The table below looks at the statistics for the Junior 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 Junior Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Junior Support Engineer
Rank 585 575 591
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Support Engineer 11 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.013% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.014% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Average daily rate
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£85 £120 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.16% -4.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £120 £198 £125
% change year-on-year
-39.24% +58.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 - -

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
51582 48912 54385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.74% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31504 29191 30441
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2115 2659
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Junior Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Junior Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Junior Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Junior Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Junior Support Engineer within the UK.

Junior Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Junior Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Junior Support Engineer within the UK.

Junior Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Junior 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 Junior Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. 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 -14 10 £85 -15.00% 4
London +16 4 £80 -20.00%
Berkshire +13 4 £150 -
South East 0 4 £150 - 1
West Midlands -17 1 £90 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
South West - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Alton - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Shepton Mallet - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Telford - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Crowborough - - - -

Junior Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Junior 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 Junior Support Engineer in their job title.

1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) MS Office
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (20.00%) Banking
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) Back Office
5 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (13.33%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
5 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.67%) VPN
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) CCNA
6 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.67%) SQL
6 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
6 1 (6.67%) IIS
6 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (6.67%) Firewall
6 1 (6.67%) VMware
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.67%) iPad

Junior Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Junior 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 Junior Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Banking
2 2 (13.33%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) iPad
1 1 (6.67%) iPhone
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) RHCT
2 1 (6.67%) LPIC
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) VMware