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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Support Engineer
Rank 617 614 596
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 30 22 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.039% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.042% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 12
Median daily rate £413 £206 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -32.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £189 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £277 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £200 £240
% change year-on-year
+109.37% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-61.11% -

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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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 21 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 4 May 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 -12 27 £413 +75.53% 15
London -1 13 £406 +62.50% 4
South East -6 8 £425 - 4
East of England +13 5 £413 +87.50%
Woking - 4 £425 -
Surrey - 4 £425 -
Hampshire +2 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Scotland -16 2 £450 +125.00%
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Tonbridge - 1 £180 -
Derby - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £180 -
Essex - 1 £413 -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £450 -

Senior Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 21 (45.65%) Windows
1 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.78%) SQL
3 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
4 13 (28.26%) C
4 13 (28.26%) SLA
4 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (23.91%) Linux
7 10 (21.74%) SCCM
8 9 (19.57%) Network Security
8 9 (19.57%) Load Balancing
8 9 (19.57%) Mathematics
8 9 (19.57%) Windows 7
8 9 (19.57%) PaaS
8 9 (19.57%) IaaS
8 9 (19.57%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (19.57%) Java
8 9 (19.57%) OLAP
8 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
8 9 (19.57%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (19.57%) Windows Server
9 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2016
9 8 (17.39%) VMS
9 8 (17.39%) ITIL
10 7 (15.22%) MS Office
10 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (13.04%) Unix
11 6 (13.04%) Tomcat

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 6 (13.04%) Tomcat
2 4 (8.70%) Apache
2 4 (8.70%) IIS
2 4 (8.70%) JBoss
2 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.17%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Office
2 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Global One
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (2.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (19.57%) IaaS
2 9 (19.57%) PaaS
3 3 (6.52%) Office 365
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) Network Security
2 5 (10.87%) Firewall
3 4 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (8.70%) Wireless
4 3 (6.52%) DNS
4 3 (6.52%) SAN
5 2 (4.35%) BGP
5 2 (4.35%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (4.35%) IPsec
5 2 (4.35%) ISDN
5 2 (4.35%) MPLS
5 2 (4.35%) OSPF
5 2 (4.35%) PSTN
5 2 (4.35%) RTSP
5 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.35%) VPN
5 2 (4.35%) WAN
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (2.17%) Multicast
6 1 (2.17%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (32.61%) SQL Server
2 9 (19.57%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (19.57%) OLAP
3 8 (17.39%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (6.52%) MySQL
5 2 (4.35%) MarkLogic
6 1 (2.17%) KDB
6 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.17%) UniData
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Ant
1 2 (4.35%) Burp Suite
1 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.35%) GitLab
1 2 (4.35%) Jasmine
1 2 (4.35%) JUnit
1 2 (4.35%) Sinon.JS
1 2 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (4.35%) Subversion
1 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Banking
2 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Front Office
4 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) J2EE
2 2 (4.35%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.35%) JDBC
2 2 (4.35%) LAMP
2 2 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (2.17%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (2.17%) Java EE
3 1 (2.17%) SAML
3 1 (2.17%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (2.17%) Ultra Messaging
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Mathematics
2 3 (6.52%) Clustering
2 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.35%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.35%) PKI
3 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) Eurex
4 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.17%) iPad
4 1 (2.17%) NHS
4 1 (2.17%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) Windows
2 11 (23.91%) Linux
3 9 (19.57%) Windows 7
3 9 (19.57%) Windows Server
4 8 (17.39%) VMS
5 6 (13.04%) Unix
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.70%) Apple iOS
6 4 (8.70%) Windows 8
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Vista
7 3 (6.52%) Solaris
7 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.35%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.17%) Android
9 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.57%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (19.57%) Load Balancing
3 8 (17.39%) ITIL
4 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.52%) Service Management
6 2 (4.35%) Coaching
6 2 (4.35%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.35%) DevOps
6 2 (4.35%) Information Security
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.35%) Patch Management
6 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.35%) Procure-to-pay
6 2 (4.35%) Scrum
6 2 (4.35%) Software Deployment
6 2 (4.35%) Software Distribution
6 2 (4.35%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) SQL
2 13 (28.26%) C
3 9 (19.57%) Java
4 4 (8.70%) Perl
5 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.35%) AWK
6 2 (4.35%) C++
6 2 (4.35%) Korn
6 2 (4.35%) PHP
6 2 (4.35%) sed
7 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Degree
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) CCIE
2 3 (6.52%) CCNP
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) CCNP Voice
4 1 (2.17%) CFA
4 1 (2.17%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (28.26%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (4.35%) Docker
3 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) SCCM
2 4 (8.70%) Puppet
3 2 (4.35%) Ansible
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.35%) Simpana
3 2 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.17%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (2.17%) Control-M
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) Cisco
3 3 (6.52%) Apple
3 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
3 3 (6.52%) Juniper
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle
3 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.35%) CommVault
4 2 (4.35%) Dell Compellent
4 2 (4.35%) IBM
4 2 (4.35%) Palo Alto
4 2 (4.35%) Polycom
4 2 (4.35%) Rackspace
4 2 (4.35%) Riverbed
4 2 (4.35%) Sophos
4 2 (4.35%) Symantec
4 2 (4.35%) VMware
5 1 (2.17%) Arqiva
5 1 (2.17%) Currenex
5 1 (2.17%) Solace
Reading, Berkshire
Bankside Recruitment
Rate: £25,000 - £35,000 per year plus on-going training and benefits
Posted: 6 days ago