Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 18 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 105 89
Rank change year-on-year +20 -16 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 65 50 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.05% 1.51% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 1.58% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 22
East Midlands median daily rate £180 £265 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.08% +13.98% +30.99%
10th Percentile £105 £132 £105
90th Percentile £360 £330 £378
England median daily rate £200 £240 £215
% change year-on-year -16.67% +11.63% -4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 25
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £17.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.84% +32.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.15 £10.43
90th Percentile £17.50 £26.13 £19.00
England median hourly rate £16.63 £15.08 £15.77
% change year-on-year +10.28% -4.41% +5.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 3018 3169 3093
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 95.83% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1863 1978 1860
East Midlands median daily rate £390 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £215
90th Percentile £550 £555 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 130 182
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.76 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.50 £28.68
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in the East Midlands

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in the East Midlands

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in the East Midlands

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in the East Midlands

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 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
Lincolnshire +11 18 £190 +40.74%
Derbyshire -4 17 £95 -65.45% 4
Northamptonshire +4 12 £150 -44.44% 3
Nottinghamshire +1 10 £150 +9.09% 6
Leicestershire -2 6 £195 -22.00% 2
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 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 East Midlands region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 42 (64.62%) Windows
2 25 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 22 (33.85%) Active Directory
3 22 (33.85%) Windows 7
4 14 (21.54%) Cisco
5 13 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Office
6 11 (16.92%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (15.38%) ITIL
7 10 (15.38%) SCCM
7 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (15.38%) Windows Server
8 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
8 9 (13.85%) Migration
9 8 (12.31%) Dell
9 8 (12.31%) CCNA
9 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
9 8 (12.31%) Time Management
9 8 (12.31%) Break/Fix
10 7 (10.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (10.77%) VMware
11 6 (9.23%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (9.23%) Asset Management
11 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (9.23%) Windows XP
11 6 (9.23%) LAN
11 6 (9.23%) Apple iOS
11 6 (9.23%) Windows 8
11 6 (9.23%) Driving Licence

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (6.15%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.08%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.54%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.54%) G Suite
2 1 (1.54%) IaaS
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) LAN
1 6 (9.23%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (7.69%) Unified Communications
3 4 (6.15%) 3G
3 4 (6.15%) DNS
3 4 (6.15%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.15%) WAN
3 4 (6.15%) Wireless
4 3 (4.62%) CTI
4 3 (4.62%) DHCP
4 3 (4.62%) Firewall
4 3 (4.62%) SAN
5 2 (3.08%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.54%) Internet
6 1 (1.54%) MPLS
6 1 (1.54%) Network Security
6 1 (1.54%) SMS
6 1 (1.54%) VLAN
6 1 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.54%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.54%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Retail
2 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Driving Licence
2 5 (7.69%) Smartphone
3 3 (4.62%) Clustering
4 2 (3.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.08%) EPoS
4 2 (3.08%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.08%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.54%) NHS
5 1 (1.54%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 42 (64.62%) Windows
2 22 (33.85%) Windows 7
3 13 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 10 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (9.23%) Android
5 6 (9.23%) Apple iOS
5 6 (9.23%) Windows 8
5 6 (9.23%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.54%) Linux
7 1 (1.54%) Unix
7 1 (1.54%) VMS
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (15.38%) ITIL
2 9 (13.85%) Migration
3 8 (12.31%) Break/Fix
3 8 (12.31%) Time Management
4 7 (10.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (9.23%) Asset Management
6 5 (7.69%) Data Loss Prevention
6 5 (7.69%) Data Migration
6 5 (7.69%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 4 (6.15%) ERP
7 4 (6.15%) PLM
7 4 (6.15%) Project Management
8 3 (4.62%) Data Protection
8 3 (4.62%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.08%) High Availability
9 2 (3.08%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.08%) Proactive Monitoring
9 2 (3.08%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.62%) SQL
3 2 (3.08%) VBScript
4 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (13.85%) Security Cleared
3 8 (12.31%) CCNA
3 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (6.15%) CCNP
6 3 (4.62%) Degree
6 3 (4.62%) MCP
6 3 (4.62%) MCSE
7 2 (3.08%) CCIE
7 2 (3.08%) VCAP
7 2 (3.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.54%) MCITP
8 1 (1.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (33.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.08%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (1.54%) Ionix
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 25 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.54%) Cisco
3 8 (12.31%) Dell
4 7 (10.77%) VMware
5 5 (7.69%) HP
6 4 (6.15%) NetApp
7 3 (4.62%) Bomgar
8 2 (3.08%) Apple
8 2 (3.08%) arcserve
8 2 (3.08%) Aruba
8 2 (3.08%) Intel
8 2 (3.08%) ProCurve
8 2 (3.08%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.54%) AppSense
9 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.54%) Citrix
9 1 (1.54%) EMC
9 1 (1.54%) McAfee
9 1 (1.54%) Oracle
9 1 (1.54%) Symantec