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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 61 104 49
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 73 39 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.45% 1.30% 3.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 1.41% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 22 29
Average daily rate
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£190 £313 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.20% +20.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £115 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £325 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £200 £240
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 13
Average hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £13.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% +7.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.05 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.98 £22.30 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +5.00%
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
2798 2771 1947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.80% 92.49% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1754 1789 1173
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 196 143
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 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 +16 21 £269 +58.08% 10
Bristol +12 16 £125 +8.69% 10
Devon +11 15 £176 -6.40% 5
Somerset +13 10 £225 -30.76% 6
Dorset +1 6 £173 - 6
Gloucestershire -10 4 £324 +149.03% 10
Cornwall - 1 £238 -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 97 (67.36%) Windows
2 81 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 53 (36.81%) Microsoft
4 43 (29.86%) VMware
5 37 (25.69%) MS Exchange
6 36 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 30 (20.83%) MS Office
8 27 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (18.06%) Citrix
10 25 (17.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 24 (16.67%) ITIL
11 24 (16.67%) SQL
12 21 (14.58%) Windows XP
13 20 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
14 19 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (12.50%) Lotus
16 15 (10.42%) MS Excel
17 13 (9.03%) IBM Notes
18 12 (8.33%) SAN
18 12 (8.33%) Cisco
18 12 (8.33%) HP
18 12 (8.33%) Security Cleared
19 10 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2007
19 10 (6.94%) SQL Server
19 10 (6.94%) Firewall
20 9 (6.25%) Migration
20 9 (6.25%) TCP/IP
20 9 (6.25%) SCCM
21 8 (5.56%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 37 (25.69%) MS Exchange
2 20 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (9.03%) IBM Notes
4 10 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.78%) IIS
6 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.39%) Lync
7 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.69%) Apache
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 30 (20.83%) MS Office
2 15 (10.42%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) assyst
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.33%) SAN
2 10 (6.94%) Firewall
3 9 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.56%) LAN
5 7 (4.86%) VoIP
5 7 (4.86%) WAN
6 6 (4.17%) DNS
7 5 (3.47%) VPN
8 4 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (2.08%) MPLS
9 3 (2.08%) Internet
10 2 (1.39%) Radio Access Network
10 2 (1.39%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.69%) Wireless
11 1 (0.69%) SS7
11 1 (0.69%) BGP
11 1 (0.69%) OSPF
11 1 (0.69%) Intranet
11 1 (0.69%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.78%) MS Access
3 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.69%) MySQL
General
1 5 (3.47%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.08%) Finance
3 1 (0.69%) Electronics
3 1 (0.69%) Back Office
3 1 (0.69%) Military
3 1 (0.69%) Banking
3 1 (0.69%) Retail
3 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.78%) Web Services
2 1 (0.69%) Middleware
2 1 (0.69%) .NET
2 1 (0.69%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.78%) FMCG
2 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.08%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.08%) Statistics
3 2 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.69%) Replication
4 1 (0.69%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.69%) DTV
4 1 (0.69%) NHS
4 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.69%) RMADS
4 1 (0.69%) iPhone
4 1 (0.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 97 (67.36%) Windows
2 36 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 27 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (17.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (14.58%) Windows XP
6 19 (13.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.17%) Windows 2000
8 5 (3.47%) Windows NT
9 4 (2.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (2.78%) NetWare
9 4 (2.78%) Linux
9 4 (2.78%) SUSE
10 2 (1.39%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.39%) Android
11 1 (0.69%) UNIX
11 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.67%) ITIL
2 9 (6.25%) Migration
3 6 (4.17%) Asset Management
3 6 (4.17%) Service Delivery
4 4 (2.78%) Digital Forensics
5 3 (2.08%) Change Management
5 3 (2.08%) Incident Management
6 2 (1.39%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (1.39%) Capacity Management
6 2 (1.39%) Mentoring
6 2 (1.39%) Release Management
6 2 (1.39%) Data Migration
6 2 (1.39%) Load Balancing
6 2 (1.39%) Data Management
6 2 (1.39%) Data Analysis
6 2 (1.39%) Service Management
6 2 (1.39%) Configuration Management
6 2 (1.39%) Risk Management
7 1 (0.69%) Programme Management
7 1 (0.69%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.67%) SQL
2 4 (2.78%) T-SQL
2 4 (2.78%) VBScript
3 3 (2.08%) VB
3 3 (2.08%) C
3 3 (2.08%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.17%) Degree
4 5 (3.47%) CCNA
4 5 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.78%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.08%) CCNP
7 2 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.69%) JSP 440
System Software
1 81 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 18 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.86%) XenDesktop
4 6 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (3.47%) XenApp
5 5 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (2.08%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.39%) vSphere
9 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.69%) Firmware
9 1 (0.69%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 9 (6.25%) SCCM
2 4 (2.78%) ZENworks
3 3 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.39%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.69%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.69%) WSUS
5 1 (0.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (36.81%) Microsoft
2 43 (29.86%) VMware
3 26 (18.06%) Citrix
4 18 (12.50%) Lotus
5 12 (8.33%) Cisco
5 12 (8.33%) HP
6 7 (4.86%) Novell
7 6 (4.17%) Avaya
8 5 (3.47%) Dell
9 3 (2.08%) McAfee
9 3 (2.08%) Juniper
10 2 (1.39%) Veeam
10 2 (1.39%) Apple
10 2 (1.39%) Compaq
10 2 (1.39%) Remedy
11 1 (0.69%) Symantec
11 1 (0.69%) IBM
11 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.69%) NetApp
11 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
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