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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 26 31 35
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 55 43 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.58% 4.91% 4.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.93% 5.16% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 25
Average daily rate £338 £204 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.44% -27.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £139 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 4
Average hourly rate £55.65 £19.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+181.77% +19.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £13.28 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.91% +1.66%
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
927 834 924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 94.11% 95.21% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 447 440
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £550 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 22 33
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% +21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.50 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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
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 10 February 2016.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 74 (64.35%) Windows
2 48 (41.74%) Active Directory
3 41 (35.65%) Microsoft
4 34 (29.57%) Windows Server
5 32 (27.83%) DNS
6 31 (26.96%) VMware
6 31 (26.96%) Windows 7
7 28 (24.35%) Linux
8 27 (23.48%) ITIL
9 26 (22.61%) Degree
10 25 (21.74%) Configuration Management
11 22 (19.13%) SLA
12 21 (18.26%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (17.39%) Security Cleared
14 19 (16.52%) TCP/IP
15 18 (15.65%) Python
16 17 (14.78%) Incident Management
16 17 (14.78%) Citrix
17 16 (13.91%) Nagios
17 16 (13.91%) Unix
17 16 (13.91%) HP
17 16 (13.91%) MCSE
17 16 (13.91%) Perl
18 15 (13.04%) DV Cleared
18 15 (13.04%) PowerShell
18 15 (13.04%) High Availability
19 14 (12.17%) Puppet
19 14 (12.17%) HTTP
20 13 (11.30%) LDAP
20 13 (11.30%) Remedy

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (10.43%) Apache
1 12 (10.43%) JBoss
1 12 (10.43%) nginx
1 12 (10.43%) OpenStack
1 12 (10.43%) Tomcat
1 12 (10.43%) WebLogic
2 8 (6.96%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.09%) IIS
4 4 (3.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.74%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.87%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (8.70%) MS Office
2 9 (7.83%) MS Excel
3 8 (6.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.35%) Office 365
3 2 (1.74%) IaaS
3 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 32 (27.83%) DNS
2 19 (16.52%) TCP/IP
3 14 (12.17%) HTTP
4 13 (11.30%) LDAP
5 12 (10.43%) SMTP
5 12 (10.43%) SSL
6 9 (7.83%) DHCP
7 6 (5.22%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.61%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.61%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (2.61%) NAS
8 3 (2.61%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.61%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (2.61%) SAN
8 3 (2.61%) VoIP
9 2 (1.74%) DWDM
9 2 (1.74%) Firewall
9 2 (1.74%) H.323
9 2 (1.74%) MGCP
9 2 (1.74%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) MySQL
1 12 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.87%) Big Data
6 1 (0.87%) Datazen
6 1 (0.87%) DB2
6 1 (0.87%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (4.35%) Retail
2 4 (3.48%) Finance
3 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.87%) Back Office
4 1 (0.87%) Banking
4 1 (0.87%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.43%) LAMP
1 12 (10.43%) LEMP Stack
1 12 (10.43%) MCollective
1 12 (10.43%) Web Services
2 3 (2.61%) .NET
2 3 (2.61%) CSS
3 2 (1.74%) XML
4 1 (0.87%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.87%) ADO
4 1 (0.87%) ADO.NET
4 1 (0.87%) Autofac
4 1 (0.87%) Castle Windsor
4 1 (0.87%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.87%) ODBC
4 1 (0.87%) OLE
4 1 (0.87%) OLE DB
4 1 (0.87%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (0.87%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.43%) Computer Science
2 10 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.48%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.48%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.61%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.61%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.61%) Replication
4 3 (2.61%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.74%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.74%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.87%) Clustering
6 1 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.87%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.87%) Social Media
6 1 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 74 (64.35%) Windows
2 34 (29.57%) Windows Server
3 31 (26.96%) Windows 7
4 28 (24.35%) Linux
5 16 (13.91%) Unix
6 12 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (6.09%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.35%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.74%) Solaris
12 2 (1.74%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.48%) ITIL
2 25 (21.74%) Configuration Management
3 17 (14.78%) Incident Management
4 15 (13.04%) High Availability
5 12 (10.43%) Portfolio Management
5 12 (10.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (6.09%) Data Management
7 6 (5.22%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (5.22%) Service Management
8 5 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
8 5 (4.35%) Release Management
9 4 (3.48%) Workflow
10 3 (2.61%) Capacity Management
10 3 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.61%) Mentoring
10 3 (2.61%) Migration
10 3 (2.61%) Presales
10 3 (2.61%) Problem Management
10 3 (2.61%) Time Management
11 2 (1.74%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.65%) Python
2 16 (13.91%) Perl
3 15 (13.04%) PowerShell
4 12 (10.43%) SQL
5 4 (3.48%) AWK
5 4 (3.48%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.48%) sed
5 4 (3.48%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.61%) C
6 3 (2.61%) C#
7 2 (1.74%) Ruby
7 2 (1.74%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.74%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.87%) C++
8 1 (0.87%) VB
8 1 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 26 (22.61%) Degree
2 21 (18.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 16 (13.91%) MCSE
5 15 (13.04%) DV Cleared
6 8 (6.96%) CCNA
6 8 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (6.96%) MCP
7 6 (5.22%) HNC
7 6 (5.22%) RHCSA
7 6 (5.22%) SC Cleared
8 5 (4.35%) DBS Check
9 4 (3.48%) MCITP
9 4 (3.48%) MCTS
10 3 (2.61%) ACMT
11 2 (1.74%) CCNP
12 1 (0.87%) MCSA
12 1 (0.87%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.13%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (41.74%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.43%) qmail
2 12 (10.43%) Squid
3 9 (7.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.22%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.35%) XenApp
6 2 (1.74%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.74%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.74%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.74%) vSphere
6 2 (1.74%) XenServer
7 1 (0.87%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (13.91%) Nagios
2 14 (12.17%) Puppet
3 12 (10.43%) Cacti
3 12 (10.43%) collectd
3 12 (10.43%) Ganglia
3 12 (10.43%) Graphite
3 12 (10.43%) logstash
3 12 (10.43%) ZABBIX
4 11 (9.57%) SCCM
5 6 (5.22%) SCOM
6 4 (3.48%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (3.48%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.48%) WSUS
7 2 (1.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.87%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.87%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.87%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 41 (35.65%) Microsoft
2 31 (26.96%) VMware
3 17 (14.78%) Citrix
4 16 (13.91%) HP
5 13 (11.30%) Remedy
6 12 (10.43%) Splunk
7 8 (6.96%) Cisco
8 4 (3.48%) Altiris
8 4 (3.48%) Apple
8 4 (3.48%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.61%) Brocade
9 3 (2.61%) EMC
9 3 (2.61%) Juniper
9 3 (2.61%) Oracle
9 3 (2.61%) StorageTek
9 3 (2.61%) Sun
9 3 (2.61%) Sybase
10 2 (1.74%) F5
10 2 (1.74%) IBM
10 2 (1.74%) Symantec
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