Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £178 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 44 52
Rank change year-on-year -10 +8 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 27 41 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.51% 3.49% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.63% 3.74% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 22 16
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £178 £225 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.11% +45.16% -38.00%
10th Percentile £123 £96 £86
90th Percentile £365 £386 £208
East of England median daily rate £185 £195 £190
% change year-on-year -5.13% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 9
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.34% -17.14% +7.69%

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 1,026 1,095 1,199
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 93.19% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 563 706
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £240 £161 £183
90th Percentile £575 £512 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 133 74
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £16.50 £19.90 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.09% -43.14% +72.84%
10th Percentile £11.29 £11.52 £10.03
90th Percentile £46.90 £47.40 £48.38
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.16
% change year-on-year -5.71% -13.19% +0.80%

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 16 July 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
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 16 July 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 -8 18 £130 -48.00% 8
Peterborough -3 7 £388 +29.17%
Support Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) SQL
3 7 (25.93%) Apple
4 6 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
5 5 (18.52%) Citrix
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
5 5 (18.52%) ERP
5 5 (18.52%) DNS
5 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (18.52%) XML
5 5 (18.52%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (18.52%) MS Access
5 5 (18.52%) VBA
5 5 (18.52%) JD Edwards
5 5 (18.52%) LIMS
5 5 (18.52%) Quality Management
5 5 (18.52%) Manufacturing
5 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
6 4 (14.81%) ServiceNow
6 4 (14.81%) XenApp
6 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (14.81%) Firewall
6 4 (14.81%) VMware
6 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
6 4 (14.81%) VPN
6 4 (14.81%) HP
7 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 3 (11.11%) SLA

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 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
1 2 (7.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) DNS
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall
2 4 (14.81%) VPN
3 3 (11.11%) NetScaler
3 3 (11.11%) VLAN
3 3 (11.11%) Wireless
4 2 (7.41%) DHCP
4 2 (7.41%) LAN
5 1 (3.70%) SAN
5 1 (3.70%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Crystal Reports
1 5 (18.52%) MS Access
2 3 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (18.52%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Law
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) LIMS
2 1 (3.70%) Chip and PIN
2 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.11%) Windows NT
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
5 2 (7.41%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) ERP
1 5 (18.52%) Quality Management
2 3 (11.11%) Disk Encryption
3 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
3 2 (7.41%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (7.41%) Information Security
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) Migration
3 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
3 2 (7.41%) Software Deployment
3 2 (7.41%) Task Automation
3 2 (7.41%) Time Management
4 1 (3.70%) Break/Fix
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.70%) DevOps
4 1 (3.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) VBA
3 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Groovy
3 1 (3.70%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (7.41%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.81%) XenApp
3 3 (11.11%) BitLocker
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.11%) VirtualBox
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 3 (11.11%) XenServer
4 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Backup Exec
1 3 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Apple
2 5 (18.52%) Citrix
2 5 (18.52%) JD Edwards
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.81%) HP
3 4 (14.81%) ServiceNow
3 4 (14.81%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) Acronis
4 3 (11.11%) Kaspersky
4 3 (11.11%) McAfee
4 3 (11.11%) Oracle
4 3 (11.11%) Sophos
4 3 (11.11%) Symantec
4 3 (11.11%) Veeam
5 1 (3.70%) BT
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) NetApp