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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 41 28 18
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 8 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.34% 3.18% 5.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.52% 3.35% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Average daily rate
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£203 £310 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.67% +51.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £196 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £430 £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £193 £250
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -23.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +17.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
317 269 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 92.69% 95.05% 89.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 183 83
Average daily rate £360 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £524 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 36
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.13 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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
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 26 January 2015, 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 7 (33.33%) Windows
1 7 (33.33%) MPEG
1 7 (33.33%) DVB
2 6 (28.57%) Citrix
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (19.05%) MS Office
4 4 (19.05%) MCSA
4 4 (19.05%) MCDST
4 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
5 3 (14.29%) VMware
5 3 (14.29%) LAN
5 3 (14.29%) WAN
5 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (9.52%) SQL
6 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
6 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL
6 2 (9.52%) MCP
6 2 (9.52%) MCSE
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.52%) WLAN
6 2 (9.52%) MCTS
7 1 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (4.76%) Network Security
7 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) DVB
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) WLAN
4 1 (4.76%) VoIP
4 1 (4.76%) DHCP
4 1 (4.76%) VPN
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) Wireless
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security
General
1 1 (4.76%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) MPEG
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 1 (4.76%) Migration
2 1 (4.76%) Data Analysis
2 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (4.76%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (19.05%) MCDST
2 4 (19.05%) MCSA
3 2 (9.52%) MCP
3 2 (9.52%) MCSE
3 2 (9.52%) MCTS
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 6 (28.57%) Citrix
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Remedy
3 1 (4.76%) HP
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