The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 23 20 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 45 64 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.98% 6.58% 3.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.59% 7.19% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 8
Average daily rate
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£315 £375 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £125 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £425 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £225 £220
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 11
Average hourly rate £16.25 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.76 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +5.06%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
805 890 1067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.05% 91.56% 89.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 386 382
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 42
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £16.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Support Engineer
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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 24 July 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 24 July 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 46 (52.27%) Windows
2 30 (34.09%) Active Directory
3 28 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (26.14%) Microsoft
5 19 (21.59%) MS Exchange
5 19 (21.59%) Degree
6 18 (20.45%) IIS
6 18 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (15.91%) SQL Server
7 14 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (15.91%) DNS
8 13 (14.77%) Citrix
8 13 (14.77%) SQL
8 13 (14.77%) ITIL
8 13 (14.77%) Windows 7
9 11 (12.50%) Computer Science
9 11 (12.50%) WMI
9 11 (12.50%) MCSE
9 11 (12.50%) Cisco
9 11 (12.50%) Internet
10 10 (11.36%) VMware
10 10 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (11.36%) Windows 8
11 9 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (10.23%) .NET
12 8 (9.09%) T-SQL
12 8 (9.09%) C
12 8 (9.09%) MS Excel
12 8 (9.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 8 (9.09%) Hyper-V

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (21.59%) MS Exchange
2 18 (20.45%) IIS
3 9 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (5.68%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.55%) Lync
6 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.14%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.55%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.91%) DNS
2 11 (12.50%) Internet
3 7 (7.95%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.95%) SAN
3 7 (7.95%) Firewall
4 5 (5.68%) GGSN
4 5 (5.68%) SGSN
5 4 (4.55%) HTTPS
5 4 (4.55%) DHCP
5 4 (4.55%) Broadband
5 4 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (3.41%) NAS
6 3 (3.41%) LDAP
6 3 (3.41%) VPN
6 3 (3.41%) WAN
6 3 (3.41%) 3G
7 2 (2.27%) MPLS
7 2 (2.27%) FTP
7 2 (2.27%) HTTP
7 2 (2.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (7.95%) Back Office
2 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.55%) Retail
2 4 (4.55%) Billing
3 3 (3.41%) Legal
4 2 (2.27%) Front Office
4 2 (2.27%) Finance
5 1 (1.14%) Publishing
5 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.23%) .NET
2 6 (6.82%) XML
3 5 (5.68%) WCF
3 5 (5.68%) XSD
4 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.55%) HTML
4 4 (4.55%) CSS
5 3 (3.41%) DCOM
6 1 (1.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.55%) Clustering
2 4 (4.55%) PKI
3 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.41%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.27%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.27%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.14%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 46 (52.27%) Windows
2 28 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (14.77%) Windows 7
5 10 (11.36%) Windows 8
6 6 (6.82%) Linux
6 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.68%) UNIX
8 3 (3.41%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.77%) ITIL
2 7 (7.95%) Problem Management
3 6 (6.82%) Release Management
3 6 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (6.82%) Incident Management
3 6 (6.82%) Portfolio Management
4 5 (5.68%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.55%) CRM
5 4 (4.55%) Web Development
5 4 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (3.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.41%) Change Management
6 3 (3.41%) Service Management
7 2 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.27%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (2.27%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.14%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.14%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.77%) SQL
2 8 (9.09%) T-SQL
2 8 (9.09%) C
3 7 (7.95%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.68%) C#
4 5 (5.68%) C++
4 5 (5.68%) VBScript
5 4 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (21.59%) Degree
2 14 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (12.50%) MCSE
4 7 (7.95%) MCTS
5 5 (5.68%) MCSD
6 4 (4.55%) CCNP
6 4 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.41%) MCITP
7 3 (3.41%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.27%) CCNA
8 2 (2.27%) MCSA
8 2 (2.27%) MCP
8 2 (2.27%) MCPD
9 1 (1.14%) MCDST
9 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
9 1 (1.14%) HNC
9 1 (1.14%) HND
9 1 (1.14%) MCDBA
9 1 (1.14%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.95%) Terminal Services
4 4 (4.55%) XenApp
5 3 (3.41%) NLBS
5 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.14%) XenServer
6 1 (1.14%) NDS
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (12.50%) WMI
2 8 (9.09%) SCCM
3 6 (6.82%) SCOM
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.14%) WSUS
4 1 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.14%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.14%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 23 (26.14%) Microsoft
2 13 (14.77%) Citrix
3 11 (12.50%) Cisco
4 10 (11.36%) VMware
5 8 (9.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (5.68%) HP
7 4 (4.55%) Juniper
8 2 (2.27%) Apple
8 2 (2.27%) Nokia
8 2 (2.27%) Lotus
8 2 (2.27%) Remedy
9 1 (1.14%) Lumension
9 1 (1.14%) Huawei
9 1 (1.14%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.14%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.14%) Avaya
9 1 (1.14%) Dell
9 1 (1.14%) EMC
9 1 (1.14%) Nortel
9 1 (1.14%) McAfee
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