The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £190 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 129 114 123
Rank change year-on-year -15 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 22 37 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.74% 1.13% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 1.19% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 45
Median daily rate £190 £225 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £160 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £525 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 10
Median hourly rate - £18.25 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.15%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% +6.66%  

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 2830 3118 4807
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.38% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2203 2488 3612
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 £313 £308 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +8.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in the City of London.

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

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 34 (61.82%) Windows
2 29 (52.73%) Microsoft
3 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 16 (29.09%) MS Office
4 16 (29.09%) Windows 7
5 15 (27.27%) Finance
6 12 (21.82%) Banking
6 12 (21.82%) Windows Server
7 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 11 (20.00%) Blackberry
8 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (16.36%) iPad
9 9 (16.36%) Office 365
9 9 (16.36%) Windows XP
9 9 (16.36%) ITIL
9 9 (16.36%) MCSE
10 8 (14.55%) Java
10 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
10 8 (14.55%) Apple
11 7 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (12.73%) CCNA
11 7 (12.73%) Coaching
12 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
12 6 (10.91%) Windows 10
12 6 (10.91%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (10.91%) Firewall
12 6 (10.91%) VMware
12 6 (10.91%) Linux
13 5 (9.09%) Python

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 11 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.45%) Apache
2 3 (5.45%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (5.45%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.45%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (29.09%) MS Office
2 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Office 365
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.82%) GitHub
4 1 (1.82%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.82%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Firewall
1 6 (10.91%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.27%) SAN
4 3 (5.45%) DNS
4 3 (5.45%) Skype
4 3 (5.45%) SSL
4 3 (5.45%) VoIP
4 3 (5.45%) VPN
5 2 (3.64%) DMZ
5 2 (3.64%) Internet
6 1 (1.82%) BGP
6 1 (1.82%) DHCP
6 1 (1.82%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.82%) HTTP
6 1 (1.82%) LAN
6 1 (1.82%) OSPF
6 1 (1.82%) VRRP
6 1 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) Apache Hive
1 4 (7.27%) Hadoop
1 4 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.45%) Big Data
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.82%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) JIRA
2 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.64%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (27.27%) Finance
2 12 (21.82%) Banking
3 4 (7.27%) Retail
4 3 (5.45%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Kafka
2 2 (3.64%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (1.82%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (16.36%) iPad
4 3 (5.45%) Clustering
4 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.64%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.82%) BYOD
6 1 (1.82%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.82%) iPhone
6 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) PDA
6 1 (1.82%) Replication
6 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 34 (61.82%) Windows
2 16 (29.09%) Windows 7
3 12 (21.82%) Windows Server
4 9 (16.36%) Windows XP
5 6 (10.91%) Linux
5 6 (10.91%) Windows 10
6 5 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.45%) Mac OS
8 3 (5.45%) Mac OS X
9 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.82%) Android
10 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.36%) ITIL
2 7 (12.73%) Coaching
3 3 (5.45%) Data Protection
4 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.64%) Application Packaging
4 2 (3.64%) Asset Management
4 2 (3.64%) Change Management
4 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.64%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.64%) ITSM
4 2 (3.64%) Migration
4 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.64%) Service Management
4 2 (3.64%) Statistics
4 2 (3.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.82%) SOA
5 1 (1.82%) Software Engineering
5 1 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.55%) Java
2 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.09%) Python
3 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
3 4 (7.27%) Scala
4 3 (5.45%) R
4 3 (5.45%) SQL
5 2 (3.64%) Perl
5 2 (3.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (16.36%) MCSE
3 7 (12.73%) CCNA
3 7 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.27%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.64%) CCA
6 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.82%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.82%) CCSA
7 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.82%) MCDST
7 1 (1.82%) MCITP
7 1 (1.82%) MCP
7 1 (1.82%) MCSA
7 1 (1.82%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 20 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) DFS Replication
3 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.64%) XenApp
4 1 (1.82%) Firmware
4 1 (1.82%) NFS
4 1 (1.82%) Samba
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.82%) vSphere
4 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.82%) ITRS Geneos
1 1 (1.82%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (1.82%) Oozie
1 1 (1.82%) SCCM
1 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.55%) Apple
3 6 (10.91%) VMware
4 4 (7.27%) Cisco
5 3 (5.45%) Citrix
5 3 (5.45%) HP
6 2 (3.64%) Cloudera
6 2 (3.64%) Dell
6 2 (3.64%) EMC
6 2 (3.64%) Oracle
6 2 (3.64%) Remedy
6 2 (3.64%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.82%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.82%) DataCore
7 1 (1.82%) F5
7 1 (1.82%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.82%) IBM
7 1 (1.82%) Sage
7 1 (1.82%) Splunk
7 1 (1.82%) WorldPay
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