The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Lancashire 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 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 47 44 26
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 6 1 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.38% 0.27% 5.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 0.29% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Median daily rate - £203 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £208 £210
% change year-on-year
+25.30% -1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
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 Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
418 345 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 96.31% 93.75% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 242 232
Median daily rate £390 £393 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +3.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 31 42
Median hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £18.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% +20.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £14.00 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £59.50 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Clitheroe - 2 - -
Chorley -6 1 - -
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

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

1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
3 10 (62.50%) Windows
4 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 7 (43.75%) VMware
6 6 (37.50%) Cisco
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
7 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
7 5 (31.25%) Skype for Business
7 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (31.25%) Symantec
7 5 (31.25%) LAN
7 5 (31.25%) MS Office
7 5 (31.25%) DHCP
7 5 (31.25%) DNS
8 4 (25.00%) HP
8 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (25.00%) Office 365
9 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (18.75%) Skype
9 3 (18.75%) Backup Exec
9 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
9 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
9 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
9 3 (18.75%) MCSE

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (31.25%) Skype for Business
3 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
5 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DHCP
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
1 5 (31.25%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) Skype
2 3 (18.75%) VoIP
2 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) DECT
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) Intranet
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.25%) Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Unix
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
1 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (6.25%) ERP
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Network Design
2 1 (6.25%) Software Licensing
2 1 (6.25%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) CCNA
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (18.75%) MCSE
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MCP
2 2 (12.50%) MCSA
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
3 1 (6.25%) HP ASE
3 1 (6.25%) HP MASE
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Brightmail
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
3 2 (12.50%) XenServer
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Backup Exec
2 2 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) Symantec
5 4 (25.00%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) Lotus
7 2 (12.50%) Citrix
7 2 (12.50%) Compaq
7 2 (12.50%) Dell
7 2 (12.50%) IronPort
7 2 (12.50%) ThinPrint
7 2 (12.50%) Veeam
8 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint
8 1 (6.25%) Intel Security
8 1 (6.25%) Mitel
8 1 (6.25%) NEC
8 1 (6.25%) Sophos