The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £273 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
South West / Somerset
Rank 31 24 44
Rank change year-on-year -7 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 5 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.40% 4.91% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 4.96% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £273 - £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
Median hourly rate £15.78 £25.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.13% +45.71%  
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 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 201 262 340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 96.63% 98.87% 96.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 138 213
Median daily rate £350 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +17.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 52 23
Median hourly rate £39.50 £42.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +141.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.78 £17.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £57.00 £45.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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
Bath +2 4 £273 - 3
Taunton - 1 - -
Support Engineer
South West

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 27 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 Somerset region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (71.43%) Windows
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (14.29%) Nagios
5 2 (14.29%) WAN
5 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (14.29%) Electronics
5 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (14.29%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) SAP
5 2 (14.29%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) Dell
5 2 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (14.29%) Marketing
5 2 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
5 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 2 (14.29%) Driving Licence
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 2 (14.29%) DBS Check
6 1 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (14.29%) Electronics
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 2 (14.29%) Marketing
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.14%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
5 1 (7.14%) Unix
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
1 2 (14.29%) Programme Management
2 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
2 1 (7.14%) Line Management
2 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) DBS Check
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Nagios
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Dell
1 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 1 (7.14%) Apple
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) IFS
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) NetApp
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) VMware
Bath, Avon
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Rate: £280 - £320 per day
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