The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £123 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank 28 31 39
Rank change year-on-year +3 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 18 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 5.47% 3.85% 3.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.79% 4.01% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 8
Median daily rate £123 £131 £234
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -43.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £125 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £143 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £11.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.68% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. 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
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 311 424 439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 94.53% 96.15% 97.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 211 259
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £133 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 32 27
Median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.04% -1.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £45.00
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 Gloucestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Gloucestershire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Gloucestershire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Gloucestershire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Gloucestershire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Gloucestershire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Gloucester -2 12 £120 -5.88% 1
Cheltenham +6 3 £153 +8.92% 1
Support Engineer
South West

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Gloucestershire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 37 (88.10%) Windows
2 19 (45.24%) Security Cleared
3 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
4 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 14 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 13 (30.95%) DBS Check
7 12 (28.57%) Apple
7 12 (28.57%) VMware
8 11 (26.19%) MS Office
8 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
9 10 (23.81%) Network Management
9 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (23.81%) Time Management
9 10 (23.81%) Firewall
10 9 (21.43%) Service Delivery
10 9 (21.43%) Internet
11 8 (19.05%) SLA
11 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (19.05%) Apple iOS
12 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
12 7 (16.67%) DHCP
13 6 (14.29%) DNS
13 6 (14.29%) Mac OS X
13 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
13 6 (14.29%) Wireless
13 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
13 6 (14.29%) Windows 8

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) IIS
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (26.19%) MS Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) Firewall
2 9 (21.43%) Internet
3 7 (16.67%) DHCP
4 6 (14.29%) DNS
4 6 (14.29%) Wireless
5 3 (7.14%) LAN
5 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (2.38%) Broadband
6 1 (2.38%) ISDN
6 1 (2.38%) Junos
6 1 (2.38%) Network Security
6 1 (2.38%) VoIP
6 1 (2.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (2.38%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 37 (88.10%) Windows
2 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
5 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (19.05%) Apple iOS
7 6 (14.29%) Mac OS X
7 6 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
8 5 (11.90%) Mac OS
8 5 (11.90%) Windows 10
9 3 (7.14%) Windows Vista
10 2 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) Network Management
1 10 (23.81%) Time Management
2 9 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 4 (9.52%) ITIL
4 4 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 3 (7.14%) Change Control
6 2 (4.76%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.76%) Demand Management
6 2 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (4.76%) Release Management
6 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.76%) Security Management
7 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.38%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.90%) SQL
2 2 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (45.24%) Security Cleared
2 14 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 13 (30.95%) DBS Check
4 5 (11.90%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.38%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.38%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.38%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 12 (28.57%) Apple
2 12 (28.57%) VMware
3 5 (11.90%) Citrix
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco
6 2 (4.76%) HP
6 2 (4.76%) Juniper
7 1 (2.38%) IBM
7 1 (2.38%) Remedy
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