The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
Rank 44 44 46
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 16 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.89% 2.20% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.13% 2.29% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 3
Median daily rate £200 £250 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £153 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £374 £258
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £150.00 -
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 Essex. 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
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 387 437 441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.16% 96.26% 96.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 236 235
Median daily rate £350 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +11.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 49 54
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% -50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Essex

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Essex

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Essex over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Essex

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Essex

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 26 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
Colchester +5 4 £288 -17.26%
Basildon -1 3 £195 +62.50%
Halstead - 1 £165 -
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 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 Essex region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) DNS
3 7 (36.84%) Citrix
4 6 (31.58%) SCCM
5 5 (26.32%) VLAN
5 5 (26.32%) XenApp
5 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
6 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 4 (21.05%) NHS
6 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
6 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
7 3 (15.79%) DHCP
7 3 (15.79%) MS Office
7 3 (15.79%) ITIL
7 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (15.79%) Line Management
8 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
8 2 (10.53%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (10.53%) Apple
8 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (10.53%) Migration
8 2 (10.53%) SLA
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco
8 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
9 1 (5.26%) Service Management

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) InfoPath
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) DNS
2 5 (26.32%) VLAN
3 3 (15.79%) DHCP
4 2 (10.53%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.26%) HTC Vive
2 1 (5.26%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
1 3 (15.79%) Line Management
2 2 (10.53%) Capacity Management
2 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITSM
3 1 (5.26%) Network Management
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE
3 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) DBS Check
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
2 1 (5.26%) MCTS
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) XenApp
2 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Citrix
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.53%) Apple
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) BMC
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Remedy
4 1 (5.26%) VMware
Brentwood, Essex
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