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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support Engineer
Rank 567 553 515
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -38
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 74 85 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.16% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 50
Median daily rate £163 £183 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% +32.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £121 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £178 £115
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +54.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 35 33
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +2.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.27 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.80 £17.80 £22.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.94 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+7.64% +3.22%

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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
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 25 May 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 -29 64 £172 -6.02% 91
London +1 19 £175 -22.22% 24
South East -19 14 £175 -23.07% 13
East of England +10 11 £155 -11.42% 10
South West -2 6 £234 - 15
Cambridgeshire +11 5 £155 -22.50% 4
Southampton +16 4 - - 1
Wales +6 4 - - 2
Hampshire +5 4 - - 8
South Wales +1 4 - - 2
Yorkshire -5 4 £119 -25.35% 8
Surrey -9 4 £133 -51.81% 2
Scotland -12 4 £130 - 2
North West -14 4 £115 - 11
Cardiff - 4 - - 1
East Midlands +12 3 - - 8
Oxfordshire +8 3 £175 +6.06% 1
West Midlands -7 3 - - 1
Warwickshire - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £190 - 5
Warwick - 3 - -
City of London +44 2 £125 -38.65% 4
Fife +8 2 - -
Cambridge +3 2 £155 -22.50% 4
Essex -2 2 - - 1
Wiltshire -3 2 £358 - 2
Swindon -3 2 £358 -
West Yorkshire -4 2 £163 -12.16% 5
Berkshire -4 2 - -
Leeds -6 2 £163 -27.77% 4

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 112 (68.71%) Windows
2 90 (55.21%) Active Directory
3 76 (46.63%) Microsoft
4 56 (34.36%) MS Office
5 54 (33.13%) Windows 7
6 46 (28.22%) Windows Server
7 30 (18.40%) MS Excel
8 29 (17.79%) MS Exchange
8 29 (17.79%) VMware
9 27 (16.56%) ITIL
10 26 (15.95%) Cisco
11 24 (14.72%) SLA
12 23 (14.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (13.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (13.50%) Windows XP
14 21 (12.88%) Windows 8
15 19 (11.66%) LAN
15 19 (11.66%) TCP/IP
15 19 (11.66%) DNS
16 17 (10.43%) WAN
17 15 (9.20%) DHCP
17 15 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
18 14 (8.59%) Citrix
18 14 (8.59%) Service Management
18 14 (8.59%) Firewall
19 13 (7.98%) CCNA
19 13 (7.98%) Cisco Certification
19 13 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
19 13 (7.98%) HP
19 13 (7.98%) SCCM

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 29 (17.79%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (3.68%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.07%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.45%) WordPress
6 3 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.84%) IIS
7 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.23%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.23%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.61%) Apache
8 1 (0.61%) CMS
8 1 (0.61%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 56 (34.36%) MS Office
2 30 (18.40%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.13%) Office 365
2 2 (1.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.66%) DNS
1 19 (11.66%) LAN
1 19 (11.66%) TCP/IP
2 17 (10.43%) WAN
3 15 (9.20%) DHCP
4 14 (8.59%) Firewall
5 10 (6.13%) Internet
6 9 (5.52%) VPN
7 6 (3.68%) SAN
8 4 (2.45%) Intranet
8 4 (2.45%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (2.45%) VoIP
8 4 (2.45%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.84%) ADSL
9 3 (1.84%) Wireless
10 2 (1.23%) Broadband
10 2 (1.23%) IPv4
10 2 (1.23%) ISDN
10 2 (1.23%) NAS
10 2 (1.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (5.52%) Finance
2 5 (3.07%) Advertising
3 4 (2.45%) Banking
4 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.23%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Back Office
6 1 (0.61%) Law
6 1 (0.61%) Local Government
6 1 (0.61%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.23%) HTML
1 2 (1.23%) Web Services
2 1 (0.61%) .NET
2 1 (0.61%) Ajax
2 1 (0.61%) CSS
2 1 (0.61%) HTML5
2 1 (0.61%) jQuery
2 1 (0.61%) ODBC
2 1 (0.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.75%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (6.13%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.29%) Smartphone
4 5 (3.07%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.45%) iPhone
6 3 (1.84%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.84%) iPad
7 2 (1.23%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.23%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.23%) Handset
8 1 (0.61%) BYOD
8 1 (0.61%) Clustering
8 1 (0.61%) CMDB
8 1 (0.61%) EMC VNXe
8 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.61%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 112 (68.71%) Windows
2 54 (33.13%) Windows 7
3 46 (28.22%) Windows Server
4 23 (14.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (13.50%) Windows XP
6 21 (12.88%) Windows 8
7 15 (9.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (7.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (4.91%) Android
9 8 (4.91%) Mac OS X
9 8 (4.91%) Unix
9 8 (4.91%) Windows 10
10 7 (4.29%) Linux
11 3 (1.84%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.84%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.61%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (16.56%) ITIL
2 14 (8.59%) Service Management
3 9 (5.52%) Migration
4 6 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (3.07%) Incident Management
6 4 (2.45%) Change Management
6 4 (2.45%) Problem Management
6 4 (2.45%) Time Management
7 3 (1.84%) Change Control
7 3 (1.84%) Fault Analysis
7 3 (1.84%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (1.84%) Patch Management
7 3 (1.84%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (1.84%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.23%) Content Management
8 2 (1.23%) Data Analysis
8 2 (1.23%) Identity Management
8 2 (1.23%) Network Management
8 2 (1.23%) Validation
8 2 (1.23%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.91%) SQL
2 2 (1.23%) Java
2 2 (1.23%) PL/SQL
2 2 (1.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.61%) C
3 1 (0.61%) CFML
3 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.61%) PHP
3 1 (0.61%) VB
3 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (7.98%) CCNA
1 13 (7.98%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (7.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (6.75%) MCP
3 10 (6.13%) Security Cleared
4 9 (5.52%) MCSE
5 7 (4.29%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.68%) DBS Check
7 5 (3.07%) MCSA
8 4 (2.45%) HND
9 2 (1.23%) Degree
9 2 (1.23%) MCITP
10 1 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.61%) CCNP
10 1 (0.61%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (14.72%) SLA
2 3 (1.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.23%) QA
System Software
1 90 (55.21%) Active Directory
2 22 (13.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.07%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.07%) vSphere
4 4 (2.45%) ISA Server
5 3 (1.84%) XenApp
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.61%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.61%) vCloud
6 1 (0.61%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (7.98%) SCCM
2 4 (2.45%) WSUS
3 3 (1.84%) Sysprep
4 2 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.61%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.61%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.61%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 76 (46.63%) Microsoft
2 29 (17.79%) VMware
3 26 (15.95%) Cisco
4 14 (8.59%) Citrix
5 13 (7.98%) HP
6 10 (6.13%) Oracle
7 8 (4.91%) Apple
8 5 (3.07%) Remedy
9 4 (2.45%) Dell
9 4 (2.45%) Intel Security
10 3 (1.84%) Avaya
10 3 (1.84%) EMC
11 2 (1.23%) Google
11 2 (1.23%) Juniper
11 2 (1.23%) Lotus
11 2 (1.23%) Mitel
11 2 (1.23%) NetApp
11 2 (1.23%) Peregrine
11 2 (1.23%) SAP
11 2 (1.23%) ServiceNow
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