The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 11 19 10
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 11 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 12.64% 5.56% 7.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.94% 6.33% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Average daily rate - £105 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -65.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+8.88% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Support Engineer
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
85 79 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 97.70% 87.78% 98.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 44 19
Average daily rate £325 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £105 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £13.61 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title.

1 17 (100.00%) LAN
1 17 (100.00%) WAN
1 17 (100.00%) Network Management
2 16 (94.12%) ITIL
3 12 (70.59%) OpenView
3 12 (70.59%) HP
3 12 (70.59%) CA
4 11 (64.71%) e-Health
4 11 (64.71%) OPNET
4 11 (64.71%) Validation
4 11 (64.71%) Change Control
5 10 (58.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (58.82%) Service Delivery
5 10 (58.82%) Peregrine
6 8 (47.06%) Cisco
7 7 (41.18%) CCNA
7 7 (41.18%) CiscoWorks
7 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (41.18%) Broadband
7 7 (41.18%) ISDN
7 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
7 7 (41.18%) VPN
7 7 (41.18%) Fault Management
7 7 (41.18%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (35.29%) Network Security
8 6 (35.29%) Firewall
8 6 (35.29%) Wireless
8 6 (35.29%) Unix
9 5 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 5 (29.41%) BS7799

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Belfast region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 17 (100.00%) LAN
1 17 (100.00%) WAN
2 7 (41.18%) Broadband
2 7 (41.18%) ISDN
2 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 7 (41.18%) VPN
3 6 (35.29%) Firewall
3 6 (35.29%) Network Security
3 6 (35.29%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Team Foundation Server
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Network Management
2 16 (94.12%) ITIL
3 11 (64.71%) Change Control
3 11 (64.71%) Validation
4 10 (58.82%) Service Delivery
5 7 (41.18%) Fault Management
5 7 (41.18%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (29.41%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) CCNA
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) BS7799
1 5 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 17799
Systems Management
1 12 (70.59%) OpenView
2 11 (64.71%) OPNET
3 7 (41.18%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (5.88%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) CA
1 12 (70.59%) HP
2 10 (58.82%) Peregrine
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Aruba