The median contractor rate for a Messaging Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 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.

Messaging Engineer
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 262 266
Rank change year-on-year +27 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Messaging Engineer 4 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.052% 0.090% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.094% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 7
Median daily rate £388 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.88% +15.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £406 £348
% change year-on-year -32.30% +16.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £26.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -31.57%  

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 7221 8475 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.54% 94.99% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 5056 5117
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
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 307 385 431
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £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 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Messaging Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Messaging Engineer in the South East

Messaging 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 Messaging Engineer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Messaging Engineer in the South East

Messaging 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 Messaging Engineer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Messaging Engineer in the South East

Messaging 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 Messaging Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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 - 2 - -
Hampshire +15 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £388 -
Messaging Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Messaging 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 Messaging Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (62.50%) Skype for Business
2 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (50.00%) Office 365
3 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Skype
4 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
4 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Presales
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (12.50%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault

Messaging 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 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (62.50%) Skype for Business
3 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (37.50%) Office Communications Server
4 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Skype
2 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) PSTN
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Presales
2 1 (12.50%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) MobileIron
2 1 (12.50%) Polycom
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec
2 1 (12.50%) VMware