The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support Engineer
Rank 503 529 521
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 119 116 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 47 40
Median daily rate £170 £170 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £115 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £225 £273
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £175 £158
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 47 41
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.14 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £12.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+13.72% -13.55%

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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

IT Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured IT Support Engineer in the job title.

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 December 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 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 9 December 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
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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 107 £163 -7.14% 71
London +21 34 £195 +18.18% 21
South East +23 23 £180 -18.18% 20
East of England +2 15 £125 -34.21% 4
South West +11 11 £135 -12.76% 6
Hampshire +28 9 £225 - 8
East Midlands -2 9 £233 - 2
Yorkshire +22 7 £145 +5.45% 3
Cambridgeshire +6 6 £118 -
Surrey +22 5 £130 +6.12% 6
Berkshire -2 5 £175 -22.22% 1
Basingstoke - 5 £225 - 2
Sheffield - 5 £110 -
South Yorkshire - 5 £110 -
Cambridge +17 4 - -
Gloucestershire +6 4 £155 -18.20% 2
Hertfordshire -1 4 - - 1
City of London -5 4 £85 -46.87% 1
Northampton -10 4 £340 -
Northamptonshire -12 4 £340 -
Bristol - 4 £135 -
Southampton +6 3 - - 3
Suffolk +1 3 £190 -36.66%
Oxfordshire -2 3 £150 - 1
Wales -7 3 - -
West Midlands -16 3 £130 - 2
Leicestershire - 3 £125 - 1
Slough - 3 £175 -
Scotland +7 2 £138 - 2
North West 0 2 - - 9

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring IT Support Engineer in the job title.

1 160 (70.18%) Windows
2 130 (57.02%) Active Directory
3 100 (43.86%) Microsoft
4 70 (30.70%) Windows 7
5 68 (29.82%) MS Office
6 58 (25.44%) Windows Server
7 48 (21.05%) MS Excel
8 44 (19.30%) MS Exchange
9 43 (18.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (17.98%) SCCM
11 40 (17.54%) Office 365
12 38 (16.67%) Windows 10
13 36 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
13 36 (15.79%) ITIL
14 33 (14.47%) Windows 8
15 30 (13.16%) VMware
16 27 (11.84%) Windows XP
17 25 (10.96%) LAN
17 25 (10.96%) Citrix
18 24 (10.53%) Hyper-V
18 24 (10.53%) DNS
19 21 (9.21%) DHCP
19 21 (9.21%) WAN
20 20 (8.77%) Firewall
20 20 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
21 19 (8.33%) SLA
21 19 (8.33%) Apple
21 19 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
22 18 (7.89%) Cisco
23 17 (7.46%) SharePoint

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 44 (19.30%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (7.46%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (5.26%) Skype for Business
6 9 (3.95%) IBM Notes
7 8 (3.51%) IIS
8 7 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.44%) CMS
11 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.44%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 68 (29.82%) MS Office
2 48 (21.05%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.44%) InDesign
4 1 (0.44%) MS Project
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.44%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 40 (17.54%) Office 365
2 7 (3.07%) OneDrive
3 5 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.96%) LAN
2 24 (10.53%) DNS
3 21 (9.21%) DHCP
3 21 (9.21%) WAN
4 20 (8.77%) Firewall
5 12 (5.26%) Skype
6 9 (3.95%) SAN
6 9 (3.95%) VoIP
6 9 (3.95%) VPN
7 8 (3.51%) Internet
7 8 (3.51%) Remote Desktop
7 8 (3.51%) TCP/IP
8 7 (3.07%) Wireless
9 6 (2.63%) VLAN
9 6 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (2.19%) SNMP
11 4 (1.75%) WLAN
12 3 (1.32%) Intranet
12 3 (1.32%) IP Telephony
13 2 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (4.39%) Retail
2 9 (3.95%) Finance
3 8 (3.51%) Advertising
3 8 (3.51%) Banking
4 3 (1.32%) Legal
5 2 (0.88%) Back Office
5 2 (0.88%) Front Office
5 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.44%) Marketing
6 1 (0.44%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.44%) HTML
1 1 (0.44%) Software Packaging
1 1 (0.44%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.14%) Driving Licence
2 10 (4.39%) Blackberry
3 8 (3.51%) Smartphone
4 6 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.19%) iPhone
6 4 (1.75%) iPad
7 3 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.88%) CCTV
8 2 (0.88%) Chip and PIN
8 2 (0.88%) EPoS
9 1 (0.44%) Clustering
9 1 (0.44%) CMDB
9 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.44%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.44%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.44%) NHS
9 1 (0.44%) PKI
9 1 (0.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 160 (70.18%) Windows
2 70 (30.70%) Windows 7
3 58 (25.44%) Windows Server
4 43 (18.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 36 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (14.47%) Windows 8
8 27 (11.84%) Windows XP
9 13 (5.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (5.26%) Mac OS X
11 8 (3.51%) Android
12 7 (3.07%) Linux
12 7 (3.07%) Mac OS
13 6 (2.63%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.88%) Unix
15 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X Server
15 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (15.79%) ITIL
2 10 (4.39%) Incident Management
2 10 (4.39%) Service Management
3 7 (3.07%) Asset Management
4 6 (2.63%) Migration
4 6 (2.63%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (2.63%) Service Delivery
5 5 (2.19%) Application Packaging
5 5 (2.19%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (2.19%) Fault Management
5 5 (2.19%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (1.75%) Configuration Management
6 4 (1.75%) CRM
6 4 (1.75%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (1.75%) Time Management
7 3 (1.32%) Chat Support
7 3 (1.32%) Data Protection
7 3 (1.32%) Problem Management
7 3 (1.32%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.58%) SQL
2 10 (4.39%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.32%) C
4 2 (0.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.44%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (7.46%) DBS Check
2 15 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 12 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.95%) MCSE
5 8 (3.51%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.19%) MCP
7 4 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.75%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.32%) CCNA
8 3 (1.32%) Degree
9 2 (0.88%) MCSA
9 2 (0.88%) MCTS
10 1 (0.44%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.44%) MCITP
10 1 (0.44%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 130 (57.02%) Active Directory
2 24 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 20 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (4.39%) XenApp
5 4 (1.75%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.32%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.32%) vSphere
7 2 (0.88%) Firmware
7 2 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.88%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.88%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.44%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.44%) Samba
8 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 41 (17.98%) SCCM
2 4 (1.75%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.32%) WSUS
4 2 (0.88%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.44%) DameWare
5 1 (0.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.44%) Nagios
5 1 (0.44%) SCOM
5 1 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 100 (43.86%) Microsoft
2 30 (13.16%) VMware
3 25 (10.96%) Citrix
4 19 (8.33%) Apple
5 18 (7.89%) Cisco
6 9 (3.95%) Lotus
7 8 (3.51%) Dell
8 7 (3.07%) HP
9 6 (2.63%) Intel Security
9 6 (2.63%) Symantec
10 5 (2.19%) Bloomberg
10 5 (2.19%) Reuters
11 4 (1.75%) Avaya
12 3 (1.32%) Adobe
13 2 (0.88%) Kaspersky
13 2 (0.88%) Meraki
13 2 (0.88%) Mitel
13 2 (0.88%) NetApp
13 2 (0.88%) SonicWALL
14 1 (0.44%) Barracuda Networks
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