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 5 December 2016 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Support Engineer
Rank 597 620 627
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 30 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.031% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.033% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 9
Median daily rate £350 £195 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.48% -32.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £176 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £400 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £185 £195 £290
% change year-on-year
-5.12% -32.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 2016.

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 5 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +14 30 £350 +79.48% 10
London +5 10 £463 - 3
South West - 6 £210 -
Yorkshire +15 4 - -
South East +8 4 £168 -16.25% 1
Devon - 4 £375 -
Exeter - 4 £375 -
Sheffield - 3 - -
South Yorkshire - 3 - -
East of England +8 2 £200 +5.26% 1
Berkshire +5 2 £168 -16.25%
Reading +5 2 £168 -16.25%
West Midlands -16 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £200 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £200 - 1
Dorset - 2 £185 -
Leeds +11 1 - -
West Yorkshire +10 1 - -
North West +7 1 - - 3
Lincoln +2 1 - -
Lincolnshire -4 1 - -
East Midlands -6 1 - -
City of London - 1 £463 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Abingdon - 1 - - 1
Telford - 1 - -

Senior Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 52 (73.24%) Windows
2 28 (39.44%) Microsoft
3 20 (28.17%) Windows 7
3 20 (28.17%) Windows Server
4 19 (26.76%) Active Directory
4 19 (26.76%) Firewall
5 18 (25.35%) VMware
6 17 (23.94%) Cisco
7 16 (22.54%) VPN
7 16 (22.54%) CheckPoint
7 16 (22.54%) MS Office
8 15 (21.13%) DHCP
8 15 (21.13%) DNS
8 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
9 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (16.90%) SLA
9 12 (16.90%) ITIL
9 12 (16.90%) SCCM
10 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
10 11 (15.49%) Office 365
10 11 (15.49%) Linux
11 10 (14.08%) Wireless
11 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (12.68%) Wireshark
12 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
12 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (12.68%) Apple
13 8 (11.27%) Juniper
13 8 (11.27%) MS Visio

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 4 (5.63%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.23%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.41%) Apache
4 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (22.54%) MS Office
2 8 (11.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.49%) Office 365
2 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.76%) Firewall
2 16 (22.54%) VPN
3 15 (21.13%) DHCP
3 15 (21.13%) DNS
4 10 (14.08%) Wireless
5 9 (12.68%) TCP/IP
5 9 (12.68%) Wireshark
6 8 (11.27%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (11.27%) Junos
6 8 (11.27%) tcpdump
7 7 (9.86%) DMZ
7 7 (9.86%) WAN
8 6 (8.45%) LAN
8 6 (8.45%) SAN
8 6 (8.45%) VoIP
9 5 (7.04%) HSRP
9 5 (7.04%) IPsec
9 5 (7.04%) Network Security
9 5 (7.04%) OSPF
9 5 (7.04%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.41%) Redis
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.41%) MSI
1 1 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (7.04%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Back Office
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) Core Data
2 2 (2.82%) ADO
3 1 (1.41%) .NET
3 1 (1.41%) ELK Stack
3 1 (1.41%) Java EE
3 1 (1.41%) RAML
3 1 (1.41%) RESTful
3 1 (1.41%) SOAP
3 1 (1.41%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.41%) Swagger
3 1 (1.41%) WAP
3 1 (1.41%) Web Services
3 1 (1.41%) XML
3 1 (1.41%) XSLT
3 1 (1.41%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.23%) BYOD
2 3 (4.23%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.41%) CCTV
3 1 (1.41%) Clustering
3 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.41%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.41%) iPad
3 1 (1.41%) iPhone
3 1 (1.41%) PKI
3 1 (1.41%) Statistics
3 1 (1.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 52 (73.24%) Windows
2 20 (28.17%) Windows 7
2 20 (28.17%) Windows Server
3 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (15.49%) Linux
5 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.04%) Android
7 4 (5.63%) Apple iOS
7 4 (5.63%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.23%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.82%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.82%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.82%) Unix
9 2 (2.82%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.82%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) ITIL
2 8 (11.27%) Service Delivery
3 5 (7.04%) Asset Management
4 4 (5.63%) Data Protection
4 4 (5.63%) Investment Management
5 3 (4.23%) Migration
5 3 (4.23%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (4.23%) Supplier Management
5 3 (4.23%) Workflow
6 2 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.82%) Change Control
6 2 (2.82%) Change Management
6 2 (2.82%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.82%) DevOps
6 2 (2.82%) Information Security
6 2 (2.82%) IT Asset Management
6 2 (2.82%) ITIL V3
6 2 (2.82%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.82%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) SQL
2 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.41%) Java
3 1 (1.41%) Perl
3 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.49%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (11.27%) Degree
5 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.63%) CCSA
7 3 (4.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (4.23%) CCNA
7 3 (4.23%) CCNP
7 3 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.82%) MCSE
9 1 (1.41%) CCIE
9 1 (1.41%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (26.76%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.04%) vSphere
4 3 (4.23%) vCloud
4 3 (4.23%) XenApp
5 2 (2.82%) KVM
5 2 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.82%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.41%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.41%) Postfix
6 1 (1.41%) Squid
6 1 (1.41%) UAG
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.41%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) SCCM
2 2 (2.82%) SCOM
2 2 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.41%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.41%) Ansible
3 1 (1.41%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.41%) Puppet
3 1 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (39.44%) Microsoft
2 18 (25.35%) VMware
3 17 (23.94%) Cisco
4 16 (22.54%) CheckPoint
5 9 (12.68%) Apple
6 8 (11.27%) Juniper
7 7 (9.86%) Citrix
8 6 (8.45%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.23%) Avaya
9 3 (4.23%) Dell
9 3 (4.23%) Remedy
10 2 (2.82%) CA
10 2 (2.82%) F5
10 2 (2.82%) MobileIron
11 1 (1.41%) Aruba
11 1 (1.41%) Blue Coat
11 1 (1.41%) Dell Compellent
11 1 (1.41%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.41%) Red Box
11 1 (1.41%) Sonus
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