The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 74 74 58
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 71 41 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.17% 1.87% 2.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 2.03% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 16 26
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£216 £230 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.99% +29.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £281 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 29
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.30 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.98 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.17% -6.83%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3073 2019 2778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.80% 92.15% 93.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 2014 1287 1558
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 183 238
Average hourly rate £21.25 £15.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -17.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.65 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Engineer across the South West region.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer across the South West region.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 31 October 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
Bristol -9 20 £158 +12.50% 10
Somerset -6 13 £255 -4.67% 3
Wiltshire -5 11 £188 - 7
Devon -14 11 £250 - 2
Gloucestershire -11 9 £220 -16.21% 4
Dorset -8 4 £215 +22.85% 6
Cornwall +2 1 £225 - 1
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 99 (84.62%) Windows
2 44 (37.61%) Microsoft
3 39 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 32 (27.35%) Active Directory
5 23 (19.66%) MS Office
5 23 (19.66%) Windows XP
6 22 (18.80%) TCP/IP
7 21 (17.95%) MS Excel
7 21 (17.95%) VMware
8 20 (17.09%) Citrix
9 19 (16.24%) LAN
9 19 (16.24%) WAN
9 19 (16.24%) Security Cleared
10 15 (12.82%) Firewall
10 15 (12.82%) ITIL
10 15 (12.82%) Linux
10 15 (12.82%) Cisco
10 15 (12.82%) SC Cleared
11 14 (11.97%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (11.97%) DNS
12 13 (11.11%) MS Exchange
12 13 (11.11%) Internet
13 12 (10.26%) Finance
13 12 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (9.40%) DHCP
15 10 (8.55%) SLA
15 10 (8.55%) SCCM
16 9 (7.69%) UNIX
17 8 (6.84%) VoIP

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

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 13 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.98%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.42%) IIS
5 3 (2.56%) Apache
5 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.56%) Lync
6 2 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (19.66%) MS Office
2 21 (17.95%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.42%) Office 365
2 2 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.80%) TCP/IP
2 19 (16.24%) LAN
2 19 (16.24%) WAN
3 15 (12.82%) Firewall
4 14 (11.97%) DNS
5 13 (11.11%) Internet
6 11 (9.40%) DHCP
7 8 (6.84%) VoIP
8 7 (5.98%) Wireless
9 5 (4.27%) SAN
10 4 (3.42%) VPN
10 4 (3.42%) OSPF
10 4 (3.42%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (2.56%) Network Security
11 3 (2.56%) MPLS
11 3 (2.56%) VLAN
12 2 (1.71%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.71%) BGP
12 2 (1.71%) Telnet
12 2 (1.71%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.98%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) MySQL
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MSI
General
1 12 (10.26%) Finance
2 3 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.71%) Military
3 2 (1.71%) Back Office
4 1 (0.85%) Electronics
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) HTML
1 1 (0.85%) Web Services
1 1 (0.85%) OLE
1 1 (0.85%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.42%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.71%) IVR
5 1 (0.85%) PDA
5 1 (0.85%) CMDB
5 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.85%) iPhone
5 1 (0.85%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.85%) iPad
5 1 (0.85%) AS400
5 1 (0.85%) Clustering
5 1 (0.85%) DTV
5 1 (0.85%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 99 (84.62%) Windows
2 39 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 23 (19.66%) Windows XP
4 15 (12.82%) Linux
5 14 (11.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (7.69%) UNIX
7 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.13%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.56%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.71%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.82%) ITIL
2 4 (3.42%) Service Delivery
2 4 (3.42%) Migration
3 3 (2.56%) Service Management
3 3 (2.56%) Time Management
4 2 (1.71%) Performance Management
4 2 (1.71%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (1.71%) Network Management
4 2 (1.71%) Network Performance Management
4 2 (1.71%) Mentoring
4 2 (1.71%) Project Management
4 2 (1.71%) Change Management
4 2 (1.71%) Workflow
4 2 (1.71%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (1.71%) Incident Management
4 2 (1.71%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (0.85%) Load Balancing
5 1 (0.85%) Resource Management
5 1 (0.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (0.85%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.13%) SQL
2 1 (0.85%) Ruby
2 1 (0.85%) C
2 1 (0.85%) C++
2 1 (0.85%) Java
2 1 (0.85%) RPG
Qualifications
1 19 (16.24%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.98%) MCP
3 7 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.27%) MCSE
5 5 (4.27%) CCNP
6 4 (3.42%) CCNA
7 3 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.71%) CCIE
8 2 (1.71%) CISSP
8 2 (1.71%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.85%) MCSA
9 1 (0.85%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.85%) MCITP
9 1 (0.85%) Degree
9 1 (0.85%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 32 (27.35%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.13%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.42%) XenApp
5 3 (2.56%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.71%) vSphere
6 2 (1.71%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.85%) Firmware
7 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.85%) Novell eDirectory
7 1 (0.85%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (8.55%) SCCM
2 5 (4.27%) WSUS
3 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.85%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.85%) SCOM
3 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 44 (37.61%) Microsoft
2 21 (17.95%) VMware
3 20 (17.09%) Citrix
4 15 (12.82%) Cisco
5 7 (5.98%) Infoblox
6 6 (5.13%) HP
7 5 (4.27%) Apple
8 4 (3.42%) Remedy
9 3 (2.56%) Dell
9 3 (2.56%) Avaya
10 2 (1.71%) Juniper
10 2 (1.71%) IBM
10 2 (1.71%) McAfee
11 1 (0.85%) F5
11 1 (0.85%) Meraki
11 1 (0.85%) SAP
11 1 (0.85%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.85%) Symantec
11 1 (0.85%) Mitel
11 1 (0.85%) Brocade
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