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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 33 8 17
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 5 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 2.35% 14.67% 5.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 15.49% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Median daily rate £175 - £105
UK excluding London median daily rate £191 £225 £235
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 - £10.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
209 71 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 98.12% 94.67% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 31 41
Median daily rate £360 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £254 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 0 4
Median hourly rate £12.00 - £11.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 - £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 January 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 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Apple
3 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
3 4 (44.44%) Android
4 3 (33.33%) Core Data
4 3 (33.33%) SCCM
4 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (33.33%) Office 365
4 3 (33.33%) Software Distribution
4 3 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (33.33%) BYOD
4 3 (33.33%) IP Telephony
4 3 (33.33%) Supplier Management
4 3 (33.33%) MCTS
4 3 (33.33%) Smartphone
4 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 3 (33.33%) Wireless
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (33.33%) MCP
4 3 (33.33%) SLA
4 3 (33.33%) MCSE
4 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) LAN
6 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification

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 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 3 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) SSH
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Multimedia
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) Core Data
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) BYOD
1 3 (33.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Android
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Configuration Management
3 3 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 3 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (33.33%) Software Distribution
3 3 (33.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (33.33%) MCP
1 3 (33.33%) MCSE
1 3 (33.33%) MCTS
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Apple
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) AppSense
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) MobileIron
3 1 (11.11%) ThinPrint
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Wyse