The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support Engineer
Rank 234 220 243
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 8 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.087% 0.12% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.13% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£230 £311 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.92% +24.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-30.90% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+32.25% -8.82%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8449 7860 9074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.79% 92.72% 91.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4107 4138
Average daily rate £350 £355 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 529 640
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Support Engineer
England

Technical Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Support Engineer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 July 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 -1 5 £230 -25.92% 8
Hampshire -7 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 £150 -
West Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Technical Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in their job title.

1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 8
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
4 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
4 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
5 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
5 4 (19.05%) Firewall
5 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (14.29%) UNIX
6 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 3 (14.29%) Quality Management
6 3 (14.29%) VMware
6 3 (14.29%) VB6
6 3 (14.29%) QA
6 3 (14.29%) Citrix
6 3 (14.29%) MS Office
6 3 (14.29%) SQL
6 3 (14.29%) VB
7 2 (9.52%) .NET
7 2 (9.52%) HTML
7 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
7 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
7 2 (9.52%) CSS
7 2 (9.52%) IIS
7 2 (9.52%) Solaris

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (9.52%) IIS
3 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.76%) Lync
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) HTTPS
2 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 2 (9.52%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) 3G
2 2 (9.52%) 2G
2 2 (9.52%) SS7
2 2 (9.52%) 4G
2 2 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (4.76%) NetScreen
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.76%) SSL
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET
1 2 (9.52%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (23.81%) Windows 8
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
5 3 (14.29%) UNIX
6 2 (9.52%) Solaris
6 2 (9.52%) Linux
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (14.29%) Quality Management
2 2 (9.52%) Web Development
2 2 (9.52%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) VB6
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
1 3 (14.29%) VB
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (9.52%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CCSA
2 1 (4.76%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.76%) UAG
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) WSUS
2 1 (4.76%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco
3 2 (9.52%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) WatchGuard
3 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
3 2 (9.52%) Kaspersky
4 1 (4.76%) Proofpoint
4 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.76%) Juniper