The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £110 per day in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 18 18
Rank change year-on-year -7 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 1 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 0.63% 2.97% 4.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 3.16% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Median daily rate £110 £90 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -51.35%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £253 £225
% change year-on-year -20.79% +12.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  

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 147 95 115
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 92.45% 94.06% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 54 66
Median daily rate £350 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +20.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 13 26
Median hourly rate £43.00 £22.45 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.53% -4.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

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

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 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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 6 (66.67%) Windows
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Dell
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Office 365
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (11.11%) Skype
4 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
4 1 (11.11%) C
4 1 (11.11%) SCCM
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (11.11%) Replication
4 1 (11.11%) CCIE
4 1 (11.11%) CCNP
4 1 (11.11%) CCIP
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory

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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) BGP
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) MPLS
2 1 (11.11%) Skype
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CCIE
2 1 (11.11%) CCIP
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Dell
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco