The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 June 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 of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 55 63
Rank change year-on-year -30 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 48 76 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.09% 3.00% 2.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 3.12% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 38 43
Median daily rate £130 £160 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -17.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £105 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £300 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £214
% change year-on-year -27.27% +28.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 14
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.69% -22.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.90 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.10 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.64% -7.64%  

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 of England. 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 of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2158 2438 2915
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.83% 96.21% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1253 1391 1728
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 193 261
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -1.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £12.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in the East of England

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Support Engineer in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in the East of England

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in the East of England

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in the East of England

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Hertfordshire -5 20 £130 -40.90% 13
Cambridgeshire -2 18 £190 +49.01% 11
Suffolk +15 3 £230 +21.05% 3
Norfolk -1 3 £119 +11.21% 2
Essex -25 3 £325 +27.45% 4
Bedfordshire -10 2 - - 2
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 of England region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 82 (67.77%) Windows
2 37 (30.58%) Active Directory
3 35 (28.93%) Microsoft
4 34 (28.10%) Windows 7
5 28 (23.14%) Windows Server
6 27 (22.31%) ITIL
7 23 (19.01%) DNS
8 21 (17.36%) Migration
8 21 (17.36%) SCCM
9 18 (14.88%) VMware
10 17 (14.05%) Firewall
11 16 (13.22%) Windows 10
12 15 (12.40%) SQL
13 13 (10.74%) Microsoft Office
13 13 (10.74%) Cisco
13 13 (10.74%) DHCP
13 13 (10.74%) VPN
13 13 (10.74%) Time Management
13 13 (10.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (10.74%) Windows 8
14 12 (9.92%) Apple
15 11 (9.09%) MS Exchange
15 11 (9.09%) LAN
15 11 (9.09%) Security Cleared
15 11 (9.09%) Office 365
16 10 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (8.26%) TCP/IP
16 10 (8.26%) WAN
16 10 (8.26%) Finance

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 11 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.13%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (4.13%) IIS
2 5 (4.13%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.31%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.65%) Apache
4 2 (1.65%) JBoss
4 2 (1.65%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (10.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.83%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.83%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.83%) Pro/ENGINEER
3 1 (0.83%) PTC Creo
3 1 (0.83%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.83%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.09%) Office 365
2 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.01%) DNS
2 17 (14.05%) Firewall
3 13 (10.74%) DHCP
3 13 (10.74%) VPN
4 11 (9.09%) LAN
5 10 (8.26%) TCP/IP
5 10 (8.26%) WAN
6 7 (5.79%) Internet
6 7 (5.79%) Wireless
7 5 (4.13%) ISDN
7 5 (4.13%) VLAN
8 4 (3.31%) Skype
9 3 (2.48%) Broadband
9 3 (2.48%) Network Security
9 3 (2.48%) VoIP
10 2 (1.65%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.65%) HTTP
10 2 (1.65%) MPLS
10 2 (1.65%) PBX
10 2 (1.65%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.83%) Big Data
3 1 (0.83%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.83%) GIS
3 1 (0.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
General
1 10 (8.26%) Finance
2 5 (4.13%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.48%) Banking
3 3 (2.48%) Local Government
4 2 (1.65%) Billing
5 1 (0.83%) Front Office
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.48%) HTML
1 3 (2.48%) Java EE
2 1 (0.83%) Hibernate
2 1 (0.83%) JSP
2 1 (0.83%) LAMP
2 1 (0.83%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (0.83%) Spring
2 1 (0.83%) XML
2 1 (0.83%) XSL
2 1 (0.83%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (5.79%) Smartphone
2 4 (3.31%) Driving Licence
2 4 (3.31%) NHS
3 2 (1.65%) Clustering
3 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.83%) AS400
4 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.83%) Credit Risk
4 1 (0.83%) Digital Signage
4 1 (0.83%) EFT
4 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.83%) HTC Vive
4 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.83%) PDA
4 1 (0.83%) Replication
4 1 (0.83%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 82 (67.77%) Windows
2 34 (28.10%) Windows 7
3 28 (23.14%) Windows Server
4 16 (13.22%) Windows 10
5 13 (10.74%) Windows 8
5 13 (10.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (7.44%) Windows XP
8 6 (4.96%) Apple iOS
9 5 (4.13%) Android
9 5 (4.13%) Linux
9 5 (4.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.65%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.65%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.31%) ITIL
2 21 (17.36%) Migration
3 13 (10.74%) Time Management
4 7 (5.79%) Data Migration
4 7 (5.79%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (4.96%) CRM
6 4 (3.31%) Break/Fix
6 4 (3.31%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.31%) Line Management
6 4 (3.31%) Network Management
6 4 (3.31%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.31%) Virtual Environments
7 3 (2.48%) Asset Management
7 3 (2.48%) Change Management
7 3 (2.48%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.48%) Hardware Maintenance
7 3 (2.48%) Network Design
7 3 (2.48%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (1.65%) Data Analysis
8 2 (1.65%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (12.40%) SQL
2 7 (5.79%) Java
3 3 (2.48%) PHP
4 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.83%) C
4 1 (0.83%) Perl
4 1 (0.83%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.83%) Python
4 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.44%) Degree
3 8 (6.61%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.96%) MCSE
4 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.13%) DBS Check
6 4 (3.31%) CCNP
6 4 (3.31%) MCP
7 2 (1.65%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.83%) CCNA
8 1 (0.83%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.83%) MCITP
8 1 (0.83%) MCSA
8 1 (0.83%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.79%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.65%) GDPR
3 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 37 (30.58%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.96%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (4.96%) XenApp
4 5 (4.13%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.83%) Firmware
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (17.36%) SCCM
2 2 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (28.93%) Microsoft
2 18 (14.88%) VMware
3 13 (10.74%) Cisco
4 12 (9.92%) Apple
5 9 (7.44%) Citrix
6 8 (6.61%) HP
7 4 (3.31%) CheckPoint
7 4 (3.31%) Juniper
8 3 (2.48%) Avaya
8 3 (2.48%) F5
8 3 (2.48%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.48%) Veeam
9 2 (1.65%) Dell
9 2 (1.65%) Epicor
9 2 (1.65%) Mitel
9 2 (1.65%) Nokia
9 2 (1.65%) Remedy
9 2 (1.65%) SAP
9 2 (1.65%) Sonus
9 2 (1.65%) Symantec
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