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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Support Engineer
Rank 562 502 552
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 25 36 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.075% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.082% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 8
Average daily rate £305 £475 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.78% +104.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £233 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £475 £309
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £240 £233
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 4
Average hourly rate - £17.29 £21.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.72 £21.93
% change year-on-year
- -23.75%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50313 44084 56073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.17% 92.43% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30713 25214 30795
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
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2177 2578
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 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 24 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 -60 24 £305 -35.78% 9
South East +7 11 £310 +29.16% 1
London -25 10 £375 -21.05% 3
Berkshire - 10 £310 - 1
Reading - 8 £256 -
East of England -24 3 £220 +7.31% 3
Hertfordshire - 3 £220 -
Hampshire +10 1 - -
City of London 0 1 £225 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Bromley - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 3
Chatham - - - -
Chichester - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Egham - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Ruislip - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -

Senior Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 28 (65.12%) Windows
2 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
3 16 (37.21%) Active Directory
4 14 (32.56%) Finance
4 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
5 13 (30.23%) SQL
6 12 (27.91%) VPN
6 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (27.91%) Service Delivery
6 12 (27.91%) Incident Management
7 11 (25.58%) Financial Institution
7 11 (25.58%) MS Exchange
8 10 (23.26%) Blackberry
8 10 (23.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (23.26%) Banking
8 10 (23.26%) Investment Banking
9 9 (20.93%) Hedge funds
9 9 (20.93%) MS Office
9 9 (20.93%) Citrix
9 9 (20.93%) Cisco
10 8 (18.60%) IIS
10 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (18.60%) MCSE
10 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
10 8 (18.60%) .NET
10 8 (18.60%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
11 7 (16.28%) XML
11 7 (16.28%) XSD

Senior Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 11 (25.58%) MS Exchange
2 10 (23.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (18.60%) IIS
3 8 (18.60%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.98%) Apache
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.33%) Lync
6 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.33%) iPlanet
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Office
2 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.33%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Khalix
2 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.33%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 12 (27.91%) VPN
2 3 (6.98%) DNS
2 3 (6.98%) Firewall
3 2 (4.65%) 3G
3 2 (4.65%) NetScreen
4 1 (2.33%) SS7
4 1 (2.33%) 2G
4 1 (2.33%) VLAN
4 1 (2.33%) SIGTRAN
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.33%) MGW
4 1 (2.33%) Multicast
4 1 (2.33%) SSL
4 1 (2.33%) Internet
4 1 (2.33%) LDAP
4 1 (2.33%) Broadband
4 1 (2.33%) SMS
4 1 (2.33%) WAN
4 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server 2005
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (16.28%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.65%) JIRA
3 1 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (32.56%) Finance
2 11 (25.58%) Financial Institution
3 10 (23.26%) Banking
3 10 (23.26%) Investment Banking
4 4 (9.30%) Publishing
5 1 (2.33%) Back Office
5 1 (2.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) .NET
2 7 (16.28%) XML
2 7 (16.28%) XSD
2 7 (16.28%) WCF
3 1 (2.33%) HTML5
3 1 (2.33%) CSS3
3 1 (2.33%) FFmpeg
3 1 (2.33%) J2EE
3 1 (2.33%) CSS
3 1 (2.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Blackberry
2 9 (20.93%) Hedge funds
3 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
4 3 (6.98%) Fat Client
4 3 (6.98%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (6.98%) Open Source
4 3 (6.98%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.33%) iPad
5 1 (2.33%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (2.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 28 (65.12%) Windows
2 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (30.23%) Windows 7
4 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (11.63%) Linux
6 2 (4.65%) UNIX
6 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.33%) CentOS
7 1 (2.33%) Solaris
7 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.33%) NetWare
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.33%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Service Delivery
1 12 (27.91%) Incident Management
2 5 (11.63%) ITIL
3 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.98%) Data Management
4 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.65%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.33%) Release Management
6 1 (2.33%) Fault Management
6 1 (2.33%) Time Management
6 1 (2.33%) Change Control
6 1 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.33%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.33%) CRM
6 1 (2.33%) BCP
6 1 (2.33%) Change Management
6 1 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) SQL
2 7 (16.28%) T-SQL
2 7 (16.28%) C
2 7 (16.28%) C#
2 7 (16.28%) C++
3 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.65%) Java
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) MCSE
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (13.95%) Degree
3 4 (9.30%) MCTS
3 4 (9.30%) MCSD
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.33%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.33%) MCSA
5 1 (2.33%) CCNP
5 1 (2.33%) CCNA
5 1 (2.33%) CCA
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.33%) MCITP
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (37.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) XenApp
3 4 (9.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.33%) XenServer
6 1 (2.33%) vSphere
6 1 (2.33%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (11.63%) SCCM
3 4 (9.30%) WSUS
4 3 (6.98%) Foglight
5 1 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) Cisco
2 9 (20.93%) Citrix
3 6 (13.95%) Speakerbus
4 5 (11.63%) Oracle
4 5 (11.63%) Apple
5 4 (9.30%) MobileIron
5 4 (9.30%) Reuters
5 4 (9.30%) Bloomberg
5 4 (9.30%) VMware
5 4 (9.30%) AppSense
5 4 (9.30%) Altiris
6 3 (6.98%) Polycom
6 3 (6.98%) HP
7 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.65%) Juniper
7 2 (4.65%) Symantec
7 2 (4.65%) Remedy
8 1 (2.33%) McAfee
8 1 (2.33%) Blue Coat