The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £280 per day in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 3 months to 28 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
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 59 45
Rank change year-on-year +5 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 26 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 4.46% 1.43% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.64% 1.50% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 0
Median daily rate £280 £240 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £19.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 - £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 - £25.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.58%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. 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
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 560 666 435
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 96.05% 95.14% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 461 263
Median daily rate £360 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £530 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 27
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £11.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +31.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £21.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Tyne and Wear over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 28 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 25 £285 +23.91% 2
Sunderland - 1 £125 -
Support Engineer
North East

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 28 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 Tyne and Wear region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 75 (75.76%) Windows
2 58 (58.59%) Windows Server
3 53 (53.54%) Security Cleared
4 45 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 36 (36.36%) SQL
6 35 (35.35%) SC Cleared
6 35 (35.35%) Windows 7
7 34 (34.34%) Microsoft
7 34 (34.34%) Migration
8 33 (33.33%) DNS
9 29 (29.29%) TCP/IP
10 28 (28.28%) DHCP
11 27 (27.27%) SCCM
12 25 (25.25%) ITIL
12 25 (25.25%) VMware
13 24 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 23 (23.23%) MS Excel
15 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
16 21 (21.21%) Unix
17 20 (20.20%) Linux
17 20 (20.20%) Windows Server 2003
18 18 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
19 17 (17.17%) HP SiteScope
19 17 (17.17%) PowerShell
20 14 (14.14%) Java
20 14 (14.14%) Perl
21 13 (13.13%) Citrix
22 12 (12.12%) AIX
23 10 (10.10%) Windows XP
23 10 (10.10%) VB

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 5 (5.05%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (4.04%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.03%) Documentum
3 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (3.03%) Skype for Business
3 3 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.03%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.02%) IIS
4 2 (2.02%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.01%) JBoss
5 1 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (23.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.05%) MS Office
3 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.09%) Office 365
2 7 (7.07%) IaaS
2 7 (7.07%) PaaS
2 7 (7.07%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (33.33%) DNS
2 29 (29.29%) TCP/IP
3 28 (28.28%) DHCP
4 4 (4.04%) 3G
4 4 (4.04%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (3.03%) Firewall
5 3 (3.03%) PuTTY
5 3 (3.03%) SMS
5 3 (3.03%) WinSCP
6 2 (2.02%) BIG-IP
6 2 (2.02%) LAN
6 2 (2.02%) VPN
6 2 (2.02%) WAN
6 2 (2.02%) Wireless
7 1 (1.01%) ATM
7 1 (1.01%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.01%) LDAP
7 1 (1.01%) SAN
7 1 (1.01%) SMTP
7 1 (1.01%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.03%) EDRMS
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.02%) MSI
2 2 (2.02%) NMock
2 2 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.02%) WiX
General
1 1 (1.01%) Banking
1 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) .NET
1 3 (3.03%) .NET Framework
1 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.02%) Web Services
2 2 (2.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.10%) Mainframe
2 9 (9.09%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (4.04%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.04%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.01%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.01%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.01%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 75 (75.76%) Windows
2 58 (58.59%) Windows Server
3 35 (35.35%) Windows 7
4 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (21.21%) Unix
6 20 (20.20%) Linux
6 20 (20.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (12.12%) AIX
8 10 (10.10%) Windows XP
9 9 (9.09%) Solaris
9 9 (9.09%) zOS
10 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (5.05%) Windows 8
12 3 (3.03%) Windows 10
12 3 (3.03%) Windows 2000
13 2 (2.02%) Android
14 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
14 1 (1.01%) MVS
14 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (1.01%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (34.34%) Migration
2 25 (25.25%) ITIL
3 18 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
4 10 (10.10%) Change Management
5 8 (8.08%) DevOps
5 8 (8.08%) Problem Management
6 7 (7.07%) Open Source
7 6 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (6.06%) Data Management
8 5 (5.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 5 (5.05%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.05%) Validation
9 4 (4.04%) Change Control
9 4 (4.04%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.04%) Customer Requirements
9 4 (4.04%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.04%) Quality Management
9 4 (4.04%) Software Delivery
9 4 (4.04%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 3 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 36 (36.36%) SQL
2 17 (17.17%) PowerShell
3 14 (14.14%) Java
3 14 (14.14%) Perl
4 10 (10.10%) Shell Script
4 10 (10.10%) VB
5 3 (3.03%) C
5 3 (3.03%) C#
5 3 (3.03%) Python
5 3 (3.03%) Ruby
5 3 (3.03%) VBA
6 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.01%) Korn
7 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (53.54%) Security Cleared
2 35 (35.35%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (5.05%) DBS Check
5 3 (3.03%) CCNA
5 3 (3.03%) CCNP
5 3 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.02%) CCIE
6 2 (2.02%) CCSA
6 2 (2.02%) JNCIA
6 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.01%) Degree
7 1 (1.01%) MCSA
7 1 (1.01%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.09%) SLA
2 4 (4.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 45 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 24 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.09%) XenApp
4 8 (8.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.03%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.02%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.02%) XenServer
8 1 (1.01%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (27.27%) SCCM
2 17 (17.17%) HP SiteScope
3 9 (9.09%) Tivoli
4 7 (7.07%) Control-M
5 6 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (4.04%) Backup Exec
7 3 (3.03%) Puppet
8 2 (2.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (2.02%) XenMobile
9 1 (1.01%) Amdocs OSS
9 1 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 34 (34.34%) Microsoft
2 25 (25.25%) VMware
3 13 (13.13%) Citrix
4 9 (9.09%) CA
5 8 (8.08%) HP
6 7 (7.07%) IBM
7 5 (5.05%) Cisco
8 4 (4.04%) AppSense
9 3 (3.03%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.03%) ThinPrint
10 2 (2.02%) Aruba
10 2 (2.02%) F5
10 2 (2.02%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.02%) SAP
11 1 (1.01%) Amdocs
11 1 (1.01%) Apple
11 1 (1.01%) BT
11 1 (1.01%) Oracle
11 1 (1.01%) Remedy
11 1 (1.01%) Trend Micro