The median contractor rate for an IT Support Engineer was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

IT Support Engineer
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 535 569 534
Rank change year-on-year +34 -35  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 72 82 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 33 41
Median daily rate £145 £150 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £100 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £273
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £125 £145
% change year-on-year +4.00% -13.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 35
Median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.66% +8.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.71 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £24.50 £17.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

IT Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support Engineer in the UK

IT Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support Engineer in the UK

IT Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Support Engineer in the UK

IT Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support Engineer in the UK

IT Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Support Engineer in the UK

IT Support Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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
England +27 66 £150 -3.22% 92
London -8 23 £183 +4.28% 21
South East +36 16 £150 +25.00% 28
City of London +1 6 £200 -33.33% 5
East Midlands -8 6 £275 +103.70% 3
East of England -14 6 £130 -18.75% 10
Surrey +7 5 £134 +7.00% 3
West Midlands +24 4 £105 -2.32% 2
South West 0 4 £155 +40.90% 7
Scotland +33 3 £109 - 2
Yorkshire +27 3 £198 +158.60% 9
North West +22 3 £125 +8.69% 12
Berkshire +20 3 £200 +73.91% 7
Lincolnshire -3 3 £425 +214.81% 1
Hertfordshire -6 3 £130 -37.34% 4
Coventry - 3 £123 -
Lincoln - 3 £425 -
Cheshire +26 2 £150 - 3
Reading +16 2 £200 - 3
Hampshire +7 2 £150 - 10
Cambridgeshire -2 2 £155 -1.58% 2
Oxford -2 2 - -
Wales -3 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -3 2 - - 2
Watford -5 2 £130 -31.57% 1
Leicestershire -7 2 £125 -
Chertsey - 2 - -
Leicester - 2 £125 -
Kent - 2 £138 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £110 - 4

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT 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 featuring IT Support Engineer in the job title.

1 133 (79.17%) Windows
2 89 (52.98%) Active Directory
3 75 (44.64%) Windows 7
4 66 (39.29%) Microsoft
5 48 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
6 47 (27.98%) Office 365
7 38 (22.62%) Windows 10
8 35 (20.83%) ITIL
9 32 (19.05%) Windows Server
10 30 (17.86%) Apple
11 28 (16.67%) Android
12 27 (16.07%) HP
13 23 (13.69%) MS Exchange
14 22 (13.10%) VMware
14 22 (13.10%) Incident Management
15 21 (12.50%) Smartphone
15 21 (12.50%) Windows 8
16 20 (11.90%) WAN
16 20 (11.90%) VPN
17 18 (10.71%) SLA
18 17 (10.12%) Break/Fix
19 16 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
19 16 (9.52%) SCCM
19 16 (9.52%) Cisco
19 16 (9.52%) SharePoint
20 15 (8.93%) Firewall
21 14 (8.33%) Toshiba
21 14 (8.33%) Wireless
21 14 (8.33%) Migration
21 14 (8.33%) Linux

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 23 (13.69%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (5.36%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.38%) IIS
5 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.60%) SAS
6 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 48 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.60%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.60%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Sage 1000
2 1 (0.60%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.60%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 47 (27.98%) Office 365
2 4 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.19%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.60%) G Suite
4 1 (0.60%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.90%) VPN
1 20 (11.90%) WAN
2 15 (8.93%) Firewall
3 14 (8.33%) Wireless
4 13 (7.74%) LAN
5 10 (5.95%) TCP/IP
6 9 (5.36%) Skype
7 8 (4.76%) DHCP
7 8 (4.76%) DNS
8 7 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
9 6 (3.57%) PBX
10 5 (2.98%) SAN
11 4 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.79%) 3G
12 3 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.79%) Internet
12 3 (1.79%) VoIP
13 2 (1.19%) FTP
13 2 (1.19%) NAS
13 2 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.98%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
1 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (5.36%) Finance
2 3 (1.79%) Legal
2 3 (1.79%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.19%) Electronics
4 1 (0.60%) Advertising
4 1 (0.60%) Back Office
4 1 (0.60%) Banking
4 1 (0.60%) French Language
4 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.50%) Smartphone
2 14 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.33%) RSA SecurID
3 9 (5.36%) Blackberry
4 8 (4.76%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.17%) Driving Licence
5 7 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.79%) Clustering
6 3 (1.79%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.79%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.19%) BYOD
7 2 (1.19%) iPhone
7 2 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.19%) NHS
7 2 (1.19%) Replication
8 1 (0.60%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.60%) Handset
8 1 (0.60%) HTC Vive
8 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.60%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 133 (79.17%) Windows
2 75 (44.64%) Windows 7
3 38 (22.62%) Windows 10
4 32 (19.05%) Windows Server
5 28 (16.67%) Android
6 21 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 16 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (8.33%) Linux
8 14 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (6.55%) Mac OS X
11 10 (5.95%) Windows XP
12 7 (4.17%) Apple iOS
13 4 (2.38%) Mac OS
13 4 (2.38%) SUSE
13 4 (2.38%) Unix
14 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.60%) VMS
14 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (20.83%) ITIL
2 22 (13.10%) Incident Management
3 17 (10.12%) Break/Fix
4 14 (8.33%) Migration
5 13 (7.74%) Change Management
6 10 (5.95%) ITSM
6 10 (5.95%) Service Management
7 9 (5.36%) Coaching
8 8 (4.76%) DNA
8 8 (4.76%) ITIL V3
9 7 (4.17%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.98%) Business Continuity
10 5 (2.98%) Time Management
11 3 (1.79%) Asset Management
11 3 (1.79%) Knowledge Management
11 3 (1.79%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (1.79%) Problem Management
12 2 (1.19%) Data Migration
12 2 (1.19%) IT Audit
12 2 (1.19%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.36%) SQL
2 3 (1.79%) C
3 1 (0.60%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.60%) VB
3 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (7.74%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.57%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.79%) Degree
4 3 (1.79%) MCP
4 3 (1.79%) MCSA
5 2 (1.19%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.19%) MCITP
5 2 (1.19%) MCSE
5 2 (1.19%) MCTS
6 1 (0.60%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.60%) ECDL
6 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.60%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.71%) SLA
2 2 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 89 (52.98%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.19%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.19%) vSphere
5 2 (1.19%) XenApp
5 2 (1.19%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.60%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 16 (9.52%) SCCM
2 4 (2.38%) Unicenter
3 3 (1.79%) Jamf Pro
4 2 (1.19%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.19%) WSUS
5 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.60%) SCOM
5 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 66 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 30 (17.86%) Apple
3 27 (16.07%) HP
4 22 (13.10%) VMware
5 16 (9.52%) Cisco
6 14 (8.33%) Dell
6 14 (8.33%) Toshiba
7 8 (4.76%) Citrix
8 7 (4.17%) Google
9 6 (3.57%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.38%) CA
10 4 (2.38%) Peregrine
10 4 (2.38%) Remedy
10 4 (2.38%) Spiceworks
11 3 (1.79%) Meraki
11 3 (1.79%) Polycom
11 3 (1.79%) Wyse
12 2 (1.19%) McAfee
12 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.19%) Sophos
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