Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £158 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 30 20
Rank change year-on-year +5 -10 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 28 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 5.42% 4.71% 7.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.52% 4.90% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 13
Somerset median daily rate £158 £145 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.62% -51.67% +41.18%
10th Percentile £109 £110 £158
90th Percentile £250 £160 £325
South West median daily rate £165 £165 £200
% change year-on-year - -17.50% +29.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Somerset median hourly rate £15.16 £13.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.62% -40.91% +25.71%
10th Percentile £14.37 £13.00 £15.50
90th Percentile £15.95 £14.20 £28.00
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +20.69% -21.62% +12.12%

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 507 449 446
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.07% 96.15% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 299 225
Somerset median daily rate £398 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.43% +5.71% -2.78%
10th Percentile £206 £156 £180
90th Percentile £530 £510 £488
South West median daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 21 69
Somerset median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% -15.92%
10th Percentile £16.56 £11.34 £11.85
90th Percentile £44.58 £53.75 £42.50
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £34.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.36% +25.00% +8.91%

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 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 2018. 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 +10 14 £145 - 6
Bridgwater -2 6 £188 +33.93%
Taunton -3 3 £75 -46.43%
Yeovil -12 2 £188 +29.31%
Support Engineer
South West

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Office 365
2 9 (32.14%) Windows 10
3 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 6 (21.43%) Marketing
4 6 (21.43%) Digital Marketing
4 6 (21.43%) Programme Management
4 6 (21.43%) Electronics
4 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
4 6 (21.43%) Finance
4 6 (21.43%) Manufacturing
4 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (21.43%) SAP
4 6 (21.43%) ITIL
4 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 6 (21.43%) Break/Fix
5 5 (17.86%) Server Management
5 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.86%) NHS
5 5 (17.86%) Internet
5 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
5 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
6 4 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 4 (14.29%) SQL
6 4 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 4 (14.29%) CRM
7 3 (10.71%) Apple
8 2 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (7.14%) Cisco

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 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) G Suite
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) Skype
General
1 6 (21.43%) Electronics
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
1 6 (21.43%) Manufacturing
1 6 (21.43%) Marketing
1 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) NHS
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Windows 10
3 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Break/Fix
1 6 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) Digital Marketing
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL
1 6 (21.43%) Programme Management
2 5 (17.86%) Server Management
3 4 (14.29%) CRM
4 2 (7.14%) Software Licensing
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (3.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
1 4 (14.29%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Firmware
2 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) SAP
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) Apple
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) Google
5 1 (3.57%) Kaspersky
5 1 (3.57%) VMware