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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 27 10 50
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 48 100 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.61% 9.89% 3.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.19% 10.82% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 42 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £164 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £425 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £225 £248
% change year-on-year
-4.35% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% -37.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.90 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
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
775 924 1204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.64% 91.39% 87.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 445 376
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 33 26
Average hourly rate £17.07 £13.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.14% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 (58.82%) Windows
2 29 (34.12%) Active Directory
3 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
3 24 (28.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 19 (22.35%) Degree
6 17 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 17 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (17.65%) Linux
8 13 (15.29%) Citrix
8 13 (15.29%) DNS
8 13 (15.29%) Internet
9 12 (14.12%) MCSE
9 12 (14.12%) ITIL
9 12 (14.12%) IIS
10 11 (12.94%) Windows 8
10 11 (12.94%) WMI
11 10 (11.76%) Firewall
12 9 (10.59%) SQL
12 9 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (9.41%) VMware
14 7 (8.24%) Service Management
14 7 (8.24%) Terminal Services
14 7 (8.24%) HP
14 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
14 7 (8.24%) DHCP
14 7 (8.24%) UNIX
14 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
14 7 (8.24%) PowerShell

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 17 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.12%) IIS
3 9 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.71%) Lync
6 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.18%) GroupWise
8 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) Office 365
1 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.29%) DNS
1 13 (15.29%) Internet
2 10 (11.76%) Firewall
3 7 (8.24%) DHCP
4 5 (5.88%) WAN
5 4 (4.71%) LAN
5 4 (4.71%) HTTPS
6 3 (3.53%) DMZ
6 3 (3.53%) SAN
6 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.53%) HTTP
6 3 (3.53%) GGSN
6 3 (3.53%) SGSN
7 2 (2.35%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.35%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.35%) Broadband
7 2 (2.35%) FTP
8 1 (1.18%) Wireless
8 1 (1.18%) Frame Relay
8 1 (1.18%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.18%) Fiddler
2 1 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 3 (3.53%) Legal
1 3 (3.53%) Back Office
2 2 (2.35%) Billing
2 2 (2.35%) Retail
2 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.18%) Front Office
3 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.06%) .NET
2 5 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 4 (4.71%) CSS
3 4 (4.71%) HTML
4 3 (3.53%) DCOM
5 2 (2.35%) WCF
5 2 (2.35%) XML
6 1 (1.18%) ADO.NET
6 1 (1.18%) XSD
6 1 (1.18%) Web Services
6 1 (1.18%) REST
6 1 (1.18%) FastCGI
6 1 (1.18%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 1 (1.18%) Ajax
6 1 (1.18%) Silverlight
6 1 (1.18%) LINQ
6 1 (1.18%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.53%) PKI
3 2 (2.35%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.35%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.35%) Clustering
4 1 (1.18%) Replication
4 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.18%) iPhone
4 1 (1.18%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 50 (58.82%) Windows
2 24 (28.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 17 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (17.65%) Linux
6 11 (12.94%) Windows 8
7 7 (8.24%) UNIX
8 5 (5.88%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.12%) ITIL
2 7 (8.24%) Service Management
3 5 (5.88%) Web Development
3 5 (5.88%) Time Management
4 4 (4.71%) Problem Management
4 4 (4.71%) Release Management
4 4 (4.71%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (4.71%) Portfolio Management
4 4 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (4.71%) Customer Engagement
4 4 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.53%) Change Management
5 3 (3.53%) Configuration Management
5 3 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (3.53%) Software Deployment
5 3 (3.53%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.35%) CRM
7 1 (1.18%) MVC
7 1 (1.18%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.18%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.59%) SQL
2 7 (8.24%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.88%) T-SQL
3 5 (5.88%) VBScript
4 4 (4.71%) C
5 3 (3.53%) VB
6 2 (2.35%) Korn
6 2 (2.35%) Bourne shell
6 2 (2.35%) Perl
6 2 (2.35%) C#
6 2 (2.35%) C++
7 1 (1.18%) Java
7 1 (1.18%) PHP
7 1 (1.18%) Python
7 1 (1.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (22.35%) Degree
2 17 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (14.12%) MCSE
4 6 (7.06%) MCTS
5 5 (5.88%) MCITP
6 4 (4.71%) CCA
6 4 (4.71%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (4.71%) HNC
7 3 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.53%) CCNP
7 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.35%) MCPD
8 2 (2.35%) CCNA
8 2 (2.35%) MCP
8 2 (2.35%) MCSD
8 2 (2.35%) MCSA
9 1 (1.18%) HND
9 1 (1.18%) MCDST
9 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (34.12%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.24%) Terminal Services
3 6 (7.06%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.71%) XenApp
5 3 (3.53%) NFS
6 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.18%) NDS
7 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (12.94%) WMI
2 5 (5.88%) SCCM
3 4 (4.71%) SCOM
4 3 (3.53%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.35%) Nagios
6 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (15.29%) Citrix
3 8 (9.41%) VMware
4 7 (8.24%) HP
5 6 (7.06%) Cisco
6 4 (4.71%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 4 (4.71%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.53%) EMC
7 3 (3.53%) Veritas
7 3 (3.53%) Altiris
8 2 (2.35%) Isilon
8 2 (2.35%) Juniper
9 1 (1.18%) Apple
9 1 (1.18%) Dell
9 1 (1.18%) Lotus
9 1 (1.18%) Novell
9 1 (1.18%) Symantec
9 1 (1.18%) Remedy
9 1 (1.18%) Lumension
9 1 (1.18%) Huawei
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