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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
England / North East
Rank 49 61 50
Rank change year-on-year +12 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 37 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 5.10% 1.49% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.35% 1.57% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 0
Median daily rate £275 £240 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 - £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.22%  

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 691 829 609
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 95.31% 95.29% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 557 336
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £530 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 35
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 26 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
Tyne and Wear +3 26 £280 +16.66% 4
Durham -3 2 - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 26 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 North East region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 84 (70.59%) Windows
2 66 (55.46%) Security Cleared
3 65 (54.62%) Windows Server
4 49 (41.18%) Active Directory
5 47 (39.50%) SC Cleared
6 43 (36.13%) Microsoft
7 42 (35.29%) SQL
8 37 (31.09%) Windows 7
9 35 (29.41%) ITIL
10 34 (28.57%) Migration
11 33 (27.73%) TCP/IP
11 33 (27.73%) DNS
12 32 (26.89%) MS Excel
13 29 (24.37%) DHCP
13 29 (24.37%) VMware
14 28 (23.53%) SCCM
15 27 (22.69%) VMware Infrastructure
16 26 (21.85%) Unix
17 24 (20.17%) Linux
17 24 (20.17%) Windows Server 2008
18 22 (18.49%) Windows Server 2003
19 21 (17.65%) HP SiteScope
20 18 (15.13%) Perl
20 18 (15.13%) Virtual Environments
21 17 (14.29%) PowerShell
22 16 (13.45%) Office 365
22 16 (13.45%) Citrix
23 15 (12.61%) Java
24 14 (11.76%) VB
24 14 (11.76%) Shell Script

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 13 (10.92%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (9.24%) Skype for Business
4 9 (7.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (7.56%) SharePoint
5 8 (6.72%) Office Communications Server
5 8 (6.72%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (6.72%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (3.36%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.52%) Documentum
7 3 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.52%) IIS
7 3 (2.52%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.52%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.84%) JBoss
Applications
1 32 (26.89%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.08%) MS Office
3 2 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (13.45%) Office 365
2 7 (5.88%) IaaS
2 7 (5.88%) PaaS
2 7 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (27.73%) DNS
1 33 (27.73%) TCP/IP
2 29 (24.37%) DHCP
3 8 (6.72%) Skype
4 5 (4.20%) Firewall
5 4 (3.36%) 3G
5 4 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.52%) PuTTY
6 3 (2.52%) SMS
6 3 (2.52%) WinSCP
6 3 (2.52%) Wireless
7 2 (1.68%) BIG-IP
7 2 (1.68%) LAN
7 2 (1.68%) VPN
7 2 (1.68%) WAN
8 1 (0.84%) ATM
8 1 (0.84%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.84%) LDAP
8 1 (0.84%) SMTP
8 1 (0.84%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.52%) EDRMS
2 2 (1.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.68%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.68%) MSI
2 2 (1.68%) NMock
2 2 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.68%) WiX
General
1 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.84%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.36%) .NET
2 3 (2.52%) .NET Framework
2 3 (2.52%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.68%) Web Services
3 2 (1.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.40%) Mainframe
2 9 (7.56%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (3.36%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.36%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.36%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.52%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.84%) BYOD
6 1 (0.84%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.84%) Digital Signage
6 1 (0.84%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 84 (70.59%) Windows
2 65 (54.62%) Windows Server
3 37 (31.09%) Windows 7
4 26 (21.85%) Unix
5 24 (20.17%) Linux
5 24 (20.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (18.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (10.08%) AIX
8 10 (8.40%) Windows XP
9 9 (7.56%) Solaris
9 9 (7.56%) zOS
10 8 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (4.20%) Windows 8
12 4 (3.36%) Windows 10
13 3 (2.52%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.68%) Android
15 1 (0.84%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.84%) VME
15 1 (0.84%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (29.41%) ITIL
2 34 (28.57%) Migration
3 18 (15.13%) Virtual Environments
4 10 (8.40%) Change Management
5 8 (6.72%) Content Management
5 8 (6.72%) DevOps
5 8 (6.72%) Problem Management
6 7 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (5.88%) Open Source
7 6 (5.04%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.04%) Data Management
8 5 (4.20%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (4.20%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.20%) Server Monitoring
8 5 (4.20%) Validation
9 4 (3.36%) Change Control
9 4 (3.36%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.36%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.36%) Quality Management
9 4 (3.36%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (35.29%) SQL
2 18 (15.13%) Perl
3 17 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 15 (12.61%) Java
5 14 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 14 (11.76%) VB
6 4 (3.36%) C#
7 3 (2.52%) C
7 3 (2.52%) Python
7 3 (2.52%) Ruby
7 3 (2.52%) VBA
8 2 (1.68%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.84%) Korn
9 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (55.46%) Security Cleared
2 47 (39.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (5.04%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.52%) CCNA
5 3 (2.52%) CCNP
5 3 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.68%) CCIE
6 2 (1.68%) CCSA
6 2 (1.68%) JNCIA
6 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.84%) Degree
7 1 (0.84%) MCSA
7 1 (0.84%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.40%) SLA
2 4 (3.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 49 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 27 (22.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.24%) XenApp
4 8 (6.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 5 (4.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.52%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.52%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (2.52%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.52%) XenServer
7 1 (0.84%) NFS
Systems Management
1 28 (23.53%) SCCM
2 21 (17.65%) HP SiteScope
3 13 (10.92%) Tivoli
4 7 (5.88%) Control-M
5 6 (5.04%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.36%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (2.52%) Puppet
7 3 (2.52%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.84%) Amdocs OSS
8 1 (0.84%) EdgeSight
8 1 (0.84%) SafeCom
8 1 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 43 (36.13%) Microsoft
2 29 (24.37%) VMware
3 16 (13.45%) Citrix
4 12 (10.08%) HP
5 9 (7.56%) CA
6 7 (5.88%) IBM
7 6 (5.04%) Cisco
8 5 (4.20%) AppSense
9 4 (3.36%) ThinPrint
10 3 (2.52%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.68%) Apple
11 2 (1.68%) Aruba
11 2 (1.68%) F5
11 2 (1.68%) Riverbed
11 2 (1.68%) SAP
12 1 (0.84%) Amdocs
12 1 (0.84%) BT
12 1 (0.84%) CommVault
12 1 (0.84%) Oracle
12 1 (0.84%) Trend Micro
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