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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 89 60 57
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 213 248 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.17% 2.80% 3.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 3.07% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 85 86
Average daily rate
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£225 £260 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.46% +15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £123 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
- -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 65 87
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.20 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
8976 8090 6997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.58% 91.36% 91.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4813 4261 3314
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 467 595
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +1 90 £204 -25.81% 39
Hampshire -16 46 £231 -19.56% 12
Surrey -4 36 £200 +60.00% 19
Buckinghamshire -5 15 £275 -31.25% 7
Oxfordshire -24 13 £250 +127.27% 10
West Sussex -14 8 £320 +16.36% 6
Kent -15 2 £263 +38.15% 1
East Sussex -11 1 - - 2
Thames Valley - 1 - -
Home Counties - - - -
Sussex - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 323 (64.73%) Windows
2 195 (39.08%) Active Directory
3 173 (34.67%) Microsoft
4 119 (23.85%) Windows 7
5 107 (21.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 104 (20.84%) ITIL
7 96 (19.24%) MS Exchange
7 96 (19.24%) Security Cleared
8 92 (18.44%) MS Office
9 87 (17.43%) Microsoft Certification
10 84 (16.83%) VMware
11 81 (16.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 76 (15.23%) Windows XP
13 70 (14.03%) MS Excel
14 67 (13.43%) SC Cleared
15 64 (12.83%) SLA
16 59 (11.82%) HP
17 56 (11.22%) Cisco
18 55 (11.02%) Citrix
18 55 (11.02%) MCSE
19 53 (10.62%) Linux
20 51 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
21 46 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
22 45 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
23 43 (8.62%) LAN
24 42 (8.42%) TCP/IP
24 42 (8.42%) SQL
24 42 (8.42%) DV Cleared
25 40 (8.02%) WAN
26 38 (7.62%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 96 (19.24%) MS Exchange
2 45 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (6.01%) SharePoint
4 24 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 19 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 17 (3.41%) IIS
7 14 (2.81%) Lync
8 12 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (1.80%) Apache
11 7 (1.40%) Live Communications Server
12 6 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (1.00%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.00%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.60%) JBoss
14 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.60%) Documentum
15 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2000
15 2 (0.40%) Confluence
16 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 92 (18.44%) MS Office
2 70 (14.03%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.40%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.60%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (1.00%) assyst
2 2 (0.40%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.21%) Office 365
2 7 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.60%) SaaS
4 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.62%) LAN
2 42 (8.42%) TCP/IP
3 40 (8.02%) WAN
4 38 (7.62%) DNS
5 32 (6.41%) Firewall
6 29 (5.81%) VPN
7 28 (5.61%) VoIP
8 26 (5.21%) DHCP
9 21 (4.21%) Wireless
10 19 (3.81%) Internet
11 18 (3.61%) SAN
12 9 (1.80%) 3G
12 9 (1.80%) Broadband
12 9 (1.80%) OSPF
12 9 (1.80%) BGP
13 8 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
13 8 (1.60%) VLAN
13 8 (1.60%) Ethernet
13 8 (1.60%) HTTP
14 7 (1.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.80%) MySQL
3 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.20%) MS Access
5 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.40%) Gerrit
2 2 (0.40%) JIRA
2 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.20%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.20%) MSI
3 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
General
1 26 (5.21%) Finance
2 13 (2.61%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.40%) Back Office
4 5 (1.00%) Retail
5 4 (0.80%) Military
6 3 (0.60%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.60%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.60%) Publishing
7 2 (0.40%) Advertising
7 2 (0.40%) Marketing
7 2 (0.40%) French Language
7 2 (0.40%) German Language
7 2 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.20%) Automotive
8 1 (0.20%) Law
8 1 (0.20%) Front Office
8 1 (0.20%) Electronics
8 1 (0.20%) Japanese Language
8 1 (0.20%) Korean Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.00%) LAMP
2 9 (1.80%) HTML
3 8 (1.60%) .NET
4 6 (1.20%) XHTML
5 5 (1.00%) XMPP
6 4 (0.80%) XML
6 4 (0.80%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.40%) CSS
8 1 (0.20%) Flash
8 1 (0.20%) J2EE
8 1 (0.20%) ADO.NET
8 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.20%) Ajax
8 1 (0.20%) EDI
8 1 (0.20%) Middleware
8 1 (0.20%) OLE
8 1 (0.20%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.20%) WCF
8 1 (0.20%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.21%) Blackberry
2 25 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.40%) Clustering
4 10 (2.00%) NHS
5 8 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (1.20%) iPad
7 5 (1.00%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.00%) MPEG
7 5 (1.00%) Replication
8 4 (0.80%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.80%) iPhone
8 4 (0.80%) Wiki
8 4 (0.80%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.60%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.60%) CMDB
9 3 (0.60%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.60%) Smartphone
9 3 (0.60%) Statistics
10 2 (0.40%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 323 (64.73%) Windows
2 119 (23.85%) Windows 7
3 107 (21.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (16.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 76 (15.23%) Windows XP
6 53 (10.62%) Linux
7 51 (10.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (6.41%) Windows 8
9 24 (4.81%) UNIX
10 10 (2.00%) Mac OS X
11 9 (1.80%) CentOS
11 9 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.60%) Windows 2000
13 7 (1.40%) Windows Vista
13 7 (1.40%) Android
14 5 (1.00%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.60%) Debian
15 3 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (20.84%) ITIL
2 23 (4.61%) Service Management
3 21 (4.21%) Configuration Management
4 19 (3.81%) Incident Management
5 17 (3.41%) Migration
5 17 (3.41%) ITIL V3
6 15 (3.01%) Change Management
7 14 (2.81%) Network Management
8 13 (2.61%) Customer Engagement
9 12 (2.40%) CRM
10 11 (2.20%) Time Management
11 9 (1.80%) Release Management
11 9 (1.80%) Project Management
11 9 (1.80%) Problem Management
12 7 (1.40%) Service Delivery
13 6 (1.20%) Disaster Recovery
13 6 (1.20%) Network Design
13 6 (1.20%) High Availability
13 6 (1.20%) Capacity Management
13 6 (1.20%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 42 (8.42%) SQL
2 14 (2.81%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.80%) Java
4 7 (1.40%) PHP
5 6 (1.20%) C#
5 6 (1.20%) Perl
6 5 (1.00%) C
7 4 (0.80%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.80%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.60%) Python
8 3 (0.60%) VBScript
8 3 (0.60%) VB
9 2 (0.40%) C++
9 2 (0.40%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.20%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.20%) JCL
10 1 (0.20%) Ruby
10 1 (0.20%) Korn
10 1 (0.20%) X++
Qualifications
1 96 (19.24%) Security Cleared
2 87 (17.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 67 (13.43%) SC Cleared
4 55 (11.02%) MCSE
5 42 (8.42%) DV Cleared
6 35 (7.01%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (6.81%) MCP
8 33 (6.61%) CCNA
9 29 (5.81%) Degree
10 22 (4.41%) MCSA
11 21 (4.21%) MCITP
12 14 (2.81%) CCNP
13 12 (2.40%) MCTS
13 12 (2.40%) VCP4
14 8 (1.60%) A+ Certification
15 5 (1.00%) Network+ Certification
15 5 (1.00%) HNC
16 4 (0.80%) MCDST
17 3 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
17 3 (0.60%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (12.83%) SLA
2 4 (0.80%) QA
3 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 195 (39.08%) Active Directory
2 46 (9.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.81%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.81%) Terminal Services
5 9 (1.80%) vSphere
6 8 (1.60%) NFS
7 4 (0.80%) XenApp
7 4 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.80%) VMware Server
8 3 (0.60%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.40%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.40%) Firmware
9 2 (0.40%) Snort
9 2 (0.40%) Squid
9 2 (0.40%) XenServer
9 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 34 (6.81%) SCCM
2 22 (4.41%) SCOM
3 9 (1.80%) Nagios
4 7 (1.40%) HP Data Protector
5 6 (1.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (1.20%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.60%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.60%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.40%) Control-M
8 2 (0.40%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.40%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.40%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.40%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.40%) SCSM
9 1 (0.20%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 173 (34.67%) Microsoft
2 84 (16.83%) VMware
3 59 (11.82%) HP
4 56 (11.22%) Cisco
5 55 (11.02%) Citrix
6 23 (4.61%) Apple
7 18 (3.61%) Remedy
8 16 (3.21%) Red Hat
9 14 (2.81%) Symantec
10 12 (2.40%) McAfee
10 12 (2.40%) Oracle
11 9 (1.80%) NetApp
12 8 (1.60%) Altiris
13 7 (1.40%) Lotus
13 7 (1.40%) IBM
13 7 (1.40%) Dell
14 6 (1.20%) Juniper
14 6 (1.20%) LANDesk
15 5 (1.00%) F5
15 5 (1.00%) Ericsson
Camberley, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £9 - £14.5 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £20 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputAppoint
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
Church International
Rate: £400 per day all inclusive
Posted: 9 days ago
Isle of Wight
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
QA Limited
Rate: £307.12 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
QA Limited
Rate: £192.38 - £250.12 per week
Posted: 17 days ago
Southampton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago
Eastleigh
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £20 - £25 per hour
Posted: 26 days ago