Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Project Support Engineer was £211 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 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.

Project Support Engineer
UK
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 875 847 886
Rank change year-on-year -28 +39 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Project Support Engineer 9 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.001% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.001% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 7
UK median daily rate £211 £350 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.64% +75.00% -27.27%
10th Percentile £200 £350 £150
90th Percentile £225 £350 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £211 - £200
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 96,041 87,961 101,443
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.86% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,193 57,163 65,399
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,954 3,023 3,334
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.96 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.43% -2.77% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.56 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 10 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 20 April 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
UK excluding London - 9 £211 - 1
England -24 6 £200 -42.86% 3
North of England - 4 £200 - 1
North West - 3 £200 -
Wales - 2 £213 -
West Midlands - 1 £230 -
Scotland - 1 £215 -
South East - 1 £200 -
Midlands - 1 £230 -
North East - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, Project Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Project Support Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 5 (55.56%) Structured Cabling
2 5 (55.56%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) SMTP
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (22.22%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (22.22%) Workflow
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (11.11%) XenServer
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) KVM
6 1 (11.11%) MCITP
6 1 (11.11%) VLAN

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Structured Cabling
1 5 (55.56%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) SMTP
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 2 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (22.22%) Workflow
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) SC Cleared
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CCNA
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) MCITP
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) KVM
3 1 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix