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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 66 67 52
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 278 251 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.77% 2.70% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.99% 2.93% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 119 85
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£220 £239 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.85% -13.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £130 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £206 £228
% change year-on-year
+0.60% -9.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 56 55
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.25 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £19.00 £22.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
9307 8562 8137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.58% 92.16% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5616 4783 4299
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
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 424 425 498
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.48 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.18% -5.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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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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 +9 88 £208 -34.12% 17
Hampshire +22 77 £263 +10.52% 13
Oxfordshire -12 41 £220 - 5
Surrey -11 27 £175 -22.22% 29
Buckinghamshire -2 15 £193 +48.07% 5
West Sussex -28 14 £205 +60.78% 6
Kent -10 6 £110 -72.50% 9
Middlesex +9 5 £265 +32.50%
East Sussex -7 3 £125 -44.33% 5
Isle of Wight - 2 £104 -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 304 (62.55%) Windows
2 198 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 197 (40.53%) Active Directory
4 127 (26.13%) Windows 7
5 109 (22.43%) VMware
6 87 (17.90%) ITIL
7 85 (17.49%) MS Exchange
8 81 (16.67%) MS Office
9 79 (16.26%) MS Excel
10 70 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 68 (13.99%) Security Cleared
12 66 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 62 (12.76%) Microsoft Certification
14 61 (12.55%) SQL
14 61 (12.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 58 (11.93%) Windows XP
16 54 (11.11%) Cisco
17 52 (10.70%) HP
18 50 (10.29%) SLA
19 48 (9.88%) Citrix
20 47 (9.67%) SC Cleared
21 44 (9.05%) DNS
21 44 (9.05%) Windows Server 2012
22 43 (8.85%) Firewall
23 42 (8.64%) Lync
23 42 (8.64%) Cisco Certification
24 40 (8.23%) Linux
25 38 (7.82%) DHCP
26 37 (7.61%) SQL Server
26 37 (7.61%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 85 (17.49%) MS Exchange
2 42 (8.64%) Lync
3 37 (7.61%) IIS
4 26 (5.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (3.91%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.03%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.82%) Apache
12 3 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.62%) nginx
13 2 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.21%) WordPress
14 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.21%) CMS
14 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 81 (16.67%) MS Office
2 79 (16.26%) MS Excel
3 18 (3.70%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) MS Project
5 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.21%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.94%) Office 365
2 16 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.23%) SaaS
5 2 (0.41%) IaaS
5 2 (0.41%) Yammer
6 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 44 (9.05%) DNS
2 43 (8.85%) Firewall
3 38 (7.82%) DHCP
4 36 (7.41%) LAN
5 30 (6.17%) TCP/IP
6 29 (5.97%) WAN
7 26 (5.35%) VPN
8 24 (4.94%) SAN
9 20 (4.12%) Internet
10 14 (2.88%) VoIP
10 14 (2.88%) Network Security
11 13 (2.67%) 3G
12 12 (2.47%) SSL
12 12 (2.47%) 4G
13 11 (2.26%) Radio Access Network
13 11 (2.26%) Unified Communications
13 11 (2.26%) Wireless
13 11 (2.26%) IPsec
13 11 (2.26%) 2G
13 11 (2.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.06%) MySQL
3 9 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.82%) MS Access
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.41%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.21%) DTS
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (1.23%) Talend Open Studio
2 3 (0.62%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.41%) MSI
3 2 (0.41%) Subversion
4 1 (0.21%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.21%) JIRA
4 1 (0.21%) ChangeMan
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.21%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (6.79%) Telecoms
2 11 (2.26%) Finance
3 8 (1.65%) Marketing
4 6 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.23%) Back Office
4 6 (1.23%) Retail
5 5 (1.03%) Banking
5 5 (1.03%) French Language
6 3 (0.62%) Military
7 2 (0.41%) German Language
7 2 (0.41%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.41%) Law
8 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.21%) Automotive
8 1 (0.21%) Advertising
8 1 (0.21%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.70%) .NET
2 13 (2.67%) CSS
3 12 (2.47%) HTML
4 10 (2.06%) XML
5 5 (1.03%) Middleware
5 5 (1.03%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.62%) SAML
6 3 (0.62%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.62%) WCF
7 2 (0.41%) jQuery
7 2 (0.41%) Web Services
7 2 (0.41%) ISPF
7 2 (0.41%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.41%) JSF
7 2 (0.41%) XSD
8 1 (0.21%) XMPP
8 1 (0.21%) SOAP
8 1 (0.21%) COM
8 1 (0.21%) COM+
8 1 (0.21%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.35%) Data Centre
2 23 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.50%) Replication
4 12 (2.47%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.26%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.26%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (2.06%) Clustering
7 9 (1.85%) NHS
8 7 (1.44%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.23%) Ontologies
9 6 (1.23%) Enterprise Cloud
10 5 (1.03%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.82%) PKI
12 3 (0.62%) iPhone
12 3 (0.62%) EPoS
12 3 (0.62%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.62%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.62%) PDA
12 3 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 304 (62.55%) Windows
2 127 (26.13%) Windows 7
3 70 (14.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (12.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 58 (11.93%) Windows XP
6 44 (9.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (8.23%) Linux
8 36 (7.41%) UNIX
9 29 (5.97%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.65%) Solaris
11 6 (1.23%) SUSE
11 6 (1.23%) Windows Vista
11 6 (1.23%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.82%) Android
13 4 (0.82%) Ubuntu
13 4 (0.82%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.62%) CentOS
14 3 (0.62%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.62%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (17.90%) ITIL
2 25 (5.14%) Change Management
3 19 (3.91%) Configuration Management
4 15 (3.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (3.09%) Service Delivery
5 14 (2.88%) Migration
6 12 (2.47%) Network Design
6 12 (2.47%) Problem Management
7 10 (2.06%) Project Management
7 10 (2.06%) ITIL V3
8 9 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (1.65%) Workflow
9 8 (1.65%) Incident Management
10 7 (1.44%) Software Distribution
10 7 (1.44%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (1.44%) Load Balancing
10 7 (1.44%) Software Delivery
11 6 (1.23%) Software Deployment
11 6 (1.23%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (1.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 61 (12.55%) SQL
2 26 (5.35%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.50%) Perl
4 11 (2.26%) C#
5 8 (1.65%) C++
5 8 (1.65%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.44%) JavaScript
7 6 (1.23%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.23%) Korn
8 5 (1.03%) VBScript
8 5 (1.03%) Java
8 5 (1.03%) VB.NET
9 4 (0.82%) C
10 3 (0.62%) VB
10 3 (0.62%) Python
10 3 (0.62%) PHP
11 2 (0.41%) REXX
11 2 (0.41%) JCL
11 2 (0.41%) X++
12 1 (0.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 68 (13.99%) Security Cleared
2 62 (12.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (9.67%) SC Cleared
4 42 (8.64%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (7.00%) CCNA
5 34 (7.00%) MCSE
6 29 (5.97%) CCNP
7 25 (5.14%) MCP
7 25 (5.14%) Degree
8 23 (4.73%) DV Cleared
9 18 (3.70%) MCSA
10 11 (2.26%) HND
10 11 (2.26%) A+ Certification
11 10 (2.06%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (1.65%) MCITP
13 5 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.62%) MCTS
15 2 (0.41%) CCIE
16 1 (0.21%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (10.29%) SLA
2 7 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.23%) QA
4 2 (0.41%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 197 (40.53%) Active Directory
2 66 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (6.79%) Hyper-V
4 30 (6.17%) vSphere
5 11 (2.26%) VMware ESX
6 9 (1.85%) XenApp
7 5 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.82%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (0.82%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.62%) NDS
10 2 (0.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 2 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.41%) Samba
10 2 (0.41%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.21%) vCloud
11 1 (0.21%) HDFS
11 1 (0.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 36 (7.41%) SCCM
2 30 (6.17%) SCOM
3 13 (2.67%) Backup Exec
4 9 (1.85%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (1.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (1.23%) OpenView
6 6 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (1.23%) OPNET
6 6 (1.23%) WSUS
6 6 (1.23%) HP Data Protector
6 6 (1.23%) Cacti
6 6 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (1.03%) Puppet
7 5 (1.03%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (0.82%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.82%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (0.62%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 198 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 109 (22.43%) VMware
3 54 (11.11%) Cisco
4 52 (10.70%) HP
5 48 (9.88%) Citrix
6 26 (5.35%) Symantec
7 19 (3.91%) Oracle
8 18 (3.70%) CheckPoint
9 17 (3.50%) Red Hat
10 12 (2.47%) Sophos
11 9 (1.85%) Apple
11 9 (1.85%) Dell
12 8 (1.65%) Remedy
12 8 (1.65%) Acronis
12 8 (1.65%) Lumension
13 7 (1.44%) F5
13 7 (1.44%) 3PAR
13 7 (1.44%) McAfee
14 6 (1.23%) Sybase
14 6 (1.23%) Nokia
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