The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 70 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 221 235 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.38% 2.80% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 3.06% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 75 88
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£238 £255 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.86% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £131 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £190 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.78% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 59 86
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.24 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.04 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
8480 7678 7048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.45% 91.42% 91.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4587 4007 3392
Average daily rate £375 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 456 611
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 2015.

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 January 2015.

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 27 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -10 78 £250 -9.09% 42
Hampshire -1 51 £215 -8.51% 28
Surrey -1 39 £169 -29.68% 25
Buckinghamshire -5 23 £275 +54.92% 10
Oxfordshire -22 13 £200 +42.85% 2
West Sussex -19 7 £295 +7.27% 8
Kent -13 5 £263 +31.25% 7
East Sussex -14 2 - - 1
Middlesex 0 1 - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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.

1 316 (64.23%) Windows
2 187 (38.01%) Active Directory
3 174 (35.37%) Microsoft
4 133 (27.03%) Windows 7
5 104 (21.14%) MS Exchange
6 102 (20.73%) ITIL
7 96 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 95 (19.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 92 (18.70%) Security Cleared
9 92 (18.70%) MS Office
10 78 (15.85%) VMware
11 77 (15.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 73 (14.84%) Windows XP
12 73 (14.84%) MS Excel
13 69 (14.02%) SC Cleared
14 63 (12.80%) Citrix
15 62 (12.60%) SLA
16 59 (11.99%) HP
16 59 (11.99%) MCSE
17 58 (11.79%) Cisco
18 52 (10.57%) Linux
19 44 (8.94%) Windows Server 2012
19 44 (8.94%) LAN
20 43 (8.74%) WAN
21 42 (8.54%) DNS
21 42 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2010
21 42 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
22 38 (7.72%) Windows 8
22 38 (7.72%) SQL
23 34 (6.91%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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
1 104 (21.14%) MS Exchange
2 42 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (6.91%) SharePoint
4 25 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 23 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (3.25%) Lync
6 16 (3.25%) IIS
7 11 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (1.83%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.22%) Live Communications Server
10 6 (1.22%) Apache
11 4 (0.81%) JBoss
11 4 (0.81%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.61%) Documentum
13 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
13 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.20%) GroupWise
14 1 (0.20%) CMS
Applications
1 92 (18.70%) MS Office
2 73 (14.84%) MS Excel
3 11 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.02%) assyst
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.20%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.47%) Office 365
2 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.61%) SaaS
4 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.94%) LAN
2 43 (8.74%) WAN
3 42 (8.54%) DNS
4 34 (6.91%) Firewall
4 34 (6.91%) TCP/IP
5 29 (5.89%) VPN
6 26 (5.28%) VoIP
7 23 (4.67%) DHCP
8 21 (4.27%) Wireless
9 20 (4.07%) Internet
9 20 (4.07%) SAN
10 13 (2.64%) 3G
10 13 (2.64%) Broadband
11 10 (2.03%) DVB
12 9 (1.83%) SSL
12 9 (1.83%) Ethernet
13 8 (1.63%) VLAN
13 8 (1.63%) WLAN
13 8 (1.63%) BGP
13 8 (1.63%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.81%) MySQL
3 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.20%) MS Access
5 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 4 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.41%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.20%) MSI
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.20%) JIRA
General
1 28 (5.69%) Finance
2 13 (2.64%) Telecoms
3 8 (1.63%) Back Office
4 5 (1.02%) Retail
5 4 (0.81%) Military
5 4 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.81%) Advertising
6 3 (0.61%) Publishing
6 3 (0.61%) Banking
7 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.41%) French Language
7 2 (0.41%) German Language
7 2 (0.41%) Legal
7 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.20%) Electronics
8 1 (0.20%) Front Office
8 1 (0.20%) Automotive
8 1 (0.20%) Law
8 1 (0.20%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.24%) .NET
2 6 (1.22%) Application Packaging
2 6 (1.22%) LAMP
3 5 (1.02%) XMPP
4 4 (0.81%) HTML
5 3 (0.61%) XML
5 3 (0.61%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.41%) FastCGI
6 2 (0.41%) REST
6 2 (0.41%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 2 (0.41%) Ajax
6 2 (0.41%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.41%) WCF
6 2 (0.41%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.41%) LINQ
6 2 (0.41%) XHTML
6 2 (0.41%) ADO.NET
6 2 (0.41%) CSS
6 2 (0.41%) SOAP
7 1 (0.20%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 32 (6.50%) Blackberry
2 27 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.64%) Clustering
4 9 (1.83%) MPEG
5 8 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (1.42%) iPad
7 6 (1.22%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.22%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.02%) NHS
8 5 (1.02%) Hedge funds
9 4 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.81%) iPhone
9 4 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.81%) Replication
10 3 (0.61%) CMDB
11 2 (0.41%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.41%) PKI
11 2 (0.41%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.41%) Statistics
11 2 (0.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 316 (64.23%) Windows
2 133 (27.03%) Windows 7
3 95 (19.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (15.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 73 (14.84%) Windows XP
6 52 (10.57%) Linux
7 44 (8.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (7.72%) Windows 8
9 22 (4.47%) UNIX
10 14 (2.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.63%) CentOS
11 8 (1.63%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.22%) Windows Vista
13 5 (1.02%) Windows 2000
13 5 (1.02%) Android
13 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.81%) Solaris
15 3 (0.61%) Debian
16 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (20.73%) ITIL
2 30 (6.10%) Service Management
3 23 (4.67%) Incident Management
4 20 (4.07%) Configuration Management
5 17 (3.46%) Change Management
6 15 (3.05%) Customer Engagement
7 14 (2.85%) ITIL V3
8 13 (2.64%) Network Management
9 12 (2.44%) Time Management
9 12 (2.44%) Problem Management
9 12 (2.44%) Migration
10 11 (2.24%) Project Management
11 9 (1.83%) Security Management
11 9 (1.83%) CRM
11 9 (1.83%) Asset Management
12 8 (1.63%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (1.42%) Network Monitoring
13 7 (1.42%) Service Delivery
13 7 (1.42%) Release Management
13 7 (1.42%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 38 (7.72%) SQL
2 11 (2.24%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.03%) Java
4 7 (1.42%) C#
5 6 (1.22%) C
5 6 (1.22%) PHP
6 4 (0.81%) Perl
6 4 (0.81%) VB
6 4 (0.81%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.61%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.61%) C++
8 2 (0.41%) Bourne shell
8 2 (0.41%) Korn
8 2 (0.41%) Ruby
8 2 (0.41%) Python
8 2 (0.41%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.41%) VBScript
9 1 (0.20%) JCL
9 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.20%) X++
Qualifications
1 96 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (18.70%) Security Cleared
3 69 (14.02%) SC Cleared
4 59 (11.99%) MCSE
5 34 (6.91%) MCP
6 33 (6.71%) Cisco Certification
6 33 (6.71%) DV Cleared
6 33 (6.71%) Degree
7 31 (6.30%) CCNA
8 24 (4.88%) MCITP
9 17 (3.46%) MCSA
10 15 (3.05%) MCTS
11 10 (2.03%) CCNP
12 7 (1.42%) HNC
13 5 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.81%) MCDST
14 4 (0.81%) A+ Certification
14 4 (0.81%) CCA
15 3 (0.61%) RHCSA
16 2 (0.41%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (12.60%) SLA
2 4 (0.81%) QA
3 3 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 187 (38.01%) Active Directory
2 42 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.86%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.24%) Terminal Services
5 10 (2.03%) NFS
6 9 (1.83%) vSphere
7 8 (1.63%) XenApp
8 5 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.81%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.61%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.41%) XenServer
11 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.41%) Snort
11 2 (0.41%) Squid
11 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.41%) Firmware
11 2 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.41%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 31 (6.30%) SCCM
2 14 (2.85%) SCOM
3 8 (1.63%) NetBackup
4 7 (1.42%) Nagios
5 6 (1.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.02%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.61%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (0.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.61%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.41%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.41%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.41%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.41%) Control-M
8 2 (0.41%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.41%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.41%) SCSM
Vendors
1 174 (35.37%) Microsoft
2 78 (15.85%) VMware
3 63 (12.80%) Citrix
4 59 (11.99%) HP
5 58 (11.79%) Cisco
6 23 (4.67%) Apple
7 18 (3.66%) Remedy
8 17 (3.46%) Red Hat
9 15 (3.05%) Symantec
10 11 (2.24%) Lotus
11 10 (2.03%) Altiris
11 10 (2.03%) McAfee
12 9 (1.83%) Oracle
13 7 (1.42%) NetApp
14 6 (1.22%) LANDesk
14 6 (1.22%) Veritas
14 6 (1.22%) IBM
14 6 (1.22%) EMC
15 5 (1.02%) Ericsson
15 5 (1.02%) Avaya
Berkshire
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: DOE
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Connectus
Rate: £14.12 - £17.46 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £208 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Egham, Surrey
Latcom Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £20 to £22 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ICS Solutions
Rate: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Woking
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £160 - £175 per day
Posted: 25 days ago