The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Middlesex during the 3 months to 25 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.

Support Engineer
South East / Middlesex
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 26 19
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 1.12% 0.58% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.60% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £275 £180 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.77% -32.07%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -27.27% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.64% -7.64%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Middlesex. 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
Middlesex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 86 168 163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex 96.63% 97.11% 89.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 110 81
Median daily rate £405 £400 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +26.98%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Median hourly rate £43.00 £45.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +175.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Middlesex

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Middlesex

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Middlesex

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Middlesex region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) DRM
1 1 (100.00%) DVB
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) STB
1 1 (100.00%) Video on Demand
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DVB
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) STB
1 1 (100.00%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) DRM
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CA
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle