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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Support Engineer
Rank 562 507 557
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 25 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.078% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.084% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 6
Average daily rate £310 £475 £223
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.73% +113.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £231 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £475 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £233 £200
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +16.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Average hourly rate - £17.29 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.72 £21.86
% change year-on-year
- -23.51%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -100 24 £310 -34.73% 20
South East -5 11 £310 +29.16% 4
London -36 10 £375 -21.05% 5
Berkshire - 10 £310 - 2
Reading - 8 £256 - 2
East of England -29 3 £220 -2.22% 6
Hertfordshire - 3 £220 -
Hampshire +5 1 - -
City of London -14 1 £225 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Bromley - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 5
Chatham - - - -
Chichester - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Egham - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Ruislip - - - - 2
Sheffield - - - -

Senior Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 29 (65.91%) Windows
2 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
4 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (31.82%) Finance
6 13 (29.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (29.55%) SQL
7 12 (27.27%) MS Exchange
7 12 (27.27%) VPN
7 12 (27.27%) Service Delivery
7 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 12 (27.27%) Incident Management
8 11 (25.00%) Financial Institution
8 11 (25.00%) Cisco
8 11 (25.00%) Citrix
9 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
9 10 (22.73%) Blackberry
9 10 (22.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (22.73%) Investment Banking
9 10 (22.73%) Banking
10 9 (20.45%) Hedge funds
10 9 (20.45%) MS Office
10 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
11 8 (18.18%) IIS
11 8 (18.18%) .NET
11 8 (18.18%) MCSE
11 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
12 7 (15.91%) XML

Senior Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 10 (22.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (18.18%) IIS
3 8 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (6.82%) Apache
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.27%) iPlanet
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.27%) Lync
6 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
2 9 (20.45%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Khalix
2 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.27%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.27%) VPN
2 3 (6.82%) Firewall
2 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.82%) DNS
2 3 (6.82%) WAN
3 2 (4.55%) LAN
3 2 (4.55%) 3G
3 2 (4.55%) NetScreen
4 1 (2.27%) SS7
4 1 (2.27%) Internet
4 1 (2.27%) 2G
4 1 (2.27%) LDAP
4 1 (2.27%) Broadband
4 1 (2.27%) SMS
4 1 (2.27%) SSL
4 1 (2.27%) Multicast
4 1 (2.27%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (2.27%) VLAN
4 1 (2.27%) MGW
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.55%) JIRA
3 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 14 (31.82%) Finance
2 11 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 10 (22.73%) Investment Banking
3 10 (22.73%) Banking
4 4 (9.09%) Publishing
5 2 (4.55%) Advertising
6 1 (2.27%) Legal
6 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) .NET
2 7 (15.91%) XML
2 7 (15.91%) XSD
2 7 (15.91%) WCF
3 1 (2.27%) HTML
3 1 (2.27%) J2EE
3 1 (2.27%) CSS
3 1 (2.27%) CSS3
3 1 (2.27%) FFmpeg
3 1 (2.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Blackberry
2 9 (20.45%) Hedge funds
3 4 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.82%) Thin Client
4 3 (6.82%) Fat Client
4 3 (6.82%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (6.82%) Open Source
5 1 (2.27%) Clustering
5 1 (2.27%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (2.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 29 (65.91%) Windows
2 15 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (29.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.36%) Linux
6 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.55%) UNIX
7 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.27%) Solaris
7 1 (2.27%) NetWare
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.27%) CentOS
7 1 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) Service Delivery
1 12 (27.27%) Incident Management
2 5 (11.36%) ITIL
3 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.82%) Data Management
4 3 (6.82%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.55%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.27%) Scrum
6 1 (2.27%) BCP
6 1 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.27%) Change Management
6 1 (2.27%) CRM
6 1 (2.27%) Change Control
6 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) Release Management
6 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.27%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.27%) Fault Management
6 1 (2.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) T-SQL
2 7 (15.91%) C
2 7 (15.91%) C#
2 7 (15.91%) C++
3 4 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) MCSE
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (13.64%) Degree
3 4 (9.09%) MCTS
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (9.09%) MCSD
4 3 (6.82%) CCNP
4 3 (6.82%) CCNA
5 1 (2.27%) MCSA
5 1 (2.27%) CCA
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.27%) MCITP
5 1 (2.27%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.36%) XenApp
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.27%) XenServer
5 1 (2.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (9.09%) SCCM
2 4 (9.09%) WSUS
3 3 (6.82%) Foglight
4 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.00%) Cisco
2 11 (25.00%) Citrix
3 6 (13.64%) Speakerbus
4 5 (11.36%) VMware
4 5 (11.36%) Apple
4 5 (11.36%) Oracle
5 4 (9.09%) MobileIron
5 4 (9.09%) AppSense
5 4 (9.09%) Altiris
5 4 (9.09%) Reuters
5 4 (9.09%) Bloomberg
6 3 (6.82%) HP
6 3 (6.82%) Polycom
7 2 (4.55%) Juniper
7 2 (4.55%) Symantec
7 2 (4.55%) Remedy
7 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.27%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.27%) McAfee
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