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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 23 19 45
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 53 72 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.97% 7.26% 3.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.64% 7.96% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 13
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £157 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £234 £245
% change year-on-year
-10.16% -4.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -11.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -1.61%
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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
798 905 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.86% 91.23% 88.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 397 372
Average daily rate £375 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 29
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.55 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -7.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £31.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 47 (55.29%) Windows
2 31 (36.47%) Active Directory
3 26 (30.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
5 20 (23.53%) MS Exchange
6 19 (22.35%) Degree
7 18 (21.18%) Windows 7
8 17 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (16.47%) ITIL
9 14 (16.47%) Citrix
9 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (15.29%) Internet
11 11 (12.94%) IIS
11 11 (12.94%) Linux
11 11 (12.94%) MCSE
11 11 (12.94%) WMI
12 10 (11.76%) DNS
12 10 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (11.76%) Windows 8
13 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
13 9 (10.59%) Firewall
14 8 (9.41%) SQL
14 8 (9.41%) Cisco
14 8 (9.41%) VMware
14 8 (9.41%) Computer Science
15 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
15 7 (8.24%) Terminal Services
15 7 (8.24%) SCCM
15 7 (8.24%) PowerShell
16 6 (7.06%) MS Office

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 20 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.94%) IIS
3 10 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.71%) Lync
6 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.35%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.18%) GroupWise
Applications
1 7 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.06%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.29%) Internet
2 10 (11.76%) DNS
3 9 (10.59%) Firewall
4 5 (5.88%) WAN
4 5 (5.88%) DHCP
5 4 (4.71%) LAN
5 4 (4.71%) HTTPS
5 4 (4.71%) SAN
6 3 (3.53%) DMZ
6 3 (3.53%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.53%) VPN
6 3 (3.53%) Broadband
6 3 (3.53%) GGSN
6 3 (3.53%) SGSN
6 3 (3.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.35%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.35%) 3G
7 2 (2.35%) Wireless
7 2 (2.35%) FTP
7 2 (2.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (4.71%) Back Office
2 3 (3.53%) Legal
2 3 (3.53%) Retail
2 3 (3.53%) Billing
3 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Finance
4 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.18%) Front Office
4 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.88%) .NET
2 4 (4.71%) ASP.NET
2 4 (4.71%) CSS
2 4 (4.71%) HTML
3 3 (3.53%) DCOM
4 2 (2.35%) XML
5 1 (1.18%) XSD
5 1 (1.18%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.18%) WCF
5 1 (1.18%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.53%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.53%) Thin Client
2 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.53%) PKI
3 2 (2.35%) Clustering
3 2 (2.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.18%) iPhone
4 1 (1.18%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 47 (55.29%) Windows
2 26 (30.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (21.18%) Windows 7
4 17 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (12.94%) Linux
6 10 (11.76%) Windows 8
7 6 (7.06%) UNIX
8 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (4.71%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.47%) ITIL
2 6 (7.06%) Release Management
2 6 (7.06%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (7.06%) Portfolio Management
3 5 (5.88%) Service Management
4 4 (4.71%) Time Management
4 4 (4.71%) Incident Management
4 4 (4.71%) Web Development
4 4 (4.71%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (4.71%) Problem Management
5 3 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (3.53%) CRM
5 3 (3.53%) Configuration Management
5 3 (3.53%) Change Management
5 3 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.35%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (2.35%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.18%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.18%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.41%) SQL
2 7 (8.24%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.88%) VBScript
4 4 (4.71%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.71%) C
4 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.35%) VB
6 1 (1.18%) Korn
6 1 (1.18%) Perl
6 1 (1.18%) C#
6 1 (1.18%) C++
6 1 (1.18%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 19 (22.35%) Degree
2 14 (16.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (12.94%) MCSE
4 4 (4.71%) MCTS
5 3 (3.53%) MCITP
5 3 (3.53%) CCA
5 3 (3.53%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.53%) CCNP
5 3 (3.53%) HNC
5 3 (3.53%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.35%) MCP
6 2 (2.35%) MCSD
6 2 (2.35%) CCNA
6 2 (2.35%) MCSA
6 2 (2.35%) MCPD
7 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.18%) MCDST
7 1 (1.18%) HND
System Software
1 31 (36.47%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.24%) Terminal Services
3 6 (7.06%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.71%) XenApp
5 2 (2.35%) NFS
5 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.18%) NDS
6 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.18%) XenServer
6 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (12.94%) WMI
2 7 (8.24%) SCCM
3 5 (5.88%) SCOM
4 2 (2.35%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.18%) WSUS
5 1 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.18%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
2 14 (16.47%) Citrix
3 8 (9.41%) Cisco
3 8 (9.41%) VMware
4 6 (7.06%) HP
5 5 (5.88%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (3.53%) Juniper
6 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.35%) Altiris
7 2 (2.35%) EMC
7 2 (2.35%) Veritas
7 2 (2.35%) Lotus
8 1 (1.18%) Isilon
8 1 (1.18%) Lumension
8 1 (1.18%) Dell
8 1 (1.18%) NetApp
8 1 (1.18%) Nokia
8 1 (1.18%) Novell
8 1 (1.18%) Huawei
8 1 (1.18%) LANDesk
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