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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 31 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 45 50 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.42% 5.74% 7.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.90% 6.37% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 28
Average daily rate
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£265 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £193 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £210 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 3
Average hourly rate £21.55 £17.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.14% +45.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
918 785 937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.18% 90.13% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 397 430
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 44 40
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.42 £19.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 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
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 2 September 2015.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 52 (63.41%) Windows
2 44 (53.66%) Microsoft
3 36 (43.90%) Active Directory
4 28 (34.15%) Windows 7
5 22 (26.83%) Security Cleared
6 21 (25.61%) ITIL
7 19 (23.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (23.17%) DV Cleared
8 16 (19.51%) MCSE
8 16 (19.51%) HP
9 15 (18.29%) SLA
9 15 (18.29%) MS Visio
9 15 (18.29%) MCP
9 15 (18.29%) SQL
9 15 (18.29%) Configuration Management
10 14 (17.07%) Symantec
11 13 (15.85%) DNS
11 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared
12 12 (14.63%) Degree
12 12 (14.63%) MS Excel
13 11 (13.41%) TCP/IP
13 11 (13.41%) Hyper-V
14 10 (12.20%) PowerShell
15 9 (10.98%) IIS
15 9 (10.98%) VMware
16 8 (9.76%) .NET
16 8 (9.76%) SCCM
16 8 (9.76%) SCOM
17 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 9 (10.98%) IIS
2 6 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.10%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.44%) Lync
5 2 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (18.29%) MS Visio
2 12 (14.63%) MS Excel
3 7 (8.54%) MS Office
4 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) Office 365
2 2 (2.44%) Yammer
3 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.85%) DNS
2 11 (13.41%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.32%) HTTP
3 6 (7.32%) Firewall
4 5 (6.10%) Network Security
4 5 (6.10%) DHCP
5 4 (4.88%) WAN
5 4 (4.88%) VPN
5 4 (4.88%) SSL
5 4 (4.88%) 4G
5 4 (4.88%) Internet
5 4 (4.88%) LTE
6 3 (3.66%) Skype
6 3 (3.66%) 3G
6 3 (3.66%) DWDM
6 3 (3.66%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (3.66%) IPsec
6 3 (3.66%) 2G
6 3 (3.66%) LDAP
6 3 (3.66%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) MS Access
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (8.54%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.66%) Marketing
3 2 (2.44%) Dutch Language
3 2 (2.44%) French Language
3 2 (2.44%) German Language
3 2 (2.44%) Law
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.76%) .NET
2 5 (6.10%) XML
3 3 (3.66%) HTML
3 3 (3.66%) SAML
3 3 (3.66%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.44%) Application Packaging
4 2 (2.44%) WCF
4 2 (2.44%) CSS
4 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.22%) COM
5 1 (1.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.66%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.44%) Clustering
3 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.22%) Social Media
4 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 52 (63.41%) Windows
2 28 (34.15%) Windows 7
3 7 (8.54%) UNIX
3 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.10%) Windows XP
5 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (4.88%) Linux
6 3 (3.66%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.44%) SUSE
8 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) ITIL
2 15 (18.29%) Configuration Management
3 6 (7.32%) Workflow
4 5 (6.10%) Data Management
4 5 (6.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (6.10%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (3.66%) Release Management
5 3 (3.66%) Memory Management
5 3 (3.66%) Garbage Collection
6 2 (2.44%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (2.44%) Mentoring
6 2 (2.44%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.44%) Process Improvement
6 2 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.44%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.44%) Service Management
6 2 (2.44%) ERP
7 1 (1.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.22%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.22%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.29%) SQL
2 10 (12.20%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.32%) C#
4 5 (6.10%) C++
5 4 (4.88%) Perl
5 4 (4.88%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.66%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.44%) X++
7 2 (2.44%) C
8 1 (1.22%) VBScript
8 1 (1.22%) VB
8 1 (1.22%) Python
8 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (26.83%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (23.17%) DV Cleared
3 16 (19.51%) MCSE
4 15 (18.29%) MCP
5 13 (15.85%) SC Cleared
6 12 (14.63%) Degree
7 3 (3.66%) MCITP
8 2 (2.44%) CCNP
8 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.44%) MCTS
9 1 (1.22%) CCIP
9 1 (1.22%) CCNA
9 1 (1.22%) HNC
9 1 (1.22%) HND
9 1 (1.22%) CCIE
9 1 (1.22%) CCSP
9 1 (1.22%) Sun Certification
9 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.22%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (18.29%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (43.90%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.41%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.44%) NDS
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) SCCM
1 8 (9.76%) SCOM
2 3 (3.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.44%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 44 (53.66%) Microsoft
2 16 (19.51%) HP
3 14 (17.07%) Symantec
4 9 (10.98%) VMware
5 4 (4.88%) Citrix
6 3 (3.66%) Cisco
7 2 (2.44%) Dell
7 2 (2.44%) Lumension
7 2 (2.44%) Sophos
7 2 (2.44%) Nokia
8 1 (1.22%) Veritas
8 1 (1.22%) Lotus
8 1 (1.22%) Huawei
8 1 (1.22%) F5
8 1 (1.22%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle
8 1 (1.22%) Sun
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