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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Support Engineer
UK
Rank 558 611 588
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 36 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.035% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.036% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 13
Median daily rate £425 £363 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +64.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £200 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £404 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £200 £220
% change year-on-year
+53.75% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -48.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -61.11%

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +61 34 £425 +17.24% 9
London +27 12 £446 +19.00% 3
South East +28 11 £308 +53.75% 1
Berkshire +23 5 £308 +11.81% 1
Hampshire +13 4 - -
East of England +5 4 £340 -
Havant -2 4 - -
Cambridgeshire +7 3 - -
Cambridge +11 2 - -
Reading +10 2 - - 1
City of London -2 2 £429 +14.40%
West Midlands - 2 - - 1
Scotland +30 1 - -
North West +18 1 - - 2
Surrey +15 1 - -
Slough +10 1 - -
North East - 1 £375 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Telford - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £168 -
Norfolk - 1 £340 -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 - -

Senior Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 33 (55.00%) Windows
2 23 (38.33%) Windows 7
3 16 (26.67%) Linux
4 14 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 14 (23.33%) Active Directory
5 13 (21.67%) ITIL
6 12 (20.00%) VMware
6 12 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 11 (18.33%) Red Hat
8 10 (16.67%) Migration
8 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (15.00%) SCCM
9 9 (15.00%) Firewall
9 9 (15.00%) Cisco
10 8 (13.33%) CheckPoint
10 8 (13.33%) MS Office
10 8 (13.33%) MS Exchange
10 8 (13.33%) Data Migration
10 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
11 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (11.67%) Office 365
11 7 (11.67%) Wireless
11 7 (11.67%) VoIP
11 7 (11.67%) WAN
11 7 (11.67%) DMZ
11 7 (11.67%) SLA
11 7 (11.67%) VPN
11 7 (11.67%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (10.00%) Spanning Tree

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 8 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.67%) Apache
4 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.33%) IIS
5 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (13.33%) MS Office
2 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Office 365
2 1 (1.67%) IaaS
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.67%) PaaS
2 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.00%) Firewall
2 7 (11.67%) DMZ
2 7 (11.67%) VoIP
2 7 (11.67%) VPN
2 7 (11.67%) WAN
2 7 (11.67%) Wireless
3 6 (10.00%) HSRP
3 6 (10.00%) IPsec
3 6 (10.00%) OSPF
3 6 (10.00%) Spanning Tree
3 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.00%) VRRP
4 5 (8.33%) DNS
5 4 (6.67%) DHCP
5 4 (6.67%) LAN
6 3 (5.00%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (5.00%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.33%) Internet
7 2 (3.33%) SSL
8 1 (1.67%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.67%) Redis
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.33%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) ADO
2 1 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.67%) Memcached
2 1 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.67%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.67%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Clustering
1 3 (5.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (5.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.67%) iPad
2 1 (1.67%) iPhone
2 1 (1.67%) NHS
2 1 (1.67%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 33 (55.00%) Windows
2 23 (38.33%) Windows 7
3 16 (26.67%) Linux
4 12 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (10.00%) SUSE
6 6 (10.00%) Unix
7 5 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 5 (8.33%) Windows 10
8 4 (6.67%) AIX
8 4 (6.67%) Android
8 4 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (6.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (3.33%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) ITIL
2 10 (16.67%) Migration
3 8 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 6 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 5 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (8.33%) ITIL V3
5 5 (8.33%) Service Management
6 4 (6.67%) Time Management
7 3 (5.00%) Change Management
7 3 (5.00%) Investment Management
7 3 (5.00%) Statistics
8 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.33%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.33%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.33%) DevOps
8 2 (3.33%) ITSM
8 2 (3.33%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.33%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 4 (6.67%) Java
2 4 (6.67%) Python
2 4 (6.67%) SQL
3 3 (5.00%) Perl
3 3 (5.00%) Ruby
4 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.67%) C
5 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.33%) CCSA
4 3 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.00%) Degree
5 2 (3.33%) CCNP
5 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.67%) CCNA
6 1 (1.67%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.67%) HNC
6 1 (1.67%) MCP
6 1 (1.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.67%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.67%) Corosync
5 1 (1.67%) KVM
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.67%) Postfix
5 1 (1.67%) Squid
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.67%) vSphere
5 1 (1.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) SCCM
2 4 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (5.00%) Puppet
4 2 (3.33%) Ansible
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.67%) Pacemaker
5 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.00%) VMware
3 11 (18.33%) Red Hat
4 9 (15.00%) Cisco
5 8 (13.33%) CheckPoint
6 5 (8.33%) IBM
6 5 (8.33%) Oracle
7 4 (6.67%) Remedy
8 3 (5.00%) Apple
8 3 (5.00%) Citrix
9 2 (3.33%) HP
10 1 (1.67%) Avaya
10 1 (1.67%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.67%) BMC
10 1 (1.67%) CommVault
10 1 (1.67%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.67%) Intel Security
10 1 (1.67%) NetApp
10 1 (1.67%) Symantec
10 1 (1.67%) TOWER Software