The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £128 per day in advertised job vacancies in Guildford during the 3 months to 25 April 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
Surrey / Guildford
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 23 22
Rank change year-on-year +5 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 4 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Guildford 3.45% 3.36% 3.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.04% 3.55% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 8
Median daily rate £128 £288 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.65% -4.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Guildford. 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
Guildford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 99 141 209
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Guildford 85.34% 94.63% 96.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 84 131
Median daily rate £450 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £215 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 9
Median hourly rate £13.50 £21.25 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.47% +12.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.43 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Guildford

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Guildford

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Guildford

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Guildford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Guildford

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Guildford region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (30.00%) LAN
6 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (20.00%) DNS
7 2 (20.00%) WAN
7 2 (20.00%) DHCP
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) Firewall
7 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
7 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (20.00%) Migration
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (20.00%) Office 365
8 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (10.00%) WebEx
8 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
8 1 (10.00%) Web Filtering
8 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (10.00%) Games
8 1 (10.00%) VMware
8 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Guildford 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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) WebEx
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (10.00%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) MCP
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) VMware