The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 122 121 100
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 1045 985 1074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.94% 1.82% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 1.92% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 458 480
Median daily rate £280 £225 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £120 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £363 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £208
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 190 201
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.43 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.26 £25.00 £22.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +1.58%

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
50931 51412 49753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.74% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33245 31720 30748
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 1466 2048 2093
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £40.15 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 May 2016.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Support Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 -7 987 £280 +24.44% 334
South East +10 296 £325 +25.00% 76
London -50 242 £300 +42.01% 116
Berkshire +31 147 £353 +28.18% 22
South West +4 100 £250 +38.88% 25
North East +15 96 £280 +43.58% 10
Tyne and Wear +11 92 £280 +43.58% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 91 £280 +43.58% 7
East of England +16 83 £189 -5.62% 41
West Midlands +18 79 £300 +31.86% 8
Reading +13 67 £375 +7.14% 12
Surrey +1 46 £288 +4.54% 12
North West -33 43 £235 +9.30% 26
Hampshire -7 42 £325 +35.41% 19
Yorkshire -5 36 £204 +1.87% 23
Oxfordshire +16 35 £175 -4.10% 10
Hertfordshire +19 28 £220 +83.33% 14
Gloucestershire +25 27 £141 -56.37% 1
City of London +6 26 £280 +24.44% 31
Bracknell +8 25 £173 - 6
Scotland -31 24 £350 +139.31% 3
Manchester -18 23 £275 +27.90% 14
Shropshire -20 23 £388 +29.16% 1
Cambridgeshire +11 22 £135 -43.15% 16
West Yorkshire -11 22 £290 +61.11% 17
Somerset +20 20 £288 +27.77% 3
Wales +11 19 £200 -10.11% 4
Leeds -5 19 £290 +90.16% 16
Telford -14 19 £388 - 1
South Wales +10 18 £200 +17.64% 4

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 1237 (59.79%) Windows
2 856 (41.37%) Active Directory
3 690 (33.35%) Microsoft
4 583 (28.18%) Windows Server
5 467 (22.57%) Windows 7
6 463 (22.38%) VMware
7 408 (19.72%) ITIL
8 323 (15.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 318 (15.37%) Cisco
10 316 (15.27%) MS Office
11 292 (14.11%) Security Cleared
12 275 (13.29%) MS Exchange
13 270 (13.05%) Citrix
14 267 (12.90%) Linux
15 245 (11.84%) MS Excel
16 244 (11.79%) DNS
17 237 (11.45%) SQL
18 235 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
18 235 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
19 217 (10.49%) Windows Server 2003
20 207 (10.00%) SLA
21 204 (9.86%) SC Cleared
22 203 (9.81%) Firewall
23 191 (9.23%) TCP/IP
24 187 (9.04%) LAN
25 185 (8.94%) HP
26 183 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
27 182 (8.80%) DHCP
28 178 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
29 175 (8.46%) WAN

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
1 275 (13.29%) MS Exchange
2 118 (5.70%) SharePoint
3 102 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 94 (4.54%) IIS
5 75 (3.62%) Skype for Business
6 52 (2.51%) Apache
7 48 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 46 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 44 (2.13%) IBM Notes
10 43 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
11 37 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
12 35 (1.69%) JBoss
13 30 (1.45%) WebLogic
14 28 (1.35%) Tomcat
15 27 (1.30%) Confluence
16 19 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
17 16 (0.77%) WebSphere
18 15 (0.72%) OpenStack
18 15 (0.72%) WordPress
19 13 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 316 (15.27%) MS Office
2 245 (11.84%) MS Excel
3 23 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.06%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.48%) Acrobat
6 6 (0.29%) HipChat
7 2 (0.097%) MS Project
7 2 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.048%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.39%) Eikon
3 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.14%) LabWindows
5 3 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
6 2 (0.097%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.097%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.097%) Infor CRM
6 2 (0.097%) RMDS
7 1 (0.048%) assyst
7 1 (0.048%) Documaker
7 1 (0.048%) Global One
7 1 (0.048%) Maximo
7 1 (0.048%) Northgate Housing
7 1 (0.048%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.048%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.048%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.048%) Sage X3
7 1 (0.048%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 173 (8.36%) Office 365
2 72 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (1.93%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.06%) OneDrive
5 20 (0.97%) IaaS
6 16 (0.77%) PaaS
7 14 (0.68%) Yammer
8 12 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
9 9 (0.43%) Google Apps
10 6 (0.29%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.24%) OpenShift
12 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.097%) SaaS
13 2 (0.097%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.048%) Amazon S3
14 1 (0.048%) IBM PureFlex
14 1 (0.048%) Rackspace Cloud
14 1 (0.048%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 244 (11.79%) DNS
2 203 (9.81%) Firewall
3 191 (9.23%) TCP/IP
4 187 (9.04%) LAN
5 182 (8.80%) DHCP
6 175 (8.46%) WAN
7 100 (4.83%) VPN
8 98 (4.74%) Internet
9 95 (4.59%) SAN
10 69 (3.33%) VoIP
11 68 (3.29%) Wireless
12 56 (2.71%) HTTP
13 52 (2.51%) LDAP
14 51 (2.46%) Network Security
15 45 (2.17%) BGP
16 43 (2.08%) Skype
16 43 (2.08%) SSL
17 42 (2.03%) Cisco Nexus
18 41 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
19 40 (1.93%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 38 (1.84%) Oracle Database
3 34 (1.64%) MySQL
4 32 (1.55%) Relational Database
5 28 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 26 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 13 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.43%) OLAP
10 9 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.39%) Big Data
11 8 (0.39%) Hadoop
11 8 (0.39%) MS Access
11 8 (0.39%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (0.34%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.24%) Datazen
14 4 (0.19%) DB2
14 4 (0.19%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 30 (1.45%) JIRA
1 30 (1.45%) Subversion
2 25 (1.21%) Git (software)
3 18 (0.87%) GitLab
3 18 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
4 17 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 17 (0.82%) ClearCase
4 17 (0.82%) PVCS
4 17 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (0.82%) Visual Studio
5 16 (0.77%) ClearQuest
5 16 (0.77%) FishEye
5 16 (0.77%) JIRA Agile
6 14 (0.68%) Bitbucket
7 10 (0.48%) Jenkins
7 10 (0.48%) JUnit
7 10 (0.48%) Maven
8 9 (0.43%) Eclipse
9 8 (0.39%) IntelliJ
10 4 (0.19%) MSI
General
1 149 (7.20%) Finance
2 95 (4.59%) Telecoms
3 67 (3.24%) Banking
4 35 (1.69%) Back Office
4 35 (1.69%) Retail
5 31 (1.50%) Marketing
6 28 (1.35%) Front Office
7 24 (1.16%) German Language
8 21 (1.01%) Legal
9 18 (0.87%) Law
10 16 (0.77%) Advertising
11 14 (0.68%) Billing
11 14 (0.68%) French Language
11 14 (0.68%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 13 (0.63%) Spanish Language
13 10 (0.48%) Local Government
14 9 (0.43%) Italian Language
15 7 (0.34%) Electronics
16 6 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (3.53%) .NET
2 64 (3.09%) XML
3 47 (2.27%) CSS
3 47 (2.27%) Web Services
4 41 (1.98%) HTML
5 24 (1.16%) Middleware
6 23 (1.11%) LAMP
7 22 (1.06%) ASP.NET
7 22 (1.06%) SAML
8 19 (0.92%) .NET Framework
9 13 (0.63%) ADO.NET
9 13 (0.63%) Java EE
10 12 (0.58%) LEMP Stack
10 12 (0.58%) MCollective
11 11 (0.53%) 802.1X
11 11 (0.53%) Flash
11 11 (0.53%) JSON
12 10 (0.48%) J2EE
13 9 (0.43%) Ajax
13 9 (0.43%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 122 (5.90%) Data Centre
2 76 (3.67%) Blackberry
3 75 (3.62%) Driving Licence
4 74 (3.58%) Computer Science
5 55 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 53 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
7 43 (2.08%) Clustering
8 38 (1.84%) NHS
9 34 (1.64%) PKI
9 34 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
10 28 (1.35%) iPhone
11 24 (1.16%) Mathematics
12 22 (1.06%) Smartphone
13 21 (1.01%) iPad
14 20 (0.97%) Replication
15 18 (0.87%) e-Health
15 18 (0.87%) Fat Client
15 18 (0.87%) Thin Client
16 17 (0.82%) Cryptography
16 17 (0.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1237 (59.79%) Windows
2 583 (28.18%) Windows Server
3 467 (22.57%) Windows 7
4 323 (15.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 267 (12.90%) Linux
6 235 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 217 (10.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 173 (8.36%) Windows XP
9 155 (7.49%) Unix
10 135 (6.52%) Windows 8
11 77 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 68 (3.29%) Windows 10
13 64 (3.09%) Solaris
14 45 (2.17%) Apple iOS
15 43 (2.08%) Android
16 42 (2.03%) AIX
17 36 (1.74%) Mac OS X
18 27 (1.30%) Windows Vista
19 15 (0.72%) Ubuntu
19 15 (0.72%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 408 (19.72%) ITIL
2 121 (5.85%) Service Delivery
3 109 (5.27%) Change Management
4 107 (5.17%) Incident Management
5 98 (4.74%) Migration
6 86 (4.16%) Configuration Management
7 78 (3.77%) Problem Management
8 65 (3.14%) Mentoring
9 63 (3.04%) Service Management
10 58 (2.80%) High Availability
10 58 (2.80%) Project Management
11 57 (2.75%) Load Balancing
12 48 (2.32%) Agile Software Development
13 46 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
14 42 (2.03%) Capacity Management
14 42 (2.03%) ITIL V3
15 41 (1.98%) Business Intelligence
16 40 (1.93%) Time Management
17 39 (1.88%) Validation
18 34 (1.64%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 237 (11.45%) SQL
2 137 (6.62%) Java
3 114 (5.51%) PowerShell
4 80 (3.87%) Perl
5 63 (3.04%) C
6 62 (3.00%) C#
6 62 (3.00%) Python
7 50 (2.42%) JavaScript
8 47 (2.27%) Shell Script
9 46 (2.22%) C++
10 44 (2.13%) PHP
11 31 (1.50%) VB
12 29 (1.40%) VBScript
13 23 (1.11%) Bash Shell
13 23 (1.11%) PL/SQL
14 21 (1.01%) VB.NET
15 17 (0.82%) T-SQL
16 13 (0.63%) Ruby
17 9 (0.43%) Korn
18 8 (0.39%) AWK
Qualifications
1 292 (14.11%) Security Cleared
2 204 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 183 (8.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 178 (8.60%) Cisco Certification
5 126 (6.09%) CCNA
6 122 (5.90%) MCSE
7 119 (5.75%) Degree
8 85 (4.11%) CCNP
9 58 (2.80%) MCSA
10 57 (2.75%) DV Cleared
11 54 (2.61%) MCP
12 30 (1.45%) MCITP
13 22 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
14 20 (0.97%) DBS Check
15 17 (0.82%) MCTS
16 15 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 13 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
17 13 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 13 (0.63%) MCSD
18 11 (0.53%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 207 (10.00%) SLA
2 19 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (0.82%) QA
4 14 (0.68%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.19%) BS7799
5 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.097%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.048%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.048%) DICOM
8 1 (0.048%) GxP
8 1 (0.048%) HL7
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 856 (41.37%) Active Directory
2 235 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (5.17%) XenApp
4 99 (4.78%) Hyper-V
5 89 (4.30%) vSphere
6 68 (3.29%) XenDesktop
7 54 (2.61%) VMware ESX
7 54 (2.61%) XenServer
8 39 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (0.72%) ISA Server
11 13 (0.63%) Squid
12 12 (0.58%) NFS
12 12 (0.58%) qmail
12 12 (0.58%) Terminal Services
13 10 (0.48%) Samba
14 8 (0.39%) BitLocker
14 8 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 164 (7.93%) SCCM
2 55 (2.66%) WSUS
3 38 (1.84%) SCOM
4 34 (1.64%) NetBackup
5 33 (1.59%) XenMobile
6 32 (1.55%) Puppet
7 30 (1.45%) Backup Exec
8 28 (1.35%) Nagios
8 28 (1.35%) SafeCom
9 26 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 20 (0.97%) EdgeSight
11 19 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
12 18 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
13 17 (0.82%) OpenView
14 16 (0.77%) Tivoli
14 16 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 15 (0.72%) Cacti
16 14 (0.68%) Graphite
16 14 (0.68%) ZABBIX
17 13 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 690 (33.35%) Microsoft
2 463 (22.38%) VMware
3 318 (15.37%) Cisco
4 270 (13.05%) Citrix
5 185 (8.94%) HP
6 151 (7.30%) Oracle
7 85 (4.11%) Red Hat
8 77 (3.72%) Apple
9 62 (3.00%) IBM
10 57 (2.75%) Remedy
11 56 (2.71%) Symantec
12 50 (2.42%) F5
13 48 (2.32%) Juniper
14 46 (2.22%) NetApp
15 42 (2.03%) Intel Security
15 42 (2.03%) Lotus
15 42 (2.03%) ThinPrint
16 41 (1.98%) Avaya
17 40 (1.93%) Dell
18 37 (1.79%) BMC
London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £200 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £24.00 - £24.12 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £380 to £382 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Feltham, Middlesex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £13.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £260 - £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £100 - £150 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £110 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £150 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £14 - £17.4 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £15.00 - £19.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £55 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £150 - £195 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Benedict Cole Limited
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Vadis People
Rate: £300 - £325
Posted: 5 days ago
Salisbury, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £30000 - £33000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £240.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 13 days ago
London
TDA Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, North East...
AWD online
Rate: up to £9.48 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago