The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 57 33 31
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 15 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.18% 3.54% 4.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 3.77% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £213 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £142 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £258 £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £228 £230
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
Average hourly rate £12.88 £15.00 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.16% -11.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £13.32 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £85.70 £22.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.89
% change year-on-year
- -8.71%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region. 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
664 477 494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 96.65% 93.71% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 242 260
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 39 42
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.00 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Engineer across the Wales region.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer across the Wales region.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
South Wales -24 8 £150 -29.41% 3
West Wales - 2 - -
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UK

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 20 (76.92%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
3 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (26.92%) VMware
5 6 (23.08%) SCCM
6 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
6 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
6 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
6 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
7 4 (15.38%) Migration
8 3 (11.54%) R
8 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
8 3 (11.54%) Linux
8 3 (11.54%) MS Office
8 3 (11.54%) HP
9 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 2 (7.69%) ITIL
9 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
9 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
9 2 (7.69%) LAN
9 2 (7.69%) WAN
9 2 (7.69%) Cisco
9 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
9 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (7.69%) Firewall
10 1 (3.85%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (3.85%) Aruba
10 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region that cited 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) WAN
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
1 2 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) VoIP
2 1 (3.85%) Nortel Alteon
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (3.85%) RIP
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) OSPF
2 1 (3.85%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
1 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
1 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
5 3 (11.54%) Linux
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (3.85%) Coaching
3 1 (3.85%) Service Management
3 1 (3.85%) Change Management
3 1 (3.85%) Network Design
3 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) R
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
2 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) CCNP
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) CCSE
3 1 (3.85%) JNCIS
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
System Software
1 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.85%) Xen
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) VMware
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) HP
4 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.85%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.85%) Aruba
5 1 (3.85%) F5
5 1 (3.85%) Lumension
5 1 (3.85%) Apple
5 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.85%) McAfee
5 1 (3.85%) Websense
5 1 (3.85%) Radware
5 1 (3.85%) Intel
5 1 (3.85%) Nortel
5 1 (3.85%) Avaya
5 1 (3.85%) Juniper
South Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff
IntaPeople
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago