Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 23 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 33 75
Rank change year-on-year +3 +42 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 32 26 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.53% 4.12% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.80% 4.33% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 10
Cambridge median daily rate £200 £163 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -35.00% +51.52%
10th Percentile £136 £104 £129
90th Percentile £375 £199 £275
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £200 £138 £250
% change year-on-year +45.45% -45.00% +61.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 6
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -3.30% -1.44%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.81 £12.39
90th Percentile £52.50 £15.88 £17.39
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.77
% change year-on-year +14.75% -3.30% -1.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 666 600 903
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 95.09% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 304 589
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +5.92%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £244
90th Percentile £549 £550 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 63 62
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +27.45%
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.93 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £57.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +11.94% +63.41% -18.00%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Cambridge

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Cambridge

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Cambridge

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Cambridge

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Cambridge over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cambridge region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
4 8 (25.00%) Office 365
5 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 6 (18.75%) HP
5 6 (18.75%) DNS
5 6 (18.75%) Linux
6 5 (15.63%) DHCP
6 5 (15.63%) Wireless
6 5 (15.63%) SCCM
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
7 4 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (12.50%) Mac OS
7 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (12.50%) VMware
7 4 (12.50%) NetBackup
7 4 (12.50%) VPN
7 4 (12.50%) Bluetooth
7 4 (12.50%) LAN
7 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
7 4 (12.50%) SLA
7 4 (12.50%) SAN
7 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
8 3 (9.38%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (9.38%) 802.11

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) DNS
2 5 (15.63%) DHCP
2 5 (15.63%) Wireless
3 4 (12.50%) Bluetooth
3 4 (12.50%) LAN
3 4 (12.50%) SAN
3 4 (12.50%) VPN
3 4 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (9.38%) 802.11
4 3 (9.38%) Broadband
4 3 (9.38%) NFC
4 3 (9.38%) xDSL
5 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.25%) WAN
General
1 3 (9.38%) Electronics
1 3 (9.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (62.50%) Windows
2 6 (18.75%) Linux
2 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (12.50%) Mac OS
4 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.13%) Android
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
1 4 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
2 3 (9.38%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (9.38%) ITSM
2 3 (9.38%) Network Management
2 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (6.25%) Break/Fix
3 2 (6.25%) Information Security
3 2 (6.25%) Service Management
3 2 (6.25%) Software Deployment
3 2 (6.25%) Software Distribution
4 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.13%) CAD
4 1 (3.13%) Change Management
4 1 (3.13%) CRM
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL
4 1 (3.13%) Migration
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) C
2 2 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.25%) A+ Certification
2 2 (6.25%) MCSA
2 2 (6.25%) MCSE
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) QA
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
2 4 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) HP
3 4 (12.50%) VMware
4 3 (9.38%) Apple
4 3 (9.38%) Cisco
5 2 (6.25%) Remedy
5 2 (6.25%) ServiceNow