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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support Engineer
Rank 563 541 504
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -37
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 84 99 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 23 51
Median daily rate £165 £225 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.55% +60.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £114 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 £180 £120
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 41 37
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £25.00 £51.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.38
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +8.41%

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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 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
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 3 May 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 3 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 -44 72 £170 -24.44% 63
South East -5 24 £175 -23.07% 18
London -27 22 £175 -26.31% 17
Hampshire +3 8 £169 - 6
East of England -4 6 £155 -11.42% 6
North West -12 6 £115 -56.19% 7
Southampton +17 5 - - 2
Wales +3 5 - - 3
Yorkshire +2 5 £119 -25.35% 5
South Wales +1 5 - - 3
Cardiff - 5 - - 2
City of London +30 4 £125 -37.50% 2
Berkshire +9 4 £290 - 5
Oxfordshire +9 4 £175 +6.06% 2
Cambridgeshire +6 4 £155 -31.11% 4
South West +2 4 £234 - 4
West Midlands -4 4 £170 - 2
Surrey -4 4 £133 -51.81% 2
Scotland -13 4 £130 - 1
Lancashire +6 3 - -
Cambridge -3 3 £155 -31.11% 3
Warwick - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +12 2 £163 - 2
Fife +6 2 - -
Leeds -4 2 £163 -27.77% 2
South Yorkshire -6 2 - - 2
Sheffield -16 2 - - 1
West Sussex -22 2 £200 - 2
Kent -25 2 £184 -23.43%

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 122 (71.35%) Windows
2 100 (58.48%) Active Directory
3 83 (48.54%) Microsoft
4 62 (36.26%) MS Office
5 60 (35.09%) Windows 7
6 49 (28.65%) Windows Server
7 40 (23.39%) MS Excel
8 31 (18.13%) MS Exchange
9 29 (16.96%) VMware
10 28 (16.37%) Windows XP
10 28 (16.37%) Cisco
11 27 (15.79%) ITIL
12 25 (14.62%) SLA
13 23 (13.45%) Windows 8
13 23 (13.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
15 21 (12.28%) TCP/IP
16 19 (11.11%) LAN
17 18 (10.53%) DNS
18 17 (9.94%) WAN
19 15 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
19 15 (8.77%) DHCP
19 15 (8.77%) Service Management
20 14 (8.19%) Firewall
20 14 (8.19%) Windows Server 2003
20 14 (8.19%) Citrix
20 14 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
20 14 (8.19%) SCCM
21 13 (7.60%) Video Conferencing
21 13 (7.60%) VPN

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 31 (18.13%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.09%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.34%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.34%) WordPress
6 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.75%) IIS
7 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.17%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.17%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 62 (36.26%) MS Office
2 40 (23.39%) MS Excel
3 5 (2.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.02%) Office 365
2 2 (1.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (12.28%) TCP/IP
2 19 (11.11%) LAN
3 18 (10.53%) DNS
4 17 (9.94%) WAN
5 15 (8.77%) DHCP
6 14 (8.19%) Firewall
7 13 (7.60%) VPN
8 10 (5.85%) Internet
9 6 (3.51%) SAN
10 5 (2.92%) ADSL
10 5 (2.92%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (2.34%) Broadband
11 4 (2.34%) Intranet
11 4 (2.34%) Wireless
12 3 (1.75%) 3G
12 3 (1.75%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.75%) VoIP
13 2 (1.17%) NAS
13 2 (1.17%) Skype
13 2 (1.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (4.68%) Finance
2 5 (2.92%) Advertising
3 4 (2.34%) Banking
3 4 (2.34%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.75%) Law
5 2 (1.17%) Legal
6 1 (0.58%) Automotive
6 1 (0.58%) Back Office
6 1 (0.58%) Local Government
6 1 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.58%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.58%) Retail
6 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.58%) .NET
1 1 (0.58%) HTML
1 1 (0.58%) ODBC
1 1 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.60%) Video Conferencing
2 10 (5.85%) Blackberry
3 5 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.92%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.34%) iPad
4 4 (2.34%) iPhone
5 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.75%) NHS
6 2 (1.17%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.17%) Handset
7 1 (0.58%) BYOD
7 1 (0.58%) Clustering
7 1 (0.58%) CMDB
7 1 (0.58%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.58%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 122 (71.35%) Windows
2 60 (35.09%) Windows 7
3 49 (28.65%) Windows Server
4 28 (16.37%) Windows XP
5 23 (13.45%) Windows 8
5 23 (13.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (8.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (6.43%) Android
9 8 (4.68%) Mac OS X
9 8 (4.68%) Windows 10
10 7 (4.09%) Linux
10 7 (4.09%) Unix
11 3 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.75%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.75%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.79%) ITIL
2 15 (8.77%) Service Management
3 13 (7.60%) Migration
4 6 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (2.92%) Incident Management
5 5 (2.92%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (2.92%) Time Management
6 4 (2.34%) Change Management
6 4 (2.34%) Problem Management
7 3 (1.75%) Change Control
7 3 (1.75%) Content Management
7 3 (1.75%) CRM
7 3 (1.75%) Fault Analysis
7 3 (1.75%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (1.75%) Patch Management
7 3 (1.75%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.17%) Network Management
8 2 (1.17%) Validation
8 2 (1.17%) Wealth Management
9 1 (0.58%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.85%) SQL
2 3 (1.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.17%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.58%) C
4 1 (0.58%) Java
4 1 (0.58%) VB
4 1 (0.58%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.02%) CCNA
2 12 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (5.85%) MCP
4 9 (5.26%) MCSE
4 9 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.51%) HND
5 6 (3.51%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.92%) DBS Check
6 5 (2.92%) MCSA
7 3 (1.75%) Degree
8 2 (1.17%) MCITP
9 1 (0.58%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.58%) CCNP
9 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.58%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (14.62%) SLA
2 3 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.17%) QA
System Software
1 100 (58.48%) Active Directory
2 22 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.92%) vSphere
4 4 (2.34%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.34%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.17%) XenApp
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.58%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.58%) vCloud
6 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (8.19%) SCCM
2 4 (2.34%) WSUS
3 3 (1.75%) Sysprep
4 2 (1.17%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.58%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.58%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 83 (48.54%) Microsoft
2 29 (16.96%) VMware
3 28 (16.37%) Cisco
4 14 (8.19%) Citrix
5 11 (6.43%) HP
6 9 (5.26%) Oracle
7 8 (4.68%) Apple
8 4 (2.34%) Dell
8 4 (2.34%) Intel Security
8 4 (2.34%) Remedy
9 3 (1.75%) iManage
10 2 (1.17%) EMC
10 2 (1.17%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.17%) Google
10 2 (1.17%) Juniper
10 2 (1.17%) Lotus
10 2 (1.17%) NetApp
10 2 (1.17%) Peregrine
10 2 (1.17%) SAP
10 2 (1.17%) Sophos
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