Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £210 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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.

Support Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 67 27
Rank change year-on-year -8 -40 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 101 89 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.59% 2.32% 5.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.77% 2.51% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 46 135
Berkshire median daily rate £210 £252 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.75% -25.81% +33.33%
10th Percentile £118 £117 £140
90th Percentile £449 £425 £395
South East median daily rate £200 £235 £275
% change year-on-year -14.89% -14.55% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 24 36
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.11 £14.35 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.20% +14.80% -42.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.13
90th Percentile £37.50 £19.99 £21.33
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £13.60 £15.00
% change year-on-year +28.68% -9.33% -9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,646 3,543 4,367
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.44% 92.48% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,898 1,744 2,308
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.24%
10th Percentile £229 £243 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 152 170
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -30.00%
10th Percentile £11.02 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.68 £39.75 £31.28
South East median hourly rate £18.95 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.61% -11.15% +14.29%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +9 49 £220 -22.72% 5
Slough -3 16 £128 -48.54% 1
Bracknell -10 12 £149 -41.03% 4
Maidenhead -1 6 £250 -
Newbury -4 5 £225 - 1
Wokingham -12 1 £130 -56.67%
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 48 (47.52%) Windows
2 35 (34.65%) Active Directory
3 26 (25.74%) Linux
4 22 (21.78%) SLA
4 22 (21.78%) Office 365
5 19 (18.81%) Microsoft
6 18 (17.82%) HP
6 18 (17.82%) Telecoms
6 18 (17.82%) Windows 7
6 18 (17.82%) Windows Server
7 17 (16.83%) Huawei
8 16 (15.84%) Firewall
8 16 (15.84%) Oracle
9 15 (14.85%) Degree
10 14 (13.86%) Unix
11 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (10.89%) Computer Science
12 11 (10.89%) Data Centre
13 10 (9.90%) Windows 10
13 10 (9.90%) ITSM
13 10 (9.90%) SQL
13 10 (9.90%) Cisco
13 10 (9.90%) IBM
14 9 (8.91%) SCCM
14 9 (8.91%) MOS
14 9 (8.91%) Sun
14 9 (8.91%) DNS
14 9 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (7.92%) ITIL
16 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Office

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 5 (4.95%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.96%) Skype for Business
3 3 (2.97%) Apache
4 2 (1.98%) IIS
5 1 (0.99%) Confluence
5 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.99%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.99%) JBoss
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (6.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 22 (21.78%) Office 365
2 12 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.95%) IaaS
4 3 (2.97%) PaaS
5 2 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.99%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.84%) Firewall
2 9 (8.91%) DNS
3 6 (5.94%) Skype
4 5 (4.95%) DHCP
4 5 (4.95%) Wireshark
5 4 (3.96%) VPN
6 3 (2.97%) DWDM
6 3 (2.97%) Internet
6 3 (2.97%) LAN
6 3 (2.97%) Network Security
6 3 (2.97%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.97%) WAN
7 2 (1.98%) SAN
7 2 (1.98%) VoIP
8 1 (0.99%) HTTP
8 1 (0.99%) IPsec
8 1 (0.99%) MPLS
8 1 (0.99%) SSH
8 1 (0.99%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.99%) Big Data
3 1 (0.99%) DB2
3 1 (0.99%) DTS
3 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.99%) Hudson
2 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.99%) JIRA
2 1 (0.99%) Subversion
General
1 18 (17.82%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.93%) Finance
3 6 (5.94%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.98%) Electronics
4 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.98%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) .NET
1 2 (1.98%) Memcached
1 2 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.99%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Computer Science
1 11 (10.89%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.94%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.97%) Apple TV
3 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.97%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.98%) Clustering
4 2 (1.98%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.98%) NHS
4 2 (1.98%) PKI
4 2 (1.98%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.99%) Blog
5 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.99%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.99%) Optoelectronics
5 1 (0.99%) Replication
5 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 48 (47.52%) Windows
2 26 (25.74%) Linux
3 18 (17.82%) Windows 7
3 18 (17.82%) Windows Server
4 14 (13.86%) Unix
5 10 (9.90%) Windows 10
6 7 (6.93%) Windows 8
7 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.96%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.97%) Mac OS
9 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.98%) Android
10 2 (1.98%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.98%) Solaris
10 2 (1.98%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.99%) CentOS
11 1 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (9.90%) ITSM
2 9 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (7.92%) ITIL
4 6 (5.94%) Migration
5 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (4.95%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (4.95%) Service Management
6 4 (3.96%) Configuration Management
6 4 (3.96%) Decision-Making
6 4 (3.96%) Line Management
6 4 (3.96%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (3.96%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (3.96%) Time Management
7 3 (2.97%) Application Packaging
7 3 (2.97%) Asset Management
7 3 (2.97%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.97%) Performance Management
7 3 (2.97%) Project Management
7 3 (2.97%) Security Management
7 3 (2.97%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.90%) SQL
2 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.96%) Python
2 4 (3.96%) VBScript
3 3 (2.97%) VB
4 2 (1.98%) C
4 2 (1.98%) Java
4 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.98%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.98%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.99%) C#
5 1 (0.99%) Perl
5 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (14.85%) Degree
2 9 (8.91%) MOS
3 7 (6.93%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.97%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.98%) MCDST
7 2 (1.98%) MCSE
8 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.99%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.99%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.99%) LPIC
8 1 (0.99%) MCITP
8 1 (0.99%) MCTS
8 1 (0.99%) OCA
8 1 (0.99%) OCP
8 1 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.99%) RHCA
8 1 (0.99%) RHCE
8 1 (0.99%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (21.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (34.65%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.94%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.96%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.98%) Corosync
5 2 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.98%) XenApp
6 1 (0.99%) NFS
6 1 (0.99%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) SCCM
2 5 (4.95%) HP ALM
3 4 (3.96%) Puppet
3 4 (3.96%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.97%) Ansible
4 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.98%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.98%) Pacemaker
5 2 (1.98%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.99%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.99%) SCOM
6 1 (0.99%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.99%) Terraform
Vendors
1 19 (18.81%) Microsoft
2 18 (17.82%) HP
3 17 (16.83%) Huawei
4 16 (15.84%) Oracle
5 10 (9.90%) Cisco
5 10 (9.90%) IBM
6 9 (8.91%) Sun
7 6 (5.94%) VMware
8 5 (4.95%) Citrix
9 3 (2.97%) Alibaba
9 3 (2.97%) Apple
9 3 (2.97%) BT
9 3 (2.97%) NetApp
9 3 (2.97%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.97%) Yealink
10 2 (1.98%) EMC
10 2 (1.98%) Hitachi
10 2 (1.98%) Ivanti
10 2 (1.98%) McAfee
10 2 (1.98%) Twitter