The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Technical Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Engineer
Rank 258 264 235
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 5 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.056% 0.053% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.056% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 7
Median daily rate £375 £170 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+120.58% -26.08%
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £225 £190
% change year-on-year
+35.55% +18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £14.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+30.53% -31.70%
Technical 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
8423 8943 8664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.66% 95.02% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5002 5113 4698
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 £255 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 431 445
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £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%

Technical Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Technical Support Engineer in the job title.

Technical Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer across the South East region.

Technical Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Technical Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Support Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Technical Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer across the South East region.

Technical Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 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 +1 3 £375 +120.58% 6
West Sussex -9 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £175 - 1
Technical Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 2016, Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 19 (45.24%) Windows Server
3 16 (38.10%) Oracle
3 16 (38.10%) VMware
4 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 13 (30.95%) Linux
6 11 (26.19%) Telecoms
6 11 (26.19%) SS7
6 11 (26.19%) WCDMA
6 11 (26.19%) UMTS
6 11 (26.19%) Solaris
6 11 (26.19%) Sybase
6 11 (26.19%) Unix
6 11 (26.19%) GPRS
6 11 (26.19%) MS Office
6 11 (26.19%) Diameter Protocol
6 11 (26.19%) Oracle Database
7 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
8 9 (21.43%) SQL
8 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (21.43%) Office 365
9 8 (19.05%) F5
9 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
9 8 (19.05%) SharePoint
10 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (16.67%) German Language
10 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (16.67%) Skype
11 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012

Technical 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 8 (19.05%) SharePoint
2 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 6 (14.29%) WordPress
4 5 (11.90%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (4.76%) IIS
6 1 (2.38%) Drupal
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.38%) Joomla!
Applications
1 11 (26.19%) MS Office
2 8 (19.05%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Office 365
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) Diameter Protocol
1 11 (26.19%) GPRS
1 11 (26.19%) SS7
1 11 (26.19%) UMTS
1 11 (26.19%) WCDMA
2 7 (16.67%) Skype
3 6 (14.29%) CDMA
3 6 (14.29%) GSM
4 5 (11.90%) GGSN
4 5 (11.90%) Intranet
4 5 (11.90%) NetScaler
4 5 (11.90%) SGSN
5 4 (9.52%) DNS
6 3 (7.14%) DHCP
6 3 (7.14%) HTTP
6 3 (7.14%) LAN
6 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.14%) WAN
7 2 (4.76%) Firewall
7 2 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (26.19%) Telecoms
2 7 (16.67%) German Language
3 4 (9.52%) French Language
4 2 (4.76%) Italian Language
4 2 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (4.76%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) .NET
1 3 (7.14%) CSS
2 2 (4.76%) .NET Framework
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (4.76%) DCOM
2 2 (4.76%) HTML
3 1 (2.38%) Node.js
3 1 (2.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.38%) Clustering
2 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 19 (45.24%) Windows Server
3 13 (30.95%) Linux
4 11 (26.19%) Solaris
4 11 (26.19%) Unix
5 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
9 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (11.90%) High Availability
2 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (4.76%) MVC
5 1 (2.38%) Application Discovery
5 1 (2.38%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.38%) Migration
5 1 (2.38%) Presales
5 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.38%) Process Improvement
5 1 (2.38%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.90%) Python
3 5 (11.90%) Ruby
4 3 (7.14%) C#
4 3 (7.14%) VB
5 2 (4.76%) C
5 2 (4.76%) VB.NET
5 2 (4.76%) VB6
6 1 (2.38%) C++
6 1 (2.38%) Java
6 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.38%) PHP
6 1 (2.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (14.29%) MCITP
2 6 (14.29%) MCSE
3 5 (11.90%) MCDST
4 3 (7.14%) Degree
5 1 (2.38%) CCNP
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.38%) MCSA
5 1 (2.38%) MCSD
5 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.90%) vSphere
3 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.38%) Netcool
1 1 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (2.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Oracle
1 16 (38.10%) VMware
2 11 (26.19%) Sybase
3 10 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 8 (19.05%) F5
5 5 (11.90%) Cisco
5 5 (11.90%) Juniper
6 4 (9.52%) Huawei
7 1 (2.38%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.38%) NetScout
7 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.38%) Veritas
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