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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 32 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 49 45 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.74% 4.32% 4.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.17% 4.89% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 22 9
Average daily rate
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£275 £288 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +43.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £168 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £473 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £207 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
+3.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 11
Average hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.23 £11.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £17.20 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
948 920 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.77% 88.29% 91.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 458 266
Average daily rate £378 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 47
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.02 £175.00 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 54 (62.07%) Windows
2 53 (60.92%) Active Directory
3 40 (45.98%) Microsoft
4 32 (36.78%) ITIL
5 31 (35.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (34.48%) Security Cleared
7 25 (28.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (28.74%) DV Cleared
8 24 (27.59%) MCSE
9 22 (25.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (22.99%) MCP
11 19 (21.84%) Configuration Management
11 19 (21.84%) Windows 7
12 18 (20.69%) HP
13 17 (19.54%) SCCM
14 16 (18.39%) SCOM
14 16 (18.39%) SC Cleared
14 16 (18.39%) SLA
14 16 (18.39%) UNIX
15 14 (16.09%) MS Exchange
16 13 (14.94%) Windows XP
16 13 (14.94%) SQL
16 13 (14.94%) VMware
17 12 (13.79%) Linux
17 12 (13.79%) DNS
18 11 (12.64%) SharePoint
19 10 (11.49%) TCP/IP
19 10 (11.49%) DHCP
19 10 (11.49%) MS Visio
19 10 (11.49%) Symantec

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 14 (16.09%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.64%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.75%) IIS
4 3 (3.45%) Documentum
4 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.30%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.30%) Apache
6 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.15%) JBoss
6 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.15%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (1.15%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (11.49%) MS Visio
2 6 (6.90%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.75%) MS Office
4 2 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.79%) DNS
2 10 (11.49%) TCP/IP
2 10 (11.49%) DHCP
3 5 (5.75%) HTTP
4 4 (4.60%) VPN
4 4 (4.60%) 3G
4 4 (4.60%) VoIP
5 3 (3.45%) SDH
5 3 (3.45%) DWDM
5 3 (3.45%) SAN
5 3 (3.45%) Wireless
5 3 (3.45%) 2G
5 3 (3.45%) LTE
5 3 (3.45%) 4G
5 3 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (2.30%) SSH
6 2 (2.30%) Internet
6 2 (2.30%) Firewall
6 2 (2.30%) SSL
6 2 (2.30%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) MS Access
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (9.20%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.45%) Back Office
3 2 (2.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.15%) Finance
4 1 (1.15%) Games
4 1 (1.15%) Retail
4 1 (1.15%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.90%) XML
1 6 (6.90%) HTML
2 4 (4.60%) .NET
3 3 (3.45%) .NET Framework
3 3 (3.45%) XHTML
4 2 (2.30%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.15%) J2EE
5 1 (1.15%) Middleware
5 1 (1.15%) OLE
5 1 (1.15%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.30%) Clustering
3 1 (1.15%) PKI
3 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.15%) iPhone
3 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.15%) Handset
3 1 (1.15%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (62.07%) Windows
2 25 (28.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (25.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (21.84%) Windows 7
5 16 (18.39%) UNIX
6 13 (14.94%) Windows XP
7 12 (13.79%) Linux
8 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (5.75%) Windows 8
10 4 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.30%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.30%) Solaris
12 1 (1.15%) Windows NT
12 1 (1.15%) VMS
12 1 (1.15%) Debian
12 1 (1.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (36.78%) ITIL
2 19 (21.84%) Configuration Management
3 9 (10.34%) Network Management
4 7 (8.05%) Customer Engagement
4 7 (8.05%) Service Management
5 6 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (4.60%) Service Delivery
6 4 (4.60%) Incident Management
7 3 (3.45%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.30%) Time Management
8 2 (2.30%) Memory Management
9 1 (1.15%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.15%) Kanban
9 1 (1.15%) Release Management
9 1 (1.15%) Product Marketing
9 1 (1.15%) Network Load Balancing
9 1 (1.15%) Change Management
9 1 (1.15%) Scrum
9 1 (1.15%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.94%) SQL
2 4 (4.60%) C#
2 4 (4.60%) Java
3 3 (3.45%) C++
3 3 (3.45%) Perl
3 3 (3.45%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.15%) PHP
5 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (35.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (34.48%) Security Cleared
3 25 (28.74%) DV Cleared
4 24 (27.59%) MCSE
5 20 (22.99%) MCP
6 16 (18.39%) SC Cleared
7 9 (10.34%) Degree
8 7 (8.05%) MCTS
8 7 (8.05%) MCITP
9 5 (5.75%) CCNA
9 5 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (4.60%) HNC
11 3 (3.45%) RHCSA
12 2 (2.30%) CCNP
13 1 (1.15%) CCA
13 1 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (1.15%) HND
13 1 (1.15%) MCSA
13 1 (1.15%) Sun Certification
13 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.39%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (60.92%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.20%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.30%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.30%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.15%) XenServer
4 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (19.54%) SCCM
2 16 (18.39%) SCOM
3 4 (4.60%) Nagios
3 4 (4.60%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.15%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.15%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.15%) SCSM
Vendors
1 40 (45.98%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.69%) HP
3 13 (14.94%) VMware
4 10 (11.49%) Symantec
5 8 (9.20%) Citrix
6 5 (5.75%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.60%) Altiris
7 4 (4.60%) Remedy
7 4 (4.60%) Veritas
8 3 (3.45%) EMC
8 3 (3.45%) Sybase
9 2 (2.30%) Oracle
9 2 (2.30%) Cisco
9 2 (2.30%) Sun
9 2 (2.30%) Lotus
9 2 (2.30%) Avaya
9 2 (2.30%) Huawei
9 2 (2.30%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.30%) Isilon
10 1 (1.15%) LANDesk
Reading, Berkshire
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