The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Liverpool 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 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 22 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 8 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 4.19% 1.12% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.62% 1.24% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£181 £201 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.82% -10.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £230 £243
% change year-on-year
-10.86% -5.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +21.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Support Engineer
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Liverpool 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
Liverpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
173 161 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Liverpool 90.58% 89.94% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 101 83
Average daily rate £375 £373 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +24.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £201 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 7
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.45 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Engineer across the Liverpool region.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer across the Liverpool region.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) MS Office
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) VMware
6 3 (21.43%) Ethernet
6 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 3 (21.43%) VPN
6 3 (21.43%) DNS
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco
7 2 (14.29%) UNIX
7 2 (14.29%) MCSE
7 2 (14.29%) Adobe
7 2 (14.29%) CCNA
7 2 (14.29%) HP
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix
7 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (14.29%) Internet
7 2 (14.29%) DSL
7 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
7 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
7 2 (14.29%) Apple
7 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony
7 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (14.29%) MCITP

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Liverpool 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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Ethernet
1 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
1 3 (21.43%) VPN
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) IP Telephony
2 2 (14.29%) Internet
2 2 (14.29%) DSL
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (7.14%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
1 1 (7.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 2 (14.29%) UNIX
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
5 1 (7.14%) VMS
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) CCNA
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (14.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) GMP
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) OpenView
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Adobe
3 2 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (7.14%) Veeam