Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £123 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 19 October 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 53 43 41
Rank change year-on-year -10 -2 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 31 51 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.59% 3.72% 3.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.75% 3.97% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 16
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £123 £200 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.75% +37.93% -42.00%
10th Percentile £108 £125 £87
90th Percentile £281 £375 £208
East of England median daily rate £190 £168 £190
% change year-on-year +12.93% -11.45% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 10
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.75% -3.30%
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.25 £14.29
90th Percentile £19.08 £52.50 £18.98
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.81 £15.25
% change year-on-year +4.14% +10.20% -12.86%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 1,128 1,284 1,054
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.16% 93.65% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 612 650 529
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - -
10th Percentile £251 £200 £175
90th Percentile £575 £525 £507
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 133 93
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £34.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.28% +64.29% +2.44%
10th Percentile £11.50 £12.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.90 £46.15
East of England median hourly rate £17.46 £18.00 £20.41
% change year-on-year -3.00% -11.81% -5.07%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
Cambridge -16 22 £185 -7.50% 12
Peterborough +9 7 £115 -30.93% 1
Support Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Office 365
3 13 (41.94%) Windows 10
3 13 (41.94%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
4 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
5 10 (32.26%) SCCM
5 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
6 9 (29.03%) Mac OS
6 9 (29.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (29.03%) Apple
6 9 (29.03%) Software Deployment
6 9 (29.03%) Apple iOS
6 9 (29.03%) ServiceNow
7 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (25.81%) OneDrive
7 8 (25.81%) SLA
8 6 (19.35%) Asset Management
9 5 (16.13%) Fat Client
9 5 (16.13%) Thin Client
9 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
9 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
10 4 (12.90%) Skype
10 4 (12.90%) Skype for Business
10 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
10 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
10 4 (12.90%) Marketing
10 4 (12.90%) Risk Assessment
11 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (12.90%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (48.39%) Office 365
2 8 (25.81%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Skype
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) SAN
2 1 (3.23%) SSL
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.23%) Wireless
General
1 4 (12.90%) Marketing
2 1 (3.23%) Mandarin Language
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.13%) Fat Client
2 5 (16.13%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.45%) User Experience
4 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) PKI
4 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Windows 10
3 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
4 9 (29.03%) Apple iOS
4 9 (29.03%) Mac OS
5 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
6 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
6 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
7 2 (6.45%) Linux
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Software Deployment
2 6 (19.35%) Asset Management
3 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (12.90%) Incident Management
4 4 (12.90%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (9.68%) ITSM
5 3 (9.68%) Matrix Organization
6 2 (6.45%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (6.45%) Information Security
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL
6 2 (6.45%) Migration
6 2 (6.45%) Task Automation
7 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
7 1 (3.23%) Break/Fix
7 1 (3.23%) Customer-Centricity
7 1 (3.23%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
1 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) A+ Certification
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.81%) SLA
2 2 (6.45%) GxP
System Software
1 11 (35.48%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (32.26%) SCCM
2 9 (29.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 9 (29.03%) Apple
2 9 (29.03%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix
3 1 (3.23%) NetApp
3 1 (3.23%) VMware