The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Belfast region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 16 - 20
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 5 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 5.00% - 2.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.26% - 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £188 - £100
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £226 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.60% +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +3.44%
Job Titles Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
95 173 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 95.00% 73.93% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 106 30
Average daily rate £360 £300 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £225 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £13.50 - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Support Engineer
County Antrim

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 23 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Swing
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (37.50%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) Billing
2 3 (37.50%) Spring
2 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (37.50%) C++
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) French Language
3 1 (12.50%) German Language
3 1 (12.50%) Spanish Language
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Application Server
1 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 3 (37.50%) Billing
2 1 (12.50%) French Language
2 1 (12.50%) German Language
2 1 (12.50%) Spanish Language
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) XML
1 3 (37.50%) Swing
1 3 (37.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft