The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £213 per day in advertised job vacancies in Suffolk 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
Support Engineer
East of England / Suffolk
Rank 21 25 20
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 9 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 5.08% 1.08% 4.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.20% 1.09% 4.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Median daily rate £213 - £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £11.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.68% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk. 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
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 173 184 182
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 97.74% 98.92% 98.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 126 108
Median daily rate £400 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.62% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £523 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 17
Median hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -26.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £20.00 £35.00
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 Suffolk

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Suffolk

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Suffolk

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Suffolk

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Suffolk over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Suffolk

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Suffolk

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 23 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
Ipswich -3 2 £194 -
Bury St Edmunds - 2 - -
Newmarket - 1 £350 -
Stowmarket - 1 £225 -
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 23 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 Suffolk region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (36.84%) Windows
1 7 (36.84%) Office 365
2 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
3 4 (21.05%) Migration
3 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
3 4 (21.05%) Driving Licence
3 4 (21.05%) Skype
4 3 (15.79%) Skype for Business
4 3 (15.79%) OneDrive
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 2 (10.53%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) DNS
5 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.26%) MS Office
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (5.26%) Sonus
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.26%) SLA
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco
6 1 (5.26%) ISDN
6 1 (5.26%) PBX

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk 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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Skype for Business
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (36.84%) Office 365
2 3 (15.79%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Skype
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) ISDN
3 1 (5.26%) PBX
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CCA
1 1 (5.26%) CCNA
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (5.26%) MCSE
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix
2 1 (5.26%) EMC
2 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
2 1 (5.26%) Sonus
2 1 (5.26%) VMware