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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 60 71 66
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 272 207 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.75% 2.44% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.99% 2.64% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 72 56
Average daily rate £200 £245 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £128 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £349 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £226 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.60% +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 77 68
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £22.50 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +3.44%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9082 7833 9779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.84% 92.21% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5002 3901 4422
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 611 700
Average hourly rate £17.13 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.43% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.70 £41.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +18 86 £275 +10.00% 33
Hampshire -4 54 £135 -49.05% 13
Surrey -10 37 £123 -7.54% 20
Oxfordshire +18 33 £120 - 8
Buckinghamshire -16 25 £350 +40.00% 8
West Sussex +6 15 £160 -8.57% 6
East Sussex -2 11 £175 - 2
Kent +4 6 £190 +58.33% 5
Middlesex - 3 £260 - 1
Sussex - - - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 361 (69.69%) Windows
2 250 (48.26%) Active Directory
3 188 (36.29%) Microsoft
4 147 (28.38%) Windows 7
5 121 (23.36%) MS Office
6 115 (22.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 113 (21.81%) MS Exchange
8 108 (20.85%) MS Excel
9 100 (19.31%) VMware
10 91 (17.57%) Windows XP
11 89 (17.18%) Windows Server 2003
12 69 (13.32%) SQL
13 68 (13.13%) Exchange Server 2010
14 67 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 66 (12.74%) Security Cleared
16 65 (12.55%) Citrix
17 64 (12.36%) ITIL
18 57 (11.00%) Cisco
19 56 (10.81%) DNS
19 56 (10.81%) Linux
20 50 (9.65%) SC Cleared
20 50 (9.65%) Firewall
21 48 (9.27%) SQL Server
21 48 (9.27%) HP
22 47 (9.07%) Blackberry
23 45 (8.69%) Microsoft Certification
24 44 (8.49%) TCP/IP
25 41 (7.92%) SLA
26 40 (7.72%) SCCM
27 37 (7.14%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 113 (21.81%) MS Exchange
2 68 (13.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (5.41%) IIS
4 24 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 24 (4.63%) Lync
5 22 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 21 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 15 (2.90%) SharePoint
8 12 (2.32%) IBM Notes
9 8 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.77%) Apache
11 4 (0.77%) Live Communications Server
12 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.19%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.19%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.19%) SAS
Applications
1 121 (23.36%) MS Office
2 108 (20.85%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.39%) Maya
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.19%) Metrica
2 1 (0.19%) SalesLogix
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.09%) Office 365
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (10.81%) DNS
2 50 (9.65%) Firewall
3 44 (8.49%) TCP/IP
4 37 (7.14%) DHCP
5 31 (5.98%) SAN
5 31 (5.98%) LAN
6 26 (5.02%) VPN
7 25 (4.83%) WAN
8 24 (4.63%) Internet
9 10 (1.93%) Wireless
9 10 (1.93%) iSCSI
10 9 (1.74%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (1.74%) Broadband
11 8 (1.54%) LDAP
11 8 (1.54%) VoIP
11 8 (1.54%) MPLS
12 6 (1.16%) SSL
12 6 (1.16%) NAS
12 6 (1.16%) ATM
12 6 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.54%) MySQL
5 7 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (1.35%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.19%) JIRA
General
1 22 (4.25%) Telecoms
2 16 (3.09%) Finance
2 16 (3.09%) Back Office
3 6 (1.16%) Retail
4 5 (0.97%) Military
5 3 (0.58%) Banking
5 3 (0.58%) Billing
5 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.39%) Legal
6 2 (0.39%) Local Government
6 2 (0.39%) Advertising
7 1 (0.19%) Publishing
7 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.19%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.19%) Front Office
7 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.09%) XML
2 10 (1.93%) .NET
3 6 (1.16%) XSD
3 6 (1.16%) WCF
4 3 (0.58%) Middleware
4 3 (0.58%) CSS
5 2 (0.39%) OLE
5 2 (0.39%) DCOM
5 2 (0.39%) SAML
5 2 (0.39%) LAMP
6 1 (0.19%) JSF
6 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.19%) OAuth
6 1 (0.19%) OLE DB
6 1 (0.19%) JSP
6 1 (0.19%) ADO
6 1 (0.19%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.19%) ODBC
6 1 (0.19%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.07%) Blackberry
2 15 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.12%) Clustering
4 9 (1.74%) Thin Client
4 9 (1.74%) Fat Client
5 7 (1.35%) Replication
6 6 (1.16%) PKI
7 4 (0.77%) Handset
7 4 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.58%) iPhone
8 3 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.39%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.19%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.19%) Open Source
10 1 (0.19%) iPad
10 1 (0.19%) Streaming Video
10 1 (0.19%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.19%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 361 (69.69%) Windows
2 147 (28.38%) Windows 7
3 115 (22.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 91 (17.57%) Windows XP
5 89 (17.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (10.81%) Linux
7 36 (6.95%) Windows 8
7 36 (6.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (6.76%) UNIX
9 15 (2.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (2.32%) Windows Vista
11 9 (1.74%) Windows 2000
12 8 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
12 8 (1.54%) CentOS
13 7 (1.35%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.16%) Solaris
15 4 (0.77%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.39%) NetWare
16 2 (0.39%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (12.36%) ITIL
2 24 (4.63%) Incident Management
3 20 (3.86%) Service Management
4 15 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (2.32%) Migration
5 12 (2.32%) Project Management
6 11 (2.12%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (2.12%) Service Delivery
7 10 (1.93%) Change Management
8 9 (1.74%) Configuration Management
8 9 (1.74%) Release Management
9 8 (1.54%) Problem Management
10 7 (1.35%) Change Control
10 7 (1.35%) Software Distribution
11 6 (1.16%) Capacity Management
11 6 (1.16%) Asset Management
11 6 (1.16%) Quality Management
12 5 (0.97%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (0.97%) Performance Monitoring
13 4 (0.77%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 69 (13.32%) SQL
2 37 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 22 (4.25%) Perl
4 16 (3.09%) C
5 11 (2.12%) T-SQL
5 11 (2.12%) VB
6 10 (1.93%) C#
7 9 (1.74%) C++
7 9 (1.74%) Korn
8 8 (1.54%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.16%) VB6
10 5 (0.97%) VBScript
11 3 (0.58%) Java
11 3 (0.58%) Bourne shell
12 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.19%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 66 (12.74%) Security Cleared
2 50 (9.65%) SC Cleared
3 45 (8.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (7.14%) MCSE
5 22 (4.25%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (3.67%) Degree
7 15 (2.90%) CCNA
8 14 (2.70%) DV Cleared
9 12 (2.32%) MCSA
9 12 (2.32%) CCNP
9 12 (2.32%) MCP
9 12 (2.32%) MCITP
10 11 (2.12%) MCTS
11 10 (1.93%) MCSD
12 7 (1.35%) CCA
12 7 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (0.97%) HNC
13 5 (0.97%) MCDST
13 5 (0.97%) RHCE
14 4 (0.77%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.92%) SLA
2 7 (1.35%) QA
3 3 (0.58%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 250 (48.26%) Active Directory
2 67 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (6.18%) vSphere
4 28 (5.41%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.28%) XenDesktop
6 15 (2.90%) XenApp
7 14 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (2.32%) Terminal Services
9 11 (2.12%) NFS
10 9 (1.74%) XenServer
11 8 (1.54%) VMware ESX
12 5 (0.97%) NLBS
13 4 (0.77%) UAG
13 4 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.77%) Xen
14 2 (0.39%) KVM
14 2 (0.39%) Squid
14 2 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.39%) Postfix
14 2 (0.39%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 40 (7.72%) SCCM
2 26 (5.02%) SCOM
3 15 (2.90%) NetBackup
4 9 (1.74%) WMI
4 9 (1.74%) WSUS
5 8 (1.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (1.54%) HP Data Protector
5 8 (1.54%) NSN NetAct
6 7 (1.35%) SCOrch
6 7 (1.35%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.16%) SCSM
8 4 (0.77%) OVSD
9 3 (0.58%) ARCserve
9 3 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.58%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.58%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.39%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 2 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 188 (36.29%) Microsoft
2 100 (19.31%) VMware
3 65 (12.55%) Citrix
4 57 (11.00%) Cisco
5 48 (9.27%) HP
6 23 (4.44%) NetApp
7 21 (4.05%) Red Hat
8 20 (3.86%) Oracle
9 19 (3.67%) Symantec
10 18 (3.47%) Remedy
11 17 (3.28%) Juniper
11 17 (3.28%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 15 (2.90%) Lotus
13 14 (2.70%) CheckPoint
14 11 (2.12%) Apple
15 9 (1.74%) Veritas
15 9 (1.74%) McAfee
15 9 (1.74%) AppSense
16 8 (1.54%) Novell
16 8 (1.54%) Lumension
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