The median contractor rate for a Senior Support Engineer was £428 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Senior Support Engineer
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 412 401
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 6 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.031% 0.063% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.066% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 2
Median daily rate £428 £413 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +39.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £385 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £426 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £419 £200
% change year-on-year -26.56% +109.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -61.11%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18483 21200 20424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.80% 95.05% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13146 15201 14093
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 281 378
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Senior Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London - 2 £429 - 1
Senior Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Senior 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 London region featuring Senior Support Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (41.18%) Firewall
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
1 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
1 7 (41.18%) DMZ
2 6 (35.29%) WAN
2 6 (35.29%) VPN
2 6 (35.29%) Wireless
2 6 (35.29%) IPsec
2 6 (35.29%) OSPF
2 6 (35.29%) VRRP
2 6 (35.29%) Asset Management
2 6 (35.29%) HSRP
2 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 6 (35.29%) Spanning Tree
3 5 (29.41%) CCSA
3 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
3 5 (29.41%) VoIP
4 4 (23.53%) AIX
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 4 (23.53%) Unix
4 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
4 4 (23.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (23.53%) IBM
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) SUSE
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
4 4 (23.53%) Virtual Machines

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 3 (17.65%) Apache
1 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) DMZ
1 7 (41.18%) Firewall
2 6 (35.29%) HSRP
2 6 (35.29%) IPsec
2 6 (35.29%) OSPF
2 6 (35.29%) Spanning Tree
2 6 (35.29%) VPN
2 6 (35.29%) VRRP
2 6 (35.29%) WAN
2 6 (35.29%) Wireless
3 5 (29.41%) VoIP
4 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
5 3 (17.65%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (17.65%) LAN
6 2 (11.76%) DHCP
6 2 (11.76%) DNS
6 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
6 2 (11.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) AIX
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle Linux
2 4 (23.53%) SUSE
2 4 (23.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 4 (23.53%) Unix
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.76%) Android
4 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Asset Management
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL V3
3 3 (17.65%) Investment Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Protection
4 2 (11.76%) ITSM
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) Statistics
4 2 (11.76%) Time Management
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) Perl
2 2 (11.76%) Python
2 2 (11.76%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CCSA
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) KVM
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (5.88%) Postfix
3 1 (5.88%) Squid
3 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) CheckPoint
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
3 4 (23.53%) IBM
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 4 (23.53%) Oracle
3 4 (23.53%) VMware