The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 25 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.

Support Engineer
England / South West
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 44 64
Rank change year-on-year -22 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 72 113 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.69% 3.83% 2.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 4.01% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 56 27
Median daily rate £180 £269 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.02% +53.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £375 £233
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -27.27% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 29
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.23 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.31% -22.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £21.21 £20.52
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.64% -7.64%  

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 2567 2815 2974
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.78% 95.46% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 1820 1923
Median daily rate £375 £368 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -0.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 138 199
Median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.63% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.60 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in the South West

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 Support Engineer in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in the South West

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the South West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in the South West

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 Support Engineer in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in the South West

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the South West over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in the South West

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 Support Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Bristol +3 24 £265 +76.66% 12
Gloucestershire +3 18 £140 -39.45% 2
Wiltshire -14 10 £125 -58.33% 2
Dorset +5 9 £325 +16.07% 6
Somerset -18 9 £150 -48.93% 1
Devon -9 2 £400 +95.12% 2
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 West region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 92 (70.77%) Windows
2 63 (48.46%) Active Directory
3 43 (33.08%) Windows 7
4 35 (26.92%) Security Cleared
5 32 (24.62%) Microsoft
6 28 (21.54%) Windows Server
7 23 (17.69%) SC Cleared
8 21 (16.15%) ITIL
9 20 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
10 17 (13.08%) MS Exchange
10 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (12.31%) VMware
12 15 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (11.54%) Windows 10
13 14 (10.77%) Migration
13 14 (10.77%) WAN
13 14 (10.77%) Cisco
14 13 (10.00%) SQL
14 13 (10.00%) Service Delivery
14 13 (10.00%) Firewall
14 13 (10.00%) DV Cleared
14 13 (10.00%) Office 365
15 12 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (9.23%) Apple
15 12 (9.23%) LAN
16 11 (8.46%) Windows XP
16 11 (8.46%) Internet
16 11 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2010
16 11 (8.46%) PowerShell
17 10 (7.69%) SLA

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 17 (13.08%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (1.54%) IIS
4 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.54%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.54%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.77%) Apache
5 1 (0.77%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.77%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.77%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.54%) InfoPath
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.77%) IaaS
2 1 (0.77%) PaaS
2 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (10.77%) WAN
2 13 (10.00%) Firewall
3 12 (9.23%) LAN
4 11 (8.46%) Internet
5 9 (6.92%) SAN
6 8 (6.15%) Wireless
7 6 (4.62%) DNS
7 6 (4.62%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.62%) VPN
8 5 (3.85%) Value-Added Service
8 5 (3.85%) VLAN
8 5 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (3.08%) DHCP
10 3 (2.31%) 4G
11 2 (1.54%) Broadband
11 2 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.54%) GGSN
11 2 (1.54%) Network Security
11 2 (1.54%) VoIP
11 2 (1.54%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.54%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (4.62%) Finance
1 6 (4.62%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.31%) Retail
3 2 (1.54%) Back Office
3 2 (1.54%) Billing
3 2 (1.54%) Military
4 1 (0.77%) Electronics
4 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.77%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.54%) .NET
1 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET
1 2 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 2 (1.54%) Web Services
2 1 (0.77%) ADO
2 1 (0.77%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (0.77%) Middleware
2 1 (0.77%) REST
2 1 (0.77%) SOAP
2 1 (0.77%) WCF
2 1 (0.77%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (0.77%) XML
2 1 (0.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 3 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.31%) RSA SecurID
2 3 (2.31%) Smartphone
3 2 (1.54%) VAX
4 1 (0.77%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.77%) BYOD
4 1 (0.77%) CESG
4 1 (0.77%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.77%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 92 (70.77%) Windows
2 43 (33.08%) Windows 7
3 28 (21.54%) Windows Server
4 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (11.54%) Windows 10
5 15 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (9.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (8.46%) Windows XP
8 6 (4.62%) Unix
8 6 (4.62%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.85%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.85%) Linux
9 5 (3.85%) Mac OS X
10 4 (3.08%) Windows Vista
11 3 (2.31%) Android
12 1 (0.77%) AIX
12 1 (0.77%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.15%) ITIL
2 14 (10.77%) Migration
3 13 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 8 (6.15%) Data Migration
5 7 (5.38%) Change Management
6 6 (4.62%) Break/Fix
6 6 (4.62%) Incident Management
6 6 (4.62%) Time Management
7 5 (3.85%) Configuration Management
7 5 (3.85%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.08%) ITIL V3
8 4 (3.08%) ITSM
8 4 (3.08%) Network Management
8 4 (3.08%) Project Management
8 4 (3.08%) Software Deployment
9 3 (2.31%) Change Control
9 3 (2.31%) Network Architecture
9 3 (2.31%) Patch Management
10 2 (1.54%) Demand Management
10 2 (1.54%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.00%) SQL
2 11 (8.46%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.85%) C
4 4 (3.08%) Java
5 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.54%) C#
5 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.54%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.77%) Perl
6 1 (0.77%) PHP
6 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 23 (17.69%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.92%) DBS Check
5 5 (3.85%) Degree
6 4 (3.08%) CCNP
6 4 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.31%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.31%) CCNA
7 3 (2.31%) DCSE
7 3 (2.31%) HNC
7 3 (2.31%) MCP
7 3 (2.31%) MCSE
7 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.54%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.77%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.77%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.69%) SLA
2 3 (2.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 63 (48.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.62%) VMware Server
3 4 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.31%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.77%) vCloud
5 1 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) SCCM
2 3 (2.31%) AirWatch
2 3 (2.31%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.31%) SCOrch
2 3 (2.31%) WSUS
3 2 (1.54%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.77%) Nagios
4 1 (0.77%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.77%) SCOM
4 1 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 32 (24.62%) Microsoft
2 16 (12.31%) VMware
3 14 (10.77%) Cisco
4 12 (9.23%) Apple
5 10 (7.69%) Oracle
6 9 (6.92%) Citrix
7 6 (4.62%) Dell
8 5 (3.85%) HP
9 4 (3.08%) Huawei
9 4 (3.08%) Juniper
10 3 (2.31%) McAfee
10 3 (2.31%) Nokia
10 3 (2.31%) Toshiba
11 2 (1.54%) Ericsson
11 2 (1.54%) Proofpoint
11 2 (1.54%) Redknee
11 2 (1.54%) Remedy
11 2 (1.54%) Sophos
11 2 (1.54%) Sun
11 2 (1.54%) Veeam
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £170 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wimborne, Dorset
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago