The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
North West / Cheshire
Rank 38 64 69
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 8 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.57% 1.38% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.49% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £110 £313 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.80% +83.82%
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £239 £220
% change year-on-year
-16.23% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 1
Median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -21.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £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 Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
482 870 737
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.88% 92.45% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 549 420
Median daily rate £380 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 59
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.48 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +10 5 £163 -56.66% 2
Warrington +27 2 - - 5
Crewe - 1 £110 -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cheshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (25.00%) MS Office
5 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (20.00%) Citrix
5 4 (20.00%) VPN
6 3 (15.00%) LAN
6 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (15.00%) IBM Notes
6 3 (15.00%) Lotus
6 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
7 2 (10.00%) Apple
7 2 (10.00%) SLA
7 2 (10.00%) Internet
7 2 (10.00%) VMware
7 2 (10.00%) Firewall
7 2 (10.00%) Banking
7 2 (10.00%) VLAN
7 2 (10.00%) Network Security
8 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (5.00%) iPhone
8 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
8 1 (5.00%) Web Development
8 1 (5.00%) SSH
8 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 3 (15.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
1 1 (5.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) VPN
2 3 (15.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) Internet
3 2 (10.00%) Network Security
3 2 (10.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
4 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (5.00%) IPsec
4 1 (5.00%) Skype
4 1 (5.00%) SSH
4 1 (5.00%) SSL
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Big Data
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
General
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
1 1 (5.00%) iPad
1 1 (5.00%) iPhone
1 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.00%) Change Management
1 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (5.00%) CRM
1 1 (5.00%) DNA
1 1 (5.00%) ERP
1 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (5.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.00%) PHP
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) COSHH
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
2 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (5.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) AppDNA
1 1 (5.00%) Kibana
1 1 (5.00%) logstash
1 1 (5.00%) NetApp OnCommand
1 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.00%) Webmin
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (15.00%) Lotus
4 2 (10.00%) Apple
4 2 (10.00%) Palo Alto
4 2 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (5.00%) Aruba
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) F5
5 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec