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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 51 23 31
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 17 64 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.34% 6.43% 4.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 6.81% 4.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 34 18
Median daily rate £198 £334 £204
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.82% +63.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £147 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £380 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £238 £220
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 12
Median hourly rate £17.50 £55.65 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.55% +181.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £17.00 £13.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.21 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
671 940 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 92.42% 94.38% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 541 450
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £242 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 20
Median hourly rate £13.00 £45.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.11% +130.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Reading region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
3 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 9 (20.00%) Back Office
5 8 (17.78%) Configuration Management
5 8 (17.78%) Capacity Management
5 8 (17.78%) Functional Testing
5 8 (17.78%) Fault Management
6 7 (15.56%) VMware
6 7 (15.56%) MS Office
7 6 (13.33%) LAN
7 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 6 (13.33%) Citrix
7 6 (13.33%) Firewall
7 6 (13.33%) Front Office
7 6 (13.33%) Validation
7 6 (13.33%) Migration
7 6 (13.33%) Statistics
7 6 (13.33%) People Management
7 6 (13.33%) Windows Server
8 5 (11.11%) Windows 8
8 5 (11.11%) Office 365
8 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (11.11%) DHCP
8 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
9 4 (8.89%) DNS
9 4 (8.89%) DSLAM
9 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (8.89%) GPON

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 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) Firewall
1 6 (13.33%) LAN
1 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (11.11%) DHCP
3 4 (8.89%) DNS
3 4 (8.89%) DSLAM
3 4 (8.89%) GPON
4 2 (4.44%) BGP
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (4.44%) OSPF
4 2 (4.44%) Skype
4 2 (4.44%) VPN
5 1 (2.22%) Broadband
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.22%) HSRP
5 1 (2.22%) HTTP
5 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.22%) IOS XR
5 1 (2.22%) PBX
5 1 (2.22%) SNMP
General
1 9 (20.00%) Back Office
2 6 (13.33%) Front Office
3 2 (4.44%) Electronics
3 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Billing
4 1 (2.22%) Law
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 12 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.89%) Windows 10
5 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Phone
6 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.22%) Android
7 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) Capacity Management
1 8 (17.78%) Configuration Management
1 8 (17.78%) Fault Management
1 8 (17.78%) Functional Testing
2 6 (13.33%) Migration
2 6 (13.33%) People Management
2 6 (13.33%) Statistics
2 6 (13.33%) Validation
3 3 (6.67%) CRM
3 3 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.44%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.44%) Network Design
4 2 (4.44%) Presales
4 2 (4.44%) Project Management
4 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.22%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (2.22%) Case Management
5 1 (2.22%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (2.22%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.22%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) CCIP
1 3 (6.67%) CCNP
1 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (4.44%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.22%) CCIE
3 1 (2.22%) CCNA
3 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) BitLocker
2 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco IPCC
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) VMware
3 6 (13.33%) Citrix
4 3 (6.67%) Huawei
5 2 (4.44%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco
5 2 (4.44%) Oracle
5 2 (4.44%) SAP
5 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.22%) F5
6 1 (2.22%) Juniper
6 1 (2.22%) Nortel
6 1 (2.22%) Remedy