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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Support Engineer
Rank 584 558 552
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 22 21 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.040% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.043% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 18
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£295 £345 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.49% +32.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £165 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+44.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £18.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -18.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £15.00 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £15.00 £19.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £18.39
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -18.43%

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -20 18 £295 -14.49% 18
South East -9 8 £361 - 4
London +9 4 £180 -53.24% 2
Oxfordshire +1 4 - - 1
West Midlands -9 4 £425 - 1
Warwickshire -8 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £260 - 1
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £295 - 1
Cambridge -10 1 £295 - 1
East of England -26 1 £295 +18.00% 2
South West -36 1 - - 6
Wales - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £463 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Reading - 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £425 - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Bournemouth - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Redruth - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Stansted - - - -

Senior Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
4 11 (30.56%) MS Exchange
5 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 8 (22.22%) VMware
6 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 8 (22.22%) MS Office
7 7 (19.44%) ITIL
7 7 (19.44%) Linux
8 6 (16.67%) Cisco
8 6 (16.67%) Finance
8 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (13.89%) Windows 8
9 5 (13.89%) Publishing
9 5 (13.89%) IBM
9 5 (13.89%) DNS
9 5 (13.89%) Dell
9 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (13.89%) Apache
9 5 (13.89%) Oracle
10 4 (11.11%) SQL
10 4 (11.11%) .NET
10 4 (11.11%) Broadband
10 4 (11.11%) Citrix
10 4 (11.11%) Sun
10 4 (11.11%) BizTalk Server

Senior Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (30.56%) MS Exchange
2 6 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (13.89%) Apache
4 4 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.78%) IIS
6 1 (2.78%) Lync
6 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (22.22%) MS Office
1 8 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) DNS
2 4 (11.11%) Broadband
3 3 (8.33%) FTP
3 3 (8.33%) HTTP
3 3 (8.33%) SAN
3 3 (8.33%) Firewall
4 2 (5.56%) SSL
4 2 (5.56%) LAN
4 2 (5.56%) WAN
5 1 (2.78%) DHCP
5 1 (2.78%) SMS
5 1 (2.78%) VPN
5 1 (2.78%) Wireless
5 1 (2.78%) 2G
5 1 (2.78%) Nortel Alteon
5 1 (2.78%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.78%) MGW
5 1 (2.78%) 3G
5 1 (2.78%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Publishing
3 3 (8.33%) Billing
4 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Advertising
4 1 (2.78%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.78%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) .NET
1 4 (11.11%) WCF
2 3 (8.33%) Web Services
3 1 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) XSD
3 1 (2.78%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Open Source
2 3 (8.33%) IVR
3 2 (5.56%) iPad
3 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.78%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Windows
2 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 7 (19.44%) Linux
5 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (13.89%) Windows 8
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.56%) UNIX
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.56%) CentOS
7 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.11%) Data Management
3 4 (11.11%) DevOps
4 3 (8.33%) CRM
4 3 (8.33%) ERP
5 2 (5.56%) BCP
5 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.78%) Data Security
6 1 (2.78%) Scrum
6 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.78%) Change Management
6 1 (2.78%) Network Design
6 1 (2.78%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.78%) Release Management
6 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.78%) C
2 1 (2.78%) C#
2 1 (2.78%) C++
2 1 (2.78%) Java
2 1 (2.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) MCSE
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
1 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) MCSD
2 1 (2.78%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) RHCE
2 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.78%) RHCA
2 1 (2.78%) MCTS
2 1 (2.78%) CCNA
2 1 (2.78%) CCA
2 1 (2.78%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (36.11%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.56%) XenApp
3 2 (5.56%) vSphere
3 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.78%) UAG
4 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.78%) XenServer
4 1 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Foglight
2 3 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) VMware
3 6 (16.67%) Cisco
4 5 (13.89%) IBM
4 5 (13.89%) Oracle
4 5 (13.89%) Dell
5 4 (11.11%) Sun
5 4 (11.11%) Citrix
6 2 (5.56%) NetApp
6 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.56%) HP
7 1 (2.78%) jBASE
7 1 (2.78%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.78%) Polycom
7 1 (2.78%) Mercator
7 1 (2.78%) Symantec
7 1 (2.78%) Radware
7 1 (2.78%) Veritas
7 1 (2.78%) Avaya
7 1 (2.78%) Juniper
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