The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 21 32 24
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.76% 0.47% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.52% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£400 - £180
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £225 £248
% change year-on-year
-4.35% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
117 191 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 89.31% 89.67% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 63 58
Average daily rate £300 £312 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.01% -20.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Support Engineer
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Sun
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) BMC
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) YUI
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) CSS

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) YUI
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) AIX
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Sun
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) BMC