The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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 currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support Engineer
Rank 518 499 506
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 70 64 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 10 23
Average daily rate
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£160 £175 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £133 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £175 £200
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 27
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.40 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -13.33%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -28 64 £163 -7.14% 57
London +22 20 £175 -1.40% 14
East of England -7 14 £160 - 8
South East -19 12 £200 +14.28% 17
Cambridgeshire -7 7 £225 - 5
Yorkshire +6 6 £150 - 3
East Midlands -1 6 £113 -16.66% 2
Hertfordshire - 5 £160 - 1
Hampshire - 3 - - 1
Reading +7 2 - -
North West +5 2 £225 - 7
Berkshire -4 2 - - 1
Cambridge -8 2 £115 - 4
Wales -15 2 - - 1
East Yorkshire - 2 £150 -
Essex - 2 £125 - 1
South Yorkshire - 2 £85 - 1
Hull - 2 £150 -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Fareham - 2 - - 1
City of London +12 1 - - 3
Dorset +4 1 - -
West Yorkshire -3 1 - - 2
Manchester -6 1 £225 - 3
West Sussex -7 1 - - 1
West Midlands -16 1 £95 -17.39% 2
Scotland -23 1 - - 2
South West -28 1 - - 3
Merseyside - 1 - - 2
Liverpool - 1 - - 2

IT Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 113 (71.07%) Windows
2 63 (39.62%) Active Directory
3 61 (38.36%) Microsoft
4 48 (30.19%) Windows XP
5 42 (26.42%) MS Office
5 42 (26.42%) Windows 7
6 37 (23.27%) MS Excel
7 30 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (18.24%) VMware
9 26 (16.35%) MS Exchange
10 22 (13.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (13.84%) Blackberry
11 21 (13.21%) Cisco
12 16 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (10.06%) ITIL
13 15 (9.43%) Citrix
14 14 (8.81%) HP
14 14 (8.81%) Linux
15 12 (7.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 11 (6.92%) IBM Notes
16 11 (6.92%) Lotus
17 10 (6.29%) MCSE
17 10 (6.29%) MCSA
17 10 (6.29%) Firewall
17 10 (6.29%) Windows 8
17 10 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (6.29%) Security Cleared
18 9 (5.66%) SC Cleared
18 9 (5.66%) MCITP
18 9 (5.66%) Windows Vista

IT Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 26 (16.35%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (6.92%) IBM Notes
4 8 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.52%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.52%) Lync
7 2 (1.26%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.26%) WordPress
8 1 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.63%) Drupal
8 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 42 (26.42%) MS Office
2 37 (23.27%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.63%) CATIA
4 1 (0.63%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.63%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.29%) Firewall
2 9 (5.66%) VoIP
3 7 (4.40%) Internet
4 6 (3.77%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.77%) VPN
5 5 (3.14%) SAN
6 4 (2.52%) WAN
7 3 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (1.89%) Junos
7 3 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.89%) DNS
7 3 (1.89%) LAN
8 2 (1.26%) DHCP
8 2 (1.26%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.26%) Wireless
8 2 (1.26%) Intranet
8 2 (1.26%) DSL
8 2 (1.26%) IP Telephony
9 1 (0.63%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (0.63%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.63%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (5.03%) Finance
2 7 (4.40%) Banking
3 5 (3.14%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.89%) Advertising
5 2 (1.26%) Publishing
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) German Language
6 1 (0.63%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.63%) Electronics
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.26%) .NET
2 1 (0.63%) Android SDK
2 1 (0.63%) CORBA
2 1 (0.63%) JSP
2 1 (0.63%) Web Services
2 1 (0.63%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.84%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.52%) EqualLogic
4 3 (1.89%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.26%) iPhone
5 2 (1.26%) iPad
6 1 (0.63%) CMDB
6 1 (0.63%) DTV
6 1 (0.63%) AS400
6 1 (0.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 113 (71.07%) Windows
2 48 (30.19%) Windows XP
3 42 (26.42%) Windows 7
4 30 (18.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (13.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (8.81%) Linux
7 10 (6.29%) Windows 8
7 10 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (5.66%) Windows Vista
9 5 (3.14%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.52%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (1.89%) UNIX
12 2 (1.26%) SUSE
13 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.63%) Android
13 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.63%) CentOS
13 1 (0.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (10.06%) ITIL
2 7 (4.40%) Incident Management
2 7 (4.40%) Service Management
2 7 (4.40%) Project Management
3 5 (3.14%) Configuration Management
3 5 (3.14%) Change Management
4 4 (2.52%) Migration
5 3 (1.89%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (1.89%) Time Management
5 3 (1.89%) Release Management
6 2 (1.26%) CRM
6 2 (1.26%) Problem Management
6 2 (1.26%) Portfolio Management
6 2 (1.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (1.26%) Software Distribution
6 2 (1.26%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (1.26%) Test Scripting
7 1 (0.63%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (0.63%) Asset Management
7 1 (0.63%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (1.89%) SQL
2 2 (1.26%) Java
3 1 (0.63%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.63%) Python
3 1 (0.63%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.63%) VB
3 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (6.29%) MCSE
2 10 (6.29%) MCSA
2 10 (6.29%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.66%) MCITP
4 6 (3.77%) MCDST
5 5 (3.14%) MCTS
5 5 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.14%) CCNA
5 5 (3.14%) MCP
6 4 (2.52%) Degree
7 2 (1.26%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.63%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.40%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (39.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.66%) VMware ESX
3 8 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.40%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.52%) Xen
6 2 (1.26%) XenApp
7 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.63%) UAG
7 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (1.89%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (1.26%) SCCM
3 1 (0.63%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.63%) WSUS
3 1 (0.63%) SCOM
3 1 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.63%) Legato
Vendors
1 61 (38.36%) Microsoft
2 29 (18.24%) VMware
3 21 (13.21%) Cisco
4 15 (9.43%) Citrix
5 14 (8.81%) HP
6 11 (6.92%) Lotus
7 9 (5.66%) Dell
8 7 (4.40%) Oracle
9 6 (3.77%) Symantec
10 5 (3.14%) NetApp
10 5 (3.14%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.52%) IBM
11 4 (2.52%) Juniper
11 4 (2.52%) Bloomberg
12 3 (1.89%) Reuters
12 3 (1.89%) Avaya
12 3 (1.89%) SAP
13 2 (1.26%) Adobe
13 2 (1.26%) Fidessa
13 2 (1.26%) Apple
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