The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 24 38 46
Rank change year-on-year +14 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 19 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 4.97% 0.27% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.18% 0.28% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 0
Median daily rate £225 £188 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 - £13.50
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 Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 367 361 460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 96.07% 98.63% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 270 279
Median daily rate £403 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.71% +159.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £9.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £35.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Northamptonshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Northamptonshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Northamptonshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Northamptonshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Northampton +12 14 £225 +20.00% 4
Daventry - 1 £195 -
Support Engineer
East Midlands

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

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

1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) SCCM
3 12 (38.71%) ITIL
4 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
5 9 (29.03%) Windows 10
5 9 (29.03%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
6 8 (25.81%) PRINCE2
7 7 (22.58%) Unified Communications
7 7 (22.58%) ITIL V3
7 7 (22.58%) High Availability
7 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
7 7 (22.58%) SDLC
7 7 (22.58%) Data Loss Prevention
7 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
7 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (22.58%) Project Management
7 7 (22.58%) Degree
7 7 (22.58%) Clustering
7 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (19.35%) Billing
8 6 (19.35%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing
8 6 (19.35%) Oracle
8 6 (19.35%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (19.35%) Oracle Receivables
9 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
9 5 (16.13%) VMware
10 4 (12.90%) Application Packaging
10 4 (12.90%) Intel Security

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) OneDrive
2 2 (6.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Unified Communications
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (19.35%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Clustering
1 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) Windows
2 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
3 9 (29.03%) Windows 10
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) ITIL
2 9 (29.03%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 8 (25.81%) PRINCE2
4 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (22.58%) Data Loss Prevention
4 7 (22.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (22.58%) High Availability
4 7 (22.58%) ITIL V3
4 7 (22.58%) Project Management
4 7 (22.58%) SDLC
5 6 (19.35%) Regression Testing
6 4 (12.90%) Application Packaging
7 2 (6.45%) Migration
7 2 (6.45%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.23%) Change Control
8 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) CCNA
2 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.68%) DBS Check
2 3 (9.68%) MCSE
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.23%) CCNP
4 1 (3.23%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) BitLocker
3 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.45%) Terminal Server
4 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.45%) XenApp
4 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (54.84%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle
3 5 (16.13%) VMware
4 4 (12.90%) Intel Security
5 3 (9.68%) Citrix
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco
6 1 (3.23%) Symantec