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 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 81 76 59
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 63 32 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.89% 1.42% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.02% 1.53% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 10 27
Average daily rate
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£210 £221 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £175 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £292 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £225 £246
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 29
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £15.94
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.92 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -7.18%
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
3117 2096 2912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.44% 92.83% 93.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2021 1336 1699
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 163 249
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 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 22 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 +3 17 £200 - 10
Bristol -9 12 £125 - 14
Devon -4 11 £200 - 4
Somerset -5 10 £300 +12.14% 12
Gloucestershire -18 6 £235 -21.66% 3
Dorset -2 5 £170 -2.85% 3
Cornwall -2 1 £225 - 1
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 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 88 (82.24%) Windows
2 51 (47.66%) Microsoft
3 47 (43.93%) Windows 7
4 29 (27.10%) Active Directory
5 23 (21.50%) ITIL
5 23 (21.50%) VMware
6 21 (19.63%) SLA
7 20 (18.69%) MCP
7 20 (18.69%) Security Cleared
8 19 (17.76%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (16.82%) MS Office
9 18 (16.82%) Windows XP
9 18 (16.82%) TCP/IP
9 18 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (14.95%) MS Excel
10 16 (14.95%) MS Exchange
10 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (14.95%) SC Cleared
11 15 (14.02%) Service Management
12 14 (13.08%) Service Delivery
12 14 (13.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 13 (12.15%) Firewall
13 13 (12.15%) Management Information System
13 13 (12.15%) Workflow
13 13 (12.15%) LAN
13 13 (12.15%) Internet
14 12 (11.21%) DNS
14 12 (11.21%) Citrix
14 12 (11.21%) WAN
14 12 (11.21%) Back Office

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 16 (14.95%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.48%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.87%) Lync
4 2 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.93%) IIS
5 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (16.82%) MS Office
2 16 (14.95%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.82%) TCP/IP
2 13 (12.15%) LAN
2 13 (12.15%) Internet
2 13 (12.15%) Firewall
3 12 (11.21%) DNS
3 12 (11.21%) WAN
4 10 (9.35%) DHCP
5 4 (3.74%) SAN
5 4 (3.74%) Wireless
6 3 (2.80%) OSPF
6 3 (2.80%) Network Security
6 3 (2.80%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.87%) Telnet
7 2 (1.87%) VLAN
7 2 (1.87%) MPLS
7 2 (1.87%) FTP
7 2 (1.87%) SNMP
7 2 (1.87%) VoIP
7 2 (1.87%) VPN
8 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.93%) MySQL
General
1 12 (11.21%) Back Office
2 11 (10.28%) Front Office
2 11 (10.28%) Finance
3 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.87%) Military
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) HTML
1 1 (0.93%) .NET
1 1 (0.93%) OLE
1 1 (0.93%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.15%) Management Information System
2 11 (10.28%) Statistics
3 7 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.87%) IVR
4 2 (1.87%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.93%) DTV
5 1 (0.93%) AS400
5 1 (0.93%) Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) CMDB
5 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.93%) iPhone
5 1 (0.93%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.93%) iPad
5 1 (0.93%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 88 (82.24%) Windows
2 47 (43.93%) Windows 7
3 18 (16.82%) Windows XP
4 16 (14.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (10.28%) Linux
6 10 (9.35%) UNIX
7 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (8.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.74%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.80%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.87%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.50%) ITIL
2 15 (14.02%) Service Management
3 14 (13.08%) Service Delivery
4 13 (12.15%) Workflow
5 12 (11.21%) ITSM
6 11 (10.28%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (9.35%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (9.35%) Risk Analysis
8 6 (5.61%) Migration
9 3 (2.80%) Project Management
10 2 (1.87%) Time Management
10 2 (1.87%) Performance Management
10 2 (1.87%) Network Management
10 2 (1.87%) Network Performance Management
10 2 (1.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (1.87%) Incident Management
10 2 (1.87%) Requirements Analysis
10 2 (1.87%) Change Management
10 2 (1.87%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.93%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.80%) SQL
2 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
2 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.93%) Ruby
2 1 (0.93%) C
2 1 (0.93%) C#
2 1 (0.93%) C++
2 1 (0.93%) Java
2 1 (0.93%) RPG
Qualifications
1 20 (18.69%) MCP
1 20 (18.69%) Security Cleared
2 19 (17.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (14.95%) SC Cleared
4 14 (13.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (4.67%) MCSE
6 4 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.80%) CCNP
8 2 (1.87%) CCNA
8 2 (1.87%) CCIE
8 2 (1.87%) CISSP
8 2 (1.87%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.93%) MCITP
9 1 (0.93%) Degree
9 1 (0.93%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.93%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.93%) MCSA
9 1 (0.93%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (19.63%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (27.10%) Active Directory
2 18 (16.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.74%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.87%) XenApp
4 2 (1.87%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.87%) vSphere
4 2 (1.87%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.93%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) SCCM
2 2 (1.87%) WSUS
3 1 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
3 1 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 51 (47.66%) Microsoft
2 23 (21.50%) VMware
3 12 (11.21%) Citrix
4 11 (10.28%) Cisco
5 7 (6.54%) Infoblox
6 5 (4.67%) HP
7 4 (3.74%) Apple
8 3 (2.80%) Dell
8 3 (2.80%) Remedy
9 2 (1.87%) IBM
9 2 (1.87%) Avaya
10 1 (0.93%) Juniper
10 1 (0.93%) NetApp
10 1 (0.93%) Novell
10 1 (0.93%) Compaq
10 1 (0.93%) McAfee
10 1 (0.93%) Mitel
10 1 (0.93%) LANDesk
10 1 (0.93%) SAP
10 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
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