The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Software Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Support Engineer
Rank 645 622 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 11 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.009% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.010% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Median daily rate £163 £200 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £158 -
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Software Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Software Support Engineer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Software Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Software Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -18 9 £163 -23.52% 14
London -5 3 £450 +100.00% 4
South East -13 3 £150 - 4
Surrey - 3 £150 - 1
Midlands - 2 - -
Somerset +11 1 - -
South West -8 1 - - 1
Yeovil - 1 - -

Software Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, Software 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 Software Support Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (40.74%) Java
1 11 (40.74%) Software Engineering
2 9 (33.33%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
3 8 (29.63%) Oracle
3 8 (29.63%) Linux
4 7 (25.93%) Windows
4 7 (25.93%) C
5 6 (22.22%) C++
5 6 (22.22%) XML
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
6 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
6 5 (18.52%) Degree
6 5 (18.52%) VB
6 5 (18.52%) PL/SQL
6 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
6 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
7 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
7 4 (14.81%) VBScript
7 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
7 4 (14.81%) MS Office
7 4 (14.81%) SLA
7 4 (14.81%) Service Management
7 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
7 4 (14.81%) Citrix
7 4 (14.81%) Informatica
7 4 (14.81%) TIBCO
7 4 (14.81%) Terminal Services
7 4 (14.81%) Blackberry

Software 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 5 (18.52%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.70%) Mimecast
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) Firewall
1 2 (7.41%) FTP
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.70%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) PuTTY
2 1 (3.70%) Skype
2 1 (3.70%) SMTP
2 1 (3.70%) SSH
2 1 (3.70%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.41%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (3.70%) Advertising
1 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
1 1 (3.70%) Banking
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
2 2 (7.41%) Java EE
2 2 (7.41%) JAX-RS
2 2 (7.41%) JSF
2 2 (7.41%) Middleware
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (7.41%) REST
2 2 (7.41%) RESTful
2 2 (7.41%) SOAP
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) XSLT
3 1 (3.70%) MFC
3 1 (3.70%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
1 4 (14.81%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
3 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) Unix
6 1 (3.70%) Android
6 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Software Engineering
2 5 (18.52%) Service Delivery
3 4 (14.81%) Clinical Data Management
3 4 (14.81%) Data Management
3 4 (14.81%) Data Migration
3 4 (14.81%) Migration
3 4 (14.81%) SDLC
3 4 (14.81%) Service Management
4 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.41%) BPEL
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
6 1 (3.70%) BCP
6 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.70%) Content Management
6 1 (3.70%) Logistics
6 1 (3.70%) OO
6 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.70%) UML
6 1 (3.70%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) Java
2 9 (33.33%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) JavaScript
4 7 (25.93%) C
5 6 (22.22%) C++
6 5 (18.52%) PL/SQL
6 5 (18.52%) VB
7 4 (14.81%) VBScript
8 3 (11.11%) Embedded C
8 3 (11.11%) Embedded C++
9 2 (7.41%) C#
10 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
1 4 (14.81%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.70%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) NetVault Backup
1 1 (3.70%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) Citrix
3 4 (14.81%) Informatica
3 4 (14.81%) ThinPrint
3 4 (14.81%) TIBCO
4 2 (7.41%) Wind River
5 1 (3.70%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) Google
5 1 (3.70%) Meraki
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) SendGrid
5 1 (3.70%) Sophos
5 1 (3.70%) Twitter