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 July 2016 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 21 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 4.88% 1.45% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.36% 1.56% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £125 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £208 £213
% change year-on-year
+25.30% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.14 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.06% +4.12%
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
112 64 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 91.06% 92.75% 87.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 39 40
Median daily rate £311 £200 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.62% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £93 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 - £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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
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 July 2016, 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 (66.67%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (33.33%) CCNA
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (25.00%) MCSA
5 3 (25.00%) CRM
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
6 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 2 (16.67%) Android
6 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
6 2 (16.67%) Smartphone
6 2 (16.67%) Network Management
6 2 (16.67%) BYOD
6 2 (16.67%) Office 365
6 2 (16.67%) LAN
6 2 (16.67%) WAN
6 2 (16.67%) SLA
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management
6 2 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (16.67%) CA
6 2 (16.67%) Peregrine
6 2 (16.67%) Apple
7 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

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:

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
1 2 (16.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) MSI
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) BYOD
1 2 (16.67%) Smartphone
2 1 (8.33%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) CRM
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (16.67%) Network Management
4 2 (16.67%) Supplier Management
5 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Fault Management
5 1 (8.33%) Office Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Software Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
5 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (33.33%) CCNA
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (25.00%) MCSA
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) BS7799
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) OpenView
1 1 (8.33%) OPNET
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (8.33%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Apple
1 2 (16.67%) CA
1 2 (16.67%) Peregrine
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow