The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Southampton 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 33 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 9 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.36% 4.10% 3.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 4.28% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 3
Average daily rate £216 £170 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.20% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £158 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £263 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% -34.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £11.00 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.41 £13.74 £18.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Job Titles Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
360 257 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 94.24% 95.90% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 160 122
Average daily rate £325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £585 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 47 48
Average hourly rate £19.50 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.35 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Support Engineer
Hampshire

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) MS Office
3 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
3 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
4 5 (26.32%) Oracle
5 4 (21.05%) SQL
5 4 (21.05%) Linux
5 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
5 4 (21.05%) HP
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (15.79%) VMware
6 3 (15.79%) Citrix
6 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
7 2 (10.53%) SOA
7 2 (10.53%) SLA
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
7 2 (10.53%) MySQL
7 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
7 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (10.53%) SAN
7 2 (10.53%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (10.53%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
7 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
7 2 (10.53%) vSphere
8 1 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
1 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) WLAN
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
2 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Handset
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Windows XP
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) SOA
1 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
2 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) MCDST
1 1 (5.26%) MCTS
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) MCSA
1 1 (5.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Oracle
2 4 (21.05%) HP
3 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.26%) Thunderhead
5 1 (5.26%) Mitel
5 1 (5.26%) Guidewire
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp