Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Junior Support Engineer was £115 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 January 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.

Junior Support Engineer
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 860 837 875
Rank change year-on-year -23 +38 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Support Engineer 17 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.017% 0.012% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.013% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 2
UK median daily rate £115 £113 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £92 £91 £83
90th Percentile £179 £119 £125
UK excluding London median daily rate £138 £115 £80
% change year-on-year +19.57% +43.75% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
UK median hourly rate £10.00 £15.25 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.43% +22.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £8.80 £14.63 £8.50
90th Percentile £14.70 £16.00 £13.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.63 £15.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year -17.21% +22.00% +14.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 93,600 91,033 102,521
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,185 59,429 65,414
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,750 3,215 3,866
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

Junior Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior Support Engineer in the UK

Junior Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior Support Engineer in the UK

Junior Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior Support Engineer over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior Support Engineer in the UK

Junior Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior Support Engineer in the UK

Junior Support Engineer
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Support Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 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
England -2 17 £115 +2.22% 5
London -35 10 £115 +15.00%
UK excluding London +15 7 £138 +19.57% 5
South East -11 6 £168 -
East of England -10 1 £108 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, Junior 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 Junior Support Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
2 10 (58.82%) Windows 10
3 7 (41.18%) Windows 8
4 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (29.41%) Finance
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 5 (29.41%) Degree
6 4 (23.53%) Symantec
7 3 (17.65%) Avaya
7 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
7 3 (17.65%) Law
7 3 (17.65%) SLA
7 3 (17.65%) Broadband
7 3 (17.65%) Android
7 3 (17.65%) iPhone
7 3 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (17.65%) Wireless
7 3 (17.65%) Banking
7 3 (17.65%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (11.76%) Ticket Management
8 2 (11.76%) WAN
8 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco
8 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (11.76%) CCNA
8 2 (11.76%) Firewall
8 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint

Junior 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:

Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Broadband
1 3 (17.65%) Wireless
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.76%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) BGP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) OSPF
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) Wireshark
3 1 (5.88%) WLAN
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
2 3 (17.65%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
1 3 (17.65%) iPhone
1 3 (17.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows 10
2 10 (58.82%) Windows 7
3 7 (41.18%) Windows 8
4 3 (17.65%) Android
5 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (11.76%) Ticket Management
3 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.88%) Hardware Maintenance
3 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Symantec
3 3 (17.65%) Avaya
4 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) Apple
5 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.88%) ServiceNow