The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £220 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 26 April 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 42 40
Rank change year-on-year +10 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 20 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.73% 3.53% 3.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.08% 3.64% 3.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 6
Median daily rate £220 £105 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +109.52% -47.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £88 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £155 £281
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £253 £225
% change year-on-year -20.79% +12.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.96 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.25% -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 490 604 704
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 91.42% 96.79% 97.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 359 359
Median daily rate £350 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 43 75
Median hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +159.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £11.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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
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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +2 12 £350 +125.80% 8
Huntingdon +1 5 £110 -18.51% 2
Peterborough -1 3 £300 +242.85% 2
Support Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
3 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
4 9 (27.27%) Migration
5 8 (24.24%) Windows Server
6 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
6 7 (21.21%) Time Management
7 6 (18.18%) Data Migration
7 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
8 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (12.12%) Office 365
9 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
9 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (12.12%) ITIL
9 4 (12.12%) SQL
9 4 (12.12%) VMware
9 4 (12.12%) Firewall
10 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
10 3 (9.09%) Linux
10 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
10 3 (9.09%) High Availability
10 3 (9.09%) Android
10 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
10 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
10 3 (9.09%) Smartphone
11 2 (6.06%) Java EE
11 2 (6.06%) Degree
11 2 (6.06%) Data Protection

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 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.06%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (6.06%) JBoss
3 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) ADSL
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (6.06%) DHCP
2 2 (6.06%) DNS
2 2 (6.06%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) ISDN
2 2 (6.06%) MPLS
2 2 (6.06%) PBX
2 2 (6.06%) Skype
2 2 (6.06%) VPN
2 2 (6.06%) WAN
2 2 (6.06%) Wireless
3 1 (3.03%) IP Telephony
3 1 (3.03%) LDAP
3 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.03%) VoIP
3 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.03%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (3.03%) GIS
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.03%) AS400
2 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows 7
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (9.09%) Android
6 3 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 3 (9.09%) Linux
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.03%) Unix
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Migration
2 7 (21.21%) Time Management
3 6 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 4 (12.12%) ITIL
5 3 (9.09%) High Availability
6 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
6 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.06%) Defect Management
6 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
6 2 (6.06%) Software Testing
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
7 1 (3.03%) Application Discovery
7 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
7 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) CCNP
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
2 2 (6.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) Data Quality
1 2 (6.06%) GDPR
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) VMware
3 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco
3 2 (6.06%) F5
3 2 (6.06%) ServiceNow
3 2 (6.06%) Sonus
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix
4 1 (3.03%) Dell
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) IBM
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle