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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
England / South East
Rank 81 51 75
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 182 296 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.39% 3.45% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.55% 3.65% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 171 77
Median daily rate £190 £250 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £145 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £238 £220
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 49 54
Median hourly rate £15.36 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.03% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £57.12 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
7134 8104 8982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.66% 94.43% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 4931 4801
Median daily rate £400 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 383 421
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +7 49 £225 -10.00% 19
Berkshire -23 44 £288 +10.57% 17
Surrey -12 36 £150 -34.06% 21
Oxfordshire 0 23 £150 -4.76% 12
Buckinghamshire +7 11 £251 -1.47% 4
West Sussex -15 5 £225 +50.00% 4
East Sussex +3 4 £238 +75.92% 1
Kent +1 4 £125 -28.57% 2
Middlesex +3 1 £100 -37.50%
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 203 (56.39%) Windows
2 132 (36.67%) Active Directory
3 104 (28.89%) Microsoft
4 103 (28.61%) Windows 7
5 91 (25.28%) MS Office
6 74 (20.56%) Windows Server
7 73 (20.28%) VMware
8 61 (16.94%) TCP/IP
9 52 (14.44%) MS Exchange
10 51 (14.17%) DNS
11 46 (12.78%) ITIL
12 45 (12.50%) Security Cleared
13 44 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 44 (12.22%) Office 365
14 41 (11.39%) Cisco
15 40 (11.11%) SLA
16 39 (10.83%) MS Excel
17 38 (10.56%) SC Cleared
18 37 (10.28%) Incident Management
19 35 (9.72%) DHCP
19 35 (9.72%) Windows 10
20 34 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
21 32 (8.89%) Firewall
22 31 (8.61%) Linux
22 31 (8.61%) HP
23 30 (8.33%) SQL
24 29 (8.06%) LAN
24 29 (8.06%) Windows XP
25 27 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
26 25 (6.94%) Oracle

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 52 (14.44%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (2.78%) Apache
3 10 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (2.78%) IBM Notes
3 10 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.78%) WebLogic
4 7 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (1.67%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.39%) IIS
6 5 (1.39%) Skype for Business
7 4 (1.11%) Drupal
8 3 (0.83%) CMS
8 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.56%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.56%) GlassFish
9 2 (0.56%) WordPress
10 1 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 91 (25.28%) MS Office
2 39 (10.83%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (12.22%) Office 365
2 11 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.83%) SaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
5 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 61 (16.94%) TCP/IP
2 51 (14.17%) DNS
3 35 (9.72%) DHCP
4 32 (8.89%) Firewall
5 29 (8.06%) LAN
6 24 (6.67%) VPN
7 21 (5.83%) WAN
8 20 (5.56%) Internet
9 13 (3.61%) LDAP
10 12 (3.33%) Wireless
11 10 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (2.78%) Network Security
12 9 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (2.50%) SAN
12 9 (2.50%) SNMP
12 9 (2.50%) VoIP
13 8 (2.22%) BGP
13 8 (2.22%) MPLS
13 8 (2.22%) NAS
13 8 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.11%) MS Access
3 3 (0.83%) MySQL
4 2 (0.56%) DB2
5 1 (0.28%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.28%) Redis
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.56%) JIRA
1 2 (0.56%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.28%) Gradle
2 1 (0.28%) Subversion
2 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (4.72%) Telecoms
2 10 (2.78%) Back Office
3 7 (1.94%) Advertising
4 6 (1.67%) Finance
4 6 (1.67%) Front Office
5 5 (1.39%) Local Government
6 4 (1.11%) Electronics
6 4 (1.11%) Korean Language
6 4 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.83%) Marketing
8 2 (0.56%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.06%) Middleware
2 10 (2.78%) WebCenter
3 5 (1.39%) J2EE
4 3 (0.83%) .NET
4 3 (0.83%) SOAP
4 3 (0.83%) Web Services
4 3 (0.83%) XML
5 2 (0.56%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.56%) Flash
5 2 (0.56%) JSON
5 2 (0.56%) YAML
6 1 (0.28%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.28%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.28%) CSS
6 1 (0.28%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.28%) HTML
6 1 (0.28%) Memcached
6 1 (0.28%) OSGi
6 1 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.72%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.89%) Blackberry
3 13 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.33%) Driving Licence
5 10 (2.78%) Smartphone
6 7 (1.94%) Fat Client
6 7 (1.94%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.67%) Clustering
8 5 (1.39%) EMC VMAX
8 5 (1.39%) EMC VNX
8 5 (1.39%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 4 (1.11%) FlexPod
9 4 (1.11%) iPhone
9 4 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.11%) NHS
10 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.83%) Replication
10 3 (0.83%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (0.83%) STB
10 3 (0.83%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 203 (56.39%) Windows
2 103 (28.61%) Windows 7
3 74 (20.56%) Windows Server
4 44 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (9.72%) Windows 10
6 31 (8.61%) Linux
7 29 (8.06%) Windows XP
8 27 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (6.94%) Windows 8
10 20 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (4.72%) Solaris
12 13 (3.61%) Unix
13 10 (2.78%) Android
14 7 (1.94%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 5 (1.39%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.39%) SUSE
16 4 (1.11%) AIX
16 4 (1.11%) Data ONTAP
16 4 (1.11%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (12.78%) ITIL
2 37 (10.28%) Incident Management
3 20 (5.56%) Migration
4 17 (4.72%) Change Management
4 17 (4.72%) Service Management
5 13 (3.61%) Fault Management
6 12 (3.33%) Configuration Management
6 12 (3.33%) High Availability
6 12 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (3.06%) Capacity Management
7 11 (3.06%) E-Commerce
7 11 (3.06%) Problem Management
8 10 (2.78%) Statistics
9 8 (2.22%) Data Migration
9 8 (2.22%) Functional Testing
9 8 (2.22%) Network Management
9 8 (2.22%) Project Management
10 7 (1.94%) Service Delivery
10 7 (1.94%) Time Management
11 6 (1.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.33%) SQL
2 21 (5.83%) Java
3 15 (4.17%) PowerShell
4 13 (3.61%) Perl
5 9 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.67%) Python
7 3 (0.83%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.83%) C#
8 2 (0.56%) C
8 2 (0.56%) PHP
8 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.28%) C++
9 1 (0.28%) VB
9 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.28%) VB6
9 1 (0.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 45 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 38 (10.56%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.28%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (4.17%) CCNP
6 14 (3.89%) CCNA
7 10 (2.78%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.50%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.39%) CCIP
9 5 (1.39%) MCP
9 5 (1.39%) MCSE
10 4 (1.11%) Degree
10 4 (1.11%) MCSA
11 3 (0.83%) JNCIA
12 2 (0.56%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.56%) CCIE
12 2 (0.56%) MCDST
12 2 (0.56%) NCDA
12 2 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.28%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (11.11%) SLA
2 3 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 132 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 34 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.78%) vSphere
5 8 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.83%) vCloud
6 3 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (0.83%) XenApp
7 2 (0.56%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.56%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.28%) Corosync
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (6.67%) SCCM
2 8 (2.22%) Backup Exec
2 8 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (1.94%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.94%) Puppet
4 6 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (1.39%) Unicenter
6 4 (1.11%) Ansible
6 4 (1.11%) Netcool
7 3 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.83%) SCOM
7 3 (0.83%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.83%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 3 (0.83%) WSUS
8 2 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
9 1 (0.28%) DameWare
Vendors
1 104 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 73 (20.28%) VMware
3 41 (11.39%) Cisco
4 31 (8.61%) HP
5 25 (6.94%) Oracle
6 23 (6.39%) Citrix
7 18 (5.00%) Apple
8 12 (3.33%) Red Hat
9 11 (3.06%) Remedy
10 10 (2.78%) Lotus
11 9 (2.50%) Dell
11 9 (2.50%) EMC
12 8 (2.22%) NetApp
13 7 (1.94%) Juniper
13 7 (1.94%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.67%) SAP
14 6 (1.67%) Veeam
14 6 (1.67%) Veritas
15 5 (1.39%) Avaya
15 5 (1.39%) Intel Security
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