The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Technical Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support Engineer
Rank 615 594 577
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 27 39 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.070% 0.091%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.073% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 32
Median daily rate £375 £213 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.47% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £159 £132
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £291 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £250 £200
% change year-on-year
+15.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
Median hourly rate £18.28 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.90% -13.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £14.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+30.53% -22.22%

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
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
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 £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
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 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Technical Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 25 June 2016.

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
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 Technical Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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 -18 22 £375 +76.47% 37
London +7 8 £382 +91.00% 5
South East +6 6 £288 +69.11% 12
Berkshire -4 3 £375 +120.58% 5
West Midlands -19 3 - -
Scotland - 3 £200 -
Herefordshire - 3 - -
East of England +15 2 £90 -68.69% 3
South Wales - 2 £425 -
Wales - 2 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £90 - 1
Bridgend - 2 £425 -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Hereford - 2 - -
City of London +32 1 - -
Oxfordshire +9 1 £200 +33.33%
South West +2 1 - - 5
Reading -2 1 £375 +120.58% 4
Manchester -10 1 - - 2
North West -12 1 - - 6
West Sussex -20 1 - -
Royston - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £175 - 3
Milton Keynes - 1 £175 -
Motherwell - 1 £200 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £200 -
Horsham - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -

Technical Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in the job title.

1 76 (75.25%) Windows
2 41 (40.59%) Windows Server
3 39 (38.61%) Active Directory
4 28 (27.72%) Linux
5 27 (26.73%) Microsoft
6 26 (25.74%) SQL
7 25 (24.75%) Oracle
8 24 (23.76%) VMware
9 19 (18.81%) MS Office
10 17 (16.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (16.83%) Windows 7
11 16 (15.84%) PowerShell
11 16 (15.84%) Unix
11 16 (15.84%) MS Excel
11 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (14.85%) Telecoms
12 15 (14.85%) MCSE
13 14 (13.86%) MS Exchange
13 14 (13.86%) Office 365
14 13 (12.87%) SharePoint
15 12 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (10.89%) SS7
16 11 (10.89%) GPRS
16 11 (10.89%) UMTS
16 11 (10.89%) WCDMA
16 11 (10.89%) Solaris
16 11 (10.89%) Sybase
16 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (10.89%) Oracle Database
16 11 (10.89%) Diameter Protocol

Technical 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 14 (13.86%) MS Exchange
2 13 (12.87%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.94%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (5.94%) WordPress
5 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.98%) IIS
6 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.99%) Confluence
6 1 (0.99%) Drupal
6 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.99%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (18.81%) MS Office
2 16 (15.84%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.86%) Office 365
2 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.98%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.98%) Yammer
4 1 (0.99%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.89%) Diameter Protocol
1 11 (10.89%) GPRS
1 11 (10.89%) SS7
1 11 (10.89%) UMTS
1 11 (10.89%) WCDMA
2 9 (8.91%) Internet
2 9 (8.91%) Skype
3 7 (6.93%) DNS
3 7 (6.93%) NetScaler
4 6 (5.94%) CDMA
4 6 (5.94%) GSM
4 6 (5.94%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.95%) DHCP
5 5 (4.95%) GGSN
5 5 (4.95%) Intranet
5 5 (4.95%) SGSN
6 4 (3.96%) Firewall
6 4 (3.96%) IP Telephony
6 4 (3.96%) VoIP
7 3 (2.97%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.89%) Oracle Database
2 10 (9.90%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.95%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.98%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (14.85%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.93%) German Language
3 6 (5.94%) Billing
4 4 (3.96%) Finance
4 4 (3.96%) French Language
5 3 (2.97%) Marketing
6 2 (1.98%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.98%) Law
6 2 (1.98%) Legal
6 2 (1.98%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.99%) Back Office
7 1 (0.99%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.90%) .NET
2 3 (2.97%) CSS
2 3 (2.97%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.98%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (1.98%) DCOM
3 2 (1.98%) HTML
3 2 (1.98%) XML
4 1 (0.99%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (4.95%) Clustering
2 5 (4.95%) Computer Science
2 5 (4.95%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.97%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.98%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.98%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.99%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.99%) EPoS
5 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 76 (75.25%) Windows
2 41 (40.59%) Windows Server
3 28 (27.72%) Linux
4 17 (16.83%) Windows 7
4 17 (16.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (15.84%) Unix
6 11 (10.89%) Solaris
6 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (7.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (7.92%) Windows XP
8 7 (6.93%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.97%) Mac OS
9 3 (2.97%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.98%) Android
10 2 (1.98%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.98%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.99%) CentOS
11 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (5.94%) Migration
2 5 (4.95%) High Availability
3 4 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (3.96%) E-Commerce
3 4 (3.96%) ITIL
4 3 (2.97%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (2.97%) Change Management
4 3 (2.97%) Configuration Management
4 3 (2.97%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (1.98%) Application Packaging
5 2 (1.98%) ITIL V3
5 2 (1.98%) MVC
5 2 (1.98%) RAD
6 1 (0.99%) CRM
6 1 (0.99%) ERP
6 1 (0.99%) Load Balancing
6 1 (0.99%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (0.99%) Web Development
6 1 (0.99%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.74%) SQL
2 16 (15.84%) PowerShell
3 10 (9.90%) C#
4 9 (8.91%) Python
5 6 (5.94%) Java
6 5 (4.95%) Ruby
7 4 (3.96%) Perl
7 4 (3.96%) VBScript
8 3 (2.97%) C
8 3 (2.97%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.97%) VB
9 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.98%) PHP
9 2 (1.98%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.98%) VB6
10 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.99%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (15.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (14.85%) MCSE
3 10 (9.90%) MCITP
3 10 (9.90%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.94%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.94%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.95%) CCNA
5 5 (4.95%) Degree
5 5 (4.95%) MCDST
6 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.97%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.97%) MCTS
7 3 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.98%) MCSA
9 1 (0.99%) CCNP
9 1 (0.99%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.99%) MCP
9 1 (0.99%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.92%) QA
1 8 (7.92%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (38.61%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.95%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.95%) vSphere
4 4 (3.96%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.97%) XenApp
6 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.98%) XenServer
7 1 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.99%) Samba
7 1 (0.99%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (6.93%) SCCM
2 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.98%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.98%) WSUS
4 1 (0.99%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.99%) Netcool
4 1 (0.99%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 27 (26.73%) Microsoft
2 25 (24.75%) Oracle
3 24 (23.76%) VMware
4 11 (10.89%) Sybase
5 9 (8.91%) Cisco
6 8 (7.92%) F5
7 5 (4.95%) Apple
7 5 (4.95%) Citrix
7 5 (4.95%) Juniper
8 4 (3.96%) Huawei
9 3 (2.97%) Becrypt
9 3 (2.97%) Lumension
9 3 (2.97%) NetApp
9 3 (2.97%) Splunk
10 2 (1.98%) iManage
10 2 (1.98%) Intel Security
10 2 (1.98%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.98%) Remedy
10 2 (1.98%) Symantec
11 1 (0.99%) arcserve
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