The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Belfast region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 38 11 22
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 2 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 0.89% 12.38% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 13.00% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £326 £107 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+205.38% +1.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £220
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -

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
217 100 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 96.88% 95.24% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 45 46
Median daily rate £358 £325 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +51.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £109 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.00 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Belfast region that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 across the Belfast region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) MCTS
3 3 (50.00%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) Software Distribution
3 3 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) MCP
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) MS Office
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Apple
5 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
5 1 (16.67%) Wyse
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) AppSense
5 1 (16.67%) MobileIron
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) ThinPrint
5 1 (16.67%) XenApp
5 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) SSH
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Multimedia
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (50.00%) Software Distribution
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) MCP
1 3 (50.00%) MCSE
1 3 (50.00%) MCTS
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (16.67%) AppSense
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) MobileIron
2 1 (16.67%) ThinPrint
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Wyse