Period
to 23 September 2019

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £205 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

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 East > Hampshire
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 108 72
Rank change year-on-year +31 -36 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 96 66 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.70% 1.82% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.87% 1.93% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 63
Hampshire median daily rate £205 £250 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.00% +4.17% -26.15%
10th Percentile £140 £121 £111
90th Percentile £388 £333 £470
South East median daily rate £225 £185 £234
% change year-on-year +21.62% -20.77% -15.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 16
Hampshire median hourly rate £16.62 £15.16 £13.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.60% +16.50% -13.25%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.59 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.01 £24.47 £14.25
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £13.03
% change year-on-year - +30.52% -13.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. 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
Hampshire
Contract vacancies in Hampshire with a recognized job title 3,340 3,427 3,376
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.06% 94.43% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,048 2,053 2,056
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £280 £275 £231
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 194 170
Hampshire median hourly rate £33.00 £22.88 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.26% -8.50% -
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.75 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £23.06 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +21.37% +5.56% -8.21%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Hampshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Hampshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Hampshire over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Hampshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Hampshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Hampshire over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in Hampshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 6 months to 23 September 2019. 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
Southampton +34 34 £188 -7.41% 10
Basingstoke +5 15 £200 +74.72% 10
Portsmouth +10 13 £269 -
Farnborough -3 6 £220 -26.67% 12
Andover - 4 £210 -
Winchester +2 3 £425 +86.81% 1
Eastleigh +1 3 £205 -
Hook -2 3 - - 2
Aldershot -9 2 £320 - 2
Fareham -11 2 - - 6
Gosport -3 1 - -
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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 Hampshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 66 (68.75%) Windows
2 44 (45.83%) Windows 10
3 39 (40.63%) Active Directory
4 30 (31.25%) Office 365
5 26 (27.08%) Microsoft
6 22 (22.92%) Security Cleared
7 20 (20.83%) Windows 7
8 19 (19.79%) Cisco
9 18 (18.75%) VoIP
10 15 (15.63%) Firewall
10 15 (15.63%) Windows Server
11 14 (14.58%) VMware
11 14 (14.58%) LAN
11 14 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
11 14 (14.58%) Citrix
11 14 (14.58%) SCCM
11 14 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (13.54%) DNS
13 12 (12.50%) MS Exchange
13 12 (12.50%) WAN
13 12 (12.50%) Public Sector
14 11 (11.46%) SC Cleared
14 11 (11.46%) SQL
14 11 (11.46%) ITIL
15 10 (10.42%) Finance
15 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (9.38%) DV Cleared
16 9 (9.38%) Skype
16 9 (9.38%) SLA
17 8 (8.33%) Problem-Solving

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 12 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.29%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.08%) IIS
5 2 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 30 (31.25%) Office 365
2 5 (5.21%) Azure
3 3 (3.13%) AWS
4 2 (2.08%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.04%) Azure Stack
5 1 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.04%) GCP
5 1 (1.04%) IaaS
5 1 (1.04%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) PaaS
5 1 (1.04%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.75%) VoIP
2 15 (15.63%) Firewall
3 14 (14.58%) LAN
4 13 (13.54%) DNS
5 12 (12.50%) WAN
6 9 (9.38%) Skype
7 8 (8.33%) DHCP
7 8 (8.33%) VPN
8 6 (6.25%) Wireless
9 4 (4.17%) MPLS
9 4 (4.17%) TCP/IP
9 4 (4.17%) VLAN
9 4 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (4.17%) WLAN
10 3 (3.13%) PBX
11 2 (2.08%) DSL
11 2 (2.08%) Ethernet
11 2 (2.08%) Internet
11 2 (2.08%) SNMP
11 2 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.04%) JIRA
General
1 12 (12.50%) Public Sector
2 10 (10.42%) Finance
3 7 (7.29%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.21%) French Language
5 4 (4.17%) Electronics
5 4 (4.17%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.13%) Marketing
7 1 (1.04%) Military
7 1 (1.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.04%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.04%) Java RMI
1 1 (1.04%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.21%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (4.17%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.13%) Replication
5 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.08%) Clustering
5 2 (2.08%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.08%) NHS
5 2 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.04%) iPad
6 1 (1.04%) PDA
6 1 (1.04%) PKI
6 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (68.75%) Windows
2 44 (45.83%) Windows 10
3 20 (20.83%) Windows 7
4 15 (15.63%) Windows Server
5 14 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (6.25%) Linux
8 5 (5.21%) Mac OS X
9 4 (4.17%) Android
10 3 (3.13%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.08%) Check Point GAiA
11 2 (2.08%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.08%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.08%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.04%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.46%) ITIL
2 8 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 8 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (5.21%) Asset Management
3 5 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (5.21%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (5.21%) Line Management
3 5 (5.21%) Migration
4 4 (4.17%) Post-Production
4 4 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 3 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (3.13%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.13%) Programme Management
5 3 (3.13%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.08%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.08%) DevOps
6 2 (2.08%) Refactoring
6 2 (2.08%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.08%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.46%) SQL
2 4 (4.17%) Python
3 3 (3.13%) C
3 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.08%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.46%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.38%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (5.21%) CCNP
6 2 (2.08%) MCP
6 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.04%) CCNA
7 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.04%) Degree
7 1 (1.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.04%) MCITP
7 1 (1.04%) MCTS
7 1 (1.04%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.38%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 39 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 6 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.17%) Terminal Services
4 4 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.08%) XenApp
5 2 (2.08%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.04%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.04%) Docker
6 1 (1.04%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.04%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (14.58%) SCCM
2 3 (3.13%) Ansible
3 2 (2.08%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.08%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.04%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.04%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.04%) SCOM
4 1 (1.04%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.04%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (27.08%) Microsoft
2 19 (19.79%) Cisco
3 14 (14.58%) Citrix
3 14 (14.58%) VMware
4 8 (8.33%) HP
5 6 (6.25%) Dell
5 6 (6.25%) F5
5 6 (6.25%) Meraki
6 5 (5.21%) Apple
7 4 (4.17%) Avaya
7 4 (4.17%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.17%) Proofpoint
8 3 (3.13%) Atlassian
8 3 (3.13%) McAfee
8 3 (3.13%) Mitel
8 3 (3.13%) SAP
9 2 (2.08%) Google
9 2 (2.08%) IBM
9 2 (2.08%) Juniper
9 2 (2.08%) Symantec