Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 58 47
Rank change year-on-year -32 -11 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 77 94 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.34% 3.34% 3.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.48% 3.53% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 73 64
Surrey median daily rate £175 £200 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% -28.57%
10th Percentile £88 £106 £108
90th Percentile £288 £438 £477
South East median daily rate £175 £200 £255
% change year-on-year -12.50% -21.57% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 7
Surrey median hourly rate £14.65 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.47% +19.23% -27.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.80 £10.95
90th Percentile £20.78 £19.70 £15.50
South East median hourly rate £16.18 £14.12 £13.00
% change year-on-year +14.55% +8.62% -17.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Surrey
Contract vacancies in Surrey with a recognized job title 3,102 2,666 2,088
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.09% 94.71% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,201 1,894 1,353
Surrey median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £185
90th Percentile £606 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 87 113
Surrey median hourly rate £24.25 £17.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.65% -21.84% +8.75%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.62 £12.30
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.63 £44.85
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.55
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.96% +6.00%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings that featured Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Surrey

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Surrey

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Surrey over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Surrey

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Surrey

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reigate +1 17 £215 -42.67% 2
Guildford -24 14 £165 +11.86% 6
Woking +7 9 £170 +50.44% 4
Leatherhead +8 8 £80 -54.29% 1
Redhill +9 6 £275 -47.62%
Staines -1 6 £145 -34.09%
Tadworth - 3 £275 -
Weybridge -9 2 £120 +6.67%
Egham - 2 - -
Epsom +4 1 £400 +160.16%
Godalming -3 1 £135 +22.73% 1
Chertsey -5 1 £120 -57.89%
Dorking - 1 - -
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Surrey region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 44 (57.14%) Windows
2 41 (53.25%) Active Directory
3 39 (50.65%) Microsoft
4 26 (33.77%) Finance
5 24 (31.17%) TCP/IP
5 24 (31.17%) Windows 10
6 23 (29.87%) Windows 7
6 23 (29.87%) Office 365
7 22 (28.57%) LAN
8 21 (27.27%) WAN
9 20 (25.97%) VMware
10 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Office
11 17 (22.08%) ITIL
12 16 (20.78%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (19.48%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (18.18%) SCCM
14 14 (18.18%) SQL
15 13 (16.88%) Apple
15 13 (16.88%) Firewall
16 12 (15.58%) Hyper-V
16 12 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (15.58%) MS Exchange
17 11 (14.29%) PowerShell
18 10 (12.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 10 (12.99%) MCSE
18 10 (12.99%) MCSA
18 10 (12.99%) Avaya
18 10 (12.99%) Citrix
19 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
19 9 (11.69%) Wi-Fi

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 12 (15.58%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.69%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.30%) IIS
6 1 (1.30%) JBoss
6 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.30%) WildFly
Applications
1 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (29.87%) Office 365
2 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.60%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 24 (31.17%) TCP/IP
2 22 (28.57%) LAN
3 21 (27.27%) WAN
4 13 (16.88%) Firewall
5 9 (11.69%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (10.39%) DNS
6 8 (10.39%) Internet
6 8 (10.39%) Intranet
6 8 (10.39%) VLAN
7 7 (9.09%) IP Telephony
8 5 (6.49%) DHCP
9 4 (5.19%) SMTP
9 4 (5.19%) VPN
10 3 (3.90%) VoIP
10 3 (3.90%) WLAN
11 2 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (2.60%) WebEx
12 1 (1.30%) Skype
12 1 (1.30%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
General
1 26 (33.77%) Finance
2 2 (2.60%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.30%) Advertising
3 1 (1.30%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Games
3 1 (1.30%) Law
3 1 (1.30%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) LDAP
2 1 (1.30%) Drools
2 1 (1.30%) Middleware
2 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (9.09%) Mobile App
1 7 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (5.19%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.90%) iPhone
3 3 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) Replication
5 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.30%) Fintech
5 1 (1.30%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.30%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 44 (57.14%) Windows
2 24 (31.17%) Windows 10
3 23 (29.87%) Windows 7
4 8 (10.39%) Mac OS X
4 8 (10.39%) Windows Server
5 6 (7.79%) Android
6 5 (6.49%) Windows 8
6 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.49%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.19%) Linux
7 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.60%) Unix
10 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) ITIL
2 15 (19.48%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (9.09%) Change Control
3 7 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
3 7 (9.09%) Security Management
4 4 (5.19%) Service Management
5 3 (3.90%) Break/Fix
5 3 (3.90%) ITSM
5 3 (3.90%) Migration
5 3 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.60%) Antivirus Management
6 2 (2.60%) Change Management
6 2 (2.60%) Identity Management
6 2 (2.60%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.60%) Investment Management
6 2 (2.60%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (2.60%) Server Management
6 2 (2.60%) Workflow
7 1 (1.30%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.18%) SQL
2 11 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.90%) Python
4 2 (2.60%) Java
5 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (12.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 10 (12.99%) MCSA
2 10 (12.99%) MCSE
3 7 (9.09%) MOS
4 5 (6.49%) CCNA
4 5 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.49%) Postgraduate
5 3 (3.90%) A+ Certification
5 3 (3.90%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (2.60%) MCP
7 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.30%) Degree
7 1 (1.30%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (53.25%) Active Directory
2 12 (15.58%) Hyper-V
2 12 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.60%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (2.60%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.30%) Ansible
3 1 (1.30%) Nagios
3 1 (1.30%) SCOM
3 1 (1.30%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 39 (50.65%) Microsoft
2 20 (25.97%) VMware
3 13 (16.88%) Apple
4 10 (12.99%) Avaya
4 10 (12.99%) Citrix
5 7 (9.09%) Polycom
5 7 (9.09%) Wyse
6 5 (6.49%) ServiceNow
7 4 (5.19%) Mitel
8 3 (3.90%) Cisco
8 3 (3.90%) Symantec
9 2 (2.60%) Dell
9 2 (2.60%) HP
9 2 (2.60%) McAfee
9 2 (2.60%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.30%) Aruba
10 1 (1.30%) Isilon
10 1 (1.30%) Oracle
10 1 (1.30%) Samsung
10 1 (1.30%) Zscaler