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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 70 81 62
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 254 231 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.87% 2.41% 2.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.05% 2.55% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 81 108
Median daily rate £275 £208 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.53% -12.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £116 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £411 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £206 £213
% change year-on-year
+26.06% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 68 61
Median hourly rate £12.88 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.13% +11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.08 £30.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.32 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +5.29%
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
8330 9071 8556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.26% 94.74% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4964 5311 4624
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 424 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.44 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +27 124 £275 +32.53% 23
Surrey +15 48 £235 -14.54% 23
Hampshire -11 40 £337 +7.84% 17
Oxfordshire +6 22 £255 +37.83% 15
East Sussex +13 7 £273 +117.56% 3
Buckinghamshire +3 7 £231 -46.03% 4
Kent +7 5 £178 +97.92% 11
West Sussex -15 5 £371 +81.09% 1
Sussex - 2 £178 -
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 341 (57.41%) Windows
2 217 (36.53%) Active Directory
3 208 (35.02%) Microsoft
4 205 (34.51%) Windows Server
5 156 (26.26%) VMware
6 110 (18.52%) ITIL
7 103 (17.34%) MS Excel
8 102 (17.17%) Security Cleared
9 100 (16.84%) Cisco
10 97 (16.33%) DNS
11 96 (16.16%) MS Office
11 96 (16.16%) Windows 7
12 95 (15.99%) Linux
13 94 (15.82%) SLA
14 87 (14.65%) SQL
14 87 (14.65%) Windows Server 2008
15 76 (12.79%) SC Cleared
16 73 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 67 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012
18 66 (11.11%) Oracle
19 65 (10.94%) Java
20 63 (10.61%) MS Exchange
21 61 (10.27%) Firewall
22 59 (9.93%) TCP/IP
23 58 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
23 58 (9.76%) Data Centre
24 55 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
25 53 (8.92%) DHCP
26 52 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
27 50 (8.42%) 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 63 (10.61%) MS Exchange
2 50 (8.42%) SharePoint
3 29 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (4.55%) IIS
5 25 (4.21%) Skype for Business
6 15 (2.53%) WordPress
7 12 (2.02%) Apache
7 12 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (1.68%) IBM Notes
9 9 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (1.01%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.84%) CMS
11 5 (0.84%) Drupal
11 5 (0.84%) Joomla!
11 5 (0.84%) Live Communications Server
11 5 (0.84%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.67%) JBoss
Applications
1 103 (17.34%) MS Excel
2 96 (16.16%) MS Office
3 12 (2.02%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.01%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.17%) InDesign
6 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.56%) Office 365
2 31 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.51%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.17%) IaaS
6 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 97 (16.33%) DNS
2 61 (10.27%) Firewall
3 59 (9.93%) TCP/IP
4 53 (8.92%) DHCP
5 46 (7.74%) SAN
6 43 (7.24%) LAN
7 39 (6.57%) WAN
8 38 (6.40%) VPN
9 36 (6.06%) LDAP
10 33 (5.56%) Internet
11 31 (5.22%) HTTP
12 27 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (4.21%) Cisco ASA
14 23 (3.87%) Skype
15 20 (3.37%) IPv6
16 19 (3.20%) Intranet
16 19 (3.20%) IPsec
17 18 (3.03%) Ethernet
18 17 (2.86%) Software-Defined Networking
18 17 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.69%) Oracle Database
3 11 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 10 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (1.18%) Big Data
5 7 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 7 (1.18%) MS Access
5 7 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (1.01%) MySQL
6 6 (1.01%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (0.84%) EDRMS
8 4 (0.67%) Datazen
9 3 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.34%) MarkLogic
11 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 14 (2.36%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.84%) Subversion
3 4 (0.67%) JUnit
3 4 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.51%) Fiddler
4 3 (0.51%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.51%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.34%) Ant
5 2 (0.34%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.34%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.34%) GitLab
5 2 (0.34%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.34%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.34%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.34%) Maven
5 2 (0.34%) Sinon.JS
5 2 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (4.04%) Marketing
2 21 (3.54%) Telecoms
3 20 (3.37%) Back Office
4 18 (3.03%) German Language
5 12 (2.02%) Finance
5 12 (2.02%) French Language
6 11 (1.85%) Spanish Language
7 8 (1.35%) Italian Language
8 7 (1.18%) Front Office
9 6 (1.01%) Portuguese Language
10 4 (0.67%) Local Government
11 3 (0.51%) Advertising
11 3 (0.51%) Legal
12 2 (0.34%) Electronics
12 2 (0.34%) Korean Language
13 1 (0.17%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Law
13 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.17%) Military
13 1 (0.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.73%) .NET
2 33 (5.56%) CSS
3 27 (4.55%) XML
4 18 (3.03%) Flash
4 18 (3.03%) HTML
5 16 (2.69%) ASP.NET
6 15 (2.53%) .NET Framework
7 14 (2.36%) SAML
8 11 (1.85%) ADO.NET
9 8 (1.35%) Node.js
10 7 (1.18%) Web Services
11 6 (1.01%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (1.01%) DCOM
12 5 (0.84%) JDBC
12 5 (0.84%) ODBC
12 5 (0.84%) XML Schema
13 4 (0.67%) ADO
13 4 (0.67%) OLE
13 4 (0.67%) OLE DB
13 4 (0.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.88%) Computer Science
3 28 (4.71%) Driving Licence
4 23 (3.87%) FlexPod
5 18 (3.03%) Blackberry
5 18 (3.03%) Public Cloud
6 17 (2.86%) Clustering
7 16 (2.69%) Statistics
8 14 (2.36%) PKI
9 12 (2.02%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.68%) e-Health
11 7 (1.18%) Replication
12 6 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
13 5 (0.84%) Cryptography
13 5 (0.84%) Fat Client
13 5 (0.84%) Thin Client
13 5 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.67%) iPhone
14 4 (0.67%) Smart Meter
14 4 (0.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 341 (57.41%) Windows
2 205 (34.51%) Windows Server
3 96 (16.16%) Windows 7
4 95 (15.99%) Linux
5 87 (14.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (11.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 58 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (7.74%) Windows XP
9 40 (6.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 40 (6.73%) Solaris
10 35 (5.89%) Unix
11 25 (4.21%) Windows 8
12 22 (3.70%) Data ONTAP
13 19 (3.20%) Windows 10
14 10 (1.68%) Ubuntu
15 6 (1.01%) AIX
16 5 (0.84%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.67%) Android
17 4 (0.67%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (18.52%) ITIL
2 47 (7.91%) Incident Management
3 46 (7.74%) Change Management
4 32 (5.39%) Mentoring
5 28 (4.71%) Load Balancing
6 25 (4.21%) Problem Management
6 25 (4.21%) Service Management
7 24 (4.04%) Performance Monitoring
8 23 (3.87%) Configuration Management
9 21 (3.54%) Time Management
10 19 (3.20%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (3.20%) Service Delivery
11 18 (3.03%) High Availability
12 16 (2.69%) Capacity Management
13 15 (2.53%) Fault Management
13 15 (2.53%) Presales
13 15 (2.53%) Workflow
14 14 (2.36%) Network Design
14 14 (2.36%) Process Improvement
15 13 (2.19%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 87 (14.65%) SQL
2 65 (10.94%) Java
3 46 (7.74%) PowerShell
4 38 (6.40%) C#
5 24 (4.04%) C++
6 23 (3.87%) JavaScript
7 19 (3.20%) VB
7 19 (3.20%) VB.NET
8 18 (3.03%) PHP
9 17 (2.86%) C
10 16 (2.69%) VBScript
11 14 (2.36%) Shell Script
12 12 (2.02%) Python
13 8 (1.35%) Perl
14 7 (1.18%) Ruby
14 7 (1.18%) T-SQL
15 6 (1.01%) VB6
16 4 (0.67%) Bash Shell
16 4 (0.67%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.51%) sed
Qualifications
1 102 (17.17%) Security Cleared
2 76 (12.79%) SC Cleared
3 55 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (6.57%) MCSE
6 36 (6.06%) CCNP
7 34 (5.72%) CCNA
8 32 (5.39%) Degree
9 24 (4.04%) DV Cleared
10 21 (3.54%) MCSA
11 15 (2.53%) MCP
12 13 (2.19%) MCSD
12 13 (2.19%) NCDA
13 10 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (1.35%) MCITP
15 6 (1.01%) MCTS
16 5 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 4 (0.67%) DBS Check
17 4 (0.67%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 94 (15.82%) SLA
2 11 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.51%) QA
5 2 (0.34%) FIPS 140-2
5 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 217 (36.53%) Active Directory
2 73 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (8.42%) vSphere
4 46 (7.74%) Hyper-V
5 27 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (2.86%) VMware ESX
6 17 (2.86%) XenApp
7 16 (2.69%) ISA Server
8 9 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (1.52%) XenServer
9 8 (1.35%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.01%) NFS
11 5 (0.84%) Terminal Services
12 4 (0.67%) vCloud
13 3 (0.51%) Docker
13 3 (0.51%) KVM
13 3 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.17%) VMFS
14 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 41 (6.90%) SCCM
2 25 (4.21%) NetBackup
3 16 (2.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 14 (2.36%) SCOM
5 13 (2.19%) Backup Exec
5 13 (2.19%) WSUS
6 11 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 9 (1.52%) Netcool
8 8 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (1.01%) Puppet
11 5 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.84%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.67%) Ansible
12 4 (0.67%) BMC Marimba
12 4 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.67%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 4 (0.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 208 (35.02%) Microsoft
2 156 (26.26%) VMware
3 100 (16.84%) Cisco
4 66 (11.11%) Oracle
5 43 (7.24%) HP
6 39 (6.57%) Citrix
7 35 (5.89%) Red Hat
8 33 (5.56%) NetApp
9 27 (4.55%) Remedy
10 18 (3.03%) EMC
11 16 (2.69%) F5
11 16 (2.69%) Intel Security
12 15 (2.53%) Fujitsu
13 14 (2.36%) IBM
14 13 (2.19%) Veritas
15 12 (2.02%) CheckPoint
15 12 (2.02%) Sybase
16 10 (1.68%) CA
16 10 (1.68%) Juniper
16 10 (1.68%) Lotus
Surrey
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £70 - £90 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £70 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago