Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £170 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 88 107
Rank change year-on-year +3 +19 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 56 62 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.03% 1.95% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 2.07% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 35 13
East Midlands median daily rate £170 £200 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% -24.53% +6.00%
10th Percentile £105 £113 £142
90th Percentile £370 £383 £330
England median daily rate £195 £210 £263
% change year-on-year -7.14% -20.00% +19.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 17
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -24.64% +32.69%
10th Percentile £12.45 £13.00 £12.89
90th Percentile £20.40 £17.50 £20.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.64 £15.60
% change year-on-year +11.89% +0.26% -2.50%

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 2,616 3,001 3,070
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 94.55% 96.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,625 1,836 1,919
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £213 £225 £235
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 162 120
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £13.86 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% +6.62% -
10th Percentile £10.34 £9.75 £8.75
90th Percentile £43.08 £42.38 £25.20
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.39% -1.58% +6.92%

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 21 September 2018.

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 21 September 2018. 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
Leicestershire +17 20 £145 +3.57% 3
Derbyshire +13 12 £195 +105.26% 2
Nottinghamshire +1 12 £250 +28.21% 5
Northamptonshire -18 9 £170 +13.33% 8
Lincolnshire -2 2 - - 1
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 39 (69.64%) Windows
2 25 (44.64%) Windows 10
3 24 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 18 (32.14%) SCCM
5 16 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 15 (26.79%) Windows Server
7 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
8 10 (17.86%) DNS
8 10 (17.86%) DHCP
8 10 (17.86%) Citrix
9 9 (16.07%) Firewall
9 9 (16.07%) Cisco
10 8 (14.29%) VMware
11 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 6 (10.71%) Office 365
12 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
12 6 (10.71%) ITIL
13 5 (8.93%) Linux
13 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
13 5 (8.93%) LAN
13 5 (8.93%) Retail
13 5 (8.93%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (7.14%) OneDrive
14 4 (7.14%) WatchGuard
14 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
14 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
14 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
14 4 (7.14%) Wireless

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 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.36%) IIS
3 2 (3.57%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) Confluence
4 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.79%) JBoss
4 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.71%) Office 365
2 4 (7.14%) OneDrive
3 2 (3.57%) G Suite
3 2 (3.57%) IaaS
4 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.86%) DHCP
1 10 (17.86%) DNS
2 9 (16.07%) Firewall
3 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.93%) LAN
4 5 (8.93%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (7.14%) WAN
5 4 (7.14%) Wireless
6 3 (5.36%) SMS
6 3 (5.36%) VPN
7 2 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.57%) Cisco Firepower
7 2 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.57%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.79%) Skype
8 1 (1.79%) SSL
8 1 (1.79%) VLAN
8 1 (1.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.79%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.79%) JIRA
1 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.79%) WinDbg
General
1 5 (8.93%) Retail
2 3 (5.36%) Finance
3 2 (3.57%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.79%) J2EE
1 1 (1.79%) Middleware
1 1 (1.79%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.57%) EPoS
2 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.79%) iPad
2 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.79%) NHS
2 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 39 (69.64%) Windows
2 25 (44.64%) Windows 10
3 16 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 15 (26.79%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.93%) Linux
6 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.57%) Mac OS
7 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.57%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.79%) Unix
8 1 (1.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.71%) ITIL
2 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (5.36%) Document Management
3 3 (5.36%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (5.36%) Vulnerability Management
4 2 (3.57%) Change Control
4 2 (3.57%) E-Commerce
4 2 (3.57%) Migration
5 1 (1.79%) Analytics
5 1 (1.79%) Application Discovery
5 1 (1.79%) Break/Fix
5 1 (1.79%) DevOps
5 1 (1.79%) Information Security
5 1 (1.79%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.79%) Patch Management
5 1 (1.79%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (1.79%) Runbook
5 1 (1.79%) Task Automation
5 1 (1.79%) Ticket Management
5 1 (1.79%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.57%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) VBScript
3 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.57%) CCNP
3 2 (3.57%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.79%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) PMO
System Software
1 24 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (32.14%) SCCM
2 3 (5.36%) Nessus
3 2 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 2 (3.57%) WSUS
4 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.79%) collectd
4 1 (1.79%) Grafana
4 1 (1.79%) Graphite
4 1 (1.79%) Kibana
4 1 (1.79%) logstash
4 1 (1.79%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.86%) Citrix
3 9 (16.07%) Cisco
4 8 (14.29%) VMware
5 4 (7.14%) CommVault
5 4 (7.14%) WatchGuard
6 3 (5.36%) Veeam
7 2 (3.57%) Dell
7 2 (3.57%) F5
7 2 (3.57%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.57%) HP
7 2 (3.57%) IBM
7 2 (3.57%) McAfee
7 2 (3.57%) Riverbed
7 2 (3.57%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.79%) Apple
8 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.79%) Symantec
8 1 (1.79%) Twitter