The median contractor rate for a Senior Support Engineer was £308 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Support Engineer
South East / Berkshire
Rank 95 121 132
Rank change year-on-year +26 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.27% 0.041% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.044% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £308 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £419 £200
% change year-on-year -26.56% +109.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -61.11%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1710 2270 2694
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.34% 92.43% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 1181 1374
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 73 83
Median hourly rate £15.70 £27.50 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.90% +60.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Senior Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Support Engineer in Berkshire

Senior Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Support Engineer in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Support Engineer in Berkshire

Senior Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Support Engineer in Berkshire

Senior Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Support Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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
Reading - 2 - - 1
Slough - 1 - -
Senior Support Engineer
South East

Senior Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Senior 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Senior Support Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (28.57%) Migration
4 2 (28.57%) SUSE
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec
5 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (14.29%) Apache
5 1 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL
5 1 (14.29%) Unix
5 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
5 1 (14.29%) Smart Meter
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management

Senior Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MongoDB
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Memcached
1 1 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) SUSE
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Data Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (14.29%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (14.29%) Pacemaker
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec