The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 26 29 46
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 22 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.35% 3.38% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.36% 3.77% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 0
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£211 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.44% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £230 £245
% change year-on-year
-8.69% -6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 1
Average hourly rate £20.37 £20.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.65% +51.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- -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
346 265 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 84.18% 89.53% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 113 222
Average daily rate £333 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.83% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £210 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £388 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 24
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £31.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -52.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £37.50 £38.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 - 1 - - 1
Lancaster - 1 - -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 55 (96.49%) Windows
2 42 (73.68%) Citrix
3 40 (70.18%) Windows XP
4 39 (68.42%) Security Cleared
5 37 (64.91%) SC Cleared
6 36 (63.16%) Active Directory
6 36 (63.16%) Windows 7
7 31 (54.39%) Microsoft
8 30 (52.63%) SCCM
9 29 (50.88%) MS Office
10 28 (49.12%) Windows Vista
11 27 (47.37%) AppSense
12 26 (45.61%) Microsoft App-V
12 26 (45.61%) Blackberry
13 23 (40.35%) Software Deployment
14 22 (38.60%) CA
15 21 (36.84%) Lumension
16 19 (33.33%) DNS
16 19 (33.33%) SLA
17 18 (31.58%) DHCP
17 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
18 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
19 10 (17.54%) 3G
19 10 (17.54%) TQM
20 9 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
20 9 (15.79%) SMS
20 9 (15.79%) ITIL
20 9 (15.79%) XenApp
21 8 (14.04%) Thin Client
21 8 (14.04%) Fat Client

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.02%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (7.02%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.26%) Lync
5 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 29 (50.88%) MS Office
2 4 (7.02%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.51%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.51%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 19 (33.33%) DNS
2 18 (31.58%) DHCP
3 10 (17.54%) 3G
4 9 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (15.79%) SMS
5 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.51%) VPN
6 2 (3.51%) LAN
7 1 (1.75%) Wireless
7 1 (1.75%) OpenLDAP
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (45.61%) Blackberry
2 8 (14.04%) Thin Client
2 8 (14.04%) Fat Client
3 4 (7.02%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.75%) Replication
4 1 (1.75%) iPhone
4 1 (1.75%) iPad
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 55 (96.49%) Windows
2 40 (70.18%) Windows XP
3 36 (63.16%) Windows 7
4 28 (49.12%) Windows Vista
5 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.51%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (40.35%) Software Deployment
2 10 (17.54%) TQM
3 9 (15.79%) ITIL
4 1 (1.75%) ITSM
4 1 (1.75%) Service Management
4 1 (1.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (1.75%) Content Management
4 1 (1.75%) Migration
4 1 (1.75%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (68.42%) Security Cleared
2 37 (64.91%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (7.02%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 26 (45.61%) Microsoft App-V
3 9 (15.79%) XenApp
4 7 (12.28%) XenServer
4 7 (12.28%) XenDesktop
5 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (7.02%) vSphere
7 1 (1.75%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 30 (52.63%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.75%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 42 (73.68%) Citrix
2 31 (54.39%) Microsoft
3 27 (47.37%) AppSense
4 22 (38.60%) CA
5 21 (36.84%) Lumension
6 8 (14.04%) VMware
7 5 (8.77%) HP
8 4 (7.02%) Compaq
8 4 (7.02%) Dell
9 1 (1.75%) Apple
9 1 (1.75%) Symantec
9 1 (1.75%) Remedy
9 1 (1.75%) McAfee
9 1 (1.75%) IronPort
9 1 (1.75%) Infor
9 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.75%) F5
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