The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 27 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
England / North East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 35 49
Rank change year-on-year +8 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 31 119 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.45% 7.30% 2.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.79% 8.17% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 66 9
Median daily rate £275 £275 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +44.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £221 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £298 £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £204 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -25.90% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 9
Median hourly rate £10.50 £28.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.50% +55.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £20.50 £14.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £33.70 £32.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £15.74 £16.60
% change year-on-year -8.36% -5.16%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 535 1456 778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 94.02% 89.33% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 892 469
Median daily rate £350 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -9.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 90 80
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.30 £18.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in the North East

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in the North East

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the North East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in the North East

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in the North East

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the North East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in the North East

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Tyne and Wear +2 15 £211 -23.27% 7
Durham +5 5 £183 -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 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 North East region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 41 (60.29%) Security Cleared
2 34 (50.00%) Windows
3 30 (44.12%) SC Cleared
4 28 (41.18%) Active Directory
5 27 (39.71%) Microsoft
6 24 (35.29%) ITIL
7 23 (33.82%) Windows Server
8 18 (26.47%) Office 365
9 16 (23.53%) SQL
10 15 (22.06%) DHCP
10 15 (22.06%) Migration
11 14 (20.59%) DNS
11 14 (20.59%) Windows 7
11 14 (20.59%) Skype for Business
12 13 (19.12%) Skype
12 13 (19.12%) Exchange Server 2013
12 13 (19.12%) MS Exchange
13 12 (17.65%) SharePoint
13 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
13 12 (17.65%) Citrix
13 12 (17.65%) TCP/IP
13 12 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
14 11 (16.18%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (16.18%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (16.18%) SCCM
14 11 (16.18%) Office Communications Server
14 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (16.18%) Content Management
14 11 (16.18%) VMware

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 14 (20.59%) Skype for Business
2 13 (19.12%) Exchange Server 2013
2 13 (19.12%) MS Exchange
3 12 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 12 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (16.18%) Office Communications Server
4 11 (16.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (5.88%) WebLogic
6 3 (4.41%) Documentum
6 3 (4.41%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.47%) IIS
7 1 (1.47%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.06%) DHCP
2 14 (20.59%) DNS
3 13 (19.12%) Skype
4 12 (17.65%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.41%) Firewall
5 3 (4.41%) PuTTY
5 3 (4.41%) WinSCP
6 2 (2.94%) SAN
7 1 (1.47%) 3G
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.47%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.47%) LAN
7 1 (1.47%) NAS
7 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.47%) SMTP
7 1 (1.47%) VLAN
7 1 (1.47%) VoIP
7 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) EDRMS
1 3 (4.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (1.47%) Back Office
1 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.94%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.94%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (50.00%) Windows
2 23 (33.82%) Windows Server
3 14 (20.59%) Windows 7
4 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (14.71%) Linux
6 7 (10.29%) Unix
7 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) ITIL
2 15 (22.06%) Migration
3 11 (16.18%) Capacity Planning
3 11 (16.18%) Content Management
4 9 (13.24%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (5.88%) DevOps
6 3 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.41%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.41%) Network Management
6 3 (4.41%) Records Management
6 3 (4.41%) Statistics
7 2 (2.94%) Change Management
7 2 (2.94%) High Availability
7 2 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.94%) Server Monitoring
8 1 (1.47%) Build Automation
8 1 (1.47%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (1.47%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (1.47%) Software Delivery
8 1 (1.47%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.53%) SQL
2 7 (10.29%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.82%) Shell Script
4 5 (7.35%) Perl
5 3 (4.41%) PHP
5 3 (4.41%) VBA
6 2 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (60.29%) Security Cleared
2 30 (44.12%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.47%) CCNA
4 1 (1.47%) CCNP
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.82%) XenApp
3 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.94%) XenServer
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) SCCM
2 9 (13.24%) HP SiteScope
3 4 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.88%) Puppet
4 3 (4.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.94%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.94%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.47%) Amdocs OSS
6 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.47%) EdgeSight
6 1 (1.47%) SafeCom
6 1 (1.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (39.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.65%) Citrix
3 11 (16.18%) VMware
4 4 (5.88%) Oracle
5 3 (4.41%) Cisco
5 3 (4.41%) HP
6 1 (1.47%) Amdocs
6 1 (1.47%) Apple
6 1 (1.47%) AppSense
6 1 (1.47%) BT
6 1 (1.47%) CommVault
6 1 (1.47%) IBM
6 1 (1.47%) Remedy
6 1 (1.47%) SAP
6 1 (1.47%) ThinPrint
6 1 (1.47%) Virgin Media
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