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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support Engineer
Rank 506 480 440
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -40
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 70 86 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 13
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£200 £160 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £126 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £215
UK excluding London average daily rate £135 £160 £138
% change year-on-year
-15.62% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 37 55
Average hourly rate £15.65 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.75% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £12.26 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £18.25 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.85%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
England -33 65 £200 +25.00% 75
London -13 21 £213 +32.81% 22
South East -28 16 - - 15
East of England +5 8 £105 -34.37% 11
North West -11 7 £168 - 11
Hampshire -13 7 - - 1
East Midlands -8 5 - -
City of London +11 4 £206 +28.90% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 3 - - 2
West Midlands -7 3 £190 -24.00% 2
Nottinghamshire -11 3 - -
Hertfordshire +9 2 - - 1
Cambridge +3 2 - - 1
Berkshire 0 2 - - 4
Surrey 0 2 - - 4
Scotland -5 2 - - 5
Manchester -11 2 - - 7
Oxfordshire -14 2 - - 2
West Sussex -15 2 - - 2
South West -25 2 - - 11
Merseyside - 2 £168 -
Liverpool - 2 £168 -
Watford - 2 - - 1
Essex - 2 £105 - 2
Haywards Heath - 2 - - 1
Reading +3 1 - - 4
Birmingham -2 1 - - 1
Nottingham -13 1 - -
Yorkshire -13 1 £115 -36.98% 2
Gloucestershire -16 1 - - 1

IT Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 114 (78.08%) Windows
2 76 (52.05%) Active Directory
3 62 (42.47%) Windows 7
4 57 (39.04%) Microsoft
5 55 (37.67%) MS Exchange
6 50 (34.25%) MS Office
7 47 (32.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (19.86%) MS Excel
9 28 (19.18%) Windows XP
10 26 (17.81%) VMware
11 24 (16.44%) Security Cleared
11 24 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (15.75%) Exchange Server 2010
13 22 (15.07%) SC Cleared
14 21 (14.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (14.38%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (13.70%) Cisco
15 20 (13.70%) ITIL
16 19 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (12.33%) DHCP
17 18 (12.33%) MCSE
17 18 (12.33%) DNS
18 16 (10.96%) Blackberry
19 15 (10.27%) SLA
19 15 (10.27%) TCP/IP
20 14 (9.59%) Citrix
21 13 (8.90%) HP
21 13 (8.90%) SCCM
22 12 (8.22%) SAN
23 11 (7.53%) MCP

IT Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 55 (37.67%) MS Exchange
2 23 (15.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (6.85%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.42%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.68%) IIS
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.68%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.68%) Lync
Applications
1 50 (34.25%) MS Office
2 29 (19.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.68%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (3.42%) assyst
2 2 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.48%) Office 365
2 1 (0.68%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.33%) DHCP
1 18 (12.33%) DNS
2 15 (10.27%) TCP/IP
3 12 (8.22%) SAN
4 10 (6.85%) LAN
4 10 (6.85%) Firewall
5 9 (6.16%) WAN
6 6 (4.11%) Internet
7 5 (3.42%) VLAN
7 5 (3.42%) VPN
7 5 (3.42%) NAS
7 5 (3.42%) Wireless
8 4 (2.74%) VoIP
9 3 (2.05%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (2.05%) Cisco PIX
9 3 (2.05%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.68%) 3G
10 1 (0.68%) MPLS
10 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.68%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.68%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Visual Studio
1 5 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.42%) Finance
3 3 (2.05%) Military
4 2 (1.37%) Automotive
4 2 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.37%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.68%) Publishing
5 1 (0.68%) General Ledger
5 1 (0.68%) Finnish Language
5 1 (0.68%) French Language
5 1 (0.68%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.68%) HTML
1 1 (0.68%) Application Packaging
1 1 (0.68%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.96%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.11%) Clustering
3 5 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.74%) iPhone
5 3 (2.05%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.05%) Replication
6 2 (1.37%) NHS
6 2 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.37%) iPad
6 2 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.37%) Wiki
7 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.68%) iSeries
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 114 (78.08%) Windows
2 62 (42.47%) Windows 7
3 47 (32.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (19.18%) Windows XP
5 24 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (14.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (6.85%) Windows 8
8 7 (4.79%) Mac OS X
9 5 (3.42%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.74%) Android
10 4 (2.74%) Linux
10 4 (2.74%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.05%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.68%) CentOS
12 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.68%) VMS
12 1 (0.68%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (13.70%) ITIL
2 10 (6.85%) Configuration Management
2 10 (6.85%) Service Management
3 9 (6.16%) Change Management
4 8 (5.48%) Incident Management
5 5 (3.42%) Service Delivery
5 5 (3.42%) ITIL V3
6 4 (2.74%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (2.74%) Network Management
6 4 (2.74%) Asset Management
6 4 (2.74%) Time Management
7 3 (2.05%) Migration
7 3 (2.05%) CRM
8 2 (1.37%) Line Management
8 2 (1.37%) Project Management
8 2 (1.37%) PRINCE2
9 1 (0.68%) Information Security
9 1 (0.68%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (0.68%) Performance Management
9 1 (0.68%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.42%) SQL
2 3 (2.05%) C
3 1 (0.68%) VBScript
3 1 (0.68%) VB
3 1 (0.68%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (16.44%) Security Cleared
2 22 (15.07%) SC Cleared
3 21 (14.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (12.33%) MCSE
5 11 (7.53%) MCP
6 9 (6.16%) MCITP
6 9 (6.16%) DV Cleared
7 8 (5.48%) MCSA
8 4 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.74%) CCNA
8 4 (2.74%) A+ Certification
9 3 (2.05%) CCA
9 3 (2.05%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (2.05%) CCEA
9 3 (2.05%) CCNP
10 1 (0.68%) MCDST
10 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.68%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.27%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (52.05%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.42%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.42%) XenDesktop
3 5 (3.42%) VMware ESX
3 5 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (2.74%) XenApp
5 1 (0.68%) vSphere
5 1 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (8.90%) SCCM
2 4 (2.74%) SCOM
3 2 (1.37%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 57 (39.04%) Microsoft
2 26 (17.81%) VMware
3 20 (13.70%) Cisco
4 14 (9.59%) Citrix
5 13 (8.90%) HP
6 6 (4.11%) Remedy
6 6 (4.11%) NetApp
7 5 (3.42%) Lotus
7 5 (3.42%) McAfee
8 4 (2.74%) Dell
9 3 (2.05%) Apple
9 3 (2.05%) Altiris
9 3 (2.05%) Adobe
10 2 (1.37%) Oracle
10 2 (1.37%) EMC
10 2 (1.37%) Google
10 2 (1.37%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.68%) LANDesk
11 1 (0.68%) Tandberg
11 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds
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