Period
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The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £185 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 19 48 54
Rank change year-on-year +29 +6 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 95 34 23
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 6.93% 3.18% 2.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.51% 3.36% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 18 17
10th Percentile £131 £130 -
25th Percentile £160 £144 £108
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £185 £188 £150
Median % change year-on-year -1.33% +25.00% -25.00%
75th Percentile £319 £211 £175
90th Percentile £450 £307 £281
England median daily rate £215 £200 £190
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
10th Percentile £19.38 £11.30 £10.70
25th Percentile £21.56 £12.00 £10.75
Median hourly rate £23.50 £14.60 £14.54
Median % change year-on-year +60.96% +0.41% +1.15%
75th Percentile £34.13 £16.38 £17.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £33.55 -
England median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -8.57% +6.06%

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 1,265 1,013 798
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.27% 94.76% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 672 454
10th Percentile £180 £125 £130
25th Percentile £313 £257 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £375 £375
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% - -3.23%
75th Percentile £522 £475 £475
90th Percentile £613 £587 £550
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 68 60
10th Percentile £12.41 £9.44 £9.95
25th Percentile £15.13 £10.50 £11.62
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.61 £14.39
Median % change year-on-year +36.89% +1.53% +2.79%
75th Percentile £34.13 £22.52 £19.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.83 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% +3.86%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Support Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Support Engineer in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Support Engineer in the East Midlands

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Support Engineer in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in the East Midlands

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Support Engineer in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in the East Midlands

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Support Engineer in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 30 June 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Derbyshire +14 50 £188 +33.93% 13
Northamptonshire +4 23 £175 -10.26% 13
Nottinghamshire +16 13 £313 -24.24% 4
Lincolnshire -2 5 £151 -30.46% 4
Leicestershire -14 3 - - 8
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 63 (66.32%) Windows
2 54 (56.84%) Microsoft 365
3 43 (45.26%) Microsoft
4 42 (44.21%) Active Directory
5 41 (43.16%) Windows 10
6 34 (35.79%) Windows 7
7 33 (34.74%) Security Cleared
8 32 (33.68%) SC Cleared
9 19 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 17 (17.89%) Social Skills
10 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Office
10 17 (17.89%) ITIL
11 13 (13.68%) SharePoint
11 13 (13.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 12 (12.63%) Azure
12 12 (12.63%) Cisco
13 11 (11.58%) VMware
13 11 (11.58%) Public Sector
14 10 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (10.53%) SCCM
15 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (9.47%) LAN
15 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Intune
16 8 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
16 8 (8.42%) DNS
17 7 (7.37%) MCSE
17 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
17 7 (7.37%) Smartphone
17 7 (7.37%) Incident Management
17 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills

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 13 (13.68%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.16%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.05%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (7.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 54 (56.84%) Microsoft 365
2 12 (12.63%) Azure
3 5 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (5.26%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.11%) Google Workspace
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.05%) AWS
5 1 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.05%) iTunes
5 1 (1.05%) Serverless
5 1 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.47%) LAN
2 8 (8.42%) DNS
3 6 (6.32%) WAN
4 5 (5.26%) DHCP
4 5 (5.26%) Internet
4 5 (5.26%) VPN
4 5 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.16%) Firewall
5 3 (3.16%) VoIP
6 2 (2.11%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.05%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.05%) Skype
7 1 (1.05%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.05%) VLAN
7 1 (1.05%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon Aurora
2 1 (1.05%) MySQL
2 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Hudson
2 1 (1.05%) JIRA
General
1 17 (17.89%) Social Skills
2 11 (11.58%) Public Sector
3 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.21%) Automotive
5 3 (3.16%) Presentation Skills
6 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.11%) Retail
6 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.05%) Legal
7 1 (1.05%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.05%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Smartphone
2 4 (4.21%) Clustering
3 3 (3.16%) PKI
3 3 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.16%) User Experience
4 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.11%) NHS
4 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.11%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.05%) CMDB
5 1 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.05%) iPad
5 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 63 (66.32%) Windows
2 41 (43.16%) Windows 10
3 34 (35.79%) Windows 7
4 19 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.21%) Mac OS
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (2.11%) Android
8 2 (2.11%) Linux
8 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.05%) Solaris
9 1 (1.05%) Unix
9 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.89%) ITIL
2 13 (13.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (8.42%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (7.37%) Incident Management
5 6 (6.32%) Migration
5 6 (6.32%) Proactive Maintenance
5 6 (6.32%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.26%) Decision-Making
6 5 (5.26%) Network Architecture
6 5 (5.26%) Release Management
7 4 (4.21%) Customer-Centricity
7 4 (4.21%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.21%) Service Management
8 3 (3.16%) Conflict Resolution
8 3 (3.16%) Data Loss Prevention
8 3 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.16%) High Availability
9 2 (2.11%) Agile
9 2 (2.11%) ITIL V3
9 2 (2.11%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.16%) PowerShell
1 3 (3.16%) VB
2 1 (1.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 33 (34.74%) Security Cleared
2 32 (33.68%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.37%) MCSE
5 4 (4.21%) Degree
5 4 (4.21%) MCSA
6 3 (3.16%) CCIE
6 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.16%) VCAP
7 2 (2.11%) MCP
8 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.05%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.05%) Dell Certification
8 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) Accessibility
System Software
1 42 (44.21%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.32%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.05%) XenApp
5 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (10.53%) SCCM
2 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.05%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (1.05%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 43 (45.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.63%) Cisco
3 11 (11.58%) VMware
4 5 (5.26%) Citrix
5 4 (4.21%) Altiris
5 4 (4.21%) Dell
6 3 (3.16%) Apple
6 3 (3.16%) HP
6 3 (3.16%) ServiceNow
6 3 (3.16%) Zscaler
7 2 (2.11%) Google
7 2 (2.11%) NetApp
7 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.11%) SAP
7 2 (2.11%) Symantec
8 1 (1.05%) McAfee
8 1 (1.05%) Remedy
8 1 (1.05%) Samsung
8 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.05%) Veeam