Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Support Engineer was £210 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 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.

Senior Support Engineer
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 609 614 620
Rank change year-on-year +5 +6 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 21 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.046% 0.051% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.054% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 8
London median daily rate £210 £305 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.15% +22.00% +9.89%
10th Percentile £184 £141 £161
90th Percentile £454 £445 £379
England median daily rate £210 £331 £288
% change year-on-year -36.60% +15.22% +43.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.70
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,539 44,475 43,081
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.96% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,432 32,202 30,658
London median daily rate £500 £490 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +7.10% +1.67%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £675 £663 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 559 560
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56% +3.28%
10th Percentile £12.58 £12.40 £11.40
90th Percentile £54.46 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £18.16
% change year-on-year -1.39% +3.00% +0.97%

Senior Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Support Engineer in London

Senior Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Support Engineer in London

Senior Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Support Engineer in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Support Engineer in London

Senior Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Support Engineer in London

Senior Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Support Engineer in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Support Engineer in London

Senior Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Support Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 17 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
Central London -18 6 £205 -20.77% 7
West London -8 1 - - 2
Senior Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, Senior 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 London region featuring Senior Support Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 7 (33.33%) Banking
4 6 (28.57%) Wireless
4 6 (28.57%) Apple
4 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 6 (28.57%) Ivanti
5 5 (23.81%) Mac OS X Server
5 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
5 5 (23.81%) SAP
5 5 (23.81%) ITIL
5 5 (23.81%) Mac OS X
5 5 (23.81%) Service Management
6 4 (19.05%) Finance
6 4 (19.05%) Citrix
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (19.05%) MCP
6 4 (19.05%) Cisco
6 4 (19.05%) Office 365
6 4 (19.05%) ACSP
6 4 (19.05%) ACTC
6 4 (19.05%) MCTS
6 4 (19.05%) MCITP
7 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 3 (14.29%) SLA
7 3 (14.29%) Break/Fix

Senior Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Eikon
1 2 (9.52%) SAP GTS
2 1 (4.76%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 6 (28.57%) Wireless
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.76%) VoIP
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 7 (33.33%) Banking
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
3 1 (4.76%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.76%) Front Office
3 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Law
3 1 (4.76%) Legal
3 1 (4.76%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 5 (23.81%) Mac OS X
3 5 (23.81%) Mac OS X Server
3 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (9.52%) Unix
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
1 5 (23.81%) Service Management
2 3 (14.29%) Break/Fix
2 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Release Management
3 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Thinking
4 1 (4.76%) Data Security
4 1 (4.76%) Escalation Management
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) ITSM
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) People Management
4 1 (4.76%) Server Management
4 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
1 2 (9.52%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ACSP
1 4 (19.05%) ACTC
1 4 (19.05%) MCITP
1 4 (19.05%) MCP
1 4 (19.05%) MCTS
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) SLA
2 2 (9.52%) MiFID
2 2 (9.52%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) XenApp
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.76%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Apple
2 6 (28.57%) Ivanti
3 5 (23.81%) SAP
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 4 (19.05%) Citrix
5 2 (9.52%) Bloomberg
5 2 (9.52%) HP
5 2 (9.52%) Reuters
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) IBM
6 1 (4.76%) Lotus
6 1 (4.76%) Remedy
6 1 (4.76%) Tradeweb
6 1 (4.76%) VMware