The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior 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 Senior Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Support Engineer
Rank 563 540 549
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 17 29 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.057% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.061% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 20 15
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £309 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £375 £240
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +56.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -22.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £15.00 £17.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.00 £128.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £19.37
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -22.55%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

Senior Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 23 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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 -29 14 £400 -5.88% 35
London -10 4 £375 -15.73% 6
West Midlands -13 4 £425 - 2
South East -6 3 £463 +23.33% 4
Warwickshire -1 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -4 1 £295 - 4
Cambridge -4 1 £295 - 4
East of England -22 1 £295 - 7
South West -28 1 - - 8
North West - 1 - - 5
Wiltshire - 1 - - 2
Birmingham - 1 £425 - 2
Kent - 1 £463 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Swindon - 1 - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Warwick - - - -
Watford - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 3
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Ruislip - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stansted - - - -
Stevenage - - - -

Senior Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Support Engineer in their job title.

1 24 (57.14%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
3 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 11 (26.19%) Finance
7 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
8 8 (19.05%) WCF
8 8 (19.05%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (19.05%) Citrix
8 8 (19.05%) SQL
8 8 (19.05%) .NET
9 7 (16.67%) ITIL
9 7 (16.67%) Linux
10 6 (14.29%) MCSE
10 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 6 (14.29%) Oracle
10 6 (14.29%) MS Office
10 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (14.29%) Cisco
10 6 (14.29%) Financial Institution
10 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
10 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
11 5 (11.90%) Degree
11 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (11.90%) XenApp
11 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
11 5 (11.90%) Publishing

Senior Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior 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 Senior Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 8 (19.05%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (11.90%) IIS
4 4 (9.52%) Apache
4 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.38%) Lync
7 1 (2.38%) iPlanet
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Office
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Temenos T24
2 1 (2.38%) Khalix
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) DNS
2 4 (9.52%) Broadband
2 4 (9.52%) VPN
3 3 (7.14%) FTP
3 3 (7.14%) HTTP
4 2 (4.76%) Firewall
5 1 (2.38%) 2G
5 1 (2.38%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.38%) MGW
5 1 (2.38%) SSL
5 1 (2.38%) SAN
5 1 (2.38%) 3G
5 1 (2.38%) SS7
5 1 (2.38%) NetScreen
5 1 (2.38%) LDAP
5 1 (2.38%) LAN
5 1 (2.38%) SMS
5 1 (2.38%) WAN
5 1 (2.38%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 6 (14.29%) Financial Institution
3 5 (11.90%) Publishing
3 5 (11.90%) Banking
3 5 (11.90%) Investment Banking
4 3 (7.14%) Billing
5 1 (2.38%) Back Office
5 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) .NET
1 8 (19.05%) WCF
2 5 (11.90%) XML
2 5 (11.90%) XSD
3 3 (7.14%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) HTML
4 1 (2.38%) J2EE
4 1 (2.38%) CSS
4 1 (2.38%) HTML5
4 1 (2.38%) CSS3
4 1 (2.38%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.52%) Computer Science
2 4 (9.52%) Open Source
2 4 (9.52%) Hedge funds
3 3 (7.14%) iPad
3 3 (7.14%) IVR
4 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (57.14%) Windows
2 13 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (16.67%) Linux
5 3 (7.14%) UNIX
5 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.38%) Android
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.38%) Solaris
7 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.52%) Data Management
4 4 (9.52%) DevOps
5 3 (7.14%) CRM
5 3 (7.14%) ERP
6 2 (4.76%) BCP
7 1 (2.38%) Change Management
7 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.38%) Data Security
7 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.38%) Scrum
7 1 (2.38%) Knowledge Management
7 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.38%) Release Management
7 1 (2.38%) Time Management
7 1 (2.38%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) SQL
2 5 (11.90%) T-SQL
2 5 (11.90%) C
2 5 (11.90%) C#
2 5 (11.90%) C++
3 2 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) MCSE
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.90%) Degree
3 4 (9.52%) MCSD
3 4 (9.52%) MCTS
4 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) RHCE
4 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.38%) RHCA
4 1 (2.38%) CCNA
4 1 (2.38%) CCA
4 1 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.90%) XenApp
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.38%) XenServer
5 1 (2.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (2.38%) vSphere
5 1 (2.38%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Foglight
2 3 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) Citrix
3 6 (14.29%) Oracle
3 6 (14.29%) Cisco
4 5 (11.90%) IBM
4 5 (11.90%) Sun
4 5 (11.90%) VMware
5 4 (9.52%) Dell
6 3 (7.14%) AppSense
6 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 3 (7.14%) Altiris
6 3 (7.14%) Speakerbus
6 3 (7.14%) HP
7 2 (4.76%) NetApp
8 1 (2.38%) Veritas
8 1 (2.38%) jBASE
8 1 (2.38%) Mercator
8 1 (2.38%) Reuters
8 1 (2.38%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.38%) Symantec
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