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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 93 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 55 38 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.70% 1.69% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.82% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 11 26
Average daily rate
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£200 £175 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £120 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £225 £246
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 20
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.75 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £16.33
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Support Engineer
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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
3021 2089 2940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.30% 92.89% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1948 1285 1730
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 166 235
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Wiltshire -8 16 £209 +73.75% 10
Devon 0 11 £200 -27.27%
Bristol -15 9 £125 - 13
Somerset -9 8 £300 +150.00% 13
Dorset -4 5 £170 -2.85% 3
Gloucestershire -21 5 £220 -26.67% 5
Cornwall - 1 £225 - 1
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 81 (83.51%) Windows
2 50 (51.55%) Microsoft
3 44 (45.36%) Windows 7
4 22 (22.68%) Active Directory
5 21 (21.65%) MCP
6 20 (20.62%) ITIL
6 20 (20.62%) SLA
7 18 (18.56%) MS Office
7 18 (18.56%) Windows XP
7 18 (18.56%) VMware
8 17 (17.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (16.49%) Security Cleared
10 15 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (15.46%) MS Exchange
10 15 (15.46%) MS Excel
10 15 (15.46%) TCP/IP
11 14 (14.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 13 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (13.40%) SC Cleared
12 13 (13.40%) Internet
12 13 (13.40%) Service Management
13 12 (12.37%) Service Delivery
13 12 (12.37%) Firewall
13 12 (12.37%) ITSM
14 11 (11.34%) Statistics
14 11 (11.34%) Management Information System
14 11 (11.34%) Front Office
14 11 (11.34%) Back Office
14 11 (11.34%) Workflow
14 11 (11.34%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 15 (15.46%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.03%) Lync
4 1 (1.03%) IIS
4 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 18 (18.56%) MS Office
2 15 (15.46%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.03%) Windchill
3 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.46%) TCP/IP
2 13 (13.40%) Internet
3 12 (12.37%) Firewall
4 10 (10.31%) DNS
5 9 (9.28%) LAN
5 9 (9.28%) DHCP
6 8 (8.25%) WAN
7 4 (4.12%) Wireless
8 2 (2.06%) VLAN
8 2 (2.06%) Network Security
8 2 (2.06%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.06%) SAN
9 1 (1.03%) Intranet
9 1 (1.03%) VPN
9 1 (1.03%) VoIP
9 1 (1.03%) WLAN
9 1 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.03%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.03%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (11.34%) Front Office
1 11 (11.34%) Back Office
2 10 (10.31%) Finance
3 1 (1.03%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.03%) Marketing
3 1 (1.03%) Electronics
3 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.03%) HTML
1 1 (1.03%) .NET
1 1 (1.03%) OLE
1 1 (1.03%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Management Information System
1 11 (11.34%) Statistics
2 2 (2.06%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.06%) IVR
3 1 (1.03%) PDA
3 1 (1.03%) DTV
3 1 (1.03%) AS400
3 1 (1.03%) CMDB
3 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.03%) iPhone
3 1 (1.03%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.03%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 81 (83.51%) Windows
2 44 (45.36%) Windows 7
3 18 (18.56%) Windows XP
4 13 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (11.34%) Linux
6 10 (10.31%) UNIX
7 8 (8.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.09%) Windows 2000
9 3 (3.09%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.03%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.62%) ITIL
2 13 (13.40%) Service Management
3 12 (12.37%) Service Delivery
3 12 (12.37%) ITSM
4 11 (11.34%) Workflow
4 11 (11.34%) Capacity Planning
5 10 (10.31%) Risk Analysis
5 10 (10.31%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (6.19%) Migration
7 3 (3.09%) Project Management
8 2 (2.06%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.06%) Time Management
8 2 (2.06%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.03%) CAD
9 1 (1.03%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.03%) Security Management
9 1 (1.03%) Change Management
9 1 (1.03%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (1.03%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.09%) SQL
2 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
2 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.03%) Ruby
2 1 (1.03%) C
2 1 (1.03%) C#
2 1 (1.03%) C++
2 1 (1.03%) Java
2 1 (1.03%) RPG
Qualifications
1 21 (21.65%) MCP
2 17 (17.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (16.49%) Security Cleared
4 14 (14.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 13 (13.40%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.09%) MCSE
7 2 (2.06%) MCSA
7 2 (2.06%) CCNA
7 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.03%) Degree
8 1 (1.03%) CCNP
8 1 (1.03%) MCSD
8 1 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (20.62%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (22.68%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.06%) MetaFrame
4 2 (2.06%) vSphere
5 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.03%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.03%) Novell eDirectory
5 1 (1.03%) XenApp
5 1 (1.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) SCCM
2 2 (2.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (51.55%) Microsoft
2 18 (18.56%) VMware
3 9 (9.28%) Cisco
3 9 (9.28%) Citrix
4 7 (7.22%) Infoblox
5 3 (3.09%) Dell
5 3 (3.09%) Apple
5 3 (3.09%) Avaya
5 3 (3.09%) HP
6 2 (2.06%) IBM
6 2 (2.06%) Mitel
7 1 (1.03%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.03%) Compaq
7 1 (1.03%) Juniper
7 1 (1.03%) NetApp
7 1 (1.03%) Novell
7 1 (1.03%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.03%) Remedy
7 1 (1.03%) SAP
7 1 (1.03%) F5
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