Period
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The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £204 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 27 June 2022.

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
27 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 55 50 43
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 17 2 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.10% 0.38% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 0.41% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 7
10th Percentile £141 - £106
25th Percentile £158 £133 £115
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £204 £135 £130
Median % change year-on-year +50.93% +3.85% +10.64%
75th Percentile £254 £138 £171
90th Percentile £271 - £275
East of England median daily rate £200 £174 £169
% change year-on-year +15.11% +2.66% +4.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
10th Percentile - - £21.30
25th Percentile - - £21.75
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £22.50
75th Percentile - - £23.25
90th Percentile - - £23.70
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £14.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year +18.64% -24.36% +11.43%

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 720 483 442
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.11% 92.00% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 279 273
10th Percentile £200 £155 £263
25th Percentile £313 £258 £369
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £450
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +0.84%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £550
90th Percentile £650 £588 £623
East of England median daily rate £475 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 115 31
10th Percentile £12.50 - £12.13
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year +7.41% -12.90% -3.13%
75th Percentile £16.99 £16.50 £17.75
90th Percentile £32.37 £19.50 £36.00
East of England median hourly rate £18.88 £16.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +17.97% -13.51% +15.63%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 27 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

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 6 months to 27 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridge 0 10 £195 +44.44% 16
Peterborough - 5 £231 - 2
St Neots - 1 £163 -
Huntingdon - 1 - - 1
Support Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2022, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following 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 10 (58.82%) Windows
1 10 (58.82%) Windows 10
2 9 (52.94%) Microsoft 365
2 9 (52.94%) Social Skills
3 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 7 (41.18%) Cisco
4 7 (41.18%) Linux
4 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
4 7 (41.18%) Mac OS
5 6 (35.29%) SSH
5 6 (35.29%) Ubuntu
5 6 (35.29%) IPsec
5 6 (35.29%) HTTP
5 6 (35.29%) NFS
5 6 (35.29%) SNMP
5 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
5 6 (35.29%) DNS
5 6 (35.29%) HTTPS
5 6 (35.29%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (35.29%) Jamf Pro
6 5 (29.41%) WebEx
6 5 (29.41%) Dell KACE
6 5 (29.41%) LDAP
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 2 (11.76%) Firewall
8 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (11.76%) ITIL
8 2 (11.76%) VPN
8 2 (11.76%) LAN
8 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines

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 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (5.88%) Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
1 6 (35.29%) HTTP
1 6 (35.29%) HTTPS
1 6 (35.29%) IPsec
1 6 (35.29%) SNMP
1 6 (35.29%) SSH
1 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 5 (29.41%) WebEx
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) VPN
3 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
4 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (5.88%) VoIP
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 9 (52.94%) Social Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) German Language
2 1 (5.88%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.88%) CCTV
2 1 (5.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
1 10 (58.82%) Windows 10
2 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Mac OS
3 6 (35.29%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.88%) Android
4 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.88%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
2 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.88%) ITSM
2 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (5.88%) Security Management
2 1 (5.88%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Perl
1 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CCNA
1 1 (5.88%) CCNP
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) NFS
3 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Dell KACE
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) Aruba
4 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) Kronos
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
4 1 (5.88%) Riverbed
4 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.88%) Veeam
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) WatchGuard