The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Lancashire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 19 20 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 30 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.14% 3.35% 3.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.61% 3.50% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Average daily rate £225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Average hourly rate £21.25 £18.40 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.48% +31.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
394 200 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 93.81% 95.69% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 100 155
Average daily rate £375 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £468 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 31 17
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.40 £14.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +23.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.30 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.47 £30.00 £29.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Preston -4 11 £166 -
Blackburn - 1 - - 1
Chorley - - - -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 32 (86.49%) Windows
2 25 (67.57%) Active Directory
2 25 (67.57%) Security Cleared
3 23 (62.16%) SC Cleared
4 21 (56.76%) Citrix
4 21 (56.76%) Windows 7
5 20 (54.05%) Windows XP
6 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
6 19 (51.35%) SCCM
7 18 (48.65%) MS Office
8 14 (37.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (37.84%) AppSense
9 13 (35.14%) Blackberry
10 12 (32.43%) SLA
11 11 (29.73%) DNS
12 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (27.03%) Windows Vista
13 9 (24.32%) CA
13 9 (24.32%) DHCP
13 9 (24.32%) ITIL
13 9 (24.32%) Software Deployment
14 8 (21.62%) XenApp
14 8 (21.62%) Lumension
15 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
15 7 (18.92%) HP
15 7 (18.92%) TQM
16 5 (13.51%) XenServer
16 5 (13.51%) XenDesktop
16 5 (13.51%) VMware

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 7 (18.92%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.41%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (48.65%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) DNS
2 9 (24.32%) DHCP
3 5 (13.51%) 3G
3 5 (13.51%) SMS
4 4 (10.81%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (8.11%) VPN
General
1 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) Blackberry
2 5 (13.51%) Fat Client
2 5 (13.51%) Thin Client
3 3 (8.11%) iPad
3 3 (8.11%) iPhone
3 3 (8.11%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 32 (86.49%) Windows
2 21 (56.76%) Windows 7
3 20 (54.05%) Windows XP
4 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (27.03%) Windows Vista
5 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) ITIL
1 9 (24.32%) Software Deployment
2 7 (18.92%) TQM
3 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.70%) Migration
4 1 (2.70%) Web Development
4 1 (2.70%) Release Management
4 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (67.57%) Security Cleared
2 23 (62.16%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) MCSE
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (67.57%) Active Directory
2 14 (37.84%) Microsoft App-V
3 8 (21.62%) XenApp
4 5 (13.51%) XenServer
4 5 (13.51%) XenDesktop
5 3 (8.11%) vSphere
5 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (51.35%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (56.76%) Citrix
2 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
3 14 (37.84%) AppSense
4 9 (24.32%) CA
5 8 (21.62%) Lumension
6 7 (18.92%) HP
7 5 (13.51%) VMware
8 4 (10.81%) Dell
9 3 (8.11%) Compaq
9 3 (8.11%) Apple
10 1 (2.70%) F5
10 1 (2.70%) Fujitsu
10 1 (2.70%) IronPort
10 1 (2.70%) IBM
10 1 (2.70%) Symantec