
1 1 (1.15%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.60%) .NET
2 3 (3.45%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.30%) DCOM
4 1 (1.15%) Middleware
4 1 (1.15%) Ajax
4 1 (1.15%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.15%) J2EE
4 1 (1.15%) ADO.NET
4 1 (1.15%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.15%) WCF
4 1 (1.15%) Silverlight
4 1 (1.15%) LINQ
4 1 (1.15%) REST
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (1.15%) FastCGI
4 1 (1.15%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.45%) Clustering
1 3 (3.45%) PKI
2 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.30%) Thin Client
2 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.30%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.15%) Handset
3 1 (1.15%) Replication
3 1 (1.15%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 50 (57.47%) Windows
2 22 (25.29%) Windows 7
3 19 (21.84%) Linux
4 16 (18.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (16.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (11.49%) UNIX
7 8 (9.20%) Windows XP
8 7 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (3.45%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.15%) VMS
11 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.15%) Debian
11 1 (1.15%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.44%) ITIL
2 11 (12.64%) Configuration Management
3 9 (10.34%) Service Management
4 7 (8.05%) Customer Engagement
5 6 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.90%) Incident Management
5 6 (6.90%) Time Management
6 3 (3.45%) Release Management
6 3 (3.45%) Network Management
6 3 (3.45%) Software Deployment
7 2 (2.30%) Portfolio Management
7 2 (2.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (2.30%) Kanban
7 2 (2.30%) Scrum
7 2 (2.30%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.30%) CMMI
8 1 (1.15%) Change Management
8 1 (1.15%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.15%) MVC
8 1 (1.15%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.64%) SQL
2 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.60%) T-SQL
3 4 (4.60%) C#
4 2 (2.30%) C++
4 2 (2.30%) Java
4 2 (2.30%) VBScript
4 2 (2.30%) VB
4 2 (2.30%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.30%) Bourne shell
4 2 (2.30%) Perl
4 2 (2.30%) PHP
4 2 (2.30%) C
4 2 (2.30%) Korn
5 1 (1.15%) Python
5 1 (1.15%) Ruby
5 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (29.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (22.99%) MCSE
3 14 (16.09%) Security Cleared
4 12 (13.79%) Degree
5 11 (12.64%) DV Cleared
6 10 (11.49%) MCP
7 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
8 7 (8.05%) HNC
9 6 (6.90%) MCTS
9 6 (6.90%) MCITP
10 4 (4.60%) CCA
10 4 (4.60%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (3.45%) CCNA
11 3 (3.45%) RHCSA
12 1 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (1.15%) HND
12 1 (1.15%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (51.72%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.45%) NFS
3 2 (2.30%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.15%) XenApp
4 1 (1.15%) XenServer
4 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.15%) NDS
Systems Management
1 7 (8.05%) NetBackup
2 6 (6.90%) Nagios
2 6 (6.90%) SCCM
2 6 (6.90%) SCOM
3 2 (2.30%) WMI
4 1 (1.15%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.15%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.15%) SCSM
Vendors
1 26 (29.89%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.69%) HP
3 10 (11.49%) Citrix
4 8 (9.20%) Red Hat
4 8 (9.20%) VMware
5 7 (8.05%) Altiris
6 6 (6.90%) Symantec
6 6 (6.90%) Veritas
7 4 (4.60%) Remedy
7 4 (4.60%) Isilon
8 3 (3.45%) LANDesk
9 2 (2.30%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
9 2 (2.30%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.30%) Lotus
9 2 (2.30%) Avaya
9 2 (2.30%) EMC
10 1 (1.15%) Nortel
10 1 (1.15%) Sun
10 1 (1.15%) Oracle
10 1 (1.15%) Sybase