The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support Engineer
Rank 494 479 524
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +45
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 94 77 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 12 20
Average daily rate £160 £134 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.62% -30.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £107 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £175 £233
UK excluding London average daily rate £115 £130 £135
% change year-on-year
-11.53% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 20
Average hourly rate £13.25 £14.88 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.92% -7.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £30.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £12.93 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+2.51% -19.21%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -20 84 £160 +23.07% 51
South East -13 23 £115 -9.80% 14
London -31 23 £175 +16.66% 10
East Midlands -3 14 - - 3
Hampshire +7 12 £115 - 3
East of England -29 10 £160 +16.36% 6
Scotland -10 8 - - 1
Yorkshire -10 7 £144 +36.90% 4
Hertfordshire -2 6 £160 - 3
City of London -6 6 £290 - 2
Leicestershire - 6 - - 1
Berkshire -12 5 £315 +425.00% 4
West Midlands -17 4 - - 5
Basingstoke +21 3 - -
Reading -10 3 £315 - 2
Cambridgeshire -15 3 £190 +38.18% 1
West Yorkshire -25 3 £105 - 4
Leicester - 3 - - 1
West Sussex 0 2 £105 -40.00%
Oxfordshire -1 2 - - 3
South Yorkshire -3 2 £183 -
Sheffield -5 2 £183 -
East Sussex - 2 £105 -
Worthing - 2 £105 -
Brighton - 2 £105 -
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Hammersmith - 2 £236 -
Cambridge +2 1 £190 -
Manchester -10 1 - - 2
North West -19 1 - - 6

IT Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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.

1 124 (69.66%) Windows
2 79 (44.38%) Microsoft
3 73 (41.01%) Active Directory
4 66 (37.08%) Windows 7
5 61 (34.27%) Windows XP
6 50 (28.09%) MS Office
7 49 (27.53%) MS Excel
8 35 (19.66%) Blackberry
9 33 (18.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (15.17%) MS Exchange
11 25 (14.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (14.04%) VMware
12 23 (12.92%) Linux
13 22 (12.36%) Citrix
14 18 (10.11%) Cisco
14 18 (10.11%) Project Management
15 17 (9.55%) Finance
15 17 (9.55%) HP
15 17 (9.55%) Lotus
15 17 (9.55%) IBM Notes
16 16 (8.99%) TCP/IP
16 16 (8.99%) Service Management
17 15 (8.43%) Incident Management
18 14 (7.87%) Change Management
18 14 (7.87%) Configuration Management
18 14 (7.87%) ITIL
19 13 (7.30%) Security Cleared
20 12 (6.74%) Windows 8
20 12 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
20 12 (6.74%) Windows Vista

IT Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 27 (15.17%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.55%) IBM Notes
3 10 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.12%) IIS
5 2 (1.12%) Lync
6 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.56%) WordPress
6 1 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 50 (28.09%) MS Office
2 49 (27.53%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.99%) TCP/IP
2 8 (4.49%) SAN
2 8 (4.49%) Firewall
3 7 (3.93%) Wireless
3 7 (3.93%) VoIP
4 6 (3.37%) LAN
4 6 (3.37%) DHCP
5 5 (2.81%) DNS
6 4 (2.25%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (1.69%) WAN
7 3 (1.69%) Junos
8 2 (1.12%) VPN
8 2 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.12%) Internet
8 2 (1.12%) NetScreen
9 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.56%) NAS
9 1 (0.56%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (0.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.12%) DataStage
General
1 17 (9.55%) Finance
2 6 (3.37%) Financial Institution
3 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.69%) Banking
4 2 (1.12%) Legal
5 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.12%) .NET
2 1 (0.56%) J2EE
2 1 (0.56%) JSP
2 1 (0.56%) Web Services
2 1 (0.56%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 35 (19.66%) Blackberry
2 5 (2.81%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.25%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.25%) EqualLogic
4 3 (1.69%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.69%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.69%) iPhone
4 3 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.12%) NHS
6 1 (0.56%) AS400
6 1 (0.56%) PDA
6 1 (0.56%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 124 (69.66%) Windows
2 66 (37.08%) Windows 7
3 61 (34.27%) Windows XP
4 33 (18.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (14.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (12.92%) Linux
7 12 (6.74%) Windows Vista
7 12 (6.74%) Windows 8
8 8 (4.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (3.37%) UNIX
10 5 (2.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.25%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (2.25%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.12%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.12%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.12%) Android
13 2 (1.12%) AIX
14 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.56%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (10.11%) Project Management
2 16 (8.99%) Service Management
3 15 (8.43%) Incident Management
4 14 (7.87%) ITIL
4 14 (7.87%) Change Management
4 14 (7.87%) Configuration Management
5 7 (3.93%) Migration
6 4 (2.25%) Asset Management
6 4 (2.25%) Release Management
7 3 (1.69%) Fault Management
7 3 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (1.69%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (1.12%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (1.12%) Quality Management
8 2 (1.12%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.12%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (1.12%) Time Management
9 1 (0.56%) Network Management
9 1 (0.56%) Business Continuity
9 1 (0.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.49%) SQL
2 2 (1.12%) VB
2 2 (1.12%) VB.NET
2 2 (1.12%) AppleScript
2 2 (1.12%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.56%) VBScript
3 1 (0.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (7.30%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (6.18%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.06%) MCSA
5 6 (3.37%) MCP
5 6 (3.37%) MCSE
5 6 (3.37%) MCDST
5 6 (3.37%) Degree
6 5 (2.81%) MCTS
6 5 (2.81%) MCITP
7 3 (1.69%) CCNA
7 3 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.56%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.06%) SLA
System Software
1 73 (41.01%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.93%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.81%) XenApp
5 4 (2.25%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.69%) vSphere
7 2 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.12%) MetaFrame
7 2 (1.12%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.56%) Xen
8 1 (0.56%) UAG
8 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (3.37%) SCCM
2 4 (2.25%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.69%) WSUS
3 3 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.12%) SCOM
5 1 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.56%) Legato
5 1 (0.56%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 79 (44.38%) Microsoft
2 25 (14.04%) VMware
3 22 (12.36%) Citrix
4 18 (10.11%) Cisco
5 17 (9.55%) HP
5 17 (9.55%) Lotus
6 8 (4.49%) Dell
6 8 (4.49%) Oracle
7 6 (3.37%) Symantec
7 6 (3.37%) IBM
7 6 (3.37%) Apple
8 5 (2.81%) Reuters
8 5 (2.81%) Bloomberg
8 5 (2.81%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.81%) Juniper
9 4 (2.25%) Avaya
9 4 (2.25%) CQG
10 2 (1.12%) Nimsoft
10 2 (1.12%) CommVault
11 1 (0.56%) NetApp
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