The median contractor rate for a Senior Support Engineer was £243 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 408 413 439
Rank change year-on-year +5 +26  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 16 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.077% 0.023% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.025% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
Median daily rate £243 £400 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.37% +88.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £214 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £430 £243
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £348 £199
% change year-on-year +7.91% +74.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.70 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £18.75
% change year-on-year +0.28% -6.93%  

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 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Support Engineer in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 11 (50.00%) Linux
2 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) Finance
3 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
3 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
3 7 (31.82%) VMware
3 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
4 6 (27.27%) Bash Shell
4 6 (27.27%) Wireless
5 5 (22.73%) Firewall
5 5 (22.73%) VPN
5 5 (22.73%) IPv6
5 5 (22.73%) ITIL
5 5 (22.73%) Degree
5 5 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (18.18%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (18.18%) ITIL V3
6 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (18.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (18.18%) Unix
6 4 (18.18%) AIX
6 4 (18.18%) Oracle
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (18.18%) LAN
6 4 (18.18%) CCNP
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco
6 4 (18.18%) IBM
6 4 (18.18%) SUSE

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 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) TCP/IP
2 6 (27.27%) Wireless
3 5 (22.73%) Firewall
3 5 (22.73%) IPv6
3 5 (22.73%) VPN
4 4 (18.18%) LAN
5 3 (13.64%) 3G
5 3 (13.64%) 4G
5 3 (13.64%) DSL
5 3 (13.64%) Internet
5 3 (13.64%) IPsec
5 3 (13.64%) IPv4
5 3 (13.64%) L2TP
5 3 (13.64%) MPLS
5 3 (13.64%) OSPF
5 3 (13.64%) PABX
5 3 (13.64%) SNMP
5 3 (13.64%) VLAN
6 2 (9.09%) BGP
6 2 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
General
1 10 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Marketing
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Electronics
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
2 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) Clustering
3 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.55%) iPad
4 1 (4.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Linux
2 10 (45.45%) Windows
3 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
4 4 (18.18%) AIX
4 4 (18.18%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (18.18%) SUSE
4 4 (18.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 4 (18.18%) Unix
5 3 (13.64%) Android
5 3 (13.64%) Apple iOS
5 3 (13.64%) CentOS
5 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.09%) Mac OS X
6 2 (9.09%) Ubuntu
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL V3
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) Software Distribution
4 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 2 (9.09%) Break/Fix
4 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 2 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (9.09%) ITSM
4 2 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 2 (9.09%) Service Management
4 2 (9.09%) Time Management
4 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Coaching
5 1 (4.55%) Health Informatics
5 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Optimisation
5 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Bash Shell
2 2 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) Perl
2 2 (9.09%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) CCNP
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) A+ Certification
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (9.09%) MCSE
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Red Hat
2 7 (31.82%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco
3 4 (18.18%) IBM
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle
4 3 (13.64%) Aerohive Networks
4 3 (13.64%) Avaya
4 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
4 3 (13.64%) Cyberoam
4 3 (13.64%) Draytek
4 3 (13.64%) Fortinet
4 3 (13.64%) HP
4 3 (13.64%) Juniper
4 3 (13.64%) Meraki
4 3 (13.64%) SonicWALL
5 2 (9.09%) Google
5 2 (9.09%) SAP
5 2 (9.09%) Wyse
6 1 (4.55%) Reuters