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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 45 44 18
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 2 6 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.48% 1.38% 6.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 1.48% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 11
Median daily rate £250 £220 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.67% -2.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £208
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.60 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +1.58%
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
394 405 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 95.40% 92.89% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 252 307
Median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £252 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 47 46
Median hourly rate £27.00 £16.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £11.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.08 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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
Preston +4 1 - -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
3 9 (52.94%) Windows
4 7 (41.18%) MS Office
5 6 (35.29%) ITIL
5 6 (35.29%) VoIP
5 6 (35.29%) HP
5 6 (35.29%) VMware
5 6 (35.29%) Skype for Business
6 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (29.41%) Brightmail
6 5 (29.41%) Office 365
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (29.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
6 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
6 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (29.41%) IronPort
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (29.41%) Symantec
6 5 (29.41%) MCSE
7 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
7 4 (23.53%) SQL
7 4 (23.53%) Compaq
7 4 (23.53%) Dell

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 10 (58.82%) MS Exchange
2 6 (35.29%) Skype for Business
3 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
5 2 (11.76%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) VoIP
2 4 (23.53%) DHCP
2 4 (23.53%) DNS
3 3 (17.65%) LAN
3 3 (17.65%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) Firewall
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
4 1 (5.88%) Intranet
4 1 (5.88%) Skype
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
General
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Unix
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (11.76%) Presales
5 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 4 (23.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) MCSE
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) CCNA
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (11.76%) MCP
4 2 (11.76%) MCSA
5 1 (5.88%) HP ASE
5 1 (5.88%) HP MASE
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) Brightmail
3 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) vSphere
3 4 (23.53%) XenApp
3 4 (23.53%) XenDesktop
3 4 (23.53%) XenServer
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (11.76%) AirWatch
2 2 (11.76%) XenMobile
3 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) HP
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) IronPort
3 5 (29.41%) Symantec
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco
4 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 4 (23.53%) Compaq
4 4 (23.53%) Dell
4 4 (23.53%) ThinPrint
5 1 (5.88%) Mitel
5 1 (5.88%) NEC
5 1 (5.88%) SAP