The first table below looks at the demand for the 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 65 55 69
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 237 267 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.62% 3.17% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 3.42% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 96 43
Average daily rate
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£238 £231 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +5.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £225 £220
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 64 62
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £15.79
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +2.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.88 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £22.20 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.76 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.74% +5.06%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8317 7813 8982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.97% 92.67% 91.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 4023 4109
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 553 641
Average hourly rate £16.48 £17.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
Berkshire -31 66 £315 +21.15% 28
Hampshire -1 58 £178 -38.79% 13
Surrey +10 28 £225 +20.00% 6
Oxfordshire +5 24 £220 +51.72% 11
West Sussex +1 22 £140 -20.00% 9
Buckinghamshire -6 15 £130 -45.26% 6
Kent +1 13 £375 +50.00% 2
East Sussex -3 9 £150 -25.09% 4
Middlesex -1 2 £325 +103.12% 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 322 (63.39%) Windows
2 227 (44.69%) Active Directory
3 170 (33.46%) Microsoft
4 123 (24.21%) Windows 7
5 120 (23.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 118 (23.23%) MS Office
7 101 (19.88%) MS Exchange
8 98 (19.29%) MS Excel
9 96 (18.90%) VMware
10 83 (16.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 78 (15.35%) Windows XP
12 72 (14.17%) ITIL
13 71 (13.98%) Cisco
13 71 (13.98%) Citrix
14 69 (13.58%) Firewall
15 58 (11.42%) Security Cleared
16 57 (11.22%) Windows 8
16 57 (11.22%) Linux
17 56 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
18 51 (10.04%) VMware Infrastructure
19 46 (9.06%) DNS
19 46 (9.06%) SLA
19 46 (9.06%) SQL
20 44 (8.66%) MCSE
20 44 (8.66%) TCP/IP
21 43 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2010
22 39 (7.68%) SC Cleared
22 39 (7.68%) HP
22 39 (7.68%) SQL Server
23 37 (7.28%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 101 (19.88%) MS Exchange
2 43 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (4.13%) IIS
3 21 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 18 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (3.15%) Lync
6 12 (2.36%) SharePoint
6 12 (2.36%) IBM Notes
7 10 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (1.77%) WebLogic
8 9 (1.77%) Apache
9 7 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.59%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
12 2 (0.39%) Live Communications Server
12 2 (0.39%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.20%) Node.js
Applications
1 118 (23.23%) MS Office
2 98 (19.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.39%) Maya
3 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.57%) Office 365
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (13.58%) Firewall
2 46 (9.06%) DNS
3 44 (8.66%) TCP/IP
4 37 (7.28%) LAN
5 33 (6.50%) WAN
6 28 (5.51%) SAN
7 27 (5.31%) DHCP
8 21 (4.13%) Internet
9 20 (3.94%) VPN
10 14 (2.76%) iSCSI
11 13 (2.56%) LDAP
12 9 (1.77%) VoIP
12 9 (1.77%) 3G
12 9 (1.77%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (1.77%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (1.57%) Radio Access Network
13 8 (1.57%) Wireless
13 8 (1.57%) Broadband
14 7 (1.38%) WLAN
14 7 (1.38%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.68%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.97%) MySQL
3 10 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (1.57%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.18%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.39%) MSI
4 1 (0.20%) Introscope
4 1 (0.20%) JIRA
4 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (4.92%) Telecoms
2 13 (2.56%) Finance
2 13 (2.56%) Advertising
3 8 (1.57%) Back Office
4 7 (1.38%) Retail
5 6 (1.18%) Military
6 4 (0.79%) Billing
6 4 (0.79%) Legal
7 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.39%) Front Office
8 1 (0.20%) Publishing
8 1 (0.20%) Marketing
8 1 (0.20%) German Language
8 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.20%) Electronics
8 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.20%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.97%) .NET
1 10 (1.97%) Middleware
2 7 (1.38%) XML
3 6 (1.18%) CSS
3 6 (1.18%) HTML
4 5 (0.98%) XSD
4 5 (0.98%) WCF
5 4 (0.79%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.79%) LAMP
6 3 (0.59%) OLE
6 3 (0.59%) DCOM
7 2 (0.39%) JSF
7 2 (0.39%) SAML
7 2 (0.39%) SOAP
8 1 (0.20%) Web Services
8 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.20%) OLE DB
8 1 (0.20%) ADO
8 1 (0.20%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.20%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.50%) Blackberry
2 11 (2.17%) Computer Science
3 10 (1.97%) Clustering
4 7 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (1.18%) iPhone
5 6 (1.18%) PKI
5 6 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.79%) Thin Client
6 4 (0.79%) Fat Client
6 4 (0.79%) Open Source
6 4 (0.79%) iPad
7 3 (0.59%) Handset
7 3 (0.59%) Replication
8 2 (0.39%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.20%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.20%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.20%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.20%) DTV
9 1 (0.20%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 322 (63.39%) Windows
2 123 (24.21%) Windows 7
3 120 (23.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 83 (16.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 78 (15.35%) Windows XP
6 57 (11.22%) Linux
6 57 (11.22%) Windows 8
7 36 (7.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (3.94%) UNIX
9 18 (3.54%) Windows Vista
10 12 (2.36%) CentOS
11 9 (1.77%) Ubuntu
12 8 (1.57%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.57%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (1.38%) Windows 2000
14 6 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.59%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (14.17%) ITIL
2 16 (3.15%) Service Delivery
3 15 (2.95%) Incident Management
4 14 (2.76%) Release Management
5 13 (2.56%) Problem Management
6 12 (2.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (2.36%) Service Management
7 11 (2.17%) Configuration Management
7 11 (2.17%) Migration
8 10 (1.97%) Change Management
9 9 (1.77%) DevOps
10 7 (1.38%) BCP
10 7 (1.38%) Asset Management
11 6 (1.18%) Network Design
11 6 (1.18%) Scrum
11 6 (1.18%) Quality Management
11 6 (1.18%) CRM
11 6 (1.18%) Capacity Management
11 6 (1.18%) Portfolio Management
11 6 (1.18%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (9.06%) SQL
2 17 (3.35%) C
3 16 (3.15%) PowerShell
4 10 (1.97%) VB
5 9 (1.77%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.38%) VBScript
6 7 (1.38%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.38%) C#
7 6 (1.18%) C++
7 6 (1.18%) Perl
7 6 (1.18%) VB6
8 5 (0.98%) PHP
8 5 (0.98%) Java
9 4 (0.79%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.20%) Groovy
11 1 (0.20%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 58 (11.42%) Security Cleared
2 56 (11.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (8.66%) MCSE
4 39 (7.68%) SC Cleared
5 30 (5.91%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (5.31%) MCP
7 24 (4.72%) MCITP
8 21 (4.13%) CCNA
9 20 (3.94%) CCNP
9 20 (3.94%) Degree
10 19 (3.74%) MCTS
11 17 (3.35%) MCDST
12 16 (3.15%) DV Cleared
12 16 (3.15%) MCSA
13 5 (0.98%) MCSD
14 4 (0.79%) CCIE
14 4 (0.79%) Check Point Certification
15 3 (0.59%) CCSA
15 3 (0.59%) A+ Certification
15 3 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (9.06%) SLA
2 9 (1.77%) QA
3 2 (0.39%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 227 (44.69%) Active Directory
2 51 (10.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (6.69%) Hyper-V
4 25 (4.92%) XenApp
5 13 (2.56%) Terminal Services
5 13 (2.56%) NFS
6 9 (1.77%) vSphere
6 9 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.57%) VMware ESX
7 8 (1.57%) XenServer
8 5 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.98%) NLBS
9 4 (0.79%) UAG
9 4 (0.79%) Squid
9 4 (0.79%) XenDesktop
9 4 (0.79%) Postfix
9 4 (0.79%) Sendmail
10 3 (0.59%) Xen
10 3 (0.59%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.39%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 29 (5.71%) SCCM
2 13 (2.56%) Backup Exec
2 13 (2.56%) WMI
3 9 (1.77%) Puppet
4 8 (1.57%) YUM
4 8 (1.57%) SCOM
5 6 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (0.98%) WSUS
6 5 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.79%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 4 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.39%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.39%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.20%) nmon
10 1 (0.20%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.20%) OpenView
Vendors
1 170 (33.46%) Microsoft
2 96 (18.90%) VMware
3 71 (13.98%) Cisco
3 71 (13.98%) Citrix
4 39 (7.68%) HP
5 23 (4.53%) Juniper
6 19 (3.74%) Oracle
7 15 (2.95%) Lotus
7 15 (2.95%) CheckPoint
8 13 (2.56%) Red Hat
9 12 (2.36%) NetApp
10 11 (2.17%) Apple
10 11 (2.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 10 (1.97%) F5
11 10 (1.97%) LANDesk
11 10 (1.97%) Symantec
12 8 (1.57%) McAfee
13 6 (1.18%) Huawei
14 5 (0.98%) SolarWinds
14 5 (0.98%) Ericsson
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