The median contractor rate for a Customer Engineer was £285 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 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.

Customer Engineer
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 243 276 256
Rank change year-on-year +33 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Customer Engineer 5 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.064% 0.023% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.024% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £285 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £151 £140 £250
% change year-on-year +7.50% -44.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Median hourly rate £17.25 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.88 £13.00 £16.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.37 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +33.63% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7368 8379 8989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.56% 95.03% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4310 4996 5126
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 381 430
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.75% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Customer Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Customer Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Customer Engineer in the South East

Customer Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Customer Engineer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Customer Engineer in the South East

Customer Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Customer Engineer in the South East

Customer Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Customer Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 26 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
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Berkshire +20 1 £285 -36.66%
Hampshire +8 1 - - 1
Customer Engineer
England

Customer Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Customer 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 South East region featuring Customer Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Remedy
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) SLA
3 2 (25.00%) CCNP
3 2 (25.00%) CCIP
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) CommVault
4 1 (12.50%) Apple
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) OSPF
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) CCIE
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (12.50%) VoIP
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (12.50%) Finance

Customer Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) BGP
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (12.50%) IOS XR
1 1 (12.50%) OSPF
1 1 (12.50%) Skype
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Adaptive Security
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCIP
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CCIE
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Remedy
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) CommVault
3 1 (12.50%) Ensim