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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Support Engineer
Rank 579 546 522
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 29 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.045% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.048% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 10
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£255 £275 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% -20.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £236 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £383 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £288 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.86% -23.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.60 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% -7.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.20 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.02%

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
50785 47790 46152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.81% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32295 28808 26045
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 December 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
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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 -23 28 £255 -7.27% 20
South East -33 9 £388 +34.78% 6
London +18 8 £220 -16.19% 7
East of England -1 6 £220 -45.00% 3
Hertfordshire +4 3 £220 - 1
Berkshire +2 3 £418 +45.21% 2
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Oxford - 3 - -
Bracknell - 2 £403 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £290 -
Hampshire - 2 £193 - 2
Reading +19 1 £425 +47.82% 2
City of London +11 1 - - 1
Surrey -7 1 - -
Yorkshire -15 1 £338 +92.85% 2
West Midlands - 1 £313 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £338 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £188 - 2
Birmingham - 1 £313 -
Cambridge - 1 £188 - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chester - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Gatwick - - - -

Senior Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 34 (72.34%) Windows
2 25 (53.19%) Active Directory
3 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
4 16 (34.04%) MS Exchange
5 15 (31.91%) Windows 7
5 15 (31.91%) Windows 8
6 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (27.66%) VMware
8 12 (25.53%) MS Excel
9 11 (23.40%) MS Office
10 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2007
11 9 (19.15%) Cisco
12 7 (14.89%) ITIL
12 7 (14.89%) Linux
12 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
12 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
12 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
13 6 (12.77%) Citrix
13 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (12.77%) Firewall
14 5 (10.64%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (10.64%) SAN
14 5 (10.64%) SLA
14 5 (10.64%) LAN
14 5 (10.64%) WAN
15 4 (8.51%) Dell
15 4 (8.51%) CCNA
15 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification

Senior Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 16 (34.04%) MS Exchange
2 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2003
2 10 (21.28%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.13%) iPlanet
3 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) JBoss
3 1 (2.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (25.53%) MS Excel
2 11 (23.40%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) Firewall
2 5 (10.64%) SAN
2 5 (10.64%) LAN
2 5 (10.64%) WAN
3 3 (6.38%) DHCP
3 3 (6.38%) DNS
4 2 (4.26%) SNMP
5 1 (2.13%) NAS
5 1 (2.13%) Network Security
5 1 (2.13%) Nortel Alteon
5 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.13%) Wireless
5 1 (2.13%) FTP
5 1 (2.13%) HTTP
5 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.13%) VPN
5 1 (2.13%) Broadband
5 1 (2.13%) SSL
5 1 (2.13%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (4.26%) Finance
1 2 (4.26%) Advertising
2 1 (2.13%) Billing
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) WCF
1 1 (2.13%) .NET
1 1 (2.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.26%) e-Health
2 1 (2.13%) iPad
2 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
2 1 (2.13%) SCADA
2 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.13%) Replication
2 1 (2.13%) Clustering
2 1 (2.13%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 34 (72.34%) Windows
2 15 (31.91%) Windows 7
2 15 (31.91%) Windows 8
3 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (14.89%) Linux
4 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
5 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.51%) Android
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.38%) CentOS
8 2 (4.26%) UNIX
8 2 (4.26%) Debian
8 2 (4.26%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.13%) Solaris
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) ITIL
2 4 (8.51%) Coaching
3 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.26%) CRM
4 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.26%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.13%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.13%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.13%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.13%) Network Design
5 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.13%) ITSM
5 1 (2.13%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.13%) BCP
5 1 (2.13%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.26%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.64%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (8.51%) CCNA
4 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.26%) Degree
5 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) MCITP
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.13%) MCSE
6 1 (2.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 25 (53.19%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.51%) XenApp
4 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.38%) vSphere
5 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.13%) XenServer
6 1 (2.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) SCCM
1 2 (4.26%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (2.13%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.13%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.66%) VMware
3 9 (19.15%) Cisco
4 6 (12.77%) Citrix
5 4 (8.51%) Dell
6 3 (6.38%) Avaya
6 3 (6.38%) Nortel
6 3 (6.38%) Oracle
7 2 (4.26%) HP
7 2 (4.26%) CA
7 2 (4.26%) NetApp
7 2 (4.26%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.13%) Polycom
8 1 (2.13%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.13%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.13%) Radware
8 1 (2.13%) Remedy
8 1 (2.13%) Nokia
8 1 (2.13%) Peregrine
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