The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 73 51 60
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 12 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.85% 2.62% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 2.82% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 19 8
Average daily rate
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£288 £135 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.96% -68.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £193 £250
% change year-on-year
+16.88% -23.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.25 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +42.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1324 1029 939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.03% 93.12% 90.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 543 501
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £493 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 52 69
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. 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
Salford - 1 - - 2
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Altrincham - - - - 1
Bolton - - - -
Bury - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 10 (41.67%) Windows XP
5 9 (37.50%) VMware
6 8 (33.33%) SAN
6 8 (33.33%) HP
7 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
7 7 (29.17%) Citrix
8 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
10 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (16.67%) Linux
10 4 (16.67%) MS Office
10 4 (16.67%) MCP
11 3 (12.50%) Firewall
11 3 (12.50%) NetApp
11 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (12.50%) ITIL
11 3 (12.50%) MCSE
11 3 (12.50%) VPN
11 3 (12.50%) DNS
11 3 (12.50%) DHCP
11 3 (12.50%) Windows Vista
11 3 (12.50%) SCCM
11 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
11 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
2 2 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) Site Server
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) VPN
2 3 (12.50%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.33%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
2 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 21 (87.50%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (41.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (16.67%) Linux
4 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Vista
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.33%) NetWare
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.17%) Android
7 1 (4.17%) HPUX
7 1 (4.17%) Solaris
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (4.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) ITSM
3 1 (4.17%) Migration
3 1 (4.17%) Time Management
3 1 (4.17%) Line Management
3 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.17%) Project Management
3 1 (4.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) VBScript
1 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (16.67%) MCP
3 3 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
4 1 (4.17%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.17%) MCTS
4 1 (4.17%) MCITP
4 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.17%) XenApp
3 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) VMware
3 8 (33.33%) HP
4 7 (29.17%) Citrix
5 3 (12.50%) NetApp
6 2 (8.33%) Novell
6 2 (8.33%) Dell
6 2 (8.33%) Lotus
7 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.17%) Apple
7 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.17%) Open-E
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco
7 1 (4.17%) EMC
7 1 (4.17%) Sun
7 1 (4.17%) StorageTek