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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 58 89 63
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 279 219 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 3.13% 2.32% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 2.45% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 74 99
Median daily rate £300 £250 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £396 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £215 £213
% change year-on-year
+27.90% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 66 59
Median hourly rate £15.79 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.80% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £28.13 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.13 £16.60 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.86% +7.09%
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
8452 8952 8679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.71% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5032 5120 4704
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 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 429 449
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.47% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +43 146 £345 +86.48% 19
Surrey +5 48 £225 -18.18% 19
Hampshire +1 37 £331 +19.27% 14
Oxfordshire +9 23 £171 +8.73% 6
West Sussex -22 9 £371 +25.84% 4
East Sussex +12 8 £345 +175.44% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £263 -30.64% 4
Kent +4 4 £307 +241.11% 4
Middlesex -8 1 £180 -32.07%
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 352 (57.42%) Windows
2 225 (36.70%) Active Directory
3 208 (33.93%) Windows Server
4 203 (33.12%) Microsoft
5 172 (28.06%) VMware
6 110 (17.94%) Cisco
6 110 (17.94%) ITIL
7 107 (17.46%) Security Cleared
8 106 (17.29%) Linux
9 98 (15.99%) SLA
10 97 (15.82%) MS Excel
10 97 (15.82%) MS Office
11 96 (15.66%) DNS
12 93 (15.17%) Windows 7
13 90 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
14 82 (13.38%) SQL
14 82 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 74 (12.07%) SC Cleared
16 73 (11.91%) Windows Server 2012
17 70 (11.42%) Windows Server 2003
18 69 (11.26%) Data Centre
19 66 (10.77%) Oracle
19 66 (10.77%) MS Exchange
20 65 (10.60%) Microsoft Certification
21 63 (10.28%) TCP/IP
21 63 (10.28%) Firewall
22 59 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
23 57 (9.30%) Java
24 56 (9.14%) vSphere
25 53 (8.65%) DHCP

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 66 (10.77%) MS Exchange
2 45 (7.34%) SharePoint
3 30 (4.89%) IIS
4 28 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (3.59%) Apache
6 14 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (2.28%) WordPress
7 13 (2.12%) Skype for Business
7 13 (2.12%) Tomcat
8 12 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.79%) IBM Notes
9 11 (1.79%) JBoss
9 11 (1.79%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.98%) nginx
11 6 (0.98%) OpenStack
11 6 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.82%) Joomla!
12 5 (0.82%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 97 (15.82%) MS Excel
1 97 (15.82%) MS Office
2 9 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.98%) Acrobat
4 5 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 36 (5.87%) Office 365
2 30 (4.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.49%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.33%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (15.66%) DNS
2 63 (10.28%) Firewall
2 63 (10.28%) TCP/IP
3 53 (8.65%) DHCP
3 53 (8.65%) SAN
4 46 (7.50%) LAN
5 41 (6.69%) WAN
6 40 (6.53%) HTTP
6 40 (6.53%) LDAP
7 37 (6.04%) VPN
8 35 (5.71%) Internet
9 27 (4.40%) Cisco ASA
9 27 (4.40%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (3.75%) SSL
11 21 (3.43%) IPsec
12 19 (3.10%) Ethernet
12 19 (3.10%) IPv6
12 19 (3.10%) Wireless
13 18 (2.94%) Intranet
13 18 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.61%) Oracle Database
3 12 (1.96%) MySQL
4 11 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.14%) Big Data
6 7 (1.14%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.14%) MS Access
6 7 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (0.98%) EDRMS
7 6 (0.98%) RDBMS
7 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.65%) Datazen
8 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.33%) MarkLogic
9 2 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.16%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 14 (2.28%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.82%) Subversion
2 5 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.65%) JUnit
4 3 (0.49%) Fiddler
4 3 (0.49%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.49%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.33%) Ant
5 2 (0.33%) Burp Suite
5 2 (0.33%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.33%) GitLab
5 2 (0.33%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.33%) Jasmine
5 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.33%) Maven
5 2 (0.33%) Sinon.JS
5 2 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.33%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (3.75%) Marketing
2 22 (3.59%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.10%) Back Office
4 18 (2.94%) German Language
5 13 (2.12%) Finance
6 12 (1.96%) French Language
7 11 (1.79%) Spanish Language
8 7 (1.14%) Front Office
8 7 (1.14%) Italian Language
9 6 (0.98%) Portuguese Language
9 6 (0.98%) Retail
10 4 (0.65%) Advertising
10 4 (0.65%) Local Government
11 3 (0.49%) Legal
12 2 (0.33%) Banking
12 2 (0.33%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Korean Language
13 1 (0.16%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Law
13 1 (0.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (6.53%) .NET
2 33 (5.38%) CSS
3 28 (4.57%) XML
4 18 (2.94%) HTML
5 16 (2.61%) Flash
6 15 (2.45%) .NET Framework
6 15 (2.45%) ASP.NET
6 15 (2.45%) SAML
7 12 (1.96%) Web Services
8 11 (1.79%) ADO.NET
9 10 (1.63%) LAMP
10 7 (1.14%) Node.js
11 6 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (0.98%) DCOM
11 6 (0.98%) LEMP Stack
11 6 (0.98%) MCollective
12 5 (0.82%) JDBC
12 5 (0.82%) ODBC
12 5 (0.82%) XML Schema
13 4 (0.65%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 69 (11.26%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.55%) Driving Licence
3 30 (4.89%) Computer Science
4 23 (3.75%) FlexPod
5 18 (2.94%) Blackberry
5 18 (2.94%) Clustering
5 18 (2.94%) Public Cloud
6 16 (2.61%) PKI
7 13 (2.12%) Statistics
8 11 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (1.79%) e-Health
8 11 (1.79%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.63%) Replication
10 7 (1.14%) Cryptography
10 7 (1.14%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.14%) Thin Client
11 6 (0.98%) Enterprise Cloud
12 5 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.82%) NHS
12 5 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 352 (57.42%) Windows
2 208 (33.93%) Windows Server
3 106 (17.29%) Linux
4 93 (15.17%) Windows 7
5 90 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 73 (11.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (11.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 49 (7.99%) Windows XP
9 44 (7.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 38 (6.20%) Unix
11 35 (5.71%) Solaris
12 22 (3.59%) Data ONTAP
12 22 (3.59%) Windows 8
13 18 (2.94%) Windows 10
14 12 (1.96%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.14%) AIX
16 6 (0.98%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.82%) Android
18 4 (0.65%) Windows 2000
18 4 (0.65%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (17.94%) ITIL
2 51 (8.32%) Incident Management
3 43 (7.01%) Change Management
4 33 (5.38%) Mentoring
5 31 (5.06%) Configuration Management
6 29 (4.73%) Problem Management
7 28 (4.57%) Load Balancing
8 27 (4.40%) Service Management
9 25 (4.08%) Performance Monitoring
10 24 (3.92%) High Availability
11 22 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
12 21 (3.43%) Service Delivery
12 21 (3.43%) Time Management
13 20 (3.26%) Capacity Management
14 17 (2.77%) Network Design
15 15 (2.45%) Business Intelligence
15 15 (2.45%) Fault Management
15 15 (2.45%) Presales
15 15 (2.45%) Workflow
16 14 (2.28%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 82 (13.38%) SQL
2 57 (9.30%) Java
3 42 (6.85%) PowerShell
4 37 (6.04%) C#
5 23 (3.75%) C++
6 22 (3.59%) JavaScript
6 22 (3.59%) Python
7 20 (3.26%) VB
8 18 (2.94%) C
8 18 (2.94%) PHP
8 18 (2.94%) VB.NET
9 16 (2.61%) Perl
9 16 (2.61%) VBScript
10 15 (2.45%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.31%) Ruby
12 7 (1.14%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.98%) AWK
13 6 (0.98%) Bash Shell
13 6 (0.98%) sed
13 6 (0.98%) VB6
Qualifications
1 107 (17.46%) Security Cleared
2 74 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 65 (10.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 59 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
5 47 (7.67%) MCSE
6 37 (6.04%) CCNA
6 37 (6.04%) CCNP
7 35 (5.71%) Degree
8 29 (4.73%) DV Cleared
9 26 (4.24%) MCSA
10 14 (2.28%) MCP
11 13 (2.12%) MCITP
11 13 (2.12%) MCSD
11 13 (2.12%) NCDA
12 10 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (1.31%) MCTS
14 7 (1.14%) DBS Check
15 6 (0.98%) MCDST
15 6 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (15.99%) SLA
2 12 (1.96%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.49%) QA
5 2 (0.33%) FIPS 140-2
5 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 225 (36.70%) Active Directory
2 82 (13.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (9.14%) vSphere
4 48 (7.83%) Hyper-V
5 30 (4.89%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (3.10%) VMware ESX
7 15 (2.45%) ISA Server
7 15 (2.45%) XenApp
8 11 (1.79%) XenServer
9 9 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (1.47%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.98%) NFS
10 6 (0.98%) qmail
10 6 (0.98%) Squid
11 5 (0.82%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.49%) Docker
13 2 (0.33%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.33%) KVM
13 2 (0.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 43 (7.01%) SCCM
2 27 (4.40%) NetBackup
3 23 (3.75%) WSUS
4 20 (3.26%) Backup Exec
5 16 (2.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 14 (2.28%) SCOM
7 13 (2.12%) Puppet
8 11 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
8 11 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 10 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 9 (1.47%) Nagios
10 9 (1.47%) Netcool
11 7 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (1.14%) ZABBIX
12 6 (0.98%) Cacti
12 6 (0.98%) collectd
12 6 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
12 6 (0.98%) Ganglia
12 6 (0.98%) Graphite
12 6 (0.98%) logstash
Vendors
1 203 (33.12%) Microsoft
2 172 (28.06%) VMware
3 110 (17.94%) Cisco
4 66 (10.77%) Oracle
5 50 (8.16%) HP
6 40 (6.53%) Red Hat
7 38 (6.20%) Citrix
8 33 (5.38%) NetApp
9 27 (4.40%) Remedy
10 23 (3.75%) Intel Security
11 22 (3.59%) EMC
11 22 (3.59%) F5
12 19 (3.10%) IBM
13 13 (2.12%) Fujitsu
13 13 (2.12%) Juniper
13 13 (2.12%) Symantec
13 13 (2.12%) Veritas
14 12 (1.96%) Sybase
15 11 (1.79%) CheckPoint
16 10 (1.63%) CA
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