The median contractor rate for a Software Support Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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.

Software Support Engineer
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 419 425 421
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 3 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.009% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.010% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £400 £450 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +100.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £150 £200
% change year-on-year +16.66% -25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 19622 20610 22172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.89% 95.28% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 14955 15445
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 383
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -4.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Software Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Support Engineer in London

Software Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Support Engineer in London

Software 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 Software Support Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Support Engineer in London

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, Software 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 Software Support Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Java EE
3 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) JAX-RS
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (50.00%) XSLT
3 2 (50.00%) C
3 2 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (50.00%) Change Management
3 2 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (50.00%) BPEL
3 2 (50.00%) JSF
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) Node.js
4 1 (25.00%) WebSphere

Software 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 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) Middleware
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) Hibernate
3 2 (50.00%) Java EE
3 2 (50.00%) JAX-RS
3 2 (50.00%) JSF
3 2 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (50.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) XSLT
4 1 (25.00%) HTML
4 1 (25.00%) Node.js
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) BPEL
1 2 (50.00%) Change Management
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) BDD
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C#
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle