Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £183 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 85 106
Rank change year-on-year 0 +21 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 54 65 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.04% 2.05% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 2.15% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 13
East Midlands median daily rate £183 £180 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% -32.08% +13.98%
10th Percentile £113 £105 £132
90th Percentile £430 £360 £330
England median daily rate £190 £200 £240
% change year-on-year -5.00% -16.67% +11.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 23
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.75 £14.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -18.84% +32.69%
10th Percentile £11.93 £13.00 £12.15
90th Percentile £17.85 £17.50 £26.13
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.63 £15.08
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.28% -4.41%

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 2,525 3,021 3,169
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.18% 95.18% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,620 1,863 1,978
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £390 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £538 £550 £555
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 166 130
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% +3.85%
10th Percentile £10.06 £9.75 £8.76
90th Percentile £26.53 £45.00 £42.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.63 £18.45
% change year-on-year -0.67% +0.95% +3.83%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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
Northamptonshire -7 15 £223 +48.33% 2
Derbyshire +12 14 £180 +89.47% 7
Leicestershire +12 13 £145 -25.64% 1
Nottinghamshire +10 11 £310 +106.67% 6
Lincolnshire -9 1 - -
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 33 (61.11%) Windows
2 24 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 18 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 13 (24.07%) SCCM
4 13 (24.07%) Windows 7
5 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 9 (16.67%) Firewall
6 9 (16.67%) ITIL
7 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
7 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
8 7 (12.96%) Windows Server
8 7 (12.96%) Citrix
8 7 (12.96%) Cisco
9 6 (11.11%) VMware
10 5 (9.26%) Office 365
10 5 (9.26%) Retail
10 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Office
11 4 (7.41%) Linux
11 4 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (7.41%) DHCP
11 4 (7.41%) DNS
11 4 (7.41%) Finance
11 4 (7.41%) Migration
11 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (7.41%) PowerShell
11 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 3 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
12 3 (5.56%) IaaS
12 3 (5.56%) OneDrive
12 3 (5.56%) F5

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 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) Confluence
3 1 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.85%) IIS
3 1 (1.85%) JBoss
3 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Office 365
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.56%) IaaS
3 3 (5.56%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (7.41%) DHCP
2 4 (7.41%) DNS
3 3 (5.56%) VPN
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco Firepower
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.70%) NetScaler
4 2 (3.70%) SMS
4 2 (3.70%) WAN
4 2 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.85%) LAN
5 1 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.85%) Skype
5 1 (1.85%) SSL
5 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.70%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.85%) JIRA
2 1 (1.85%) WinDbg
General
1 5 (9.26%) Retail
2 4 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.85%) J2EE
1 1 (1.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.85%) iPad
2 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (61.11%) Windows
2 24 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 13 (24.07%) Windows 7
4 7 (12.96%) Windows Server
5 4 (7.41%) Linux
6 2 (3.70%) VMS
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.85%) Unix
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.67%) ITIL
2 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (7.41%) Migration
3 3 (5.56%) Asset Management
3 3 (5.56%) Document Management
3 3 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (3.70%) Change Management
4 2 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (3.70%) Data Migration
4 2 (3.70%) E-Commerce
4 2 (3.70%) IT Governance
4 2 (3.70%) ITSM
4 2 (3.70%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (3.70%) Operations Management
4 2 (3.70%) Runbook
4 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.70%) Service Management
5 1 (1.85%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (1.85%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (1.85%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
1 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.70%) CCNA
3 2 (3.70%) CCNP
3 2 (3.70%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (1.85%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (24.07%) SCCM
2 2 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.70%) WSUS
3 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.85%) collectd
3 1 (1.85%) Grafana
3 1 (1.85%) Graphite
3 1 (1.85%) Kibana
3 1 (1.85%) logstash
3 1 (1.85%) Perfmon
3 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) Cisco
2 7 (12.96%) Citrix
3 6 (11.11%) VMware
4 3 (5.56%) F5
4 3 (5.56%) WatchGuard
5 2 (3.70%) CommVault
5 2 (3.70%) Fortinet
5 2 (3.70%) McAfee
5 2 (3.70%) Riverbed
5 2 (3.70%) ServiceNow
5 2 (3.70%) Verint
6 1 (1.85%) Apple
6 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.85%) Remedy
6 1 (1.85%) SonicWALL
6 1 (1.85%) Symantec
6 1 (1.85%) Twitter
6 1 (1.85%) Veeam