The median contractor rate for a Software Support Engineer was £288 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.

Software Support Engineer
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 643 641
Rank change year-on-year +42 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Support Engineer 9 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.015% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.016% 0.008%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Median daily rate £288 £300 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.16% +41.17%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £450 £223
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £150 £200
% change year-on-year +16.66% -25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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%  

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 28 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Support Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Support Engineer in the UK

Software Support Engineer
Top 7 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 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 +38 8 £288 -4.16% 6
South West +1 4 £175 -
Bristol 0 4 £175 -
London +13 3 £400 -11.11%
South East +25 1 £463 +208.33% 1
Basingstoke - 1 £463 -
Hampshire - 1 £463 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) XML
3 4 (30.77%) Java
3 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Software Deployment
4 3 (23.08%) JIRA
4 3 (23.08%) Middleware
4 3 (23.08%) C
4 3 (23.08%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Web Services
5 2 (15.38%) SOAP
5 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
5 2 (15.38%) IIS
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle
5 2 (15.38%) C#
5 2 (15.38%) XSLT
5 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
5 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) BPEL
5 2 (15.38%) JSF
5 2 (15.38%) Clustering
5 2 (15.38%) Java EE

Software 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 2 (15.38%) IIS
1 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) DMZ
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Extranet
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Intranet
2 1 (7.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.69%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (7.69%) GIS
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
2 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) XML
2 3 (23.08%) Middleware
2 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
3 2 (15.38%) Java EE
3 2 (15.38%) JAX-RS
3 2 (15.38%) JSF
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (15.38%) RESTful
3 2 (15.38%) SOAP
3 2 (15.38%) XSLT
4 1 (7.69%) .NET
4 1 (7.69%) HTML
4 1 (7.69%) LAMP
4 1 (7.69%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (7.69%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Software Deployment
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) BPEL
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) BDD
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (7.69%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) C
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.69%) Python
4 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 1 (7.69%) PowerCLI
1 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Intel
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
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