The median contractor rate for a Senior Support Engineer was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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.

Senior Support Engineer
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 558 623 619
Rank change year-on-year +65 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 52 28 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.052% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.055% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 21 13
Median daily rate £355 £288 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.47% +40.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £100 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £304 £199
% change year-on-year +23.45% +52.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.28% -6.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £17.29 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.62 £17.49 £19.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £18.75
% change year-on-year +0.28% -6.93%  

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
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 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +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 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Senior Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Support Engineer in the UK

Senior Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Support Engineer in the UK

Senior Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Support Engineer over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Support Engineer in the UK

Senior Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Support Engineer in the UK

Senior Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Support Engineer over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Senior Support Engineer in the UK

Senior 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 Senior Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +56 43 £350 +1.44% 14
London +24 17 £251 -12.60% 4
South East +26 7 £425 +153.73% 3
East of England +4 7 £350 - 2
Northern Ireland - 7 £550 - 1
County Antrim - 7 £550 - 1
Cambridgeshire +12 6 £350 - 1
South West -1 6 £360 -4.00%
Bristol - 6 £360 -
Belfast - 5 £550 - 1
Berkshire +23 4 £425 +165.62%
Reading +15 3 £425 +165.62%
Cambridge +6 3 £350 - 1
Huntingdon - 3 - -
North West - 3 £250 -
Surrey +10 2 £325 -
Scotland +34 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +16 1 - - 3
Oxfordshire -5 1 - - 1
East Midlands -10 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £380 - 1
Cardiff - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Senior 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 Senior Support Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (55.56%) Windows
2 27 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 26 (32.10%) Microsoft
4 23 (28.40%) Linux
5 22 (27.16%) Migration
6 21 (25.93%) Active Directory
7 18 (22.22%) Finance
8 14 (17.28%) VMware
8 14 (17.28%) MS Exchange
8 14 (17.28%) Time Management
9 12 (14.81%) Data Migration
9 12 (14.81%) Degree
9 12 (14.81%) Oracle
9 12 (14.81%) Windows Server
9 12 (14.81%) Break/Fix
10 11 (13.58%) Cisco
11 10 (12.35%) TCP/IP
11 10 (12.35%) ITIL
11 10 (12.35%) LAN
11 10 (12.35%) Firewall
11 10 (12.35%) Windows 8
12 9 (11.11%) Java
12 9 (11.11%) Apple iOS
13 8 (9.88%) Android
13 8 (9.88%) Banking
13 8 (9.88%) SQL
13 8 (9.88%) VPN
13 8 (9.88%) Red Hat
14 7 (8.64%) Telecoms
14 7 (8.64%) Internet

Senior 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 14 (17.28%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.70%) Apache
2 3 (3.70%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.47%) IIS
3 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.23%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.23%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.41%) Office 365
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.35%) Firewall
1 10 (12.35%) LAN
1 10 (12.35%) TCP/IP
2 8 (9.88%) VPN
3 7 (8.64%) Internet
4 6 (7.41%) 4G
4 6 (7.41%) LDAP
4 6 (7.41%) WAN
4 6 (7.41%) Wireless
5 5 (6.17%) 3G
5 5 (6.17%) DNS
5 5 (6.17%) IPv6
5 5 (6.17%) MPLS
5 5 (6.17%) Value-Added Service
6 4 (4.94%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (4.94%) DSL
6 4 (4.94%) OSPF
7 3 (3.70%) IPsec
7 3 (3.70%) L2TP
7 3 (3.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.23%) Big Data
3 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 6 (7.41%) Artifactory
1 6 (7.41%) Jenkins
1 6 (7.41%) Sonatype Nexus
1 6 (7.41%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.23%) MSI
General
1 18 (22.22%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Banking
3 7 (8.64%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.94%) Marketing
5 2 (2.47%) Billing
5 2 (2.47%) Electronics
5 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.23%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.23%) Local Government
6 1 (1.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.41%) .NET
1 6 (7.41%) Node.js
2 2 (2.47%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.23%) Memcached
3 1 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Smartphone
2 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.47%) Clustering
4 2 (2.47%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.47%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.47%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.23%) CESG
5 1 (1.23%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.23%) iPad
5 1 (1.23%) iPhone
5 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Licensing
5 1 (1.23%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 45 (55.56%) Windows
2 27 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 23 (28.40%) Linux
4 12 (14.81%) Windows Server
5 10 (12.35%) Windows 8
6 9 (11.11%) Apple iOS
7 8 (9.88%) Android
8 6 (7.41%) SUSE
8 6 (7.41%) Unix
8 6 (7.41%) Windows XP
9 5 (6.17%) Windows 10
9 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (4.94%) AIX
10 4 (4.94%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (4.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (3.70%) CentOS
12 2 (2.47%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.16%) Migration
2 14 (17.28%) Time Management
3 12 (14.81%) Break/Fix
3 12 (14.81%) Data Migration
4 10 (12.35%) ITIL
5 6 (7.41%) Change Management
5 6 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.17%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.17%) Service Management
7 4 (4.94%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.94%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.70%) Adaptive Security
8 3 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (3.70%) Change Control
8 3 (3.70%) Software Distribution
8 3 (3.70%) Validation
9 2 (2.47%) Asset Management
9 2 (2.47%) CRM
9 2 (2.47%) ITSM
9 2 (2.47%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.11%) Java
2 8 (9.88%) SQL
3 6 (7.41%) Bash Shell
3 6 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.70%) Python
5 2 (2.47%) Perl
5 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (14.81%) Degree
2 7 (8.64%) CCNP
2 7 (8.64%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.70%) MCSE
4 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.47%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.47%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.23%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.23%) HNC
6 1 (1.23%) MCP
6 1 (1.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.17%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.47%) vSphere
5 1 (1.23%) Corosync
5 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (6.17%) SCCM
2 4 (4.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.47%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.23%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.23%) Ansible
5 1 (1.23%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.23%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.23%) Pacemaker
5 1 (1.23%) Puppet
5 1 (1.23%) SCOM
5 1 (1.23%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.23%) vMotion
Vendors
1 26 (32.10%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.28%) VMware
3 12 (14.81%) Oracle
4 11 (13.58%) Cisco
5 8 (9.88%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.17%) HP
6 5 (6.17%) Juniper
7 4 (4.94%) Avaya
7 4 (4.94%) F5
7 4 (4.94%) IBM
7 4 (4.94%) SonicWALL
8 3 (3.70%) Aerohive Networks
8 3 (3.70%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.70%) Cyberoam
8 3 (3.70%) Draytek
8 3 (3.70%) Fortinet
8 3 (3.70%) Huawei
8 3 (3.70%) Meraki
9 2 (2.47%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.47%) Reuters
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