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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
UK
Rank 139 116 120
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 796 1029 980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 1.98% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 2.09% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 538 451
Median daily rate £200 £238 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £198 £236 £220
% change year-on-year
-16.40% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 172 198
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +1.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £40.50 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
- +4.91%

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
42200 49241 49534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.98% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 27496 31679 30638
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1533 1662 1940
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 -29 717 £200 -18.36% 278
London -40 223 £200 -20.00% 85
South East -32 179 £193 -23.00% 80
East of England +21 67 £194 -0.64% 27
North East +39 62 £275 +37.50% 4
South West -13 60 £159 +9.48% 15
Tyne and Wear +33 48 £205 +2.50% 3
Hampshire +4 48 £225 -10.00% 19
Berkshire -23 44 £288 +11.11% 16
Newcastle upon Tyne +24 41 £275 +37.50% 2
East Midlands +2 39 £200 -26.26% 15
Surrey -13 36 £150 -33.95% 19
North West +17 33 £150 -40.00% 28
Wales +10 28 £293 +46.25% 1
West Midlands -8 27 £200 -38.46% 13
Hertfordshire +4 26 £191 +27.16% 14
City of London -14 26 £219 -2.77% 19
Yorkshire +11 25 £200 -20.00% 11
Scotland +22 24 £200 +1.91% 3
Oxfordshire +4 23 £150 -4.76% 12
Northamptonshire +13 21 £200 +6.66% 3
Gloucestershire +8 20 £120 -9.43% 2
Reading -23 17 £198 -40.15% 8
South Wales +10 16 £173 -1.42% 1
Southampton +5 16 £133 -51.81% 1
Manchester +13 15 £150 -23.07% 18
Northampton +6 14 £200 -5.88% 2
Gloucester +5 13 £120 -4.00%
Cambridgeshire +5 13 £175 -17.64% 8
Bristol +4 13 £200 +66.66% 5

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 1051 (63.05%) Windows
2 645 (38.69%) Active Directory
3 552 (33.11%) Microsoft
4 479 (28.73%) Windows 7
5 398 (23.88%) Windows Server
6 345 (20.70%) MS Office
7 316 (18.96%) VMware
8 307 (18.42%) ITIL
9 248 (14.88%) Security Cleared
10 233 (13.98%) MS Excel
11 223 (13.38%) Office 365
12 217 (13.02%) Windows Server 2008
13 214 (12.84%) Cisco
14 206 (12.36%) MS Exchange
15 191 (11.46%) DNS
16 187 (11.22%) Citrix
17 183 (10.98%) SC Cleared
18 180 (10.80%) SCCM
19 172 (10.32%) TCP/IP
20 168 (10.08%) Firewall
21 164 (9.84%) Windows 10
22 163 (9.78%) SQL
23 162 (9.72%) Linux
24 150 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
25 149 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
26 145 (8.70%) LAN
27 138 (8.28%) DHCP
28 137 (8.22%) SLA
29 128 (7.68%) Finance
30 125 (7.50%) 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
1 206 (12.36%) MS Exchange
2 93 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (4.32%) SharePoint
4 56 (3.36%) Skype for Business
5 48 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 46 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 45 (2.70%) IIS
8 41 (2.46%) IBM Notes
9 22 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
10 18 (1.08%) Apache
11 16 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 15 (0.90%) Tomcat
12 15 (0.90%) WebLogic
13 13 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
14 12 (0.72%) WebSphere
15 10 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
16 8 (0.48%) Apache Spark
16 8 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
17 6 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
18 5 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 345 (20.70%) MS Office
2 233 (13.98%) MS Excel
3 24 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.060%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 12 (0.72%) Eikon
2 10 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.36%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.060%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.060%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.060%) OPENContractor
7 1 (0.060%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.060%) SAP FSCM
7 1 (0.060%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.060%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 223 (13.38%) Office 365
2 52 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.32%) SaaS
4 21 (1.26%) OneDrive
5 19 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
6 13 (0.78%) IaaS
6 13 (0.78%) PaaS
7 11 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (0.54%) Yammer
9 3 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.18%) G Suite
10 2 (0.12%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.12%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.060%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.060%) GitHub
11 1 (0.060%) Google Play
11 1 (0.060%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.060%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 191 (11.46%) DNS
2 172 (10.32%) TCP/IP
3 168 (10.08%) Firewall
4 145 (8.70%) LAN
5 138 (8.28%) DHCP
6 125 (7.50%) WAN
7 113 (6.78%) VPN
8 89 (5.34%) Wireless
9 81 (4.86%) Internet
10 48 (2.88%) Skype
11 45 (2.70%) SAN
11 45 (2.70%) VoIP
12 34 (2.04%) OSPF
13 32 (1.92%) Network Security
13 32 (1.92%) VLAN
14 30 (1.80%) SSL
15 29 (1.74%) LDAP
16 28 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
17 26 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
18 24 (1.44%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 23 (1.38%) Relational Database
3 14 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 12 (0.72%) Hadoop
5 11 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (0.60%) MySQL
7 9 (0.54%) Apache Hive
7 9 (0.54%) Big Data
8 8 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (0.42%) MS Access
10 6 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.18%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.12%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database 12c
14 2 (0.12%) QlikView
14 2 (0.12%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 12 (0.72%) Jenkins
2 10 (0.60%) JIRA
3 6 (0.36%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.36%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.18%) Gradle
6 3 (0.18%) MSI
6 3 (0.18%) NMock
6 3 (0.18%) WiX
7 2 (0.12%) Ant
7 2 (0.12%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.12%) Hudson
7 2 (0.12%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.12%) Subversion
7 2 (0.12%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.060%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.060%) Selenium
8 1 (0.060%) TeamCity
General
1 128 (7.68%) Finance
2 62 (3.72%) Banking
3 46 (2.76%) Retail
4 41 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 19 (1.14%) Back Office
6 13 (0.78%) Legal
7 12 (0.72%) Advertising
7 12 (0.72%) Retail Banking
8 9 (0.54%) Local Government
8 9 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.42%) Electronics
10 7 (0.42%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.42%) Marketing
11 6 (0.36%) Billing
11 6 (0.36%) Front Office
12 4 (0.24%) French Language
12 4 (0.24%) Korean Language
12 4 (0.24%) Law
12 4 (0.24%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.62%) .NET
2 23 (1.38%) Regular Expression
3 16 (0.96%) Middleware
4 13 (0.78%) Web Services
5 11 (0.66%) HTML
5 11 (0.66%) XML
6 10 (0.60%) WebCenter
7 9 (0.54%) 802.1X
7 9 (0.54%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.54%) J2EE
7 9 (0.54%) Kafka
7 9 (0.54%) MSMQ
7 9 (0.54%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (0.36%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.30%) XMPP
10 4 (0.24%) SOAP
10 4 (0.24%) XSLT
11 3 (0.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (0.18%) CSS
11 3 (0.18%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 76 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (4.44%) Blackberry
3 63 (3.78%) Data Centre
4 42 (2.52%) Smartphone
5 41 (2.46%) Driving Licence
5 41 (2.46%) iPhone
6 35 (2.10%) iPad
7 26 (1.56%) Clustering
8 20 (1.20%) Statistics
9 19 (1.14%) Management Information System
10 16 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
11 15 (0.90%) Mainframe
12 14 (0.84%) NHS
13 13 (0.78%) Fat Client
13 13 (0.78%) RSA SecurID
13 13 (0.78%) Thin Client
14 10 (0.60%) BYOD
15 9 (0.54%) EMC VNX
15 9 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (0.54%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1051 (63.05%) Windows
2 479 (28.73%) Windows 7
3 398 (23.88%) Windows Server
4 217 (13.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 164 (9.84%) Windows 10
6 162 (9.72%) Linux
7 150 (9.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 121 (7.26%) Windows 8
9 120 (7.20%) Windows XP
10 118 (7.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 107 (6.42%) Unix
12 56 (3.36%) Android
13 48 (2.88%) Mac OS
13 48 (2.88%) Mac OS X
14 45 (2.70%) Apple iOS
15 38 (2.28%) Solaris
16 28 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 25 (1.50%) AIX
18 12 (0.72%) Windows 2000
19 11 (0.66%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (18.42%) ITIL
2 106 (6.36%) Migration
3 76 (4.56%) Incident Management
4 70 (4.20%) Change Management
5 63 (3.78%) Problem Management
6 62 (3.72%) Service Delivery
7 56 (3.36%) Service Management
8 50 (3.00%) Network Management
9 46 (2.76%) Time Management
10 43 (2.58%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (2.28%) Configuration Management
12 36 (2.16%) Asset Management
12 36 (2.16%) ITIL V3
13 32 (1.92%) Project Management
14 30 (1.80%) High Availability
15 28 (1.68%) Network Monitoring
16 27 (1.62%) CRM
16 27 (1.62%) Disaster Recovery
17 25 (1.50%) DevOps
17 25 (1.50%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 163 (9.78%) SQL
2 90 (5.40%) Java
3 79 (4.74%) PowerShell
4 70 (4.20%) Perl
5 52 (3.12%) Python
6 50 (3.00%) Shell Script
7 21 (1.26%) C#
8 20 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 20 (1.20%) VB
9 19 (1.14%) C
10 13 (0.78%) JavaScript
11 9 (0.54%) PHP
11 9 (0.54%) Scala
12 8 (0.48%) R
13 7 (0.42%) Ruby
14 5 (0.30%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.30%) VBScript
15 4 (0.24%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.24%) VBA
16 3 (0.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 248 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 183 (10.98%) SC Cleared
3 104 (6.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 102 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
5 79 (4.74%) CCNA
6 65 (3.90%) DBS Check
7 60 (3.60%) MCSE
8 50 (3.00%) CCNP
9 45 (2.70%) DV Cleared
10 44 (2.64%) Degree
11 34 (2.04%) MCP
12 24 (1.44%) MCSA
13 18 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
14 13 (0.78%) MCITP
15 12 (0.72%) MCDST
16 11 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
17 10 (0.60%) A+ Certification
17 10 (0.60%) CCSA
17 10 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (0.60%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 137 (8.22%) SLA
2 18 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.48%) QA
4 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.060%) COSHH
7 1 (0.060%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 645 (38.69%) Active Directory
2 149 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 64 (3.84%) XenApp
5 37 (2.22%) vSphere
6 25 (1.50%) XenDesktop
7 20 (1.20%) VMware ESX
8 17 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
11 10 (0.60%) XenServer
12 9 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
13 8 (0.48%) Firmware
13 8 (0.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 7 (0.42%) BitLocker
14 7 (0.42%) DFS Replication
15 6 (0.36%) NFS
16 5 (0.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 180 (10.80%) SCCM
2 23 (1.38%) Backup Exec
3 22 (1.32%) Tivoli
4 21 (1.26%) Puppet
5 17 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 16 (0.96%) HP SiteScope
7 14 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (0.72%) WSUS
9 10 (0.60%) NetBackup
10 9 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 9 (0.54%) SCOM
11 8 (0.48%) Control-M
12 7 (0.42%) Ansible
12 7 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
12 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (0.42%) Nagios
13 6 (0.36%) Jamf Pro
13 6 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.30%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 552 (33.11%) Microsoft
2 316 (18.96%) VMware
3 214 (12.84%) Cisco
4 187 (11.22%) Citrix
5 117 (7.02%) Apple
6 110 (6.60%) HP
7 66 (3.96%) Oracle
8 47 (2.82%) Remedy
9 41 (2.46%) Lotus
10 40 (2.40%) Dell
11 38 (2.28%) Red Hat
12 36 (2.16%) CheckPoint
13 32 (1.92%) Juniper
14 30 (1.80%) IBM
15 24 (1.44%) Bloomberg
16 23 (1.38%) Intel Security
17 21 (1.26%) F5
18 20 (1.20%) Avaya
18 20 (1.20%) EMC
18 20 (1.20%) NetApp
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