Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Support Engineer was £178 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 January 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.

IT Support Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 332 319 333
Rank change year-on-year -13 +14 -7
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 45 38 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 20
South East median daily rate £178 £170 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% -22.73% +25.71%
10th Percentile £128 £131 £124
90th Percentile £245 £321 £273
England median daily rate £150 £164 £170
% change year-on-year -8.40% -3.68% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 20
South East median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.88% -7.44%
10th Percentile £11.83 £10.25 £9.19
90th Percentile £23.75 £17.90 £21.00
England median hourly rate £17.25 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +18.97% +3.57% -6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,398 14,448 17,377
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.13% 93.78% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,205 8,533 10,264
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 745 894
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -8.04% +18.94%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.68% - +12.12%

IT Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support Engineer in the South East

IT Support 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 IT Support Engineer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support Engineer in the South East

IT Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Support Engineer in the South East

IT Support 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 IT Support Engineer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support Engineer in the South East

IT Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Support Engineer in the South East

IT Support 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 IT Support Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Thames Valley -12 19 £200 +14.29% 21
Surrey -16 13 £163 +12.07% 9
Berkshire -6 7 £205 -15.90% 6
Hampshire +1 6 £140 -37.78% 6
Oxfordshire +1 6 £191 +27.50% 8
Buckinghamshire -21 6 £148 -32.95% 7
Kent - 4 £179 - 1
West Sussex +1 2 £263 - 4
Middlesex +2 1 £213 +112.50%
IT Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, IT 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 South East region featuring IT Support Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (84.44%) Windows
2 28 (62.22%) Active Directory
3 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
3 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 12 (26.67%) Office 365
4 12 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 11 (24.44%) Windows 10
6 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (15.56%) Windows 8
8 6 (13.33%) VMware
8 6 (13.33%) DNS
9 5 (11.11%) Android
10 4 (8.89%) SCCM
10 4 (8.89%) Apple iOS
10 4 (8.89%) DHCP
10 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
10 4 (8.89%) ITIL
10 4 (8.89%) Apple
11 3 (6.67%) Cisco
11 3 (6.67%) HP
11 3 (6.67%) Citrix
11 3 (6.67%) CRM
11 3 (6.67%) ERP
11 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
11 3 (6.67%) LAN
11 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
11 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
11 3 (6.67%) Asset Management

IT Support 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 2 (4.44%) IBM Notes
1 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.67%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) DNS
2 4 (8.89%) DHCP
2 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.67%) LAN
4 2 (4.44%) Firewall
4 2 (4.44%) WAN
4 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (4.44%) WLAN
5 1 (2.22%) SMS
5 1 (2.22%) VoIP
5 1 (2.22%) VPN
5 1 (2.22%) Wireless
General
1 2 (4.44%) Advertising
2 1 (2.22%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.67%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.44%) iPhone
2 2 (4.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 38 (84.44%) Windows
2 12 (26.67%) Windows 7
2 12 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 11 (24.44%) Windows 10
4 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (15.56%) Windows 8
6 5 (11.11%) Android
7 4 (8.89%) Apple iOS
8 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.44%) Mac OS
9 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (8.89%) ITIL
2 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
2 3 (6.67%) CRM
2 3 (6.67%) ERP
3 2 (4.44%) Break/Fix
3 2 (4.44%) Hardware Maintenance
3 2 (4.44%) Time Management
4 1 (2.22%) Change Management
4 1 (2.22%) Line Management
4 1 (2.22%) Migration
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.44%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.44%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (62.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) VMware
3 4 (8.89%) Apple
4 3 (6.67%) Cisco
4 3 (6.67%) Citrix
4 3 (6.67%) HP
5 2 (4.44%) Google
5 2 (4.44%) Lotus
6 1 (2.22%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (2.22%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.22%) Remedy