The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Software Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Support Engineer
Rank 259 269 251
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 1 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.012% 0.051% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.053% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £375 £310 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £310 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.96% -22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year
-53.75% -
Software 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
7800 9372 8783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.69% 94.77% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4751 5634 4840
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 438 463
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +17.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.76 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Software Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Software Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Software 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 Software Support Engineer across the South East region.

Software Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Software 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 Software Support Engineer across the South East region.

Software Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Software 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 Software Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Berkshire +4 1 £375 +172.72% 1
Software Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Software 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 Software Support Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Terminal Services
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Driving Licence
2 2 (66.67%) ThinPrint
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
3 1 (33.33%) Node.js
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) French Language
3 1 (33.33%) German Language
3 1 (33.33%) Italian Language
3 1 (33.33%) Spanish Language
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MAPI
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

Software 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 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
General
1 1 (33.33%) French Language
1 1 (33.33%) German Language
1 1 (33.33%) Italian Language
1 1 (33.33%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) MAPI
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) ThinPrint
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft