The median contractor rate for an IT Support Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 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.

IT Support Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 522 546 531
Rank change year-on-year +24 -15  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 66 74 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 29 37
Median daily rate £150 £155 £179
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -13.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £107 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £260 £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £125 £145
% change year-on-year +4.00% -13.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 31
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.89 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £26.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40726 46972 48452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.05% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26580 31013 30938
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1367 1887
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

IT Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support Engineer in England

IT Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support Engineer in England

IT Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Support Engineer in England

IT Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support Engineer in England

IT Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer in England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Support Engineer in England

IT Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 23 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
London +3 23 £183 +4.28% 22
South East +14 16 £150 +25.00% 25
East Midlands -5 6 £275 +103.70% 2
East of England -15 6 £130 -18.75% 7
West Midlands +15 4 £105 -2.32% 2
South West 0 4 £155 +40.90% 7
Yorkshire +27 3 £198 +158.60% 9
North West +22 3 £125 +8.69% 11
North East +68 1 - -
IT Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT 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 England region featuring IT Support Engineer in the job title.

1 121 (79.61%) Windows
2 84 (55.26%) Active Directory
3 67 (44.08%) Windows 7
4 57 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 43 (28.29%) Microsoft Office
6 40 (26.32%) Office 365
7 39 (25.66%) ITIL
8 38 (25.00%) Windows 10
9 31 (20.39%) Windows Server
10 28 (18.42%) Apple
11 24 (15.79%) Android
12 22 (14.47%) Windows 8
13 21 (13.82%) HP
14 19 (12.50%) VMware
15 18 (11.84%) MS Exchange
15 18 (11.84%) Incident Management
16 16 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
16 16 (10.53%) SharePoint
16 16 (10.53%) Cisco
16 16 (10.53%) VPN
17 15 (9.87%) Firewall
17 15 (9.87%) WAN
17 15 (9.87%) Smartphone
18 14 (9.21%) SCCM
18 14 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
19 13 (8.55%) Break/Fix
19 13 (8.55%) Security Cleared
19 13 (8.55%) SLA
19 13 (8.55%) Migration
20 12 (7.89%) Service Management

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (11.84%) MS Exchange
2 16 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.58%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.63%) IIS
6 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.66%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.66%) SAS
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 43 (28.29%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.66%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.66%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.66%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.66%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.66%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 40 (26.32%) Office 365
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.32%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.66%) G Suite
3 1 (0.66%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.53%) VPN
2 15 (9.87%) Firewall
2 15 (9.87%) WAN
3 11 (7.24%) LAN
4 10 (6.58%) TCP/IP
4 10 (6.58%) Wireless
5 8 (5.26%) DHCP
5 8 (5.26%) DNS
5 8 (5.26%) Skype
6 7 (4.61%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (3.29%) PBX
7 5 (3.29%) SAN
8 4 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (2.63%) Internet
9 3 (1.97%) 3G
9 3 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.97%) VoIP
10 2 (1.32%) FTP
10 2 (1.32%) NAS
10 2 (1.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.66%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (5.26%) Finance
2 3 (1.97%) Legal
3 2 (1.32%) Electronics
3 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.66%) Advertising
4 1 (0.66%) Back Office
4 1 (0.66%) Banking
4 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.87%) Smartphone
2 10 (6.58%) RSA SecurID
3 8 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 8 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (4.61%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.97%) Clustering
6 2 (1.32%) BYOD
6 2 (1.32%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.32%) iPhone
6 2 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.32%) Replication
6 2 (1.32%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.66%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.66%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.66%) HTC Vive
7 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.66%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.66%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 121 (79.61%) Windows
2 67 (44.08%) Windows 7
3 38 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 31 (20.39%) Windows Server
5 24 (15.79%) Android
6 22 (14.47%) Windows 8
7 16 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (9.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (7.24%) Linux
10 11 (7.24%) Mac OS X
11 9 (5.92%) Windows XP
12 7 (4.61%) Apple iOS
13 4 (2.63%) Mac OS
13 4 (2.63%) SUSE
14 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.66%) Unix
14 1 (0.66%) VMS
14 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (25.66%) ITIL
2 18 (11.84%) Incident Management
3 13 (8.55%) Break/Fix
3 13 (8.55%) Migration
4 12 (7.89%) Change Management
4 12 (7.89%) Service Management
5 11 (7.24%) ITSM
6 8 (5.26%) ITIL V3
7 7 (4.61%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.29%) Business Continuity
8 5 (3.29%) Coaching
9 4 (2.63%) DNA
9 4 (2.63%) Time Management
10 3 (1.97%) Asset Management
10 3 (1.97%) Problem Management
11 2 (1.32%) CRM
11 2 (1.32%) Data Migration
11 2 (1.32%) Disk Encryption
11 2 (1.32%) Mobile Device Management
11 2 (1.32%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.92%) SQL
2 3 (1.97%) C
3 1 (0.66%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.66%) VB
3 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (8.55%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.92%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.95%) DBS Check
5 4 (2.63%) MCSE
6 3 (1.97%) Degree
6 3 (1.97%) MCP
6 3 (1.97%) MCSA
7 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.32%) MCITP
7 2 (1.32%) MCTS
8 1 (0.66%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.66%) ECDL
8 1 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.66%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 84 (55.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.95%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (3.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.32%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.32%) vSphere
5 1 (0.66%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.66%) XenApp
5 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (9.21%) SCCM
2 4 (2.63%) Unicenter
3 3 (1.97%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (1.32%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.32%) WSUS
5 1 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.66%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.66%) SCOM
5 1 (0.66%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 57 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 28 (18.42%) Apple
3 21 (13.82%) HP
4 19 (12.50%) VMware
5 16 (10.53%) Cisco
6 10 (6.58%) Dell
6 10 (6.58%) Toshiba
7 7 (4.61%) Google
8 6 (3.95%) Citrix
9 5 (3.29%) Remedy
9 5 (3.29%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.63%) CA
10 4 (2.63%) Peregrine
10 4 (2.63%) Spiceworks
11 3 (1.97%) Meraki
11 3 (1.97%) Polycom
11 3 (1.97%) Symantec
12 2 (1.32%) McAfee
12 2 (1.32%) Sophos
12 2 (1.32%) Wyse
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