Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Support Engineer was £217 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 592 572 587
Rank change year-on-year -20 +15 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 34 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.074% 0.065% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.068% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 20
London median daily rate £217 £288 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.70% -28.13% +72.97%
10th Percentile £195 £146 £172
90th Percentile £488 £459 £425
England median daily rate £250 £350 £363
% change year-on-year -28.57% -3.45% +76.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 0
London median hourly rate £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 43,454 40,952 42,988
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 95.07% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,370 29,217 30,954
London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +1.12%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 504 477
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.23 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.77% +13.20% -3.88%
10th Percentile £13.10 £12.52 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.54
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.83%

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 18 August 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
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 18 August 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 -30 5 £205 -39.26% 2
East London -15 3 £200 -4.76%
West London -25 2 £261 - 1
South London - 2 - - 1
Senior Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 20 (58.82%) Windows
2 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
3 11 (32.35%) Finance
4 10 (29.41%) TCP/IP
4 10 (29.41%) Windows 10
5 8 (23.53%) Wireless
5 8 (23.53%) Banking
5 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
6 7 (20.59%) Citrix
6 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
6 7 (20.59%) Office 365
6 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
7 6 (17.65%) SAP
7 6 (17.65%) ITIL
7 6 (17.65%) Mac OS X
7 6 (17.65%) Apple
8 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (14.71%) Service Management
8 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (14.71%) SCCM
8 5 (14.71%) Mac OS X Server
8 5 (14.71%) Ivanti
8 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
9 4 (11.76%) ACTC
9 4 (11.76%) MCTS
9 4 (11.76%) MCITP
9 4 (11.76%) Release Management
9 4 (11.76%) ACSP
9 4 (11.76%) Cisco

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 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Eikon
1 2 (5.88%) ION MarketView
1 2 (5.88%) SAP GTS
2 1 (2.94%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) TCP/IP
2 8 (23.53%) Wireless
3 3 (8.82%) Firewall
3 3 (8.82%) VPN
4 2 (5.88%) DHCP
4 2 (5.88%) DNS
4 2 (5.88%) LAN
4 2 (5.88%) Multicast
4 2 (5.88%) Network Security
4 2 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.94%) IPv6
5 1 (2.94%) SMTP
5 1 (2.94%) Telepresence
5 1 (2.94%) VoIP
5 1 (2.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 8 (23.53%) Banking
3 4 (11.76%) Front Office
3 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
4 3 (8.82%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.94%) Advertising
5 1 (2.94%) Electronics
5 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Rendezvous
1 2 (5.88%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (8.82%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.88%) Fixed Income
2 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) Windows
2 10 (29.41%) Windows 10
3 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
5 6 (17.65%) Mac OS X
6 5 (14.71%) Mac OS X Server
7 3 (8.82%) Linux
8 2 (5.88%) Unix
8 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.94%) Android
9 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.94%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
2 5 (14.71%) Service Management
3 4 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (11.76%) Project Management
3 4 (11.76%) Release Management
4 3 (8.82%) Break/Fix
4 3 (8.82%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.82%) Migration
5 2 (5.88%) Algorithmic Trading
5 2 (5.88%) Analytical Thinking
5 2 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 2 (5.88%) Coaching
5 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.88%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Server Management
6 1 (2.94%) Escalation Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
1 2 (5.88%) Korn
1 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.88%) Python
1 2 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.76%) ACSP
2 4 (11.76%) ACTC
2 4 (11.76%) MCITP
2 4 (11.76%) MCP
2 4 (11.76%) MCTS
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.94%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) SLA
2 2 (5.88%) MiFID
2 2 (5.88%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.88%) XenServer
3 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) SCCM
2 3 (8.82%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (2.94%) Ansible
3 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Citrix
3 6 (17.65%) Apple
3 6 (17.65%) SAP
4 5 (14.71%) Ivanti
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco
6 2 (5.88%) Bloomberg
6 2 (5.88%) Dell
6 2 (5.88%) HP
6 2 (5.88%) IBM
6 2 (5.88%) ION Trading
6 2 (5.88%) Lotus
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle
6 2 (5.88%) Reuters
6 2 (5.88%) Splunk
6 2 (5.88%) TIBCO
6 2 (5.88%) VMware
7 1 (2.94%) EMC
7 1 (2.94%) Google
7 1 (2.94%) Qualys