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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 82 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 208 234 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.29% 2.64% 2.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 2.88% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 86 84
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £115 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £389 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £208 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -17.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 38 74
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.13 £15.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% +1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £13.35 £12.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.20
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +3.61%
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
8335 8132 7451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.90% 91.80% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4723 4464 3796
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 420 580
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.09 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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 1 June 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 -7 64 £275 -11.29% 40
Hampshire -1 43 £240 +81.13% 28
Surrey +14 34 £275 +61.76% 24
Buckinghamshire -3 20 £250 -16.66% 14
Oxfordshire -18 20 £173 +38.00% 15
West Sussex -27 11 £295 +84.37%
Kent 0 7 £190 -30.90% 8
East Sussex -10 7 £225 +95.65% 7
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 June 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.

1 273 (63.93%) Windows
2 175 (40.98%) Active Directory
3 171 (40.05%) Microsoft
4 104 (24.36%) ITIL
5 99 (23.19%) Windows 7
6 81 (18.97%) MS Office
7 77 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 76 (17.80%) VMware
9 75 (17.56%) Security Cleared
10 74 (17.33%) MS Exchange
11 69 (16.16%) Microsoft Certification
12 66 (15.46%) MS Excel
13 63 (14.75%) Windows XP
14 60 (14.05%) Windows Server 2003
15 51 (11.94%) SLA
16 48 (11.24%) HP
16 48 (11.24%) SC Cleared
17 45 (10.54%) Cisco
18 43 (10.07%) SQL
19 40 (9.37%) DV Cleared
20 39 (9.13%) Windows Server 2012
21 38 (8.90%) Linux
21 38 (8.90%) Cisco Certification
22 37 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
23 36 (8.43%) LAN
23 36 (8.43%) MCSE
24 35 (8.20%) SQL Server
24 35 (8.20%) CCNA
25 34 (7.96%) SCOM
25 34 (7.96%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 74 (17.33%) MS Exchange
2 33 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (6.79%) IIS
4 27 (6.32%) Lync
5 19 (4.45%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.58%) Apache
7 9 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.41%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (0.94%) Live Communications Server
10 4 (0.94%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.94%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.70%) JBoss
11 3 (0.70%) Documentum
12 2 (0.47%) nginx
12 2 (0.47%) Confluence
12 2 (0.47%) CMS
Applications
1 81 (18.97%) MS Office
2 66 (15.46%) MS Excel
3 16 (3.75%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.70%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) assyst
2 2 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.23%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.23%) Agresso
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.51%) Office 365
2 9 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.17%) SaaS
4 1 (0.23%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.43%) LAN
2 34 (7.96%) TCP/IP
2 34 (7.96%) DNS
3 30 (7.03%) Firewall
4 27 (6.32%) VoIP
5 25 (5.85%) VPN
6 24 (5.62%) WAN
6 24 (5.62%) DHCP
7 21 (4.92%) SAN
8 17 (3.98%) Network Security
9 15 (3.51%) Internet
10 11 (2.58%) Wireless
10 11 (2.58%) HTTP
11 9 (2.11%) 3G
12 8 (1.87%) 4G
13 7 (1.64%) SSL
13 7 (1.64%) Broadband
13 7 (1.64%) NAS
13 7 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (1.41%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.11%) MySQL
3 7 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.94%) MS Access
6 3 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.23%) DTS
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.70%) JIRA
1 3 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.47%) Gerrit
2 2 (0.47%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.47%) MSI
3 1 (0.23%) ChangeMan
3 1 (0.23%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.23%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.23%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 25 (5.85%) Telecoms
2 21 (4.92%) Finance
3 8 (1.87%) Back Office
4 6 (1.41%) Retail
5 4 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.70%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.70%) Marketing
6 3 (0.70%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.23%) Automotive
7 1 (0.23%) Advertising
7 1 (0.23%) Publishing
7 1 (0.23%) Front Office
7 1 (0.23%) Electronics
7 1 (0.23%) Japanese Language
7 1 (0.23%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.51%) HTML
2 9 (2.11%) XML
3 8 (1.87%) .NET
4 6 (1.41%) XHTML
4 6 (1.41%) LAMP
5 5 (1.17%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.94%) CSS
7 3 (0.70%) Middleware
7 3 (0.70%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.47%) J2EE
9 1 (0.23%) OLE
9 1 (0.23%) COM+
9 1 (0.23%) Web Services
9 1 (0.23%) EDI
9 1 (0.23%) ISPF
9 1 (0.23%) jQuery
9 1 (0.23%) XMPP
9 1 (0.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
1 27 (6.32%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.28%) NHS
3 10 (2.34%) Management Information System
3 10 (2.34%) Replication
3 10 (2.34%) Clustering
4 9 (2.11%) Blackberry
5 7 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.41%) PKI
7 4 (0.94%) iPhone
7 4 (0.94%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.70%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.70%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.47%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.47%) Wiki
9 2 (0.47%) PDA
9 2 (0.47%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.47%) EPoS
9 2 (0.47%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.47%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 273 (63.93%) Windows
2 99 (23.19%) Windows 7
3 77 (18.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (14.75%) Windows XP
5 60 (14.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (9.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (8.90%) Linux
8 25 (5.85%) Windows 8
9 23 (5.39%) UNIX
10 7 (1.64%) Mac OS X
10 7 (1.64%) CentOS
11 6 (1.41%) Android
11 6 (1.41%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.41%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.94%) Solaris
12 4 (0.94%) SUSE
13 3 (0.70%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.47%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (24.36%) ITIL
2 24 (5.62%) Configuration Management
3 23 (5.39%) Change Management
4 18 (4.22%) ITIL V3
5 15 (3.51%) Service Management
5 15 (3.51%) Problem Management
6 14 (3.28%) Network Design
6 14 (3.28%) CRM
6 14 (3.28%) Migration
7 12 (2.81%) Service Delivery
8 11 (2.58%) Network Management
9 10 (2.34%) Incident Management
10 9 (2.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (1.87%) Customer Engagement
11 8 (1.87%) Security Management
12 7 (1.64%) ERP
12 7 (1.64%) Patch Management
13 6 (1.41%) Server Building
13 6 (1.41%) Software Delivery
13 6 (1.41%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 43 (10.07%) SQL
2 18 (4.22%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.34%) Perl
4 9 (2.11%) Java
4 9 (2.11%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.64%) VB.NET
5 7 (1.64%) C#
6 5 (1.17%) PHP
6 5 (1.17%) VBScript
7 4 (0.94%) C++
8 3 (0.70%) Python
9 2 (0.47%) VB
9 2 (0.47%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.47%) JCL
10 1 (0.23%) REXX
10 1 (0.23%) C
10 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.23%) X++
10 1 (0.23%) Groovy
10 1 (0.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 75 (17.56%) Security Cleared
2 69 (16.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (11.24%) SC Cleared
4 40 (9.37%) DV Cleared
5 38 (8.90%) Cisco Certification
6 36 (8.43%) MCSE
7 35 (8.20%) CCNA
8 31 (7.26%) MCP
9 28 (6.56%) CCNP
10 23 (5.39%) MCSA
11 22 (5.15%) Degree
12 17 (3.98%) A+ Certification
13 14 (3.28%) Network+ Certification
14 10 (2.34%) MCITP
15 8 (1.87%) MCTS
16 6 (1.41%) HND
17 2 (0.47%) JNCIA
17 2 (0.47%) MCDST
17 2 (0.47%) HNC
17 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (11.94%) SLA
2 5 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 175 (40.98%) Active Directory
2 37 (8.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.09%) Hyper-V
4 25 (5.85%) vSphere
5 11 (2.58%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.17%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.70%) NFS
8 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.47%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 2 (0.47%) Samba
9 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.23%) HDFS
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.23%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.23%) Firmware
9 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.23%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 34 (7.96%) SCOM
2 30 (7.03%) SCCM
3 9 (2.11%) HP Data Protector
4 6 (1.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (1.41%) WSUS
4 6 (1.41%) Nagios
5 5 (1.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (1.17%) SCVMM
6 4 (0.94%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.94%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.70%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.47%) Puppet
8 2 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.47%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.47%) Plesk
8 2 (0.47%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.47%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.47%) cPanel
Vendors
1 171 (40.05%) Microsoft
2 76 (17.80%) VMware
3 48 (11.24%) HP
4 45 (10.54%) Cisco
5 28 (6.56%) Citrix
6 16 (3.75%) Symantec
7 11 (2.58%) Oracle
8 10 (2.34%) Apple
8 10 (2.34%) Red Hat
8 10 (2.34%) McAfee
9 9 (2.11%) CheckPoint
10 8 (1.87%) Juniper
11 7 (1.64%) Dell
11 7 (1.64%) F5
12 6 (1.41%) Fortinet
12 6 (1.41%) Lotus
12 6 (1.41%) Sophos
12 6 (1.41%) Remedy
13 5 (1.17%) Veritas
13 5 (1.17%) Avaya
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £25 - £31.25 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Tadley, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £16.00 - £30.00 per hour + n/a
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £12.00 - £15.00 per hour + mileage
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £12.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Atech Support
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day 6-12 month contract with the opportunity to
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
X4 Group
Rate: £20 per hour + Flex
Posted: 5 days ago
Alton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Interquest - IQ Tech
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Posted: 18 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Oxford
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £170 - £200 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 21 days ago
Oxford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £15.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago