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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support Engineer
Rank 543 515 507
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -8
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 69 59 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 23
Average daily rate
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£191 £155 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.38% -31.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £129 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £263 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £174 £213
% change year-on-year
+15.10% -18.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 29
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.13 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £12.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%

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
51314 48841 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31055 29011 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 2118 2640
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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 -9 63 £200 +29.03% 41
London +17 22 £179 +15.32% 7
South East -5 13 £200 -47.36% 11
Yorkshire +9 9 £150 - 1
East of England -25 8 £193 - 8
East Midlands 0 6 £200 +48.14% 4
Cambridgeshire -4 6 £225 - 3
Reading +14 4 - - 1
Berkshire +8 4 - - 2
Uxbridge - 4 - -
West Yorkshire +3 3 - -
Scotland -16 3 - - 3
South Yorkshire - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 - - 4
City of London +18 2 £183 +17.74% 2
Leeds +1 2 - -
West Midlands -6 2 - - 2
East Yorkshire - 2 £150 -
Hayes - 2 - -
Hull - 2 £150 -
Fareham - 2 - - 2
Poole +2 1 £200 -
West Sussex +1 1 - -
Dorset -2 1 £200 - 1
North West -5 1 £225 -
Manchester -10 1 £225 -
Glasgow -11 1 - -
Cambridge -12 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire -14 1 £160 - 2
South West -37 1 £200 - 7

IT Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 105 (70.00%) Windows
2 61 (40.67%) Active Directory
3 57 (38.00%) Microsoft
4 44 (29.33%) Windows 7
5 41 (27.33%) Windows XP
6 39 (26.00%) MS Office
7 34 (22.67%) MS Excel
8 33 (22.00%) MS Exchange
9 32 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (18.00%) VMware
11 23 (15.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (13.33%) Cisco
13 19 (12.67%) Blackberry
14 15 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (9.33%) Citrix
15 14 (9.33%) ITIL
16 13 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (8.67%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (8.00%) Windows 8
17 12 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
18 11 (7.33%) Security Cleared
18 11 (7.33%) Firewall
18 11 (7.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 10 (6.67%) MCSE
20 9 (6.00%) SC Cleared
20 9 (6.00%) Linux
20 9 (6.00%) IBM Notes
20 9 (6.00%) HP
20 9 (6.00%) VoIP
20 9 (6.00%) Lotus

IT Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 33 (22.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (7.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (6.00%) IBM Notes
6 8 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.33%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.33%) Lync
8 2 (1.33%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.67%) IIS
9 1 (0.67%) Drupal
9 1 (0.67%) WordPress
9 1 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 39 (26.00%) MS Office
2 34 (22.67%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.67%) CATIA
4 1 (0.67%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.67%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.33%) Firewall
2 9 (6.00%) Internet
2 9 (6.00%) VoIP
3 8 (5.33%) WAN
4 7 (4.67%) LAN
5 6 (4.00%) VPN
6 4 (2.67%) DNS
6 4 (2.67%) SAN
6 4 (2.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.00%) Junos
7 3 (2.00%) Wireless
8 2 (1.33%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.33%) Intranet
8 2 (1.33%) DSL
8 2 (1.33%) DHCP
8 2 (1.33%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.67%) SSL
9 1 (0.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.67%) DataStage
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (5.33%) Finance
2 7 (4.67%) Banking
3 6 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.67%) Advertising
5 2 (1.33%) Publishing
5 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.67%) Electronics
6 1 (0.67%) Retail
6 1 (0.67%) Private Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Marketing
6 1 (0.67%) German Language
6 1 (0.67%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.67%) .NET
2 2 (1.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.67%) Android SDK
3 1 (0.67%) J2EE
3 1 (0.67%) JSP
3 1 (0.67%) Web Services
3 1 (0.67%) CORBA
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.67%) Blackberry
2 7 (4.67%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.33%) iPad
4 2 (1.33%) iPhone
5 1 (0.67%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.67%) CMDB
5 1 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.67%) DTV
5 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 105 (70.00%) Windows
2 44 (29.33%) Windows 7
3 41 (27.33%) Windows XP
4 32 (21.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (15.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (8.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (8.00%) Windows 8
8 9 (6.00%) Linux
9 6 (4.00%) Windows Vista
9 6 (4.00%) Mac OS
10 4 (2.67%) UNIX
11 2 (1.33%) Android
11 2 (1.33%) SUSE
11 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.67%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.67%) AIX
12 1 (0.67%) Solaris
12 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (9.33%) ITIL
2 4 (2.67%) Project Management
2 4 (2.67%) Service Management
2 4 (2.67%) Migration
2 4 (2.67%) Incident Management
3 3 (2.00%) Release Management
3 3 (2.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (2.00%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (2.00%) Time Management
4 2 (1.33%) Portfolio Management
4 2 (1.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (1.33%) Software Distribution
4 2 (1.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (1.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (1.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (1.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (1.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (1.33%) Change Management
4 2 (1.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (1.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.33%) SQL
2 2 (1.33%) Java
3 1 (0.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (0.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.33%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.67%) MCSE
4 9 (6.00%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.33%) MCSA
6 7 (4.67%) MCITP
7 5 (3.33%) CCNA
7 5 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.67%) Degree
8 4 (2.67%) MCDST
9 3 (2.00%) MCTS
9 3 (2.00%) MCP
9 3 (2.00%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.33%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.67%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.33%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (40.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (2.67%) VMware ESX
3 4 (2.67%) Xen
4 2 (1.33%) XenApp
5 1 (0.67%) UAG
5 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.67%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (1.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (1.33%) SCCM
1 2 (1.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (38.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (18.00%) VMware
3 20 (13.33%) Cisco
4 14 (9.33%) Citrix
5 9 (6.00%) Lotus
5 9 (6.00%) HP
6 6 (4.00%) Dell
6 6 (4.00%) NetApp
7 5 (3.33%) Symantec
8 4 (2.67%) Bloomberg
8 4 (2.67%) Juniper
8 4 (2.67%) Oracle
9 3 (2.00%) SAP
9 3 (2.00%) IBM
9 3 (2.00%) Reuters
9 3 (2.00%) Apple
10 2 (1.33%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.33%) Adobe
10 2 (1.33%) Avaya
10 2 (1.33%) Fidessa
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