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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 34 28 46
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 18 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.28% 2.61% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.23% 2.90% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
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£183 £225 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.77% +32.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £225 £248
% change year-on-year
-4.35% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Average hourly rate £20.37 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
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
344 241 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 81.71% 89.93% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 107 227
Average daily rate £350 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 36 23
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £31.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -53.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £37.50 £41.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 17 September 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
Preston +1 10 - - 2
Lancaster - - - -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 47 (95.92%) Windows
2 35 (71.43%) Windows XP
2 35 (71.43%) Citrix
3 32 (65.31%) Security Cleared
3 32 (65.31%) Windows 7
4 31 (63.27%) SC Cleared
5 30 (61.22%) Active Directory
6 26 (53.06%) SCCM
7 25 (51.02%) Windows Vista
7 25 (51.02%) MS Office
8 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
9 22 (44.90%) AppSense
10 21 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (42.86%) Blackberry
11 20 (40.82%) Software Deployment
12 18 (36.73%) CA
13 17 (34.69%) Lumension
14 16 (32.65%) DHCP
14 16 (32.65%) DNS
15 15 (30.61%) SLA
15 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (18.37%) 3G
17 9 (18.37%) Wi-Fi
18 8 (16.33%) SMS
19 7 (14.29%) Thin Client
19 7 (14.29%) Fat Client
20 6 (12.24%) TQM
20 6 (12.24%) VMware
21 5 (10.20%) MS Exchange

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 5 (10.20%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.12%) Lync
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (51.02%) MS Office
2 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.08%) MS Project
3 2 (4.08%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.65%) DHCP
1 16 (32.65%) DNS
2 9 (18.37%) 3G
2 9 (18.37%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (16.33%) SMS
4 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.08%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (4.08%) LAN
6 1 (2.04%) Wireless
6 1 (2.04%) VPN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 7 (14.29%) Thin Client
2 7 (14.29%) Fat Client
3 3 (6.12%) Smartcard
4 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.08%) Replication
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 47 (95.92%) Windows
2 35 (71.43%) Windows XP
3 32 (65.31%) Windows 7
4 25 (51.02%) Windows Vista
5 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Software Deployment
2 6 (12.24%) TQM
3 5 (10.20%) ITIL
4 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.04%) Service Management
5 1 (2.04%) ITSM
5 1 (2.04%) Migration
5 1 (2.04%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (65.31%) Security Cleared
2 31 (63.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) MCSE
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (30.61%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (61.22%) Active Directory
2 21 (42.86%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (10.20%) XenApp
4 4 (8.16%) XenServer
4 4 (8.16%) XenDesktop
5 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.04%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.04%) vSphere
6 1 (2.04%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 26 (53.06%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) HP SIM
2 2 (4.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.08%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 35 (71.43%) Citrix
2 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
3 22 (44.90%) AppSense
4 18 (36.73%) CA
5 17 (34.69%) Lumension
6 6 (12.24%) VMware
7 2 (4.08%) Infor
7 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.08%) Remedy
8 1 (2.04%) NetApp
8 1 (2.04%) McAfee
8 1 (2.04%) HP
8 1 (2.04%) Compaq
8 1 (2.04%) Dell
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