The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support Engineer
Rank 234 224 216
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 20 16 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.18% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.19% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 8
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£228 £115 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+97.82% -34.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £115 £173
% change year-on-year
+56.52% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £115.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-86.52% +630.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £115.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £115.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.88 £13.50 £13.63
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -0.91%
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
8544 8207 7552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.57% 91.66% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 4559 3818
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 439 591
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £47.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

IT Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Support Engineer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 22 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

IT Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire - 6 £165 - 2
East Sussex -9 5 - -
Berkshire -6 3 - - 2
Kent +5 2 £240 -12.72%
Surrey - 2 £275 - 1
Hampshire -10 1 - - 7
Buckinghamshire - 1 - - 1
IT Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited IT 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 IT Support Engineer in their job title.

1 28 (70.00%) Windows
2 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
3 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
4 16 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (25.00%) ITIL
7 10 (25.00%) MS Office
8 9 (22.50%) Change Management
8 9 (22.50%) Firewall
9 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (20.00%) VMware
10 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (17.50%) Citrix
11 6 (15.00%) SAN
11 6 (15.00%) Service Management
11 6 (15.00%) VoIP
11 6 (15.00%) VPN
11 6 (15.00%) IIS
11 6 (15.00%) Windows 8
11 6 (15.00%) vSphere
12 5 (12.50%) Replication
12 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
12 5 (12.50%) Information Security
12 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (12.50%) ISMS
12 5 (12.50%) iSCSI
12 5 (12.50%) Network Security

IT Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited IT 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 IT Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.00%) IIS
3 5 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (7.50%) Lync
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) Apache
6 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (2.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) Firewall
2 6 (15.00%) SAN
2 6 (15.00%) VoIP
2 6 (15.00%) VPN
3 5 (12.50%) iSCSI
3 5 (12.50%) Network Security
4 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.50%) DHCP
5 3 (7.50%) DNS
6 2 (5.00%) Intranet
6 2 (5.00%) Internet
7 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.50%) Wireshark
7 1 (2.50%) LAN
7 1 (2.50%) WAN
7 1 (2.50%) SMTP
7 1 (2.50%) SSL
7 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (2.50%) Retail
1 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) Web Services
1 1 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Replication
1 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.50%) PDA
2 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (70.00%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
3 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (15.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.00%) Android
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) ITIL
2 9 (22.50%) Change Management
3 6 (15.00%) Service Management
4 5 (12.50%) Information Security
4 5 (12.50%) ISMS
4 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (12.50%) Information Security Management
4 5 (12.50%) Security Management
4 5 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (10.00%) ITIL V3
6 3 (7.50%) Network Management
7 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.00%) Time Management
8 1 (2.50%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.50%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.50%) CRM
8 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.50%) Perl
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
1 1 (2.50%) Python
1 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) MCP
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (7.50%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
3 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.50%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
1 2 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (2.50%) Zenoss
2 1 (2.50%) WSUS
2 1 (2.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) VMware
3 7 (17.50%) Citrix
4 4 (10.00%) Remedy
4 4 (10.00%) McAfee
5 3 (7.50%) HP
6 2 (5.00%) Avaya
7 1 (2.50%) Splunk
7 1 (2.50%) AppSense
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle
7 1 (2.50%) Adobe
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco
7 1 (2.50%) NetApp
7 1 (2.50%) GFI Software