The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in Ipswich 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
Suffolk / Ipswich
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 23 22
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 1 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 1.04% 1.68% 4.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.69% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £175 £155 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -22.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
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 Ipswich. 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
Ipswich
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 94 178 159
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich 97.92% 99.44% 97.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 109 104
Median daily rate £450 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 15
Median hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -26.66%  
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 Ipswich

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Ipswich

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Ipswich

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Ipswich

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich

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 Ipswich region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Office 365
2 3 (33.33%) Skype
2 3 (33.33%) OneDrive
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (77.78%) Office 365
2 3 (33.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Citrix