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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 71 65 62
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 246 282 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.81% 2.87% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.99% 3.03% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 115 128
Median daily rate £275 £220 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £126 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £377 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £259 £208 £217
% change year-on-year
+24.69% -4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 67 62
Median hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £15.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +0.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.44 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.44 £28.88 £19.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.88% +5.13%
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
8225 9311 8784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.03% 94.88% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4978 5589 4859
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 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 436 426
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.47% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +14 112 £275 +32.53% 17
Surrey +18 40 £205 -3.52% 17
Hampshire -25 38 £300 +5.26% 18
Oxfordshire -24 22 £275 +25.00% 11
West Sussex +2 17 £370 +72.09% 2
Kent +10 7 £179 +62.78% 4
East Sussex +8 5 £200 +59.68% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 5 £220 -26.66% 2
Sussex - 3 £178 -
Isle of Wight +2 1 £135 +30.12%
Middlesex -3 1 £160 -39.62%
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 August 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.

1 294 (54.24%) Windows
2 190 (35.06%) Active Directory
3 172 (31.73%) Microsoft
4 164 (30.26%) Windows Server
5 124 (22.88%) VMware
6 100 (18.45%) DNS
7 99 (18.27%) ITIL
8 97 (17.90%) Security Cleared
9 95 (17.53%) MS Excel
10 89 (16.42%) Cisco
11 87 (16.05%) MS Office
12 84 (15.50%) Windows 7
13 76 (14.02%) SLA
14 74 (13.65%) SQL
15 73 (13.47%) Linux
16 67 (12.36%) SC Cleared
17 64 (11.81%) Java
18 63 (11.62%) Windows Server 2008
19 61 (11.25%) MS Exchange
20 60 (11.07%) Oracle
21 57 (10.52%) TCP/IP
22 54 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
23 51 (9.41%) DHCP
23 51 (9.41%) SharePoint
24 48 (8.86%) Firewall
25 47 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
26 46 (8.49%) Cisco Certification
27 44 (8.12%) PowerShell
27 44 (8.12%) Data Centre
28 42 (7.75%) Incident Management

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 61 (11.25%) MS Exchange
2 51 (9.41%) SharePoint
3 25 (4.61%) Skype for Business
4 24 (4.43%) IIS
5 23 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (2.95%) Apache
7 12 (2.21%) Tomcat
7 12 (2.21%) WordPress
8 11 (2.03%) IBM Notes
8 11 (2.03%) WebLogic
9 9 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (0.92%) CMS
11 5 (0.92%) Drupal
11 5 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.92%) Joomla!
12 4 (0.74%) Documentum
12 4 (0.74%) Live Communications Server
13 3 (0.55%) JBoss
Applications
1 95 (17.53%) MS Excel
2 87 (16.05%) MS Office
3 16 (2.95%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.74%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.18%) InDesign
6 1 (0.18%) MS Project
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.64%) Office 365
2 28 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.55%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.18%) IaaS
5 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (18.45%) DNS
2 57 (10.52%) TCP/IP
3 51 (9.41%) DHCP
4 48 (8.86%) Firewall
5 39 (7.20%) LDAP
5 39 (7.20%) SAN
5 39 (7.20%) VPN
6 38 (7.01%) Internet
7 31 (5.72%) WAN
8 30 (5.54%) LAN
9 29 (5.35%) Cisco Nexus
9 29 (5.35%) HTTP
10 25 (4.61%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (4.06%) Skype
12 20 (3.69%) Ethernet
12 20 (3.69%) IPv6
13 19 (3.51%) IPsec
14 17 (3.14%) Intranet
14 17 (3.14%) Software-Defined Networking
15 15 (2.77%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.58%) Relational Database
3 10 (1.85%) RDBMS
4 9 (1.66%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.29%) MS Access
7 6 (1.11%) MySQL
7 6 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.92%) EDRMS
9 4 (0.74%) Big Data
9 4 (0.74%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.37%) Datazen
11 2 (0.37%) MarkLogic
11 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.18%) GIS
12 1 (0.18%) Power BI
12 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (2.21%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.74%) JUnit
2 4 (0.74%) Subversion
2 4 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.37%) Ant
3 2 (0.37%) Burp Suite
3 2 (0.37%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.37%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.37%) GitLab
3 2 (0.37%) IntelliJ
3 2 (0.37%) Jasmine
3 2 (0.37%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.37%) Maven
3 2 (0.37%) Sinon.JS
3 2 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.37%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.37%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.18%) Fiddler
General
1 23 (4.24%) Back Office
1 23 (4.24%) Marketing
2 18 (3.32%) German Language
3 13 (2.40%) French Language
3 13 (2.40%) Spanish Language
4 11 (2.03%) Finance
5 10 (1.85%) Italian Language
5 10 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.66%) Front Office
7 6 (1.11%) Portuguese Language
8 5 (0.92%) Advertising
9 4 (0.74%) Korean Language
9 4 (0.74%) Local Government
10 3 (0.55%) Legal
11 2 (0.37%) Banking
12 1 (0.18%) Electronics
12 1 (0.18%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Law
12 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.18%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (7.38%) .NET
2 31 (5.72%) CSS
3 24 (4.43%) XML
4 20 (3.69%) Flash
5 16 (2.95%) ASP.NET
5 16 (2.95%) HTML
6 13 (2.40%) .NET Framework
7 11 (2.03%) Node.js
7 11 (2.03%) SAML
8 10 (1.85%) Web Services
9 9 (1.66%) Middleware
10 8 (1.48%) WebCenter
11 7 (1.29%) ADO.NET
11 7 (1.29%) J2EE
12 6 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (1.11%) DCOM
13 5 (0.92%) JDBC
13 5 (0.92%) MAPI
14 4 (0.74%) JSP
14 4 (0.74%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 44 (8.12%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.98%) Computer Science
3 24 (4.43%) Driving Licence
3 24 (4.43%) FlexPod
4 20 (3.69%) Blackberry
5 18 (3.32%) Statistics
6 17 (3.14%) Public Cloud
7 16 (2.95%) Clustering
8 14 (2.58%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.85%) e-Health
9 10 (1.85%) PKI
10 8 (1.48%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.48%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.29%) Enterprise Cloud
12 6 (1.11%) Replication
13 5 (0.92%) Cryptography
13 5 (0.92%) iPad
14 4 (0.74%) iPhone
14 4 (0.74%) Smart Meter
14 4 (0.74%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 294 (54.24%) Windows
2 164 (30.26%) Windows Server
3 84 (15.50%) Windows 7
4 73 (13.47%) Linux
5 63 (11.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (7.38%) Windows XP
7 39 (7.20%) Solaris
8 36 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (6.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (6.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (4.61%) Windows 8
11 24 (4.43%) Windows 10
12 23 (4.24%) Data ONTAP
12 23 (4.24%) Unix
13 9 (1.66%) Ubuntu
14 7 (1.29%) AIX
15 5 (0.92%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.74%) Android
16 4 (0.74%) Windows NT
16 4 (0.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (18.27%) ITIL
2 42 (7.75%) Change Management
2 42 (7.75%) Incident Management
3 30 (5.54%) Mentoring
4 28 (5.17%) Load Balancing
5 27 (4.98%) Performance Monitoring
6 24 (4.43%) Configuration Management
7 23 (4.24%) High Availability
7 23 (4.24%) Problem Management
8 22 (4.06%) Service Management
9 21 (3.87%) Capacity Management
9 21 (3.87%) Time Management
10 19 (3.51%) Service Delivery
11 17 (3.14%) Fault Management
11 17 (3.14%) Network Design
12 16 (2.95%) Functional Testing
13 15 (2.77%) Data Protection
13 15 (2.77%) Workflow
14 14 (2.58%) Presales
14 14 (2.58%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 74 (13.65%) SQL
2 64 (11.81%) Java
3 44 (8.12%) PowerShell
4 38 (7.01%) C#
5 31 (5.72%) JavaScript
6 27 (4.98%) C++
7 21 (3.87%) VB.NET
8 20 (3.69%) VBScript
9 19 (3.51%) VB
10 16 (2.95%) Perl
10 16 (2.95%) PHP
11 15 (2.77%) C
12 10 (1.85%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.11%) VB6
14 5 (0.92%) Python
15 4 (0.74%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.55%) Bash Shell
17 2 (0.37%) AWK
17 2 (0.37%) Korn
17 2 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 97 (17.90%) Security Cleared
2 67 (12.36%) SC Cleared
3 47 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (8.49%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (6.46%) CCNP
6 31 (5.72%) Degree
7 30 (5.54%) DV Cleared
7 30 (5.54%) MCSE
8 27 (4.98%) CCNA
9 19 (3.51%) MCSA
10 13 (2.40%) MCP
10 13 (2.40%) NCDA
11 12 (2.21%) MCSD
12 10 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (0.74%) MCITP
14 4 (0.74%) MCTS
14 4 (0.74%) RHCE
15 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (14.02%) SLA
2 12 (2.21%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.55%) QA
5 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.18%) FIPS 140-2
5 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 190 (35.06%) Active Directory
2 54 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (7.38%) Hyper-V
4 34 (6.27%) vSphere
5 17 (3.14%) ISA Server
6 10 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (1.48%) VMware ESX
8 7 (1.29%) XenApp
9 5 (0.92%) NFS
10 4 (0.74%) KVM
10 4 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.74%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.74%) vCloud
11 3 (0.55%) Docker
11 3 (0.55%) XenServer
12 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 37 (6.83%) SCCM
2 22 (4.06%) NetBackup
3 14 (2.58%) SCOM
3 14 (2.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 14 (2.58%) WSUS
4 11 (2.03%) Backup Exec
5 9 (1.66%) Netcool
5 9 (1.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 8 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (1.29%) Puppet
8 6 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.74%) Ansible
10 4 (0.74%) BMC Marimba
10 4 (0.74%) DameWare
10 4 (0.74%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.74%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 4 (0.74%) vRealize
11 3 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 172 (31.73%) Microsoft
2 124 (22.88%) VMware
3 89 (16.42%) Cisco
4 60 (11.07%) Oracle
5 41 (7.56%) HP
6 32 (5.90%) Citrix
6 32 (5.90%) NetApp
7 31 (5.72%) Red Hat
8 17 (3.14%) EMC
8 17 (3.14%) Fujitsu
9 15 (2.77%) IBM
10 13 (2.40%) Veritas
11 11 (2.03%) CheckPoint
11 11 (2.03%) Intel Security
11 11 (2.03%) Lotus
11 11 (2.03%) Symantec
12 10 (1.85%) CA
12 10 (1.85%) F5
13 9 (1.66%) Apple
13 9 (1.66%) Remedy
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