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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Support Engineer
UK
Rank 559 602 562
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 32 16 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.031% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.033% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 13
Median daily rate £375 £350 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +59.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £196 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £405 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £200 £266
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -24.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 -

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
42377 48205 48154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.76% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27593 30644 30320
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1752 1913
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +56 31 £375 +7.14% 13
London +23 13 £463 +23.33% 2
South West - 6 £210 - 1
Exeter - 4 £375 -
Devon - 4 £375 -
South East +19 3 £170 -38.18% 6
East of England +8 3 £270 +42.10%
Berkshire +12 2 £239 -31.78% 3
Dorset - 2 £185 -
West Midlands - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £200 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £200 -
Norfolk +9 1 £340 +78.94%
Reading +6 1 £170 -47.69% 1
City of London -9 1 £463 +23.33% 1
Croydon - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £160 -
Poole - 1 £210 -
Lincoln - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £168 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £375 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 1

Senior Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 38 (64.41%) Windows
2 22 (37.29%) Windows 7
3 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
4 17 (28.81%) Active Directory
5 15 (25.42%) VMware
5 15 (25.42%) Windows Server
6 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
7 12 (20.34%) SCCM
7 12 (20.34%) Cisco
7 12 (20.34%) MS Office
7 12 (20.34%) ITIL
8 11 (18.64%) Linux
8 11 (18.64%) SLA
8 11 (18.64%) CheckPoint
9 10 (16.95%) VPN
9 10 (16.95%) DNS
9 10 (16.95%) Firewall
10 9 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
10 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (15.25%) DHCP
11 8 (13.56%) Red Hat
11 8 (13.56%) Wireless
11 8 (13.56%) Office 365
11 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (11.86%) Apple
12 7 (11.86%) DMZ
12 7 (11.86%) MS Exchange
12 7 (11.86%) VoIP
12 7 (11.86%) WAN

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 (11.86%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.08%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.39%) IIS
5 1 (1.69%) Apache
5 1 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (20.34%) MS Office
2 3 (5.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.56%) Office 365
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.69%) IaaS
3 1 (1.69%) PaaS
3 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) DNS
1 10 (16.95%) Firewall
1 10 (16.95%) VPN
2 9 (15.25%) DHCP
3 8 (13.56%) Wireless
4 7 (11.86%) DMZ
4 7 (11.86%) VoIP
4 7 (11.86%) WAN
5 6 (10.17%) HSRP
5 6 (10.17%) IPsec
5 6 (10.17%) OSPF
5 6 (10.17%) Spanning Tree
5 6 (10.17%) VRRP
6 4 (6.78%) LAN
6 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.78%) Wireshark
7 3 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (5.08%) Ethernet
7 3 (5.08%) Junos
7 3 (5.08%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
2 1 (1.69%) Redis
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 3 (5.08%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Back Office
2 1 (1.69%) Banking
2 1 (1.69%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) ADO
2 1 (1.69%) .NET
2 1 (1.69%) Core Data
2 1 (1.69%) ELK Stack
2 1 (1.69%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.69%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Statistics
2 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.69%) BYOD
3 1 (1.69%) Clustering
3 1 (1.69%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.69%) iPad
3 1 (1.69%) iPhone
3 1 (1.69%) NHS
3 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (64.41%) Windows
2 22 (37.29%) Windows 7
3 15 (25.42%) Windows Server
4 11 (18.64%) Linux
5 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (10.17%) Apple iOS
8 5 (8.47%) Android
8 5 (8.47%) Windows 10
9 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (5.08%) SUSE
10 3 (5.08%) Unix
11 2 (3.39%) AIX
11 2 (3.39%) Mac OS
11 2 (3.39%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (3.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
11 2 (3.39%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.34%) ITIL
2 6 (10.17%) Asset Management
3 4 (6.78%) ITIL V3
4 3 (5.08%) Change Management
4 3 (5.08%) Investment Management
4 3 (5.08%) Migration
4 3 (5.08%) Time Management
5 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.39%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.39%) DevOps
5 2 (3.39%) Information Security
5 2 (3.39%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (3.39%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (3.39%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.39%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.39%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.17%) SQL
2 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.69%) C
4 1 (1.69%) Java
4 1 (1.69%) Perl
4 1 (1.69%) Python
4 1 (1.69%) Ruby
4 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (22.03%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) CCSA
3 5 (8.47%) Degree
3 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (6.78%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.08%) CCNP
6 2 (3.39%) CCNA
7 1 (1.69%) CCIE
7 1 (1.69%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.69%) MCP
7 1 (1.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (18.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (28.81%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.47%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.39%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.39%) vSphere
5 1 (1.69%) KVM
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.69%) Postfix
5 1 (1.69%) Squid
5 1 (1.69%) vCloud
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.69%) Xen
5 1 (1.69%) XenApp
5 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (20.34%) SCCM
2 2 (3.39%) Puppet
2 2 (3.39%) SCOM
2 2 (3.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (3.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.69%) Ansible
3 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 20 (33.90%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.42%) VMware
3 12 (20.34%) Cisco
4 11 (18.64%) CheckPoint
5 8 (13.56%) Red Hat
6 7 (11.86%) Apple
7 4 (6.78%) Citrix
7 4 (6.78%) Remedy
8 3 (5.08%) IBM
8 3 (5.08%) Juniper
9 2 (3.39%) MobileIron
9 2 (3.39%) Oracle
10 1 (1.69%) Aruba
10 1 (1.69%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.69%) F5
10 1 (1.69%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.69%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.69%) Sonus
10 1 (1.69%) Symantec
10 1 (1.69%) TOWER Software