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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
England / South West
Rank 59 65 75
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 77 82 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.03% 2.75% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 2.88% 2.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 29
Median daily rate £159 £175 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.28% -25.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £120 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £259 £345
UK excluding London median daily rate £195 £230 £225
% change year-on-year
-15.21% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 12
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £16.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £40.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
2426 2850 2955
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.59% 95.67% 96.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1582 1937 1891
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £248 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 160 189
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.25 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +16 20 £140 -37.77% 2
Bristol -10 16 £200 +66.66% 4
Wiltshire +1 15 £153 -39.00% 6
Devon +14 10 £389 +122.14%
Somerset +9 10 £120 - 2
Dorset -1 4 £210 +23.52% 2
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 127 (73.84%) Windows
2 81 (47.09%) Active Directory
3 69 (40.12%) Windows 7
4 58 (33.72%) Microsoft
5 50 (29.07%) ITIL
6 48 (27.91%) Windows Server
7 44 (25.58%) Security Cleared
8 43 (25.00%) VMware
9 39 (22.67%) MS Office
10 32 (18.60%) Office 365
11 31 (18.02%) SC Cleared
12 26 (15.12%) MS Excel
12 26 (15.12%) SLA
13 25 (14.53%) Apple
14 23 (13.37%) Cisco
14 23 (13.37%) Service Delivery
14 23 (13.37%) Firewall
14 23 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (13.37%) Windows 10
15 22 (12.79%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (12.21%) MS Exchange
17 19 (11.05%) Linux
18 18 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
18 18 (10.47%) DHCP
18 18 (10.47%) DBS Check
19 16 (9.30%) DNS
20 15 (8.72%) TCP/IP
20 15 (8.72%) Mac OS X
21 13 (7.56%) Internet
22 12 (6.98%) Wireless

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 21 (12.21%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.33%) IBM Notes
5 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.74%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.16%) IIS
6 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (22.67%) MS Office
2 26 (15.12%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.91%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (18.60%) Office 365
2 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (13.37%) Firewall
2 18 (10.47%) DHCP
3 16 (9.30%) DNS
4 15 (8.72%) TCP/IP
5 13 (7.56%) Internet
6 12 (6.98%) Wireless
7 11 (6.40%) LAN
7 11 (6.40%) VPN
7 11 (6.40%) WAN
8 5 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.33%) Junos
9 4 (2.33%) SAN
9 4 (2.33%) tcpdump
9 4 (2.33%) Wireshark
10 3 (1.74%) Skype
10 3 (1.74%) X.509
11 2 (1.16%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.16%) FTP
11 2 (1.16%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.74%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (3.49%) Finance
2 4 (2.33%) Banking
2 4 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.16%) Electronics
3 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.16%) Marketing
4 1 (0.58%) Billing
4 1 (0.58%) Local Government
4 1 (0.58%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.58%) .NET
2 1 (0.58%) ADO
2 1 (0.58%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (0.58%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.40%) Driving Licence
3 8 (4.65%) Smartphone
4 4 (2.33%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.74%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.58%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.58%) BYOD
6 1 (0.58%) CCTV
6 1 (0.58%) iPad
6 1 (0.58%) iPhone
6 1 (0.58%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.58%) NHS
6 1 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 127 (73.84%) Windows
2 69 (40.12%) Windows 7
3 48 (27.91%) Windows Server
4 23 (13.37%) Windows 10
4 23 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (12.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (11.05%) Linux
7 15 (8.72%) Mac OS X
8 11 (6.40%) Windows 8
8 11 (6.40%) Windows XP
9 10 (5.81%) Apple iOS
9 10 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (3.49%) Android
11 5 (2.91%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.16%) Solaris
12 2 (1.16%) Unix
12 2 (1.16%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.58%) AIX
13 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (29.07%) ITIL
2 23 (13.37%) Service Delivery
3 11 (6.40%) Incident Management
3 11 (6.40%) Network Management
3 11 (6.40%) Time Management
4 6 (3.49%) Service Management
5 4 (2.33%) Line Management
6 3 (1.74%) Asset Management
6 3 (1.74%) Capacity Management
6 3 (1.74%) Change Management
6 3 (1.74%) Fault Analysis
6 3 (1.74%) ITIL V3
6 3 (1.74%) ITSM
6 3 (1.74%) Migration
6 3 (1.74%) Problem Management
6 3 (1.74%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (1.16%) Change Control
7 2 (1.16%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (1.16%) Release Management
7 2 (1.16%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.91%) C
2 4 (2.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.33%) SQL
3 3 (1.74%) Java
4 2 (1.16%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.16%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.58%) C#
Qualifications
1 44 (25.58%) Security Cleared
2 31 (18.02%) SC Cleared
3 18 (10.47%) DBS Check
4 12 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (6.40%) CCNA
6 9 (5.23%) DV Cleared
7 8 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.91%) HNC
9 4 (2.33%) CCNP
9 4 (2.33%) MCSE
10 3 (1.74%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.16%) MCITP
11 2 (1.16%) MCP
12 1 (0.58%) CCA
12 1 (0.58%) CCIE
12 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.58%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.58%) MCSA
12 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (15.12%) SLA
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 14001
2 2 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 81 (47.09%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.81%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.58%) NFS
5 1 (0.58%) Samba
5 1 (0.58%) vSphere
5 1 (0.58%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (5.81%) SCCM
2 4 (2.33%) Puppet
3 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.16%) Nagios
3 2 (1.16%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.58%) Cisco LMS
4 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.58%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (33.72%) Microsoft
2 43 (25.00%) VMware
3 25 (14.53%) Apple
4 23 (13.37%) Cisco
5 11 (6.40%) HP
6 10 (5.81%) Citrix
7 9 (5.23%) Remedy
8 7 (4.07%) Red Hat
9 6 (3.49%) Dell
10 5 (2.91%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.91%) Oracle
11 4 (2.33%) Juniper
11 4 (2.33%) Lotus
12 3 (1.74%) Toshiba
13 2 (1.16%) IBM
13 2 (1.16%) Nokia
13 2 (1.16%) Samsung
13 2 (1.16%) SAP
14 1 (0.58%) Dell KACE
14 1 (0.58%) IFS
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