Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Middlesex during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 40 35
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Middlesex 1.17% 0.28% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.29% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Middlesex median daily rate £275 £160 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +71.88% -39.62% -11.67%
10th Percentile £217 £155 £238
90th Percentile £318 £165 £293
South East median daily rate £213 £275 £225
% change year-on-year -22.73% +22.22% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Middlesex median hourly rate - - £31.56
South East median hourly rate £14.56 £13.13 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.93% -17.97% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Middlesex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Middlesex
Contract vacancies in Middlesex with a recognized job title 245 344 324
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.33% 96.36% 91.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 205 161
Middlesex median daily rate £428 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £262 £281 £263
90th Percentile £529 £550 £494
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 14
Middlesex median hourly rate £31.00 £33.75 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.15% - +33.24%
10th Percentile £30.50 £17.10 £12.70
90th Percentile £31.50 £39.18 £48.38
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Middlesex

Job postings that featured Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Middlesex.

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCDP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WLAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) SNMP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (33.33%) DRM

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) DVB
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) SNMP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) STB
1 1 (33.33%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Unix
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Customer-Centricity
1 1 (33.33%) DRM
1 1 (33.33%) Presales
1 1 (33.33%) Project Management
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCDP
1 1 (33.33%) CCIE
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (33.33%) Stealthwatch
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (33.33%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle