Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £110 per day in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 6 months to 20 July 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
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 35 20
Rank change year-on-year -3 -15 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 5 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 1.55% 1.77% 5.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.87% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 7
Portsmouth median daily rate £110 £90 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -51.35% -13.95%
Hampshire median daily rate £208 £300 £250
% change year-on-year -30.83% +20.00% +42.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Portsmouth median hourly rate £12.50 £12.63 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.99% - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.03 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -13.17% -1.64% +1.67%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth. 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
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 309 268 190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 95.96% 95.04% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 153 117
Portsmouth median daily rate £400 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.21% +3.04%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £215
90th Percentile £542 £525 £443
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 46 38
Portsmouth median hourly rate £43.50 £40.75 £32.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.75% +26.53% +51.55%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.13 £12.31
90th Percentile £52.75 £51.61 £47.25
Hampshire median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +42.86% -32.69%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Portsmouth

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Portsmouth

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Portsmouth over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Portsmouth

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Portsmouth

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Portsmouth region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Linux Command Line

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Solaris
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp