The median contractor rate for a Technical Support Engineer was £353 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Support Engineer
England / London
Rank 394 410 396
Rank change year-on-year +16 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 6 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.031% 0.082% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.086% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 10
Median daily rate £353 £215 £546
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.95% -60.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £158 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £325 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £240 £256
% change year-on-year -29.16% -6.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £130.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +306.25%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +38.70% +14.81%  

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 18463 20944 19902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 94.98% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13124 15012 13730
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £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 242 285 369
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Technical Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support Engineer in London

Technical Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support Engineer in London

Technical Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Support Engineer in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Support Engineer in London

Technical Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Support Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support Engineer in London

Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer within the London region over the 3 months to 24 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 +3 1 £325 +0.77% 5
Technical Support Engineer
England

Technical Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Perl
3 7 (50.00%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) Splunk
4 6 (42.86%) Regular Expression
4 6 (42.86%) Unix
4 6 (42.86%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (42.86%) Python
4 6 (42.86%) Shell Script
5 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 2 (14.29%) Video on Demand
6 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (14.29%) DNS
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 2 (14.29%) Citrix
6 2 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 1 (7.14%) AirWatch
7 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
7 1 (7.14%) DevOps
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
7 1 (7.14%) Symantec
7 1 (7.14%) Sophos

Technical Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Over-the-Top Content
1 2 (14.29%) Video on Demand
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Unix
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 1 (7.14%) Android
6 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (7.14%) Benchmarking
2 1 (7.14%) Content Management
2 1 (7.14%) DevOps
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Perl
2 6 (42.86%) Python
2 6 (42.86%) Shell Script
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCNA
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) AirWatch
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Splunk
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Sophos
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) VMware