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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support Engineer
Rank 537 556 539
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -17
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 111 104 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 54 30
Median daily rate £160 £160 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £116 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £165 £200
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 29 33
Median hourly rate £14.28 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.79% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £11.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.60 £19.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.28 £13.25 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+7.79% -7.01%

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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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
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 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
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 +21 100 £160 -1.53% 77
London -12 26 £165 +7.31% 19
South East +18 23 £168 -23.86% 15
South West +8 13 £135 +12.50% 9
East of England +9 12 £186 +20.16% 7
Surrey +8 8 £145 - 3
Bristol +7 8 £135 -19.40% 1
Yorkshire +4 7 £181 -23.68% 5
East Midlands 0 6 £200 - 4
West Midlands -16 6 £133 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 6 £185 - 3
Wales +23 5 £225 -
Scotland +11 5 £135 -
Hertfordshire +8 5 £188 -1.31% 3
North West +8 5 £175 +29.62% 14
Berkshire +5 5 £180 -18.18% 1
Devon - 4 - - 2
Birmingham - 4 £130 -
Exeter - 4 - - 2
South Wales +17 3 £225 -
Hampshire +17 3 - - 7
Egham +13 3 £145 -
North Yorkshire -1 3 £150 -40.00% 1
Nottinghamshire -18 3 - - 1
Lancashire - 3 £225 - 3
Cardiff - 3 £225 -
Cambridge - 3 £183 - 2
Watford - 3 - - 1
Reading +15 2 - -
Southampton +14 2 - - 3

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 134 (69.07%) Windows
2 102 (52.58%) Active Directory
3 84 (43.30%) Microsoft
4 61 (31.44%) MS Office
5 58 (29.90%) Windows 7
6 50 (25.77%) Windows Server
7 42 (21.65%) MS Excel
8 34 (17.53%) MS Exchange
9 32 (16.49%) Office 365
10 31 (15.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (14.95%) Windows 8
12 28 (14.43%) VMware
13 27 (13.92%) SCCM
14 26 (13.40%) ITIL
15 21 (10.82%) Windows 10
15 21 (10.82%) DNS
16 20 (10.31%) SLA
17 19 (9.79%) Citrix
17 19 (9.79%) DHCP
17 19 (9.79%) LAN
17 19 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (9.79%) Windows Server 2012
18 18 (9.28%) Cisco
19 17 (8.76%) Windows XP
19 17 (8.76%) Hyper-V
20 16 (8.25%) WAN
21 15 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
22 14 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
23 13 (6.70%) Firewall
23 13 (6.70%) VoIP

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 34 (17.53%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (6.19%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.67%) Skype for Business
5 10 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (4.12%) IIS
7 6 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.58%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.55%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.03%) CMS
10 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.52%) Apache
11 1 (0.52%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 61 (31.44%) MS Office
2 42 (21.65%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.52%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.52%) InDesign
4 1 (0.52%) MS Project
4 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.52%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 32 (16.49%) Office 365
2 3 (1.55%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.82%) DNS
2 19 (9.79%) DHCP
2 19 (9.79%) LAN
3 16 (8.25%) WAN
4 13 (6.70%) Firewall
4 13 (6.70%) VoIP
5 11 (5.67%) Internet
5 11 (5.67%) SAN
5 11 (5.67%) Skype
6 10 (5.15%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (4.12%) TCP/IP
8 7 (3.61%) VPN
8 7 (3.61%) Wireless
9 5 (2.58%) IPv4
9 5 (2.58%) ISDN
10 4 (2.06%) Intranet
10 4 (2.06%) VLAN
11 3 (1.55%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (1.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (6.19%) Finance
2 9 (4.64%) Advertising
3 6 (3.09%) Banking
3 6 (3.09%) Retail
3 6 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.03%) Back Office
4 2 (1.03%) Front Office
5 1 (0.52%) Legal
5 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.52%) .NET
1 1 (0.52%) Ajax
1 1 (0.52%) CSS
1 1 (0.52%) HTML
1 1 (0.52%) HTML5
1 1 (0.52%) jQuery
1 1 (0.52%) Middleware
1 1 (0.52%) Web Services
1 1 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.19%) Driving Licence
2 8 (4.12%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.12%) Smartphone
3 4 (2.06%) iPad
3 4 (2.06%) iPhone
3 4 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.55%) Clustering
5 2 (1.03%) CCTV
5 2 (1.03%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (1.03%) EPoS
6 1 (0.52%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.52%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (0.52%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.52%) Social Media
6 1 (0.52%) Xserve
Operating Systems
1 134 (69.07%) Windows
2 58 (29.90%) Windows 7
3 50 (25.77%) Windows Server
4 31 (15.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (14.95%) Windows 8
6 21 (10.82%) Windows 10
7 19 (9.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (8.76%) Windows XP
9 15 (7.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (4.64%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.58%) Linux
12 4 (2.06%) Android
13 3 (1.55%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.55%) Unix
14 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.40%) ITIL
2 7 (3.61%) Migration
3 6 (3.09%) Change Management
3 6 (3.09%) Problem Management
3 6 (3.09%) Service Delivery
3 6 (3.09%) Service Management
4 5 (2.58%) Asset Management
4 5 (2.58%) Incident Management
5 4 (2.06%) Change Control
5 4 (2.06%) CRM
5 4 (2.06%) Fault Analysis
5 4 (2.06%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (2.06%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (1.55%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (1.55%) Configuration Management
6 3 (1.55%) Data Analysis
6 3 (1.55%) Identity Management
6 3 (1.55%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (1.55%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (1.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.67%) SQL
2 6 (3.09%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.55%) C
4 2 (1.03%) Java
4 2 (1.03%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.52%) CFML
5 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.52%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.52%) PHP
5 1 (0.52%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (6.19%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.61%) DBS Check
3 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.58%) CCNA
4 5 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (2.58%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.06%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.55%) MCP
6 3 (1.55%) MCSE
7 1 (0.52%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.52%) Degree
7 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.52%) MCITP
7 1 (0.52%) MCSA
7 1 (0.52%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 102 (52.58%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.76%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.15%) XenApp
5 5 (2.58%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.58%) vSphere
6 3 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.03%) Firmware
7 2 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.03%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.52%) Samba
8 1 (0.52%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (13.92%) SCCM
2 5 (2.58%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.03%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.03%) WSUS
5 1 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.52%) Nagios
5 1 (0.52%) SCOM
5 1 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 84 (43.30%) Microsoft
2 28 (14.43%) VMware
3 19 (9.79%) Citrix
4 18 (9.28%) Cisco
5 11 (5.67%) HP
6 10 (5.15%) Apple
7 8 (4.12%) Symantec
8 7 (3.61%) Avaya
8 7 (3.61%) Dell
9 6 (3.09%) Mitel
10 5 (2.58%) Lotus
11 3 (1.55%) Adobe
11 3 (1.55%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.55%) Oracle
11 3 (1.55%) Remedy
11 3 (1.55%) Reuters
12 2 (1.03%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.03%) NetApp
12 2 (1.03%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.03%) SonicWALL
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