Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 6 months to 23 November 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
South West > Dorset
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 30 24
Rank change year-on-year +8 -6 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 20 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 6.60% 3.42% 4.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.76% 3.55% 4.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 16
Dorset median daily rate £450 £165 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +172.73% +37.50% -29.41%
South West median daily rate £165 £160 £160
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -28.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Dorset median hourly rate £15.00 - £11.75
10th Percentile £10.48 - £10.18
90th Percentile £31.05 - £14.73
South West median hourly rate £13.85 £18.50 £16.63
% change year-on-year -25.14% +11.28% +20.91%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Contract vacancies in Dorset with a recognized job title 296 422 402
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.69% 96.35% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 288 205
Dorset median daily rate £416 £363 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.83% -0.82% +9.10%
10th Percentile £175 £195 £163
90th Percentile £500 £513 £533
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 65
Dorset median hourly rate £38.43 £14.50 £41.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +165.00% -64.84% +146.65%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.68 £11.45
90th Percentile £48.75 £28.33 £44.50
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Dorset

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Dorset

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Dorset over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Dorset

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Dorset

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Dorset

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Dorset over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in Dorset

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
Weymouth - 6 £250 -
Ferndown - 2 - -
Blandford Forum - 2 £161 -
Bournemouth +6 1 - -
Support Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Dorset region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) Linux
6 5 (25.00%) Migration
6 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (20.00%) VMware
7 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (20.00%) DHCP
7 4 (20.00%) Citrix
8 3 (15.00%) DNS
8 3 (15.00%) Apple
8 3 (15.00%) VMS
8 3 (15.00%) LAN
8 3 (15.00%) UML
8 3 (15.00%) OO
8 3 (15.00%) C++
8 3 (15.00%) Java
8 3 (15.00%) Validation
8 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (15.00%) Degree
8 3 (15.00%) Computer Science

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) LAN
2 3 (15.00%) PCoIP
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.00%) NAS
4 1 (5.00%) SAN
4 1 (5.00%) Skype
4 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) VoIP
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (10.00%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) VAX
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (15.00%) VMS
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.00%) Unix
7 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (15.00%) Line Management
3 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (15.00%) OO
3 3 (15.00%) UML
3 3 (15.00%) Validation
4 2 (10.00%) Network Management
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) C++
1 3 (15.00%) Java
2 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
1 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Packer
2 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Apple
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
4 2 (10.00%) Sun
5 1 (5.00%) Adobe
5 1 (5.00%) Google
5 1 (5.00%) McAfee
5 1 (5.00%) MobileIron
5 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec