The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £183 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
England / South East
Rank 95 54 69
Rank change year-on-year -41 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 183 328 275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.35% 3.56% 2.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.50% 3.74% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 200 103
Median daily rate £183 £253 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.72% -2.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £145 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £382 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 50 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.10 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.83% -2.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.30 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £56.39 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.58%  

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 7328 8762 9391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.03% 95.01% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 5355 5022
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 £238 £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 379 377 459
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +7.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.45 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in the South East

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 Support Engineer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in the South East

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in the South East

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 Support Engineer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in the South East

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in the South East

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 Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Berkshire -25 45 £288 -14.81% 14
Surrey -4 43 £180 -20.87% 14
Hampshire -3 40 £145 -47.27% 14
Oxfordshire -17 23 £150 -20.00% 15
Buckinghamshire +2 17 £323 +2.78% 6
West Sussex -1 7 £195 +30.00% 2
East Sussex +4 5 £130 -3.70% 1
Kent +6 3 £125 -30.55% 2
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

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

1 201 (58.94%) Windows
2 126 (36.95%) Active Directory
3 100 (29.33%) Windows 7
4 91 (26.69%) Microsoft
5 80 (23.46%) MS Office
6 69 (20.23%) Windows Server
7 68 (19.94%) VMware
8 50 (14.66%) TCP/IP
9 49 (14.37%) Security Cleared
10 48 (14.08%) MS Exchange
11 44 (12.90%) ITIL
11 44 (12.90%) DNS
12 43 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 43 (12.61%) Office 365
13 41 (12.02%) SC Cleared
14 38 (11.14%) Windows 10
14 38 (11.14%) Linux
14 38 (11.14%) MS Excel
15 37 (10.85%) Cisco
15 37 (10.85%) HP
16 35 (10.26%) Firewall
17 33 (9.68%) SQL
18 31 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
19 30 (8.80%) DHCP
19 30 (8.80%) SLA
20 28 (8.21%) LAN
21 27 (7.92%) Incident Management
22 23 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
23 22 (6.45%) VPN
23 22 (6.45%) Windows XP

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:

Application Platforms
1 48 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (3.81%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.23%) Drupal
5 10 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.64%) CMS
6 9 (2.64%) IBM Notes
7 8 (2.35%) Apache
7 8 (2.35%) WordPress
8 7 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.76%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.76%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.47%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (1.17%) JBoss
12 3 (0.88%) IIS
13 2 (0.59%) ArcGIS
13 2 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.59%) GlassFish
14 1 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 80 (23.46%) MS Office
2 38 (11.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (12.61%) Office 365
2 12 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.59%) SaaS
5 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 50 (14.66%) TCP/IP
2 44 (12.90%) DNS
3 35 (10.26%) Firewall
4 30 (8.80%) DHCP
5 28 (8.21%) LAN
6 22 (6.45%) VPN
7 21 (6.16%) WAN
8 14 (4.11%) Internet
9 12 (3.52%) Wireless
10 10 (2.93%) LDAP
11 9 (2.64%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (2.64%) Network Security
11 9 (2.64%) VoIP
12 8 (2.35%) NAS
12 8 (2.35%) SAN
12 8 (2.35%) SNMP
13 7 (2.05%) BGP
13 7 (2.05%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (2.05%) SSL
14 6 (1.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.40%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.35%) MySQL
3 3 (0.88%) MS Access
4 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.59%) EDRMS
4 2 (0.59%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.29%) Redis
5 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (2.35%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.59%) JIRA
3 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.29%) Gradle
3 1 (0.29%) Subversion
General
1 14 (4.11%) Telecoms
2 9 (2.64%) Finance
3 7 (2.05%) Back Office
4 5 (1.47%) Local Government
5 4 (1.17%) Advertising
5 4 (1.17%) Front Office
5 4 (1.17%) Korean Language
5 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.88%) Legal
7 2 (0.59%) Electronics
7 2 (0.59%) Military
7 2 (0.59%) Publishing
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) Games
8 1 (0.29%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.35%) JSON
1 8 (2.35%) YAML
2 7 (2.05%) Middleware
3 5 (1.47%) WebCenter
4 3 (0.88%) Flash
4 3 (0.88%) J2EE
4 3 (0.88%) SOAP
4 3 (0.88%) XML
5 2 (0.59%) .NET
5 2 (0.59%) Java EE
5 2 (0.59%) Memcached
5 2 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.59%) Web Services
6 1 (0.29%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.29%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.29%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.29%) OSGi
6 1 (0.29%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.16%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.40%) Blackberry
3 14 (4.11%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.81%) Smartphone
5 7 (2.05%) Clustering
5 7 (2.05%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.76%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.76%) NHS
6 6 (1.76%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.47%) EMC VMAX
7 5 (1.47%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 4 (1.17%) iPhone
8 4 (1.17%) Replication
8 4 (1.17%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (0.88%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.59%) DataPower
10 2 (0.59%) FlexPod
10 2 (0.59%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 201 (58.94%) Windows
2 100 (29.33%) Windows 7
3 69 (20.23%) Windows Server
4 43 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (11.14%) Linux
5 38 (11.14%) Windows 10
6 23 (6.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (6.45%) Windows XP
8 17 (4.99%) Windows 8
9 14 (4.11%) Unix
10 13 (3.81%) Android
11 12 (3.52%) Solaris
12 8 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (2.05%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.76%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.47%) SUSE
16 3 (0.88%) AIX
17 2 (0.59%) CentOS
17 2 (0.59%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (12.90%) ITIL
2 27 (7.92%) Incident Management
3 21 (6.16%) Migration
4 13 (3.81%) Service Management
5 12 (3.52%) DevOps
6 10 (2.93%) Change Management
6 10 (2.93%) Fault Management
7 9 (2.64%) Data Migration
7 9 (2.64%) Problem Management
8 8 (2.35%) Configuration Management
8 8 (2.35%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (2.35%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (2.05%) E-Commerce
9 7 (2.05%) High Availability
10 6 (1.76%) Capacity Management
10 6 (1.76%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (1.76%) ITIL V3
10 6 (1.76%) Network Management
10 6 (1.76%) Software Deployment
10 6 (1.76%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (9.68%) SQL
2 21 (6.16%) Java
3 20 (5.87%) PowerShell
4 12 (3.52%) Python
5 8 (2.35%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.76%) Perl
7 4 (1.17%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.59%) C#
8 2 (0.59%) PHP
8 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.29%) C
Qualifications
1 49 (14.37%) Security Cleared
2 41 (12.02%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.99%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (3.81%) CCNP
6 12 (3.52%) CCNA
7 10 (2.93%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.05%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.47%) MCSA
10 4 (1.17%) CCIP
10 4 (1.17%) Degree
10 4 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.17%) MCP
11 3 (0.88%) JNCIA
11 3 (0.88%) MCSE
12 2 (0.59%) MCDST
12 2 (0.59%) NCDA
13 1 (0.29%) MCITP
13 1 (0.29%) MCTS
13 1 (0.29%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.80%) SLA
2 2 (0.59%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.59%) GDPR
2 2 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 126 (36.95%) Active Directory
2 31 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.69%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.64%) vSphere
5 8 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.17%) vCloud
7 3 (0.88%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (0.88%) XenApp
8 2 (0.59%) Corosync
8 2 (0.59%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.59%) VMware Server
8 2 (0.59%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.29%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (6.45%) SCCM
2 12 (3.52%) Puppet
3 11 (3.23%) Ansible
4 10 (2.93%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (2.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (2.05%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.76%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.76%) Unicenter
8 5 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (1.17%) SCOM
10 3 (0.88%) Netcool
10 3 (0.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 3 (0.88%) WSUS
11 2 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.59%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (0.59%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.59%) Pacemaker
11 2 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 91 (26.69%) Microsoft
2 68 (19.94%) VMware
3 37 (10.85%) Cisco
3 37 (10.85%) HP
4 21 (6.16%) Apple
5 18 (5.28%) Citrix
5 18 (5.28%) Oracle
6 12 (3.52%) Dell
6 12 (3.52%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.23%) Remedy
8 9 (2.64%) Lotus
8 9 (2.64%) ServiceNow
9 8 (2.35%) EMC
9 8 (2.35%) Juniper
10 6 (1.76%) NetApp
10 6 (1.76%) Veeam
11 5 (1.47%) Avaya
11 5 (1.47%) Meridio
12 4 (1.17%) IBM
12 4 (1.17%) Nortel
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