Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £260 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

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
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 34 51
Rank change year-on-year -15 +17 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 12 40 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.97% 5.08% 3.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 5.46% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 23 10
Gloucestershire median daily rate £260 £120 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +116.67% -36.68% -18.90%
10th Percentile £194 £105 £125
90th Percentile £297 £173 £239
South West median daily rate £165 £140 £158
% change year-on-year +17.86% -11.11% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £61.50 £16.25 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +278.46% +3.17% -21.25%
10th Percentile £22.20 £11.40 £14.88
90th Percentile £104.80 £63.00 £16.63
South West median hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £17.13
% change year-on-year -13.75% +16.79% +12.30%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire. 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
Gloucestershire
Contract vacancies in Gloucestershire with a recognized job title 563 732 926
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.60% 92.89% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 465 516
Gloucestershire median daily rate £384 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.06% - -
10th Percentile £199 £158 £213
90th Percentile £550 £563 £530
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 83 53
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -35.29% +33.86%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.70 £10.83
90th Percentile £55.00 £46.00 £46.20
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -26.67% +78.57%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

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

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 February 2018. 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
Cheltenham +4 5 £268 +62.12% 1
Gloucester -21 3 £188 +56.25% 2
Tewkesbury - 1 - -
Support Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Gloucestershire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Office 365
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (25.00%) Sophos
5 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (25.00%) SonicWALL
6 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (16.67%) CCNA
6 2 (16.67%) Internet
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 1 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
7 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix
7 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
7 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
7 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
7 1 (8.33%) Wireless
7 1 (8.33%) Migration
7 1 (8.33%) Remedy
7 1 (8.33%) Juniper
7 1 (8.33%) Apple

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 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) Live Communications Server
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) Broadband
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) ISDN
3 1 (8.33%) Junos
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) iPad
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (8.33%) Solaris
5 1 (8.33%) Unix
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix
2 1 (8.33%) Change Control
2 1 (8.33%) Demand Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Network Design
2 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) JNCIA
3 1 (8.33%) JNCIE
3 1 (8.33%) JNCIP
3 1 (8.33%) JNCIS
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) SonicWALL
2 3 (25.00%) Sophos
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Apple
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Remedy