The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support Engineer
UK
Rank 467 528 522
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 114 90 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 31 30
Median daily rate £175 £175 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £115 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £238 £253
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £160 £190
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 42 31
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.55 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

IT Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured IT Support Engineer in the job title.

IT Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

IT Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

IT Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IT Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

IT Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Support Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +59 103 £175 - 69
London +19 31 £175 - 13
South East +14 19 £225 +45.16% 19
East of England +4 15 £175 -15.66% 11
South West +16 10 £140 - 7
East Midlands +9 9 £233 - 1
Hampshire +17 8 £225 - 5
Yorkshire +20 7 £200 - 3
North West +24 5 £200 +56.86% 11
Manchester +17 5 £200 +56.86% 7
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £125 -45.94% 5
South Yorkshire - 5 £200 -
Sheffield - 5 £200 -
Basingstoke - 5 £225 -
Bristol - 5 - - 1
Cambridge +5 4 - - 5
Suffolk -4 4 £190 -36.66% 1
Northamptonshire -10 4 £340 -
Northampton -11 4 £340 -
County Antrim -12 4 £175 -
Belfast -13 4 £175 -
Northern Ireland -15 4 £175 -
South Wales +18 3 £178 -11.25%
Surrey +18 3 £130 +4.00% 2
Wales +9 3 £178 -11.25%
Leicestershire +8 3 £125 -
Oxfordshire +3 3 £148 +5.35% 1
Hertfordshire +3 3 £300 +30.43% 4
West Midlands -6 3 £200 - 4
North East - 3 £128 -

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring IT Support Engineer in the job title.

1 160 (72.07%) Windows
2 132 (59.46%) Active Directory
3 99 (44.59%) Microsoft
4 77 (34.68%) Windows 7
5 67 (30.18%) MS Office
6 55 (24.77%) Windows Server
7 50 (22.52%) MS Excel
8 45 (20.27%) ITIL
9 44 (19.82%) Office 365
10 42 (18.92%) MS Exchange
11 40 (18.02%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (15.77%) VMware
13 34 (15.32%) SCCM
13 34 (15.32%) Windows 10
14 32 (14.41%) Windows 8
15 31 (13.96%) Windows Server 2012
16 27 (12.16%) Apple
17 26 (11.71%) Citrix
18 23 (10.36%) SLA
18 23 (10.36%) WAN
19 22 (9.91%) Windows XP
20 21 (9.46%) DNS
20 21 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
21 19 (8.56%) VMware Infrastructure
21 19 (8.56%) Firewall
22 18 (8.11%) DHCP
22 18 (8.11%) Cisco
22 18 (8.11%) LAN
22 18 (8.11%) Hyper-V
23 16 (7.21%) SharePoint

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (18.92%) MS Exchange
2 21 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (7.21%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (4.50%) Skype for Business
6 8 (3.60%) IIS
7 6 (2.70%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 67 (30.18%) MS Office
2 50 (22.52%) MS Excel
3 9 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.45%) MS Project
5 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.45%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 44 (19.82%) Office 365
2 7 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.70%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.45%) G Suite
5 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.36%) WAN
2 21 (9.46%) DNS
3 19 (8.56%) Firewall
4 18 (8.11%) DHCP
4 18 (8.11%) LAN
5 13 (5.86%) VPN
6 10 (4.50%) SAN
6 10 (4.50%) TCP/IP
7 9 (4.05%) Internet
8 8 (3.60%) Wireless
9 7 (3.15%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (2.70%) VoIP
11 5 (2.25%) Skype
11 5 (2.25%) SNMP
11 5 (2.25%) VLAN
12 4 (1.80%) WLAN
13 3 (1.35%) IP Telephony
13 3 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.90%) 3G
14 2 (0.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (4.50%) Finance
2 7 (3.15%) Advertising
2 7 (3.15%) Retail
3 6 (2.70%) Banking
4 5 (2.25%) Legal
5 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.45%) Electronics
6 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.45%) HTML
1 1 (0.45%) Software Packaging
1 1 (0.45%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.86%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.41%) Driving Licence
3 11 (4.95%) Smartphone
4 8 (3.60%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.70%) iPhone
5 6 (2.70%) RSA SecurID
6 5 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.80%) iPad
8 2 (0.90%) BYOD
8 2 (0.90%) EPoS
9 1 (0.45%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (0.45%) Clustering
9 1 (0.45%) Fintech
9 1 (0.45%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.45%) NHS
9 1 (0.45%) PKI
9 1 (0.45%) Replication
9 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 160 (72.07%) Windows
2 77 (34.68%) Windows 7
3 55 (24.77%) Windows Server
4 40 (18.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (15.32%) Windows 10
6 32 (14.41%) Windows 8
7 31 (13.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (9.91%) Windows XP
9 15 (6.76%) Android
10 10 (4.50%) Mac OS X
10 10 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (3.60%) Mac OS
12 7 (3.15%) Linux
13 5 (2.25%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.90%) SUSE
14 2 (0.90%) Unix
15 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.45%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (20.27%) ITIL
2 16 (7.21%) Incident Management
3 14 (6.31%) Service Management
4 12 (5.41%) Service Delivery
5 8 (3.60%) Change Management
5 8 (3.60%) ITSM
6 7 (3.15%) ITIL V3
7 6 (2.70%) Asset Management
7 6 (2.70%) Migration
8 5 (2.25%) Application Packaging
8 5 (2.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.25%) Fault Management
8 5 (2.25%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (2.25%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (1.80%) Chat Support
9 4 (1.80%) Network Management
10 3 (1.35%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (1.35%) CRM
10 3 (1.35%) Software Distribution
10 3 (1.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.95%) SQL
2 9 (4.05%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.80%) C
4 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (6.76%) DBS Check
1 15 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 11 (4.95%) MCSE
4 8 (3.60%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.70%) MCP
6 3 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.35%) Degree
6 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.35%) MCSA
7 2 (0.90%) CCNA
7 2 (0.90%) MCTS
8 1 (0.45%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.45%) MCITP
8 1 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.36%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 132 (59.46%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.05%) XenApp
5 5 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.80%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.90%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.45%) Firmware
8 1 (0.45%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 34 (15.32%) SCCM
2 3 (1.35%) Backup Exec
2 3 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.90%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.90%) WSUS
4 1 (0.45%) DameWare
4 1 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.45%) SCOM
4 1 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.45%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 99 (44.59%) Microsoft
2 35 (15.77%) VMware
3 27 (12.16%) Apple
4 26 (11.71%) Citrix
5 18 (8.11%) Cisco
6 12 (5.41%) Dell
6 12 (5.41%) HP
7 8 (3.60%) Intel Security
8 6 (2.70%) Lotus
8 6 (2.70%) Symantec
8 6 (2.70%) Toshiba
9 5 (2.25%) Bloomberg
9 5 (2.25%) Reuters
10 3 (1.35%) Adobe
10 3 (1.35%) Avaya
10 3 (1.35%) Google
11 2 (0.90%) CA
11 2 (0.90%) NetApp
11 2 (0.90%) Remedy
12 1 (0.45%) Wyse
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