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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 88 67 62
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 192 234 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.10% 2.61% 2.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 2.82% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 89 80
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£206 £250 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £125 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £391 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £210 £238
% change year-on-year
-2.38% -11.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 53 74
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.60 £12.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £21.00 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.88%
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
8465 8291 7699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.45% 92.53% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4905 4528 3914
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 416 580
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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
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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 -6 55 £199 -36.40% 26
Hampshire -13 43 £278 +56.33% 18
Surrey +8 26 £275 +17.02% 20
Oxfordshire -20 22 £165 -22.80% 4
Buckinghamshire -2 15 £300 +114.28% 3
West Sussex -27 9 £295 +84.37% 4
East Sussex -9 8 £125 -44.33% 5
Kent -10 6 £88 -75.00% 9
Middlesex +7 4 £265 -18.46% 1
Isle of Wight - 2 £104 -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 299 (65.43%) Windows
2 195 (42.67%) Active Directory
3 191 (41.79%) Microsoft
4 117 (25.60%) Windows 7
5 107 (23.41%) ITIL
6 96 (21.01%) MS Office
7 86 (18.82%) VMware
8 81 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 76 (16.63%) MS Excel
9 76 (16.63%) MS Exchange
10 75 (16.41%) Microsoft Certification
10 75 (16.41%) Security Cleared
11 70 (15.32%) Windows XP
12 62 (13.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 50 (10.94%) SLA
14 49 (10.72%) HP
15 48 (10.50%) SQL
16 44 (9.63%) SC Cleared
16 44 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
17 43 (9.41%) MCSE
18 42 (9.19%) Cisco
19 40 (8.75%) Linux
19 40 (8.75%) DV Cleared
19 40 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
20 38 (8.32%) SCCM
21 35 (7.66%) SCOM
21 35 (7.66%) TCP/IP
21 35 (7.66%) Cisco Certification
22 34 (7.44%) MCP
23 33 (7.22%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 76 (16.63%) MS Exchange
2 33 (7.22%) Lync
2 33 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (6.56%) IIS
4 19 (4.16%) SharePoint
5 16 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 16 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (2.19%) Apache
7 9 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.09%) WebLogic
8 5 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.66%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.44%) Documentum
10 2 (0.44%) JBoss
10 2 (0.44%) CMS
10 2 (0.44%) Live Communications Server
10 2 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.44%) nginx
10 2 (0.44%) Confluence
Applications
1 96 (21.01%) MS Office
2 76 (16.63%) MS Excel
3 19 (4.16%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.66%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.66%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.44%) assyst
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.22%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.72%) Office 365
2 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.75%) SaaS
4 2 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.44%) Yammer
5 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.66%) TCP/IP
2 33 (7.22%) DNS
3 30 (6.56%) LAN
4 28 (6.13%) DHCP
5 27 (5.91%) Firewall
6 22 (4.81%) VoIP
7 21 (4.60%) VPN
8 20 (4.38%) SAN
9 19 (4.16%) WAN
10 16 (3.50%) Internet
10 16 (3.50%) Network Security
11 14 (3.06%) HTTP
12 10 (2.19%) 3G
13 9 (1.97%) Wireless
14 8 (1.75%) Unified Communications
15 7 (1.53%) NAS
15 7 (1.53%) 4G
16 6 (1.31%) iSCSI
16 6 (1.31%) 2G
16 6 (1.31%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.97%) MySQL
3 7 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.88%) MS Access
6 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.44%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.22%) DTS
8 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (0.66%) JIRA
1 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.44%) Gerrit
2 2 (0.44%) MSI
2 2 (0.44%) Subversion
3 1 (0.22%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.22%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.22%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
General
1 27 (5.91%) Telecoms
2 17 (3.72%) Finance
3 7 (1.53%) Back Office
4 4 (0.88%) Retail
4 4 (0.88%) Manufacturing
5 3 (0.66%) Multimedia
5 3 (0.66%) Marketing
5 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.44%) Law
6 2 (0.44%) Banking
7 1 (0.22%) Advertising
7 1 (0.22%) Front Office
7 1 (0.22%) Electronics
7 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.22%) Automotive
7 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.22%) French Language
7 1 (0.22%) German Language
7 1 (0.22%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.22%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.94%) HTML
2 9 (1.97%) XML
3 7 (1.53%) .NET
4 6 (1.31%) XHTML
5 5 (1.09%) CSS
5 5 (1.09%) LAMP
5 5 (1.09%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.88%) Middleware
7 3 (0.66%) SAML
8 2 (0.44%) Web Services
8 2 (0.44%) ISPF
8 2 (0.44%) jQuery
9 1 (0.22%) YAML
9 1 (0.22%) RESTful
9 1 (0.22%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.22%) OLE
9 1 (0.22%) SOAP
9 1 (0.22%) EDI
9 1 (0.22%) J2EE
9 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
1 25 (5.47%) Data Centre
2 13 (2.84%) NHS
2 13 (2.84%) Management Information System
3 12 (2.63%) Blackberry
3 12 (2.63%) Replication
4 11 (2.41%) Clustering
5 7 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.09%) iPhone
7 4 (0.88%) PKI
8 3 (0.66%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.66%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.66%) iPad
8 3 (0.66%) BYOD
9 2 (0.44%) Video on Demand
9 2 (0.44%) Wiki
9 2 (0.44%) PDA
9 2 (0.44%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.44%) GIS
9 2 (0.44%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 299 (65.43%) Windows
2 117 (25.60%) Windows 7
3 81 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 70 (15.32%) Windows XP
5 62 (13.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (8.75%) Linux
6 40 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (6.35%) Windows 8
8 25 (5.47%) UNIX
9 8 (1.75%) Mac OS X
10 6 (1.31%) SUSE
10 6 (1.31%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.31%) CentOS
10 6 (1.31%) Android
11 5 (1.09%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.88%) Solaris
12 4 (0.88%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.66%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.66%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (23.41%) ITIL
2 25 (5.47%) Configuration Management
3 23 (5.03%) Change Management
4 17 (3.72%) Migration
4 17 (3.72%) ITIL V3
5 16 (3.50%) Problem Management
5 16 (3.50%) Service Delivery
6 14 (3.06%) CRM
6 14 (3.06%) Network Design
7 11 (2.41%) Service Management
8 9 (1.97%) Incident Management
8 9 (1.97%) Patch Management
9 8 (1.75%) Network Management
10 6 (1.31%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (1.31%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (1.31%) Software Distribution
10 6 (1.31%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (1.31%) Security Management
10 6 (1.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (1.31%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 48 (10.50%) SQL
2 18 (3.94%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.84%) Perl
4 10 (2.19%) Java
4 10 (2.19%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.53%) C#
6 6 (1.31%) PHP
6 6 (1.31%) VB.NET
6 6 (1.31%) Shell Script
7 5 (1.09%) VBScript
8 4 (0.88%) Python
8 4 (0.88%) C++
9 2 (0.44%) REXX
9 2 (0.44%) VB
9 2 (0.44%) JCL
9 2 (0.44%) Ruby
10 1 (0.22%) Groovy
10 1 (0.22%) VB6
10 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (16.41%) Microsoft Certification
1 75 (16.41%) Security Cleared
2 44 (9.63%) SC Cleared
3 43 (9.41%) MCSE
4 40 (8.75%) DV Cleared
5 35 (7.66%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (7.44%) MCP
7 33 (7.22%) CCNA
8 25 (5.47%) CCNP
9 23 (5.03%) MCSA
10 19 (4.16%) Degree
11 16 (3.50%) A+ Certification
12 14 (3.06%) Network+ Certification
13 10 (2.19%) MCITP
14 7 (1.53%) HND
15 5 (1.09%) MCTS
15 5 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.44%) MCDST
16 2 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 2 (0.44%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (10.94%) SLA
2 6 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.66%) QA
4 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 195 (42.67%) Active Directory
2 44 (9.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (6.35%) vSphere
4 28 (6.13%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.75%) Terminal Services
5 8 (1.75%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.66%) NFS
6 3 (0.66%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.44%) Samba
7 2 (0.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (0.44%) XenApp
7 2 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.22%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.22%) NDS
8 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.22%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 38 (8.32%) SCCM
2 35 (7.66%) SCOM
3 8 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
4 7 (1.53%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.31%) Nagios
5 6 (1.31%) WSUS
5 6 (1.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (1.09%) Puppet
6 5 (1.09%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.88%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.66%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.44%) Hyperic
9 2 (0.44%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (0.44%) Plesk
9 2 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.44%) cPanel
9 2 (0.44%) Webmin
9 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.44%) Cacti
Vendors
1 191 (41.79%) Microsoft
2 86 (18.82%) VMware
3 49 (10.72%) HP
4 42 (9.19%) Cisco
5 33 (7.22%) Citrix
6 21 (4.60%) Symantec
7 14 (3.06%) Oracle
8 12 (2.63%) Dell
9 11 (2.41%) Red Hat
10 9 (1.97%) Sophos
10 9 (1.97%) Juniper
11 8 (1.75%) Apple
11 8 (1.75%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.75%) McAfee
12 6 (1.31%) Remedy
12 6 (1.31%) IBM
13 5 (1.09%) EMC
13 5 (1.09%) NetApp
13 5 (1.09%) Veritas
13 5 (1.09%) LANDesk
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