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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Support Engineer
Rank 619 606 614
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 28 27 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.048% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.051% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 7
Median daily rate £288 £203 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.97% -35.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £185 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £317 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £304 £199 £310
% change year-on-year
+52.83% -35.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £17.45 £18.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.93% +10.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-6.93% +10.29%

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
50811 53185 51069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.71% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33087 33473 31333
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1525 2016 2057
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 29 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 30 June 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 +10 24 £345 +68.29% 13
South East +1 7 £168 -12.41% 4
London +14 5 £288 +37.72% 6
South West +12 5 £375 - 1
Wiltshire - 5 £375 -
Swindon - 5 £375 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £258 -
Northallerton - 3 £258 -
Yorkshire - 3 £258 -
East of England +18 2 £350 +37.25% 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Derbyshire - 2 - - 1
Derby - 2 - - 1
Cambridge +14 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +14 1 - - 1
Hampshire +11 1 - -
Oxfordshire +9 1 £168 -9.45% 2
East Sussex +8 1 £345 -
Berkshire -4 1 £160 -18.98% 1
Surrey -5 1 - - 1
Reading -8 1 £160 -
Scotland -11 1 £450 -
Essex - 1 £350 -
Stirling - 1 £450 -
Kent - 1 - -
Eastbourne - 1 £345 -
Harlow - 1 £350 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -

Senior Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 33 (60.00%) Windows
2 32 (58.18%) Microsoft
3 18 (32.73%) Windows Server
4 17 (30.91%) SQL
5 16 (29.09%) SQL Server
6 15 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 15 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (23.64%) MS Office
7 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (21.82%) Firewall
9 11 (20.00%) SLA
9 11 (20.00%) SCCM
9 11 (20.00%) Network Security
9 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (18.18%) PaaS
10 10 (18.18%) IaaS
11 9 (16.36%) VMware
11 9 (16.36%) Cisco
11 9 (16.36%) DNS
11 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (16.36%) Linux
11 9 (16.36%) OLAP
11 9 (16.36%) Windows 7
12 8 (14.55%) Office 365
12 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (14.55%) Load Balancing
12 8 (14.55%) VMS
12 8 (14.55%) CheckPoint
12 8 (14.55%) Virtual Servers

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 7 (12.73%) IIS
2 6 (10.91%) SharePoint
3 5 (9.09%) MS Exchange
4 4 (7.27%) Apache
4 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (7.27%) JBoss
5 3 (5.45%) Office Communications Server
5 3 (5.45%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.45%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (23.64%) MS Office
2 5 (9.09%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Global One
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.82%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 15 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (18.18%) IaaS
2 10 (18.18%) PaaS
3 8 (14.55%) Office 365
4 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.82%) Google Apps
5 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) Firewall
2 11 (20.00%) Network Security
3 9 (16.36%) DNS
4 7 (12.73%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (12.73%) DHCP
5 6 (10.91%) SAN
5 6 (10.91%) VPN
6 5 (9.09%) Internet
6 5 (9.09%) Junos
6 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 5 (9.09%) tcpdump
6 5 (9.09%) Wireshark
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco PIX
7 3 (5.45%) NAS
8 2 (3.64%) LDAP
9 1 (1.82%) Intranet
9 1 (1.82%) LAN
9 1 (1.82%) VoIP
9 1 (1.82%) WAN
9 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.36%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (16.36%) OLAP
3 8 (14.55%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.64%) MarkLogic
6 2 (3.64%) MySQL
7 1 (1.82%) KDB
7 1 (1.82%) UniData
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Ant
1 2 (3.64%) Burp Suite
1 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.64%) GitLab
1 2 (3.64%) Jasmine
1 2 (3.64%) JUnit
1 2 (3.64%) Sinon.JS
1 2 (3.64%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (3.64%) Subversion
1 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.82%) Maven
2 1 (1.82%) MSI
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Front Office
4 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) XML
2 2 (3.64%) J2EE
2 2 (3.64%) Java EE
2 2 (3.64%) JDBC
2 2 (3.64%) LAMP
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) Ajax
3 1 (1.82%) EJB
3 1 (1.82%) EJB 3.0
3 1 (1.82%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.82%) JPA
3 1 (1.82%) jQuery
3 1 (1.82%) RESTful
3 1 (1.82%) SOAP
3 1 (1.82%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.82%) Ultra Messaging
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Clustering
2 4 (7.27%) Mathematics
3 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.64%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.82%) DataPower
5 1 (1.82%) Eurex
5 1 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.82%) iPad
5 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (60.00%) Windows
2 18 (32.73%) Windows Server
3 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (16.36%) Linux
4 9 (16.36%) Windows 7
5 8 (14.55%) VMS
5 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (10.91%) Unix
8 5 (9.09%) Windows 8
9 4 (7.27%) Windows Vista
10 3 (5.45%) Apple iOS
10 3 (5.45%) Solaris
10 3 (5.45%) Windows XP
11 2 (3.64%) Mac OS
11 2 (3.64%) Mac OS X
11 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (16.36%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (14.55%) Load Balancing
4 7 (12.73%) ITIL
4 7 (12.73%) Service Delivery
5 4 (7.27%) Change Control
6 3 (5.45%) Change Management
6 3 (5.45%) DevOps
6 3 (5.45%) Fault Analysis
6 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.64%) Coaching
7 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.64%) Information Security
7 2 (3.64%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.64%) Patch Management
7 2 (3.64%) Scrum
7 2 (3.64%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (3.64%) Web Development
7 2 (3.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) SQL
2 7 (12.73%) Java
3 6 (10.91%) C
4 5 (9.09%) Perl
5 3 (5.45%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.64%) AWK
6 2 (3.64%) Korn
6 2 (3.64%) PHP
6 2 (3.64%) sed
7 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.82%) C++
7 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Degree
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) CCNA
3 1 (1.82%) CFA
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.82%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.82%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (3.64%) QA
3 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.55%) Virtual Servers
3 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (7.27%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.45%) vSphere
7 2 (3.64%) Docker
7 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.82%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.82%) UAG
8 1 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (5.45%) Puppet
3 2 (3.64%) Ansible
3 2 (3.64%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.64%) Simpana
3 2 (3.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.82%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.82%) Control-M
Vendors
1 32 (58.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.36%) Cisco
2 9 (16.36%) VMware
3 8 (14.55%) CheckPoint
4 5 (9.09%) Juniper
5 4 (7.27%) Citrix
5 4 (7.27%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.45%) Apple
6 3 (5.45%) Avaya
6 3 (5.45%) Dell Compellent
6 3 (5.45%) IBM
7 2 (3.64%) Bloomberg
7 2 (3.64%) CommVault
7 2 (3.64%) Dell
7 2 (3.64%) Oracle
7 2 (3.64%) Rackspace
7 2 (3.64%) Reuters
8 1 (1.82%) F5
8 1 (1.82%) Google
8 1 (1.82%) Imperva
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