The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support Engineer
Rank 550 503 527
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 37 35 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.073% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.079% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 19 14
Average daily rate £210 £170 £192
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -11.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £120 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £310 £282
UK excluding London average daily rate £223 £130 £140
% change year-on-year
+71.48% -7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.31 £13.05 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £103.20 £18.90 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -12.50%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50313 44084 56073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.17% 92.43% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30713 25214 30795
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2177 2578
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

Technical Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Technical Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Technical Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Technical Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Technical Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Technical Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Support Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -48 32 £210 +59.09% 17
South East +3 13 £250 +96.07% 6
London -8 11 £210 -53.33% 3
Berkshire - 5 £259 - 5
Surrey -9 3 £250 +96.07%
East of England -23 3 £190 -15.55% 3
West Sussex - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £190 -
Bracknell - 3 £250 - 2
City of London +2 2 £210 -
Scotland -9 2 - -
South Wales -17 2 - -
West Midlands -17 2 £250 -
North West -23 2 £282 +12.80% 1
Wales -28 2 - -
Aberdeen - 2 - -
Oxford +4 1 £130 -
Oxfordshire +3 1 £130 -
South West -13 1 £130 - 1
Woking - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Derby - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Egham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Haslemere - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Ipswich - - - -

Technical Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in their job title.

1 36 (67.92%) Windows
2 20 (37.74%) Active Directory
3 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
4 16 (30.19%) Firewall
5 14 (26.42%) VMware
6 13 (24.53%) Citrix
6 13 (24.53%) SQL
6 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (24.53%) Windows 7
7 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
8 11 (20.75%) Linux
9 9 (16.98%) UNIX
9 9 (16.98%) MS Exchange
9 9 (16.98%) Cisco
10 8 (15.09%) DNS
10 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (13.21%) HTTP
11 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (13.21%) MS Office
11 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
11 7 (13.21%) HTML
12 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (11.32%) Blackberry
12 6 (11.32%) Java
12 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
12 6 (11.32%) Perl
12 6 (11.32%) PHP
12 6 (11.32%) C
12 6 (11.32%) C#

Technical Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (16.98%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.32%) ColdFusion
4 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.66%) IIS
6 2 (3.77%) Lync
6 2 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2000
6 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (13.21%) MS Office
1 7 (13.21%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.77%) InDesign
2 2 (3.77%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) SaaS
2 1 (1.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.19%) Firewall
2 12 (22.64%) TCP/IP
3 8 (15.09%) DNS
4 7 (13.21%) HTTP
5 5 (9.43%) DHCP
6 3 (5.66%) SAN
6 3 (5.66%) Internet
7 2 (3.77%) SSL
7 2 (3.77%) Broadband
7 2 (3.77%) VLAN
8 1 (1.89%) NGN
8 1 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.89%) Wireless
8 1 (1.89%) CDMA
8 1 (1.89%) GPRS
8 1 (1.89%) GSM
8 1 (1.89%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.89%) Spanish Language
2 1 (1.89%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) HTML
2 6 (11.32%) .NET
2 6 (11.32%) JSON
2 6 (11.32%) REST
2 6 (11.32%) SOAP
2 6 (11.32%) Web Services
2 6 (11.32%) XML
3 1 (1.89%) Middleware
3 1 (1.89%) XMPP
3 1 (1.89%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.66%) Clustering
3 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.89%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile Payment
3 1 (1.89%) AS400
3 1 (1.89%) Replication
3 1 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (67.92%) Windows
2 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (24.53%) Windows 7
3 11 (20.75%) Linux
4 9 (16.98%) UNIX
5 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (11.32%) Windows 8
6 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.66%) Mac OS X
7 3 (5.66%) Solaris
8 2 (3.77%) Android
8 2 (3.77%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
2 3 (5.66%) Quality Management
2 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (3.77%) Data Management
3 2 (3.77%) Incident Management
3 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
3 2 (3.77%) Change Management
3 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
3 2 (3.77%) Service Management
4 1 (1.89%) Release Management
4 1 (1.89%) Time Management
4 1 (1.89%) Network Management
4 1 (1.89%) Software Distribution
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (1.89%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (1.89%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) VB.NET
2 6 (11.32%) Python
2 6 (11.32%) Ruby
2 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
2 6 (11.32%) C
2 6 (11.32%) C#
2 6 (11.32%) C++
2 6 (11.32%) Java
2 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
2 6 (11.32%) Perl
2 6 (11.32%) PHP
3 3 (5.66%) VB6
3 3 (5.66%) VBScript
3 3 (5.66%) VB
4 1 (1.89%) RPG
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (11.32%) MCSE
2 6 (11.32%) Degree
3 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.55%) MCP
5 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.77%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (3.77%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.89%) CCSA
6 1 (1.89%) CCSE
6 1 (1.89%) CCA
6 1 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.89%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) SLA
2 3 (5.66%) QA
System Software
1 20 (37.74%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.32%) XenApp
3 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.55%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.66%) vSphere
5 3 (5.66%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.89%) UAG
6 1 (1.89%) XenServer
6 1 (1.89%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) SCCM
2 3 (5.66%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.77%) ARCserve
3 2 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.89%) SCOM
4 1 (1.89%) WMI
4 1 (1.89%) WSUS
4 1 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
2 14 (26.42%) VMware
3 13 (24.53%) Citrix
4 9 (16.98%) Cisco
5 3 (5.66%) HP
5 3 (5.66%) Remedy
5 3 (5.66%) McAfee
6 2 (3.77%) Sophos
6 2 (3.77%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.77%) WatchGuard
6 2 (3.77%) Kaspersky
6 2 (3.77%) Apple
6 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.77%) Symantec
6 2 (3.77%) AppSense
6 2 (3.77%) Altiris
6 2 (3.77%) Adobe
7 1 (1.89%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) Juniper
7 1 (1.89%) CA
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Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £145 per day
Posted: 14 days ago