The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 17 33 41
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 28 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 7.49% 2.54% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.87% 2.60% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 3
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£128 £175 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.14% -32.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £175 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £175 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £228 £245
% change year-on-year
-9.34% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £162.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% -86.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Support Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex 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
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
356 384 561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 95.19% 97.71% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 252 359
Average daily rate £313 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 38 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% -38.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £12.44 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.98 £45.00 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Crawley +17 12 £570 +225.71% 3
Gatwick - 5 £158 -
Horsham +1 2 £120 -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Haywards Heath - - - -
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 30 (65.22%) MS Office
2 27 (58.70%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
3 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (26.09%) MS Excel
5 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
6 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (21.74%) Windows XP
8 9 (19.57%) Cisco
8 9 (19.57%) ITIL
8 9 (19.57%) Windows 7
9 8 (17.39%) Citrix
10 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
10 7 (15.22%) SQL
10 7 (15.22%) QA
11 6 (13.04%) VB6
11 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (13.04%) VMware
11 6 (13.04%) Quality Management
11 6 (13.04%) VB
11 6 (13.04%) MCP
12 5 (10.87%) Linux
12 5 (10.87%) MCSE
12 5 (10.87%) MCSA
12 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
12 5 (10.87%) Blackberry
12 5 (10.87%) Internet
12 5 (10.87%) Mac OS X

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.35%) Lync
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.17%) Apache
4 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.17%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 30 (65.22%) MS Office
2 12 (26.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
1 5 (10.87%) Internet
2 4 (8.70%) Firewall
2 4 (8.70%) VoIP
3 3 (6.52%) LAN
4 2 (4.35%) WAN
4 2 (4.35%) Network Security
5 1 (2.17%) LDAP
5 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (2.17%) PBX
5 1 (2.17%) VPN
5 1 (2.17%) SAN
5 1 (2.17%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Introscope
General
1 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
1 1 (2.17%) Finance
1 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.17%) Open Source
3 1 (2.17%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.17%) IVR
3 1 (2.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 27 (58.70%) Windows
2 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (21.74%) Windows XP
5 9 (19.57%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.87%) Mac OS X
6 5 (10.87%) Linux
7 4 (8.70%) Windows Vista
7 4 (8.70%) Mac OS
8 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.17%) UNIX
9 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) ITIL
2 6 (13.04%) Quality Management
2 6 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (2.17%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (2.17%) Release Management
3 1 (2.17%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) VB
2 6 (13.04%) VB6
3 4 (8.70%) C
4 1 (2.17%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) Perl
4 1 (2.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (13.04%) MCP
3 5 (10.87%) MCSE
3 5 (10.87%) MCSA
3 5 (10.87%) MCTS
3 5 (10.87%) MCITP
4 2 (4.35%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) vSphere
3 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.17%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.57%) Cisco
3 8 (17.39%) Citrix
4 6 (13.04%) VMware
5 2 (4.35%) Symantec
5 2 (4.35%) Kaseya
6 1 (2.17%) Mitel
6 1 (2.17%) Avaya
6 1 (2.17%) Juniper
6 1 (2.17%) CA
6 1 (2.17%) JBoss
6 1 (2.17%) HP
6 1 (2.17%) Dell