Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £255 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 41 48
Rank change year-on-year -46 +7 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 86 173 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.12% 4.03% 3.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 4.38% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 89 75
Berkshire median daily rate £255 £275 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.27% +25.00% -26.67%
10th Percentile £115 £115 £144
90th Percentile £415 £388 £396
South East median daily rate £213 £263 £225
% change year-on-year -19.05% +16.67% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 32
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -42.00% +41.31%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.30 £12.50
90th Percentile £17.50 £22.40 £43.17
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75% -

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 3733 3954 4673
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.06% 92.17% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1982 2134 2524
Berkshire median daily rate £419 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.75% +0.63% +6.00%
10th Percentile £250 £226 £218
90th Percentile £588 £568 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 186 249
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.71% +24.03%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.20 £45.75 £45.74
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.38% +2.29% +18.75%

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 25 November 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
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 25 November 2017. 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 -20 28 £205 +7.19% 2
Bracknell -6 21 £269 +133.91%
Slough -4 13 £249 -26.30% 1
Windsor - 5 - -
Maidenhead -4 4 - -
Wokingham - 3 £300 - 1
Newbury -28 2 - - 1
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 58 (67.44%) Windows
2 38 (44.19%) Active Directory
3 27 (31.40%) Microsoft
4 21 (24.42%) Windows 7
5 20 (23.26%) Windows 10
6 18 (20.93%) Cisco
7 17 (19.77%) VMware
8 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (17.44%) SQL
9 14 (16.28%) Firewall
9 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
9 14 (16.28%) Windows Server
9 14 (16.28%) Office 365
10 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (15.12%) ITIL
11 11 (12.79%) SC Cleared
12 10 (11.63%) SCCM
12 10 (11.63%) SCOM
12 10 (11.63%) SolarWinds
12 10 (11.63%) Telecoms
12 10 (11.63%) DNS
12 10 (11.63%) DHCP
12 10 (11.63%) HP
13 9 (10.47%) VPN
13 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
13 9 (10.47%) Migration
13 9 (10.47%) Network Management
14 7 (8.14%) vSphere
14 7 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (8.14%) 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 (5.81%) MS Exchange
1 5 (5.81%) Skype for Business
2 4 (4.65%) IIS
3 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.49%) PowerExchange
3 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.16%) Apache
4 1 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.16%) Confluence
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.28%) Office 365
2 3 (3.49%) IaaS
3 2 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.28%) Firewall
2 10 (11.63%) DHCP
2 10 (11.63%) DNS
3 9 (10.47%) VPN
4 7 (8.14%) LAN
5 6 (6.98%) SAN
5 6 (6.98%) TCP/IP
5 6 (6.98%) WAN
6 5 (5.81%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (4.65%) Wireless
8 3 (3.49%) FTP
8 3 (3.49%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (3.49%) Skype
8 3 (3.49%) SMS
9 2 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (2.33%) Internet
9 2 (2.33%) LTE
9 2 (2.33%) Network Security
9 2 (2.33%) SMTP
9 2 (2.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.49%) PowerCenter
4 2 (2.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.16%) MySQL
5 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.16%) Power BI
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.16%) JIRA
1 1 (1.16%) Subversion
General
1 10 (11.63%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.65%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.65%) Publishing
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.33%) Marketing
3 2 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Automotive
4 1 (1.16%) Back Office
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) HTML
2 4 (4.65%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.16%) LAMP
3 1 (1.16%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.16%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) iPhone
2 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.65%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.65%) PKI
2 4 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (3.49%) Replication
4 2 (2.33%) Clustering
4 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.33%) iPad
4 2 (2.33%) NHS
4 2 (2.33%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.33%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.16%) CMDB
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.16%) FMCG
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 58 (67.44%) Windows
2 21 (24.42%) Windows 7
3 20 (23.26%) Windows 10
4 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (16.28%) Windows Server
6 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (8.14%) Linux
8 5 (5.81%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.81%) Windows XP
9 4 (4.65%) Android
10 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.33%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.16%) Solaris
11 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.16%) Unix
11 1 (1.16%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.12%) ITIL
2 9 (10.47%) Migration
2 9 (10.47%) Network Management
3 5 (5.81%) Load Balancing
3 5 (5.81%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (4.65%) DevOps
4 4 (4.65%) Incident Management
4 4 (4.65%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (3.49%) Asset Management
5 3 (3.49%) Change Management
5 3 (3.49%) Data Integration
5 3 (3.49%) ETL
5 3 (3.49%) High Availability
5 3 (3.49%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (3.49%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.49%) Time Management
6 2 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.33%) Service Management
6 2 (2.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.44%) SQL
2 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.16%) C
3 1 (1.16%) C++
3 1 (1.16%) Java
3 1 (1.16%) Perl
3 1 (1.16%) PHP
3 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.79%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.81%) Degree
4 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.65%) CCNA
5 4 (4.65%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.49%) CCNP
7 2 (2.33%) CCENT
7 2 (2.33%) MCSA
7 2 (2.33%) MCSE
8 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.16%) CCIE
8 1 (1.16%) CCIP
8 1 (1.16%) HNC
8 1 (1.16%) HND
8 1 (1.16%) MCITP
8 1 (1.16%) MCP
8 1 (1.16%) MCTS
8 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) HIPAA
System Software
1 38 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.14%) vSphere
3 6 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.65%) BitLocker
4 4 (4.65%) VMware Server
5 3 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.16%) KVM
7 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.16%) Xen
7 1 (1.16%) XenApp
7 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (11.63%) SCCM
1 10 (11.63%) SCOM
2 7 (8.14%) SCSM
3 6 (6.98%) WSUS
4 4 (4.65%) SCVMM
5 3 (3.49%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.33%) MOM
6 2 (2.33%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.16%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.16%) Nagios
7 1 (1.16%) Nmap
7 1 (1.16%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.16%) Puppet
7 1 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (31.40%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.93%) Cisco
3 17 (19.77%) VMware
4 10 (11.63%) HP
4 10 (11.63%) SolarWinds
5 6 (6.98%) Citrix
6 5 (5.81%) F5
6 5 (5.81%) ServiceNow
7 4 (4.65%) Oracle
7 4 (4.65%) Veeam
8 3 (3.49%) Dell
8 3 (3.49%) Informatica
9 2 (2.33%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (2.33%) IBM
9 2 (2.33%) Juniper
9 2 (2.33%) Kaspersky
9 2 (2.33%) Nokia
10 1 (1.16%) Blue Coat
10 1 (1.16%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.16%) Wonderware