The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £260 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Support Engineer
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 23 60
Rank change year-on-year -35 +37  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 41 146 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.23% 6.28% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.43% 6.76% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 64 7
Median daily rate £260 £350 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.85% +89.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £173 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £283
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -27.27% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -41.99%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £15.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year -8.12% -7.64%  

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 1685 2159 2273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.73% 92.82% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 1152 1143
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 95 93
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -30.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £26.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 -12 18 £311 -17.00% 9
Bracknell -14 9 £245 +108.08% 2
Slough -5 4 £350 -6.66% 1
Maidenhead - 1 - - 2
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 51 (58.62%) Windows
2 31 (35.63%) Active Directory
3 23 (26.44%) HP
4 22 (25.29%) Windows 7
5 21 (24.14%) Microsoft
6 20 (22.99%) Linux
7 19 (21.84%) Security Cleared
8 18 (20.69%) VMware
9 17 (19.54%) Cisco
10 16 (18.39%) ITIL
10 16 (18.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (17.24%) Windows Server
12 13 (14.94%) SQL
13 12 (13.79%) Unix
14 11 (12.64%) DNS
14 11 (12.64%) Windows 10
15 10 (11.49%) DHCP
15 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
15 10 (11.49%) MS Exchange
15 10 (11.49%) Migration
15 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared
16 9 (10.34%) DV Cleared
16 9 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (10.34%) Firewall
16 9 (10.34%) SLA
17 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (9.20%) LAN
17 8 (9.20%) Oracle
17 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Office
17 8 (9.20%) Cisco Certification

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 10 (11.49%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.60%) Apache
3 4 (4.60%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.45%) CMS
4 3 (3.45%) Drupal
4 3 (3.45%) JBoss
4 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.45%) WordPress
5 2 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.30%) IIS
5 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.15%) Confluence
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) Office 365
2 3 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.30%) IaaS
4 1 (1.15%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.64%) DNS
2 10 (11.49%) DHCP
3 9 (10.34%) Firewall
4 8 (9.20%) LAN
5 5 (5.75%) 3G
5 5 (5.75%) 4G
5 5 (5.75%) Internet
5 5 (5.75%) LTE
5 5 (5.75%) Skype
5 5 (5.75%) VPN
6 4 (4.60%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (4.60%) Diameter Protocol
6 4 (4.60%) ISUP
6 4 (4.60%) Megaco
6 4 (4.60%) MGW
6 4 (4.60%) WAN
7 3 (3.45%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (3.45%) IMAP
7 3 (3.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.60%) MySQL
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.30%) EDRMS
4 2 (2.30%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.15%) MS Access
5 1 (1.15%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.15%) JIRA
2 1 (1.15%) Subversion
General
1 6 (6.90%) Back Office
2 5 (5.75%) Finance
3 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.30%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Billing
5 1 (1.15%) Electronics
5 1 (1.15%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) JSON
1 3 (3.45%) YAML
2 2 (2.30%) Flash
2 2 (2.30%) Java EE
2 2 (2.30%) Memcached
2 2 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.15%) LAMP
3 1 (1.15%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.15%) Middleware
3 1 (1.15%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.45%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.30%) AS400
3 2 (2.30%) Clustering
3 2 (2.30%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.30%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.30%) FlexPod
3 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.30%) NHS
3 2 (2.30%) Smart Meter
3 2 (2.30%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.15%) Handset
4 1 (1.15%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.15%) Replication
4 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (58.62%) Windows
2 22 (25.29%) Windows 7
3 20 (22.99%) Linux
4 16 (18.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (17.24%) Windows Server
6 12 (13.79%) Unix
7 11 (12.64%) Windows 10
8 8 (9.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (8.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (6.90%) Windows 8
11 5 (5.75%) SUSE
12 4 (4.60%) Windows XP
13 3 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (3.45%) Solaris
14 2 (2.30%) AIX
14 2 (2.30%) Android
14 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
14 2 (2.30%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
15 1 (1.15%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) ITIL
2 10 (11.49%) Migration
3 8 (9.20%) Problem Management
4 7 (8.05%) Service Delivery
5 6 (6.90%) High Availability
6 5 (5.75%) Service Management
7 4 (4.60%) Adaptive Security
7 4 (4.60%) Change Management
7 4 (4.60%) Data Migration
7 4 (4.60%) Integration Testing
7 4 (4.60%) Network Management
7 4 (4.60%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.45%) Break/Fix
8 3 (3.45%) Change Control
8 3 (3.45%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (3.45%) DevOps
8 3 (3.45%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.45%) Validation
9 2 (2.30%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.30%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.94%) SQL
2 7 (8.05%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.90%) Java
4 5 (5.75%) Python
5 4 (4.60%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.15%) PHP
6 1 (1.15%) Ruby
6 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (21.84%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.49%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.34%) DV Cleared
4 8 (9.20%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (6.90%) CCNP
6 4 (4.60%) HNC
6 4 (4.60%) HND
6 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.45%) CCIP
7 3 (3.45%) CCNA
7 3 (3.45%) MCP
7 3 (3.45%) MCSE
8 2 (2.30%) Degree
8 2 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.30%) NCDA
9 1 (1.15%) BC Cleared
9 1 (1.15%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.15%) Master's Degree
9 1 (1.15%) MCTS
9 1 (1.15%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.34%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.30%) GDPR
2 2 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (35.63%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.05%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.30%) Corosync
4 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.30%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.15%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.15%) KVM
5 1 (1.15%) vSphere
5 1 (1.15%) Xen
5 1 (1.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Ansible
2 5 (5.75%) Puppet
2 5 (5.75%) SCCM
3 4 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.60%) SCOM
4 3 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.30%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (2.30%) Pacemaker
5 2 (2.30%) SCSM
5 2 (2.30%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.15%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.15%) Unicenter
6 1 (1.15%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.15%) WSUS
6 1 (1.15%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (26.44%) HP
2 21 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 18 (20.69%) VMware
4 17 (19.54%) Cisco
5 8 (9.20%) Oracle
6 6 (6.90%) Red Hat
7 5 (5.75%) NetApp
8 4 (4.60%) F5
8 4 (4.60%) Nokia
8 4 (4.60%) Nokia Networks
9 3 (3.45%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.45%) IBM
9 3 (3.45%) Meridio
9 3 (3.45%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.45%) Sun
10 2 (2.30%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.30%) Symantec
10 2 (2.30%) Veeam
11 1 (1.15%) Extreme Networks
11 1 (1.15%) MobileIron
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
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Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Volt
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