Period
to 16 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £208 per day in advertised job vacancies in Swindon during the 6 months to 16 November 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
Wiltshire > Swindon
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 50 36
Rank change year-on-year -8 -14 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 16 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 1.80% 1.85% 4.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.98% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 25
Swindon median daily rate £208 £150 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.33% -57.14% +27.27%
10th Percentile £138 £125 £121
90th Percentile £250 £188 £400
Wiltshire median daily rate £200 £160 £163
% change year-on-year +25.00% -1.54% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 0
Swindon median hourly rate £16.38 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.43% - -
Wiltshire median hourly rate £15.16 £17.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year -13.37% -59.30% +135.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon. 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
Swindon
Contract vacancies in Swindon with a recognized job title 838 656 647
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.37% 93.31% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 474 473
Swindon median daily rate £438 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +2.19% -
10th Percentile £300 £288 £263
90th Percentile £650 £575 £575
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £420 £376
% change year-on-year +7.14% +11.63% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 4
Swindon median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £11.35 £13.00 £18.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £30.85 £24.55
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.53 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +29.78% -8.57% +66.67%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Swindon

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Swindon

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Swindon

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Swindon

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 Swindon region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
3 8 (50.00%) Office 365
3 8 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (37.50%) BMC PATROL
4 6 (37.50%) Data Protection
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (37.50%) Mac OS
4 6 (37.50%) Windows 8
4 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
6 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 2 (12.50%) HP
7 2 (12.50%) Novell
7 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (12.50%) LAN
7 2 (12.50%) WAN
7 2 (12.50%) ZENworks
7 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
7 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (12.50%) Micro Focus
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (12.50%) Android
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) LAN
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Chip and PIN
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
3 8 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 6 (37.50%) Mac OS
4 6 (37.50%) Windows 8
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
6 2 (12.50%) Android
6 2 (12.50%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Data Protection
1 6 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (12.50%) Break/Fix
3 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) BMC PATROL
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (12.50%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Micro Focus
2 2 (12.50%) Novell