The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £190 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 37 42
Rank change year-on-year +9 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 11 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.65% 2.48% 2.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.89% 2.57% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 6
Median daily rate £190 £120 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -49.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £116 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £148 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £211
% change year-on-year -27.27% +30.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.85% +0.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £17.50 £16.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.05 £20.30 £18.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.60 £17.13
% change year-on-year -7.05% -8.90%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 283 350 428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 94.02% 96.42% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 210 302
Median daily rate £340 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.57% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 21 42
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +82.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.88 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (25.00%) VPN
4 6 (25.00%) Migration
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
5 5 (20.83%) Office 365
5 5 (20.83%) Time Management
5 5 (20.83%) DNS
5 5 (20.83%) DHCP
6 4 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (16.67%) Data Migration
6 4 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 4 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (12.50%) ITIL
7 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 3 (12.50%) WAN
7 3 (12.50%) Cisco
8 2 (8.33%) CCNP
8 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
8 2 (8.33%) Internet
8 2 (8.33%) MPLS
8 2 (8.33%) ISDN
8 2 (8.33%) PBX
8 2 (8.33%) Linux

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) VPN
2 5 (20.83%) DHCP
2 5 (20.83%) DNS
3 3 (12.50%) WAN
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (8.33%) Firewall
4 2 (8.33%) Internet
4 2 (8.33%) ISDN
4 2 (8.33%) MPLS
4 2 (8.33%) PBX
4 2 (8.33%) Skype
4 2 (8.33%) Wireless
5 1 (4.17%) IP Telephony
5 1 (4.17%) LAN
5 1 (4.17%) LDAP
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (4.17%) GIS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
1 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
6 2 (8.33%) Linux
6 2 (8.33%) Mac OS
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.17%) Android
7 1 (4.17%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.83%) Time Management
3 4 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 4 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (8.33%) Hardware Maintenance
5 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.17%) Application Discovery
6 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
6 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.17%) Break/Fix
6 1 (4.17%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (4.17%) CRM
6 1 (4.17%) High Availability
6 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) CCNP
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.33%) F5
3 2 (8.33%) ServiceNow
3 2 (8.33%) Sonus
4 1 (4.17%) Apple
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) VMware