The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 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.

Support Engineer
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 182 157
Rank change year-on-year -48 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 185 300 317
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.95% 1.34% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.41% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 192 198
Median daily rate £200 £286 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.13% +27.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £123 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £449 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 42
Median hourly rate £19.00 £15.88 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.68% -11.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £15.63
% change year-on-year -4.76% +0.80%  

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 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
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 £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 285 368
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 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in London

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in London

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in London

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 Support Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in London

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in London

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 Support Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 29 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 -15 29 £200 -32.20% 34
Enfield - 2 £200 -
Hammersmith - 2 - -
Croydon +10 1 - - 1
Uxbridge +5 1 - -
Chiswick +1 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames -3 1 - - 3
Twickenham - 1 £155 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 302 (65.65%) Windows
2 201 (43.70%) Active Directory
3 172 (37.39%) Microsoft
4 127 (27.61%) Windows 7
5 118 (25.65%) MS Office
6 103 (22.39%) Windows Server
7 87 (18.91%) ITIL
8 78 (16.96%) VMware
8 78 (16.96%) Office 365
9 75 (16.30%) MS Exchange
10 71 (15.43%) Finance
11 67 (14.57%) MS Excel
12 66 (14.35%) Citrix
13 65 (14.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 64 (13.91%) Windows 10
15 61 (13.26%) Cisco
16 56 (12.17%) Firewall
17 52 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
18 51 (11.09%) Linux
19 46 (10.00%) SCCM
20 45 (9.78%) VPN
21 44 (9.57%) DNS
21 44 (9.57%) Banking
21 44 (9.57%) Windows 8
22 43 (9.35%) LAN
23 42 (9.13%) Blackberry
24 39 (8.48%) TCP/IP
24 39 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
25 38 (8.26%) SQL Server
26 37 (8.04%) SQL

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 75 (16.30%) MS Exchange
2 32 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (5.43%) Skype for Business
4 22 (4.78%) SharePoint
5 18 (3.91%) IIS
6 17 (3.70%) IBM Notes
7 15 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (1.74%) Apache Spark
10 6 (1.30%) Apache
10 6 (1.30%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.65%) CMS
12 3 (0.65%) Drupal
12 3 (0.65%) WordPress
13 2 (0.43%) Confluence
13 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (0.43%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 118 (25.65%) MS Office
2 67 (14.57%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.43%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (1.74%) Eikon
2 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.22%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 78 (16.96%) Office 365
2 23 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.52%) SaaS
6 4 (0.87%) GitHub
7 3 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.43%) G Suite
8 2 (0.43%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.22%) Google Play
9 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 56 (12.17%) Firewall
2 45 (9.78%) VPN
3 44 (9.57%) DNS
4 43 (9.35%) LAN
5 39 (8.48%) TCP/IP
6 34 (7.39%) WAN
7 32 (6.96%) DHCP
8 25 (5.43%) Wireless
9 18 (3.91%) Skype
10 17 (3.70%) SAN
10 17 (3.70%) VoIP
11 16 (3.48%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (2.83%) SSL
13 12 (2.61%) Ethernet
14 11 (2.39%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (2.39%) Internet
14 11 (2.39%) OSPF
14 11 (2.39%) Remote Desktop
15 10 (2.17%) PBX
16 9 (1.96%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.39%) Relational Database
3 9 (1.96%) Apache Hive
3 9 (1.96%) Hadoop
4 7 (1.52%) Big Data
5 6 (1.30%) MySQL
5 6 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.43%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.22%) Ingres
9 1 (0.22%) MS Access
9 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.22%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.96%) JIRA
3 5 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (0.87%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.43%) Selenium
5 2 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.22%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.22%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.22%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.22%) Subversion
6 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
General
1 71 (15.43%) Finance
2 44 (9.57%) Banking
3 33 (7.17%) Retail
4 9 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.74%) Retail Banking
6 7 (1.52%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.52%) Legal
7 6 (1.30%) Advertising
7 6 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.09%) Back Office
9 4 (0.87%) Marketing
10 3 (0.65%) Law
10 3 (0.65%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.43%) German Language
12 1 (0.22%) French Language
12 1 (0.22%) Local Government
12 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.26%) Regular Expression
2 9 (1.96%) Kafka
2 9 (1.96%) MSMQ
3 8 (1.74%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (1.52%) .NET
5 5 (1.09%) 802.1X
5 5 (1.09%) Web Services
6 3 (0.65%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (0.65%) JSON
6 3 (0.65%) Middleware
6 3 (0.65%) Sensu
6 3 (0.65%) XMPP
6 3 (0.65%) YAML
7 2 (0.43%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.22%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.13%) Blackberry
2 35 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.35%) iPad
4 18 (3.91%) iPhone
5 14 (3.04%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (2.83%) Data Centre
7 10 (2.17%) Smartphone
8 9 (1.96%) Clustering
9 7 (1.52%) BYOD
9 7 (1.52%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.30%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.30%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.09%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.87%) Derivative
12 4 (0.87%) PDA
12 4 (0.87%) RSA SecurID
13 3 (0.65%) EPoS
13 3 (0.65%) Equities
13 3 (0.65%) Video on Demand
13 3 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 302 (65.65%) Windows
2 127 (27.61%) Windows 7
3 103 (22.39%) Windows Server
4 65 (14.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (13.91%) Windows 10
6 52 (11.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 51 (11.09%) Linux
8 44 (9.57%) Windows 8
9 33 (7.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (7.17%) Windows XP
10 30 (6.52%) Unix
11 26 (5.65%) Mac OS
12 25 (5.43%) Android
13 24 (5.22%) Mac OS X
14 17 (3.70%) Apple iOS
15 14 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 8 (1.74%) SUSE
17 6 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (1.09%) AIX
18 5 (1.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (18.91%) ITIL
2 24 (5.22%) Change Management
2 24 (5.22%) Migration
3 20 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 18 (3.91%) Time Management
5 15 (3.26%) Asset Management
6 14 (3.04%) Incident Management
7 13 (2.83%) Coaching
7 13 (2.83%) Knowledge Management
7 13 (2.83%) Service Delivery
7 13 (2.83%) Service Management
8 12 (2.61%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (2.61%) DevOps
8 12 (2.61%) ITIL V3
9 10 (2.17%) Load Balancing
9 10 (2.17%) Network Management
10 9 (1.96%) ITSM
11 8 (1.74%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (1.52%) Analytics
12 7 (1.52%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (8.04%) SQL
2 33 (7.17%) Python
3 30 (6.52%) PowerShell
4 25 (5.43%) Perl
5 19 (4.13%) Bash Shell
6 17 (3.70%) Java
7 14 (3.04%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.96%) Scala
9 7 (1.52%) R
10 6 (1.30%) Ruby
11 5 (1.09%) VBScript
12 4 (0.87%) VB
13 3 (0.65%) C
14 2 (0.43%) C#
14 2 (0.43%) VB6
15 1 (0.22%) Clojure
15 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.22%) PHP
15 1 (0.22%) sed
15 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
3 24 (5.22%) MCSE
4 23 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 22 (4.78%) CCNA
6 14 (3.04%) DBS Check
6 14 (3.04%) DV Cleared
7 12 (2.61%) CCNP
7 12 (2.61%) Degree
8 11 (2.39%) MCSA
9 10 (2.17%) MCP
10 8 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.74%) SC Cleared
11 5 (1.09%) CCSA
11 5 (1.09%) MCDST
11 5 (1.09%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (0.87%) ACDT
12 4 (0.87%) ACHDS
12 4 (0.87%) ACTC
12 4 (0.87%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.13%) SLA
2 3 (0.65%) QA
3 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 201 (43.70%) Active Directory
2 37 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (6.09%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.13%) XenApp
5 13 (2.83%) vSphere
6 10 (2.17%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.87%) Docker
9 4 (0.87%) Firmware
9 4 (0.87%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.65%) KVM
10 3 (0.65%) NFS
10 3 (0.65%) Samba
11 2 (0.43%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.43%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.22%) Postfix
12 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 46 (10.00%) SCCM
2 10 (2.17%) Puppet
3 7 (1.52%) Ansible
3 7 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (1.09%) Nagios
5 4 (0.87%) AirWatch
5 4 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.65%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.65%) Graphite
6 3 (0.65%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (0.65%) SCOM
6 3 (0.65%) Terraform
6 3 (0.65%) WSUS
7 2 (0.43%) Cacti
7 2 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (0.43%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 172 (37.39%) Microsoft
2 78 (16.96%) VMware
3 66 (14.35%) Citrix
4 61 (13.26%) Cisco
5 37 (8.04%) Apple
6 26 (5.65%) HP
7 17 (3.70%) Google
7 17 (3.70%) Lotus
8 16 (3.48%) Bloomberg
9 15 (3.26%) Oracle
10 14 (3.04%) Dell
10 14 (3.04%) Reuters
11 12 (2.61%) Splunk
12 11 (2.39%) CheckPoint
12 11 (2.39%) Juniper
12 11 (2.39%) Red Hat
13 8 (1.74%) Remedy
14 7 (1.52%) WorldPay
15 6 (1.30%) IBM
15 6 (1.30%) Palo Alto
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