The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior Support Engineer
Rank 552 536 519
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 31 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.035% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.038% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 13
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£220 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £290 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £380 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £344 £268
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +28.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.20 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.27% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.20 -

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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 -4 31 £220 -26.66% 22
London +1 13 £220 -26.66% 7
South East -3 9 £388 +34.78% 6
East of England +3 4 £220 -45.00% 4
Berkshire -1 3 £418 +45.21% 2
Hertfordshire - 3 £220 - 1
Hampshire - 2 £193 - 2
City of London +12 1 - - 1
Reading +7 1 £425 +47.82% 2
Surrey -4 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £338 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £450 -
Yorkshire - 1 £338 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £313 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £188 - 2
Fareham - 1 £195 -
Birmingham - 1 £313 - 1
Cambridge - 1 £188 - 2
Chelmsford - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Guildford - - - - 2

Senior Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 31 (70.45%) Windows
2 24 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
4 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (34.09%) Windows 7
5 15 (34.09%) VMware
6 13 (29.55%) MS Exchange
6 13 (29.55%) Windows 8
7 11 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (25.00%) Cisco
8 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
8 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
9 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
9 8 (18.18%) Linux
9 8 (18.18%) MS Office
9 8 (18.18%) Firewall
9 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (15.91%) Configuration Management
11 6 (13.64%) Citrix
12 5 (11.36%) VMware ESX
12 5 (11.36%) NetApp
12 5 (11.36%) ITIL
12 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
12 5 (11.36%) SLA
12 5 (11.36%) Capacity Planning
13 4 (9.09%) DV Cleared
13 4 (9.09%) Android
13 4 (9.09%) CentOS

Senior Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 13 (29.55%) MS Exchange
2 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
2 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.82%) Apache
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.55%) IIS
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.27%) iPlanet
5 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.27%) JBoss
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.27%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
2 8 (18.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) Firewall
2 4 (9.09%) NAS
2 4 (9.09%) DNS
2 4 (9.09%) LAN
2 4 (9.09%) WAN
3 3 (6.82%) SAN
4 2 (4.55%) DHCP
4 2 (4.55%) SNMP
5 1 (2.27%) Network Security
5 1 (2.27%) Nortel Alteon
5 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.27%) Internet
5 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.27%) VPN
5 1 (2.27%) SSL
5 1 (2.27%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Subversion
1 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
1 1 (2.27%) Banking
1 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
1 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Open Source
1 2 (4.55%) e-Health
2 1 (2.27%) SCADA
2 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.27%) Replication
2 1 (2.27%) Clustering
2 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 31 (70.45%) Windows
2 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (34.09%) Windows 7
4 13 (29.55%) Windows 8
5 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (18.18%) Linux
7 5 (11.36%) Windows XP
8 4 (9.09%) Android
8 4 (9.09%) CentOS
9 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.55%) UNIX
9 2 (4.55%) Debian
10 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.27%) Solaris
10 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) Configuration Management
2 5 (11.36%) ITIL
2 5 (11.36%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (9.09%) Coaching
3 4 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.82%) DevOps
5 2 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.55%) Data Management
5 2 (4.55%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.27%) Performance Management
6 1 (2.27%) Kanban
6 1 (2.27%) Network Design
6 1 (2.27%) ITSM
6 1 (2.27%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.27%) Change Management
6 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.27%) SOA
6 1 (2.27%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.55%) PHP
2 1 (2.27%) Ruby
2 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.27%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) Java
2 1 (2.27%) Perl
2 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) MCP
3 4 (9.09%) MCSE
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (9.09%) CCNA
3 4 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (2.27%) Degree
4 1 (2.27%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.36%) VMware ESX
4 4 (9.09%) vSphere
4 4 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (6.82%) XenApp
5 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.27%) vCloud
7 1 (2.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) CA Spectrum
1 2 (4.55%) Foglight
2 1 (2.27%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.27%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (52.27%) Microsoft
2 15 (34.09%) VMware
3 11 (25.00%) Cisco
4 6 (13.64%) Citrix
5 5 (11.36%) NetApp
6 3 (6.82%) Avaya
6 3 (6.82%) Nortel
7 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle
7 2 (4.55%) Dell
7 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.55%) CA
8 1 (2.27%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.27%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.27%) Perforce
8 1 (2.27%) HP
8 1 (2.27%) Remedy
8 1 (2.27%) Apple
8 1 (2.27%) Radware
8 1 (2.27%) Nokia
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