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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 57 74 60
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 299 237 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.21% 2.54% 2.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.38% 2.69% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 102 94
Median daily rate £325 £260 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +5.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £152 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £406 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £208
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 49 43
Median hourly rate £15.79 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £30.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.82
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +1.13%
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
8849 8817 8437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.10% 94.64% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5335 4936 4622
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 £238 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 423 464
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 +31 148 £353 +28.18% 24
Surrey +3 48 £288 +4.54% 14
Hampshire -9 42 £325 +35.41% 20
Oxfordshire +14 35 £175 -4.10% 9
East Sussex +6 8 - -
Buckinghamshire -10 7 £350 -7.52% 9
West Sussex -31 6 £200 -32.20% 1
Kent -15 5 £307 +47.95% 3
M4 Corridor - 2 £230 -
Middlesex - 1 £180 - 1
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 360 (58.44%) Windows
2 240 (38.96%) Active Directory
3 217 (35.23%) Microsoft
4 201 (32.63%) Windows Server
5 172 (27.92%) VMware
6 118 (19.16%) Linux
7 112 (18.18%) ITIL
7 112 (18.18%) Cisco
8 108 (17.53%) Windows 7
9 99 (16.07%) DNS
10 97 (15.75%) MS Excel
10 97 (15.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 96 (15.58%) MS Office
12 95 (15.42%) SLA
13 91 (14.77%) Security Cleared
14 90 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
15 81 (13.15%) Windows Server 2012
16 75 (12.18%) SQL
17 73 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
18 71 (11.53%) MS Exchange
18 71 (11.53%) Cisco Certification
19 69 (11.20%) Windows Server 2003
20 68 (11.04%) Firewall
20 68 (11.04%) TCP/IP
21 67 (10.88%) Data Centre
22 63 (10.23%) Oracle
23 59 (9.58%) SC Cleared
24 58 (9.42%) DHCP
25 55 (8.93%) vSphere
26 54 (8.77%) LAN

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 71 (11.53%) MS Exchange
2 37 (6.01%) SharePoint
3 31 (5.03%) Apache
3 31 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (4.22%) IIS
5 19 (3.08%) Tomcat
6 17 (2.76%) JBoss
7 16 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (2.60%) WebLogic
8 14 (2.27%) WordPress
9 13 (2.11%) Skype for Business
10 12 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
10 12 (1.95%) nginx
10 12 (1.95%) OpenStack
11 11 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (1.79%) IBM Notes
12 7 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (1.14%) Node.js
13 6 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 97 (15.75%) MS Excel
2 96 (15.58%) MS Office
3 10 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.97%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.84%) Office 365
2 32 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.49%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.49%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.32%) IaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 99 (16.07%) DNS
2 68 (11.04%) Firewall
2 68 (11.04%) TCP/IP
3 58 (9.42%) DHCP
4 54 (8.77%) LAN
5 46 (7.47%) WAN
6 45 (7.31%) HTTP
7 43 (6.98%) SAN
8 38 (6.17%) LDAP
8 38 (6.17%) VPN
9 36 (5.84%) Internet
10 33 (5.36%) SSL
11 27 (4.38%) Cisco ASA
12 26 (4.22%) Cisco Nexus
13 25 (4.06%) IPsec
14 22 (3.57%) Wireless
15 19 (3.08%) BGP
16 18 (2.92%) IPv6
16 18 (2.92%) VoIP
17 17 (2.76%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.31%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.41%) MySQL
3 18 (2.92%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (1.30%) Big Data
5 8 (1.30%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (0.97%) RDBMS
7 6 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.81%) Datazen
8 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.65%) EDRMS
9 4 (0.65%) MS Access
10 3 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.32%) MarkLogic
11 2 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 14 (2.27%) Visual Studio
2 7 (1.14%) Subversion
3 6 (0.97%) JUnit
4 5 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.65%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.65%) IntelliJ
5 4 (0.65%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.65%) Maven
5 4 (0.65%) StarTeam
6 3 (0.49%) Fiddler
6 3 (0.49%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.32%) Ant
7 2 (0.32%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.32%) GitLab
7 2 (0.32%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.32%) Sinon.JS
7 2 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 22 (3.57%) Marketing
3 18 (2.92%) German Language
4 17 (2.76%) Back Office
5 16 (2.60%) Finance
6 12 (1.95%) French Language
7 11 (1.79%) Spanish Language
8 8 (1.30%) Retail
9 7 (1.14%) Italian Language
10 6 (0.97%) Portuguese Language
11 5 (0.81%) Local Government
12 4 (0.65%) Advertising
12 4 (0.65%) Front Office
13 3 (0.49%) Electronics
14 2 (0.32%) Banking
14 2 (0.32%) Legal
14 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
15 1 (0.16%) Automotive
15 1 (0.16%) Billing
15 1 (0.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (6.98%) .NET
2 35 (5.68%) CSS
3 33 (5.36%) XML
4 25 (4.06%) Web Services
5 20 (3.25%) HTML
6 19 (3.08%) LAMP
7 17 (2.76%) ASP.NET
7 17 (2.76%) SAML
8 16 (2.60%) .NET Framework
9 12 (1.95%) ADO.NET
9 12 (1.95%) Flash
9 12 (1.95%) LEMP Stack
9 12 (1.95%) MCollective
10 6 (0.97%) 802.1X
10 6 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (0.97%) DCOM
10 6 (0.97%) ODBC
10 6 (0.97%) XML Schema
11 5 (0.81%) ADO
11 5 (0.81%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 67 (10.88%) Data Centre
2 39 (6.33%) Driving Licence
3 31 (5.03%) Computer Science
4 18 (2.92%) Blackberry
4 18 (2.92%) PKI
5 17 (2.76%) Public Cloud
6 15 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (2.11%) Clustering
8 13 (2.11%) Cryptography
8 13 (2.11%) FlexPod
9 10 (1.62%) Replication
10 8 (1.30%) e-Health
11 7 (1.14%) Fat Client
11 7 (1.14%) NHS
11 7 (1.14%) Statistics
11 7 (1.14%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (0.81%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 360 (58.44%) Windows
2 201 (32.63%) Windows Server
3 118 (19.16%) Linux
4 108 (17.53%) Windows 7
5 97 (15.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 81 (13.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (11.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 48 (7.79%) Windows XP
9 44 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 40 (6.49%) Unix
11 24 (3.90%) Solaris
11 24 (3.90%) Windows 8
12 21 (3.41%) Windows 10
13 12 (1.95%) Data ONTAP
13 12 (1.95%) Ubuntu
14 8 (1.30%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.97%) AIX
15 6 (0.97%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.81%) Android
16 5 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (18.18%) ITIL
2 51 (8.28%) Incident Management
3 40 (6.49%) Change Management
4 35 (5.68%) Configuration Management
5 34 (5.52%) Mentoring
6 32 (5.19%) Problem Management
7 31 (5.03%) Load Balancing
8 30 (4.87%) Service Management
9 27 (4.38%) High Availability
10 22 (3.57%) Capacity Management
10 22 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
11 19 (3.08%) Time Management
12 18 (2.92%) Service Delivery
13 17 (2.76%) Business Intelligence
13 17 (2.76%) Performance Monitoring
14 16 (2.60%) Project Management
15 14 (2.27%) Network Design
15 14 (2.27%) Presales
15 14 (2.27%) Workflow
16 13 (2.11%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 75 (12.18%) SQL
2 49 (7.95%) PowerShell
3 48 (7.79%) Java
4 38 (6.17%) C#
5 30 (4.87%) Python
6 25 (4.06%) Perl
7 24 (3.90%) JavaScript
8 23 (3.73%) C++
8 23 (3.73%) PHP
9 22 (3.57%) VB
10 20 (3.25%) C
11 19 (3.08%) VB.NET
12 17 (2.76%) Shell Script
13 16 (2.60%) VBScript
14 9 (1.46%) Ruby
15 7 (1.14%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.97%) AWK
16 6 (0.97%) Bash Shell
16 6 (0.97%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.97%) VB6
Qualifications
1 91 (14.77%) Security Cleared
2 73 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 71 (11.53%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (9.58%) SC Cleared
5 54 (8.77%) MCSE
6 44 (7.14%) CCNA
7 39 (6.33%) Degree
8 38 (6.17%) CCNP
9 28 (4.55%) DV Cleared
10 27 (4.38%) MCSA
11 18 (2.92%) MCP
12 14 (2.27%) MCITP
13 12 (1.95%) MCSD
14 10 (1.62%) DBS Check
15 9 (1.46%) MCTS
15 9 (1.46%) NCDA
16 7 (1.14%) HNC
16 7 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 6 (0.97%) MCDST
17 6 (0.97%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (15.42%) SLA
2 11 (1.79%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.49%) QA
4 2 (0.32%) FIPS 140-2
4 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 240 (38.96%) Active Directory
2 90 (14.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (8.93%) vSphere
4 46 (7.47%) Hyper-V
5 31 (5.03%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (3.41%) XenApp
7 19 (3.08%) VMware ESX
8 15 (2.44%) ISA Server
9 13 (2.11%) XenServer
10 12 (1.95%) qmail
10 12 (1.95%) Squid
11 11 (1.79%) XenDesktop
12 6 (0.97%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.81%) NFS
14 4 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.49%) Docker
15 3 (0.49%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.32%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
16 2 (0.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 42 (6.82%) SCCM
2 30 (4.87%) WSUS
3 27 (4.38%) NetBackup
4 21 (3.41%) Nagios
4 21 (3.41%) Puppet
5 20 (3.25%) Backup Exec
6 15 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 14 (2.27%) Cacti
7 14 (2.27%) SCOM
8 13 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
8 13 (2.11%) ZABBIX
9 12 (1.95%) collectd
9 12 (1.95%) Ganglia
9 12 (1.95%) Graphite
9 12 (1.95%) logstash
10 11 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
10 11 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 8 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (0.97%) Cisco Prime
12 6 (0.97%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 217 (35.23%) Microsoft
2 172 (27.92%) VMware
3 112 (18.18%) Cisco
4 63 (10.23%) Oracle
5 49 (7.95%) HP
6 46 (7.47%) Citrix
7 41 (6.66%) Red Hat
8 32 (5.19%) Remedy
9 28 (4.55%) F5
10 23 (3.73%) Juniper
11 21 (3.41%) Intel Security
11 21 (3.41%) NetApp
12 17 (2.76%) EMC
13 16 (2.60%) Symantec
14 15 (2.44%) IBM
15 12 (1.95%) Splunk
15 12 (1.95%) Sybase
16 10 (1.62%) Fujitsu
17 9 (1.46%) CommVault
17 9 (1.46%) Veritas
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