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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support Engineer
UK
Rank 485 535 520
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -15
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 111 83 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.17% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 21
Median daily rate £170 £175 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £120 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £400 £230
UK excluding London median daily rate £169 £175 £138
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 37
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.51 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.00 £26.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £12.88
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +16.50%

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
42939 48575 49622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 27981 31258 30651
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1563 1629 1923
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +67 97 £165 -5.71% 82
London +20 31 £170 +1.49% 22
South East +10 26 £175 - 28
East of England +4 10 £275 +18.91% 10
South West +13 9 £140 - 4
North West +15 7 £100 +25.00% 9
Manchester +14 7 £100 +25.00% 4
Hampshire +3 6 £225 +33.33% 8
Berkshire +22 5 £308 -24.07% 4
Scotland +20 5 £120 -23.20% 2
Basingstoke +12 5 £225 +33.33% 2
East Midlands +3 5 £125 - 6
Oxfordshire -1 5 £145 -3.33% 2
Yorkshire +23 4 £200 - 3
Cambridge +13 4 - - 1
Leicestershire +11 4 £125 -
Surrey +11 4 £128 +2.00% 8
Cambridgeshire +8 4 - - 3
Buckinghamshire +7 4 - - 3
Bristol - 4 - - 1
Cardiff +19 3 £178 -11.25%
South Wales +17 3 £178 -11.25% 1
Wales +9 3 £178 -11.25% 1
West Midlands 0 3 £200 -
Suffolk - 3 - -
Sheffield - 3 £200 -
Bury St Edmunds - 3 - -
South Yorkshire - 3 £200 -
Aylesbury - 3 - - 1
Somerset +3 2 £115 -

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 160 (72.73%) Windows
2 130 (59.09%) Active Directory
3 100 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 87 (39.55%) Windows 7
5 69 (31.36%) MS Office
6 50 (22.73%) Windows Server
6 50 (22.73%) Office 365
7 49 (22.27%) ITIL
8 47 (21.36%) MS Excel
9 39 (17.73%) MS Exchange
10 38 (17.27%) Windows 10
11 37 (16.82%) Apple
12 35 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
12 35 (15.91%) SCCM
13 34 (15.45%) VMware
14 33 (15.00%) Windows 8
15 29 (13.18%) Windows Server 2012
16 28 (12.73%) SLA
17 26 (11.82%) WAN
18 24 (10.91%) Windows XP
19 21 (9.55%) HP
19 21 (9.55%) Citrix
19 21 (9.55%) Android
20 20 (9.09%) Incident Management
21 19 (8.64%) VPN
22 18 (8.18%) DBS Check
22 18 (8.18%) Firewall
22 18 (8.18%) LAN
22 18 (8.18%) Hyper-V
23 17 (7.73%) Smartphone

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 39 (17.73%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (6.82%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.18%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.73%) IIS
7 5 (2.27%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 69 (31.36%) MS Office
2 47 (21.36%) MS Excel
3 9 (4.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 50 (22.73%) Office 365
2 6 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.27%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.45%) G Suite
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (11.82%) WAN
2 19 (8.64%) VPN
3 18 (8.18%) Firewall
3 18 (8.18%) LAN
4 15 (6.82%) DNS
5 13 (5.91%) Wireless
6 12 (5.45%) DHCP
7 9 (4.09%) Internet
8 8 (3.64%) TCP/IP
9 6 (2.73%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (2.73%) SAN
10 5 (2.27%) SNMP
10 5 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.82%) PBX
11 4 (1.82%) VLAN
11 4 (1.82%) VoIP
11 4 (1.82%) WLAN
12 3 (1.36%) 3G
12 3 (1.36%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.36%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.45%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
General
1 12 (5.45%) Finance
2 6 (2.73%) Advertising
2 6 (2.73%) Banking
2 6 (2.73%) Retail
3 4 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (0.45%) Electronics
4 1 (0.45%) French Language
4 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.45%) HTML
1 1 (0.45%) Software Packaging
1 1 (0.45%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.73%) Smartphone
2 14 (6.36%) Driving Licence
3 13 (5.91%) Data Centre
4 12 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.45%) RSA SecurID
5 8 (3.64%) Blackberry
6 7 (3.18%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (2.27%) iPhone
8 3 (1.36%) iPad
9 2 (0.91%) BYOD
9 2 (0.91%) Clustering
9 2 (0.91%) EPoS
9 2 (0.91%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.91%) Replication
10 1 (0.45%) Chip and PIN
10 1 (0.45%) CMDB
10 1 (0.45%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.45%) NHS
10 1 (0.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 160 (72.73%) Windows
2 87 (39.55%) Windows 7
3 50 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 38 (17.27%) Windows 10
5 35 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (15.00%) Windows 8
7 29 (13.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (10.91%) Windows XP
9 21 (9.55%) Android
10 10 (4.55%) Linux
10 10 (4.55%) Mac OS X
10 10 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (3.64%) Mac OS
12 5 (2.27%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.27%) Unix
13 3 (1.36%) SUSE
14 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (22.27%) ITIL
2 20 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 17 (7.73%) Service Management
4 12 (5.45%) Service Delivery
5 10 (4.55%) Change Management
6 7 (3.18%) ITIL V3
6 7 (3.18%) ITSM
7 6 (2.73%) Asset Management
7 6 (2.73%) Coaching
7 6 (2.73%) DNA
8 5 (2.27%) Application Packaging
8 5 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.27%) Fault Management
8 5 (2.27%) Migration
8 5 (2.27%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (1.82%) Chat Support
9 4 (1.82%) Configuration Management
9 4 (1.82%) Network Management
10 3 (1.36%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (1.36%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (4.55%) SQL
2 8 (3.64%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.91%) C
4 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (8.18%) DBS Check
2 16 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (5.45%) Security Cleared
4 11 (5.00%) MCSE
5 8 (3.64%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.18%) MCP
7 4 (1.82%) Degree
7 4 (1.82%) MCSA
8 3 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.36%) MCTS
9 2 (0.91%) CCNA
9 2 (0.91%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.91%) MCITP
10 1 (0.45%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.45%) MCPD
10 1 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.73%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 130 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.18%) Hyper-V
3 16 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.27%) BitLocker
4 5 (2.27%) XenApp
5 4 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.36%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.91%) vSphere
8 1 (0.45%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.45%) Firmware
8 1 (0.45%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (15.91%) SCCM
2 2 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.45%) DameWare
3 1 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.45%) Unicenter
3 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 100 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 37 (16.82%) Apple
3 34 (15.45%) VMware
4 21 (9.55%) Citrix
4 21 (9.55%) HP
5 17 (7.73%) Cisco
6 15 (6.82%) Dell
7 12 (5.45%) Toshiba
8 8 (3.64%) Intel Security
9 5 (2.27%) Bloomberg
9 5 (2.27%) Google
9 5 (2.27%) Lotus
9 5 (2.27%) Reuters
10 3 (1.36%) Symantec
11 2 (0.91%) Adobe
11 2 (0.91%) Polycom
11 2 (0.91%) Remedy
12 1 (0.45%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.45%) Kaspersky
12 1 (0.45%) LANDesk
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