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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 35 37 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 36 37 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.02% 3.67% 6.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.43% 4.09% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 19
Average daily rate
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£350 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £194 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £396 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £203 £250
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -19.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 1 10
Average hourly rate £21.55 £18.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.72% -1.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.35
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +2.60%
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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
813 904 779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.74% 89.59% 91.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 431 350
Average daily rate £389 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.07% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 29 41
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.68% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £19.80 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015, 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 51 (62.96%) Windows
2 46 (56.79%) Active Directory
3 44 (54.32%) Microsoft
4 32 (39.51%) Security Cleared
5 29 (35.80%) ITIL
6 28 (34.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (33.33%) DV Cleared
8 23 (28.40%) Windows 7
9 22 (27.16%) MCSE
10 21 (25.93%) MCP
10 21 (25.93%) Configuration Management
11 19 (23.46%) SC Cleared
12 17 (20.99%) SLA
12 17 (20.99%) HP
13 15 (18.52%) MS Visio
13 15 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (18.52%) Symantec
13 15 (18.52%) SCOM
13 15 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (16.05%) SCCM
14 13 (16.05%) DNS
15 12 (14.81%) Windows XP
15 12 (14.81%) VMware
16 11 (13.58%) MS Exchange
17 10 (12.35%) TCP/IP
17 10 (12.35%) UNIX
17 10 (12.35%) SQL
17 10 (12.35%) Degree
17 10 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (12.35%) Hyper-V

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 11 (13.58%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.94%) IIS
4 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.70%) Documentum
5 2 (2.47%) Apache
5 2 (2.47%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.23%) Live Communications Server
6 1 (1.23%) Lync
6 1 (1.23%) JBoss
6 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (18.52%) MS Visio
2 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 7 (8.64%) MS Office
4 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.05%) DNS
2 10 (12.35%) TCP/IP
3 8 (9.88%) DHCP
4 6 (7.41%) HTTP
5 4 (4.94%) Internet
6 3 (3.70%) Network Security
6 3 (3.70%) LTE
6 3 (3.70%) 4G
6 3 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (3.70%) SDH
6 3 (3.70%) VoIP
6 3 (3.70%) VPN
6 3 (3.70%) SSL
6 3 (3.70%) DWDM
6 3 (3.70%) 3G
6 3 (3.70%) 2G
7 2 (2.47%) Firewall
7 2 (2.47%) PSTN
7 2 (2.47%) ATM
8 1 (1.23%) MGW
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.70%) MS Access
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (9.88%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.70%) Marketing
2 3 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (1.23%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.23%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.64%) HTML
2 6 (7.41%) XML
3 4 (4.94%) .NET
4 3 (3.70%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.70%) XHTML
5 2 (2.47%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.23%) J2EE
6 1 (1.23%) Middleware
6 1 (1.23%) OLE
6 1 (1.23%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.47%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.23%) iPhone
3 1 (1.23%) PKI
3 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.23%) Replication
3 1 (1.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 51 (62.96%) Windows
2 23 (28.40%) Windows 7
3 15 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (14.81%) Windows XP
5 10 (12.35%) UNIX
6 7 (8.64%) Linux
7 6 (7.41%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.47%) SUSE
8 2 (2.47%) Solaris
8 2 (2.47%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.23%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.80%) ITIL
2 21 (25.93%) Configuration Management
3 6 (7.41%) Service Management
3 6 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (7.41%) Customer Engagement
3 6 (7.41%) Network Management
4 4 (4.94%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.70%) Problem Management
5 3 (3.70%) Memory Management
5 3 (3.70%) Garbage Collection
5 3 (3.70%) Patch Management
5 3 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.47%) Workflow
6 2 (2.47%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.23%) Product Marketing
7 1 (1.23%) Kanban
7 1 (1.23%) Release Management
7 1 (1.23%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.23%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (1.23%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.35%) SQL
2 4 (4.94%) C#
2 4 (4.94%) Java
2 4 (4.94%) VB.NET
3 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.70%) Perl
3 3 (3.70%) C++
4 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (39.51%) Security Cleared
2 28 (34.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 22 (27.16%) MCSE
5 21 (25.93%) MCP
6 19 (23.46%) SC Cleared
7 10 (12.35%) Degree
8 6 (7.41%) MCTS
8 6 (7.41%) MCITP
9 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (2.47%) CCNP
9 2 (2.47%) CCNA
10 1 (1.23%) SCSA
10 1 (1.23%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.23%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.23%) HNC
10 1 (1.23%) HND
10 1 (1.23%) Sun Certification
10 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.99%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (56.79%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (12.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.47%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (18.52%) SCOM
2 13 (16.05%) SCCM
3 3 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.23%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 44 (54.32%) Microsoft
2 17 (20.99%) HP
3 15 (18.52%) Symantec
4 12 (14.81%) VMware
5 3 (3.70%) EMC
6 2 (2.47%) Cisco
6 2 (2.47%) Citrix
6 2 (2.47%) Lotus
6 2 (2.47%) Sun
6 2 (2.47%) Sybase
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle
6 2 (2.47%) Huawei
7 1 (1.23%) Google
7 1 (1.23%) Nortel
7 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.23%) Avaya
7 1 (1.23%) Juniper
7 1 (1.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (1.23%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.23%) Nokia
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