The median contractor rate for a Senior Support Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 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.

Senior Support Engineer
England / South East
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 266 262
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 10 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.12% 0.082% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.086% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £425 £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £413 £200
% change year-on-year -15.15% +106.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -61.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -61.11%  

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 7739 9290 9545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 93.94% 95.42% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4401 5715 5232
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.12% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 378 466
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.48 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Senior Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 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 3 months to 23 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
Hampshire +14 4 - -
Berkshire - 4 £425 - 3
Surrey 0 2 - - 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 23 April 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 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Data Migration
3 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
6 2 (14.29%) SCCM
6 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (14.29%) SUSE
6 2 (14.29%) Service Management
6 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
6 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (14.29%) SLA
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco
7 1 (7.14%) VPN
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (7.14%) LAN
7 1 (7.14%) VoIP
7 1 (7.14%) WAN
7 1 (7.14%) Apache
7 1 (7.14%) Python
7 1 (7.14%) Java
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle

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 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Memcached
1 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.14%) Smart Meter
2 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) SUSE
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Unix
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Data Migration
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Adaptive Security
4 1 (7.14%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.14%) Corosync
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Ansible
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Pacemaker
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Apple
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) CommVault
2 1 (7.14%) F5
2 1 (7.14%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) NetApp
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec