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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 39 27 35
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 28 49 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.85% 5.15% 4.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.25% 5.40% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 23
Median daily rate £195 £265 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.41% -3.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £192 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £420 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £220 £240
% change year-on-year
-20.45% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £21.55 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.99% +19.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.53 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.11% +3.44%
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
659 907 870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.52% 95.27% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 514 523
Median daily rate £389 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £562
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 80 32
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.71% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £55.55 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 33 (54.10%) Windows
2 25 (40.98%) Microsoft
3 20 (32.79%) Active Directory
4 18 (29.51%) Windows 7
5 17 (27.87%) MS Office
6 16 (26.23%) SLA
7 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
8 11 (18.03%) Office 365
8 11 (18.03%) Back Office
9 10 (16.39%) Fault Management
9 10 (16.39%) Configuration Management
9 10 (16.39%) ITIL
9 10 (16.39%) Functional Testing
9 10 (16.39%) Capacity Management
10 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (14.75%) HP
11 8 (13.11%) Citrix
11 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
11 8 (13.11%) Statistics
11 8 (13.11%) Front Office
11 8 (13.11%) Validation
11 8 (13.11%) People Management
11 8 (13.11%) Windows 8
12 7 (11.48%) Windows 10
12 7 (11.48%) VMware
12 7 (11.48%) Firewall
12 7 (11.48%) SCCM
12 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
13 6 (9.84%) LAN
13 6 (9.84%) SharePoint

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 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.92%) Documentum
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (27.87%) MS Office
2 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.03%) Office 365
2 1 (1.64%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.64%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) Firewall
2 6 (9.84%) LAN
3 4 (6.56%) DHCP
3 4 (6.56%) DSLAM
3 4 (6.56%) GPON
3 4 (6.56%) Internet
3 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.28%) DNS
4 2 (3.28%) SAN
4 2 (3.28%) Skype
4 2 (3.28%) VPN
4 2 (3.28%) Wireless
5 1 (1.64%) 2G
5 1 (1.64%) 3G
5 1 (1.64%) ATM
5 1 (1.64%) GSM
5 1 (1.64%) MPLS
5 1 (1.64%) PBX
5 1 (1.64%) UMTS
5 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (18.03%) Back Office
2 8 (13.11%) Front Office
3 2 (3.28%) French Language
3 2 (3.28%) German Language
3 2 (3.28%) Italian Language
3 2 (3.28%) Spanish Language
3 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) Law
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.92%) .NET
1 3 (4.92%) MAPI
1 3 (4.92%) Web Services
2 2 (3.28%) ASP.NET
2 2 (3.28%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Statistics
2 3 (4.92%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.64%) Clustering
3 1 (1.64%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 33 (54.10%) Windows
2 18 (29.51%) Windows 7
3 12 (19.67%) Windows Server
4 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (13.11%) Windows 8
6 7 (11.48%) Windows 10
7 6 (9.84%) Windows XP
8 5 (8.20%) Linux
8 5 (8.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (3.28%) Unix
10 2 (3.28%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.64%) AIX
11 1 (1.64%) Android
11 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (16.39%) Capacity Management
1 10 (16.39%) Configuration Management
1 10 (16.39%) Fault Management
1 10 (16.39%) Functional Testing
1 10 (16.39%) ITIL
2 8 (13.11%) People Management
2 8 (13.11%) Validation
3 5 (8.20%) Data Privacy
3 5 (8.20%) Network Design
4 3 (4.92%) Memory Management
4 3 (4.92%) Network Management
4 3 (4.92%) Problem Management
4 3 (4.92%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.28%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.28%) Migration
5 2 (3.28%) Presales
5 2 (3.28%) Project Management
6 1 (1.64%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (1.64%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.64%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.20%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.92%) C#
2 3 (4.92%) C++
2 3 (4.92%) VB.NET
2 3 (4.92%) VBScript
3 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.84%) DV Cleared
1 6 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.56%) Degree
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.64%) CCIE
3 1 (1.64%) CCIP
3 1 (1.64%) CCNP
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.64%) MCP
3 1 (1.64%) RHCE
3 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.23%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (32.79%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.28%) XenApp
3 1 (1.64%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.64%) KVM
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) SCCM
2 3 (4.92%) WSUS
3 2 (3.28%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 25 (40.98%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.75%) HP
3 8 (13.11%) Citrix
4 7 (11.48%) VMware
5 5 (8.20%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.56%) EMC
7 3 (4.92%) Huawei
7 3 (4.92%) Oracle
8 2 (3.28%) Altiris
8 2 (3.28%) SAP
8 2 (3.28%) Veritas
9 1 (1.64%) Aruba
9 1 (1.64%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.64%) Nortel
9 1 (1.64%) Remedy
9 1 (1.64%) Sophos
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