The median contractor rate for a IT Support Engineer was £128 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 30 April 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.

IT Support Engineer
England / South East
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 249 242
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 19 26 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.28% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 4
Median daily rate £128 £175 £228
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.14% -23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £147 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £344 £293
UK excluding London median daily rate £128 £163 £180
% change year-on-year -21.53% -9.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 7
Median hourly rate £15.35 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.33% -3.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.07 £15.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.63 £19.10 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +5.66% +3.44%  

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 7657 9293 9409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 93.96% 95.58% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4350 5686 5148
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 374 457
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -10.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.30 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

IT Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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
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 3 months to 30 April 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 - 6 £110 - 3
Berkshire +21 4 £250 -38.27% 6
Surrey +8 4 £105 -20.75% 3
Oxfordshire -4 3 £145 -17.14% 2
Hampshire +2 1 £125 -25.92% 10
IT Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, 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 30 (75.00%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
3 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
4 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
5 12 (30.00%) Office 365
5 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
6 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 9 (22.50%) Windows 10
7 9 (22.50%) Android
8 8 (20.00%) Incident Management
8 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 7 (17.50%) ITIL
9 7 (17.50%) HP
9 7 (17.50%) VMware
9 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
9 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
9 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (15.00%) Windows 8
10 6 (15.00%) Apple
10 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
11 5 (12.50%) SNMP
11 5 (12.50%) VPN
11 5 (12.50%) SLA
11 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (12.50%) Blackberry
11 5 (12.50%) Fault Management
11 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
12 4 (10.00%) Coaching
12 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008

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 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.00%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
4 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.50%) OneDrive
2 1 (2.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) SNMP
1 5 (12.50%) VPN
2 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.00%) WAN
2 4 (10.00%) Wireless
3 3 (7.50%) Firewall
4 2 (5.00%) LAN
4 2 (5.00%) Skype
5 1 (2.50%) 2G
5 1 (2.50%) 3G
5 1 (2.50%) 4G
5 1 (2.50%) DHCP
5 1 (2.50%) DNS
5 1 (2.50%) FTP
5 1 (2.50%) LTE
5 1 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
1 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 4 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.00%) RSA SecurID
3 4 (10.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
4 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (75.00%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
3 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (22.50%) Android
4 9 (22.50%) Windows 10
5 6 (15.00%) Windows 8
5 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
6 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (10.00%) Linux
7 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (7.50%) SUSE
9 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 7 (17.50%) ITIL
3 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (12.50%) Fault Management
4 4 (10.00%) Coaching
4 4 (10.00%) DNA
4 4 (10.00%) Service Management
5 3 (7.50%) Business Continuity
6 2 (5.00%) Migration
7 1 (2.50%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.50%) Server Hardening
7 1 (2.50%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCITP
3 1 (2.50%) MCPD
3 1 (2.50%) MCSA
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (47.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.50%) BitLocker
4 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Unicenter
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (52.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) HP
2 7 (17.50%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) Apple
4 4 (10.00%) Dell
4 4 (10.00%) Toshiba
5 3 (7.50%) CA
5 3 (7.50%) Peregrine
5 3 (7.50%) Remedy
5 3 (7.50%) ServiceNow
5 3 (7.50%) Spiceworks
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco
6 2 (5.00%) Lotus
7 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.50%) IBM
7 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
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