The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
South East / Berkshire
Rank 54 29 48
Rank change year-on-year -25 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 45 135 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.48% 5.49% 3.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 5.93% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 80 32
Median daily rate £288 £338 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.81% +25.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £145 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £382 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 19
Median hourly rate £16.60 £55.65 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.17% +237.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.58 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.58%  

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 1690 2278 2765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.32% 92.56% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 782 1177 1420
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
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 88 73 85
Median hourly rate £16.10 £26.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.24% +51.42%  
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%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Berkshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Berkshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Berkshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Berkshire

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 Support Engineer in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Berkshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Berkshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in Berkshire

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 Support Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 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 -23 16 £195 -44.28% 9
Bracknell -11 7 £178 -29.70% 3
Slough +2 5 - - 2
Wokingham 0 1 £250 - 1
Maidenhead -5 1 - -
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 50 (57.47%) Windows
2 27 (31.03%) Active Directory
3 24 (27.59%) VMware
4 21 (24.14%) Microsoft
4 21 (24.14%) Windows Server
5 18 (20.69%) DNS
6 15 (17.24%) SQL
6 15 (17.24%) MS Exchange
6 15 (17.24%) Windows 7
6 15 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (16.09%) HP
8 13 (14.94%) Java
9 12 (13.79%) MS Office
9 12 (13.79%) Linux
10 11 (12.64%) Cisco
10 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (11.49%) ITIL
11 10 (11.49%) DHCP
11 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
12 9 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (10.34%) Oracle
12 9 (10.34%) Solaris
13 8 (9.20%) Unix
13 8 (9.20%) Firewall
13 8 (9.20%) Windows 10
14 7 (8.05%) Performance Monitoring
14 7 (8.05%) Incident Management
14 7 (8.05%) LAN
14 7 (8.05%) SLA
14 7 (8.05%) TCP/IP

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 15 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.45%) Apache
5 3 (3.45%) CMS
5 3 (3.45%) Drupal
5 3 (3.45%) JBoss
5 3 (3.45%) WordPress
6 2 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.30%) IIS
7 1 (1.15%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (13.79%) MS Office
2 6 (6.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.90%) Office 365
2 3 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.15%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.69%) DNS
2 10 (11.49%) DHCP
3 8 (9.20%) Firewall
4 7 (8.05%) LAN
4 7 (8.05%) TCP/IP
5 6 (6.90%) LDAP
6 3 (3.45%) BGP
6 3 (3.45%) IMAP
6 3 (3.45%) MPLS
6 3 (3.45%) OSPF
6 3 (3.45%) SMTP
7 2 (2.30%) Broadband
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.30%) ICMP
7 2 (2.30%) Internet
7 2 (2.30%) Intranet
7 2 (2.30%) SNMP
7 2 (2.30%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) MySQL
3 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.30%) EDRMS
3 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.15%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (6.90%) Back Office
2 4 (4.60%) Finance
2 4 (4.60%) Front Office
2 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Advertising
4 1 (1.15%) Billing
4 1 (1.15%) Electronics
4 1 (1.15%) Law
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
4 1 (1.15%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) Flash
1 3 (3.45%) JSON
1 3 (3.45%) YAML
2 2 (2.30%) Java EE
2 2 (2.30%) Memcached
2 2 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.15%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.45%) Clustering
2 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.30%) AS400
3 2 (2.30%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.30%) FlexPod
3 2 (2.30%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.15%) Handset
4 1 (1.15%) Replication
4 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (57.47%) Windows
2 21 (24.14%) Windows Server
3 15 (17.24%) Windows 7
3 15 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (13.79%) Linux
5 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (10.34%) Solaris
7 8 (9.20%) Unix
7 8 (9.20%) Windows 10
8 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (5.75%) SUSE
10 3 (3.45%) Android
10 3 (3.45%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.45%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.30%) AIX
11 2 (2.30%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (2.30%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.30%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.49%) ITIL
2 7 (8.05%) Incident Management
2 7 (8.05%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (6.90%) Change Management
4 5 (5.75%) Capacity Management
4 5 (5.75%) Configuration Management
4 5 (5.75%) Fault Management
4 5 (5.75%) Functional Testing
4 5 (5.75%) Migration
4 5 (5.75%) Problem Management
5 4 (4.60%) Data Migration
5 4 (4.60%) People Management
5 4 (4.60%) Statistics
5 4 (4.60%) Validation
6 3 (3.45%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (3.45%) CRM
6 3 (3.45%) DevOps
6 3 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.30%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.30%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.24%) SQL
2 13 (14.94%) Java
3 6 (6.90%) PowerShell
4 5 (5.75%) Python
5 3 (3.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.45%) CCIP
3 3 (3.45%) CCNP
3 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.45%) DBS Check
3 3 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.30%) CCNA
4 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.30%) NCDA
5 1 (1.15%) Avaya Certification
5 1 (1.15%) Degree
5 1 (1.15%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.05%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.30%) GDPR
2 2 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.45%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.30%) Corosync
5 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.15%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.75%) Ansible
1 5 (5.75%) Puppet
2 4 (4.60%) SCCM
3 3 (3.45%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.30%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.30%) Pacemaker
4 2 (2.30%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.15%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.15%) Netcool
5 1 (1.15%) SCOM
5 1 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.15%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 24 (27.59%) VMware
2 21 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 14 (16.09%) HP
4 11 (12.64%) Cisco
5 9 (10.34%) Oracle
6 6 (6.90%) NetApp
6 6 (6.90%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.75%) Citrix
8 4 (4.60%) Huawei
9 3 (3.45%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.45%) IBM
9 3 (3.45%) Meridio
9 3 (3.45%) Remedy
9 3 (3.45%) ServiceNow
9 3 (3.45%) Sun
10 2 (2.30%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (2.30%) Intel Security
10 2 (2.30%) Juniper
10 2 (2.30%) Symantec
11 1 (1.15%) Genesys
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