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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 84 75 58
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 67 39 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.98% 1.80% 2.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 1.94% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 28
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£200 £246 £173
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.78% +42.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £137 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £284 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 29
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £17.75 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £15.23
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -8.89%
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
3176 2007 2874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.83% 92.40% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2068 1290 1645
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 166 243
Average hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.50 £45.00
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 20 October 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 20 October 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
Bristol -19 17 £140 -17.64% 18
Wiltshire -4 12 £175 - 8
Devon -12 12 £200 - 5
Somerset -7 10 £238 -11.21% 7
Gloucestershire -18 8 £220 -24.16% 7
Dorset -4 6 £185 +5.71% 3
Cornwall +1 1 £225 - 1
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 86 (81.13%) Windows
2 40 (37.74%) Microsoft
3 35 (33.02%) Windows 7
4 31 (29.25%) Active Directory
5 21 (19.81%) TCP/IP
6 18 (16.98%) Windows XP
7 17 (16.04%) LAN
7 17 (16.04%) WAN
7 17 (16.04%) MS Office
8 16 (15.09%) VMware
8 16 (15.09%) Security Cleared
9 15 (14.15%) Firewall
9 15 (14.15%) MS Excel
9 15 (14.15%) Citrix
10 14 (13.21%) DNS
10 14 (13.21%) Cisco
10 14 (13.21%) MS Exchange
10 14 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared
11 13 (12.26%) Internet
11 13 (12.26%) Linux
12 12 (11.32%) ITIL
13 11 (10.38%) Finance
13 11 (10.38%) DHCP
14 10 (9.43%) UNIX
14 10 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
15 9 (8.49%) SLA
16 8 (7.55%) SharePoint
16 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 14 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.55%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.89%) IIS
4 2 (1.89%) Lync
5 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.94%) Apache
5 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (16.04%) MS Office
2 15 (14.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) Office 365
2 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.81%) TCP/IP
2 17 (16.04%) LAN
2 17 (16.04%) WAN
3 15 (14.15%) Firewall
4 14 (13.21%) DNS
5 13 (12.26%) Internet
6 11 (10.38%) DHCP
7 6 (5.66%) VoIP
7 6 (5.66%) Wireless
8 4 (3.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (3.77%) SAN
8 4 (3.77%) OSPF
9 3 (2.83%) VPN
9 3 (2.83%) Network Security
9 3 (2.83%) MPLS
9 3 (2.83%) VLAN
10 2 (1.89%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.89%) BGP
10 2 (1.89%) Telnet
10 2 (1.89%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.89%) MySQL
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.94%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) MSI
General
1 11 (10.38%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.89%) Military
4 1 (0.94%) Marketing
4 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.94%) Back Office
4 1 (0.94%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.94%) HTML
1 1 (0.94%) .NET
1 1 (0.94%) OLE
1 1 (0.94%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.77%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.89%) IVR
5 1 (0.94%) PDA
5 1 (0.94%) CMDB
5 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.94%) iPhone
5 1 (0.94%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.94%) iPad
5 1 (0.94%) AS400
5 1 (0.94%) Clustering
5 1 (0.94%) DTV
5 1 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 86 (81.13%) Windows
2 35 (33.02%) Windows 7
3 18 (16.98%) Windows XP
4 14 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (12.26%) Linux
6 10 (9.43%) UNIX
7 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (7.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.66%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.83%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.89%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.32%) ITIL
2 4 (3.77%) Migration
3 3 (2.83%) Project Management
3 3 (2.83%) Service Management
3 3 (2.83%) Service Delivery
4 2 (1.89%) Change Management
4 2 (1.89%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.89%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (1.89%) Incident Management
4 2 (1.89%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (1.89%) Network Management
4 2 (1.89%) Network Performance Management
4 2 (1.89%) Time Management
4 2 (1.89%) Performance Management
4 2 (1.89%) Workflow
5 1 (0.94%) Data Protection
5 1 (0.94%) Change Control
5 1 (0.94%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (0.94%) Mentoring
5 1 (0.94%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.72%) SQL
2 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
2 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.94%) Ruby
2 1 (0.94%) C
2 1 (0.94%) C#
2 1 (0.94%) C++
2 1 (0.94%) Java
2 1 (0.94%) RPG
Qualifications
1 16 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.26%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.60%) MCP
4 6 (5.66%) MCSE
4 6 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.72%) CCNP
6 3 (2.83%) CCNA
7 2 (1.89%) CCIE
7 2 (1.89%) CISSP
7 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.94%) JNCIP
8 1 (0.94%) MCITP
8 1 (0.94%) Degree
8 1 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.94%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (29.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.89%) XenApp
4 2 (1.89%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.89%) vSphere
4 2 (1.89%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.94%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.94%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.94%) Novell eDirectory
5 1 (0.94%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) SCCM
2 3 (2.83%) WSUS
3 1 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.94%) SCOM
3 1 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 40 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.09%) VMware
3 15 (14.15%) Citrix
4 14 (13.21%) Cisco
5 7 (6.60%) Infoblox
6 5 (4.72%) Apple
6 5 (4.72%) HP
7 3 (2.83%) Dell
7 3 (2.83%) Avaya
7 3 (2.83%) Remedy
8 2 (1.89%) McAfee
8 2 (1.89%) Juniper
8 2 (1.89%) IBM
9 1 (0.94%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.94%) Symantec
9 1 (0.94%) Mitel
9 1 (0.94%) Brocade
9 1 (0.94%) WatchGuard
9 1 (0.94%) NetApp
9 1 (0.94%) Novell
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