The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £155 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 3 months to 28 June 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
South West / Somerset
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 14 32
Rank change year-on-year -17 +18  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 10 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 4.76% 8.71% 3.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.00% 9.59% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 5
Median daily rate £155 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.33% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £204 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -25.90% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -7.81% -3.61%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset. 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
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 200 219 327
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 95.24% 90.87% 96.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 112 174
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 42
Median hourly rate £52.50 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.53% -7.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yeovil - 6 £150 -
Bath +4 3 £300 +26.31% 1
Clevedon +1 1 - -
Support Engineer
South West

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

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

1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (26.67%) MCSE
5 4 (26.67%) Dell
5 4 (26.67%) Citrix
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (26.67%) A+ Certification
5 4 (26.67%) MCP
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
5 4 (26.67%) DCSE
5 4 (26.67%) Break/Fix
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (20.00%) WAN
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
7 2 (13.33%) LAN
7 2 (13.33%) VMware
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (13.33%) Office 365
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
8 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (6.67%) VLAN
8 1 (6.67%) Marketing

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 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) VLAN
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (6.67%) Electronics
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Break/Fix
2 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) A+ Certification
1 4 (26.67%) DCSE
1 4 (26.67%) MCP
1 4 (26.67%) MCSE
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Nagios
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Citrix
1 4 (26.67%) Dell
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) NetApp
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Sophos