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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 52 65 88
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 102 91 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.51% 2.71% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.70% 2.85% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 30 35
Median daily rate £275 £155 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% -29.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £110 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £225 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £259 £208 £214
% change year-on-year
+24.69% -2.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 29 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £12.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £19.70 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
2756 3192 2977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.74% 95.20% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1787 2032 1918
Median daily rate £375 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 221 166
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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
Wiltshire +17 35 £350 +159.25% 3
Bristol +3 22 £175 +10.23% 15
Somerset +21 15 £313 +47.05% 2
Gloucestershire +9 15 £325 +5.69% 3
Devon -2 6 £205 +17.14% 2
Dorset -7 5 £150 +25.00% 6
Cornwall - 2 - - 2
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 152 (75.25%) Windows
2 99 (49.01%) Active Directory
3 79 (39.11%) Windows 7
4 64 (31.68%) Windows Server
5 60 (29.70%) Microsoft
6 51 (25.25%) VMware
7 45 (22.28%) ITIL
8 33 (16.34%) MS Office
9 31 (15.35%) Firewall
10 30 (14.85%) MS Exchange
11 29 (14.36%) Cisco
11 29 (14.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (13.86%) Security Cleared
13 26 (12.87%) MS Excel
14 24 (11.88%) WAN
15 23 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (10.89%) LAN
17 20 (9.90%) Windows 8
17 20 (9.90%) SLA
18 19 (9.41%) DHCP
18 19 (9.41%) SCCM
19 18 (8.91%) TCP/IP
19 18 (8.91%) DNS
19 18 (8.91%) Citrix
19 18 (8.91%) Windows 10
20 17 (8.42%) Juniper
20 17 (8.42%) VPN
21 16 (7.92%) Linux
21 16 (7.92%) Windows Server 2003
22 15 (7.43%) 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 30 (14.85%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (5.94%) Skype for Business
4 11 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.47%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.48%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.99%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.99%) Apache
8 2 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.99%) IIS
8 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.50%) Confluence
9 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 33 (16.34%) MS Office
2 26 (12.87%) MS Excel
3 13 (6.44%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.50%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.50%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.95%) Office 365
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (15.35%) Firewall
2 24 (11.88%) WAN
3 22 (10.89%) LAN
4 19 (9.41%) DHCP
5 18 (8.91%) DNS
5 18 (8.91%) TCP/IP
6 17 (8.42%) VPN
7 14 (6.93%) Junos
8 13 (6.44%) tcpdump
8 13 (6.44%) Wireshark
9 11 (5.45%) Skype
10 10 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (4.95%) VoIP
11 7 (3.47%) Internet
12 6 (2.97%) PABX
13 5 (2.48%) OpenScape
13 5 (2.48%) Unified Communications
14 4 (1.98%) Intranet
14 4 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (1.98%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.99%) MS Access
3 2 (0.99%) MySQL
3 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) JIRA
General
1 6 (2.97%) Finance
1 6 (2.97%) Telecoms
2 5 (2.48%) Military
3 4 (1.98%) Banking
4 1 (0.50%) Electronics
4 1 (0.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.50%) Marketing
4 1 (0.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.48%) .NET
2 2 (0.99%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.99%) Classic ASP
2 2 (0.99%) Spring
2 2 (0.99%) Spring MVC
3 1 (0.50%) J2EE
3 1 (0.50%) Web Services
3 1 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (2.97%) Driving Licence
1 6 (2.97%) Handset
1 6 (2.97%) IVR
1 6 (2.97%) Smartphone
2 5 (2.48%) Blackberry
2 5 (2.48%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.98%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.49%) iPhone
5 2 (0.99%) CMDB
5 2 (0.99%) Replication
6 1 (0.50%) BYOD
6 1 (0.50%) CCTV
6 1 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.50%) EPoS
6 1 (0.50%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.50%) NHS
6 1 (0.50%) PKI
6 1 (0.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 152 (75.25%) Windows
2 79 (39.11%) Windows 7
3 64 (31.68%) Windows Server
4 29 (14.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (9.90%) Windows 8
7 18 (8.91%) Windows 10
8 16 (7.92%) Linux
8 16 (7.92%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (5.94%) Windows XP
10 7 (3.47%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.97%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.98%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.49%) Unix
14 1 (0.50%) AIX
14 1 (0.50%) Android
14 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.50%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.28%) ITIL
2 8 (3.96%) Service Management
3 7 (3.47%) Service Delivery
4 6 (2.97%) Migration
5 5 (2.48%) Configuration Management
5 5 (2.48%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (2.48%) Problem Management
5 5 (2.48%) SIEM
6 4 (1.98%) Change Management
6 4 (1.98%) ITIL V3
6 4 (1.98%) Project Management
7 3 (1.49%) DevOps
7 3 (1.49%) Line Management
7 3 (1.49%) Network Design
7 3 (1.49%) Network Management
7 3 (1.49%) PRINCE2
7 3 (1.49%) Time Management
7 3 (1.49%) Workflow
8 2 (0.99%) Mentoring
8 2 (0.99%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.44%) SQL
2 10 (4.95%) Java
3 6 (2.97%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.49%) Perl
5 2 (0.99%) C++
5 2 (0.99%) PHP
5 2 (0.99%) VBA
6 1 (0.50%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (13.86%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.43%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.95%) CCNA
3 10 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (4.46%) CCNP
4 9 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.96%) DBS Check
6 7 (3.47%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.48%) MCSE
8 4 (1.98%) MCSA
9 2 (0.99%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.99%) CISSP
9 2 (0.99%) MCP
9 2 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.50%) CCA
10 1 (0.50%) CCDA
10 1 (0.50%) CCIE
10 1 (0.50%) HNC
10 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.90%) SLA
2 3 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 99 (49.01%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.93%) Hyper-V
2 14 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.98%) VMware ESX
3 4 (1.98%) vSphere
4 3 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.49%) XenApp
5 2 (0.99%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.99%) UAG
5 2 (0.99%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (9.41%) SCCM
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (0.99%) SCDPM
4 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.50%) Nagios
4 1 (0.50%) Netcool
4 1 (0.50%) SCOM
4 1 (0.50%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (29.70%) Microsoft
2 51 (25.25%) VMware
3 29 (14.36%) Cisco
4 18 (8.91%) Citrix
5 17 (8.42%) Juniper
6 14 (6.93%) CheckPoint
7 11 (5.45%) Apple
7 11 (5.45%) HP
8 7 (3.47%) Dell
8 7 (3.47%) Lotus
9 4 (1.98%) Oracle
9 4 (1.98%) Remedy
10 3 (1.49%) BT
11 2 (0.99%) AppSense
11 2 (0.99%) Canon
11 2 (0.99%) Forcepoint
11 2 (0.99%) Intel Security
11 2 (0.99%) Samsung
11 2 (0.99%) Sophos
11 2 (0.99%) WatchGuard