Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £170 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 18 January 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 57 60
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 54 44 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.84% 2.82% 2.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.00% 2.97% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 15
Bristol median daily rate £170 £145 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% +13.73% -13.56%
10th Percentile £131 £106 £110
90th Percentile £263 £341 £209
South West median daily rate £170 £140 £155
% change year-on-year +21.43% -9.68% -31.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 13
Bristol median hourly rate £14.00 £22.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +25.71% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.05 £14.10 £13.15
90th Percentile £17.50 £24.75 £24.60
South West median hourly rate £14.00 £21.13 £15.63
% change year-on-year -33.73% +35.20% +7.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1,802 1,483 1,584
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 94.94% 96.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,190 1,016 1,155
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £225 £226 £246
90th Percentile £525 £550 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 79 85
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +32.43% +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.55 £12.20
90th Percentile £57.88 £49.05 £45.10
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -11.29% +55.00%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Bristol

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Support Engineer in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Bristol

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Bristol over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Bristol

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Bristol region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 41 (75.93%) Windows
2 24 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 23 (42.59%) Active Directory
4 16 (29.63%) Windows 10
5 12 (22.22%) SCCM
5 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
6 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
7 10 (18.52%) Cisco
8 7 (12.96%) Windows Vista
8 7 (12.96%) Office 365
9 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
10 5 (9.26%) LAN
10 5 (9.26%) WAN
11 4 (7.41%) ITIL
11 4 (7.41%) McAfee
11 4 (7.41%) Internet
11 4 (7.41%) Wireless
11 4 (7.41%) Cisco Wireless
11 4 (7.41%) Windows 8
12 3 (5.56%) ServiceNow
12 3 (5.56%) DBS Check
12 3 (5.56%) Driving Licence
12 3 (5.56%) VMware
12 3 (5.56%) CWNA
12 3 (5.56%) NetBackup
12 3 (5.56%) Migration
12 3 (5.56%) HP
12 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
12 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (3.70%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) Office 365
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.26%) LAN
1 5 (9.26%) WAN
2 4 (7.41%) Cisco Wireless
2 4 (7.41%) Internet
2 4 (7.41%) Wireless
3 3 (5.56%) DNS
3 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.70%) Firewall
4 2 (3.70%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.85%) MPLS
5 1 (1.85%) Skype
5 1 (1.85%) VPN
General
1 2 (3.70%) Finance
1 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.70%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.70%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (3.70%) Replication
2 2 (3.70%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.85%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 41 (75.93%) Windows
2 24 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 16 (29.63%) Windows 10
4 7 (12.96%) Windows Vista
5 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 4 (7.41%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.85%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (7.41%) ITIL
2 3 (5.56%) Migration
3 2 (3.70%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (3.70%) Incident Management
3 2 (3.70%) Information Assurance
3 2 (3.70%) Information Security
3 2 (3.70%) ITIL V3
3 2 (3.70%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (3.70%) Software Deployment
3 2 (3.70%) Time Management
4 1 (1.85%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.85%) Break/Fix
4 1 (1.85%) Business Continuity
4 1 (1.85%) Network Management
4 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.56%) CWNA
3 3 (5.56%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.85%) CCNA
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (42.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (22.22%) SCCM
2 3 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.70%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.85%) OfficeScan
4 1 (1.85%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.52%) Cisco
3 4 (7.41%) McAfee
4 3 (5.56%) HP
4 3 (5.56%) ServiceNow
4 3 (5.56%) VMware
5 2 (3.70%) AirMagnet
5 2 (3.70%) CommVault
5 2 (3.70%) Forcepoint
5 2 (3.70%) Juniper
5 2 (3.70%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (3.70%) Symantec
5 2 (3.70%) Trend Micro
6 1 (1.85%) Lotus
6 1 (1.85%) NetApp
6 1 (1.85%) Veeam