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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support Engineer
Rank 506 478 427
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -51
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 71 83 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.17% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 8
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£203 £150 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £125 £97
10% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £205 £213
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £150 £160
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 41 61
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £20.90 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -

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
46929 45010 42193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.48% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26884 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1996 2455
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -44 62 £201 +34.16% 49
London +2 20 £213 +39.34% 11
South East -18 18 £171 +14.16% 7
Hampshire -15 7 £138 -
East of England 0 6 - - 3
North East - 6 £230 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £230 -
Fareham - 6 £140 -
North West -9 4 £168 +11.66% 9
Reading +8 3 £203 +35.50% 1
Berkshire 0 3 £203 +35.50% 2
Surrey -1 3 - - 1
East Midlands -4 3 - - 2
Scotland -5 3 - - 4
Oxfordshire -18 3 - -
Essex - 3 - -
Reigate - 3 - -
Hertfordshire +5 2 - - 1
City of London +4 2 £294 +113.63%
Yorkshire -1 2 £115 -36.98% 2
West Midlands -3 2 £190 -24.00% 3
Nottinghamshire -4 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 - - 1
Chelmsford - 2 - -
North Yorkshire +4 1 - -
Nottingham -5 1 - -
Manchester -11 1 - - 6
Cambridgeshire -18 1 - - 2
South West -31 1 - - 12

IT Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 107 (76.43%) Windows
2 74 (52.86%) Active Directory
3 62 (44.29%) Windows 7
4 56 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 55 (39.29%) Microsoft
6 47 (33.57%) MS Office
7 43 (30.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 34 (24.29%) MS Excel
9 30 (21.43%) Windows XP
10 25 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
12 23 (16.43%) VMware
13 22 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (14.29%) ITIL
15 19 (13.57%) Security Cleared
16 18 (12.86%) SLA
17 17 (12.14%) Cisco
17 17 (12.14%) Blackberry
18 16 (11.43%) MCSE
18 16 (11.43%) SC Cleared
19 15 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
20 14 (10.00%) DNS
20 14 (10.00%) Citrix
21 13 (9.29%) TCP/IP
21 13 (9.29%) LAN
21 13 (9.29%) DHCP
21 13 (9.29%) Windows 8
22 12 (8.57%) SCCM
22 12 (8.57%) WAN

IT Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 56 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 24 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.86%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (5.00%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.71%) IIS
6 1 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.71%) Lync
Applications
1 47 (33.57%) MS Office
2 34 (24.29%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.71%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) assyst
2 2 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.57%) Office 365
2 1 (0.71%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.00%) DNS
2 13 (9.29%) LAN
2 13 (9.29%) DHCP
2 13 (9.29%) TCP/IP
3 12 (8.57%) WAN
4 9 (6.43%) SAN
4 9 (6.43%) Firewall
5 5 (3.57%) Wireless
5 5 (3.57%) Internet
5 5 (3.57%) VPN
5 5 (3.57%) NAS
6 4 (2.86%) VLAN
6 4 (2.86%) VoIP
7 2 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.71%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.71%) 3G
8 1 (0.71%) MPLS
8 1 (0.71%) LDAP
8 1 (0.71%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.71%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Visual Studio
1 5 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (3.57%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.14%) Finance
2 3 (2.14%) Military
3 2 (1.43%) Automotive
3 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.71%) Advertising
4 1 (0.71%) Publishing
4 1 (0.71%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.71%) Italian Language
4 1 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.43%) .NET
1 2 (1.43%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.71%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.71%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.14%) Blackberry
2 6 (4.29%) Clustering
3 5 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.14%) iPhone
4 3 (2.14%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.43%) Replication
6 1 (0.71%) iPad
6 1 (0.71%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.71%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.71%) Wiki
6 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.71%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 107 (76.43%) Windows
2 62 (44.29%) Windows 7
3 43 (30.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 25 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (9.29%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.57%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.57%) Android
9 4 (2.86%) Mac OS
9 4 (2.86%) Windows Vista
9 4 (2.86%) Linux
10 2 (1.43%) UNIX
10 2 (1.43%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.71%) VMS
11 1 (0.71%) CentOS
11 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.29%) ITIL
2 11 (7.86%) Configuration Management
3 9 (6.43%) Change Management
4 8 (5.71%) Service Management
5 5 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 5 (3.57%) Incident Management
5 5 (3.57%) ITIL V3
6 4 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (2.86%) Asset Management
7 3 (2.14%) Migration
7 3 (2.14%) PRINCE2
7 3 (2.14%) Network Management
7 3 (2.14%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (1.43%) Line Management
8 2 (1.43%) CRM
8 2 (1.43%) Project Management
8 2 (1.43%) Time Management
9 1 (0.71%) Performance Management
9 1 (0.71%) Problem Management
9 1 (0.71%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.29%) SQL
2 3 (2.14%) C
3 1 (0.71%) VBScript
3 1 (0.71%) VB
3 1 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (13.57%) Security Cleared
3 16 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.43%) MCSE
4 11 (7.86%) MCP
5 10 (7.14%) DV Cleared
6 8 (5.71%) MCSA
7 7 (5.00%) MCITP
8 4 (2.86%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.43%) CCNA
10 1 (0.71%) CCA
10 1 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.71%) CCEA
10 1 (0.71%) CCNP
10 1 (0.71%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.86%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (52.86%) Active Directory
2 15 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.57%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.14%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.43%) XenApp
7 1 (0.71%) vSphere
7 1 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (8.57%) SCCM
2 4 (2.86%) SCOM
3 1 (0.71%) SAP Afaria
3 1 (0.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 55 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.43%) VMware
3 17 (12.14%) Cisco
4 14 (10.00%) Citrix
5 9 (6.43%) HP
6 7 (5.00%) NetApp
6 7 (5.00%) Lotus
7 6 (4.29%) Remedy
8 5 (3.57%) McAfee
8 5 (3.57%) Dell
9 3 (2.14%) Adobe
9 3 (2.14%) Altiris
10 2 (1.43%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.43%) EMC
10 2 (1.43%) Apple
11 1 (0.71%) Symantec
11 1 (0.71%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.71%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.71%) Mitel
11 1 (0.71%) CommVault
Bracknell, Berkshire
Connectus
Rate: £14.12 - £17.46 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Connectus
Rate: £14.12 - £17.46 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago