Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £153 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 6 months to 26 July 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
Gloucestershire > Cheltenham
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 18 42
Rank change year-on-year +1 +24 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 10 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 6.94% 5.50% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.25% 6.15% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Cheltenham median daily rate £153 £231 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.05% -24.80% +136.54%
10th Percentile £137 £145 £203
90th Percentile £170 £353 £410
Gloucestershire median daily rate £140 £150 £245
% change year-on-year -6.67% -38.76% +88.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 2
Cheltenham median hourly rate £15.13 £12.63 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.80% -2.88% -38.82%
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £14.00 £12.63 £13.00
% change year-on-year +10.89% -2.88% -18.75%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham. 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
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 138 195 282
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 95.83% 89.45% 97.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 93 191
Cheltenham median daily rate £353 £350 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% -16.67% +18.31%
10th Percentile £123 £225 £285
90th Percentile £475 £530 £510
Gloucestershire median daily rate £375 £380 £400
% change year-on-year -1.32% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 16 18
Cheltenham median hourly rate £17.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.82% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.63 £12.77
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £45.00
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £37.50 £36.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% -11.11% +58.82%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Cheltenham

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Cheltenham

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Cheltenham

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 Cheltenham region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Time Management
4 4 (40.00%) Data Migration
4 4 (40.00%) Migration
4 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (10.00%) Firewall
6 1 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) SQL
6 1 (10.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) LAN
6 1 (10.00%) WAN
6 1 (10.00%) DHCP
6 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Data Migration
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
1 4 (40.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) VMware