The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £265 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 74 63
Rank change year-on-year +4 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 31 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.07% 1.16% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 1.21% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 2
Median daily rate £265 £188 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.33% -35.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £277 £299
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 21
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.23% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.90 £13.00 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.58%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1445 1572 1620
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.46% 96.32% 96.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 900 922 888
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 63 99
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.63 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +20 18 £230 +22.66% 9
Leicestershire +1 8 £265 +6.00% 2
Nottinghamshire +2 3 £220 +22.22% 1
Derbyshire - 1 - - 2
Lincolnshire - 1 £438 -
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 46 (75.41%) Windows
2 26 (42.62%) Windows 7
3 25 (40.98%) SCCM
4 21 (34.43%) Active Directory
5 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
6 16 (26.23%) ITIL
7 14 (22.95%) Windows 10
8 10 (16.39%) ITIL V3
9 9 (14.75%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 8 (13.11%) PRINCE2
10 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
10 8 (13.11%) VMware
10 8 (13.11%) Clustering
11 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (11.48%) Degree
11 7 (11.48%) Oracle
11 7 (11.48%) Project Management
11 7 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (11.48%) Intel Security
11 7 (11.48%) High Availability
11 7 (11.48%) Unified Communications
11 7 (11.48%) Data Loss Prevention
11 7 (11.48%) Data Centre
11 7 (11.48%) SDLC
12 6 (9.84%) Windows 8
12 6 (9.84%) Oracle Receivables
12 6 (9.84%) Citrix
12 6 (9.84%) Oracle Reports
12 6 (9.84%) Oracle EBS R12
12 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing

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 8 (13.11%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.64%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Office
2 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.64%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (9.84%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.64%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) OneDrive
2 2 (3.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) Unified Communications
2 5 (8.20%) Firewall
3 4 (6.56%) DNS
3 4 (6.56%) LAN
3 4 (6.56%) VPN
4 3 (4.92%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (4.92%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (4.92%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.92%) VLAN
4 3 (4.92%) WAN
5 2 (3.28%) 3G
5 2 (3.28%) ADSL
5 2 (3.28%) BGP
5 2 (3.28%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (3.28%) DHCP
5 2 (3.28%) EIGRP
5 2 (3.28%) MPLS
5 2 (3.28%) OSPF
5 2 (3.28%) SNMP
5 2 (3.28%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.64%) MS Access
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 6 (9.84%) Billing
2 1 (1.64%) Advertising
2 1 (1.64%) Legal
2 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.64%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.11%) Clustering
2 7 (11.48%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.64%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.64%) EPoS
3 1 (1.64%) Handset
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 46 (75.41%) Windows
2 26 (42.62%) Windows 7
3 14 (22.95%) Windows 10
4 6 (9.84%) Windows 8
5 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.20%) Windows XP
6 4 (6.56%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.64%) Android
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) ITIL
2 10 (16.39%) ITIL V3
3 9 (14.75%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 8 (13.11%) PRINCE2
5 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.48%) Data Loss Prevention
5 7 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (11.48%) High Availability
5 7 (11.48%) Project Management
5 7 (11.48%) SDLC
6 6 (9.84%) Regression Testing
7 5 (8.20%) Migration
8 4 (6.56%) Application Packaging
9 3 (4.92%) Data Security
9 3 (4.92%) Patch Management
10 2 (3.28%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (3.28%) Network Management
10 2 (3.28%) Server Virtualisation
10 2 (3.28%) Software Distribution
10 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Degree
2 4 (6.56%) CCNA
2 4 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.56%) MCSE
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.56%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) DBS Check
4 2 (3.28%) CCNP
4 2 (3.28%) MCSA
4 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.64%) MCDST
5 1 (1.64%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (34.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.56%) BitLocker
4 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.28%) Terminal Server
5 2 (3.28%) XenApp
5 2 (3.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (40.98%) SCCM
2 1 (1.64%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.64%) SCOM
2 1 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 20 (32.79%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) VMware
3 7 (11.48%) Intel Security
3 7 (11.48%) Oracle
4 6 (9.84%) Citrix
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco
6 3 (4.92%) Dell
7 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.64%) Lotus
8 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.64%) Siemens
8 1 (1.64%) Symantec