Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Support Engineer was £138 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 26 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 312 356 350
Rank change year-on-year +44 -6 -34
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 37 42 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.24% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 22 12
South East median daily rate £138 £175 £164
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +6.87% +42.39%
10th Percentile £102 £135 £83
90th Percentile £206 £359 £280
England median daily rate £140 £173 £175
% change year-on-year -18.84% -1.43% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 17
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -5.00% +8.90%
10th Percentile £12.50 £15.00 £14.15
90th Percentile £21.78 £24.18 £17.85
England median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £14.63
% change year-on-year +11.67% +2.56% +4.46%

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 15172 17667 18566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.45% 95.03% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8739 10690 10472
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £242 £235 £226
90th Percentile £550 £545 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 722 754 894
South East median hourly rate £17.59 £19.81 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.22% +13.21% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.68 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.32% +8.57% +2.94%

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 26 July 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
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 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017. 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 +14 19 £148 -15.71% 9
Surrey +12 11 £113 -21.05% 6
Berkshire +38 8 £200 -31.03% 5
Buckinghamshire - 7 £110 - 2
Oxfordshire -3 4 £145 -17.14% 2
Kent +12 3 £119 -35.37% 1
Hampshire +6 3 £138 -18.52% 8
IT Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 32 (86.49%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
2 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
3 16 (43.24%) Windows 7
4 14 (37.84%) Office 365
5 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (24.32%) ITIL
6 9 (24.32%) HP
6 9 (24.32%) Windows 10
7 8 (21.62%) Android
8 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
8 7 (18.92%) VPN
8 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
8 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
9 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (13.51%) Break/Fix
10 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
10 5 (13.51%) SLA
10 5 (13.51%) VMware
11 4 (10.81%) RSA SecurID
11 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
11 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
11 4 (10.81%) Smartphone
11 4 (10.81%) Toshiba
11 4 (10.81%) Wireless
11 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
11 4 (10.81%) Dell
11 4 (10.81%) Apple
11 4 (10.81%) DNA
11 4 (10.81%) SharePoint

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 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.41%) IIS
3 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (37.84%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) OneDrive
2 1 (2.70%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) VPN
2 4 (10.81%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.81%) WAN
2 4 (10.81%) Wireless
3 3 (8.11%) Firewall
3 3 (8.11%) Skype
4 1 (2.70%) 2G
4 1 (2.70%) 3G
4 1 (2.70%) 4G
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) DNS
4 1 (2.70%) FTP
4 1 (2.70%) LAN
4 1 (2.70%) LTE
4 1 (2.70%) NAS
4 1 (2.70%) Network Security
4 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.41%) Electronics
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Driving Licence
2 4 (10.81%) RSA SecurID
2 4 (10.81%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) CMDB
4 1 (2.70%) Replication
4 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (86.49%) Windows
2 16 (43.24%) Windows 7
3 9 (24.32%) Windows 10
4 8 (21.62%) Android
5 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
6 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
7 4 (10.81%) Linux
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.70%) SUSE
10 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) Incident Management
3 5 (13.51%) Break/Fix
4 4 (10.81%) Coaching
4 4 (10.81%) DNA
5 3 (8.11%) Business Continuity
5 3 (8.11%) Service Management
6 2 (5.41%) Migration
7 1 (2.70%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.70%) VB
1 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.70%) MCITP
3 1 (2.70%) MCPD
3 1 (2.70%) MCSA
3 1 (2.70%) MCSE
3 1 (2.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Server
3 1 (2.70%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Unicenter
2 2 (5.41%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) WSUS
3 1 (2.70%) Nmap
3 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.70%) OpenVAS
3 1 (2.70%) Puppet
3 1 (2.70%) SCOM
3 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) HP
3 5 (13.51%) VMware
4 4 (10.81%) Apple
4 4 (10.81%) Dell
4 4 (10.81%) Toshiba
5 3 (8.11%) CA
5 3 (8.11%) Peregrine
5 3 (8.11%) Remedy
5 3 (8.11%) ServiceNow
5 3 (8.11%) Spiceworks
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco
6 2 (5.41%) Citrix
6 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.70%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.70%) IBM
7 1 (2.70%) Symantec