The median contractor rate for a Software Support Engineer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Support Engineer
UK
Rank 582 616 609
Rank change year-on-year +34 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 4 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.027% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.028% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 1
Median daily rate £370 £150 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +146.66% +30.43%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £298 £150 £115
% change year-on-year +98.33% +30.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +73.91%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year - +73.91%  

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 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
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 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £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 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Support Engineer in the UK

Software Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Support Engineer in the UK

Software Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Support Engineer over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Support Engineer in the UK

Software Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Support Engineer in the UK

Software 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 Software Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 +39 3 £283 +88.33% 13
East of England -7 2 £195 - 1
London +11 1 £370 +136.80% 3
Hertfordshire -10 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £195 - 1
Swansea - 1 £400 -
Wales - 1 £400 -
Cambridge - 1 £195 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 £400 -

Software Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Software 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 Software Support Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) High Availability
3 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Firewall
4 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
4 2 (18.18%) Python
4 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Skype
5 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (9.09%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (9.09%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (9.09%) Software Distribution
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
5 1 (9.09%) VoIP

Software 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 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DMZ
2 1 (9.09%) Skype
2 1 (9.09%) SSL
2 1 (9.09%) VLAN
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (9.09%) GIS
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) jQuery
1 1 (9.09%) LAMP
1 1 (9.09%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 1 (9.09%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) High Availability
1 3 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 2 (18.18%) Software Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) BDD
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 1 (9.09%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
3 1 (9.09%) Software Distribution
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (9.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) C#
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Dell
1 1 (9.09%) Genesys
1 1 (9.09%) HP
1 1 (9.09%) Intel Security
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle
1 1 (9.09%) Sophos
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