Period
to 25 May 2019

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £198 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

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
South West > Somerset
6 months to
25 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 34 44
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 17 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.70% 3.81% 3.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.82% 3.91% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 5
Somerset median daily rate £198 £150 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.67% +25.00% -58.26%
10th Percentile £136 £86 £107
90th Percentile £290 £250 £300
South West median daily rate £193 £170 £160
% change year-on-year +13.24% +6.25% -21.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Somerset median hourly rate £15.00 - £25.39
10th Percentile £14.50 - £16.70
90th Percentile £21.02 - £35.41
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% - +16.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset. 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
Somerset
Contract vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 353 460 416
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.51% 97.46% 96.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 272 250
Somerset median daily rate £413 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.55% +4.11% -2.67%
10th Percentile £226 £205 £205
90th Percentile £574 £531 £525
South West median daily rate £430 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +7.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 35 60
Somerset median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% -6.02% +3.75%
10th Percentile £10.20 £15.50 £15.98
90th Percentile £46.00 £43.75 £50.25
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £26.99 £38.00
% change year-on-year +48.20% -28.97% +1.33%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Somerset

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Somerset

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Somerset over the 6 months to 25 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Somerset

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Somerset

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 6 months to 25 May 2019. 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
Bath +3 6 £175 -22.22% 2
Bridgwater +3 3 £198 +5.33% 2
Taunton +6 2 - -
Portishead - 1 £225 -
Shepton Mallet - 1 £140 - 1
Street - 1 £225 -
Support Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2019, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Somerset region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
4 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
5 6 (35.29%) Office 365
6 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
6 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 3 (17.65%) Internet
7 3 (17.65%) SAP
7 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (17.65%) Electronics
7 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
7 3 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
7 3 (17.65%) Marketing
7 3 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (17.65%) SCCM
7 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 3 (17.65%) Break/Fix
7 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (17.65%) Server Management
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.76%) Time Management
8 2 (11.76%) Wireless
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 (17.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
2 2 (11.76%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) 802.15
3 1 (5.88%) Bluetooth
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) Skype
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (17.65%) Electronics
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
1 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
1 3 (17.65%) Marketing
1 3 (17.65%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) 802.1X
1 1 (5.88%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
3 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows 10
3 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.88%) Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Break/Fix
1 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Digital Marketing
1 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (17.65%) Programme Management
1 3 (17.65%) Server Management
2 2 (11.76%) Time Management
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Thinking
3 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Network Management
3 1 (5.88%) Server Building
3 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineering
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CCNA
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCSA
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Dell
3 1 (5.88%) Hitachi
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) IBM
3 1 (5.88%) Sun
3 1 (5.88%) VMware