The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £223 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 140 146
Rank change year-on-year +12 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 37 29 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.12% 0.85% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.89% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 44
Median daily rate £223 £300 £239
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.83% +25.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £174 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £505 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £203
% change year-on-year -27.27% +35.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 10
Median hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.51% +22.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.62 £17.50 £13.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £20.00 £21.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.64% -7.64%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3148 3259 5509
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.51% 95.74% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2639 4250
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 99
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +1.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.57 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in the City of London

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in the City of London

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in the City of London

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in the City of London

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in the City of London

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 City of London region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 41 (69.49%) Windows
2 24 (40.68%) Active Directory
3 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
4 21 (35.59%) Windows 7
5 18 (30.51%) Windows 10
6 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
7 14 (23.73%) Windows 8
8 13 (22.03%) MS Exchange
8 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Office
8 13 (22.03%) Windows Server
9 12 (20.34%) Office 365
10 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (18.64%) Firewall
10 11 (18.64%) VMware
11 10 (16.95%) Finance
11 10 (16.95%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (16.95%) CCNA
11 10 (16.95%) MCSE
11 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (15.25%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (13.56%) DV Cleared
14 7 (11.86%) Blackberry
14 7 (11.86%) Citrix
14 7 (11.86%) Apple
14 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
14 7 (11.86%) VPN
14 7 (11.86%) WAN
14 7 (11.86%) vSphere
14 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 13 (22.03%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.78%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.78%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.08%) Apache
3 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.08%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.69%) IIS
5 1 (1.69%) nginx
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.69%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 12 (20.34%) Office 365
2 2 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.64%) Firewall
2 9 (15.25%) Remote Desktop
3 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
3 7 (11.86%) VPN
3 7 (11.86%) WAN
4 6 (10.17%) LAN
5 5 (8.47%) Skype
6 4 (6.78%) VLAN
7 3 (5.08%) BGP
7 3 (5.08%) DNS
7 3 (5.08%) HTTP
7 3 (5.08%) SAN
7 3 (5.08%) SSL
8 2 (3.39%) DHCP
8 2 (3.39%) EIGRP
8 2 (3.39%) FTP
8 2 (3.39%) Multicast
8 2 (3.39%) Wireless
9 1 (1.69%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.69%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.69%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) NUnit
1 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 10 (16.95%) Finance
2 6 (10.17%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Billing
4 1 (1.69%) Front Office
4 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) .NET
1 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
1 2 (3.39%) CSS
1 2 (3.39%) HTML
1 2 (3.39%) LAPP Stack
1 2 (3.39%) WF
1 2 (3.39%) XHTML
1 2 (3.39%) XML
1 2 (3.39%) XSLT
2 1 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.69%) Kafka
2 1 (1.69%) Middleware
2 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.08%) IPTV
3 3 (5.08%) Video Editing
4 2 (3.39%) Clustering
4 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.39%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.39%) iPad
4 2 (3.39%) iPhone
5 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.69%) PDA
5 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 41 (69.49%) Windows
2 21 (35.59%) Windows 7
3 18 (30.51%) Windows 10
4 14 (23.73%) Windows 8
5 13 (22.03%) Windows Server
6 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (10.17%) Linux
9 5 (8.47%) Android
10 4 (6.78%) Apple iOS
11 2 (3.39%) Unix
11 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.69%) SUSE
12 1 (1.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.17%) Migration
2 5 (8.47%) ITIL
3 4 (6.78%) Application Packaging
3 4 (6.78%) Asset Management
4 3 (5.08%) Change Management
4 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (5.08%) Workflow
5 2 (3.39%) Coaching
5 2 (3.39%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.39%) Data Protection
5 2 (3.39%) DevOps
5 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.39%) Service Management
5 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.39%) TDD
6 1 (1.69%) Email Migration
6 1 (1.69%) IT Asset Management
6 1 (1.69%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.69%) Line Management
6 1 (1.69%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.17%) SQL
2 4 (6.78%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.08%) Python
4 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.39%) C#
4 2 (3.39%) Java
4 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.39%) Perl
4 2 (3.39%) Ruby
4 2 (3.39%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.39%) VBA
4 2 (3.39%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (16.95%) CCNA
3 10 (16.95%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (16.95%) MCSE
4 8 (13.56%) DV Cleared
5 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.39%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.69%) CCA
7 1 (1.69%) CCIE
7 1 (1.69%) CCNP
7 1 (1.69%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.69%) Degree
7 1 (1.69%) MCDST
7 1 (1.69%) MCITP
7 1 (1.69%) MCP
7 1 (1.69%) MCSA
7 1 (1.69%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 24 (40.68%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.86%) vSphere
3 6 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.08%) Firmware
4 3 (5.08%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.08%) XenApp
5 1 (1.69%) Docker
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.69%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) SCCM
2 2 (3.39%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (1.69%) Ansible
3 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.69%) Oracle EDQ
3 1 (1.69%) Rancher
3 1 (1.69%) SCOM
3 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.64%) VMware
3 7 (11.86%) Apple
3 7 (11.86%) Citrix
4 5 (8.47%) Cisco
5 3 (5.08%) HP
6 1 (1.69%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (1.69%) Bloomberg
6 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.69%) Fortinet
6 1 (1.69%) IBM
6 1 (1.69%) McAfee
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle
6 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.69%) Reuters
6 1 (1.69%) Sage
6 1 (1.69%) Siebel
6 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.69%) Veeam
6 1 (1.69%) WatchGuard
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