The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in 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
UK / England
Rank 161 121 114
Rank change year-on-year -40 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 655 932 900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.57% 1.91% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 2.00% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 497 409
Median daily rate £200 £250 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £133 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 147 184
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.40 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £45.00 £25.45
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 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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
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 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
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 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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 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
South East -25 190 £175 -30.69% 69
London -43 180 £200 -27.27% 117
East of England +9 73 £200 -11.11% 22
South West -23 58 £165 -14.28% 22
North East +12 38 £275 +14.58% 5
East Midlands +10 32 £253 +34.66% 17
North West +10 30 £133 -47.00% 31
West Midlands -11 27 £200 -38.46% 11
Yorkshire 0 24 £210 -2.32% 18
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in 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 England region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 955 (64.57%) Windows
2 574 (38.81%) Active Directory
3 452 (30.56%) Microsoft
4 428 (28.94%) Windows 7
5 365 (24.68%) Windows Server
6 306 (20.69%) MS Office
7 274 (18.53%) VMware
8 263 (17.78%) ITIL
9 221 (14.94%) Security Cleared
10 199 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 198 (13.39%) Office 365
12 189 (12.78%) MS Excel
13 188 (12.71%) MS Exchange
14 177 (11.97%) Windows 10
14 177 (11.97%) DNS
15 171 (11.56%) Cisco
16 165 (11.16%) SCCM
17 163 (11.02%) Firewall
18 162 (10.95%) SQL
19 161 (10.89%) Citrix
19 161 (10.89%) SC Cleared
20 157 (10.62%) TCP/IP
21 153 (10.34%) Linux
22 138 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
23 127 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
23 127 (8.59%) LAN
24 125 (8.45%) DHCP
25 124 (8.38%) Migration
26 113 (7.64%) VPN
27 112 (7.57%) Windows Server 2003

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
1 188 (12.71%) MS Exchange
2 90 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 71 (4.80%) SharePoint
4 51 (3.45%) Skype for Business
5 41 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 38 (2.57%) IIS
7 36 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
8 32 (2.16%) IBM Notes
9 19 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (1.08%) Apache
10 16 (1.08%) Tomcat
11 15 (1.01%) WebLogic
12 14 (0.95%) Drupal
12 14 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
13 12 (0.81%) CMS
14 11 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (0.74%) WordPress
15 9 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
15 9 (0.61%) WebSphere
16 8 (0.54%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 306 (20.69%) MS Office
2 189 (12.78%) MS Excel
3 25 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.34%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.068%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.068%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.068%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.068%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.068%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.068%) Simulink
7 1 (0.068%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (0.61%) Eikon
2 6 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.068%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.068%) OPENContractor
5 1 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.068%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.068%) SAP FSCM
5 1 (0.068%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 198 (13.39%) Office 365
2 46 (3.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.15%) SaaS
5 13 (0.88%) OneDrive
6 9 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.61%) IaaS
6 9 (0.61%) PaaS
7 4 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.27%) GitHub
8 2 (0.14%) G Suite
8 2 (0.14%) Yammer
9 1 (0.068%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.068%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.068%) Google Play
9 1 (0.068%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.068%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 177 (11.97%) DNS
2 163 (11.02%) Firewall
3 157 (10.62%) TCP/IP
4 127 (8.59%) LAN
5 125 (8.45%) DHCP
6 113 (7.64%) VPN
7 108 (7.30%) WAN
8 70 (4.73%) Wireless
9 59 (3.99%) Internet
10 44 (2.97%) Skype
11 39 (2.64%) SAN
12 38 (2.57%) VoIP
13 34 (2.30%) Network Security
14 30 (2.03%) VLAN
15 27 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
16 25 (1.69%) OSPF
17 24 (1.62%) SSL
18 23 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
19 21 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
19 21 (1.42%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (4.87%) SQL Server
2 18 (1.22%) MySQL
3 16 (1.08%) Relational Database
4 15 (1.01%) Oracle Database
5 9 (0.61%) Apache Hive
5 9 (0.61%) Big Data
5 9 (0.61%) Hadoop
5 9 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
5 9 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (0.54%) MS Access
6 8 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.34%) EDRMS
9 5 (0.34%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.20%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (1.28%) Jenkins
2 10 (0.68%) Git (software)
2 10 (0.68%) JIRA
3 7 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.27%) Vagrant
5 3 (0.20%) MSI
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.20%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.14%) NMock
6 2 (0.14%) Selenium
6 2 (0.14%) Subversion
6 2 (0.14%) WiX
7 1 (0.068%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.068%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.068%) Gradle
7 1 (0.068%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.068%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.068%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.068%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 108 (7.30%) Finance
2 57 (3.85%) Banking
3 42 (2.84%) Retail
4 40 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 14 (0.95%) Back Office
6 12 (0.81%) Advertising
7 11 (0.74%) Legal
8 9 (0.61%) Local Government
8 9 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.61%) Marketing
8 9 (0.61%) Retail Banking
9 8 (0.54%) Billing
9 8 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.41%) Electronics
10 6 (0.41%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.34%) Front Office
12 4 (0.27%) Korean Language
12 4 (0.27%) Law
13 3 (0.20%) French Language
13 3 (0.20%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.22%) .NET
2 17 (1.15%) Regular Expression
3 11 (0.74%) JSON
3 11 (0.74%) Middleware
3 11 (0.74%) YAML
4 10 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (0.61%) Kafka
5 9 (0.61%) MSMQ
5 9 (0.61%) Web Services
5 9 (0.61%) XML
6 8 (0.54%) HTML
7 7 (0.47%) ASP.NET
8 6 (0.41%) 802.1X
9 5 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (0.34%) WebCenter
10 4 (0.27%) .NET Framework
10 4 (0.27%) Java EE
10 4 (0.27%) SOAP
11 3 (0.20%) Flash
11 3 (0.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 73 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 65 (4.39%) Blackberry
3 54 (3.65%) Data Centre
4 34 (2.30%) Driving Licence
5 33 (2.23%) Smartphone
6 29 (1.96%) iPad
7 28 (1.89%) iPhone
8 27 (1.83%) Clustering
9 20 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
10 16 (1.08%) NHS
11 14 (0.95%) Management Information System
12 13 (0.88%) Fat Client
12 13 (0.88%) Mainframe
12 13 (0.88%) Thin Client
13 11 (0.74%) RSA SecurID
14 9 (0.61%) BYOD
14 9 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
15 8 (0.54%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.47%) EMC VNX
17 6 (0.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 955 (64.57%) Windows
2 428 (28.94%) Windows 7
3 365 (24.68%) Windows Server
4 199 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 177 (11.97%) Windows 10
6 153 (10.34%) Linux
7 138 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 112 (7.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 104 (7.03%) Windows 8
10 96 (6.49%) Windows XP
11 89 (6.02%) Unix
12 50 (3.38%) Android
13 42 (2.84%) Mac OS X
14 41 (2.77%) Apple iOS
15 38 (2.57%) Mac OS
16 29 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 28 (1.89%) Solaris
18 22 (1.49%) AIX
19 14 (0.95%) SUSE
20 9 (0.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (17.78%) ITIL
2 124 (8.38%) Migration
3 68 (4.60%) Incident Management
4 57 (3.85%) Change Management
5 47 (3.18%) Service Delivery
6 46 (3.11%) Problem Management
7 44 (2.97%) Network Management
8 43 (2.91%) Service Management
9 41 (2.77%) Time Management
10 38 (2.57%) DevOps
11 37 (2.50%) ITIL V3
12 33 (2.23%) Agile Software Development
13 27 (1.83%) Configuration Management
14 25 (1.69%) High Availability
15 23 (1.56%) Virtual Environments
16 21 (1.42%) Asset Management
17 20 (1.35%) Project Management
18 19 (1.28%) CRM
18 19 (1.28%) Disaster Recovery
18 19 (1.28%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 162 (10.95%) SQL
2 83 (5.61%) PowerShell
3 71 (4.80%) Java
4 57 (3.85%) Python
5 56 (3.79%) Perl
6 36 (2.43%) Shell Script
7 31 (2.10%) Bash Shell
8 19 (1.28%) VB
9 13 (0.88%) C
9 13 (0.88%) C#
10 11 (0.74%) Ruby
11 10 (0.68%) PHP
12 9 (0.61%) Scala
13 8 (0.54%) R
14 7 (0.47%) JavaScript
15 6 (0.41%) VBScript
16 5 (0.34%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.34%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.34%) VBA
17 2 (0.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 221 (14.94%) Security Cleared
2 161 (10.89%) SC Cleared
3 78 (5.27%) Cisco Certification
4 76 (5.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 61 (4.12%) DBS Check
6 53 (3.58%) CCNA
7 42 (2.84%) CCNP
7 42 (2.84%) MCSE
8 41 (2.77%) DV Cleared
9 39 (2.64%) Degree
10 22 (1.49%) MCP
10 22 (1.49%) MCSA
11 14 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (0.61%) MCDST
13 8 (0.54%) CCSA
13 8 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (0.54%) MCITP
13 8 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
14 7 (0.47%) JNCIA
15 6 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 106 (7.17%) SLA
2 7 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (0.47%) QA
3 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.14%) GDPR
4 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.068%) COSHH
5 1 (0.068%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 574 (38.81%) Active Directory
2 127 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (4.73%) Hyper-V
4 51 (3.45%) XenApp
5 31 (2.10%) vSphere
6 25 (1.69%) XenDesktop
7 17 (1.15%) VMware ESX
8 14 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (0.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 8 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (0.47%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (0.41%) BitLocker
13 6 (0.41%) vCloud
14 5 (0.34%) Firmware
14 5 (0.34%) NFS
14 5 (0.34%) VMware Server
14 5 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 165 (11.16%) SCCM
2 31 (2.10%) Puppet
3 25 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (1.42%) HP SiteScope
5 20 (1.35%) Ansible
6 16 (1.08%) Backup Exec
6 16 (1.08%) Tivoli
7 12 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 9 (0.61%) WSUS
9 8 (0.54%) Control-M
9 8 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 8 (0.54%) SCOM
10 7 (0.47%) Nagios
10 7 (0.47%) NetBackup
11 6 (0.41%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.41%) Unicenter
12 5 (0.34%) Cisco Prime
13 4 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 452 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 274 (18.53%) VMware
3 171 (11.56%) Cisco
4 161 (10.89%) Citrix
5 100 (6.76%) Apple
6 97 (6.56%) HP
7 59 (3.99%) Oracle
8 41 (2.77%) Dell
9 40 (2.70%) Remedy
10 37 (2.50%) Red Hat
11 36 (2.43%) Juniper
12 32 (2.16%) Lotus
13 29 (1.96%) CheckPoint
14 24 (1.62%) IBM
15 20 (1.35%) Google
16 18 (1.22%) F5
16 18 (1.22%) NetApp
16 18 (1.22%) ServiceNow
17 17 (1.15%) EMC
18 16 (1.08%) Avaya
North West London
onezeero.
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 10 hours ago
Weybridge, Surrey
onezeero.
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £210 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
North London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £150 - £230 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Rate: From £15 to £17 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £160 - £180 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bordon, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £17 - £18 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Ripon, North Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £275 - 280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: From £130 to £140 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North East
LA International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Rate: £35 - 50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £15 - £17 per hour
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £10.50 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Bluetown Online LTD
Posted: 24 days ago