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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 29 5 49
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 44 152 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.05% 14.09% 3.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.54% 15.31% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 89 16
Average daily rate
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£300 £425 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £223 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% -41.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £12.50 £21.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £13.87 £15.24
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -8.97%
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
794 993 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.06% 92.03% 89.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 517 376
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 £175 £218 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 35 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 39 (44.83%) Active Directory
3 26 (29.89%) Microsoft
4 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (21.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (21.84%) MS Exchange
6 19 (21.84%) Linux
6 19 (21.84%) Windows 7
7 16 (18.39%) ITIL
8 15 (17.24%) MCSE
9 14 (16.09%) Degree
10 13 (14.94%) DNS
11 12 (13.79%) HP
11 12 (13.79%) Internet
12 11 (12.64%) VMware
12 11 (12.64%) Citrix
12 11 (12.64%) IIS
13 10 (11.49%) UNIX
13 10 (11.49%) Firewall
14 9 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (9.20%) SQL
16 7 (8.05%) Windows XP
16 7 (8.05%) DHCP
16 7 (8.05%) Red Hat
16 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (6.90%) Altiris
17 6 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
17 6 (6.90%) SCCM

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 19 (21.84%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.64%) IIS
3 9 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.60%) Lync
5 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.15%) GroupWise
7 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Office 365
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.94%) DNS
2 12 (13.79%) Internet
3 10 (11.49%) Firewall
4 7 (8.05%) DHCP
5 6 (6.90%) WAN
6 5 (5.75%) LAN
7 4 (4.60%) SAN
7 4 (4.60%) HTTPS
7 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.45%) FTP
8 3 (3.45%) HTTP
8 3 (3.45%) DMZ
9 2 (2.30%) GGSN
9 2 (2.30%) SGSN
9 2 (2.30%) 3G
9 2 (2.30%) Wireless
9 2 (2.30%) VPN
9 2 (2.30%) VoIP
10 1 (1.15%) LDAP
10 1 (1.15%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.15%) JIRA
1 1 (1.15%) Fiddler
1 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (2.30%) Retail
1 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
1 2 (2.30%) Legal
1 2 (2.30%) Back Office
2 1 (1.15%) Front Office
2 1 (1.15%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.90%) .NET
2 5 (5.75%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.60%) HTML
3 4 (4.60%) CSS
4 3 (3.45%) DCOM
5 1 (1.15%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.15%) Web Services
5 1 (1.15%) Ajax
5 1 (1.15%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.15%) LINQ
5 1 (1.15%) WCF
5 1 (1.15%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.15%) FastCGI
5 1 (1.15%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 1 (1.15%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.45%) PKI
3 2 (2.30%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.30%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.15%) Clustering
4 1 (1.15%) Handset
4 1 (1.15%) Replication
4 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.15%) Blog
4 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.15%) iPhone
4 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 50 (57.47%) Windows
2 21 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (21.84%) Linux
4 19 (21.84%) Windows 7
5 10 (11.49%) UNIX
6 7 (8.05%) Windows XP
6 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (5.75%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) ITIL
2 6 (6.90%) Time Management
2 6 (6.90%) Incident Management
2 6 (6.90%) Service Management
3 5 (5.75%) Configuration Management
3 5 (5.75%) Web Development
4 4 (4.60%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (4.60%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (4.60%) Portfolio Management
4 4 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (4.60%) Release Management
4 4 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.45%) Change Management
5 3 (3.45%) Problem Management
5 3 (3.45%) Software Deployment
6 2 (2.30%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.15%) CRM
7 1 (1.15%) MVC
7 1 (1.15%) Scrum
7 1 (1.15%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.20%) SQL
2 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.75%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.60%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.60%) VBScript
5 3 (3.45%) C
5 3 (3.45%) VB
6 2 (2.30%) Bourne shell
6 2 (2.30%) Korn
6 2 (2.30%) Perl
6 2 (2.30%) C#
7 1 (1.15%) C++
7 1 (1.15%) Java
7 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.15%) PHP
7 1 (1.15%) Python
7 1 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (21.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (17.24%) MCSE
3 14 (16.09%) Degree
4 6 (6.90%) HNC
5 5 (5.75%) MCP
5 5 (5.75%) DV Cleared
5 5 (5.75%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.60%) MCTS
6 4 (4.60%) MCITP
6 4 (4.60%) CCA
6 4 (4.60%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (3.45%) MCSA
7 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.30%) MCPD
8 2 (2.30%) CCNA
9 1 (1.15%) MCSD
9 1 (1.15%) HND
9 1 (1.15%) CCNP
9 1 (1.15%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.75%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.45%) NFS
2 3 (3.45%) XenApp
2 3 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.15%) NDS
4 1 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) SCCM
1 6 (6.90%) NetBackup
2 5 (5.75%) Nagios
3 4 (4.60%) SCOM
4 3 (3.45%) WMI
5 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.15%) WSUS
5 1 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 26 (29.89%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.79%) HP
3 11 (12.64%) VMware
3 11 (12.64%) Citrix
4 7 (8.05%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.90%) Altiris
6 5 (5.75%) Veritas
7 4 (4.60%) Remedy
8 3 (3.45%) Cisco
8 3 (3.45%) EMC
8 3 (3.45%) LANDesk
8 3 (3.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 3 (3.45%) Isilon
9 2 (2.30%) Symantec
10 1 (1.15%) Dell
10 1 (1.15%) Novell
10 1 (1.15%) Avaya
10 1 (1.15%) Juniper
10 1 (1.15%) Lotus
10 1 (1.15%) Apple
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