Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £126 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 54 73
Rank change year-on-year -27 +19 0
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 17 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.15% 2.72% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.22% 2.80% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 9
Essex median daily rate £126 £250 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.50% +66.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £105 £103 £91
90th Percentile £153 £350 £318
East of England median daily rate £167 £188 £178
% change year-on-year -11.20% +5.63% -1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Essex median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +12.90% +3.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £17.25 £11.45
90th Percentile £22.54 £17.75 £17.15
East of England median hourly rate £16.81 £14.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +15.90% -12.12% +8.20%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 766 857 1173
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.84% 97.17% 96.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 505 665
Essex median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £230 £216 £229
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 157 158
Essex median hourly rate £31.03 £31.90 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +6.33% +42.86%
10th Percentile £11.94 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.90 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £21.00
% change year-on-year -19.55% +6.55% +5.00%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Essex

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Essex over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Brentwood -19 3 £140 +34.94%
Maldon - 3 £120 -
Chelmsford +7 2 £150 -50.00%
Basildon +3 2 £150 -28.57% 2
Southend-on-Sea -32 1 £110 -69.44%
Colchester - 1 - -
Rochford - 1 £110 -
Support Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 (70.59%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
4 4 (23.53%) LAN
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
5 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
5 3 (17.65%) WAN
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (17.65%) Driving Licence
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.76%) Office 365
6 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
6 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (11.76%) MS Project Server
6 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (11.76%) SCCM
6 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.76%) VMware
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
6 2 (11.76%) SQL
7 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.88%) .NET
7 1 (5.88%) C++

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) MS Project Server
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) LAN
2 3 (17.65%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) Flash
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) OpenVMS
4 1 (5.88%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
2 1 (5.88%) Change Management
2 1 (5.88%) Database Mirroring
2 1 (5.88%) High Availability
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL V2
2 1 (5.88%) ITSM
2 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
2 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
2 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.88%) Project Management
2 1 (5.88%) Security Management
2 1 (5.88%) Server Building
2 1 (5.88%) Service Management
2 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
2 1 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) C++
2 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.88%) Terminal Server
3 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) McAfee