The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 3 months to 24 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.

Support Engineer
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 30 41
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 18 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 5.59% 4.80% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.71% 5.15% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 1
Median daily rate £140 £231 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.45% +32.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £214
% change year-on-year -27.27% +28.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.63 £13.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.97% -5.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.23 £16.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.64% -7.64%  

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 315 447 431
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 97.83% 93.32% 96.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 249 270
Median daily rate £355 £375 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% -6.01%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 22 32
Median hourly rate £32.50 £13.23 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.74% -33.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 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
Gloucester +3 7 £140 -62.66%
Cheltenham +4 6 - - 1
Cirencester - 1 £210 -
Filton - 1 - -
Support Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 31 (86.11%) Windows
2 21 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 18 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 16 (44.44%) SC Cleared
5 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
7 9 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 8 (22.22%) Windows XP
9 7 (19.44%) DV Cleared
9 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (16.67%) DBS Check
10 6 (16.67%) Apple
10 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (16.67%) Firewall
11 5 (13.89%) Internet
11 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (13.89%) SQL
11 5 (13.89%) Windows 10
11 5 (13.89%) Time Management
12 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
12 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
12 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
12 4 (11.11%) Oracle
12 4 (11.11%) ITIL
12 4 (11.11%) Citrix
12 4 (11.11%) DHCP
12 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
12 4 (11.11%) Mac OS X
12 4 (11.11%) Project Management
12 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
3 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) Firewall
2 5 (13.89%) Internet
3 4 (11.11%) DHCP
3 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.33%) DNS
4 3 (8.33%) LAN
4 3 (8.33%) WAN
4 3 (8.33%) Wireless
5 1 (2.78%) Broadband
5 1 (2.78%) ISDN
5 1 (2.78%) Junos
5 1 (2.78%) Network Security
5 1 (2.78%) VoIP
5 1 (2.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (2.78%) Military
Operating Systems
1 31 (86.11%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (13.89%) Windows 10
8 4 (11.11%) Apple iOS
8 4 (11.11%) Mac OS X
9 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (8.33%) Windows Vista
10 2 (5.56%) Linux
11 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
11 1 (2.78%) Unix
11 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) Time Management
2 4 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 4 (11.11%) ITIL
2 4 (11.11%) Migration
2 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 4 (11.11%) Project Management
2 4 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 3 (8.33%) Change Control
3 3 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 3 (8.33%) Network Management
4 2 (5.56%) Demand Management
4 2 (5.56%) Programme Delivery
4 2 (5.56%) Release Management
5 1 (2.78%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.78%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 7 (19.44%) DV Cleared
4 6 (16.67%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.78%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.78%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.78%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) Apple
3 4 (11.11%) Citrix
3 4 (11.11%) Oracle
4 3 (8.33%) VMware
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco
5 2 (5.56%) Juniper
6 1 (2.78%) HP