The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 45 38 27
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 16 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 2.63% 2.75% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.82% 2.95% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 0
Average daily rate
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£195 £217 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.19% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £200 £240
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +5.00%
Support Engineer
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear 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
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
567 440 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 93.26% 93.22% 91.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 289 65
Average daily rate £370 £335 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.44% +11.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £465 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 14 17
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.93 £13.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.18% -9.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £10.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 £34.75 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 16 £195 -10.19%
Support Engineer
North East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 9 (40.91%) DHCP
4 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 7 (31.82%) DNS
6 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (27.27%) ITIL
6 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (22.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (18.18%) Change Management
8 4 (18.18%) Migration
8 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
8 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
8 4 (18.18%) SCCM
9 3 (13.64%) Change Control
9 3 (13.64%) XenApp
9 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
9 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
9 3 (13.64%) CA
9 3 (13.64%) Citrix
9 3 (13.64%) Clustering
10 2 (9.09%) Unicenter
10 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
10 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) DHCP
2 7 (31.82%) DNS
3 1 (4.55%) NAS
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) SAN
3 1 (4.55%) 3G
3 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (9.09%) DTS
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Change Management
2 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Change Control
3 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.55%) Software Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.55%) C#
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
1 1 (4.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.64%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (9.09%) MCSE
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) XenApp
3 1 (4.55%) vSphere
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (18.18%) SCCM
3 2 (9.09%) Unicenter
4 1 (4.55%) SCOM
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) CA
2 3 (13.64%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) Siemens
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (4.55%) AppSense
3 1 (4.55%) VMware