Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £190 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 81 42
Rank change year-on-year +4 -39 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 102 91 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.47% 2.22% 4.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.67% 2.41% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 48 93
Berkshire median daily rate £190 £255 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.42% -7.36% +23.60%
10th Percentile £118 £115 £115
90th Percentile £441 £408 £386
South East median daily rate £183 £213 £268
% change year-on-year -14.32% -20.37% +18.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 25
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -42.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.35
90th Percentile £27.00 £17.89 £21.80
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £14.12 £13.25
% change year-on-year +20.40% +6.57% -17.19%

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 3,819 3,772 4,013
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.42% 92.00% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,909 1,975 2,180
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £208 £250 £230
90th Percentile £575 £588 £564
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 135 190
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.48% - -32.71%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.55 £39.75 £42.58
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +13.89% -7.38% +9.37%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +14 52 £260 +23.81% 7
Slough -6 16 £125 -49.75%
Newbury +2 10 £315 - 5
Bracknell -18 10 £315 +20.23% 3
Maidenhead +6 7 £250 - 1
Wokingham -13 3 £210 -30.00% 2
Ascot - 3 £158 -
Windsor +1 2 £160 -
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 57 (55.88%) Windows
2 34 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 30 (29.41%) Active Directory
4 22 (21.57%) SLA
5 21 (20.59%) Windows 7
6 19 (18.63%) Office 365
7 18 (17.65%) Linux
8 15 (14.71%) Windows 10
8 15 (14.71%) Huawei
9 14 (13.73%) Telecoms
9 14 (13.73%) Windows Server
10 13 (12.75%) Firewall
10 13 (12.75%) ITIL
10 13 (12.75%) SQL
10 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (11.76%) Oracle
11 12 (11.76%) Unix
12 11 (10.78%) Cisco
12 11 (10.78%) ITSM
12 11 (10.78%) Degree
12 11 (10.78%) Security Cleared
13 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (9.80%) SCCM
13 10 (9.80%) Computer Science
14 9 (8.82%) VMware
14 9 (8.82%) MOS
14 9 (8.82%) IBM
14 9 (8.82%) Sun
14 9 (8.82%) HP
14 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure

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 (4.90%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.98%) Apache
3 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.98%) IIS
3 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (6.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (18.63%) Office 365
2 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.94%) IaaS
3 3 (2.94%) PaaS
4 2 (1.96%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.98%) G Suite
5 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.75%) Firewall
2 6 (5.88%) DNS
3 5 (4.90%) Cisco ICM
3 5 (4.90%) DHCP
3 5 (4.90%) SIGTRAN
3 5 (4.90%) Skype
3 5 (4.90%) SS7
4 4 (3.92%) LAN
5 3 (2.94%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.94%) VPN
5 3 (2.94%) WAN
5 3 (2.94%) Wireless
6 2 (1.96%) 2G
6 2 (1.96%) 3G
6 2 (1.96%) GSM
6 2 (1.96%) Network Security
6 2 (1.96%) SAN
6 2 (1.96%) UMTS
6 2 (1.96%) VoIP
6 2 (1.96%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.92%) Big Data
1 4 (3.92%) Hadoop
1 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.96%) Cosmos DB
2 2 (1.96%) Data Lake
2 2 (1.96%) HDInsight
2 2 (1.96%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.98%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (13.73%) Telecoms
2 8 (7.84%) Marketing
3 7 (6.86%) Finance
4 6 (5.88%) Mandarin Language
5 4 (3.92%) Electronics
5 4 (3.92%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.98%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.98%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.90%) VXML
2 2 (1.96%) .NET
3 1 (0.98%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.98%) CSS
3 1 (0.98%) Middleware
3 1 (0.98%) REST
3 1 (0.98%) SOAP
3 1 (0.98%) Web Services
3 1 (0.98%) WSDL
3 1 (0.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.80%) Computer Science
2 9 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.84%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (4.90%) Private Cloud
5 4 (3.92%) NHS
6 3 (2.94%) Apple TV
7 2 (1.96%) iPhone
7 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.96%) PKI
8 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.98%) Blog
8 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.98%) Optoelectronics
8 1 (0.98%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (55.88%) Windows
2 21 (20.59%) Windows 7
3 18 (17.65%) Linux
4 15 (14.71%) Windows 10
5 14 (13.73%) Windows Server
6 12 (11.76%) Unix
7 10 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (5.88%) Windows 8
10 5 (4.90%) Windows XP
11 4 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (2.94%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.96%) CentOS
13 2 (1.96%) Solaris
14 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.98%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.75%) ITIL
2 11 (10.78%) ITSM
3 6 (5.88%) Migration
3 6 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 5 (4.90%) Cisco ICM Scripting
4 5 (4.90%) Service Management
5 4 (3.92%) Asset Management
5 4 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (3.92%) Line Management
5 4 (3.92%) Programme Management
5 4 (3.92%) Software Asset Management
6 3 (2.94%) Application Packaging
6 3 (2.94%) Break/Fix
6 3 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (2.94%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.94%) Time Management
7 2 (1.96%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (1.96%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.75%) SQL
2 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.92%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.92%) VBScript
4 3 (2.94%) Java
4 3 (2.94%) Python
4 3 (2.94%) VB
5 2 (1.96%) C
5 2 (1.96%) C#
5 2 (1.96%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.96%) R
5 2 (1.96%) Scala
5 2 (1.96%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.98%) Perl
6 1 (0.98%) PHP
6 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (10.78%) Degree
2 11 (10.78%) Security Cleared
3 9 (8.82%) MOS
4 8 (7.84%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.90%) MCDST
6 3 (2.94%) MCSE
7 2 (1.96%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.96%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.98%) CCIE
8 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.98%) MCITP
8 1 (0.98%) MCP
8 1 (0.98%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (21.57%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.96%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (1.96%) XenApp
4 1 (0.98%) NFS
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (0.98%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (9.80%) SCCM
2 5 (4.90%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.98%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.98%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (14.71%) Huawei
3 12 (11.76%) Oracle
4 11 (10.78%) Cisco
5 9 (8.82%) HP
5 9 (8.82%) IBM
5 9 (8.82%) Sun
5 9 (8.82%) VMware
6 6 (5.88%) Apple
7 5 (4.90%) Alibaba
8 4 (3.92%) Citrix
8 4 (3.92%) SAP
9 3 (2.94%) Yealink
10 2 (1.96%) Hitachi
10 2 (1.96%) Ivanti
10 2 (1.96%) McAfee
10 2 (1.96%) Veeam
11 1 (0.98%) Proofpoint
11 1 (0.98%) SonicWALL
11 1 (0.98%) Twitter