Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £120 per day in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 27 27
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 11 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 3.83% 3.70% 2.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.96% 3.90% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 4
Portsmouth median daily rate £120 £300 £193
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +55.84% -14.44%
10th Percentile £111 £160 £155
90th Percentile £400 £455 £253
Hampshire median daily rate £213 £236 £231
% change year-on-year -10.05% +2.16% -3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Portsmouth median hourly rate £14.12 £12.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.67% -34.25% -30.48%
Hampshire median hourly rate £15.16 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +8.29% -6.67% -10.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Portsmouth
Contract vacancies in Portsmouth with a recognized job title 278 282 261
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.86% 94.95% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 148 135
Portsmouth median daily rate £388 £389 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.32% +5.07% +9.63%
10th Percentile £140 £220 £255
90th Percentile £501 £513 £533
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 60 43
Portsmouth median hourly rate £33.75 £39.69 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.96% +44.31% +25.00%
10th Percentile £15.41 £11.77 £10.75
90th Percentile £46.57 £49.76 £47.83
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £24.18
% change year-on-year - -17.27% +52.19%

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 19 January 2018.

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
5 3 (27.27%) LAN
5 3 (27.27%) VoIP
5 3 (27.27%) WAN
5 3 (27.27%) DHCP
5 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (27.27%) VPN
5 3 (27.27%) DNS
5 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
5 3 (27.27%) Firewall
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) SAN
6 2 (18.18%) NetApp
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) Unix
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Android

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 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
1 3 (27.27%) LAN
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
1 3 (27.27%) VoIP
1 3 (27.27%) VPN
1 3 (27.27%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) NAS
2 2 (18.18%) SAN
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Android
4 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Unix
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) NetApp