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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
England / South East
Rank 101 57 74
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 146 255 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.00% 3.11% 2.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 3.30% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 136 91
Median daily rate £195 £275 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £140 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £195 £235 £225
% change year-on-year
-17.02% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 43 53
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £53.52 £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
6818 7725 8535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.35% 94.17% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3956 4555 4590
Median daily rate £401 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 341 410 415
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £54.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017. 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 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
Hampshire -5 43 £225 -8.16% 10
Berkshire -21 39 £275 -18.51% 18
Surrey -4 33 £155 -43.63% 11
Oxfordshire -3 13 £168 - 11
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £251 -13.36% 5
West Sussex -12 3 - - 3
Kent -16 2 £205 +97.59% 2
East Sussex +2 1 £325 +8.33% 3
Middlesex +1 1 £100 -37.50%
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 195 (54.47%) Windows
2 127 (35.47%) Active Directory
3 105 (29.33%) Microsoft
4 92 (25.70%) Windows 7
5 86 (24.02%) MS Office
6 76 (21.23%) Windows Server
7 70 (19.55%) VMware
8 57 (15.92%) TCP/IP
9 55 (15.36%) MS Exchange
10 53 (14.80%) DNS
11 52 (14.53%) ITIL
12 45 (12.57%) Security Cleared
12 45 (12.57%) SLA
13 44 (12.29%) Windows Server 2008
14 43 (12.01%) MS Excel
15 41 (11.45%) Cisco
16 39 (10.89%) Office 365
17 37 (10.34%) Windows 10
18 36 (10.06%) Incident Management
19 33 (9.22%) SC Cleared
19 33 (9.22%) SQL
20 32 (8.94%) DHCP
21 31 (8.66%) Linux
22 30 (8.38%) Oracle
22 30 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
23 29 (8.10%) Windows 8
23 29 (8.10%) Windows XP
23 29 (8.10%) Firewall
24 27 (7.54%) Internet
24 27 (7.54%) SCCM

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 55 (15.36%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (4.47%) WebLogic
4 14 (3.91%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.63%) Apache
6 10 (2.79%) IBM Notes
6 10 (2.79%) Tomcat
7 9 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.51%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (1.68%) IIS
9 3 (0.84%) Documentum
9 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.28%) CMS
11 1 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.28%) Smallworld
11 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 86 (24.02%) MS Office
2 43 (12.01%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.23%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (10.89%) Office 365
2 6 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.84%) SaaS
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.28%) IaaS
4 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (15.92%) TCP/IP
2 53 (14.80%) DNS
3 32 (8.94%) DHCP
4 29 (8.10%) Firewall
5 27 (7.54%) Internet
6 26 (7.26%) LAN
7 21 (5.87%) VPN
8 19 (5.31%) LDAP
9 17 (4.75%) WAN
10 12 (3.35%) SAN
11 11 (3.07%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (2.79%) BGP
12 10 (2.79%) VoIP
13 9 (2.51%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (2.51%) MPLS
13 9 (2.51%) Network Security
13 9 (2.51%) SNMP
14 8 (2.23%) NAS
14 8 (2.23%) SSL
15 7 (1.96%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.12%) MS Access
2 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database
2 4 (1.12%) RDBMS
2 4 (1.12%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.56%) DB2
4 1 (0.28%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.28%) GIS
4 1 (0.28%) MySQL
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.28%) Redis
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.28%) JIRA
2 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (5.31%) Telecoms
2 11 (3.07%) Back Office
3 7 (1.96%) Advertising
3 7 (1.96%) Front Office
4 6 (1.68%) Korean Language
5 5 (1.40%) Finance
6 4 (1.12%) Local Government
6 4 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.84%) Electronics
8 2 (0.56%) Banking
8 2 (0.56%) French Language
8 2 (0.56%) German Language
8 2 (0.56%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.56%) Marketing
8 2 (0.56%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.03%) Middleware
2 16 (4.47%) WebCenter
3 8 (2.23%) J2EE
4 5 (1.40%) .NET
4 5 (1.40%) Web Services
5 4 (1.12%) Flash
6 3 (0.84%) MAPI
6 3 (0.84%) Node.js
7 2 (0.56%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.56%) SOAP
8 1 (0.28%) CSS
8 1 (0.28%) ELK Stack
8 1 (0.28%) HTML
8 1 (0.28%) JSP
8 1 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.75%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.91%) Blackberry
3 12 (3.35%) Driving Licence
4 11 (3.07%) Statistics
5 8 (2.23%) Fat Client
5 8 (2.23%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.68%) Clustering
8 5 (1.40%) iPhone
9 4 (1.12%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.12%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (1.12%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.12%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.12%) VCE vBlock
10 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.84%) EPoS
10 3 (0.84%) FlexPod
10 3 (0.84%) STB
10 3 (0.84%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 195 (54.47%) Windows
2 92 (25.70%) Windows 7
3 76 (21.23%) Windows Server
4 44 (12.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (10.34%) Windows 10
6 31 (8.66%) Linux
7 29 (8.10%) Windows 8
7 29 (8.10%) Windows XP
8 26 (7.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (6.42%) Solaris
10 20 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (4.19%) Unix
12 8 (2.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.96%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.68%) Android
14 6 (1.68%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.40%) Windows Vista
16 4 (1.12%) AIX
16 4 (1.12%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.84%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (14.53%) ITIL
2 36 (10.06%) Incident Management
3 22 (6.15%) Change Management
4 19 (5.31%) Service Management
5 18 (5.03%) High Availability
6 17 (4.75%) Performance Monitoring
7 14 (3.91%) E-Commerce
7 14 (3.91%) Fault Management
8 13 (3.63%) Capacity Management
8 13 (3.63%) Migration
8 13 (3.63%) Problem Management
9 12 (3.35%) Configuration Management
10 9 (2.51%) Functional Testing
10 9 (2.51%) Network Management
10 9 (2.51%) Service Delivery
11 8 (2.23%) Project Management
11 8 (2.23%) Time Management
11 8 (2.23%) Validation
12 7 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (1.96%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.22%) SQL
2 23 (6.42%) Java
3 19 (5.31%) JavaScript
4 18 (5.03%) Perl
5 16 (4.47%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.40%) C#
6 5 (1.40%) C++
6 5 (1.40%) VB.NET
7 4 (1.12%) VBScript
8 3 (0.84%) C
9 2 (0.56%) Python
9 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.28%) VB
10 1 (0.28%) VB6
10 1 (0.28%) VC++
Qualifications
1 45 (12.57%) Security Cleared
2 33 (9.22%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (4.47%) CCNA
4 16 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (4.19%) CCNP
5 15 (4.19%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.23%) DBS Check
6 8 (2.23%) Degree
7 5 (1.40%) CCIP
7 5 (1.40%) MCSE
8 4 (1.12%) MCP
8 4 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.84%) CCIE
9 3 (0.84%) JNCIA
10 2 (0.56%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.56%) MCDST
10 2 (0.56%) MCSA
11 1 (0.28%) MCITP
11 1 (0.28%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (12.57%) SLA
2 4 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 127 (35.47%) Active Directory
2 30 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.51%) vSphere
4 8 (2.23%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.12%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.84%) XenApp
8 2 (0.56%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.28%) KVM
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.28%) vCloud
9 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.28%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (7.54%) SCCM
2 6 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (1.40%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.40%) NetBackup
3 5 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (1.40%) WSUS
4 4 (1.12%) Netcool
4 4 (1.12%) Puppet
4 4 (1.12%) Unicenter
5 3 (0.84%) SCOM
5 3 (0.84%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.56%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.28%) BMC Marimba
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.28%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.28%) DameWare
7 1 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.28%) OpenView
Vendors
1 105 (29.33%) Microsoft
2 70 (19.55%) VMware
3 41 (11.45%) Cisco
4 30 (8.38%) Oracle
5 24 (6.70%) HP
6 20 (5.59%) Citrix
7 15 (4.19%) Apple
8 12 (3.35%) Remedy
9 11 (3.07%) EMC
9 11 (3.07%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.79%) Lotus
11 9 (2.51%) F5
12 8 (2.23%) Juniper
13 6 (1.68%) Dell
13 6 (1.68%) NetApp
13 6 (1.68%) Veritas
14 5 (1.40%) Intel Security
14 5 (1.40%) Nortel
14 5 (1.40%) SAP
14 5 (1.40%) ServiceNow
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