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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support Engineer
Rank 536 521 473
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -48
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 88 95 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 23 28
Average daily rate £175 £200 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £100 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £219
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £165 £150
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 33 52
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.65 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.35 £18.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -5.35%

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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -38 78 £175 -10.25% 83
South East -2 25 £168 -2.61% 19
London -4 18 £175 -17.64% 19
North West -9 9 £80 -60.00% 8
East of England +3 8 £234 +133.75% 11
Surrey -1 7 £125 - 1
South West +1 6 - - 9
Hampshire 0 6 £175 +27.27% 6
West Midlands -10 6 - - 8
City of London +43 5 £200 -3.03% 2
Cambridgeshire +15 5 £231 - 4
Swindon +2 5 - - 1
Scotland -2 5 £150 - 1
Wiltshire -5 5 - - 1
Manchester -12 5 £80 - 7
Southampton - 5 - -
East Midlands -8 4 - - 2
Glasgow +15 3 £150 -
West Sussex +8 3 £175 - 1
Birmingham -1 3 - -
Dudley - 3 - -
Walsall - 3 - -
Wolverhampton - 3 - -
Leatherhead - 3 - -
Lancashire - 3 - -
Oxfordshire +6 2 £140 - 2
Northern Ireland +3 2 - -
County Antrim +2 2 - -
Belfast +1 2 - -
West Yorkshire -7 2 - - 5

IT Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 153 (71.50%) Windows
2 124 (57.94%) Active Directory
3 93 (43.46%) Microsoft
4 75 (35.05%) MS Office
5 68 (31.78%) Windows 7
6 52 (24.30%) Windows Server
7 47 (21.96%) MS Excel
8 43 (20.09%) MS Exchange
9 40 (18.69%) Windows XP
10 38 (17.76%) Cisco
11 32 (14.95%) WAN
12 31 (14.49%) LAN
13 28 (13.08%) ITIL
13 28 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
14 27 (12.62%) VMware
15 26 (12.15%) DNS
16 25 (11.68%) TCP/IP
17 23 (10.75%) Citrix
17 23 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
18 22 (10.28%) DHCP
19 21 (9.81%) VPN
20 20 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
20 20 (9.35%) Degree
21 19 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
21 19 (8.88%) Firewall
21 19 (8.88%) Office 365
22 17 (7.94%) SQL
23 16 (7.48%) HP
24 15 (7.01%) SQL Server
24 15 (7.01%) MCSE

IT Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 43 (20.09%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (3.27%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.87%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.93%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.93%) IIS
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 75 (35.05%) MS Office
2 47 (21.96%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.88%) Office 365
2 2 (0.93%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.95%) WAN
2 31 (14.49%) LAN
3 26 (12.15%) DNS
4 25 (11.68%) TCP/IP
5 22 (10.28%) DHCP
6 21 (9.81%) VPN
7 19 (8.88%) Firewall
8 11 (5.14%) VoIP
9 10 (4.67%) SAN
10 7 (3.27%) Internet
10 7 (3.27%) WLAN
11 5 (2.34%) PBX
12 4 (1.87%) ADSL
12 4 (1.87%) IP Telephony
12 4 (1.87%) Wireless
13 3 (1.40%) 3G
13 3 (1.40%) Broadband
13 3 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
14 2 (0.93%) NAS
14 2 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.93%) Pentaho
4 1 (0.47%) MySQL
4 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (3.74%) Telecoms
2 6 (2.80%) Finance
3 4 (1.87%) Banking
3 4 (1.87%) Retail
4 3 (1.40%) Law
5 2 (0.93%) Advertising
5 2 (0.93%) Back Office
5 2 (0.93%) Local Government
5 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.47%) Automotive
6 1 (0.47%) Games
6 1 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.01%) Blackberry
1 15 (7.01%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.27%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.80%) iPad
4 5 (2.34%) Driving Licence
4 5 (2.34%) iPhone
5 4 (1.87%) NHS
6 3 (1.40%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.93%) Informatics
7 2 (0.93%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.93%) PDA
8 1 (0.47%) CCTV
8 1 (0.47%) CMDB
8 1 (0.47%) Handset
8 1 (0.47%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.47%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.47%) Ontologies
8 1 (0.47%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 153 (71.50%) Windows
2 68 (31.78%) Windows 7
3 52 (24.30%) Windows Server
4 40 (18.69%) Windows XP
5 28 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (7.01%) Windows 8
8 14 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (5.61%) Android
10 10 (4.67%) Unix
11 7 (3.27%) Linux
12 5 (2.34%) Windows Phone
13 4 (1.87%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.87%) Windows 10
14 3 (1.40%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.40%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.40%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.40%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (13.08%) ITIL
2 12 (5.61%) Service Management
3 11 (5.14%) Migration
4 9 (4.21%) Portfolio Management
4 9 (4.21%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (3.27%) Change Management
5 7 (3.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (3.27%) Incident Management
6 5 (2.34%) Project Management
6 5 (2.34%) Release Management
6 5 (2.34%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (1.87%) Configuration Management
7 4 (1.87%) CRM
7 4 (1.87%) Data Management
8 3 (1.40%) Content Management
8 3 (1.40%) ITSM
8 3 (1.40%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (1.40%) Problem Management
8 3 (1.40%) Service Delivery
8 3 (1.40%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (7.94%) SQL
2 4 (1.87%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.47%) C
3 1 (0.47%) Korn
3 1 (0.47%) Perl
3 1 (0.47%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.47%) VB
3 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (9.35%) Degree
3 15 (7.01%) MCSE
4 12 (5.61%) CCNA
4 12 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (4.67%) Security Cleared
6 8 (3.74%) DBS Check
6 8 (3.74%) HND
6 8 (3.74%) MCITP
7 6 (2.80%) MCP
8 5 (2.34%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.40%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.40%) MCDST
9 3 (1.40%) MCSA
10 2 (0.93%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.54%) SLA
2 3 (1.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.47%) ISO 9000
3 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 124 (57.94%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.14%) vSphere
4 5 (2.34%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.87%) ISA Server
6 3 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.40%) XenApp
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.47%) NFS
7 1 (0.47%) Samba
7 1 (0.47%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (6.07%) SCCM
2 4 (1.87%) AirWatch
2 4 (1.87%) Backup Exec
2 4 (1.87%) WSUS
3 3 (1.40%) Sysprep
4 2 (0.93%) FortiGate
4 2 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.93%) SCOM
4 2 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.47%) OPNET
5 1 (0.47%) SCSM
Vendors
1 93 (43.46%) Microsoft
2 38 (17.76%) Cisco
3 27 (12.62%) VMware
4 23 (10.75%) Citrix
5 16 (7.48%) HP
6 11 (5.14%) Apple
7 5 (2.34%) Dell
7 5 (2.34%) Google
8 4 (1.87%) Symantec
9 3 (1.40%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.40%) EMC
9 3 (1.40%) iManage
9 3 (1.40%) Mitel
9 3 (1.40%) ProCurve
9 3 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.40%) Sophos
9 3 (1.40%) Veeam
10 2 (0.93%) 3PAR
10 2 (0.93%) Aruba
10 2 (0.93%) Oracle
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