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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support Engineer
Rank 554 537 554
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 34 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.051% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.067% 0.055% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 13
Average daily rate
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£190 £275 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £241 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £304 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
-30.90% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -12.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.10 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.70 £18.30 £96.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+32.25% -8.82%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 28 £190 -36.66% 39
London +20 8 £185 -26.00% 10
South East -14 8 £230 -25.92% 14
East of England - 6 £190 - 5
Berkshire -1 5 £230 -25.92% 7
South Wales -12 3 £320 +16.36%
Wales -15 3 £320 +16.36%
South West -18 3 £350 - 3
Scotland -22 3 £325 +18.18% 1
Suffolk - 3 £200 -
Ipswich - 3 £200 -
Reading +7 2 - - 5
Yorkshire +7 2 £165 -
Bracknell +6 2 £230 -25.92%
Cardiff -9 2 £190 -30.90%
Somerset -19 2 £350 - 2
Hampshire -7 1 - - 2
Edinburgh -16 1 - - 1
Egham - 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 £190 -
East Sussex - 1 £150 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £120 - 3
Slough - 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £190 -
City of London - 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Farnborough - - - - 1
Wimbledon - - - -

Technical Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 52 (71.23%) Windows
2 34 (46.58%) Microsoft
3 27 (36.99%) Active Directory
3 27 (36.99%) MS Exchange
4 26 (35.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (34.25%) TCP/IP
6 23 (31.51%) VMware
7 22 (30.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 20 (27.40%) MS Office
9 19 (26.03%) Windows 7
10 15 (20.55%) Firewall
11 14 (19.18%) SQL
11 14 (19.18%) Linux
11 14 (19.18%) Citrix
12 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
13 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (16.44%) Exchange Server 2003
14 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (15.07%) UNIX
15 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
15 10 (13.70%) SAN
15 10 (13.70%) DNS
15 10 (13.70%) Windows 8
15 10 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2007
16 9 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (12.33%) LAN
16 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
16 9 (12.33%) HTML
17 8 (10.96%) Terminal Services
17 8 (10.96%) ARCserve

Technical Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 27 (36.99%) MS Exchange
2 22 (30.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (16.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (8.22%) ColdFusion
6 3 (4.11%) Lync
6 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.74%) IIS
7 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (27.40%) MS Office
2 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Office 365
1 2 (2.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (34.25%) TCP/IP
2 15 (20.55%) Firewall
3 10 (13.70%) SAN
3 10 (13.70%) DNS
4 9 (12.33%) LAN
5 8 (10.96%) WAN
6 7 (9.59%) HTTP
7 5 (6.85%) DHCP
8 4 (5.48%) VLAN
9 3 (4.11%) SSL
9 3 (4.11%) Internet
10 2 (2.74%) 3G
10 2 (2.74%) SS7
10 2 (2.74%) 2G
10 2 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.74%) HTTPS
10 2 (2.74%) VPN
10 2 (2.74%) VoIP
10 2 (2.74%) 4G
10 2 (2.74%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) Cognos Impromptu
2 5 (6.85%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (4.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.11%) Spanish Language
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) French Language
3 1 (1.37%) German Language
3 1 (1.37%) Japanese Language
3 1 (1.37%) Front Office
3 1 (1.37%) Finance
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) HTML
2 8 (10.96%) .NET
3 6 (8.22%) SOAP
3 6 (8.22%) Web Services
3 6 (8.22%) XML
3 6 (8.22%) REST
3 6 (8.22%) JSON
4 3 (4.11%) CSS
5 2 (2.74%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.37%) XMPP
6 1 (1.37%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.22%) Thin Client
2 6 (8.22%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.74%) Clustering
3 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.37%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.37%) iPad
4 1 (1.37%) HP StorageWorks
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.37%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) Handset
4 1 (1.37%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 52 (71.23%) Windows
2 26 (35.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (26.03%) Windows 7
4 14 (19.18%) Linux
5 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (15.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (15.07%) UNIX
7 10 (13.70%) Windows 8
8 6 (8.22%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.74%) Solaris
9 2 (2.74%) Android
9 2 (2.74%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2
2 4 (5.48%) ITIL
2 4 (5.48%) Data Management
3 3 (4.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (4.11%) E-Commerce
3 3 (4.11%) Quality Management
3 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (2.74%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (2.74%) Incident Management
4 2 (2.74%) Web Development
5 1 (1.37%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.37%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.37%) Time Management
5 1 (1.37%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (1.37%) Validation
5 1 (1.37%) Migration
5 1 (1.37%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.37%) Change Management
5 1 (1.37%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.18%) SQL
2 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (9.59%) PHP
3 7 (9.59%) Java
4 6 (8.22%) C
4 6 (8.22%) C#
4 6 (8.22%) C++
4 6 (8.22%) Perl
4 6 (8.22%) VB.NET
4 6 (8.22%) Python
4 6 (8.22%) Ruby
5 3 (4.11%) VB6
5 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.11%) VB
6 2 (2.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
1 6 (8.22%) Degree
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.48%) MCP
3 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.11%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.74%) MCSE
5 2 (2.74%) Check Point Certification
5 2 (2.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.37%) CCSE
6 1 (1.37%) MCTS
6 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.37%) HND
6 1 (1.37%) CCSA
6 1 (1.37%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) SLA
2 3 (4.11%) QA
3 1 (1.37%) GMP
System Software
1 27 (36.99%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.96%) Terminal Services
4 6 (8.22%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.22%) XenApp
5 5 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.74%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.74%) vSphere
7 1 (1.37%) XenServer
7 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.37%) UAG
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) ARCserve
2 5 (6.85%) SCCM
3 4 (5.48%) Backup Exec
3 4 (5.48%) WSUS
4 3 (4.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.74%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.37%) WMI
6 1 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 34 (46.58%) Microsoft
2 23 (31.51%) VMware
3 14 (19.18%) Citrix
4 7 (9.59%) Cisco
4 7 (9.59%) Intel
5 5 (6.85%) HP
5 5 (6.85%) Cognos
6 4 (5.48%) Fortinet
7 3 (4.11%) Kaspersky
7 3 (4.11%) Dell
7 3 (4.11%) Symantec
7 3 (4.11%) Sophos
8 2 (2.74%) Remedy
8 2 (2.74%) McAfee
8 2 (2.74%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.74%) AppSense
8 2 (2.74%) Avaya
8 2 (2.74%) WatchGuard
8 2 (2.74%) LANDesk
8 2 (2.74%) Mitel
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