The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
England / East of England
Rank 54 63 73
Rank change year-on-year +9 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 73 61 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.36% 2.50% 2.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.51% 2.59% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 21 23
Median daily rate £200 £225 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +40.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £150 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £348 £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 18
Median hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £16.03 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £91.85 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.22%  

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 2077 2353 2495
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.63% 96.36% 96.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1264 1373 1408
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 169 237
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.15% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Hertfordshire +4 22 £195 -11.36% 9
Cambridgeshire +10 19 £168 +8.06% 9
Essex -2 16 £200 -20.00% 3
Suffolk +4 9 £213 -
Norfolk -3 4 £355 +22.41% 1
Bedfordshire -4 3 £225 +33.33%
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

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

1 82 (56.94%) Windows
2 38 (26.39%) Windows 7
3 35 (24.31%) Active Directory
4 30 (20.83%) Microsoft
5 26 (18.06%) ITIL
6 24 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 24 (16.67%) SQL
7 23 (15.97%) DNS
8 20 (13.89%) VMware
9 19 (13.19%) SCCM
9 19 (13.19%) Firewall
10 18 (12.50%) MS Exchange
10 18 (12.50%) MS Office
11 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
11 17 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (11.11%) VPN
13 15 (10.42%) Finance
13 15 (10.42%) Migration
13 15 (10.42%) Office 365
14 14 (9.72%) Cisco
15 13 (9.03%) TCP/IP
15 13 (9.03%) Windows 10
16 12 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (8.33%) SC Cleared
17 11 (7.64%) Java
17 11 (7.64%) SLA
17 11 (7.64%) Citrix
18 10 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
18 10 (6.94%) Apple

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 18 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.56%) IIS
4 7 (4.86%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (4.86%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.08%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.08%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.39%) JBoss
8 1 (0.69%) Apache
8 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (12.50%) MS Office
2 9 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.69%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.69%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.69%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.69%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.42%) Office 365
2 5 (3.47%) OneDrive
3 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.97%) DNS
2 19 (13.19%) Firewall
3 16 (11.11%) VPN
4 13 (9.03%) TCP/IP
5 10 (6.94%) DHCP
5 10 (6.94%) Internet
5 10 (6.94%) LAN
5 10 (6.94%) WAN
5 10 (6.94%) Wireless
6 7 (4.86%) ISDN
6 7 (4.86%) Network Security
7 6 (4.17%) Broadband
7 6 (4.17%) VLAN
8 4 (2.78%) Skype
9 3 (2.08%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (1.39%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.39%) RDBMS
2 2 (1.39%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.69%) Big Data
3 1 (0.69%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (0.69%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.69%) GIS
3 1 (0.69%) MySQL
3 1 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 15 (10.42%) Finance
2 4 (2.78%) Banking
2 4 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.39%) Local Government
4 1 (0.69%) Dutch Language
4 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.69%) French Language
4 1 (0.69%) Front Office
4 1 (0.69%) German Language
4 1 (0.69%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.86%) HTML
2 4 (2.78%) Java EE
3 2 (1.39%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.39%) JSP
3 2 (1.39%) Spring
3 2 (1.39%) XML
3 2 (1.39%) XSL
3 2 (1.39%) XSLT
4 1 (0.69%) jQuery
4 1 (0.69%) JSF
4 1 (0.69%) LAMP
4 1 (0.69%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.69%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.86%) Driving Licence
3 5 (3.47%) EFT
3 5 (3.47%) NHS
4 2 (1.39%) Clustering
4 2 (1.39%) Wiki
5 1 (0.69%) AS400
5 1 (0.69%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.69%) HTC Vive
5 1 (0.69%) iPad
5 1 (0.69%) iPhone
5 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.69%) PDA
5 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 82 (56.94%) Windows
2 38 (26.39%) Windows 7
3 24 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 17 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (9.03%) Windows 10
6 12 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (6.25%) Linux
7 9 (6.25%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.47%) Unix
9 5 (3.47%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.39%) Android
10 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.39%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.06%) ITIL
2 15 (10.42%) Migration
3 10 (6.94%) CRM
4 7 (4.86%) Network Management
5 6 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 6 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 6 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (3.47%) Network Design
7 4 (2.78%) High Availability
7 4 (2.78%) Line Management
7 4 (2.78%) Time Management
8 3 (2.08%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (2.08%) Configuration Management
8 3 (2.08%) Data Migration
8 3 (2.08%) Data Protection
8 3 (2.08%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.08%) Technical Analysis
9 2 (1.39%) Load Balancing
9 2 (1.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.39%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.67%) SQL
2 11 (7.64%) Java
3 6 (4.17%) PHP
4 3 (2.08%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.08%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.39%) C
5 2 (1.39%) C#
5 2 (1.39%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.39%) Python
6 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.69%) Perl
6 1 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.17%) DBS Check
5 6 (4.17%) Degree
6 5 (3.47%) MCSE
7 4 (2.78%) MCP
8 3 (2.08%) CCNP
9 2 (1.39%) CCNA
9 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.69%) CCA
10 1 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.69%) MCITP
10 1 (0.69%) MCSA
10 1 (0.69%) MCTS
10 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.64%) SLA
2 2 (1.39%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.39%) GDPR
2 2 (1.39%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 35 (24.31%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.86%) VMware ESX
4 6 (4.17%) XenApp
5 5 (3.47%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.47%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.69%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (13.19%) SCCM
2 3 (2.08%) WSUS
3 2 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.69%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.69%) DameWare
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 30 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 20 (13.89%) VMware
3 14 (9.72%) Cisco
4 11 (7.64%) Citrix
5 10 (6.94%) Apple
6 9 (6.25%) Juniper
7 7 (4.86%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.47%) Avaya
8 5 (3.47%) F5
8 5 (3.47%) Remedy
9 4 (2.78%) Epicor
9 4 (2.78%) HP
9 4 (2.78%) Oracle
10 2 (1.39%) Adobe
10 2 (1.39%) BEA
10 2 (1.39%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.39%) Dell
10 2 (1.39%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.39%) IBM
10 2 (1.39%) Symantec
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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