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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 17 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 84 42 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.19% 4.34% 4.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.84% 4.62% 5.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 11 17
Median daily rate £363 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £204 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £417 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 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 £15.10 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.60% +3.22%
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
950 910 960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.59% 94.11% 91.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 481 483
Median daily rate £410 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £518 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 30
Median hourly rate £15.75 £21.55 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.91% +39.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £14.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 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 3 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 87 (63.50%) Windows
2 61 (44.53%) Microsoft
3 51 (37.23%) Active Directory
3 51 (37.23%) Windows Server
4 43 (31.39%) Linux
5 42 (30.66%) DNS
6 36 (26.28%) MS Excel
7 33 (24.09%) SLA
8 31 (22.63%) ITIL
9 30 (21.90%) .NET
9 30 (21.90%) HTTP
9 30 (21.90%) Microsoft Certification
10 29 (21.17%) VMware
10 29 (21.17%) Windows 7
11 28 (20.44%) Degree
11 28 (20.44%) C#
12 26 (18.98%) Python
13 25 (18.25%) Microsoft Azure
14 23 (16.79%) Configuration Management
14 23 (16.79%) Incident Management
15 22 (16.06%) Remedy
15 22 (16.06%) High Availability
16 20 (14.60%) MCSE
16 20 (14.60%) MS Office
16 20 (14.60%) Computer Science
16 20 (14.60%) Windows Server 2008
17 19 (13.87%) PowerShell
17 19 (13.87%) CSS
17 19 (13.87%) DHCP
17 19 (13.87%) TCP/IP

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 36 (26.28%) MS Excel
2 20 (14.60%) MS Office
3 5 (3.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (8.76%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (7.30%) 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 19 (13.87%) DHCP
3 19 (13.87%) TCP/IP
4 17 (12.41%) LDAP
5 16 (11.68%) SSL
6 12 (8.76%) SMTP
6 12 (8.76%) VPN
7 11 (8.03%) IPsec
8 10 (7.30%) IPv6
8 10 (7.30%) Software-Defined Networking
9 9 (6.57%) BGP
9 9 (6.57%) Internet
10 6 (4.38%) NetScaler
11 5 (3.65%) Diameter Protocol
12 4 (2.92%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (2.92%) Kerberos
12 4 (2.92%) Wireshark
13 3 (2.19%) Frame Relay
13 3 (2.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.76%) MySQL
3 9 (6.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (5.11%) Big Data
4 7 (5.11%) Hadoop
4 7 (5.11%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.65%) Datazen
5 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.92%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.73%) DB2
8 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 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 9 (6.57%) German Language
4 6 (4.38%) French Language
4 6 (4.38%) Spanish Language
4 6 (4.38%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.65%) Italian Language
5 5 (3.65%) Retail
6 4 (2.92%) Front Office
6 4 (2.92%) Portuguese Language
7 2 (1.46%) Finance
8 1 (0.73%) Electronics
8 1 (0.73%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (21.90%) .NET
2 19 (13.87%) CSS
3 14 (10.22%) 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%) ASP.NET
7 10 (7.30%) ADO.NET
8 6 (4.38%) XML Schema
9 5 (3.65%) ADO
9 5 (3.65%) Autofac
9 5 (3.65%) Castle Windsor
9 5 (3.65%) Entity Framework
9 5 (3.65%) HTML
9 5 (3.65%) ODBC
9 5 (3.65%) OLE
9 5 (3.65%) OLE DB
9 5 (3.65%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.60%) Computer Science
2 11 (8.03%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.65%) Inversion of Control
5 4 (2.92%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.92%) Statistics
6 3 (2.19%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.19%) PKI
6 3 (2.19%) Replication
7 2 (1.46%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.46%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.46%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.46%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.73%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.73%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 87 (63.50%) Windows
2 51 (37.23%) Windows Server
3 43 (31.39%) Linux
4 29 (21.17%) Windows 7
5 20 (14.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (9.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (8.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (8.76%) Unix
8 8 (5.84%) Ubuntu
8 8 (5.84%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.65%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.92%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.19%) Solaris
12 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.73%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (22.63%) ITIL
2 23 (16.79%) Configuration Management
2 23 (16.79%) Incident Management
3 22 (16.06%) High Availability
4 19 (13.87%) Mentoring
5 12 (8.76%) Capacity Management
5 12 (8.76%) Load Balancing
6 10 (7.30%) Network Design
7 9 (6.57%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (6.57%) Customer Engagement
7 9 (6.57%) Fault Management
7 9 (6.57%) Functional Testing
7 9 (6.57%) Presales
7 9 (6.57%) Process Improvement
7 9 (6.57%) Workflow
8 8 (5.84%) Software Testing
9 7 (5.11%) MVC
9 7 (5.11%) Service Management
10 6 (4.38%) Memory Management
10 6 (4.38%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.44%) C#
2 26 (18.98%) Python
3 19 (13.87%) PowerShell
4 17 (12.41%) SQL
5 16 (11.68%) Perl
6 15 (10.95%) VB.NET
7 14 (10.22%) C++
8 13 (9.49%) VB
9 12 (8.76%) C
10 11 (8.03%) VBScript
11 10 (7.30%) JavaScript
12 9 (6.57%) Java
13 8 (5.84%) Ruby
14 7 (5.11%) PHP
14 7 (5.11%) T-SQL
15 4 (2.92%) AWK
15 4 (2.92%) Bash Shell
15 4 (2.92%) sed
15 4 (2.92%) Shell Script
15 4 (2.92%) VB6
Qualifications
1 30 (21.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (20.44%) Degree
3 20 (14.60%) MCSE
4 15 (10.95%) 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%) MCITP
8 8 (5.84%) MCTS
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%) SC Cleared
14 1 (0.73%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.73%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (24.09%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (37.23%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.95%) 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 2 (1.46%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.46%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.46%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.46%) XenServer
8 1 (0.73%) VMware ESX
8 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 6 (4.38%) SCOM
7 4 (2.92%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (2.92%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.73%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.73%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.73%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 61 (44.53%) Microsoft
2 29 (21.17%) VMware
3 22 (16.06%) Remedy
4 13 (9.49%) HP
5 12 (8.76%) Cisco
5 12 (8.76%) Red Hat
5 12 (8.76%) Splunk
6 9 (6.57%) Citrix
7 8 (5.84%) Oracle
8 7 (5.11%) Juniper
9 6 (4.38%) F5
10 4 (2.92%) Altiris
10 4 (2.92%) Apple
11 3 (2.19%) Brocade
11 3 (2.19%) EMC
11 3 (2.19%) StorageTek
11 3 (2.19%) Sun
11 3 (2.19%) Sybase
12 2 (1.46%) IBM
12 2 (1.46%) Nokia
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