Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019.

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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 94 89
Rank change year-on-year +13 -5 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 50 54 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.04% 1.79% 1.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 1.88% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 25 29
East Midlands median daily rate £180 £200 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - -20.00%
10th Percentile £105 £116 £147
90th Percentile £419 £380 £366
England median daily rate £200 £190 £200
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 21
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.95 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £17.90 £17.50 £27.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £17.30 £15.36
% change year-on-year -7.51% +12.67% -4.03%

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 2,336 2,870 3,042
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 95.38% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,493 1,769 1,905
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £225 £217 £200
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 167 138
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £9.52 £9.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £25.75 £47.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

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 22 February 2019.

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 22 February 2019. 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
Derbyshire +18 18 £170 +17.24% 7
Northamptonshire +2 17 £190 -5.00% 6
Nottinghamshire +15 9 £320 +76.06% 2
Leicestershire +15 7 £125 -55.36% 1
Lincolnshire -7 1 - -
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT 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 33 (66.00%) Windows
2 24 (48.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (30.00%) Windows 10
5 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Office
6 11 (22.00%) ITIL
6 11 (22.00%) VMware
7 10 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 9 (18.00%) Cisco
8 9 (18.00%) Windows Server
9 8 (16.00%) Citrix
9 8 (16.00%) SQL
10 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (10.00%) Firewall
12 5 (10.00%) SCCM
12 5 (10.00%) Retail
12 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 4 (8.00%) PMO
13 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 4 (8.00%) DBS Check
13 4 (8.00%) Office 365
13 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (8.00%) Migration
13 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery

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 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (26.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.00%) Office 365
3 2 (4.00%) IaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) Firewall
2 4 (8.00%) DHCP
2 4 (8.00%) DNS
3 3 (6.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (6.00%) VPN
4 2 (4.00%) 3G
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (4.00%) SAN
4 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.00%) WAN
4 2 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (2.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.00%) LAN
5 1 (2.00%) Skype
5 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (10.00%) Retail
2 3 (6.00%) Automotive
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) NHS
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (66.00%) Windows
2 15 (30.00%) Windows 10
3 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (18.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.00%) Linux
7 2 (4.00%) VMS
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) ITIL
2 7 (14.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (8.00%) Migration
3 4 (8.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.00%) IT Governance
5 2 (4.00%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (4.00%) Network Management
5 2 (4.00%) Operations Management
5 2 (4.00%) Runbook
5 2 (4.00%) Server Management
5 2 (4.00%) Service Management
5 2 (4.00%) Software Audit
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.00%) CCNA
4 4 (8.00%) CCNP
4 4 (8.00%) DBS Check
5 2 (4.00%) MCSA
6 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.00%) CCA
6 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) MCP
6 1 (2.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) PMO
2 2 (4.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.00%) XenApp
5 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.00%) VMware
3 9 (18.00%) Cisco
4 8 (16.00%) Citrix
5 3 (6.00%) McAfee
6 2 (4.00%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (4.00%) F5
6 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.00%) Juniper
6 2 (4.00%) Remedy
6 2 (4.00%) Riverbed
6 2 (4.00%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.00%) Verint
7 1 (2.00%) Apple
7 1 (2.00%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.00%) Symantec
7 1 (2.00%) Veeam