Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Gloucestershire during the 6 months to 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 49 45 40
Rank change year-on-year -4 -5 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 20 16 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.72% 2.43% 4.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.85% 2.59% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 21
Gloucestershire median daily rate £275 £203 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.80% +44.64% -30.78%
10th Percentile £159 £196 £100
90th Percentile £518 £213 £338
South West median daily rate £189 £165 £155
% change year-on-year +14.39% +6.45% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 7
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.98 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.86% +17.45% -1.92%
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -25.00% +21.21%

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 702 618 861
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 93.78% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 286 485
Gloucestershire median daily rate £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £259 £205 £180
90th Percentile £563 £500 £563
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 62 84
Gloucestershire median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +9.09% -29.97%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.64 £11.36
90th Percentile £50.00 £56.66 £45.55
South West median hourly rate £38.29 £31.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +23.50% +24.00% -9.09%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

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 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 6 months to 18 November 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
Gloucester -6 8 £423 - 1
Cheltenham +2 6 - -
Support Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 4 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (15.00%) McAfee
8 3 (15.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (15.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (15.00%) HP
8 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
9 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (10.00%) SQL
9 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
9 2 (10.00%) SCCM
9 2 (10.00%) PaaS
9 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
9 2 (10.00%) Office 365
9 2 (10.00%) IaaS
10 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
10 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (5.00%) Splunk

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 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.00%) IaaS
2 2 (10.00%) Office 365
2 2 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (5.00%) DMZ
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (5.00%) PLM
1 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) CCNP
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) MCP
3 1 (5.00%) MCSA
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.00%) SCOM
2 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) HP
2 3 (15.00%) McAfee
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (5.00%) Splunk
3 1 (5.00%) VMware