The median contractor rate for a IT Support Engineer was £154 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support Engineer
UK
Rank 495 560 529
Rank change year-on-year +65 -31  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 101 82 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.16% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 38 19
Median daily rate £154 £175 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.14% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £127 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £370 £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £143 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -18.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 35
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £13.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £18.60 £27.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.70 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year -1.87% +4.91%  

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 24 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
England +48 86 £154 -12.14% 78
London +35 27 £165 +2.16% 21
South East +19 23 £138 -21.42% 24
East of England +4 10 £250 +31.57% 10
Scotland +25 8 £109 -31.54% 3
West Midlands +9 8 £200 +17.64% 3
North West +32 7 £100 - 5
Berkshire +28 7 £308 -24.07% 5
Manchester +15 7 £100 - 2
South West +1 5 £125 -65.03% 4
Buckinghamshire - 5 - - 3
Surrey +13 4 £115 -17.85% 5
Yorkshire +13 4 £154 -5.38% 5
Oxfordshire -14 4 £145 -17.14% 3
Bristol - 4 £110 - 1
Shropshire - 4 - -
Aylesbury - 4 - -
Sheffield +4 3 £110 - 1
South Yorkshire -2 3 £110 - 1
Kidlington - 3 £145 -
Reading - 3 £158 - 4
Hertfordshire - 3 £300 - 4
Cambridgeshire +4 2 £140 -26.31% 4
Hampshire +3 2 £131 -22.22% 7
City of London +1 2 £220 +41.93% 7
East Midlands -3 2 - - 4
Birmingham -4 2 £200 +17.64%
Leicestershire -4 2 - -
Belfast -14 2 £326 -
County Antrim -17 2 £326 -

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 156 (73.58%) Windows
2 119 (56.13%) Active Directory
3 96 (45.28%) Microsoft
4 87 (41.04%) Windows 7
5 66 (31.13%) MS Office
6 45 (21.23%) Windows 10
6 45 (21.23%) Office 365
7 44 (20.75%) ITIL
8 43 (20.28%) Windows Server
9 42 (19.81%) Apple
10 38 (17.92%) MS Excel
11 37 (17.45%) MS Exchange
12 32 (15.09%) VMware
13 31 (14.62%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (14.15%) Windows 8
14 30 (14.15%) Windows Server 2012
15 29 (13.68%) SCCM
16 27 (12.74%) SLA
17 25 (11.79%) WAN
18 24 (11.32%) Incident Management
18 24 (11.32%) Android
19 23 (10.85%) HP
20 22 (10.38%) VPN
20 22 (10.38%) Firewall
21 20 (9.43%) Windows XP
22 18 (8.49%) SharePoint
22 18 (8.49%) Hyper-V
22 18 (8.49%) DBS Check
23 17 (8.02%) Smartphone
23 17 (8.02%) Service Management

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 37 (17.45%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.49%) SharePoint
3 13 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (5.66%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.83%) IIS
7 5 (2.36%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 66 (31.13%) MS Office
2 38 (17.92%) MS Excel
3 9 (4.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.47%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 45 (21.23%) Office 365
2 7 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.36%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.47%) G Suite
4 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (11.79%) WAN
2 22 (10.38%) Firewall
2 22 (10.38%) VPN
3 15 (7.08%) DNS
3 15 (7.08%) LAN
4 14 (6.60%) Wireless
5 13 (6.13%) DHCP
6 7 (3.30%) SAN
6 7 (3.30%) Skype
6 7 (3.30%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (2.83%) Internet
7 6 (2.83%) PBX
7 6 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (2.36%) SNMP
9 3 (1.42%) 3G
9 3 (1.42%) NAS
9 3 (1.42%) VoIP
9 3 (1.42%) WLAN
10 2 (0.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.47%) Relational Database
General
1 11 (5.19%) Finance
2 6 (2.83%) Retail
3 4 (1.89%) Banking
3 4 (1.89%) Legal
4 3 (1.42%) Advertising
5 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.47%) Electronics
6 1 (0.47%) French Language
6 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.47%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.47%) HTML
1 1 (0.47%) Software Packaging
1 1 (0.47%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.02%) Smartphone
2 16 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (6.60%) RSA SecurID
4 13 (6.13%) Data Centre
5 10 (4.72%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (4.25%) Driving Licence
7 8 (3.77%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.42%) Clustering
8 3 (1.42%) iPhone
9 2 (0.94%) BYOD
9 2 (0.94%) EPoS
9 2 (0.94%) iPad
9 2 (0.94%) NHS
9 2 (0.94%) Replication
10 1 (0.47%) Chip and PIN
10 1 (0.47%) Fintech
10 1 (0.47%) HTC Vive
10 1 (0.47%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 156 (73.58%) Windows
2 87 (41.04%) Windows 7
3 45 (21.23%) Windows 10
4 43 (20.28%) Windows Server
5 31 (14.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (14.15%) Windows 8
6 30 (14.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (11.32%) Android
8 20 (9.43%) Windows XP
9 11 (5.19%) Linux
10 10 (4.72%) Mac OS X
11 9 (4.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (3.77%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.89%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.89%) Unix
14 3 (1.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.75%) ITIL
2 24 (11.32%) Incident Management
3 17 (8.02%) Service Management
4 10 (4.72%) Change Management
4 10 (4.72%) Migration
4 10 (4.72%) Service Delivery
5 8 (3.77%) Coaching
5 8 (3.77%) DNA
5 8 (3.77%) ITSM
6 7 (3.30%) ITIL V3
7 5 (2.36%) Application Packaging
7 5 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (2.36%) Fault Management
8 4 (1.89%) Business Continuity
8 4 (1.89%) Configuration Management
8 4 (1.89%) Network Management
9 3 (1.42%) Asset Management
9 3 (1.42%) Knowledge Management
9 3 (1.42%) Software Distribution
9 3 (1.42%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.25%) SQL
2 5 (2.36%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.94%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (8.49%) DBS Check
2 17 (8.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (6.13%) Security Cleared
4 10 (4.72%) MCSE
4 10 (4.72%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.83%) MCP
6 5 (2.36%) Degree
7 4 (1.89%) MCSA
7 4 (1.89%) MCTS
8 2 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.94%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.94%) MCITP
9 1 (0.47%) CCNA
9 1 (0.47%) MCPD
9 1 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (12.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 119 (56.13%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.49%) Hyper-V
3 13 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.36%) BitLocker
5 4 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.42%) XenApp
7 2 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.94%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.94%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.94%) vSphere
7 2 (0.94%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.47%) Firmware
8 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 29 (13.68%) SCCM
2 3 (1.42%) Unicenter
3 2 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.94%) WSUS
4 1 (0.47%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.47%) DameWare
4 1 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.47%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 96 (45.28%) Microsoft
2 42 (19.81%) Apple
3 32 (15.09%) VMware
4 23 (10.85%) HP
5 17 (8.02%) Cisco
5 17 (8.02%) Citrix
5 17 (8.02%) Dell
6 14 (6.60%) Toshiba
7 8 (3.77%) Google
7 8 (3.77%) Intel Security
8 5 (2.36%) Lotus
9 4 (1.89%) Remedy
9 4 (1.89%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.42%) Bloomberg
10 3 (1.42%) CA
10 3 (1.42%) Peregrine
10 3 (1.42%) Reuters
10 3 (1.42%) Spiceworks
11 2 (0.94%) Adobe
11 2 (0.94%) Symantec
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