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 26 May 2016 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 21 34 36
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 67 40 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 7.41% 4.44% 4.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.03% 4.73% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 8 12
Median daily rate £375 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £244 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £420 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £208
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 4
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -4.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +1.58%
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
834 846 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.26% 94.00% 91.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 432 436
Median daily rate £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 37 31
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.55 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +34.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 90 (65.69%) Windows
2 64 (46.72%) Microsoft
3 54 (39.42%) Windows Server
4 52 (37.96%) Active Directory
5 43 (31.39%) Linux
6 42 (30.66%) DNS
7 35 (25.55%) MS Excel
8 33 (24.09%) SLA
9 32 (23.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 32 (23.36%) .NET
10 30 (21.90%) HTTP
11 29 (21.17%) C#
11 29 (21.17%) ITIL
11 29 (21.17%) VMware
11 29 (21.17%) Degree
11 29 (21.17%) Windows 7
12 27 (19.71%) Microsoft Azure
13 26 (18.98%) Python
14 23 (16.79%) MCSE
14 23 (16.79%) Configuration Management
14 23 (16.79%) Incident Management
15 22 (16.06%) High Availability
15 22 (16.06%) Computer Science
15 22 (16.06%) PowerShell
15 22 (16.06%) Remedy
16 21 (15.33%) Windows Server 2008
16 21 (15.33%) Mentoring
17 20 (14.60%) MS Office
18 19 (13.87%) CSS
18 19 (13.87%) Hyper-V

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 12 (8.76%) Apache
1 12 (8.76%) JBoss
1 12 (8.76%) nginx
1 12 (8.76%) OpenStack
1 12 (8.76%) Tomcat
1 12 (8.76%) WebLogic
2 9 (6.57%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.84%) IIS
4 6 (4.38%) Node.js
5 4 (2.92%) Drupal
5 4 (2.92%) Joomla!
5 4 (2.92%) WordPress
6 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.73%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.73%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (25.55%) MS Excel
2 20 (14.60%) MS Office
3 5 (3.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 27 (19.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.57%) Office 365
4 4 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.46%) IaaS
6 1 (0.73%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 42 (30.66%) DNS
2 30 (21.90%) HTTP
3 18 (13.14%) DHCP
3 18 (13.14%) TCP/IP
4 17 (12.41%) LDAP
5 16 (11.68%) SSL
6 13 (9.49%) VPN
7 12 (8.76%) SMTP
8 11 (8.03%) IPsec
9 10 (7.30%) IPv6
9 10 (7.30%) Software-Defined Networking
10 9 (6.57%) BGP
10 9 (6.57%) Internet
11 6 (4.38%) NetScaler
12 4 (2.92%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (2.92%) Diameter Protocol
12 4 (2.92%) Kerberos
12 4 (2.92%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (2.92%) Wireshark
13 3 (2.19%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.76%) MySQL
3 10 (7.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (5.84%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.11%) Big Data
5 7 (5.11%) Hadoop
6 6 (4.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (3.65%) Datazen
7 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (2.92%) RDBMS
8 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.73%) DB2
10 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.73%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (6.57%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.19%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (10.22%) Marketing
2 11 (8.03%) Back Office
3 10 (7.30%) German Language
4 7 (5.11%) French Language
4 7 (5.11%) Spanish Language
5 5 (3.65%) Italian Language
5 5 (3.65%) Portuguese Language
5 5 (3.65%) Retail
5 5 (3.65%) Telecoms
6 4 (2.92%) Front Office
7 1 (0.73%) Electronics
7 1 (0.73%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (23.36%) .NET
2 19 (13.87%) CSS
3 15 (10.95%) XML
4 13 (9.49%) Web Services
5 12 (8.76%) LAMP
5 12 (8.76%) LEMP Stack
5 12 (8.76%) MCollective
6 11 (8.03%) .NET Framework
6 11 (8.03%) ADO.NET
6 11 (8.03%) ASP.NET
7 6 (4.38%) XML Schema
8 5 (3.65%) ADO
8 5 (3.65%) Autofac
8 5 (3.65%) Castle Windsor
8 5 (3.65%) Entity Framework
8 5 (3.65%) HTML
8 5 (3.65%) ODBC
8 5 (3.65%) OLE
8 5 (3.65%) OLE DB
8 5 (3.65%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 22 (16.06%) Computer Science
2 11 (8.03%) Public Cloud
3 7 (5.11%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.65%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (2.92%) Statistics
7 3 (2.19%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.19%) PKI
7 3 (2.19%) Replication
8 2 (1.46%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.46%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.46%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.73%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.73%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 90 (65.69%) Windows
2 54 (39.42%) Windows Server
3 43 (31.39%) Linux
4 29 (21.17%) Windows 7
5 21 (15.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (8.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (8.03%) Unix
9 8 (5.84%) Ubuntu
9 8 (5.84%) Windows 8
10 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (3.65%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.92%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.46%) Solaris
13 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.73%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.17%) ITIL
2 23 (16.79%) Configuration Management
2 23 (16.79%) Incident Management
3 22 (16.06%) High Availability
4 21 (15.33%) Mentoring
5 13 (9.49%) Load Balancing
6 12 (8.76%) Capacity Management
7 10 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (7.30%) Network Design
8 9 (6.57%) Fault Management
8 9 (6.57%) Functional Testing
8 9 (6.57%) Presales
8 9 (6.57%) Process Improvement
8 9 (6.57%) Software Testing
8 9 (6.57%) Workflow
9 8 (5.84%) Customer Engagement
10 7 (5.11%) MVC
11 6 (4.38%) Memory Management
11 6 (4.38%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (4.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.17%) C#
2 26 (18.98%) Python
3 22 (16.06%) PowerShell
4 17 (12.41%) SQL
5 16 (11.68%) Perl
6 15 (10.95%) C++
6 15 (10.95%) VB.NET
7 14 (10.22%) VB
8 12 (8.76%) C
8 12 (8.76%) VBScript
9 10 (7.30%) JavaScript
10 9 (6.57%) Java
11 8 (5.84%) Ruby
12 7 (5.11%) PHP
12 7 (5.11%) T-SQL
13 4 (2.92%) AWK
13 4 (2.92%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.92%) sed
13 4 (2.92%) Shell Script
13 4 (2.92%) VB6
Qualifications
1 32 (23.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (21.17%) Degree
3 23 (16.79%) MCSE
4 14 (10.22%) Security Cleared
5 12 (8.76%) DV Cleared
6 11 (8.03%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (6.57%) CCNA
7 9 (6.57%) MCSD
8 8 (5.84%) MCTS
9 7 (5.11%) MCITP
9 7 (5.11%) MCSA
10 6 (4.38%) HNC
10 6 (4.38%) RHCSA
11 5 (3.65%) CCNP
11 5 (3.65%) MCP
12 3 (2.19%) ACMT
12 3 (2.19%) DBS Check
13 2 (1.46%) MCAD
13 2 (1.46%) MCPD
14 1 (0.73%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (24.09%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (37.96%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.87%) Hyper-V
3 12 (8.76%) qmail
3 12 (8.76%) Squid
4 10 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (4.38%) XenApp
6 5 (3.65%) vSphere
7 3 (2.19%) XenServer
8 2 (1.46%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.46%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.46%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.46%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.73%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (11.68%) Nagios
2 14 (10.22%) Puppet
3 12 (8.76%) Cacti
3 12 (8.76%) collectd
3 12 (8.76%) Ganglia
3 12 (8.76%) Graphite
3 12 (8.76%) logstash
3 12 (8.76%) ZABBIX
4 9 (6.57%) SCCM
4 9 (6.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (5.84%) WSUS
6 7 (5.11%) SCOM
7 4 (2.92%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (2.92%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.19%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.46%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.73%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.73%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 64 (46.72%) Microsoft
2 29 (21.17%) VMware
3 22 (16.06%) Remedy
4 13 (9.49%) HP
5 12 (8.76%) Red Hat
5 12 (8.76%) Splunk
6 10 (7.30%) Cisco
6 10 (7.30%) Citrix
7 7 (5.11%) Juniper
7 7 (5.11%) Oracle
8 6 (4.38%) F5
9 4 (2.92%) Altiris
9 4 (2.92%) Apple
10 3 (2.19%) Brocade
10 3 (2.19%) EMC
10 3 (2.19%) StorageTek
10 3 (2.19%) Sun
11 2 (1.46%) IBM
11 2 (1.46%) Nokia
11 2 (1.46%) Sybase
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