The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 66 60 68
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 12 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.10% 1.22% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.32% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 0
Average daily rate
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£275 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £205 £228
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -9.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £13.82 £16.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Support Engineer
North West

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
1026 760 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.87% 92.57% 91.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 410 354
Average daily rate £400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £233 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 59 52
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.13% -52.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £39.25 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -8 4 £220 -26.66%
Crewe - 3 - - 1
Chester -5 2 - - 1
Nantwich - 1 £275 -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
4 5 (26.32%) .NET
5 4 (21.05%) C#
5 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
6 3 (15.79%) Migration
6 3 (15.79%) VMware
6 3 (15.79%) IIS
6 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
6 3 (15.79%) ITIL
6 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
6 3 (15.79%) SQL
6 3 (15.79%) LAN
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.79%) Remedy
7 2 (10.53%) Middleware
7 2 (10.53%) WAN
7 2 (10.53%) VPN
7 2 (10.53%) SLA
7 2 (10.53%) Citrix
7 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
7 2 (10.53%) MS Office

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (15.79%) IIS
1 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) Lync
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (5.26%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) Classic ASP
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) iPhone
2 1 (5.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
1 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Change Management
2 2 (10.53%) ITSM
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) ERP
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.26%) Information Security
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) MCP
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) XenApp
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) Remedy
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
4 1 (5.26%) Epicor
4 1 (5.26%) Apple
4 1 (5.26%) Reuters
4 1 (5.26%) Bloomberg
4 1 (5.26%) Adobe
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) Sitecore
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