The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support Engineer
Rank 534 520 516
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 78 66 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 12 20
Average daily rate
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£200 £155 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -31.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £108 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £211 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £136 £213
% change year-on-year
+46.78% -35.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 31 35
Average hourly rate £14.25 £13.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £19.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £12.45 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+12.44% -17.00%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

IT Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
England 0 70 £200 +29.03% 55
London +29 29 £173 +11.29% 20
South East +5 13 £200 -17.86% 13
Yorkshire +8 10 £225 - 1
East of England -19 9 £225 - 6
Cambridgeshire +6 7 £225 - 3
Reading +16 4 - -
Berkshire +9 4 - - 2
West Yorkshire +8 4 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 4 £125 -
East Sussex - 4 - - 1
Uxbridge - 4 - -
Brighton - 4 - - 1
City of London +25 3 £204 +31.45% 8
Leeds +3 3 - -
East Midlands -4 3 £200 +45.45% 1
Scotland -15 3 - - 5
Hayes - 3 - - 1
Nottingham +12 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +4 2 - -
West Midlands -23 2 - - 5
Hampshire - 2 - - 3
North East - 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £125 -
West Sussex +3 1 - -
North West -7 1 £225 - 2
Cambridge -9 1 - -
Surrey -11 1 - - 2
Manchester -12 1 £225 -
Glasgow -14 1 - -

IT Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Support Engineer in their job title.

1 109 (74.66%) Windows
2 68 (46.58%) Active Directory
3 59 (40.41%) Microsoft
4 49 (33.56%) Windows 7
5 45 (30.82%) Windows XP
6 43 (29.45%) MS Office
7 40 (27.40%) MS Exchange
8 35 (23.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (22.60%) MS Excel
10 30 (20.55%) VMware
11 25 (17.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (15.07%) Cisco
13 20 (13.70%) Blackberry
14 15 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (10.27%) ITIL
15 13 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2003
16 12 (8.22%) Windows 8
16 12 (8.22%) Citrix
17 11 (7.53%) SLA
17 11 (7.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 11 (7.53%) Firewall
18 10 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2007
18 10 (6.85%) Internet
18 10 (6.85%) WAN
18 10 (6.85%) Lotus
18 10 (6.85%) IBM Notes
18 10 (6.85%) MCSE
19 9 (6.16%) Linux

IT Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 40 (27.40%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (8.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (7.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (6.85%) IBM Notes
5 7 (4.79%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.74%) Lync
7 2 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.37%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.37%) IIS
8 1 (0.68%) Drupal
8 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (29.45%) MS Office
2 33 (22.60%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.68%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.68%) CATIA
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.53%) Firewall
2 10 (6.85%) Internet
2 10 (6.85%) WAN
3 9 (6.16%) LAN
3 9 (6.16%) VoIP
4 8 (5.48%) SAN
5 6 (4.11%) DNS
6 5 (3.42%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.42%) VPN
7 4 (2.74%) Wireless
7 4 (2.74%) DHCP
8 2 (1.37%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.37%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.37%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.37%) Junos
8 2 (1.37%) DSL
8 2 (1.37%) Intranet
8 2 (1.37%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.68%) LDAP
9 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.68%) DataStage
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (4.79%) Telecoms
1 7 (4.79%) Finance
2 6 (4.11%) Banking
3 4 (2.74%) Advertising
4 2 (1.37%) Publishing
4 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.68%) Electronics
5 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
5 1 (0.68%) German Language
5 1 (0.68%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.74%) .NET
2 2 (1.37%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.68%) J2EE
3 1 (0.68%) JSP
3 1 (0.68%) Web Services
3 1 (0.68%) CORBA
3 1 (0.68%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.70%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.11%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.05%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.37%) iPhone
5 2 (1.37%) iPad
5 2 (1.37%) Clustering
5 2 (1.37%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.68%) DTV
6 1 (0.68%) CMDB
6 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 109 (74.66%) Windows
2 49 (33.56%) Windows 7
3 45 (30.82%) Windows XP
4 35 (23.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (17.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (8.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (8.22%) Windows 8
8 9 (6.16%) Linux
9 8 (5.48%) Mac OS
10 6 (4.11%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.74%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.74%) UNIX
12 3 (2.05%) Android
13 2 (1.37%) CentOS
13 2 (1.37%) SUSE
14 1 (0.68%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.68%) AIX
14 1 (0.68%) Solaris
14 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (10.27%) ITIL
2 5 (3.42%) Migration
2 5 (3.42%) Service Management
2 5 (3.42%) Incident Management
3 4 (2.74%) Time Management
3 4 (2.74%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (2.74%) Project Management
3 4 (2.74%) Configuration Management
3 4 (2.74%) Change Management
4 3 (2.05%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (2.05%) Problem Management
5 2 (1.37%) Test Scripting
5 2 (1.37%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (1.37%) Software Distribution
5 2 (1.37%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (1.37%) Service Delivery
5 2 (1.37%) CRM
5 2 (1.37%) PRINCE2
6 1 (0.68%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.68%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.42%) SQL
2 2 (1.37%) Java
3 1 (0.68%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.68%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (10.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (6.85%) MCSE
3 7 (4.79%) MCSA
3 7 (4.79%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.11%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.11%) MCITP
5 5 (3.42%) CCNA
5 5 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.74%) MCDST
7 3 (2.05%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.37%) Degree
8 2 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.37%) MCTS
8 2 (1.37%) MCP
9 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.53%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (46.58%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.11%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.74%) Xen
5 3 (2.05%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.37%) XenApp
7 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.68%) vSphere
7 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (3.42%) SCCM
2 2 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (1.37%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 59 (40.41%) Microsoft
2 30 (20.55%) VMware
3 22 (15.07%) Cisco
4 12 (8.22%) Citrix
5 10 (6.85%) Lotus
6 9 (6.16%) HP
7 8 (5.48%) NetApp
8 5 (3.42%) Dell
8 5 (3.42%) Symantec
9 3 (2.05%) EMC
9 3 (2.05%) Apple
9 3 (2.05%) Oracle
9 3 (2.05%) SAP
9 3 (2.05%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.37%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.37%) Reuters
10 2 (1.37%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.37%) Avaya
10 2 (1.37%) Juniper
10 2 (1.37%) Adobe
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