Period
to 12 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 12 December 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 36 72
Rank change year-on-year -7 +36 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 54 45 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.81% 3.94% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.04% 4.13% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 11
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £200 £138 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -19.12% +9.68%
10th Percentile £113 £83 £106
90th Percentile £368 £208 £275
East of England median daily rate £160 £180 £155
% change year-on-year -11.11% +16.13% -18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Cambridgeshire 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 £10.69 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £17.34 £26.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.81 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +15.90% -8.05% +5.13%

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 1338 1089 1401
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 95.28% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 510 816
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £373 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% -1.97% +8.57%
10th Percentile £202 £170 £225
90th Percentile £538 £525 £544
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +6.45% -0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 115 123
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £26.88 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.53% +58.09% -32.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.95 £9.35
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.20 £46.50
East of England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year - -4.77% +2.45%

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 12 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 2017. 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 -2 31 £225 +55.17% 14
Peterborough +2 16 £150 +21.21% 2
Ely - 7 - -
Support Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 32 (59.26%) Windows
2 23 (42.59%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
5 10 (18.52%) SLA
6 9 (16.67%) Information Security
6 9 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 9 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (16.67%) Office 365
7 7 (12.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (12.96%) ISO 9001
7 7 (12.96%) JBoss
7 7 (12.96%) ITIL
7 7 (12.96%) SQL
7 7 (12.96%) Java
7 7 (12.96%) WebLogic
7 7 (12.96%) Adobe
7 7 (12.96%) Quality Management
7 7 (12.96%) Windows 8
7 7 (12.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
8 6 (11.11%) HP
8 6 (11.11%) Linux
8 6 (11.11%) DNS
9 5 (9.26%) DHCP
9 5 (9.26%) SOAP
9 5 (9.26%) Web Services
9 5 (9.26%) PL/SQL
9 5 (9.26%) ITSM
9 5 (9.26%) Wireless

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 (12.96%) JBoss
1 7 (12.96%) WebLogic
2 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.56%) Apache
4 2 (3.70%) IIS
4 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 23 (42.59%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (12.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.11%) DNS
2 5 (9.26%) DHCP
2 5 (9.26%) Wireless
3 4 (7.41%) Bluetooth
3 4 (7.41%) LAN
3 4 (7.41%) SAN
3 4 (7.41%) VPN
3 4 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (5.56%) 802.11
4 3 (5.56%) Broadband
4 3 (5.56%) NFC
4 3 (5.56%) xDSL
5 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.70%) WAN
6 1 (1.85%) Internet
6 1 (1.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 3 (5.56%) Electronics
2 3 (5.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) REST
1 5 (9.26%) SOAP
1 5 (9.26%) Web Services
2 3 (5.56%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.70%) .NET
3 2 (3.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (59.26%) Windows
2 9 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 7 (12.96%) Windows 8
4 6 (11.11%) Linux
4 6 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.41%) Mac OS
7 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.70%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.85%) Android
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) Information Security
1 9 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 7 (12.96%) ITIL
2 7 (12.96%) Quality Management
3 5 (9.26%) ITIL V3
3 5 (9.26%) ITSM
4 4 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (7.41%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (5.56%) Change Management
5 3 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (5.56%) Network Management
6 2 (3.70%) Break/Fix
6 2 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.70%) Process Improvement
6 2 (3.70%) Service Management
6 2 (3.70%) Software Deployment
6 2 (3.70%) Software Distribution
6 2 (3.70%) Ticket Management
6 2 (3.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.96%) Java
1 7 (12.96%) SQL
2 5 (9.26%) PL/SQL
3 3 (5.56%) C
4 2 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.70%) A+ Certification
2 2 (3.70%) MCSA
2 2 (3.70%) MCSE
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.52%) SLA
2 7 (12.96%) ISO 9001
2 7 (12.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 11 (20.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) SCCM
2 4 (7.41%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) Adobe
3 6 (11.11%) HP
4 4 (7.41%) VMware
5 3 (5.56%) Apple
5 3 (5.56%) Cisco
5 3 (5.56%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle
6 2 (3.70%) Remedy
7 1 (1.85%) SAP