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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 61 48 76
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 251 327 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.70% 3.74% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.94% 4.03% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 111 49
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£275 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £125 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £225 £249
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 63 45
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.70 £25.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
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
8534 8116 9138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.96% 92.91% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4759 4311 4248
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 505 599
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -39 74 £300 -20.00% 40
Hampshire -10 49 £241 -5.49% 13
Surrey -3 38 £225 - 18
Oxfordshire +18 30 £220 - 8
West Sussex +16 23 £128 -8.92% 3
Kent -1 16 £400 +166.66% 5
Buckinghamshire -2 13 £130 -23.52% 8
East Sussex -12 6 £150 -40.11% 1
Middlesex -1 1 £200 +25.00%
Home Counties - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 299 (61.27%) Windows
2 192 (39.34%) Active Directory
3 171 (35.04%) Microsoft
4 124 (25.41%) Windows 7
5 114 (23.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 110 (22.54%) MS Office
7 96 (19.67%) MS Exchange
8 88 (18.03%) VMware
9 84 (17.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 84 (17.21%) MS Excel
10 69 (14.14%) Citrix
11 67 (13.73%) Cisco
11 67 (13.73%) ITIL
12 64 (13.11%) Windows XP
13 63 (12.91%) Microsoft Certification
14 62 (12.70%) Linux
15 60 (12.30%) Security Cleared
16 59 (12.09%) Firewall
17 56 (11.48%) Windows 8
18 45 (9.22%) DNS
19 43 (8.81%) MCSE
20 42 (8.61%) HP
20 42 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
21 41 (8.40%) SC Cleared
22 40 (8.20%) TCP/IP
22 40 (8.20%) SLA
23 36 (7.38%) LAN
23 36 (7.38%) SCCM
24 35 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
25 34 (6.97%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (19.67%) MS Exchange
2 32 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (3.69%) IIS
6 17 (3.48%) SharePoint
7 15 (3.07%) Lync
8 13 (2.66%) IBM Notes
9 11 (2.25%) Apache
10 9 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (1.84%) WebLogic
11 5 (1.02%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.61%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.41%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.20%) Node.js
15 1 (0.20%) WorkSite
Applications
1 110 (22.54%) MS Office
2 84 (17.21%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.05%) Office 365
2 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (12.09%) Firewall
2 45 (9.22%) DNS
3 40 (8.20%) TCP/IP
4 36 (7.38%) LAN
5 34 (6.97%) WAN
6 27 (5.53%) Internet
7 23 (4.71%) DHCP
8 22 (4.51%) SAN
9 12 (2.46%) VPN
10 11 (2.25%) iSCSI
10 11 (2.25%) 3G
11 10 (2.05%) LDAP
11 10 (2.05%) VoIP
12 8 (1.64%) Wireless
12 8 (1.64%) DVB
12 8 (1.64%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (1.43%) Network Security
13 7 (1.43%) SSL
14 6 (1.23%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.05%) MySQL
3 9 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.20%) MS Access
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.82%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.41%) MSI
3 2 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.20%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.20%) JIRA
4 1 (0.20%) Introscope
General
1 24 (4.92%) Telecoms
2 18 (3.69%) Finance
3 15 (3.07%) Advertising
4 8 (1.64%) Back Office
5 5 (1.02%) Legal
6 3 (0.61%) Banking
6 3 (0.61%) Retail
6 3 (0.61%) Military
6 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.41%) Electronics
7 2 (0.41%) Law
7 2 (0.41%) Billing
7 2 (0.41%) Marketing
8 1 (0.20%) German Language
8 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.20%) Front Office
8 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.05%) Middleware
1 10 (2.05%) .NET
2 7 (1.43%) HTML
2 7 (1.43%) CSS
3 5 (1.02%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.02%) LAMP
4 4 (0.82%) SOAP
4 4 (0.82%) Application Packaging
5 3 (0.61%) DCOM
5 3 (0.61%) XML
5 3 (0.61%) OLE
6 2 (0.41%) SAML
6 2 (0.41%) ADO.NET
6 2 (0.41%) JSF
6 2 (0.41%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.41%) WCF
7 1 (0.20%) OAuth
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Identity Foundation
7 1 (0.20%) FastCGI
7 1 (0.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.76%) Blackberry
2 21 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (1.84%) Clustering
4 7 (1.43%) iPhone
4 7 (1.43%) iPad
4 7 (1.43%) MPEG
5 6 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.23%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.02%) PKI
7 4 (0.82%) Replication
7 4 (0.82%) Open Source
7 4 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.61%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.61%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.61%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.41%) Handset
9 2 (0.41%) CLARiiON
9 2 (0.41%) DTV
9 2 (0.41%) Blog
9 2 (0.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 299 (61.27%) Windows
2 124 (25.41%) Windows 7
3 114 (23.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (17.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 64 (13.11%) Windows XP
6 62 (12.70%) Linux
7 56 (11.48%) Windows 8
8 35 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (4.51%) UNIX
10 14 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.05%) CentOS
12 8 (1.64%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.64%) Windows Vista
12 8 (1.64%) Android
13 7 (1.43%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.43%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.82%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.61%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (13.73%) ITIL
2 20 (4.10%) Service Management
3 14 (2.87%) Migration
3 14 (2.87%) Change Management
4 13 (2.66%) Release Management
4 13 (2.66%) Service Delivery
5 12 (2.46%) Problem Management
5 12 (2.46%) Incident Management
6 9 (1.84%) Asset Management
6 9 (1.84%) Configuration Management
6 9 (1.84%) DevOps
7 7 (1.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (1.43%) BCP
7 7 (1.43%) Scrum
8 6 (1.23%) Network Design
8 6 (1.23%) Web Development
8 6 (1.23%) Software Deployment
9 5 (1.02%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (1.02%) Time Management
9 5 (1.02%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (6.56%) SQL
2 14 (2.87%) PowerShell
3 11 (2.25%) C
3 11 (2.25%) Java
4 9 (1.84%) VB
5 8 (1.64%) VBScript
5 8 (1.64%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.64%) Perl
6 7 (1.43%) PHP
7 6 (1.23%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.82%) C#
8 4 (0.82%) VB6
9 3 (0.61%) C++
10 2 (0.41%) Python
10 2 (0.41%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.41%) Korn
10 2 (0.41%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.20%) Groovy
11 1 (0.20%) Ruby
11 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 63 (12.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (12.30%) Security Cleared
3 43 (8.81%) MCSE
4 41 (8.40%) SC Cleared
5 31 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (5.74%) MCP
7 25 (5.12%) CCNA
8 24 (4.92%) MCITP
9 20 (4.10%) Degree
10 18 (3.69%) CCNP
10 18 (3.69%) MCTS
11 16 (3.28%) DV Cleared
12 14 (2.87%) MCSA
12 14 (2.87%) MCDST
13 5 (1.02%) CCA
13 5 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.82%) HNC
14 4 (0.82%) CCIE
14 4 (0.82%) Check Point Certification
15 3 (0.61%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.20%) SLA
2 8 (1.64%) QA
3 2 (0.41%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 192 (39.34%) Active Directory
2 42 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (5.33%) Hyper-V
4 22 (4.51%) XenApp
5 15 (3.07%) NFS
6 12 (2.46%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.64%) vSphere
8 5 (1.02%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.82%) Squid
9 4 (0.82%) Postfix
9 4 (0.82%) Sendmail
10 3 (0.61%) XenServer
10 3 (0.61%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.41%) Shibboleth
11 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.20%) UAG
12 1 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 36 (7.38%) SCCM
2 13 (2.66%) WMI
3 12 (2.46%) Backup Exec
4 9 (1.84%) Puppet
5 8 (1.64%) YUM
6 6 (1.23%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.02%) SCOM
7 5 (1.02%) WSUS
8 4 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.41%) Nagios
10 2 (0.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.41%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.20%) nmon
11 1 (0.20%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.20%) OVSD
Vendors
1 171 (35.04%) Microsoft
2 88 (18.03%) VMware
3 69 (14.14%) Citrix
4 67 (13.73%) Cisco
5 42 (8.61%) HP
6 22 (4.51%) Red Hat
7 19 (3.89%) Oracle
8 18 (3.69%) Juniper
9 14 (2.87%) Lotus
10 13 (2.66%) CheckPoint
11 11 (2.25%) Apple
11 11 (2.25%) Symantec
12 9 (1.84%) F5
13 8 (1.64%) LANDesk
14 7 (1.43%) EMC
15 6 (1.23%) McAfee
15 6 (1.23%) Veritas
15 6 (1.23%) NetApp
15 6 (1.23%) SolarWinds
16 5 (1.02%) Kaseya
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