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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Support Engineer
England / South East
Rank - 259 266
Contract jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.033% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.035% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £150 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £298 £150 £115
% change year-on-year +98.33% +30.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +73.91%  

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 7288 8686 9157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.05% 94.92% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4122 5321 4899
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 373 440
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Support Engineer in the South East

Software 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 Software Support Engineer in the South East.

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

Software Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Software Support Engineer in the South East.

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

Software Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 20 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Software 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 Software Support Engineer in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (50.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (50.00%) Software Distribution
1 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Genesys
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (50.00%) Sophos

Software Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000 Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Release Management
1 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
1 1 (50.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (50.00%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Genesys
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Intel Security
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Sophos