The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Manchester region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 65 49 72
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 17 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.34% 2.87% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 3.07% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 6
Average daily rate
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£218 £200 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £135 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £380 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £225 £220
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.30 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.76 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +5.06%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1208 1044 1261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.34% 93.63% 90.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 525 611
Average daily rate £330 £330 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 82 103
Average hourly rate £15.63 £15.30 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Support Engineer
North West

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
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 24 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 2 - -
Bolton +1 1 - -
Rochdale +1 1 £210 +5.00% 1
Wigan - 1 - -
Bury - 1 £205 -
Stockport - - - - 1
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 29 (76.32%) Windows
2 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (42.11%) Windows 7
4 12 (31.58%) Windows XP
5 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
5 9 (23.68%) Citrix
6 8 (21.05%) ITIL
6 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 7 (18.42%) VMware
7 7 (18.42%) MS Office
7 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (15.79%) SAN
9 5 (13.16%) DHCP
9 5 (13.16%) DNS
9 5 (13.16%) SCCM
10 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
10 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
10 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (10.53%) Windows 8
10 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
10 4 (10.53%) HP
10 4 (10.53%) Cisco
10 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
11 3 (7.89%) SQL
11 3 (7.89%) EMC
11 3 (7.89%) SLA
11 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
11 3 (7.89%) Finance
11 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 9 (23.68%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (5.26%) Lync
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.63%) CICS
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) SAN
2 5 (13.16%) DHCP
2 5 (13.16%) DNS
3 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.63%) LAN
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
4 1 (2.63%) Intranet
4 1 (2.63%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) DB2
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.26%) Clustering
2 2 (5.26%) NHS
2 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.63%) Social Media
3 1 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (76.32%) Windows
2 16 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 12 (31.58%) Windows XP
4 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.26%) UNIX
7 2 (5.26%) Solaris
8 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.63%) MVS
8 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) ITIL
2 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
2 2 (5.26%) Service Management
2 2 (5.26%) Change Management
2 2 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.63%) Project Management
3 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.63%) Data Migration
3 1 (2.63%) Data Protection
3 1 (2.63%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) XenApp
3 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) SCOM
3 2 (5.26%) WSUS
4 1 (2.63%) Legato
4 1 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Citrix
2 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.42%) VMware
4 4 (10.53%) HP
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco
5 3 (7.89%) EMC
6 2 (5.26%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.63%) Avaya
7 1 (2.63%) IBM
7 1 (2.63%) Lotus
7 1 (2.63%) Symantec
7 1 (2.63%) AppSense
7 1 (2.63%) F5
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