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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 30 36 30
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 47 32 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 5.46% 3.76% 4.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.81% 4.04% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 1 15
Median daily rate £375 £170 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+120.58% -46.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £170 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £214 £213
% change year-on-year
+28.65% +0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 6
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +1.41%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.60 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.10% +7.09%
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
809 792 896
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.96% 93.18% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 404 412
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 49 31
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.05 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £24.12 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 81 (64.80%) Windows
2 62 (49.60%) Microsoft
3 52 (41.60%) Windows Server
4 42 (33.60%) Active Directory
5 36 (28.80%) DNS
6 35 (28.00%) MS Excel
7 33 (26.40%) Linux
8 32 (25.60%) SLA
9 30 (24.00%) .NET
10 27 (21.60%) C#
10 27 (21.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 26 (20.80%) ITIL
12 25 (20.00%) Degree
12 25 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 24 (19.20%) HTTP
14 23 (18.40%) Windows 7
15 22 (17.60%) PowerShell
16 21 (16.80%) VMware
16 21 (16.80%) MS Office
17 20 (16.00%) Python
17 20 (16.00%) MCSE
17 20 (16.00%) Configuration Management
17 20 (16.00%) Computer Science
17 20 (16.00%) Mentoring
18 19 (15.20%) Hyper-V
19 18 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
19 18 (14.40%) TCP/IP
19 18 (14.40%) DHCP
20 17 (13.60%) CSS
20 17 (13.60%) Remedy

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 (6.40%) IIS
1 8 (6.40%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.80%) Apache
2 6 (4.80%) JBoss
2 6 (4.80%) nginx
2 6 (4.80%) OpenStack
2 6 (4.80%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.80%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.20%) Drupal
3 4 (3.20%) Joomla!
3 4 (3.20%) WordPress
4 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.80%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.80%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 21 (16.80%) MS Office
3 6 (4.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.80%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 25 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.40%) Office 365
3 6 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.80%) IaaS
5 1 (0.80%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 36 (28.80%) DNS
2 24 (19.20%) HTTP
3 18 (14.40%) DHCP
3 18 (14.40%) TCP/IP
4 13 (10.40%) VPN
5 11 (8.80%) IPsec
5 11 (8.80%) LDAP
6 10 (8.00%) IPv6
6 10 (8.00%) Software-Defined Networking
6 10 (8.00%) SSL
7 9 (7.20%) BGP
7 9 (7.20%) Internet
8 6 (4.80%) SMTP
9 5 (4.00%) NetScaler
10 4 (3.20%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (3.20%) Diameter Protocol
10 4 (3.20%) Kerberos
10 4 (3.20%) Wireshark
11 3 (2.40%) Frame Relay
11 3 (2.40%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (6.40%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.80%) Big Data
4 6 (4.80%) Hadoop
4 6 (4.80%) MySQL
4 6 (4.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (3.20%) Datazen
6 4 (3.20%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.80%) DB2
8 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.80%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (6.40%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.40%) Fiddler
General
1 14 (11.20%) Back Office
1 14 (11.20%) Marketing
2 10 (8.00%) German Language
3 7 (5.60%) French Language
3 7 (5.60%) Front Office
3 7 (5.60%) Spanish Language
4 5 (4.00%) Italian Language
4 5 (4.00%) Portuguese Language
4 5 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.80%) Electronics
6 1 (0.80%) Finance
6 1 (0.80%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (24.00%) .NET
2 17 (13.60%) CSS
3 14 (11.20%) XML
4 11 (8.80%) ASP.NET
5 10 (8.00%) .NET Framework
5 10 (8.00%) ADO.NET
6 7 (5.60%) Web Services
7 6 (4.80%) LAMP
7 6 (4.80%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (4.80%) MCollective
7 6 (4.80%) Node.js
8 5 (4.00%) HTML
8 5 (4.00%) XML Schema
9 4 (3.20%) ADO
9 4 (3.20%) Autofac
9 4 (3.20%) Castle Windsor
9 4 (3.20%) DCOM
9 4 (3.20%) ODBC
9 4 (3.20%) OLE
9 4 (3.20%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 11 (8.80%) Public Cloud
3 7 (5.60%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.60%) Statistics
4 6 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.20%) Inversion of Control
6 3 (2.40%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.40%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.40%) PKI
6 3 (2.40%) Replication
7 2 (1.60%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.60%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.60%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.60%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.80%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.80%) EPoS
8 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 81 (64.80%) Windows
2 52 (41.60%) Windows Server
3 33 (26.40%) Linux
4 23 (18.40%) Windows 7
5 18 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (10.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (6.40%) Ubuntu
8 8 (6.40%) Unix
8 8 (6.40%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.20%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.40%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.60%) Solaris
12 1 (0.80%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.80%) ITIL
2 20 (16.00%) Configuration Management
2 20 (16.00%) Mentoring
3 17 (13.60%) Incident Management
4 15 (12.00%) Capacity Management
4 15 (12.00%) High Availability
5 13 (10.40%) Load Balancing
5 13 (10.40%) Network Design
6 12 (9.60%) Fault Management
6 12 (9.60%) Functional Testing
7 9 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (7.20%) Presales
7 9 (7.20%) Process Improvement
7 9 (7.20%) Software Testing
7 9 (7.20%) Workflow
8 8 (6.40%) Validation
9 7 (5.60%) MVC
9 7 (5.60%) People Management
10 6 (4.80%) Customer Engagement
10 6 (4.80%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.60%) C#
2 22 (17.60%) PowerShell
3 20 (16.00%) Python
4 15 (12.00%) C++
4 15 (12.00%) SQL
5 14 (11.20%) VB
6 13 (10.40%) VB.NET
7 12 (9.60%) VBScript
8 11 (8.80%) C
9 10 (8.00%) JavaScript
9 10 (8.00%) Perl
10 9 (7.20%) Java
11 8 (6.40%) Ruby
12 7 (5.60%) PHP
12 7 (5.60%) T-SQL
13 4 (3.20%) AWK
13 4 (3.20%) Bash Shell
13 4 (3.20%) sed
13 4 (3.20%) Shell Script
13 4 (3.20%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (21.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (20.00%) Degree
3 20 (16.00%) MCSE
4 15 (12.00%) Security Cleared
5 13 (10.40%) DV Cleared
6 8 (6.40%) MCSD
7 7 (5.60%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (5.60%) MCSA
7 7 (5.60%) MCTS
8 6 (4.80%) MCITP
8 6 (4.80%) MCP
9 5 (4.00%) CCNA
9 5 (4.00%) CCNP
10 2 (1.60%) HNC
10 2 (1.60%) MCAD
10 2 (1.60%) MCPD
10 2 (1.60%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.80%) ACMT
11 1 (0.80%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (25.60%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (33.60%) Active Directory
2 19 (15.20%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.80%) qmail
4 6 (4.80%) Squid
5 5 (4.00%) vSphere
6 3 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.40%) XenApp
6 3 (2.40%) XenServer
7 2 (1.60%) BitLocker
7 2 (1.60%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.60%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.80%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (7.20%) SCCM
1 9 (7.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 9 (7.20%) WSUS
2 8 (6.40%) Puppet
3 7 (5.60%) SCOM
4 6 (4.80%) Cacti
4 6 (4.80%) collectd
4 6 (4.80%) Ganglia
4 6 (4.80%) Graphite
4 6 (4.80%) logstash
4 6 (4.80%) Nagios
4 6 (4.80%) ZABBIX
5 4 (3.20%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (2.40%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.60%) Perfmon
8 1 (0.80%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.80%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.80%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 62 (49.60%) Microsoft
2 21 (16.80%) VMware
3 17 (13.60%) Remedy
4 13 (10.40%) Red Hat
5 12 (9.60%) HP
6 9 (7.20%) Cisco
7 6 (4.80%) Citrix
7 6 (4.80%) F5
7 6 (4.80%) Juniper
7 6 (4.80%) Oracle
7 6 (4.80%) Splunk
8 3 (2.40%) Brocade
8 3 (2.40%) EMC
8 3 (2.40%) StorageTek
8 3 (2.40%) Sun
9 2 (1.60%) IBM
9 2 (1.60%) Nokia
9 2 (1.60%) Sybase
10 1 (0.80%) Lotus
10 1 (0.80%) Veritas
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £70 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago