Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £295 per day in advertised job vacancies in Shropshire during the 6 months to 19 November 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
West Midlands > Shropshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 61 45
Rank change year-on-year +14 -16 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 12 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 3.09% 2.04% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.21% 2.15% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Shropshire median daily rate £295 £235 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.79% -37.40% +11.11%
10th Percentile £127 £142 £317
90th Percentile £453 £338 £394
West Midlands median daily rate £250 £240 £255
% change year-on-year +4.17% -5.88% +18.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Shropshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.82 £14.75 £14.20
% change year-on-year +7.25% +3.87% +1.43%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire. 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
Shropshire
Contract vacancies in Shropshire with a recognized job title 374 744 371
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 95.02% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 301 125
Shropshire median daily rate £460 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +13.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £325 £306 £239
90th Percentile £589 £563 £510
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 18
Shropshire median hourly rate £35.00 £21.47 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.06% -36.40% +68.75%
10th Percentile £24.20 £21.46 £14.55
90th Percentile £39.20 £37.42 £40.87
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +5.72%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Shropshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Shropshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Shropshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Shropshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Shropshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Shropshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

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 Shropshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +12 10 £166 -29.46% 1
Support Engineer
West Midlands

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Shropshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) SLA
3 5 (41.67%) Wireless
3 5 (41.67%) Internet
3 5 (41.67%) MCP
3 5 (41.67%) Line Management
3 5 (41.67%) Ticket Management
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
4 4 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) WAN
4 4 (33.33%) ITIL
4 4 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (25.00%) Fortinet
5 3 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Blue Coat
5 3 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) IBM
5 3 (25.00%) CCNP
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (25.00%) BMC
5 3 (25.00%) McAfee
5 3 (25.00%) Firewall
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 (16.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Internet
1 5 (41.67%) Wireless
2 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (16.67%) BGP
4 2 (16.67%) HSRP
4 2 (16.67%) MPLS
4 2 (16.67%) OSPF
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) VLAN
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MSI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Line Management
1 5 (41.67%) Ticket Management
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 4 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 3 (25.00%) Network Packet Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Application Discovery
5 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
5 1 (8.33%) Coaching
5 1 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Release Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) MCP
2 3 (25.00%) CCNP
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) CCIE
3 1 (8.33%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CISSP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) FortiGate
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (25.00%) Blue Coat
2 3 (25.00%) BMC
2 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) F5
2 3 (25.00%) Fortinet
2 3 (25.00%) IBM
2 3 (25.00%) McAfee
3 2 (16.67%) Aruba
3 2 (16.67%) Dell
3 2 (16.67%) Lotus
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) VMware