The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £133 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 29 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.

Support Engineer
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 24 41
Rank change year-on-year +2 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 13 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 4.98% 5.61% 3.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.33% 5.99% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 5
Median daily rate £133 £288 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.91% -8.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £168 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £322 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 3
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -14.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £15.63
% change year-on-year -4.76% +0.80%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 244 267 402
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 93.49% 93.68% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 185 280
Median daily rate £375 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £150 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 20
Median hourly rate £16.38 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.16% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £13.30 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Southampton

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Southampton

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Southampton

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 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 Southampton region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (36.00%) MS Office
3 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (20.00%) Cisco
5 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (16.00%) VPN
6 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (16.00%) HP
7 3 (12.00%) Smartphone
7 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
7 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (12.00%) Remedy
7 3 (12.00%) Lotus
7 3 (12.00%) IBM Notes
7 3 (12.00%) ITIL
7 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (12.00%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (8.00%) SCCM
8 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (8.00%) SAP
8 2 (8.00%) LAN
8 2 (8.00%) VoIP
8 2 (8.00%) WAN
8 2 (8.00%) DHCP

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 3 (12.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Office
2 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) VPN
2 3 (12.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (8.00%) DHCP
3 2 (8.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) LAN
3 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.00%) VoIP
3 2 (8.00%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (12.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (8.00%) FMCG
2 2 (8.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.00%) NHS
3 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) ITIL
2 1 (4.00%) Change Management
2 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (4.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
2 1 (4.00%) Migration
2 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (4.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (4.00%) Service Management
2 1 (4.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (4.00%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) MCP
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) vSphere
2 1 (4.00%) XenApp
2 1 (4.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.00%) HP
4 3 (12.00%) Lotus
4 3 (12.00%) Remedy
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix
5 2 (8.00%) Dell
5 2 (8.00%) Nortel
5 2 (8.00%) SAP
5 2 (8.00%) VMware
6 1 (4.00%) Apple
6 1 (4.00%) BMC
6 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow