The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Support Engineer
Rank 614 612 590
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 36 33 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.058% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.061% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 4
Median daily rate £275 £205 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -48.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £189 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £388 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £304 £200 £425
% change year-on-year
+51.87% -52.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £17.38 £18.75 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.33% +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.28 £16.35 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.48 £32.25 £19.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.38 £18.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +1.35%

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
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
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 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Senior Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Support Engineer in the job title.

Senior Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

Senior Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
(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 -15 30 £275 +34.14% 10
South East +10 9 £256 +29.74% 4
London 0 7 £275 +29.41% 1
Yorkshire +1 5 £258 - 1
South West 0 5 £375 - 3
Northallerton - 5 £258 - 1
Swindon - 5 £375 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £258 - 1
Wiltshire - 5 £375 -
Surrey -2 3 £435 -
East of England +13 2 £269 +34.37% 1
Scotland -2 2 £400 +33.33%
Northern Ireland - 2 - -
County Antrim - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Belfast - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Derby - 2 - -
East Sussex +12 1 £345 -
Hertfordshire +10 1 £188 -6.25%
Reading +6 1 £160 -67.67% 1
Oxfordshire +6 1 £168 -9.45% 2
Hampshire +4 1 £115 +12.19%
Berkshire -4 1 £160 -53.79% 1
Eastbourne - 1 £345 -
Harlow - 1 £350 -
Southampton - 1 £115 -
Kent - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £350 - 1

Senior Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, Senior 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 Senior Support Engineer in the job title.

1 43 (65.15%) Windows
2 37 (56.06%) Microsoft
3 19 (28.79%) Active Directory
3 19 (28.79%) Windows Server
4 18 (27.27%) SQL
5 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
6 16 (24.24%) VMware
7 14 (21.21%) MS Office
7 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (19.70%) SCCM
8 13 (19.70%) SLA
8 13 (19.70%) Firewall
9 12 (18.18%) Linux
9 12 (18.18%) Network Security
9 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (16.67%) Windows 7
10 11 (16.67%) Office 365
10 11 (16.67%) DNS
11 10 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (15.15%) PaaS
11 10 (15.15%) IaaS
12 9 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (13.64%) DHCP
12 9 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (13.64%) SAN
12 9 (13.64%) ITIL
12 9 (13.64%) OLAP
13 8 (12.12%) Service Delivery

Senior 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 7 (10.61%) IIS
1 7 (10.61%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.06%) Apache
3 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.06%) JBoss
4 3 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (4.55%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (21.21%) MS Office
2 5 (7.58%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Global One
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.52%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (16.67%) Office 365
3 10 (15.15%) IaaS
3 10 (15.15%) PaaS
4 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.52%) Google Apps
5 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.70%) Firewall
2 12 (18.18%) Network Security
3 11 (16.67%) DNS
4 9 (13.64%) DHCP
4 9 (13.64%) SAN
5 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
6 7 (10.61%) VPN
7 6 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (9.09%) Internet
8 5 (7.58%) Junos
8 5 (7.58%) tcpdump
8 5 (7.58%) Wireshark
9 4 (6.06%) Wireless
10 3 (4.55%) IP Telephony
10 3 (4.55%) LDAP
10 3 (4.55%) NAS
11 2 (3.03%) Cisco PIX
11 2 (3.03%) Intranet
11 2 (3.03%) LAN
11 2 (3.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.64%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (13.64%) OLAP
3 8 (12.12%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.03%) MarkLogic
6 2 (3.03%) MySQL
7 1 (1.52%) KDB
7 1 (1.52%) UniData
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Ant
1 2 (3.03%) Burp Suite
1 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.03%) GitLab
1 2 (3.03%) Jasmine
1 2 (3.03%) JUnit
1 2 (3.03%) Sinon.JS
1 2 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (3.03%) Subversion
1 2 (3.03%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.52%) Maven
2 1 (1.52%) MSI
General
1 5 (7.58%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
4 1 (1.52%) Front Office
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.06%) XML
2 3 (4.55%) Java EE
3 2 (3.03%) J2EE
3 2 (3.03%) JDBC
3 2 (3.03%) LAMP
3 2 (3.03%) RESTful
3 2 (3.03%) SOAP
3 2 (3.03%) XSLT
4 1 (1.52%) .NET
4 1 (1.52%) ADO
4 1 (1.52%) Ajax
4 1 (1.52%) EJB
4 1 (1.52%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (1.52%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (1.52%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.52%) JPA
4 1 (1.52%) jQuery
4 1 (1.52%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.52%) Web Services
4 1 (1.52%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.58%) Clustering
3 4 (6.06%) Mathematics
4 3 (4.55%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.03%) BYOD
5 2 (3.03%) Digital Media
5 2 (3.03%) PKI
5 2 (3.03%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.52%) CCTV
6 1 (1.52%) DataPower
6 1 (1.52%) Eurex
6 1 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.52%) iPad
6 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (65.15%) Windows
2 19 (28.79%) Windows Server
3 12 (18.18%) Linux
3 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 8 (12.12%) VMS
5 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (10.61%) Unix
7 5 (7.58%) Windows 8
8 4 (6.06%) Windows Vista
9 3 (4.55%) Apple iOS
9 3 (4.55%) Mac OS X
9 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (4.55%) Solaris
9 3 (4.55%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.03%) Android
10 2 (3.03%) Mac OS
10 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (13.64%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (13.64%) ITIL
3 8 (12.12%) Load Balancing
3 8 (12.12%) Service Delivery
4 5 (7.58%) Change Control
5 4 (6.06%) Change Management
5 4 (6.06%) DevOps
6 3 (4.55%) Data Protection
6 3 (4.55%) Fault Analysis
6 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (4.55%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.55%) Scrum
7 2 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (3.03%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.03%) Software Deployment
7 2 (3.03%) Software Distribution
7 2 (3.03%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.27%) SQL
2 7 (10.61%) Java
3 6 (9.09%) C
3 6 (9.09%) Perl
4 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.03%) AWK
5 2 (3.03%) Korn
5 2 (3.03%) PHP
5 2 (3.03%) sed
6 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.52%) C++
6 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.58%) Degree
3 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.52%) CCNA
5 1 (1.52%) CFA
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.52%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.70%) SLA
2 2 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (28.79%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.12%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 6 (9.09%) vSphere
6 5 (7.58%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
7 3 (4.55%) XenApp
8 2 (3.03%) Docker
8 2 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (3.03%) vCloud
8 2 (3.03%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.52%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.52%) KVM
9 1 (1.52%) UAG
9 1 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (19.70%) SCCM
2 2 (3.03%) Ansible
2 2 (3.03%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.03%) Puppet
2 2 (3.03%) Simpana
2 2 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.52%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.52%) Control-M
3 1 (1.52%) SCOM
3 1 (1.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 37 (56.06%) Microsoft
2 16 (24.24%) VMware
3 8 (12.12%) Cisco
4 7 (10.61%) CheckPoint
4 7 (10.61%) Citrix
5 6 (9.09%) Apple
6 5 (7.58%) Juniper
6 5 (7.58%) Red Hat
7 4 (6.06%) Avaya
8 3 (4.55%) Dell
8 3 (4.55%) Dell Compellent
8 3 (4.55%) IBM
9 2 (3.03%) Bloomberg
9 2 (3.03%) CA
9 2 (3.03%) CommVault
9 2 (3.03%) F5
9 2 (3.03%) Oracle
9 2 (3.03%) Rackspace
9 2 (3.03%) Reuters
10 1 (1.52%) Informatica
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