Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £170 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 61 48
Rank change year-on-year -32 -13 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 71 88 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.18% 3.28% 3.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 3.45% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 69 65
Surrey median daily rate £170 £275 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.18% +54.38% -16.17%
10th Percentile £84 £109 £104
90th Percentile £291 £441 £453
South East median daily rate £180 £230 £275
% change year-on-year -21.74% -16.36% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 7
Surrey median hourly rate £15.30 £14.63 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +12.50% -26.76%
10th Percentile £12.35 £12.50 £9.80
90th Percentile £22.05 £18.50 £15.97
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.56 £13.25
% change year-on-year +20.19% +9.89% -17.19%

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 3,077 2,552 2,207
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 95.01% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,156 1,800 1,462
Surrey median daily rate £469 £425 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +2.72% +3.44%
10th Percentile £303 £275 £210
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 83 109
Surrey median hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -22.22% +18.23%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.79 £12.06
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £45.20
South East median hourly rate £20.04 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.32% -5.26% +5.56%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -8 12 £175 -53.33%
Woking +12 10 £170 +22.52% 5
Guildford -20 10 £120 -18.64% 5
Leatherhead +10 8 £80 -54.29%
Staines -10 7 £145 -26.58%
Redhill +5 3 £275 -47.62%
Epsom +5 2 £400 +146.15%
Weybridge -15 2 £120 +7.87% 1
Tadworth - 2 £275 -
Dorking - 2 - -
Godalming -3 1 £135 +22.73% 2
Egham - 1 - - 2
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 36 (50.70%) Active Directory
2 35 (49.30%) Windows
3 33 (46.48%) Microsoft
4 21 (29.58%) Finance
4 21 (29.58%) VMware
5 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
6 16 (22.54%) Office 365
7 15 (21.13%) SQL
8 14 (19.72%) LAN
9 13 (18.31%) WAN
9 13 (18.31%) Hyper-V
9 13 (18.31%) Windows Server
10 12 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Office
11 11 (15.49%) MS Exchange
11 11 (15.49%) Windows 7
11 11 (15.49%) Windows 10
11 11 (15.49%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (14.08%) Firewall
13 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
13 9 (12.68%) Linux
13 9 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 9 (12.68%) PowerShell
14 8 (11.27%) ITIL
14 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (11.27%) VLAN
14 8 (11.27%) Wi-Fi
15 7 (9.86%) Security Management
15 7 (9.86%) DNS
15 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills

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 11 (15.49%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.82%) IIS
5 2 (2.82%) JBoss
5 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.82%) WildFly
6 1 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.54%) Office 365
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.82%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
2 14 (19.72%) LAN
3 13 (18.31%) WAN
4 10 (14.08%) Firewall
5 8 (11.27%) VLAN
5 8 (11.27%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (9.86%) DNS
7 5 (7.04%) DHCP
8 4 (5.63%) VPN
9 3 (4.23%) Internet
9 3 (4.23%) Intranet
9 3 (4.23%) SMTP
9 3 (4.23%) SSH
9 3 (4.23%) VoIP
9 3 (4.23%) WebEx
10 2 (2.82%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.82%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (2.82%) WLAN
11 1 (1.41%) Skype
11 1 (1.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
General
1 21 (29.58%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Banking
2 2 (2.82%) Financial Institution
2 2 (2.82%) Law
2 2 (2.82%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (1.41%) Advertising
3 1 (1.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) LDAP
2 2 (2.82%) Drools
2 2 (2.82%) Middleware
2 2 (2.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.63%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.23%) Smartphone
4 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.82%) iPhone
4 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.82%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.41%) Fintech
5 1 (1.41%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 35 (49.30%) Windows
2 13 (18.31%) Windows Server
3 11 (15.49%) Windows 10
3 11 (15.49%) Windows 7
4 9 (12.68%) Linux
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.23%) Unix
8 2 (2.82%) Android
8 2 (2.82%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.82%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.82%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.49%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (11.27%) ITIL
4 7 (9.86%) Change Control
4 7 (9.86%) Proactive Monitoring
4 7 (9.86%) Security Management
5 3 (4.23%) Server Management
5 3 (4.23%) Service Management
6 2 (2.82%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.82%) Break/Fix
6 2 (2.82%) Capacity Management
6 2 (2.82%) DevOps
6 2 (2.82%) Fault Management
6 2 (2.82%) Identity Management
6 2 (2.82%) Risk Analysis
6 2 (2.82%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.82%) Workflow
7 1 (1.41%) Line Management
7 1 (1.41%) Patch Management
7 1 (1.41%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.13%) SQL
2 9 (12.68%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.63%) Java
3 4 (5.63%) Python
4 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.04%) MCSA
2 5 (7.04%) Postgraduate
3 4 (5.63%) CCNA
3 4 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.63%) MCSE
4 3 (4.23%) A+ Certification
4 3 (4.23%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (2.82%) Degree
5 2 (2.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.82%) MOS
6 1 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.41%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 36 (50.70%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.31%) Hyper-V
3 12 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) SCCM
2 2 (2.82%) Ansible
2 2 (2.82%) Nagios
2 2 (2.82%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (46.48%) Microsoft
2 21 (29.58%) VMware
3 5 (7.04%) Avaya
4 4 (5.63%) Apple
4 4 (5.63%) Cisco
4 4 (5.63%) Citrix
4 4 (5.63%) Symantec
5 3 (4.23%) Dell
5 3 (4.23%) HP
5 3 (4.23%) McAfee
5 3 (4.23%) Mitel
5 3 (4.23%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.82%) ForgeRock
6 2 (2.82%) Huawei
6 2 (2.82%) Polycom
6 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.82%) Sony
6 2 (2.82%) Splunk
6 2 (2.82%) Veritas
6 2 (2.82%) Wyse