Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Support Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 27 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.

Senior Support Engineer
England > South East
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 374 379
Rank change year-on-year +21 +5 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 15 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.093% 0.091% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.096% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 5
South East median daily rate £425 £345 £198
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.19% +74.68% -36.55%
England median daily rate £350 £350 £205
% change year-on-year - +70.73% -34.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.29% -61.22% -
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year - -39.13% +55.41%

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 15191 17661 18571
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.44% 95.02% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8747 10686 10488
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £243 £235 £227
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 717 755 889
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £19.61 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +12.06% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.30 £43.90
England median hourly rate £18.35 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.42% +8.57% +2.94%

Senior Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Support Engineer in the South East

Senior 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 Senior Support Engineer in the South East.

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

Senior Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Support Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

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

Senior 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 Senior Support Engineer in the South East.

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

Senior 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 Senior Support Engineer within the South East region over the 6 months to 27 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 -1 7 £425 +159.54% 3
Berkshire +37 6 £425 +165.63% 2
Hampshire +20 4 - -
Surrey -1 4 £325 -24.42%
Oxfordshire -8 1 - - 1
Senior Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 2017, Senior 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 Senior Support Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Migration
3 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) Firewall
5 3 (20.00%) Validation
5 3 (20.00%) CCNP
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (20.00%) LAN
5 3 (20.00%) WAN
5 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (20.00%) F5
5 3 (20.00%) Change Control
5 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (20.00%) Adaptive Security
6 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
6 2 (13.33%) SCCM
6 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
6 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) Smartphone

Senior 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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
1 3 (20.00%) LAN
1 3 (20.00%) VPN
1 3 (20.00%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MSI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Memcached
1 1 (6.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
1 2 (13.33%) Smartphone
1 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Unix
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Data Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Adaptive Security
3 3 (20.00%) Change Control
3 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
5 1 (6.67%) Break/Fix
5 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CCNP
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Corosync
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Ansible
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Pacemaker
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (6.67%) AppSense
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) NetApp
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) Symantec
3 1 (6.67%) VMware