The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 69 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 234 298 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.77% 3.06% 2.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.95% 3.23% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 137 120
Median daily rate £275 £220 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £145 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £387 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £242 £219 £225
% change year-on-year
+10.38% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 55 66
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.77 £15.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.39% +0.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.87 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.22%
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
7936 9237 8730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.78% 94.71% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4810 5562 4816
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 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 433 463
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.36% +13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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 Support Engineer across the South East region.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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 Support Engineer across the South East region.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

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 Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 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 +3 91 £275 +25.00% 20
Surrey +26 44 £178 +27.23% 21
Hampshire -19 39 £294 +30.66% 20
Oxfordshire -27 23 £275 +23.59% 10
West Sussex -2 16 £370 +9.22% 3
Kent +10 7 £178 -40.62% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 7 £185 -36.20% 4
East Sussex +4 5 £190 -38.70% 2
Sussex - 3 £178 -
Isle of Wight - 2 £153 -
Middlesex 0 1 £160 - 1
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 South East region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 276 (53.59%) Windows
2 180 (34.95%) Active Directory
3 153 (29.71%) Microsoft
4 141 (27.38%) Windows Server
5 109 (21.17%) VMware
6 94 (18.25%) ITIL
7 92 (17.86%) Security Cleared
8 90 (17.48%) Windows 7
9 89 (17.28%) MS Office
10 88 (17.09%) DNS
11 82 (15.92%) MS Excel
12 77 (14.95%) SLA
13 74 (14.37%) Cisco
14 64 (12.43%) SC Cleared
15 62 (12.04%) SQL
16 60 (11.65%) Java
17 59 (11.46%) TCP/IP
18 58 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
19 57 (11.07%) Linux
20 55 (10.68%) Oracle
21 54 (10.49%) MS Exchange
22 49 (9.51%) Incident Management
23 47 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
23 47 (9.13%) Windows XP
24 45 (8.74%) DHCP
25 43 (8.35%) HP
26 42 (8.16%) Change Management
26 42 (8.16%) Firewall
27 40 (7.77%) Internet
27 40 (7.77%) SharePoint

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 54 (10.49%) MS Exchange
2 40 (7.77%) SharePoint
3 26 (5.05%) IIS
4 24 (4.66%) Skype for Business
5 17 (3.30%) Apache
6 12 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.33%) WebLogic
7 11 (2.14%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (1.55%) IBM Notes
10 7 (1.36%) WordPress
11 6 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.97%) CMS
12 5 (0.97%) Drupal
12 5 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (0.97%) Joomla!
13 4 (0.78%) Documentum
13 4 (0.78%) Live Communications Server
14 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 89 (17.28%) MS Office
2 82 (15.92%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.30%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.58%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.19%) InDesign
6 1 (0.19%) MS Project
6 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.19%) AWD
2 1 (0.19%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 34 (6.60%) Office 365
2 16 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.58%) SaaS
4 2 (0.39%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.19%) IaaS
5 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.19%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (17.09%) DNS
2 59 (11.46%) TCP/IP
3 45 (8.74%) DHCP
4 42 (8.16%) Firewall
5 40 (7.77%) Internet
6 38 (7.38%) LDAP
7 34 (6.60%) SAN
7 34 (6.60%) VPN
8 29 (5.63%) LAN
9 27 (5.24%) WAN
10 25 (4.85%) HTTP
11 24 (4.66%) Cisco Nexus
12 21 (4.08%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (3.88%) Skype
14 18 (3.50%) Ethernet
15 15 (2.91%) Network Security
16 14 (2.72%) IPsec
16 14 (2.72%) IPv6
17 13 (2.52%) Unified Communications
17 13 (2.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.33%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.94%) RDBMS
4 8 (1.55%) MS Access
5 7 (1.36%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.97%) EDRMS
6 5 (0.97%) MySQL
7 3 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.39%) Big Data
8 2 (0.39%) DB2
8 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.19%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.19%) GIS
9 1 (0.19%) Power BI
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (2.14%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.39%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.39%) IntelliJ
3 2 (0.39%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.39%) JUnit
3 2 (0.39%) Maven
3 2 (0.39%) Metasploit
3 2 (0.39%) Subversion
General
1 22 (4.27%) Back Office
2 20 (3.88%) Marketing
3 11 (2.14%) Finance
3 11 (2.14%) German Language
3 11 (2.14%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.75%) Front Office
5 7 (1.36%) Advertising
5 7 (1.36%) French Language
5 7 (1.36%) Spanish Language
6 5 (0.97%) Italian Language
7 4 (0.78%) Korean Language
7 4 (0.78%) Local Government
8 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.39%) Banking
9 2 (0.39%) Electronics
9 2 (0.39%) Portuguese Language
10 1 (0.19%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.63%) .NET
2 25 (4.85%) CSS
3 18 (3.50%) Flash
4 17 (3.30%) HTML
5 14 (2.72%) ASP.NET
5 14 (2.72%) XML
6 12 (2.33%) Middleware
7 11 (2.14%) Node.js
7 11 (2.14%) Web Services
7 11 (2.14%) WebCenter
8 10 (1.94%) .NET Framework
9 7 (1.36%) SAML
10 6 (1.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (1.17%) DCOM
10 6 (1.17%) J2EE
11 5 (0.97%) MAPI
12 4 (0.78%) JSP
12 4 (0.78%) XSLT
13 3 (0.58%) COM
13 3 (0.58%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.38%) Data Centre
2 21 (4.08%) Computer Science
2 21 (4.08%) Driving Licence
2 21 (4.08%) Statistics
3 17 (3.30%) Blackberry
4 15 (2.91%) Clustering
5 14 (2.72%) FlexPod
6 13 (2.52%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.14%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.75%) Fat Client
8 9 (1.75%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.36%) e-Health
10 6 (1.17%) Cryptography
11 5 (0.97%) iPad
11 5 (0.97%) iPhone
11 5 (0.97%) PKI
12 4 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (0.78%) EPoS
12 4 (0.78%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 276 (53.59%) Windows
2 141 (27.38%) Windows Server
3 90 (17.48%) Windows 7
4 58 (11.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (11.07%) Linux
6 47 (9.13%) Windows XP
7 39 (7.57%) Solaris
8 32 (6.21%) Windows 8
8 32 (6.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 27 (5.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (4.66%) Windows 10
12 22 (4.27%) Unix
13 14 (2.72%) Data ONTAP
14 8 (1.55%) AIX
15 6 (1.17%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.17%) Windows 2000
15 6 (1.17%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.97%) Android
16 5 (0.97%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (18.25%) ITIL
2 49 (9.51%) Incident Management
3 42 (8.16%) Change Management
4 30 (5.83%) Performance Monitoring
5 25 (4.85%) High Availability
6 24 (4.66%) Problem Management
7 22 (4.27%) Service Management
8 21 (4.08%) Load Balancing
9 20 (3.88%) Capacity Management
9 20 (3.88%) Configuration Management
9 20 (3.88%) Time Management
10 19 (3.69%) Service Delivery
11 18 (3.50%) Mentoring
12 16 (3.11%) Fault Management
13 15 (2.91%) Data Protection
13 15 (2.91%) Functional Testing
13 15 (2.91%) Network Design
14 12 (2.33%) ITSM
14 12 (2.33%) Memory Management
15 11 (2.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 62 (12.04%) SQL
2 60 (11.65%) Java
3 34 (6.60%) PowerShell
4 33 (6.41%) JavaScript
5 29 (5.63%) C#
6 22 (4.27%) C++
7 19 (3.69%) Perl
7 19 (3.69%) VB.NET
8 13 (2.52%) PHP
8 13 (2.52%) VB
8 13 (2.52%) VBScript
9 8 (1.55%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.36%) C
10 7 (1.36%) VB6
11 4 (0.78%) Bash Shell
11 4 (0.78%) Python
12 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.19%) VC++
Qualifications
1 92 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 64 (12.43%) SC Cleared
3 37 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (5.44%) DV Cleared
6 26 (5.05%) MCSE
7 24 (4.66%) CCNP
7 24 (4.66%) Degree
8 23 (4.47%) CCNA
9 14 (2.72%) MCP
10 13 (2.52%) MCSA
11 8 (1.55%) MCSD
12 6 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (1.17%) NCDA
13 5 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.78%) RHCE
15 3 (0.58%) DBS Check
15 3 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
16 2 (0.39%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (14.95%) SLA
2 10 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.19%) QA
5 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 180 (34.95%) Active Directory
2 47 (9.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (5.05%) Hyper-V
4 21 (4.08%) vSphere
5 15 (2.91%) ISA Server
6 7 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.17%) VMware ESX
8 5 (0.97%) XenApp
9 4 (0.78%) KVM
9 4 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (0.78%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.58%) NFS
10 3 (0.58%) vCloud
11 2 (0.39%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.39%) XenServer
12 1 (0.19%) Docker
12 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 39 (7.57%) SCCM
2 21 (4.08%) NetBackup
3 14 (2.72%) WSUS
4 11 (2.14%) Backup Exec
4 11 (2.14%) SCOM
5 10 (1.94%) Netcool
5 10 (1.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 10 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (1.55%) Puppet
7 7 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
7 7 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.78%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (0.58%) BMC Marimba
9 3 (0.58%) DameWare
9 3 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.58%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (0.58%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.58%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 153 (29.71%) Microsoft
2 109 (21.17%) VMware
3 74 (14.37%) Cisco
4 55 (10.68%) Oracle
5 43 (8.35%) HP
6 33 (6.41%) Citrix
7 25 (4.85%) Red Hat
8 21 (4.08%) NetApp
9 17 (3.30%) EMC
10 15 (2.91%) Fujitsu
11 14 (2.72%) Veritas
12 12 (2.33%) Intel Security
12 12 (2.33%) Symantec
13 11 (2.14%) CheckPoint
13 11 (2.14%) F5
13 11 (2.14%) Remedy
14 10 (1.94%) Apple
15 9 (1.75%) IBM
16 8 (1.55%) Lotus
16 8 (1.55%) Meridio
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