Period
to 17 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £210 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 February 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 65 43
Rank change year-on-year -29 -22 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 77 107 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.93% 2.69% 3.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 2.88% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 54 106
Berkshire median daily rate £210 £275 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.64% +6.80% -6.36%
10th Percentile £129 £165 £148
90th Percentile £439 £352 £387
South East median daily rate £186 £200 £238
% change year-on-year -7.25% -15.79% -12.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 27
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.11 £14.20 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.54% -34.11% +28.66%
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £14.63 £16.00
% change year-on-year +18.80% -8.59% -0.99%

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 3,654 3,713 4,593
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.69% 93.17% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,952 1,925 2,418
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £260 £225 £233
90th Percentile £587 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 182 234
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -24.05% +16.18%
10th Percentile £10.57 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.60 £50.00 £55.39
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% -10.23% +20.64%

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 17 February 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
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 17 February 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 -18 17 £200 +2.56% 18
Bracknell -2 13 £205 +5.13% 3
Windsor - 13 £155 -
Maidenhead +7 12 £210 - 5
Slough -5 6 £200 -13.04% 4
Wokingham +6 3 £275 +10.00% 3
Newbury -27 2 £273 -0.91% 3
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 53 (68.83%) Windows
2 37 (48.05%) Active Directory
3 22 (28.57%) Office 365
4 21 (27.27%) Windows 10
4 21 (27.27%) Cisco
5 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
5 20 (25.97%) Windows Server
6 16 (20.78%) Windows 7
7 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (11.69%) Driving Licence
8 9 (11.69%) Migration
9 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
9 8 (10.39%) SQL
9 8 (10.39%) Linux
10 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
10 7 (9.09%) ITIL
10 7 (9.09%) SLA
11 6 (7.79%) Firewall
11 6 (7.79%) Java
11 6 (7.79%) WAN
11 6 (7.79%) LAN
11 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (6.49%) ServiceNow
12 5 (6.49%) SCCM
12 5 (6.49%) SCOM
12 5 (6.49%) Retail
12 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
12 5 (6.49%) SolarWinds
12 5 (6.49%) DV Cleared

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 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) Documentum
2 1 (1.30%) IBM Domino
2 1 (1.30%) PowerExchange
2 1 (1.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) BusinessWare
Cloud Services
1 22 (28.57%) Office 365
2 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.90%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.30%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (1.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.79%) Firewall
1 6 (7.79%) LAN
1 6 (7.79%) WAN
2 5 (6.49%) DNS
2 5 (6.49%) VPN
3 4 (5.19%) Cisco ISE
3 4 (5.19%) DHCP
3 4 (5.19%) Skype
4 3 (3.90%) SAN
5 2 (2.60%) SMS
5 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.30%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.30%) FTP
6 1 (1.30%) MPLS
6 1 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.30%) SNMP
6 1 (1.30%) SS7
6 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.30%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.60%) Big Data
2 2 (2.60%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.30%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (1.30%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.30%) HDInsight
3 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.30%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (10.39%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.49%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.49%) Retail
3 3 (3.90%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Marketing
5 1 (1.30%) Automotive
5 1 (1.30%) Electronics
5 1 (1.30%) Finance
5 1 (1.30%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.60%) CSS
2 1 (1.30%) LDAP
2 1 (1.30%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Driving Licence
2 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (2.60%) Blog
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) FMCG
4 1 (1.30%) iPhone
4 1 (1.30%) NHS
4 1 (1.30%) Replication
4 1 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (68.83%) Windows
2 21 (27.27%) Windows 10
3 20 (25.97%) Windows Server
4 16 (20.78%) Windows 7
5 8 (10.39%) Linux
6 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.19%) AIX
7 4 (5.19%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.30%) Android
10 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.69%) Migration
2 7 (9.09%) ITIL
3 5 (6.49%) ETL
4 4 (5.19%) Data Management
4 4 (5.19%) Data Mapping
4 4 (5.19%) Network Management
4 4 (5.19%) Project Management
5 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (3.90%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.90%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (3.90%) Project Planning
5 3 (3.90%) Service Delivery
5 3 (3.90%) Test Automation
6 2 (2.60%) Analytics
6 2 (2.60%) Open Source
6 2 (2.60%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.60%) Time Management
7 1 (1.30%) Coaching
7 1 (1.30%) DevOps
7 1 (1.30%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.39%) SQL
2 6 (7.79%) Java
3 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.60%) C#
4 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.60%) Python
4 2 (2.60%) R
4 2 (2.60%) Scala
5 1 (1.30%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.49%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.90%) Degree
5 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.60%) MCSE
5 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.30%) CCA
6 1 (1.30%) CCNP
6 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.30%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.30%) MCDST
6 1 (1.30%) MCP
6 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (48.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.90%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.90%) vSphere
3 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.30%) XenApp
3 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) SCCM
1 5 (6.49%) SCOM
2 3 (3.90%) MOM
3 2 (2.60%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.60%) WSUS
4 1 (1.30%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.30%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (1.30%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.30%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.30%) SCSM
4 1 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 21 (27.27%) Cisco
2 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.49%) Citrix
3 5 (6.49%) Oracle
3 5 (6.49%) ServiceNow
3 5 (6.49%) SolarWinds
3 5 (6.49%) VMware
4 4 (5.19%) Ab Initio
4 4 (5.19%) HP
4 4 (5.19%) Vitria
4 4 (5.19%) webMethods
5 2 (2.60%) EMC
5 2 (2.60%) Veeam
6 1 (1.30%) Brocade
6 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.30%) F5
6 1 (1.30%) Lumension
6 1 (1.30%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (1.30%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.30%) Wonderware