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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 68 86 56
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 78 49 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.48% 1.68% 3.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.65% 1.82% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 14 21
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£180 £313 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.40% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £118 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £207 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
+3.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 16
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £13.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +5.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.80 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £20.20 £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.69%
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
2942 2698 2267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.63% 92.43% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1844 1599 1373
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 157 160
Average hourly rate £20.12 £17.00 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.36% +11.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.07 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.22 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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 +17 24 £225 +15.38% 7
Gloucestershire -8 14 £228 +65.45% 15
Bristol +9 13 £125 - 9
Dorset +7 11 £180 +20.00% 6
Somerset -10 6 £225 -33.33% 6
Devon -5 5 £176 -58.70% 4
Cornwall - - - - 4
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

1 105 (73.43%) Windows
2 75 (52.45%) Active Directory
3 51 (35.66%) Microsoft
4 42 (29.37%) Windows 7
5 37 (25.87%) VMware
6 33 (23.08%) MS Office
7 29 (20.28%) ITIL
8 28 (19.58%) MS Exchange
8 28 (19.58%) Citrix
9 27 (18.88%) Windows XP
10 21 (14.69%) SQL
11 19 (13.29%) MS Excel
11 19 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (11.19%) Lotus
12 16 (11.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (11.19%) Cisco
13 15 (10.49%) Security Cleared
13 15 (10.49%) SCCM
14 14 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (9.79%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (9.09%) WAN
16 12 (8.39%) LAN
16 12 (8.39%) IBM Notes
16 12 (8.39%) TCP/IP
16 12 (8.39%) VoIP
17 11 (7.69%) SC Cleared
18 10 (6.99%) HP
19 9 (6.29%) Cisco Certification
20 8 (5.59%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 28 (19.58%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.39%) IBM Notes
4 6 (4.20%) IIS
5 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.10%) Apache
7 2 (1.40%) Lync
8 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 33 (23.08%) MS Office
2 19 (13.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) assyst
2 1 (0.70%) Summit
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.59%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.09%) WAN
2 12 (8.39%) LAN
2 12 (8.39%) TCP/IP
2 12 (8.39%) VoIP
3 8 (5.59%) Firewall
4 6 (4.20%) VPN
4 6 (4.20%) SAN
5 5 (3.50%) DNS
6 3 (2.10%) Internet
6 3 (2.10%) MPLS
6 3 (2.10%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.40%) Wireless
7 2 (1.40%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.40%) ADSL
8 1 (0.70%) GPRS
8 1 (0.70%) GSM
8 1 (0.70%) PBX
8 1 (0.70%) DHCP
8 1 (0.70%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.70%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.10%) MySQL
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) MSI
General
1 5 (3.50%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.10%) Finance
3 1 (0.70%) Back Office
3 1 (0.70%) Electronics
3 1 (0.70%) Banking
3 1 (0.70%) Retail
3 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.10%) Web Services
2 2 (1.40%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.70%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.50%) Blackberry
1 5 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.80%) FMCG
3 3 (2.10%) Statistics
4 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.70%) Replication
5 1 (0.70%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.70%) DTV
5 1 (0.70%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.70%) RMADS
5 1 (0.70%) iPhone
5 1 (0.70%) iPad
5 1 (0.70%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 105 (73.43%) Windows
2 42 (29.37%) Windows 7
3 27 (18.88%) Windows XP
4 19 (13.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (11.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (9.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.90%) Linux
8 5 (3.50%) Windows 2000
8 5 (3.50%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.80%) Windows NT
10 3 (2.10%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.40%) Android
11 2 (1.40%) SUSE
11 2 (1.40%) NetWare
11 2 (1.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.70%) UNIX
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.28%) ITIL
2 7 (4.90%) Migration
3 6 (4.20%) Service Delivery
4 5 (3.50%) Asset Management
5 3 (2.10%) Data Management
5 3 (2.10%) Incident Management
5 3 (2.10%) Time Management
5 3 (2.10%) Change Management
5 3 (2.10%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (1.40%) Mentoring
6 2 (1.40%) Risk Management
6 2 (1.40%) Configuration Management
6 2 (1.40%) Service Management
6 2 (1.40%) Data Migration
7 1 (0.70%) Change Control
7 1 (0.70%) Capacity Management
7 1 (0.70%) Software Distribution
7 1 (0.70%) Problem Management
7 1 (0.70%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.69%) SQL
2 3 (2.10%) C
3 2 (1.40%) VBScript
3 2 (1.40%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.70%) VB
4 1 (0.70%) Perl
4 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (10.49%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.29%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.59%) CCNA
5 6 (4.20%) CCNP
6 4 (2.80%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.40%) Degree
7 2 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.70%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.70%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.50%) SLA
2 2 (1.40%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.70%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) JSP 440
System Software
1 75 (52.45%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.90%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.90%) XenDesktop
4 6 (4.20%) XenApp
5 4 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.10%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.40%) Firmware
7 2 (1.40%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.70%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 15 (10.49%) SCCM
2 4 (2.80%) WSUS
3 2 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.40%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.70%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (0.70%) SCOM
4 1 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 51 (35.66%) Microsoft
2 37 (25.87%) VMware
3 28 (19.58%) Citrix
4 16 (11.19%) Cisco
4 16 (11.19%) Lotus
5 10 (6.99%) HP
6 7 (4.90%) Avaya
7 5 (3.50%) Dell
8 3 (2.10%) Novell
8 3 (2.10%) Juniper
9 2 (1.40%) Symantec
9 2 (1.40%) Remedy
9 2 (1.40%) McAfee
9 2 (1.40%) Veeam
9 2 (1.40%) WatchGuard
10 1 (0.70%) SonicWALL
10 1 (0.70%) Acronis
10 1 (0.70%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.70%) MobileIron
10 1 (0.70%) Sophos
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