The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 15 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 33 23 39
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 16 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 4.10% 4.75% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.41% 4.92% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £225 £245
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 4
Average hourly rate - £15.36 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
363 325 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 93.08% 96.44% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 216 156
Average daily rate £340 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £531 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 43 63
Average hourly rate £26.00 £11.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.27% -26.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.55 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Engineer across the Southampton region.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer across the Southampton region.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 10 (38.46%) Linux
2 9 (34.62%) Oracle
2 9 (34.62%) WebLogic
2 9 (34.62%) Middleware
2 9 (34.62%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (34.62%) DevOps
3 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
3 8 (30.77%) YUM
3 8 (30.77%) Puppet
4 7 (26.92%) Windows
4 7 (26.92%) DVB
4 7 (26.92%) MPEG
5 6 (23.08%) MySQL
5 6 (23.08%) Scrum
6 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
6 5 (19.23%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 4 (15.38%) SQL
8 3 (11.54%) MS Office
8 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
8 3 (11.54%) SOA
8 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
9 2 (7.69%) Vagrant
9 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
9 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
9 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
9 2 (7.69%) Citrix
9 2 (7.69%) MS Excel

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 9 (34.62%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) DVB
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) WLAN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (23.08%) MySQL
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (34.62%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) MPEG
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 10 (38.46%) Linux
2 7 (26.92%) Windows
3 5 (19.23%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) DevOps
2 6 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (11.54%) SOA
4 1 (3.85%) Migration
4 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) MCP
3 1 (3.85%) MCSA
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) MCDST
3 1 (3.85%) MCTS
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) YUM
1 8 (30.77%) Puppet
2 2 (7.69%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) Mitel
4 1 (3.85%) HP