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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 58 70 95
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 103 80 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 3.38% 2.50% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.56% 2.62% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 22 25
Median daily rate £300 £185 £242
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.16% -23.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £120 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £230 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £206 £213
% change year-on-year
+26.06% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 30 5
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.50 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £19.60 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.32 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +5.29%
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
2890 3056 2843
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.79% 95.50% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1868 1952 1859
Median daily rate £368 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.67% +2.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 203 170
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.03 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.50% -4.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.19 £38.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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
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 27 July 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 +8 31 £375 +36.36% 6
Somerset +29 21 £300 +33.33% 6
Bristol +5 18 £150 +13.20% 8
Gloucestershire -2 13 £325 +5.69% 2
Devon -2 8 £205 -3.52% 1
Dorset -3 8 £165 +37.50% 6
Cornwall - 2 - - 4
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 146 (73.00%) Windows
2 95 (47.50%) Active Directory
3 71 (35.50%) Windows 7
4 62 (31.00%) Windows Server
5 59 (29.50%) Microsoft
6 49 (24.50%) VMware
7 41 (20.50%) ITIL
8 30 (15.00%) MS Office
9 29 (14.50%) Cisco
10 28 (14.00%) MS Exchange
10 28 (14.00%) Firewall
11 27 (13.50%) Security Cleared
12 25 (12.50%) WAN
13 24 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (11.50%) LAN
14 23 (11.50%) MS Excel
15 21 (10.50%) Windows Server 2008
16 20 (10.00%) Windows 8
17 19 (9.50%) SLA
18 17 (8.50%) VPN
18 17 (8.50%) Linux
18 17 (8.50%) SQL Server
18 17 (8.50%) SQL
18 17 (8.50%) Windows 10
19 16 (8.00%) DNS
19 16 (8.00%) TCP/IP
19 16 (8.00%) Citrix
19 16 (8.00%) SCCM
20 15 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
20 15 (7.50%) DHCP

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 28 (14.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.50%) Skype for Business
3 10 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.50%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.00%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.00%) Alfresco
7 2 (1.00%) Apache
7 2 (1.00%) IIS
7 2 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.50%) Confluence
8 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 30 (15.00%) MS Office
2 23 (11.50%) MS Excel
3 9 (4.50%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.50%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.50%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
2 1 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.50%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.50%) Office 365
2 1 (0.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.50%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.00%) Firewall
2 25 (12.50%) WAN
3 23 (11.50%) LAN
4 17 (8.50%) VPN
5 16 (8.00%) DNS
5 16 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 15 (7.50%) DHCP
7 13 (6.50%) VoIP
8 11 (5.50%) Skype
9 10 (5.00%) Junos
10 9 (4.50%) tcpdump
10 9 (4.50%) Wireshark
11 8 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (4.00%) Internet
12 6 (3.00%) PABX
13 5 (2.50%) IP Telephony
13 5 (2.50%) OpenScape
13 5 (2.50%) Unified Communications
13 5 (2.50%) Wireless
14 4 (2.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.00%) MS Access
3 2 (1.00%) MySQL
3 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.50%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) JIRA
General
1 10 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.00%) Finance
3 5 (2.50%) Military
4 4 (2.00%) Banking
5 2 (1.00%) Electronics
5 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.00%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Billing
6 1 (0.50%) Publishing
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.50%) .NET
2 2 (1.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.00%) Classic ASP
2 2 (1.00%) Spring
2 2 (1.00%) 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 (3.00%) Handset
1 6 (3.00%) IVR
2 5 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.00%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.00%) Replication
4 3 (1.50%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.00%) CMDB
5 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.00%) iPhone
5 2 (1.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.00%) Virtual Team
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%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 146 (73.00%) Windows
2 71 (35.50%) Windows 7
3 62 (31.00%) Windows Server
4 24 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (10.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 17 (8.50%) Linux
7 17 (8.50%) Windows 10
8 15 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (4.50%) Windows XP
10 7 (3.50%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.00%) Mac OS X
11 4 (2.00%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.50%) Unix
13 1 (0.50%) AIX
13 1 (0.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.50%) ITIL
2 9 (4.50%) Service Management
3 8 (4.00%) ITIL V3
4 7 (3.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (3.50%) Migration
5 5 (2.50%) Configuration Management
5 5 (2.50%) Problem Management
5 5 (2.50%) Service Delivery
5 5 (2.50%) SIEM
6 4 (2.00%) Change Management
6 4 (2.00%) ITSM
6 4 (2.00%) Network Design
6 4 (2.00%) Performance Optimisation
7 3 (1.50%) DevOps
7 3 (1.50%) Mentoring
7 3 (1.50%) Network Management
7 3 (1.50%) Project Management
7 3 (1.50%) RAD
7 3 (1.50%) Time Management
8 2 (1.00%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 17 (8.50%) SQL
2 10 (5.00%) Java
3 6 (3.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.50%) C
4 3 (1.50%) Perl
5 2 (1.00%) C++
5 2 (1.00%) PHP
5 2 (1.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (13.50%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.50%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.00%) CCNA
5 7 (3.50%) CCNP
5 7 (3.50%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.50%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.50%) MCSA
7 3 (1.50%) MCSE
8 2 (1.00%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.00%) CISSP
8 2 (1.00%) Degree
8 2 (1.00%) MCP
8 2 (1.00%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.50%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (9.50%) SLA
2 3 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 95 (47.50%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.50%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.00%) vSphere
5 5 (2.50%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.50%) XenApp
5 5 (2.50%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.00%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.00%) UAG
7 3 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (8.00%) SCCM
2 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (0.50%) Nagios
2 1 (0.50%) Netcool
2 1 (0.50%) SCOM
2 1 (0.50%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (29.50%) Microsoft
2 49 (24.50%) VMware
3 29 (14.50%) Cisco
4 16 (8.00%) Citrix
5 14 (7.00%) Juniper
6 10 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 8 (4.00%) Apple
7 8 (4.00%) HP
8 6 (3.00%) Dell
8 6 (3.00%) Lotus
9 5 (2.50%) AppSense
9 5 (2.50%) Sophos
10 4 (2.00%) Canon
10 4 (2.00%) IBM
10 4 (2.00%) Oracle
10 4 (2.00%) Remedy
11 3 (1.50%) BT
11 3 (1.50%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.00%) Forcepoint
12 2 (1.00%) Siemens
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