Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £178 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 27 July 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 76 72
Rank change year-on-year +20 -4 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 52 37 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 3.04% 2.02% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.19% 2.09% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 11 10
Bristol median daily rate £178 £175 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +40.00% +8.70%
10th Percentile £114 £135 £110
90th Percentile £387 £300 £203
South West median daily rate £175 £254 £190
% change year-on-year -31.03% +33.55% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Bristol median hourly rate £12.13 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.74% -3.13% +18.52%
10th Percentile £10.98 £15.05 £12.89
90th Percentile £15.23 £22.35 £17.50
South West median hourly rate £14.50 £15.36 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.57% -6.94% +20.28%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1629 1768 1701
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.32% 96.35% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1107 1249 1242
Bristol median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £225 £237 £236
90th Percentile £525 £538 £530
South West median daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +2.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 76 74
Bristol median hourly rate £28.07 £32.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.63% +85.71% -
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.50 £11.72
90th Percentile £46.61 £47.63 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £37.50 £33.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% +57.14% +10.53%

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 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 Bristol region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (55.77%) Windows
2 22 (42.31%) Active Directory
3 10 (19.23%) ITIL
3 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
4 9 (17.31%) Windows Server
5 8 (15.38%) VMware
5 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (15.38%) Cisco
6 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
6 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
6 6 (11.54%) Value-Added Service
7 5 (9.62%) Windows 10
7 5 (9.62%) Huawei
7 5 (9.62%) Degree
7 5 (9.62%) Internet
7 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
7 5 (9.62%) MS Exchange
8 4 (7.69%) LAN
8 4 (7.69%) Nokia
8 4 (7.69%) SCCM
8 4 (7.69%) Software Deployment
9 3 (5.77%) Network Architecture
9 3 (5.77%) 4G
9 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (5.77%) SCOrch
9 3 (5.77%) Office 365
9 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
9 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
9 3 (5.77%) Fault Management

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 5 (9.62%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.85%) InfoPath
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) Value-Added Service
2 5 (9.62%) Internet
3 4 (7.69%) LAN
4 3 (5.77%) 4G
4 3 (5.77%) Firewall
4 3 (5.77%) VPN
5 2 (3.85%) 3G
5 2 (3.85%) DNS
5 2 (3.85%) GGSN
5 2 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (3.85%) Wireless
6 1 (1.92%) 2G
6 1 (1.92%) Broadband
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.92%) Network Security
6 1 (1.92%) RNC
6 1 (1.92%) SGSN
6 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.92%) WAN
6 1 (1.92%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Billing
3 1 (1.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Law
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.85%) .NET
1 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
1 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 2 (3.85%) XMPP
2 1 (1.92%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) REST
2 1 (1.92%) SOAP
2 1 (1.92%) WCF
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) XML
2 1 (1.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
1 2 (3.85%) Driving Licence
1 2 (3.85%) Smartcard
2 1 (1.92%) CESG
2 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.92%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 29 (55.77%) Windows
2 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
3 9 (17.31%) Windows Server
4 5 (9.62%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.85%) Unix
6 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.92%) Android
7 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.92%) Solaris
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) ITIL
2 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
3 4 (7.69%) Software Deployment
4 3 (5.77%) Change Management
4 3 (5.77%) Fault Management
4 3 (5.77%) Network Architecture
4 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.85%) Service Management
6 1 (1.92%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.92%) CAD
6 1 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.92%) CRM
6 1 (1.92%) ITSM
6 1 (1.92%) Migration
6 1 (1.92%) Patch Management
6 1 (1.92%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.92%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.92%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.92%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (1.92%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.77%) SQL
3 2 (3.85%) C#
3 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.92%) C
4 1 (1.92%) Java
4 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Degree
2 3 (5.77%) ISTQB
2 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
2 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) CCNA
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.92%) XenApp
2 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) SCCM
2 3 (5.77%) SCOrch
3 2 (3.85%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.92%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Cisco
1 8 (15.38%) VMware
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.62%) Huawei
4 4 (7.69%) Nokia
5 2 (3.85%) Citrix
5 2 (3.85%) Ericsson
5 2 (3.85%) Juniper
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) Proofpoint
5 2 (3.85%) Redknee
6 1 (1.92%) Acme Packet
6 1 (1.92%) Apple
6 1 (1.92%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.92%) EMC
6 1 (1.92%) NetScout
6 1 (1.92%) Remedy
6 1 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.92%) Tekelec
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per day
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