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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support Engineer
Rank 555 541 513
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -28
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 65 70 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 10
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£163 £160 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £95 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £218
UK excluding London average daily rate £138 £150 £175
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 35
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £11.13 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £19.00 £19.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £13.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +5.76%

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 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 -32 57 £185 +13.84% 59
London 0 22 £200 +14.28% 20
Yorkshire -15 14 £240 +60.00% 5
North Yorkshire - 11 £250 - 1
South East -12 10 £110 -45.00% 11
Skipton - 10 - -
City of London -3 7 £195 - 4
Scotland -6 5 £140 - 2
South West -5 4 £120 - 5
Dorset +2 3 £120 -
Wales -2 3 - - 1
Aberdeen - 3 £140 -
Berkshire +5 2 - - 1
Hull +4 2 £120 -20.00%
West Midlands +4 2 £275 +189.47% 3
East Yorkshire +3 2 £120 -20.00%
Kent -3 2 £85 -69.09%
West Sussex -6 2 £205 - 2
East of England -12 2 £175 +9.37% 4
North West -26 2 £135 -40.00% 11
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 3
South Wales - 2 - - 1
North Wales 0 1 - -
Staffordshire -5 1 - - 2
East Midlands -5 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £175 -22.22%
Essex -7 1 - -
Liverpool -8 1 £135 -
Cambridge -8 1 £175 +52.17%
East Sussex -9 1 £135 +17.39%

IT Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 108 (76.06%) Windows
2 79 (55.63%) Active Directory
3 52 (36.62%) Microsoft
3 52 (36.62%) Windows 7
4 48 (33.80%) MS Exchange
5 42 (29.58%) Windows XP
6 41 (28.87%) MS Office
7 32 (22.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (16.90%) VMware
9 21 (14.79%) MS Excel
9 21 (14.79%) Citrix
10 18 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (12.68%) Firewall
11 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (11.27%) SAN
12 16 (11.27%) ITIL
12 16 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (10.56%) Office 365
13 15 (10.56%) Cisco
14 14 (9.86%) DNS
14 14 (9.86%) DHCP
14 14 (9.86%) Windows 8
15 13 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (9.15%) VoIP
15 13 (9.15%) WAN
15 13 (9.15%) Internet
16 12 (8.45%) LAN
16 12 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2007
17 11 (7.75%) Security Cleared

IT Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 48 (33.80%) MS Exchange
2 16 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (6.34%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (4.93%) IIS
7 6 (4.23%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.82%) Lync
9 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.70%) Apache
10 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 41 (28.87%) MS Office
2 21 (14.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.70%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.56%) Office 365
2 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.70%) Yammer
3 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.68%) Firewall
2 16 (11.27%) SAN
3 14 (9.86%) DNS
3 14 (9.86%) DHCP
4 13 (9.15%) VoIP
4 13 (9.15%) WAN
4 13 (9.15%) Internet
5 12 (8.45%) LAN
6 11 (7.75%) VPN
7 10 (7.04%) TCP/IP
8 7 (4.93%) Wireless
9 6 (4.23%) Network Security
9 6 (4.23%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.11%) IP Telephony
10 3 (2.11%) VLAN
10 3 (2.11%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (2.11%) Cisco PIX
10 3 (2.11%) Intranet
11 2 (1.41%) SSL
11 2 (1.41%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.70%) DB2
General
1 4 (2.82%) Telecoms
1 4 (2.82%) Finance
2 2 (1.41%) Legal
2 2 (1.41%) Retail
2 2 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (1.41%) Spanish Language
3 1 (0.70%) Finnish Language
3 1 (0.70%) French Language
3 1 (0.70%) German Language
3 1 (0.70%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.70%) HTML
1 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.93%) Blackberry
1 7 (4.93%) Management Information System
1 7 (4.93%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.23%) Replication
3 5 (3.52%) NHS
4 3 (2.11%) iPad
4 3 (2.11%) Wiki
4 3 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.41%) iPhone
5 2 (1.41%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.70%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.70%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.70%) iSeries
6 1 (0.70%) Clustering
6 1 (0.70%) PDA
6 1 (0.70%) CCTV
6 1 (0.70%) Informatics
6 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 108 (76.06%) Windows
2 52 (36.62%) Windows 7
3 42 (29.58%) Windows XP
4 32 (22.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (12.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (11.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (9.86%) Windows 8
8 7 (4.93%) Mac OS X
8 7 (4.93%) Linux
9 6 (4.23%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.11%) Android
10 3 (2.11%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.41%) UNIX
11 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.41%) CentOS
12 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (11.27%) ITIL
2 8 (5.63%) Information Security
3 7 (4.93%) Change Management
3 7 (4.93%) Information Security Management
3 7 (4.93%) Security Management
4 6 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (4.23%) Migration
4 6 (4.23%) Incident Management
5 5 (3.52%) ISMS
5 5 (3.52%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (2.82%) Service Management
7 3 (2.11%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.11%) Network Management
7 3 (2.11%) Patch Management
8 2 (1.41%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (1.41%) Data Migration
8 2 (1.41%) Time Management
8 2 (1.41%) Project Management
8 2 (1.41%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.41%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.23%) SQL
2 4 (2.82%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.70%) Python
4 1 (0.70%) C
4 1 (0.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.75%) Security Cleared
3 9 (6.34%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.34%) MCSE
4 5 (3.52%) MCITP
4 5 (3.52%) Degree
5 4 (2.82%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.82%) CCNA
6 2 (1.41%) CCA
6 2 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.41%) CCEA
6 2 (1.41%) MCSA
6 2 (1.41%) CCNP
6 2 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (1.41%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.41%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.75%) SLA
2 5 (3.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.41%) Data Quality
System Software
1 79 (55.63%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.34%) vSphere
4 5 (3.52%) XenApp
4 5 (3.52%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.82%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.70%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.70%) Samba
6 1 (0.70%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.70%) HDFS
6 1 (0.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (7.04%) SCCM
2 2 (1.41%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.70%) WSUS
3 1 (0.70%) Nagios
3 1 (0.70%) SCOM
3 1 (0.70%) Zenoss
3 1 (0.70%) Windows Intune
3 1 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 52 (36.62%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.90%) VMware
3 21 (14.79%) Citrix
4 15 (10.56%) Cisco
5 11 (7.75%) HP
6 5 (3.52%) Apple
7 4 (2.82%) CommVault
8 3 (2.11%) Dell
9 2 (1.41%) EMC
9 2 (1.41%) Oracle
9 2 (1.41%) Avaya
9 2 (1.41%) NetApp
9 2 (1.41%) Symantec
9 2 (1.41%) Splunk
10 1 (0.70%) GFI Software
10 1 (0.70%) Meraki
10 1 (0.70%) Meru Networks
10 1 (0.70%) Nimble Storage
10 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.70%) AppSense
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