The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £211 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.

Support Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 125 137
Rank change year-on-year -37 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 661 991 890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.54% 2.01% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 2.11% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 507 420
Median daily rate £211 £275 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.18% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £125 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £211
% change year-on-year -27.27% +30.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 122 173
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.27% -10.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £26.96 £29.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.60 £17.13
% change year-on-year -7.05% -8.90%  

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%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in England

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in England

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in England

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 Support Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in England

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in England

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 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 -16 218 £225 -19.64% 101
South East -44 168 £200 -33.33% 68
South West -18 77 £198 -26.51% 20
East of England -31 48 £130 -18.75% 35
North West +23 38 £325 +36.84% 31
Yorkshire +25 30 £154 -41.42% 24
North East +7 30 £275 - 5
East Midlands +5 29 £200 -23.80% 13
West Midlands -29 24 £143 -50.43% 17
Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 England region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 803 (61.39%) Windows
2 525 (40.14%) Active Directory
3 385 (29.43%) Microsoft
4 356 (27.22%) Windows 7
5 249 (19.04%) ITIL
6 244 (18.65%) Microsoft Office
6 244 (18.65%) Windows Server
7 217 (16.59%) Security Cleared
8 206 (15.75%) VMware
9 205 (15.67%) Office 365
10 183 (13.99%) Cisco
11 182 (13.91%) Windows 10
12 161 (12.31%) Migration
13 155 (11.85%) Windows Server 2008
14 149 (11.39%) SC Cleared
15 147 (11.24%) MS Exchange
16 139 (10.63%) Windows Server 2012
17 134 (10.24%) Citrix
18 132 (10.09%) Firewall
18 132 (10.09%) SCCM
19 131 (10.02%) SQL
20 125 (9.56%) Linux
21 120 (9.17%) DNS
21 120 (9.17%) LAN
22 107 (8.18%) WAN
22 107 (8.18%) VPN
23 106 (8.10%) TCP/IP
24 103 (7.87%) HP
25 97 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
26 91 (6.96%) Windows 8

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
1 147 (11.24%) MS Exchange
2 67 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (4.51%) SharePoint
4 50 (3.82%) Skype for Business
5 35 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 26 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 26 (1.99%) IIS
7 18 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 17 (1.30%) Apache
8 17 (1.30%) Drupal
9 16 (1.22%) IBM Notes
9 16 (1.22%) Tomcat
10 15 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 15 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
13 11 (0.84%) CMS
13 11 (0.84%) WebLogic
13 11 (0.84%) WordPress
14 9 (0.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 244 (18.65%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.076%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.076%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.076%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.076%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.076%) Simulink
8 1 (0.076%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
3 4 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.15%) Eikon
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.15%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.076%) RMDS
6 1 (0.076%) Sage 1000
6 1 (0.076%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.076%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 205 (15.67%) Office 365
2 49 (3.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (0.61%) G Suite
6 6 (0.46%) OneDrive
6 6 (0.46%) SaaS
7 4 (0.31%) GitHub
7 4 (0.31%) PaaS
8 3 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.23%) IaaS
8 3 (0.23%) Yammer
9 1 (0.076%) Boomi
9 1 (0.076%) Google Play
9 1 (0.076%) iPaaS
9 1 (0.076%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.076%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 132 (10.09%) Firewall
2 120 (9.17%) DNS
2 120 (9.17%) LAN
3 107 (8.18%) VPN
3 107 (8.18%) WAN
4 106 (8.10%) TCP/IP
5 81 (6.19%) DHCP
6 47 (3.59%) Wireless
7 45 (3.44%) Skype
8 44 (3.36%) Internet
9 37 (2.83%) VLAN
10 31 (2.37%) Remote Desktop
11 30 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
12 29 (2.22%) SAN
13 28 (2.14%) VoIP
14 27 (2.06%) Cisco Nexus
15 26 (1.99%) BGP
16 25 (1.91%) MPLS
17 24 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
18 23 (1.76%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 21 (1.61%) MySQL
3 18 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (0.92%) Oracle Database
5 9 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (0.54%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.46%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.38%) Big Data
9 5 (0.38%) EDRMS
10 4 (0.31%) DB2
10 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.23%) Geospatial Data
11 3 (0.23%) MS Access
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.23%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 22 (1.68%) Jenkins
2 11 (0.84%) Visual Studio
3 10 (0.76%) NUnit
3 10 (0.76%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
4 9 (0.69%) JIRA
5 6 (0.46%) Git (software)
5 6 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (0.23%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.15%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.15%) MSI
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.15%) Selenium
7 2 (0.15%) Subversion
7 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.15%) Toad
8 1 (0.076%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.076%) Hudson
8 1 (0.076%) JMeter
8 1 (0.076%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 88 (6.73%) Finance
2 45 (3.44%) Banking
3 42 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 17 (1.30%) Retail
5 14 (1.07%) Billing
6 13 (0.99%) Back Office
7 12 (0.92%) Legal
8 11 (0.84%) Marketing
9 9 (0.69%) Advertising
10 8 (0.61%) Electronics
10 8 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.61%) Military
11 7 (0.54%) Front Office
11 7 (0.54%) Investment Banking
12 6 (0.46%) Local Government
13 5 (0.38%) Publishing
14 3 (0.23%) French Language
14 3 (0.23%) Law
15 1 (0.076%) German Language
15 1 (0.076%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.38%) .NET
2 13 (0.99%) XML
3 12 (0.92%) HTML
4 11 (0.84%) .NET Framework
4 11 (0.84%) JSON
4 11 (0.84%) YAML
5 10 (0.76%) WF
6 9 (0.69%) Web Services
7 8 (0.61%) Middleware
7 8 (0.61%) XSLT
8 6 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (0.46%) XMPP
9 5 (0.38%) 802.1X
9 5 (0.38%) CSS
9 5 (0.38%) Java EE
9 5 (0.38%) LAPP Stack
9 5 (0.38%) SOAP
10 4 (0.31%) Spring
10 4 (0.31%) XHTML
11 3 (0.23%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (4.05%) Blackberry
3 48 (3.67%) Data Centre
4 40 (3.06%) Smartphone
5 28 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
6 24 (1.83%) Driving Licence
7 23 (1.76%) Clustering
8 17 (1.30%) iPhone
9 13 (0.99%) Management Information System
9 13 (0.99%) NHS
10 10 (0.76%) BYOD
10 10 (0.76%) iPad
10 10 (0.76%) Private Cloud
10 10 (0.76%) RSA SecurID
11 8 (0.61%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.61%) Fat Client
11 8 (0.61%) Thin Client
12 7 (0.54%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.54%) Replication
13 6 (0.46%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 803 (61.39%) Windows
2 356 (27.22%) Windows 7
3 244 (18.65%) Windows Server
4 182 (13.91%) Windows 10
5 155 (11.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 139 (10.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 125 (9.56%) Linux
8 91 (6.96%) Windows 8
9 79 (6.04%) Windows XP
10 77 (5.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 60 (4.59%) Unix
12 57 (4.36%) Android
13 36 (2.75%) Apple iOS
14 30 (2.29%) Mac OS X
15 20 (1.53%) Mac OS
16 15 (1.15%) AIX
16 15 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (1.15%) SUSE
17 11 (0.84%) CentOS
18 7 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (19.04%) ITIL
2 161 (12.31%) Migration
3 51 (3.90%) Change Management
3 51 (3.90%) Incident Management
3 51 (3.90%) Time Management
4 46 (3.52%) Service Delivery
5 37 (2.83%) Break/Fix
6 35 (2.68%) Service Management
7 34 (2.60%) DevOps
8 32 (2.45%) Data Migration
8 32 (2.45%) Problem Management
9 31 (2.37%) Network Management
10 30 (2.29%) ITIL V3
11 23 (1.76%) Continuous Improvement
11 23 (1.76%) Root Cause Analysis
12 22 (1.68%) Asset Management
12 22 (1.68%) High Availability
12 22 (1.68%) Virtual Environments
13 21 (1.61%) ITSM
14 19 (1.45%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 131 (10.02%) SQL
2 67 (5.12%) PowerShell
3 31 (2.37%) Java
4 27 (2.06%) Bash Shell
4 27 (2.06%) Python
5 22 (1.68%) Perl
6 20 (1.53%) C#
7 17 (1.30%) Shell Script
8 14 (1.07%) VBA
9 13 (0.99%) PHP
10 11 (0.84%) C
11 8 (0.61%) VBScript
12 7 (0.54%) Ruby
12 7 (0.54%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.46%) JavaScript
13 6 (0.46%) VB
14 4 (0.31%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.31%) RPG
14 4 (0.31%) RPG IV
14 4 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 217 (16.59%) Security Cleared
2 149 (11.39%) SC Cleared
3 84 (6.42%) Cisco Certification
4 69 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 63 (4.82%) DV Cleared
6 48 (3.67%) CCNP
7 46 (3.52%) MCSE
8 45 (3.44%) CCNA
9 36 (2.75%) Degree
10 35 (2.68%) DBS Check
11 25 (1.91%) MCP
12 17 (1.30%) MCSA
13 14 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.76%) A+ Certification
15 8 (0.61%) HNC
16 7 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 6 (0.46%) CCIE
17 6 (0.46%) MCITP
17 6 (0.46%) MCTS
17 6 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (5.50%) SLA
2 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.23%) QA
3 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.15%) GDPR
4 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.076%) COSHH
5 1 (0.076%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 525 (40.14%) Active Directory
2 97 (7.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (4.20%) Hyper-V
4 31 (2.37%) XenApp
5 25 (1.91%) vSphere
6 20 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
7 15 (1.15%) XenDesktop
8 14 (1.07%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (0.76%) VMware Server
10 7 (0.54%) vCloud
11 6 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (0.38%) Firmware
12 5 (0.38%) XenServer
13 4 (0.31%) Docker
14 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.23%) NFS
14 3 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.15%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 132 (10.09%) SCCM
2 28 (2.14%) Puppet
3 20 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (1.45%) Ansible
5 18 (1.38%) SCOM
6 15 (1.15%) WSUS
7 12 (0.92%) Backup Exec
8 11 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
9 10 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 9 (0.69%) HP SiteScope
11 6 (0.46%) Cisco Prime
11 6 (0.46%) Jamf Pro
11 6 (0.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.38%) AirWatch
12 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (0.38%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.38%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.38%) Unicenter
13 4 (0.31%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.31%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 385 (29.43%) Microsoft
2 206 (15.75%) VMware
3 183 (13.99%) Cisco
4 134 (10.24%) Citrix
5 103 (7.87%) HP
6 82 (6.27%) Apple
7 62 (4.74%) Oracle
8 41 (3.13%) Dell
9 36 (2.75%) Juniper
10 23 (1.76%) ServiceNow
11 21 (1.61%) CheckPoint
11 21 (1.61%) Red Hat
12 20 (1.53%) Avaya
12 20 (1.53%) Google
13 19 (1.45%) Remedy
14 18 (1.38%) F5
14 18 (1.38%) IBM
15 17 (1.30%) Veeam
16 16 (1.22%) Sophos
17 15 (1.15%) NetApp
Maldon, Essex
Austin Fraser
Rate: £13.00
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £200 to £200 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Premier IT
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Rate: £95 - £98 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £130 - £140 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Stafford, Staffordshire
Modis International
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Smarterways Ltd.
Rate: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £10.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Harris Global
Rate: Up to £18 per hour Market Rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £250.00 - £288.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £260 - £280 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £269 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £30000 - £50000 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Aim Hire Jobs
Posted: 14 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago