The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Peterborough 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
Cambridgeshire / Peterborough
Rank 15 15 27
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Peterborough 3.16% 1.23% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.30% 1.30% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £300 £88 £104
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +242.85% -15.86%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
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 Peterborough. 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
Peterborough
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 91 77 137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Peterborough 95.79% 95.06% 97.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 79
Median daily rate £300 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +19.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £170 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 28
Median hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% +154.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £41.50 £22.50
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 Peterborough

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Peterborough

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Peterborough

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Peterborough

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

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 Peterborough region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (25.00%) IIS
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) JBoss
4 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
4 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) GDPR
4 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (25.00%) Java EE
4 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Peterborough 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 2 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
1 2 (25.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Dutch Language
2 1 (12.50%) French Language
2 1 (12.50%) German Language
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
1 2 (25.00%) GDPR
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) LANDesk