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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
North West / Lancashire
Rank 41 37 42
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 1 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.38% 3.16% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 3.25% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 3
Median daily rate - £286 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £239 £220
% change year-on-year
-16.23% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £12.75 £25.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
241 431 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 92.69% 97.29% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 275 242
Median daily rate £375 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 67 22
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +49.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 February 2017. 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 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
Blackburn -6 1 - -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) vSphere
5 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
6 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 1 (11.11%) ATM
6 1 (11.11%) SLA
6 1 (11.11%) Service Management
6 1 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (11.11%) ITSM
6 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
6 1 (11.11%) AIX
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
6 1 (11.11%) MS Office
6 1 (11.11%) ITIL
6 1 (11.11%) HNC
6 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 1 (11.11%) Unix
6 1 (11.11%) Tandem
6 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (11.11%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Data Management
6 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (11.11%) WebSphere

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 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) IaaS
1 1 (11.11%) PaaS
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) ATM
General
1 1 (11.11%) Aerospace
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (11.11%) Change Management
1 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (11.11%) Data Analysis
1 1 (11.11%) Data Management
1 1 (11.11%) DevOps
1 1 (11.11%) Email Migration
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
1 1 (11.11%) ITSM
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
1 1 (11.11%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
1 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
1 1 (11.11%) Release Management
1 1 (11.11%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 3 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix