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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 23 23 43
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 26 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.74% 4.44% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.48% 4.98% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
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£218 £150 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% -3.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £225 £219
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% +51.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +5.00%
Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
401 241 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 88.52% 89.26% 93.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 109 242
Average daily rate £375 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £350 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 38 27
Average hourly rate £20.19 £17.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.37% -32.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £36.15 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
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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
Blackburn - 2 £85 - 1
Lancaster - 1 - -
Chorley - - - -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 56 (96.55%) Windows
2 41 (70.69%) Windows XP
2 41 (70.69%) Citrix
3 39 (67.24%) Windows 7
4 38 (65.52%) Security Cleared
5 37 (63.79%) Active Directory
6 35 (60.34%) SC Cleared
7 34 (58.62%) Microsoft
8 33 (56.90%) MS Office
9 27 (46.55%) SCCM
10 25 (43.10%) Windows Vista
10 25 (43.10%) AppSense
10 25 (43.10%) Blackberry
11 24 (41.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 24 (41.38%) Software Deployment
12 22 (37.93%) SLA
13 19 (32.76%) DNS
13 19 (32.76%) CA
13 19 (32.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (31.03%) Lumension
15 17 (29.31%) DHCP
16 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (18.97%) XenApp
17 11 (18.97%) ITIL
17 11 (18.97%) TQM
18 10 (17.24%) 3G
18 10 (17.24%) Thin Client
18 10 (17.24%) Fat Client
19 9 (15.52%) Wi-Fi
20 8 (13.79%) SMS

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.45%) Lync
Applications
1 33 (56.90%) MS Office
2 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.45%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.76%) DNS
2 17 (29.31%) DHCP
3 10 (17.24%) 3G
4 9 (15.52%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (13.79%) SMS
6 4 (6.90%) VPN
7 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.45%) LAN
9 1 (1.72%) Wireless
9 1 (1.72%) OpenLDAP
General
1 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (43.10%) Blackberry
2 10 (17.24%) Thin Client
2 10 (17.24%) Fat Client
3 4 (6.90%) Smartcard
4 3 (5.17%) iPhone
4 3 (5.17%) iPad
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (96.55%) Windows
2 41 (70.69%) Windows XP
3 39 (67.24%) Windows 7
4 25 (43.10%) Windows Vista
5 19 (32.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (41.38%) Software Deployment
2 11 (18.97%) ITIL
2 11 (18.97%) TQM
3 2 (3.45%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.72%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (1.72%) Service Management
4 1 (1.72%) ITSM
4 1 (1.72%) Migration
4 1 (1.72%) Content Management
4 1 (1.72%) Release Management
4 1 (1.72%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (65.52%) Security Cleared
2 35 (60.34%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) MCSE
3 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (37.93%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (63.79%) Active Directory
2 24 (41.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 11 (18.97%) XenApp
4 6 (10.34%) XenServer
4 6 (10.34%) XenDesktop
5 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (6.90%) vSphere
7 1 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.72%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 27 (46.55%) SCCM
2 5 (8.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.72%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 41 (70.69%) Citrix
2 34 (58.62%) Microsoft
3 25 (43.10%) AppSense
4 19 (32.76%) CA
5 18 (31.03%) Lumension
6 7 (12.07%) VMware
6 7 (12.07%) HP
7 4 (6.90%) Compaq
7 4 (6.90%) Dell
8 3 (5.17%) Apple
9 1 (1.72%) Symantec
9 1 (1.72%) Remedy
9 1 (1.72%) McAfee
9 1 (1.72%) IronPort
9 1 (1.72%) Infor
9 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.72%) F5
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