Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Project Support Engineer was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Project Support Engineer
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 866 889 883
Rank change year-on-year +23 -6 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Project Support Engineer 9 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.007% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.007% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 7
UK median daily rate £140 £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.33% -29.41% +68.32%
10th Percentile £130 £218 £165
90th Percentile £150 £380 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £300 £425
% change year-on-year -53.33% -29.41% +126.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £11.16 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +182.26% -10.72% +13.64%
10th Percentile £29.75 £10.66 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.25 £11.66 £21.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £11.16 £12.50
% change year-on-year +182.26% -10.72% +13.64%

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 96141 99356 108750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63392 64835 69190
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.41% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2869 3292 4137
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Project Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Project Support Engineer in the UK

Project Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Project Support Engineer in the UK

Project Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Project Support Engineer in the UK

Project Support Engineer
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Project Support Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 +24 9 £140 -53.33% 1
UK excluding London +24 7 £140 -53.33% 1
North of England +59 4 £140 -53.33%
East of England - 3 - -
North West +25 2 - -
London - 2 - -
North East +68 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £140 -

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Project 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 Project Support Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) MCSA
5 3 (33.33%) DHCP
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (33.33%) VPN
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (33.33%) Office 365
5 3 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (22.22%) VLAN
6 2 (22.22%) CCNP
6 2 (22.22%) CCNA
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (22.22%) Wireless
6 2 (22.22%) Migration
6 2 (22.22%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
7 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (11.11%) Firewall
7 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing

Project 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 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DHCP
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
1 3 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
2 2 (22.22%) Wireless
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
1 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) MCSA
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCNA
2 2 (22.22%) CCNP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint