The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 89 61 92
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 45 53 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.47% 2.47% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 2.65% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 22 18
Average daily rate
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£225 £210 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -21.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £111 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £307 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £215 £218
% change year-on-year
-4.65% -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 7
Average hourly rate £13.25 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.28% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.75 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.38 £21.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2851 2001 2847
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.02% 93.37% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1858 1228 1720
Average daily rate £360 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 136 195
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Support Engineer
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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 July 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 30 July 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 -7 12 £242 +103.78% 4
Devon -11 8 £230 -11.53% 3
Dorset 0 7 £133 -24.28% 2
Somerset -20 7 £325 +170.83% 4
Bristol -20 5 £115 -23.33% 6
Gloucestershire -23 5 £163 -43.47% 1
Cornwall - - - - 3
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 83 (87.37%) Windows
2 50 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 47 (49.47%) Windows 7
4 24 (25.26%) Windows XP
5 22 (23.16%) MS Office
6 21 (22.11%) Active Directory
7 20 (21.05%) MCP
7 20 (21.05%) VMware
8 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (18.95%) ITIL
8 18 (18.95%) SLA
9 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
9 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (16.84%) Security Cleared
11 15 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
12 13 (13.68%) Firewall
12 13 (13.68%) Service Management
12 13 (13.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 12 (12.63%) Service Delivery
13 12 (12.63%) MS Excel
13 12 (12.63%) ITSM
14 11 (11.58%) Front Office
14 11 (11.58%) Back Office
14 11 (11.58%) Workflow
14 11 (11.58%) Statistics
14 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
14 11 (11.58%) Internet
14 11 (11.58%) Capacity Planning
15 10 (10.53%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.05%) IIS
5 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (23.16%) MS Office
2 12 (12.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) Windchill
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.68%) Firewall
2 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
2 11 (11.58%) Internet
3 9 (9.47%) DNS
3 9 (9.47%) DHCP
4 6 (6.32%) WAN
4 6 (6.32%) LAN
5 5 (5.26%) Wireless
6 3 (3.16%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.11%) Network Security
7 2 (2.11%) VLAN
7 2 (2.11%) VoIP
8 1 (1.05%) WLAN
8 1 (1.05%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.05%) MySQL
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
General
1 11 (11.58%) Front Office
1 11 (11.58%) Back Office
2 10 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.05%) .NET
1 1 (1.05%) OLE
1 1 (1.05%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Statistics
2 10 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.05%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 83 (87.37%) Windows
2 47 (49.47%) Windows 7
3 24 (25.26%) Windows XP
4 17 (17.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (10.53%) Linux
6 9 (9.47%) UNIX
6 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.26%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.16%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.95%) ITIL
2 13 (13.68%) Service Management
3 12 (12.63%) Service Delivery
3 12 (12.63%) ITSM
4 11 (11.58%) Workflow
4 11 (11.58%) Capacity Planning
5 10 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (10.53%) Risk Analysis
6 5 (5.26%) Migration
7 3 (3.16%) Time Management
8 2 (2.11%) Kanban
8 2 (2.11%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.11%) Scrum
8 2 (2.11%) Project Management
9 1 (1.05%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.05%) Change Management
9 1 (1.05%) Security Management
9 1 (1.05%) Data Management
9 1 (1.05%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.05%) C
1 1 (1.05%) C#
1 1 (1.05%) C++
1 1 (1.05%) Java
1 1 (1.05%) SQL
1 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
1 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
1 1 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (21.05%) MCP
2 18 (18.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (16.84%) Security Cleared
4 13 (13.68%) SC Cleared
4 13 (13.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (4.21%) MCSE
6 3 (3.16%) MCSA
7 1 (1.05%) CCNA
7 1 (1.05%) MCSD
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.05%) Degree
7 1 (1.05%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (18.95%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (22.11%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.16%) vSphere
4 2 (2.11%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.11%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) SCCM
2 2 (2.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 20 (21.05%) VMware
3 8 (8.42%) Citrix
4 7 (7.37%) Infoblox
5 6 (6.32%) Cisco
6 5 (5.26%) HP
7 3 (3.16%) Compaq
7 3 (3.16%) Dell
7 3 (3.16%) Apple
7 3 (3.16%) Avaya
7 3 (3.16%) Mitel
8 1 (1.05%) IBM
8 1 (1.05%) Remedy
8 1 (1.05%) NetApp
8 1 (1.05%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.05%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.05%) Trustwave
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