The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 86 81 65
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 23 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.25% 1.09% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.15% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 8
Median daily rate £225 £163 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £127 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £263 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+15.55% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £16.25 £18.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.95% -27.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
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
1747 1570 1302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.74% 95.32% 93.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1018 820 674
Median daily rate £390 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 62 63
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.30 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £20.20 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 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
Oldham +7 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £130 - 2
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 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 Manchester region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (76.74%) Windows
1 33 (76.74%) Active Directory
2 14 (32.56%) DNS
3 13 (30.23%) Cisco
3 13 (30.23%) ITIL
4 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
5 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
6 10 (23.26%) VMware
6 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
7 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
8 8 (18.60%) DHCP
8 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
9 7 (16.28%) ServiceNow
9 7 (16.28%) MS Office
9 7 (16.28%) HP
10 6 (13.95%) Remedy
10 6 (13.95%) SQL
10 6 (13.95%) Linux
10 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (11.63%) Windows 8
11 5 (11.63%) SCCM
12 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
12 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
12 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
12 4 (9.30%) Symantec
12 4 (9.30%) Citrix
12 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (9.30%) CCNA

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.65%) Apache
2 2 (4.65%) IIS
3 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.33%) JBoss
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Office
2 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (32.56%) DNS
2 11 (25.58%) TCP/IP
3 8 (18.60%) DHCP
4 3 (6.98%) SAN
5 2 (4.65%) Firewall
5 2 (4.65%) VLAN
6 1 (2.33%) 2G
6 1 (2.33%) 3G
6 1 (2.33%) BGP
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.33%) GPRS
6 1 (2.33%) HSPA
6 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.33%) LTE
6 1 (2.33%) MPLS
6 1 (2.33%) OSPF
6 1 (2.33%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) DB2
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Gradle
1 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.33%) Maven
1 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.98%) Legal
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) NHS
2 2 (4.65%) Clustering
3 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.33%) EPoS
3 1 (2.33%) Health Informatics
3 1 (2.33%) Informatics
3 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (2.33%) User Experience
3 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (76.74%) Windows
2 10 (23.26%) Windows Server
3 8 (18.60%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.95%) Linux
4 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.63%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.65%) Unix
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.33%) CentOS
8 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.23%) ITIL
2 3 (6.98%) Capacity Management
2 3 (6.98%) Incident Management
3 2 (4.65%) ITIL V3
3 2 (4.65%) Migration
3 2 (4.65%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.33%) DevOps
4 1 (2.33%) Fault Management
4 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (2.33%) Network Architecture
4 1 (2.33%) Project Management
4 1 (2.33%) Resource Management
4 1 (2.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.95%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.65%) C
4 1 (2.33%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) CCNA
1 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) MCDST
2 2 (4.65%) MCP
2 2 (4.65%) MCSE
3 1 (2.33%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.33%) MCSA
3 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.33%) QA
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (76.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.65%) XenApp
5 1 (2.33%) Docker
5 1 (2.33%) NFS
5 1 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.33%) vSphere
5 1 (2.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (4.65%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.33%) Puppet
3 1 (2.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Cisco
2 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
3 10 (23.26%) VMware
4 7 (16.28%) HP
4 7 (16.28%) ServiceNow
5 6 (13.95%) Remedy
6 4 (9.30%) Citrix
6 4 (9.30%) Symantec
7 3 (6.98%) IBM
7 3 (6.98%) NetApp
8 2 (4.65%) arcserve
8 2 (4.65%) Dell
8 2 (4.65%) Intel Security
8 2 (4.65%) Trend Micro
9 1 (2.33%) EMC
9 1 (2.33%) Infoblox
9 1 (2.33%) Kaspersky
9 1 (2.33%) Lotus
9 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.33%) SolarWinds
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