The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 52 56 101
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 102 84 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.47% 2.68% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.64% 2.80% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 29 26
Median daily rate £250 £180 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £258 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £210
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 4
Median hourly rate £13.11 £16.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.71% +8.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.85 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £20.28 £23.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.89
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +0.69%
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
2806 2995 2828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.51% 95.69% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1796 1894 1845
Median daily rate £366 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 185 190
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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 29 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
Gloucestershire +23 27 £141 -56.37% 2
Somerset +20 20 £288 +27.77% 4
Wiltshire -11 18 £250 -13.04% 2
Dorset +5 16 £280 +69.69% 6
Bristol -7 10 £300 +140.00% 6
Devon -12 6 - - 3
Cornwall +12 3 £110 -53.68% 2
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 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 West region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 136 (73.91%) Windows
2 98 (53.26%) Active Directory
3 73 (39.67%) Windows 7
4 57 (30.98%) Windows Server
5 50 (27.17%) Microsoft
6 47 (25.54%) VMware
7 42 (22.83%) ITIL
8 25 (13.59%) MS Office
8 25 (13.59%) MS Exchange
9 24 (13.04%) Citrix
10 23 (12.50%) Security Cleared
11 21 (11.41%) WAN
12 20 (10.87%) LAN
13 19 (10.33%) SQL Server
13 19 (10.33%) Windows 8
14 18 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (9.78%) SLA
15 17 (9.24%) Cisco
15 17 (9.24%) TCP/IP
15 17 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
16 15 (8.15%) Firewall
17 14 (7.61%) SCCM
18 13 (7.07%) MS Excel
18 13 (7.07%) Linux
18 13 (7.07%) Windows XP
19 12 (6.52%) Java
19 12 (6.52%) Telecoms
19 12 (6.52%) Apple
19 12 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
19 12 (6.52%) SC Cleared

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 25 (13.59%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.35%) IBM Notes
3 7 (3.80%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.72%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.63%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.09%) IIS
8 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.54%) Confluence
8 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (13.59%) MS Office
2 13 (7.07%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.63%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.54%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.52%) Office 365
2 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.54%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.54%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (11.41%) WAN
2 20 (10.87%) LAN
3 17 (9.24%) TCP/IP
4 15 (8.15%) Firewall
5 11 (5.98%) VoIP
6 9 (4.89%) Internet
7 7 (3.80%) DNS
7 7 (3.80%) IP Telephony
7 7 (3.80%) VPN
8 6 (3.26%) DHCP
8 6 (3.26%) PABX
9 5 (2.72%) OpenScape
9 5 (2.72%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.63%) SAN
10 3 (1.63%) Skype
10 3 (1.63%) Wireless
11 2 (1.09%) ADSL
11 2 (1.09%) Broadband
11 2 (1.09%) Network Security
11 2 (1.09%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.09%) MS Access
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.54%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.54%) JIRA
General
1 12 (6.52%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.89%) Finance
3 5 (2.72%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.17%) Billing
5 3 (1.63%) Military
6 2 (1.09%) Electronics
6 2 (1.09%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.54%) Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Publishing
7 1 (0.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.09%) .NET
1 2 (1.09%) ASP.NET
1 2 (1.09%) Classic ASP
1 2 (1.09%) REST
2 1 (0.54%) J2EE
2 1 (0.54%) Web Services
2 1 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.89%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.80%) Blackberry
3 6 (3.26%) Handset
3 6 (3.26%) IVR
3 6 (3.26%) Replication
3 6 (3.26%) Smartphone
4 5 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.09%) CMDB
6 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.09%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.54%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.54%) iPhone
7 1 (0.54%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 136 (73.91%) Windows
2 73 (39.67%) Windows 7
3 57 (30.98%) Windows Server
4 19 (10.33%) Windows 8
5 18 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (7.07%) Linux
7 13 (7.07%) Windows XP
8 12 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (4.89%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.72%) Android
10 5 (2.72%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.17%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.63%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.54%) AIX
13 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.54%) Unix
13 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (22.83%) ITIL
2 11 (5.98%) ITIL V3
3 8 (4.35%) Service Management
4 7 (3.80%) Migration
4 7 (3.80%) Problem Management
5 6 (3.26%) Service Delivery
6 5 (2.72%) SIEM
7 4 (2.17%) Configuration Management
7 4 (2.17%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.17%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (2.17%) ITSM
7 4 (2.17%) Performance Optimisation
7 4 (2.17%) Programme Management
8 3 (1.63%) Mentoring
8 3 (1.63%) Network Design
8 3 (1.63%) Patch Management
8 3 (1.63%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (1.63%) RAD
9 2 (1.09%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (1.09%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.52%) Java
2 11 (5.98%) SQL
3 5 (2.72%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.17%) C++
5 2 (1.09%) C
5 2 (1.09%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.09%) PHP
5 2 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (3.80%) CCNA
6 6 (3.26%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.72%) Degree
7 5 (2.72%) HND
8 4 (2.17%) CCNP
8 4 (2.17%) MCP
9 3 (1.63%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.63%) MCSE
10 2 (1.09%) CISSP
10 2 (1.09%) HNC
10 2 (1.09%) MCDST
11 1 (0.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.54%) Def Stans
2 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 98 (53.26%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 8 (4.35%) XenApp
4 7 (3.80%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.72%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.17%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.17%) UAG
6 4 (2.17%) vSphere
7 1 (0.54%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (7.61%) SCCM
2 3 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.54%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (0.54%) Nagios
3 1 (0.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (27.17%) Microsoft
2 47 (25.54%) VMware
3 24 (13.04%) Citrix
4 17 (9.24%) Cisco
5 12 (6.52%) Apple
6 9 (4.89%) HP
7 8 (4.35%) Dell
7 8 (4.35%) Lotus
8 6 (3.26%) Remedy
9 5 (2.72%) AppSense
9 5 (2.72%) Sophos
10 4 (2.17%) Canon
10 4 (2.17%) IBM
10 4 (2.17%) Juniper
10 4 (2.17%) Symantec
11 3 (1.63%) Adobe
11 3 (1.63%) BMC
11 3 (1.63%) BT
11 3 (1.63%) Intel Security
11 3 (1.63%) Nokia
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