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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 86 69 55
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 183 257 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.36% 2.73% 3.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 2.88% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 117 117
Median daily rate £205 £225 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £137 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £365 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £220 £240
% change year-on-year
-20.45% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 60 86
Median hourly rate £13.25 £15.98 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.08% -0.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.52 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £22.40 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.53 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-3.11% +1.69%
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
7259 8921 9385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.71% 94.87% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4242 5155 5152
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £263 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 504 515
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.77 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +14.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -8 59 £275 +3.77% 19
Surrey +23 44 £148 -26.25% 13
Hampshire +7 40 £225 +4.04% 18
West Sussex +3 13 £370 +13.84% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 9 £145 -34.09% 3
Oxfordshire -17 8 £150 -11.76% 14
East Sussex +5 4 - - 2
Kent -5 3 £205 +97.59% 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £170 -
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 219 (54.07%) Windows
2 141 (34.81%) Active Directory
3 117 (28.89%) Microsoft
4 99 (24.44%) Windows Server
5 94 (23.21%) Windows 7
6 89 (21.98%) MS Office
7 87 (21.48%) VMware
8 71 (17.53%) DNS
9 67 (16.54%) ITIL
10 60 (14.81%) SLA
11 58 (14.32%) Security Cleared
12 56 (13.83%) Cisco
12 56 (13.83%) TCP/IP
13 55 (13.58%) MS Excel
14 54 (13.33%) MS Exchange
15 51 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 44 (10.86%) Linux
17 43 (10.62%) Incident Management
18 42 (10.37%) SC Cleared
18 42 (10.37%) SQL
19 41 (10.12%) Firewall
20 40 (9.88%) Office 365
21 38 (9.38%) Java
22 36 (8.89%) Oracle
22 36 (8.89%) Windows XP
22 36 (8.89%) DHCP
23 35 (8.64%) Windows 10
24 34 (8.40%) Solaris
24 34 (8.40%) Change Management
25 33 (8.15%) Windows 8

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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.19%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.44%) Skype for Business
4 16 (3.95%) WebLogic
5 14 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (3.21%) Apache
7 11 (2.72%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.47%) IBM Notes
9 7 (1.73%) IIS
10 4 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.74%) Documentum
11 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.49%) CMS
12 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.25%) Smallworld
13 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.25%) WordPress
Applications
1 89 (21.98%) MS Office
2 55 (13.58%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.72%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.25%) InDesign
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.25%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 40 (9.88%) Office 365
2 6 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.74%) SaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.25%) IaaS
4 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
4 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (17.53%) DNS
2 56 (13.83%) TCP/IP
3 41 (10.12%) Firewall
4 36 (8.89%) DHCP
5 30 (7.41%) LDAP
6 26 (6.42%) LAN
7 25 (6.17%) Internet
8 24 (5.93%) VPN
9 21 (5.19%) Cisco Nexus
9 21 (5.19%) SAN
10 20 (4.94%) WAN
11 18 (4.44%) Network Security
12 17 (4.20%) Wireless
13 16 (3.95%) Skype
14 14 (3.46%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (3.21%) VoIP
16 10 (2.47%) Ethernet
16 10 (2.47%) SSL
17 9 (2.22%) MPLS
17 9 (2.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.72%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.99%) Oracle Database
2 4 (0.99%) RDBMS
2 4 (0.99%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.74%) MS Access
4 2 (0.49%) DB2
4 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.25%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.25%) GIS
5 1 (0.25%) MySQL
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.25%) Redis
5 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (4.44%) Telecoms
2 11 (2.72%) Back Office
3 8 (1.98%) Advertising
3 8 (1.98%) Front Office
3 8 (1.98%) Korean Language
4 6 (1.48%) Finance
5 4 (0.99%) Marketing
6 3 (0.74%) French Language
6 3 (0.74%) German Language
6 3 (0.74%) Italian Language
6 3 (0.74%) Local Government
6 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.74%) Spanish Language
7 2 (0.49%) Banking
7 2 (0.49%) Electronics
7 2 (0.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.20%) Middleware
2 16 (3.95%) WebCenter
3 8 (1.98%) Flash
3 8 (1.98%) J2EE
4 6 (1.48%) .NET
4 6 (1.48%) Web Services
5 4 (0.99%) MAPI
5 4 (0.99%) Node.js
6 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.49%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.49%) SOAP
8 1 (0.25%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.25%) CSS
8 1 (0.25%) ELK Stack
8 1 (0.25%) HTML
8 1 (0.25%) JSP
8 1 (0.25%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.25%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.93%) Data Centre
2 15 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 15 (3.70%) Statistics
3 13 (3.21%) Blackberry
4 10 (2.47%) Clustering
4 10 (2.47%) FlexPod
4 10 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.98%) Fat Client
5 8 (1.98%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.73%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.23%) e-Health
8 4 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (0.99%) Cryptography
8 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (0.99%) EPoS
8 4 (0.99%) iPhone
9 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.74%) VCE vBlock
10 2 (0.49%) DataPower
10 2 (0.49%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 219 (54.07%) Windows
2 99 (24.44%) Windows Server
3 94 (23.21%) Windows 7
4 51 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (10.86%) Linux
6 36 (8.89%) Windows XP
7 35 (8.64%) Windows 10
8 34 (8.40%) Solaris
9 33 (8.15%) Windows 8
10 27 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (3.95%) Unix
13 15 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (2.47%) Data ONTAP
15 6 (1.48%) AIX
15 6 (1.48%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.48%) Windows Vista
16 5 (1.23%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.99%) Android
17 4 (0.99%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (16.54%) ITIL
2 43 (10.62%) Incident Management
3 34 (8.40%) Change Management
4 27 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 21 (5.19%) High Availability
6 19 (4.69%) Service Management
7 15 (3.70%) Problem Management
8 14 (3.46%) Capacity Management
8 14 (3.46%) Fault Management
9 13 (3.21%) Configuration Management
9 13 (3.21%) E-Commerce
10 12 (2.96%) Migration
11 11 (2.72%) Time Management
12 10 (2.47%) Data Protection
12 10 (2.47%) Functional Testing
12 10 (2.47%) Project Management
13 9 (2.22%) Validation
14 8 (1.98%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (1.98%) Load Balancing
14 8 (1.98%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (10.37%) SQL
2 38 (9.38%) Java
3 20 (4.94%) JavaScript
3 20 (4.94%) PowerShell
4 19 (4.69%) Perl
5 6 (1.48%) C#
5 6 (1.48%) C++
5 6 (1.48%) VB.NET
6 5 (1.23%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.23%) VBScript
7 3 (0.74%) C
8 2 (0.49%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.49%) Python
9 1 (0.25%) VB
9 1 (0.25%) VB6
9 1 (0.25%) VC++
Qualifications
1 58 (14.32%) Security Cleared
2 42 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (4.69%) CCNP
4 19 (4.69%) DV Cleared
5 17 (4.20%) CCNA
6 15 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (2.22%) Degree
8 6 (1.48%) MCP
9 5 (1.23%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.23%) MCSE
10 4 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (0.99%) RHCE
10 4 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.74%) CCIE
11 3 (0.74%) CCIP
12 2 (0.49%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.49%) ACMT
12 2 (0.49%) MCSA
12 2 (0.49%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (14.81%) SLA
2 8 (1.98%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
System Software
1 141 (34.81%) Active Directory
2 31 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (3.70%) vSphere
4 8 (1.98%) ISA Server
5 7 (1.73%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.73%) XenApp
6 4 (0.99%) KVM
6 4 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.74%) vCloud
7 3 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.74%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.49%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.25%) NFS
9 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (8.15%) SCCM
2 10 (2.47%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.73%) SCOM
4 5 (1.23%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.23%) Puppet
4 5 (1.23%) WSUS
5 4 (0.99%) FortiGate
5 4 (0.99%) Netcool
5 4 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (0.74%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.49%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.25%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.25%) DameWare
8 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.25%) OpenView
8 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 117 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 87 (21.48%) VMware
3 56 (13.83%) Cisco
4 36 (8.89%) Oracle
5 29 (7.16%) Citrix
6 27 (6.67%) HP
7 17 (4.20%) Red Hat
8 16 (3.95%) NetApp
9 13 (3.21%) Apple
10 12 (2.96%) EMC
11 11 (2.72%) CheckPoint
11 11 (2.72%) Remedy
12 10 (2.47%) Lotus
13 9 (2.22%) F5
14 8 (1.98%) Palo Alto
14 8 (1.98%) Veritas
15 7 (1.73%) Dell
15 7 (1.73%) Fujitsu
16 6 (1.48%) Veeam
17 5 (1.23%) LANDesk
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