The median contractor rate for a Technical Support Engineer was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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.

Technical Support Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 598 585
Rank change year-on-year +35 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 20 22 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.044% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.047% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 19
Median daily rate £140 £375 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -62.66% +87.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £132 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £388 £294
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £305 £238
% change year-on-year -40.98% +28.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.28 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.39% +30.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £16.08 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.41 £24.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.35 £18.28 £14.00
% change year-on-year -21.47% +30.53%  

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 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91549 110551 112831
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 £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4078 4763 6999
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Technical Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Technical Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support Engineer in England

Technical Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support Engineer in England

Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support Engineer in England

Technical Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Support Engineer in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Support Engineer in England

Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 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
South East +28 7 £150 -60.00% 6
North of England +62 4 - - 4
East of England 0 4 £130 +44.44% 2
London +7 3 £190 -50.26% 5
Yorkshire - 3 - - 1
West Midlands +24 2 - - 1
Midlands +17 2 - - 4
North West +23 1 - - 2
Technical Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
4 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
4 9 (25.71%) Office 365
5 7 (20.00%) SCCM
6 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
6 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
7 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 5 (14.29%) HP
7 5 (14.29%) ITIL
7 5 (14.29%) LAN
7 5 (14.29%) VMware
8 4 (11.43%) WAN
8 4 (11.43%) Linux
8 4 (11.43%) Perl
8 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (11.43%) CCNA
8 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
8 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
8 4 (11.43%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (8.57%) DBS Check
9 3 (8.57%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (8.57%) Smartphone
9 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
9 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (8.57%) Cisco
9 3 (8.57%) SQL
9 3 (8.57%) Internet

Technical 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 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) LAN
2 4 (11.43%) WAN
3 3 (8.57%) Firewall
3 3 (8.57%) Internet
4 2 (5.71%) DNS
4 2 (5.71%) HTTP
5 1 (2.86%) FlexRay
5 1 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.86%) SMTP
5 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.86%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Toad
General
1 1 (2.86%) Automotive
1 1 (2.86%) Electronics
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
1 1 (2.86%) Front Office
1 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) Over-the-Top Content
2 1 (2.86%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Windows 7
3 6 (17.14%) Windows 10
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (11.43%) Linux
4 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.71%) Unix
6 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) ITIL
2 4 (11.43%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (8.57%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (8.57%) Migration
4 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.86%) Component Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Security
5 1 (2.86%) DevOps
5 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.86%) High Availability
5 1 (2.86%) Information Security
5 1 (2.86%) IT Strategy
5 1 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) Security Patching
5 1 (2.86%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.86%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Perl
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) Python
3 2 (5.71%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
4 1 (2.86%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) CCNA
2 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) DBS Check
4 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 2 (5.71%) MCSE
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.29%) HP
2 5 (14.29%) VMware
3 3 (8.57%) Cisco
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix
4 2 (5.71%) Dell
4 2 (5.71%) Splunk
4 2 (5.71%) Veeam
5 1 (2.86%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.86%) Mitel
5 1 (2.86%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.86%) NetApp
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Smarterways Ltd.
Rate: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago