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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 124 136 104
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 1067 940 1088
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.98% 1.70% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 1.80% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 538 444 503
Median daily rate £275 £214 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.65% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £215 £213
% change year-on-year
+27.90% +1.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 190 217
Median hourly rate £16.25 £16.60 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.60 £27.50 £21.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.60 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +7.09%

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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +19 990 £275 +25.00% 329
South East +33 283 £294 +17.50% 84
London -41 237 £275 +29.41% 102
Berkshire +43 148 £340 +83.78% 23
North East +12 120 £275 +44.73% 5
Tyne and Wear +3 116 £275 +44.73% 5
South West +16 113 £280 +60.00% 41
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 113 £275 +44.73% 5
East of England +9 77 £160 -20.00% 28
West Midlands +2 68 £288 +21.05% 13
Reading +12 49 £375 +120.58% 11
Surrey +5 47 £215 -21.81% 20
Hampshire +6 38 £331 +20.36% 19
Scotland -15 38 £318 +90.97% 3
Bracknell +17 36 £118 -30.88% 1
North West -38 36 £238 +10.46% 30
Yorkshire -3 33 £269 +19.44% 18
Wiltshire +5 29 £300 +4.34% 8
City of London -3 26 £300 +26.98% 23
Hertfordshire +18 24 £220 +83.33% 12
Oxfordshire +11 23 £159 +0.79% 4
Gloucestershire +10 23 £231 +32.14% 2
Wales +20 21 £200 +17.64% 4
Somerset +18 21 £300 +33.33% 10
Swindon +5 21 £350 +21.73% 2
Cambridgeshire +16 20 £120 -52.00% 11
East Midlands 0 20 £263 -11.01% 7
South Wales +20 19 £200 +21.21% 4
Essex +14 18 £260 +4.00% 3
Birmingham +8 18 £300 +179.06% 7

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1252 (59.93%) Windows
2 865 (41.41%) Active Directory
3 710 (33.99%) Microsoft
4 609 (29.15%) Windows Server
5 477 (22.83%) VMware
6 443 (21.21%) Windows 7
7 416 (19.91%) ITIL
8 336 (16.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 332 (15.89%) MS Office
10 325 (15.56%) Cisco
11 321 (15.37%) Security Cleared
12 274 (13.12%) MS Exchange
13 270 (12.92%) Linux
14 263 (12.59%) MS Excel
15 259 (12.40%) Citrix
16 258 (12.35%) DNS
17 255 (12.21%) SQL
18 235 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
19 233 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
20 232 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
21 227 (10.87%) SC Cleared
22 217 (10.39%) Firewall
23 215 (10.29%) SLA
24 204 (9.77%) DHCP
25 198 (9.48%) HP
26 179 (8.57%) SQL Server
27 177 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
28 175 (8.38%) Office 365
29 174 (8.33%) TCP/IP
30 172 (8.23%) LAN

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
1 274 (13.12%) MS Exchange
2 127 (6.08%) SharePoint
3 110 (5.27%) IIS
4 109 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 76 (3.64%) Skype for Business
6 51 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 48 (2.30%) IBM Notes
8 47 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 46 (2.20%) Apache
10 40 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 40 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2007
11 28 (1.34%) JBoss
12 27 (1.29%) WebLogic
13 26 (1.24%) Confluence
14 21 (1.01%) Tomcat
15 17 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
16 16 (0.77%) WebSphere
17 15 (0.72%) WordPress
18 11 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
19 10 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 332 (15.89%) MS Office
2 263 (12.59%) MS Excel
3 24 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.29%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.24%) HipChat
8 2 (0.096%) MS Project
9 1 (0.048%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.34%) Eikon
1 7 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.14%) LabWindows
4 3 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
4 3 (0.14%) Traffica
5 2 (0.096%) assyst
5 2 (0.096%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.096%) Infor CRM
6 1 (0.048%) Documaker
6 1 (0.048%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.048%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.048%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.048%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.048%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.048%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.048%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.048%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 175 (8.38%) Office 365
2 73 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (1.15%) OneDrive
5 18 (0.86%) IaaS
6 16 (0.77%) Yammer
7 15 (0.72%) PaaS
8 11 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (0.48%) Google Apps
10 5 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.24%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.19%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.14%) SaaS
13 2 (0.096%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.048%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 258 (12.35%) DNS
2 217 (10.39%) Firewall
3 204 (9.77%) DHCP
4 174 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 172 (8.23%) LAN
6 167 (7.99%) WAN
7 112 (5.36%) SAN
8 111 (5.31%) VPN
9 96 (4.60%) Internet
10 77 (3.69%) VoIP
11 67 (3.21%) Wireless
12 55 (2.63%) Network Security
12 55 (2.63%) Skype
13 54 (2.58%) LDAP
14 52 (2.49%) Cisco ASA
15 51 (2.44%) HTTP
16 38 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
17 37 (1.77%) BGP
18 35 (1.68%) Wi-Fi
19 34 (1.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 179 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 36 (1.72%) Relational Database
3 35 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 33 (1.58%) Oracle Database
5 27 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (1.10%) MySQL
7 14 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (0.53%) MS Access
9 11 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (0.43%) OLAP
11 9 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 8 (0.38%) Big Data
12 8 (0.38%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
13 6 (0.29%) EDRMS
13 6 (0.29%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.24%) DB2
15 4 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 27 (1.29%) JIRA
2 25 (1.20%) Git (software)
2 25 (1.20%) Subversion
3 18 (0.86%) GitLab
3 18 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 17 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 17 (0.81%) ClearCase
4 17 (0.81%) PVCS
5 16 (0.77%) ClearQuest
5 16 (0.77%) FishEye
5 16 (0.77%) JIRA Agile
6 15 (0.72%) Visual Studio
7 14 (0.67%) Bitbucket
8 12 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.48%) MSI
10 8 (0.38%) Jenkins
11 6 (0.29%) JUnit
12 5 (0.24%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.24%) Maven
13 4 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 121 (5.79%) Finance
2 89 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 63 (3.02%) Banking
4 36 (1.72%) Back Office
5 33 (1.58%) Marketing
6 31 (1.48%) Retail
7 25 (1.20%) German Language
8 21 (1.01%) Front Office
9 19 (0.91%) Legal
10 17 (0.81%) Law
11 16 (0.77%) Billing
11 16 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 15 (0.72%) Advertising
12 15 (0.72%) French Language
12 15 (0.72%) Spanish Language
13 9 (0.43%) Italian Language
14 8 (0.38%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.38%) Local Government
15 7 (0.34%) Electronics
16 6 (0.29%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (3.26%) .NET
2 52 (2.49%) XML
3 42 (2.01%) CSS
4 34 (1.63%) HTML
5 27 (1.29%) Middleware
5 27 (1.29%) Web Services
6 19 (0.91%) ASP.NET
7 18 (0.86%) .NET Framework
7 18 (0.86%) SAML
8 16 (0.77%) Flash
9 12 (0.57%) ADO.NET
9 12 (0.57%) LAMP
10 11 (0.53%) J2EE
11 9 (0.43%) Java EE
11 9 (0.43%) XSLT
12 8 (0.38%) Regular Expression
13 7 (0.34%) ActiveMQ
13 7 (0.34%) Ajax
13 7 (0.34%) Node.js
14 6 (0.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 133 (6.37%) Data Centre
2 74 (3.54%) Computer Science
3 70 (3.35%) Blackberry
4 69 (3.30%) Driving Licence
5 62 (2.97%) Clustering
6 61 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
7 57 (2.73%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.63%) NHS
9 26 (1.24%) iPhone
9 26 (1.24%) Smartphone
10 25 (1.20%) PKI
11 23 (1.10%) FlexPod
11 23 (1.10%) iPad
11 23 (1.10%) Statistics
12 19 (0.91%) Client/Server
12 19 (0.91%) Replication
13 18 (0.86%) Fat Client
13 18 (0.86%) Mathematics
13 18 (0.86%) Public Cloud
13 18 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1252 (59.93%) Windows
2 609 (29.15%) Windows Server
3 443 (21.21%) Windows 7
4 336 (16.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 270 (12.92%) Linux
6 235 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 232 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 166 (7.95%) Windows XP
9 151 (7.23%) Unix
10 137 (6.56%) Windows 8
11 88 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 75 (3.59%) Windows 10
13 73 (3.49%) Solaris
14 45 (2.15%) Apple iOS
15 44 (2.11%) AIX
16 41 (1.96%) Android
17 35 (1.68%) Mac OS X
18 22 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
19 21 (1.01%) Mac OS
19 21 (1.01%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 416 (19.91%) ITIL
2 135 (6.46%) Service Delivery
3 110 (5.27%) Change Management
4 107 (5.12%) Incident Management
5 93 (4.45%) Migration
6 90 (4.31%) Configuration Management
7 77 (3.69%) Problem Management
8 65 (3.11%) High Availability
9 63 (3.02%) Mentoring
10 61 (2.92%) Project Management
11 51 (2.44%) Load Balancing
11 51 (2.44%) Service Management
12 49 (2.35%) Agile Software Development
13 46 (2.20%) Disaster Recovery
14 45 (2.15%) Time Management
15 44 (2.11%) ITIL V3
16 42 (2.01%) Performance Monitoring
17 39 (1.87%) Business Continuity
18 37 (1.77%) Business Intelligence
19 36 (1.72%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 255 (12.21%) SQL
2 132 (6.32%) Java
3 104 (4.98%) PowerShell
4 70 (3.35%) Perl
5 61 (2.92%) C#
6 56 (2.68%) C
7 52 (2.49%) Python
8 45 (2.15%) C++
8 45 (2.15%) JavaScript
8 45 (2.15%) Shell Script
9 33 (1.58%) PHP
10 26 (1.24%) VB
10 26 (1.24%) VBScript
11 23 (1.10%) Bash Shell
11 23 (1.10%) VB.NET
12 18 (0.86%) T-SQL
13 13 (0.62%) PL/SQL
14 10 (0.48%) Ruby
15 9 (0.43%) Korn
15 9 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 321 (15.37%) Security Cleared
2 227 (10.87%) SC Cleared
3 177 (8.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 171 (8.19%) Cisco Certification
5 120 (5.74%) CCNA
5 120 (5.74%) MCSE
6 115 (5.51%) Degree
7 83 (3.97%) CCNP
8 60 (2.87%) DV Cleared
8 60 (2.87%) MCSA
9 54 (2.58%) MCP
10 25 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
10 25 (1.20%) MCITP
11 21 (1.01%) DBS Check
12 18 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 16 (0.77%) MCTS
14 15 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (0.67%) A+ Certification
16 13 (0.62%) CCIE
16 13 (0.62%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 215 (10.29%) SLA
2 21 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (0.77%) QA
4 15 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.096%) FIPS 140-2
8 1 (0.048%) BS7799
8 1 (0.048%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.048%) DICOM
8 1 (0.048%) GxP
8 1 (0.048%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.048%) HL7
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.048%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 865 (41.41%) Active Directory
2 233 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (5.17%) XenApp
4 101 (4.83%) vSphere
5 99 (4.74%) Hyper-V
6 73 (3.49%) XenDesktop
7 58 (2.78%) VMware ESX
8 57 (2.73%) XenServer
9 47 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
10 39 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
11 19 (0.91%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (0.77%) ISA Server
12 16 (0.77%) Terminal Services
13 13 (0.62%) KVM
13 13 (0.62%) NFS
13 13 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
13 13 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
14 12 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
15 9 (0.43%) BitLocker
15 9 (0.43%) Samba
Systems Management
1 170 (8.14%) SCCM
2 49 (2.35%) WSUS
3 37 (1.77%) XenMobile
4 35 (1.68%) NetBackup
5 33 (1.58%) Backup Exec
5 33 (1.58%) SafeCom
6 31 (1.48%) SCOM
7 28 (1.34%) Microsoft Clustering
8 27 (1.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 24 (1.15%) EdgeSight
10 22 (1.05%) Puppet
11 19 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 19 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 18 (0.86%) Tivoli
13 17 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
14 16 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
14 16 (0.77%) OpenView
15 15 (0.72%) Nagios
16 12 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
17 11 (0.53%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 710 (33.99%) Microsoft
2 477 (22.83%) VMware
3 325 (15.56%) Cisco
4 259 (12.40%) Citrix
5 198 (9.48%) HP
6 165 (7.90%) Oracle
7 96 (4.60%) Red Hat
8 74 (3.54%) Apple
9 70 (3.35%) IBM
10 59 (2.82%) NetApp
11 52 (2.49%) Symantec
12 51 (2.44%) Remedy
13 46 (2.20%) Lotus
13 46 (2.20%) ThinPrint
14 45 (2.15%) EMC
14 45 (2.15%) Juniper
15 44 (2.11%) Intel Security
15 44 (2.11%) SAP
16 41 (1.96%) Dell
17 40 (1.91%) CheckPoint
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Lucid Support Services Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Oscar
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Sanderson
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridge
Mint
Rate: £160 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200 - £224.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
UK
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £150 - 250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Rate Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Scotland
LA International
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £70 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Sanderson
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Fielding Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Scott-Merrick LLP
Posted: 3 days ago
Northallerton, North Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £265 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Norfolk
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Rate: £280 - £305 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £200 - £240 per day + ASAP Start
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
Experis Ltd
Rate: £135.00 - £165.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
University Of Cambridge
Rate: From £28,982 to £37,768 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £350 - £390 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago