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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 47 31 36
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 20 50 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.86% 5.29% 4.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.13% 5.59% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 25
Median daily rate £195 £338 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.22% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £212 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £362 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £195 £230 £225
% change year-on-year
-15.21% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Median hourly rate £38.83 £59.33 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.55% +204.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.37 £18.65 £16.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.29 £92.10 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
640 894 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.43% 94.60% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 513 464
Median daily rate £413 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 55 17
Median hourly rate £14.50 £33.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.71% +71.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £135.00 £54.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 25 (51.02%) Windows
2 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
3 11 (22.45%) MS Office
3 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
3 11 (22.45%) Office 365
4 10 (20.41%) Back Office
5 9 (18.37%) Fault Management
5 9 (18.37%) SLA
5 9 (18.37%) Configuration Management
5 9 (18.37%) Functional Testing
5 9 (18.37%) Capacity Management
6 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
7 7 (14.29%) Front Office
7 7 (14.29%) Statistics
7 7 (14.29%) VMware
7 7 (14.29%) Validation
7 7 (14.29%) People Management
7 7 (14.29%) Windows 10
8 6 (12.24%) Windows Server
8 6 (12.24%) Firewall
8 6 (12.24%) SCCM
8 6 (12.24%) LAN
8 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
8 6 (12.24%) Citrix
9 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (10.20%) DHCP
9 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
9 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
9 5 (10.20%) Windows XP

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 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.12%) Documentum
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (22.45%) MS Office
2 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
3 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.45%) Office 365
2 1 (2.04%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Firewall
1 6 (12.24%) LAN
1 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.20%) DHCP
3 4 (8.16%) DNS
3 4 (8.16%) DSLAM
3 4 (8.16%) GPON
4 3 (6.12%) Internet
5 2 (4.08%) BGP
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (4.08%) OSPF
5 2 (4.08%) Skype
5 2 (4.08%) VPN
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.04%) HSRP
6 1 (2.04%) HTTP
6 1 (2.04%) IOS XR
6 1 (2.04%) PBX
6 1 (2.04%) SNMP
6 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
General
1 10 (20.41%) Back Office
2 7 (14.29%) Front Office
3 2 (4.08%) Electronics
3 2 (4.08%) French Language
3 2 (4.08%) German Language
3 2 (4.08%) Italian Language
3 2 (4.08%) Spanish Language
3 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.04%) Billing
4 1 (2.04%) Law
4 1 (2.04%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Marketing
4 1 (2.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) .NET
1 3 (6.12%) MAPI
1 3 (6.12%) Web Services
2 2 (4.08%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.08%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Statistics
2 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (51.02%) Windows
2 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
3 7 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 6 (12.24%) Windows Server
5 5 (10.20%) Windows 8
5 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.20%) Windows XP
6 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Phone
8 1 (2.04%) Android
8 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.37%) Capacity Management
1 9 (18.37%) Configuration Management
1 9 (18.37%) Fault Management
1 9 (18.37%) Functional Testing
2 7 (14.29%) People Management
2 7 (14.29%) Validation
3 4 (8.16%) ITIL
4 3 (6.12%) CRM
4 3 (6.12%) Memory Management
4 3 (6.12%) Network Design
4 3 (6.12%) Network Management
4 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.08%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.08%) Migration
5 2 (4.08%) Presales
5 2 (4.08%) Project Management
5 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.04%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.04%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.12%) C#
2 3 (6.12%) C++
2 3 (6.12%) VB.NET
2 3 (6.12%) VBScript
3 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.04%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.16%) DV Cleared
2 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.12%) CCIP
3 3 (6.12%) CCNP
3 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.04%) CCIE
4 1 (2.04%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (34.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.04%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) SCCM
2 3 (6.12%) WSUS
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) VMware
3 6 (12.24%) Citrix
4 3 (6.12%) EMC
4 3 (6.12%) HP
4 3 (6.12%) Huawei
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco
5 2 (4.08%) Oracle
5 2 (4.08%) SAP
6 1 (2.04%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 1 (2.04%) F5
6 1 (2.04%) Juniper
6 1 (2.04%) Nortel
6 1 (2.04%) Remedy
6 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow