The median contractor rate for a Senior Support Engineer was £324 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
Senior Support Engineer
UK
Rank 566 616 603
Rank change year-on-year +50 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Support Engineer 30 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.049% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.052% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 5
Median daily rate £324 £413 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.51% +106.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £348 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £425 £292
UK excluding London median daily rate £308 £419 £200
% change year-on-year -26.56% +109.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 4 2
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -61.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year - -61.11%  

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%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Support Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Support Engineer in the UK

Senior Support Engineer
Top 29 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 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 +37 28 £324 -21.51% 12
South East +31 12 £308 -27.64% 2
East of England 0 7 £340 -17.57% 2
London +21 6 £428 +3.75% 4
Berkshire +29 5 £308 - 1
Hampshire +13 4 - -
Cambridgeshire +7 4 £350 - 2
Havant - 4 - -
Cambridge +7 3 £350 - 2
Scotland +21 2 - -
Surrey +10 2 - -
Norfolk +4 2 £245 -
Leatherhead - 2 - -
South West - 2 £275 - 1
Bristol - 2 £275 - 1
City of London - 2 £429 - 1
Reading - 2 - - 1
Edinburgh +19 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £250 -
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Welwyn - 1 £250 -
Blackburn - 1 - -
Newmarket - 1 £350 -
North West - 1 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £168 - 1

Senior Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 36 (55.38%) Windows
2 23 (35.38%) Windows 7
3 17 (26.15%) Active Directory
4 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
4 16 (24.62%) Linux
5 15 (23.08%) Windows Server
6 14 (21.54%) ITIL
7 13 (20.00%) VMware
8 12 (18.46%) Migration
8 12 (18.46%) MS Exchange
9 11 (16.92%) Red Hat
10 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
10 10 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (13.85%) Data Migration
11 9 (13.85%) SCCM
11 9 (13.85%) Cisco
11 9 (13.85%) Firewall
12 8 (12.31%) CheckPoint
12 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
12 8 (12.31%) Office 365
13 7 (10.77%) DMZ
13 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
13 7 (10.77%) VPN
13 7 (10.77%) VoIP
13 7 (10.77%) WAN
13 7 (10.77%) MS Office
13 7 (10.77%) Wireless
13 7 (10.77%) Virtual Machines
14 6 (9.23%) Spanning Tree

Senior 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 12 (18.46%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.15%) Apache
4 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.62%) IIS
4 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.08%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) MS Office
2 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Office 365
2 1 (1.54%) IaaS
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.54%) OneDrive
2 1 (1.54%) PaaS
2 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.85%) Firewall
2 7 (10.77%) DMZ
2 7 (10.77%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.77%) VoIP
2 7 (10.77%) VPN
2 7 (10.77%) WAN
2 7 (10.77%) Wireless
3 6 (9.23%) HSRP
3 6 (9.23%) IPsec
3 6 (9.23%) OSPF
3 6 (9.23%) Spanning Tree
3 6 (9.23%) VRRP
4 5 (7.69%) DNS
4 5 (7.69%) LAN
5 4 (6.15%) DHCP
6 3 (4.62%) Cisco Wireless
6 3 (4.62%) Ethernet
6 3 (4.62%) Internet
7 2 (3.08%) SSL
8 1 (1.54%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.54%) Big Data
2 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.54%) MySQL
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.54%) Redis
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (6.15%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.54%) Billing
3 1 (1.54%) Local Government
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (1.54%) .NET
2 1 (1.54%) ADO
2 1 (1.54%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.54%) Memcached
2 1 (1.54%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.54%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.54%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.62%) Clustering
1 3 (4.62%) Fat Client
1 3 (4.62%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.08%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.54%) CESG
3 1 (1.54%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.54%) iPad
3 1 (1.54%) iPhone
3 1 (1.54%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 36 (55.38%) Windows
2 23 (35.38%) Windows 7
3 16 (24.62%) Linux
4 15 (23.08%) Windows Server
5 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (9.23%) SUSE
6 6 (9.23%) Unix
6 6 (9.23%) Windows 10
7 5 (7.69%) Android
7 5 (7.69%) Apple iOS
8 4 (6.15%) AIX
8 4 (6.15%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (6.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.62%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.54%) ITIL
2 12 (18.46%) Migration
3 9 (13.85%) Data Migration
4 6 (9.23%) Asset Management
4 6 (9.23%) Time Management
5 5 (7.69%) ITIL V3
5 5 (7.69%) Service Management
6 4 (6.15%) Change Management
6 4 (6.15%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (4.62%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.62%) Investment Management
7 3 (4.62%) Statistics
8 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.08%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.08%) DevOps
8 2 (3.08%) ITSM
8 2 (3.08%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.08%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.08%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.23%) Bash Shell
2 5 (7.69%) SQL
3 4 (6.15%) Java
3 4 (6.15%) Python
4 3 (4.62%) Perl
4 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.62%) Ruby
5 1 (1.54%) C
5 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.69%) CCSA
4 4 (6.15%) Degree
5 3 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.08%) CCNP
6 2 (3.08%) MCP
6 2 (3.08%) MCSE
7 1 (1.54%) CCNA
7 1 (1.54%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.54%) HNC
7 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (26.15%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.77%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.08%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.54%) Corosync
5 1 (1.54%) KVM
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.54%) Postfix
5 1 (1.54%) Squid
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.54%) vSphere
5 1 (1.54%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (13.85%) SCCM
2 4 (6.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (4.62%) Puppet
4 2 (3.08%) Ansible
5 1 (1.54%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.54%) Pacemaker
5 1 (1.54%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 16 (24.62%) Microsoft
2 13 (20.00%) VMware
3 11 (16.92%) Red Hat
4 9 (13.85%) Cisco
5 8 (12.31%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.69%) IBM
6 5 (7.69%) Oracle
7 4 (6.15%) Remedy
8 2 (3.08%) Apple
8 2 (3.08%) Citrix
8 2 (3.08%) HP
9 1 (1.54%) Avaya
9 1 (1.54%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.54%) BMC
9 1 (1.54%) CommVault
9 1 (1.54%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.54%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.54%) NetApp
9 1 (1.54%) Symantec
9 1 (1.54%) TOWER Software