The median contractor rate for a Technical Support Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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.

Technical Support Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 546 556
Rank change year-on-year -22 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 15 68 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.14% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 41 23
Median daily rate £325 £230 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.30% -19.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £380 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £230 £269
% change year-on-year -26.08% -14.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 8
Median hourly rate £21.50 £72.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.44% +340.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +38.70% +14.81%  

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 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
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 £265 £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 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
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 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Technical Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
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 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 +12 6 £353 +63.95% 8
West Midlands +15 2 - -
East of England 0 2 £300 - 1
South East -22 2 £105 -54.34% 9
Yorkshire +14 1 £95 -68.33%
East Midlands - 1 - - 3
North West - 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 March 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 21 (60.00%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
3 8 (22.86%) Linux
3 8 (22.86%) Perl
4 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (17.14%) Splunk
5 6 (17.14%) Regular Expression
5 6 (17.14%) Knowledge Management
5 6 (17.14%) Unix
5 6 (17.14%) Python
5 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
5 6 (17.14%) Shell Script
6 5 (14.29%) VMware
6 5 (14.29%) SCCM
7 4 (11.43%) Citrix
7 4 (11.43%) ITIL
8 3 (8.57%) SQL
8 3 (8.57%) Dell
8 3 (8.57%) DNS
8 3 (8.57%) Cisco
8 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (8.57%) Migration
8 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
9 2 (5.71%) Over-the-Top Content
9 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
9 2 (5.71%) Video on Demand

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 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS Office
2 1 (2.86%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) DNS
2 2 (5.71%) Skype
3 1 (2.86%) DHCP
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) FlexRay
3 1 (2.86%) HTTP
3 1 (2.86%) LAN
3 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.86%) VPN
3 1 (2.86%) WAN
3 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
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%) Marketing
1 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Over-the-Top Content
1 2 (5.71%) Video on Demand
2 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 21 (60.00%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Linux
3 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (17.14%) Unix
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.86%) Android
7 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.86%) SUSE
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Knowledge Management
2 4 (11.43%) ITIL
3 3 (8.57%) Migration
4 1 (2.86%) Benchmarking
4 1 (2.86%) Content Management
4 1 (2.86%) DevOps
4 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.86%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.86%) Project Management
4 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Service Management
4 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) Perl
2 6 (17.14%) Python
2 6 (17.14%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.57%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) CCNA
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.86%) MCDST
2 1 (2.86%) MCSA
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
2 1 (2.86%) vSphere
2 1 (2.86%) XenApp
2 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (2.86%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) Splunk
3 5 (14.29%) VMware
4 4 (11.43%) Citrix
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco
5 3 (8.57%) Dell
6 2 (5.71%) NetApp
6 2 (5.71%) Veeam
7 1 (2.86%) Acronis
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.86%) Sophos
7 1 (2.86%) Symantec
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