The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Support Engineer
Rank 611 604 595
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 15 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.029% 0.002% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.002% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate £275 - £152
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - £152
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £23.50 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.21% +69.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £23.50 -
% change year-on-year
+70.21% -

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
48768 48345 46356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.48% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 31355 30091 27314
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1699 1902 2042
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Software Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Software Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Software Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Software Support Engineer within the UK.

Software Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Support Engineer within the UK.

Software Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Software Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Software Support Engineer
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 14 £275 - 9
East Midlands - 6 £275 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 4 £275 -
Nottingham - 4 £275 -
Hertfordshire - 3 - -
East of England - 3 - -
South West - 2 - - 3
Somerset - 2 - - 2
Stevenage - 2 - -
Yeovil - 2 - - 1
London - 2 £275 - 2
Fife +1 1 - - 1
Scotland -8 1 - - 1
South East - 1 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 1 £188 - 1
Derby - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £188 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -

Software Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Support Engineer in their job title.

1 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) C++
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
3 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
3 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
4 6 (26.09%) C
4 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 6 (26.09%) Linux
4 6 (26.09%) Oracle
5 5 (21.74%) SLA
5 5 (21.74%) VB
5 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
5 5 (21.74%) Degree
6 4 (17.39%) Clinical Data Management
6 4 (17.39%) SDLC
6 4 (17.39%) Data Management
6 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
6 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
6 4 (17.39%) VBScript
6 4 (17.39%) XML
6 4 (17.39%) Informatica
6 4 (17.39%) Migration
6 4 (17.39%) TIBCO
7 3 (13.04%) Embedded C
7 3 (13.04%) Embedded C++
7 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
7 3 (13.04%) VMware
7 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 3 (13.04%) Python

Software Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.35%) Mimecast
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DMZ
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) FTP
1 1 (4.35%) HTTP
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
1 1 (4.35%) Skype
1 1 (4.35%) SMTP
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) WebEx
1 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
2 3 (13.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) JIRA
1 3 (13.04%) Selenium
1 3 (13.04%) StarTeam
1 3 (13.04%) TeamCity
2 2 (8.70%) Subversion
2 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
General
1 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) XML
2 3 (13.04%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) REST
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) CMDB
1 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) Linux
1 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (4.35%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) Windows CE
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
2 4 (17.39%) Clinical Data Management
2 4 (17.39%) Data Management
2 4 (17.39%) Data Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) SDLC
3 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
3 3 (13.04%) Issue Tracking
3 3 (13.04%) Test Automation
3 3 (13.04%) Test Management
4 2 (8.70%) Automated Testing
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Content Management
5 1 (4.35%) Logistics
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.35%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) Security Patching
5 1 (4.35%) Server Building
5 1 (4.35%) Software Audit
5 1 (4.35%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) C++
3 7 (30.43%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) C
5 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
5 5 (21.74%) VB
6 4 (17.39%) VBScript
7 3 (13.04%) C#
7 3 (13.04%) Embedded C
7 3 (13.04%) Embedded C++
7 3 (13.04%) PHP
7 3 (13.04%) Python
8 2 (8.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) Informatica
2 4 (17.39%) TIBCO
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Adobe
4 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
4 1 (4.35%) Google
4 1 (4.35%) HP
4 1 (4.35%) Meraki
4 1 (4.35%) SendGrid
4 1 (4.35%) Sophos
4 1 (4.35%) Twitter
North West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £125 - £150 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £175 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Fife
aap3
Rate: £30 - £38 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Yeovil
aap3
Rate: £30 - £50 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago