The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had IT Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support Engineer
Rank 246 241 222
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -19
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 24 26 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.26% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.28% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 14
Median daily rate £175 £228 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +97.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £170 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £293 £311
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 £180 £120
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +0.97%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.38
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.41%
IT Support Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9170 9361 8882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.26% 94.33% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5549 5142 4874
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 452 487
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.85 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

IT Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured IT Support Engineer in the job title.

IT Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

IT Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Support Engineer across the South East region.

IT Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

IT Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

IT Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

IT Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Support Engineer across the South East region.

IT Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

IT Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +3 8 £169 - 6
Berkshire +9 4 £290 - 5
Oxfordshire +9 4 £175 +6.06% 2
Surrey -4 4 £133 -51.81% 2
West Sussex -22 2 £200 - 2
Kent -25 2 £184 -23.43%
IT Support Engineer
England

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT 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 South East region featuring IT Support Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 29 (63.04%) Windows
3 24 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 16 (34.78%) MS Office
4 16 (34.78%) Windows Server
5 15 (32.61%) Windows 7
6 13 (28.26%) ITIL
6 13 (28.26%) SLA
7 11 (23.91%) Service Management
8 10 (21.74%) Cisco
9 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
9 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
9 8 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (15.22%) VMware
10 7 (15.22%) SQL
10 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
11 6 (13.04%) Oracle
11 6 (13.04%) Linux
12 5 (10.87%) MCP
12 5 (10.87%) VPN
12 5 (10.87%) DNS
12 5 (10.87%) DHCP
12 5 (10.87%) Firewall
12 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (8.70%) Windows 10
13 4 (8.70%) DBS Check
13 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (8.70%) Intranet

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.70%) WordPress
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.35%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (34.78%) MS Office
2 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.87%) DHCP
2 5 (10.87%) DNS
2 5 (10.87%) Firewall
2 5 (10.87%) VPN
3 4 (8.70%) Intranet
3 4 (8.70%) LAN
4 3 (6.52%) WAN
5 2 (4.35%) Internet
5 2 (4.35%) SAN
6 1 (2.17%) ADSL
6 1 (2.17%) IPsec
6 1 (2.17%) PBX
6 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (6.52%) Advertising
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.17%) BYOD
2 1 (2.17%) CMDB
2 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.17%) Handset
2 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (63.04%) Windows
2 16 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 15 (32.61%) Windows 7
4 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.04%) Linux
6 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (8.70%) Windows 10
8 3 (6.52%) Mac OS X
8 3 (6.52%) Unix
8 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
8 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.17%) Android
10 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) ITIL
2 11 (23.91%) Service Management
3 4 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.52%) Migration
5 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.35%) Time Management
6 1 (2.17%) Change Management
6 1 (2.17%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.17%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 1 (2.17%) Patch Management
6 1 (2.17%) Project Management
6 1 (2.17%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) MCP
2 4 (8.70%) DBS Check
2 4 (8.70%) MCSE
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.17%) CCNA
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.17%) MCITP
3 1 (2.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (65.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.52%) ISA Server
3 3 (6.52%) vSphere
4 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.17%) Shibboleth
4 1 (2.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) SCCM
1 3 (6.52%) Sysprep
1 3 (6.52%) WSUS
2 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.17%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.17%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.17%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 24 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.74%) Cisco
3 7 (15.22%) VMware
4 6 (13.04%) Oracle
5 3 (6.52%) HP
5 3 (6.52%) Intel Security
6 2 (4.35%) Lotus
7 1 (2.17%) Citrix
7 1 (2.17%) Dell
7 1 (2.17%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.17%) Intel
7 1 (2.17%) Novell
7 1 (2.17%) Panasonic
7 1 (2.17%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (2.17%) Remedy
7 1 (2.17%) Xerox