Period
to 28 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £174 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 30 45 51
Rank change year-on-year +15 +6 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 83 27 58
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.49% 3.36% 3.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.74% 3.52% 3.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 17 24
10th Percentile £120 £135 £96
25th Percentile £130 £155 £119
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £174 £175 £150
Median % change year-on-year -0.43% +16.67% -14.29%
75th Percentile £189 £263 £216
90th Percentile £436 £304 £313
England median daily rate £195 £189 £195
% change year-on-year +3.31% -3.21% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 21
10th Percentile £15.19 £10.60 £13.00
25th Percentile £15.46 £11.50 £14.26
Median hourly rate £16.87 £12.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +40.60% -31.43% +16.67%
75th Percentile £19.13 £14.87 -
90th Percentile £22.05 £15.77 £20.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% -2.94% +6.25%

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 1,447 767 1,587
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 95.52% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,070 493 893
10th Percentile £158 £123 £161
25th Percentile £313 £258 £305
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £369 £400
Median % change year-on-year +11.79% -7.75% -
75th Percentile £500 £475 £475
90th Percentile £588 £550 £575
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 44 139
10th Percentile £9.03 £9.53 £10.71
25th Percentile £12.00 £11.22 £11.56
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.85 £14.39
Median % change year-on-year +1.01% +3.20% -0.76%
75th Percentile £20.00 £28.79 £17.50
90th Percentile £33.35 £47.42 £43.30
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% +0.17%

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 28 January 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
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 28 January 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 +13 26 £115 -42.50% 15
Northamptonshire +8 26 £185 +8.82% 17
Leicestershire -1 14 £175 -4.11% 3
Nottinghamshire -18 13 £150 -14.29% 11
Lincolnshire -13 3 £250 +38.89% 6
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 54 (65.06%) Windows
2 41 (49.40%) Microsoft 365
3 37 (44.58%) Windows 10
4 30 (36.14%) Microsoft
5 28 (33.73%) Active Directory
6 21 (25.30%) Windows 7
7 20 (24.10%) Security Cleared
8 19 (22.89%) SC Cleared
9 17 (20.48%) ITIL
10 16 (19.28%) Social Skills
11 12 (14.46%) Windows Server
12 11 (13.25%) VMware
13 10 (12.05%) LAN
14 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
14 9 (10.84%) SLA
14 9 (10.84%) WAN
14 9 (10.84%) Public Sector
15 8 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
15 8 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (9.64%) Migration
16 7 (8.43%) Cisco
16 7 (8.43%) Break/Fix
17 6 (7.23%) Driving Licence
17 6 (7.23%) Azure
18 5 (6.02%) AWS
18 5 (6.02%) SCCM
18 5 (6.02%) Problem Management
18 5 (6.02%) VPN
18 5 (6.02%) Citrix
18 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification

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 (4.82%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.20%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 41 (49.40%) Microsoft 365
2 6 (7.23%) Azure
3 5 (6.02%) AWS
4 4 (4.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (4.82%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (4.82%) Amazon S3
4 4 (4.82%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (4.82%) Serverless
4 4 (4.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.41%) Google Workspace
6 1 (1.20%) iTunes
6 1 (1.20%) Nutanix
6 1 (1.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.05%) LAN
2 9 (10.84%) WAN
3 5 (6.02%) VPN
4 3 (3.61%) DNS
4 3 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.61%) Wireless
5 2 (2.41%) Firewall
5 2 (2.41%) Internet
5 2 (2.41%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (2.41%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.41%) VoIP
6 1 (1.20%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.20%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (1.20%) DHCP
6 1 (1.20%) IPv4
6 1 (1.20%) IPv6
6 1 (1.20%) Multicast
6 1 (1.20%) Skype
6 1 (1.20%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) Amazon Aurora
1 4 (4.82%) MySQL
1 4 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
General
1 16 (19.28%) Social Skills
2 9 (10.84%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.61%) Automotive
4 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.41%) Law
5 1 (1.20%) Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (1.20%) Finance
5 1 (1.20%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Driving Licence
2 4 (4.82%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.82%) NHS
3 3 (3.61%) Clustering
3 3 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.41%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 54 (65.06%) Windows
2 37 (44.58%) Windows 10
3 21 (25.30%) Windows 7
4 12 (14.46%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.61%) Linux
5 3 (3.61%) Mac OS
5 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.20%) Solaris
7 1 (1.20%) Unix
7 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.48%) ITIL
2 8 (9.64%) Migration
2 8 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (8.43%) Break/Fix
4 5 (6.02%) Problem Management
5 4 (4.82%) ERP
5 4 (4.82%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.82%) ITSM
5 4 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.61%) High Availability
6 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (3.61%) Project Delivery
7 2 (2.41%) Data Loss Prevention
7 2 (2.41%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 2 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.41%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.41%) Project Management
7 2 (2.41%) SDLC
7 2 (2.41%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (24.10%) Security Cleared
2 19 (22.89%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.02%) MCSE
3 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.61%) CCIE
4 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.61%) VCAP
5 2 (2.41%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.41%) Degree
5 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.20%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.20%) Dell Certification
6 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.84%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (33.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.20%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.20%) XenApp
4 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.02%) SCCM
2 3 (3.61%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.20%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 30 (36.14%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.25%) VMware
3 7 (8.43%) Cisco
4 5 (6.02%) Citrix
5 4 (4.82%) Apple
5 4 (4.82%) Oracle
6 3 (3.61%) Google
6 3 (3.61%) Veeam
7 2 (2.41%) Aruba
7 2 (2.41%) Bomgar
7 2 (2.41%) HP
7 2 (2.41%) NetApp
8 1 (1.20%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (1.20%) Altiris
8 1 (1.20%) Dell
8 1 (1.20%) Juniper
8 1 (1.20%) Meraki
8 1 (1.20%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.20%) Symantec