The median contractor rate for an IT Support Engineer was £155 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 23 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.

IT Support Engineer
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 134 140
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 4 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.15% 0.30% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.32% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £155 £110 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.90% -8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £125 £145
% change year-on-year +4.00% -13.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £39.50 - £12.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2603 2852 2989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.80% 95.32% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1843 1914
Median daily rate £375 £365 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 141 198
Median hourly rate £39.50 £26.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.47% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.45 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

IT Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support Engineer in the South West

IT Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Support Engineer in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support Engineer in the South West

IT Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support Engineer in the South West

IT Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Dorset +7 1 - - 3
Bristol -3 1 £100 - 1
Devon - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £210 -
IT Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT 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 West region featuring IT Support Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) WAN
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (44.44%) Apple
3 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Android
4 3 (33.33%) ITSM
4 3 (33.33%) Wireless
4 3 (33.33%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (33.33%) Smartphone
4 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL V3
4 3 (33.33%) Office 365
4 3 (33.33%) Toshiba
4 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) Change Management
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (33.33%) SLA
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) Dell
4 3 (33.33%) Break/Fix
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (11.11%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 3 (33.33%) RSA SecurID
2 3 (33.33%) Smartphone
3 1 (11.11%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Android
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
5 1 (11.11%) Unix
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Break/Fix
1 3 (33.33%) Change Management
1 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 3 (33.33%) ITSM
1 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Apple
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Dell
2 3 (33.33%) HP
2 3 (33.33%) Toshiba
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Sun
Dorset
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £10.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago