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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support Engineer
Rank 559 570 538
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -32
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 102 93 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 37 38
Median daily rate £175 £156 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £108 £97
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £258 £266
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £140 £140
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 37
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.58 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.45% -3.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £11.00 £11.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.24 £16.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.70 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -2.14%

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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +29 95 £175 +2.94% 75
London -7 27 £165 -15.38% 21
East of England +36 18 £186 -0.66% 6
South East +10 16 £145 +16.00% 16
South West +11 11 - - 4
East Midlands +7 8 £135 - 7
Hertfordshire - 7 £190 - 3
Cambridgeshire +22 6 £180 +2.85% 1
Surrey -3 6 £145 -14.70% 8
Essex +5 5 - - 1
North West +3 5 £175 +29.62% 11
Brentwood - 5 - -
Watford - 5 £190 - 1
Yorkshire -13 4 £238 +63.79% 5
West Midlands -24 4 £121 -55.90% 5
Devon - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - - 1
Exeter - 4 - -
Wales +18 3 - - 2
Southampton +12 3 - - 1
Hampshire +4 3 - - 4
Dorset -4 3 - - 1
Wiltshire -5 3 - -
Berkshire -5 3 £115 - 2
Manchester - 3 £175 - 4
Warwickshire - 3 £108 -
Bournemouth - 3 - - 1
Egham - 3 £145 -
Cambridge +16 2 £183 +4.28% 1
South Wales +10 2 - - 2

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (64.89%) Windows
2 92 (48.94%) Active Directory
3 78 (41.49%) Microsoft
4 60 (31.91%) MS Office
5 50 (26.60%) Windows Server
5 50 (26.60%) Windows 7
6 33 (17.55%) VMware
7 30 (15.96%) MS Excel
7 30 (15.96%) MS Exchange
8 28 (14.89%) Windows 8
9 27 (14.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (13.83%) SLA
10 26 (13.83%) ITIL
11 25 (13.30%) Cisco
12 24 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (10.11%) LAN
14 19 (10.11%) Windows 10
15 18 (9.57%) SCCM
16 17 (9.04%) DNS
16 17 (9.04%) Office 365
17 16 (8.51%) Windows XP
17 16 (8.51%) Security Cleared
18 15 (7.98%) WAN
18 15 (7.98%) Citrix
18 15 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2010
19 14 (7.45%) DHCP
19 14 (7.45%) SharePoint
19 14 (7.45%) Firewall
19 14 (7.45%) Hyper-V

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 30 (15.96%) MS Exchange
2 15 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (7.45%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.85%) Skype for Business
5 8 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.19%) IBM Notes
8 5 (2.66%) IIS
8 5 (2.66%) WordPress
9 3 (1.60%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.06%) CMS
10 2 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.06%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.53%) Apache
11 1 (0.53%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
Applications
1 60 (31.91%) MS Office
2 30 (15.96%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.53%) InDesign
4 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.53%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.04%) Office 365
2 2 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 2 (1.06%) Google Apps
2 2 (1.06%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.11%) LAN
2 17 (9.04%) DNS
3 15 (7.98%) WAN
4 14 (7.45%) DHCP
4 14 (7.45%) Firewall
5 11 (5.85%) SAN
5 11 (5.85%) Skype
5 11 (5.85%) TCP/IP
5 11 (5.85%) VoIP
6 10 (5.32%) Internet
6 10 (5.32%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (4.26%) Intranet
7 8 (4.26%) Wireless
8 6 (3.19%) VPN
9 5 (2.66%) IPv4
9 5 (2.66%) ISDN
10 4 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (1.60%) NAS
12 2 (1.06%) SSL
12 2 (1.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.06%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 11 (5.85%) Finance
2 6 (3.19%) Advertising
3 5 (2.66%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.13%) Banking
4 4 (2.13%) Retail
5 2 (1.06%) Back Office
5 2 (1.06%) Front Office
5 2 (1.06%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.06%) HTML
1 2 (1.06%) Web Services
2 1 (0.53%) .NET
2 1 (0.53%) Ajax
2 1 (0.53%) CSS
2 1 (0.53%) HTML5
2 1 (0.53%) jQuery
2 1 (0.53%) Middleware
2 1 (0.53%) ODBC
2 1 (0.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.79%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.19%) Driving Licence
2 6 (3.19%) Smartphone
2 6 (3.19%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (1.60%) Clustering
3 3 (1.60%) iPad
3 3 (1.60%) iPhone
4 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.06%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.53%) BYOD
5 1 (0.53%) CCTV
5 1 (0.53%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (0.53%) EMC VNXe
5 1 (0.53%) EPoS
5 1 (0.53%) NHS
5 1 (0.53%) Social Media
5 1 (0.53%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.53%) Xserve
Operating Systems
1 122 (64.89%) Windows
2 50 (26.60%) Windows 7
2 50 (26.60%) Windows Server
3 28 (14.89%) Windows 8
4 27 (14.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (10.11%) Windows 10
7 16 (8.51%) Windows XP
8 13 (6.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (5.85%) Linux
10 9 (4.79%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.66%) Android
11 5 (2.66%) Unix
12 3 (1.60%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.06%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.53%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.83%) ITIL
2 10 (5.32%) Service Management
3 7 (3.72%) Problem Management
4 6 (3.19%) Change Management
4 6 (3.19%) Fault Analysis
4 6 (3.19%) Migration
5 5 (2.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (2.66%) Incident Management
6 4 (2.13%) Time Management
7 3 (1.60%) Change Control
7 3 (1.60%) Configuration Management
7 3 (1.60%) Data Analysis
7 3 (1.60%) Identity Management
7 3 (1.60%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 3 (1.60%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (1.60%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (1.60%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.06%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (1.06%) Patch Management
8 2 (1.06%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 13 (6.91%) SQL
2 3 (1.60%) C
2 3 (1.60%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.06%) Java
3 2 (1.06%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.06%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.53%) CFML
4 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.53%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.53%) PHP
4 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.38%) CCNA
2 12 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (4.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.26%) DBS Check
4 8 (4.26%) SC Cleared
5 7 (3.72%) MCP
6 6 (3.19%) MCSE
7 5 (2.66%) MCSA
8 4 (2.13%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.53%) CCNP
9 1 (0.53%) Degree
9 1 (0.53%) MCITP
9 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (13.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 92 (48.94%) Active Directory
2 24 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.45%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.72%) vSphere
5 5 (2.66%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (2.66%) XenApp
6 4 (2.13%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.06%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.53%) Firmware
8 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.53%) Samba
8 1 (0.53%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.53%) vCloud
8 1 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (9.57%) SCCM
2 4 (2.13%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.06%) WSUS
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.53%) Nagios
5 1 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.53%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.53%) SCOM
5 1 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 78 (41.49%) Microsoft
2 33 (17.55%) VMware
3 25 (13.30%) Cisco
4 15 (7.98%) Citrix
5 12 (6.38%) HP
6 10 (5.32%) Oracle
7 9 (4.79%) Apple
8 6 (3.19%) Avaya
8 6 (3.19%) Dell
8 6 (3.19%) Lotus
8 6 (3.19%) Mitel
8 6 (3.19%) Symantec
9 5 (2.66%) Intel Security
9 5 (2.66%) Remedy
10 2 (1.06%) Adobe
10 2 (1.06%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.06%) Google
10 2 (1.06%) Juniper
10 2 (1.06%) NetApp
10 2 (1.06%) SAP
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