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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 32 34 23
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 33 45 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.44% 4.60% 5.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.93% 4.91% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 24
Median daily rate £188 £265 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.24% -13.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £185 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £457 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £208 £211
% change year-on-year
+25.30% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 10
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £14.00 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £68.03 £19.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.82 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.15% +5.43%
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
670 916 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.17% 93.66% 93.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 560 403
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 49 47
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.43 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 59 (59.00%) Windows
2 57 (57.00%) Microsoft
3 35 (35.00%) MS Excel
3 35 (35.00%) Windows Server
4 33 (33.00%) Active Directory
5 28 (28.00%) .NET
6 26 (26.00%) SLA
7 25 (25.00%) MS Office
7 25 (25.00%) C#
8 23 (23.00%) DNS
8 23 (23.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (22.00%) PowerShell
10 20 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 19 (19.00%) Back Office
12 18 (18.00%) Degree
12 18 (18.00%) Mentoring
13 17 (17.00%) Computer Science
13 17 (17.00%) Hyper-V
13 17 (17.00%) MCSE
13 17 (17.00%) C++
14 16 (16.00%) ITIL
14 16 (16.00%) CSS
14 16 (16.00%) HTTP
14 16 (16.00%) Configuration Management
14 16 (16.00%) Windows 7
14 16 (16.00%) Capacity Management
14 16 (16.00%) Functional Testing
14 16 (16.00%) Fault Management
14 16 (16.00%) Network Design
15 15 (15.00%) HP

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 8 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.00%) IIS
3 5 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.00%) Drupal
4 4 (4.00%) Joomla!
4 4 (4.00%) WordPress
5 3 (3.00%) Documentum
6 1 (1.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 25 (25.00%) MS Office
3 9 (9.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.00%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.00%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 20 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (14.00%) Office 365
3 3 (3.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.00%) IaaS
4 1 (1.00%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.00%) DNS
2 16 (16.00%) HTTP
3 15 (15.00%) TCP/IP
4 13 (13.00%) DHCP
4 13 (13.00%) VPN
5 12 (12.00%) Internet
6 11 (11.00%) IPsec
7 10 (10.00%) IPv6
7 10 (10.00%) Software-Defined Networking
8 9 (9.00%) BGP
9 5 (5.00%) LDAP
10 3 (3.00%) 3G
10 3 (3.00%) 4G
10 3 (3.00%) Kerberos
10 3 (3.00%) LAN
10 3 (3.00%) LTE
11 2 (2.00%) MGW
11 2 (2.00%) MPLS
11 2 (2.00%) SIGTRAN
11 2 (2.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.00%) Big Data
5 3 (3.00%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.00%) Datazen
7 1 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.00%) Fiddler
General
1 19 (19.00%) Back Office
2 14 (14.00%) Marketing
3 12 (12.00%) German Language
4 9 (9.00%) French Language
4 9 (9.00%) Front Office
4 9 (9.00%) Spanish Language
5 7 (7.00%) Italian Language
6 5 (5.00%) Portuguese Language
7 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.00%) Electronics
8 1 (1.00%) Finance
8 1 (1.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.00%) .NET
2 16 (16.00%) CSS
3 12 (12.00%) XML
4 10 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 8 (8.00%) .NET Framework
5 8 (8.00%) Node.js
6 6 (6.00%) ADO.NET
7 5 (5.00%) HTML
8 4 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (4.00%) DCOM
8 4 (4.00%) MAPI
8 4 (4.00%) Web Services
9 3 (3.00%) OAuth2
9 3 (3.00%) SAML
9 3 (3.00%) XML Schema
10 2 (2.00%) Entity Framework
10 2 (2.00%) OLE
10 2 (2.00%) OLE DB
10 2 (2.00%) SPML
10 2 (2.00%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.00%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.00%) Public Cloud
3 9 (9.00%) Statistics
4 5 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.00%) PKI
7 2 (2.00%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.00%) Clustering
8 1 (1.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 59 (59.00%) Windows
2 35 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 16 (16.00%) Windows 7
4 14 (14.00%) Linux
5 13 (13.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (9.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (8.00%) Ubuntu
8 5 (5.00%) Windows 10
9 4 (4.00%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.00%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.00%) Unix
10 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.00%) AIX
11 1 (1.00%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.00%) Mentoring
2 16 (16.00%) Capacity Management
2 16 (16.00%) Configuration Management
2 16 (16.00%) Fault Management
2 16 (16.00%) Functional Testing
2 16 (16.00%) ITIL
2 16 (16.00%) Network Design
3 13 (13.00%) Load Balancing
4 10 (10.00%) Validation
5 9 (9.00%) People Management
5 9 (9.00%) Presales
5 9 (9.00%) Process Improvement
5 9 (9.00%) Software Testing
5 9 (9.00%) Workflow
6 8 (8.00%) Memory Management
7 7 (7.00%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.00%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.00%) Data Privacy
9 5 (5.00%) High Availability
9 5 (5.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.00%) C#
2 22 (22.00%) PowerShell
3 17 (17.00%) C++
4 15 (15.00%) VBScript
5 14 (14.00%) VB
5 14 (14.00%) VB.NET
6 10 (10.00%) C
6 10 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (8.00%) SQL
8 6 (6.00%) Java
9 5 (5.00%) PHP
10 4 (4.00%) T-SQL
10 4 (4.00%) VB6
11 3 (3.00%) Python
12 2 (2.00%) Ruby
13 1 (1.00%) R
13 1 (1.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (23.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (18.00%) Degree
3 17 (17.00%) MCSE
4 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
5 13 (13.00%) DV Cleared
6 7 (7.00%) MCP
6 7 (7.00%) MCSA
6 7 (7.00%) MCSD
7 3 (3.00%) CCNP
7 3 (3.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.00%) MCTS
8 2 (2.00%) MCAD
8 2 (2.00%) MCITP
8 2 (2.00%) MCPD
9 1 (1.00%) CCDA
9 1 (1.00%) CCIP
9 1 (1.00%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.00%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.00%) RHCE
9 1 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (26.00%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (33.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (17.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.00%) XenApp
5 2 (2.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.00%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.00%) KVM
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.00%) vSphere
6 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (9.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 9 (9.00%) WSUS
2 8 (8.00%) SCCM
3 4 (4.00%) SCOM
4 3 (3.00%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.00%) Perfmon
6 1 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 57 (57.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.00%) HP
3 13 (13.00%) Red Hat
4 7 (7.00%) VMware
5 4 (4.00%) Citrix
5 4 (4.00%) EMC
6 3 (3.00%) Oracle
7 2 (2.00%) Altiris
7 2 (2.00%) Cisco
7 2 (2.00%) F5
7 2 (2.00%) Juniper
7 2 (2.00%) Nokia
7 2 (2.00%) Veritas
8 1 (1.00%) Aruba
8 1 (1.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.00%) Huawei
8 1 (1.00%) NetScout
8 1 (1.00%) ReadSoft
8 1 (1.00%) Remedy
8 1 (1.00%) Sophos