The median contractor rate for a IT Support Engineer was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support Engineer
UK / England
Rank 487 543 512
Rank change year-on-year +56 -31  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 79 72 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.15% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 36 20
Median daily rate £145 £175 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £125 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £379 £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -20.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -3.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £12.66 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £18.30 £26.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.10 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.66% -  

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 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 27 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
London +38 25 £165 +2.16% 27
South East +3 22 £141 -19.28% 25
East of England +3 10 £250 +31.57% 9
West Midlands +17 7 £200 +17.64% 3
North West +27 5 £100 - 6
South West +7 5 £125 -65.03% 4
Yorkshire +18 3 £110 -32.30% 5
East Midlands -4 2 - - 5
IT Support Engineer
UK

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 136 (74.73%) Windows
2 101 (55.49%) Active Directory
3 80 (43.96%) Microsoft
4 74 (40.66%) Windows 7
5 57 (31.32%) MS Office
6 44 (24.18%) Windows 10
7 39 (21.43%) Windows Server
7 39 (21.43%) ITIL
8 37 (20.33%) Office 365
9 36 (19.78%) Apple
10 33 (18.13%) MS Excel
11 31 (17.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (15.93%) Windows 8
12 29 (15.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 29 (15.93%) MS Exchange
13 28 (15.38%) VMware
14 26 (14.29%) SCCM
15 22 (12.09%) Firewall
16 21 (11.54%) WAN
17 20 (10.99%) Android
17 20 (10.99%) Incident Management
18 18 (9.89%) VPN
18 18 (9.89%) SharePoint
18 18 (9.89%) SLA
18 18 (9.89%) HP
18 18 (9.89%) DBS Check
19 16 (8.79%) Citrix
19 16 (8.79%) Hyper-V
20 15 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
20 15 (8.24%) Windows XP

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 29 (15.93%) MS Exchange
2 18 (9.89%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.04%) Skype for Business
4 10 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (3.30%) IIS
7 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.75%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 57 (31.32%) MS Office
2 33 (18.13%) MS Excel
3 9 (4.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.55%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 37 (20.33%) Office 365
2 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.75%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.55%) G Suite
3 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.09%) Firewall
2 21 (11.54%) WAN
3 18 (9.89%) VPN
4 15 (8.24%) LAN
5 14 (7.69%) DNS
6 12 (6.59%) DHCP
7 10 (5.49%) Wireless
8 7 (3.85%) SAN
8 7 (3.85%) TCP/IP
8 7 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (3.30%) Internet
9 6 (3.30%) PBX
9 6 (3.30%) Skype
10 5 (2.75%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (2.75%) SNMP
11 3 (1.65%) 3G
11 3 (1.65%) NAS
11 3 (1.65%) VoIP
11 3 (1.65%) WLAN
12 2 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
General
1 10 (5.49%) Finance
2 5 (2.75%) Retail
3 4 (2.20%) Banking
3 4 (2.20%) Legal
4 3 (1.65%) Advertising
5 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.55%) HTML
1 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
1 1 (0.55%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.59%) Smartphone
3 10 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.49%) RSA SecurID
4 9 (4.95%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (4.40%) Blackberry
5 8 (4.40%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.65%) Clustering
6 3 (1.65%) iPhone
7 2 (1.10%) BYOD
7 2 (1.10%) EPoS
7 2 (1.10%) iPad
7 2 (1.10%) Replication
8 1 (0.55%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (0.55%) Fintech
8 1 (0.55%) HTC Vive
8 1 (0.55%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.55%) NHS
8 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 136 (74.73%) Windows
2 74 (40.66%) Windows 7
3 44 (24.18%) Windows 10
4 39 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 31 (17.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (15.93%) Windows 8
6 29 (15.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (10.99%) Android
8 15 (8.24%) Windows XP
9 9 (4.95%) Mac OS X
9 9 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (3.85%) Linux
10 7 (3.85%) Mac OS
11 4 (2.20%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.65%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.43%) ITIL
2 20 (10.99%) Incident Management
3 13 (7.14%) Service Management
4 10 (5.49%) Service Delivery
5 9 (4.95%) Change Management
5 9 (4.95%) Migration
6 8 (4.40%) ITSM
7 7 (3.85%) ITIL V3
8 5 (2.75%) Application Packaging
8 5 (2.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.75%) Fault Management
9 4 (2.20%) Business Continuity
9 4 (2.20%) Coaching
9 4 (2.20%) DNA
9 4 (2.20%) Network Management
10 3 (1.65%) Asset Management
10 3 (1.65%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 3 (1.65%) Patch Management
10 3 (1.65%) Time Management
10 3 (1.65%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.95%) SQL
2 5 (2.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.10%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (9.89%) DBS Check
2 15 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.49%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.40%) MCSE
6 5 (2.75%) Degree
7 4 (2.20%) MCP
7 4 (2.20%) MCSA
8 2 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.10%) MCITP
8 2 (1.10%) MCTS
9 1 (0.55%) CCNA
9 1 (0.55%) MCPD
9 1 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.89%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 101 (55.49%) Active Directory
2 16 (8.79%) Hyper-V
3 12 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.75%) BitLocker
5 4 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.10%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.10%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.10%) vSphere
6 2 (1.10%) XenApp
7 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.55%) Firmware
7 1 (0.55%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (1.65%) Unicenter
3 2 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.55%) DameWare
4 1 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 80 (43.96%) Microsoft
2 36 (19.78%) Apple
3 28 (15.38%) VMware
4 18 (9.89%) HP
5 16 (8.79%) Citrix
6 14 (7.69%) Cisco
7 13 (7.14%) Dell
8 10 (5.49%) Toshiba
9 8 (4.40%) Google
9 8 (4.40%) Intel Security
10 5 (2.75%) Lotus
11 4 (2.20%) Remedy
12 3 (1.65%) Bloomberg
12 3 (1.65%) CA
12 3 (1.65%) Peregrine
12 3 (1.65%) Reuters
12 3 (1.65%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.65%) Spiceworks
13 2 (1.10%) Adobe
13 2 (1.10%) Polycom
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Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Rate: £160 - £180 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: From £130 to £140 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 27 days ago