The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Shropshire during the 3 months to 28 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.

Support Engineer
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 58 32
Rank change year-on-year +28 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 4 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 2.22% 2.34% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 2.40% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £400 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +100.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.58%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire. 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
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 173 417 185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 96.11% 97.66% 96.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 128 100
Median daily rate £463 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +8.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £370 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.69 - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

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

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 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 28 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 Shropshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Remedy
4 2 (25.00%) OSPF
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (25.00%) Network Design
5 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
5 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
5 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 1 (12.50%) Aruba
5 1 (12.50%) F5

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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) WAN Optimisation
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Remedy
2 1 (12.50%) Aruba
2 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
2 1 (12.50%) BMC
2 1 (12.50%) F5
2 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Intel Security
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) TOWER Software