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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 62 46 58
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 279 307 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.81% 3.60% 2.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 3.92% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 136 87
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£245 £304 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.34% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £230 £225
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 59 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £16.08
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.43 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.75 £21.07 £22.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.11
% change year-on-year
+3.41% -4.05%
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
9046 7839 7738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.24% 91.96% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4999 4158 3740
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 449 657
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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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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 -27 77 £260 -31.80% 30
Hampshire +2 63 £208 -2.12% 20
Surrey +18 55 £170 -29.16% 12
Buckinghamshire +8 37 £275 +103.70% 5
Oxfordshire -25 16 £175 +25.00% 5
West Sussex -10 13 £270 +8.00% 1
Kent -5 10 £200 -20.00% 5
Middlesex -1 3 £400 +138.80%
East Sussex -6 2 - - 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 December 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.

1 331 (62.45%) Windows
2 197 (37.17%) Active Directory
3 174 (32.83%) Microsoft
4 145 (27.36%) Windows 7
5 107 (20.19%) MS Office
6 106 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 102 (19.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 92 (17.36%) ITIL
9 90 (16.98%) VMware
10 89 (16.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 84 (15.85%) Security Cleared
12 81 (15.28%) MS Excel
13 76 (14.34%) Windows XP
14 73 (13.77%) Windows Server 2003
15 70 (13.21%) Citrix
16 63 (11.89%) Cisco
17 62 (11.70%) SLA
17 62 (11.70%) SC Cleared
18 61 (11.51%) HP
19 58 (10.94%) Linux
20 54 (10.19%) MCSE
21 50 (9.43%) DNS
22 49 (9.25%) LAN
23 48 (9.06%) Windows Server 2012
24 47 (8.87%) Firewall
25 44 (8.30%) WAN
25 44 (8.30%) Windows 8
26 43 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
27 39 (7.36%) SCCM
27 39 (7.36%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 106 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 33 (6.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (5.47%) SharePoint
4 27 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 21 (3.96%) IIS
7 17 (3.21%) Lync
8 14 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.51%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.94%) Live Communications Server
12 5 (0.94%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.75%) Apache
14 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.57%) JBoss
15 2 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2000
16 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
16 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 107 (20.19%) MS Office
2 81 (15.28%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) assyst
1 2 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.19%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.40%) Office 365
2 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (9.43%) DNS
2 49 (9.25%) LAN
3 47 (8.87%) Firewall
4 44 (8.30%) WAN
5 39 (7.36%) TCP/IP
6 31 (5.85%) Internet
7 29 (5.47%) DHCP
8 27 (5.09%) VPN
9 22 (4.15%) SAN
10 18 (3.40%) Wireless
10 18 (3.40%) VoIP
11 14 (2.64%) 3G
12 11 (2.08%) WLAN
13 10 (1.89%) DVB
14 9 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (1.70%) Ethernet
14 9 (1.70%) Broadband
14 9 (1.70%) SSL
14 9 (1.70%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (1.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.70%) MySQL
3 5 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.19%) MS Access
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (0.75%) Jenkins
2 3 (0.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.38%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.19%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.19%) JIRA
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.19%) MSI
4 1 (0.19%) Introscope
General
1 31 (5.85%) Finance
2 12 (2.26%) Telecoms
3 8 (1.51%) Advertising
4 5 (0.94%) Retail
4 5 (0.94%) Manufacturing
4 5 (0.94%) Back Office
5 4 (0.75%) Military
6 3 (0.57%) German Language
6 3 (0.57%) Banking
6 3 (0.57%) Legal
6 3 (0.57%) Publishing
7 2 (0.38%) Electronics
7 2 (0.38%) Law
7 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.38%) French Language
7 2 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.19%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.19%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.19%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.26%) .NET
2 6 (1.13%) Middleware
2 6 (1.13%) ASP.NET
3 5 (0.94%) Application Packaging
3 5 (0.94%) XMPP
3 5 (0.94%) CSS
3 5 (0.94%) LAMP
4 4 (0.75%) HTML
5 2 (0.38%) FastCGI
5 2 (0.38%) OLE
5 2 (0.38%) ADO.NET
5 2 (0.38%) SOAP
5 2 (0.38%) DCOM
5 2 (0.38%) LINQ
5 2 (0.38%) REST
5 2 (0.38%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 2 (0.38%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.38%) WCF
5 2 (0.38%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.38%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.98%) Blackberry
2 21 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.45%) Clustering
4 9 (1.70%) MPEG
5 7 (1.32%) iPad
6 6 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (0.75%) Replication
7 4 (0.75%) Client/Server
7 4 (0.75%) Thin Client
7 4 (0.75%) iPhone
7 4 (0.75%) Fat Client
7 4 (0.75%) Hedge funds
7 4 (0.75%) PKI
8 3 (0.57%) CMDB
8 3 (0.57%) NHS
8 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.38%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.38%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.38%) DTV
9 2 (0.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 331 (62.45%) Windows
2 145 (27.36%) Windows 7
3 102 (19.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 76 (14.34%) Windows XP
5 73 (13.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 58 (10.94%) Linux
7 48 (9.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (8.30%) Windows 8
9 21 (3.96%) UNIX
10 15 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (1.89%) Mac OS X
12 7 (1.32%) CentOS
13 6 (1.13%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.94%) Android
14 5 (0.94%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.75%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.75%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.57%) Solaris
16 3 (0.57%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (17.36%) ITIL
2 24 (4.53%) Service Management
3 21 (3.96%) Incident Management
4 16 (3.02%) Change Management
5 15 (2.83%) Configuration Management
6 12 (2.26%) Migration
6 12 (2.26%) Time Management
7 11 (2.08%) Problem Management
7 11 (2.08%) Customer Engagement
7 11 (2.08%) Project Management
8 10 (1.89%) ITIL V3
9 9 (1.70%) Release Management
9 9 (1.70%) Network Management
9 9 (1.70%) Asset Management
9 9 (1.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (1.51%) Service Delivery
10 8 (1.51%) Security Management
11 7 (1.32%) Network Monitoring
11 7 (1.32%) Software Deployment
12 6 (1.13%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (7.36%) SQL
2 16 (3.02%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.70%) C
3 9 (1.70%) Java
4 6 (1.13%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.13%) Perl
4 6 (1.13%) PHP
5 5 (0.94%) C#
5 5 (0.94%) T-SQL
5 5 (0.94%) VB
6 4 (0.75%) VBScript
7 3 (0.57%) C++
7 3 (0.57%) Python
8 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.38%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.38%) Bourne shell
8 2 (0.38%) Korn
8 2 (0.38%) Ruby
9 1 (0.19%) X++
9 1 (0.19%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 89 (16.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (15.85%) Security Cleared
3 62 (11.70%) SC Cleared
4 54 (10.19%) MCSE
5 38 (7.17%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (6.98%) MCP
7 36 (6.79%) CCNA
8 32 (6.04%) Degree
9 24 (4.53%) DV Cleared
10 23 (4.34%) MCITP
11 18 (3.40%) MCSA
12 14 (2.64%) MCTS
12 14 (2.64%) CCNP
13 7 (1.32%) MCDST
13 7 (1.32%) HNC
14 5 (0.94%) A+ Certification
14 5 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.75%) CCA
16 3 (0.57%) JNCIA
16 3 (0.57%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (11.70%) SLA
2 5 (0.94%) QA
3 3 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 197 (37.17%) Active Directory
2 43 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (4.15%) Hyper-V
4 14 (2.64%) XenApp
5 11 (2.08%) vSphere
6 10 (1.89%) NFS
7 6 (1.13%) VMware ESX
7 6 (1.13%) Terminal Services
7 6 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.94%) VMware Server
8 5 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.57%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.38%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.38%) Firmware
10 2 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.38%) XenServer
10 2 (0.38%) Snort
10 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 39 (7.36%) SCCM
2 10 (1.89%) NetBackup
2 10 (1.89%) SCOM
3 7 (1.32%) Backup Exec
3 7 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (1.13%) Nagios
5 5 (0.94%) Puppet
5 5 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.75%) yum
7 3 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (0.57%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.38%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.38%) SCSM
8 2 (0.38%) Control-M
8 2 (0.38%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.38%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.38%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 174 (32.83%) Microsoft
2 90 (16.98%) VMware
3 70 (13.21%) Citrix
4 63 (11.89%) Cisco
5 61 (11.51%) HP
6 20 (3.77%) Apple
7 17 (3.21%) Red Hat
8 15 (2.83%) Symantec
9 14 (2.64%) Remedy
10 13 (2.45%) Oracle
11 10 (1.89%) Lotus
11 10 (1.89%) Altiris
12 8 (1.51%) McAfee
12 8 (1.51%) Veritas
12 8 (1.51%) Juniper
12 8 (1.51%) LANDesk
13 7 (1.32%) NetApp
13 7 (1.32%) IBM
14 6 (1.13%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.13%) Ericsson
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