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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 72 62 76
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 17 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.26% 1.10% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.18% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.95% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £213 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £313 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £224 £250 £238
% change year-on-year
-10.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £20.25 £14.65 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.22% +12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £12.95 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £15.30 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -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 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
1268 1102 1320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.93% 93.07% 91.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 780 563 657
Average daily rate £330 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 81 102
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.00 £28.00
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 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
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 1 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Altrincham - 1 £255 -
Bolton - - - -
Salford - - - -
Stockport - - - - 5
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
3 14 (45.16%) Windows XP
3 14 (45.16%) Windows 7
4 9 (29.03%) ITIL
5 8 (25.81%) HP
5 8 (25.81%) Citrix
5 8 (25.81%) SAN
6 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
6 7 (22.58%) VMware
7 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
8 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (16.13%) SCCM
9 4 (12.90%) Finance
9 4 (12.90%) Blackberry
9 4 (12.90%) MS Office
9 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
10 3 (9.68%) VPN
10 3 (9.68%) DNS
10 3 (9.68%) Cisco
10 3 (9.68%) DHCP
10 3 (9.68%) MCSE
10 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
10 3 (9.68%) NetApp
10 3 (9.68%) Windows Vista
10 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
10 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
10 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.45%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) Apache
4 1 (3.23%) Site Server
4 1 (3.23%) CICS
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.23%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) SAN
2 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.68%) VPN
3 3 (9.68%) DNS
3 3 (9.68%) DHCP
4 2 (6.45%) Firewall
4 2 (6.45%) LAN
4 2 (6.45%) WAN
5 1 (3.23%) Intranet
5 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) DB2
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.23%) Law
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.23%) CMDB
3 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) Windows XP
2 14 (45.16%) Windows 7
3 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.45%) UNIX
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
6 2 (6.45%) NetWare
7 1 (3.23%) HPUX
7 1 (3.23%) Solaris
7 1 (3.23%) Linux
7 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.23%) MVS
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) ITIL
2 2 (6.45%) Service Management
2 2 (6.45%) ITSM
3 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.23%) Project Management
3 1 (3.23%) Migration
3 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.23%) Time Management
3 1 (3.23%) Line Management
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.45%) VBScript
2 1 (3.23%) PHP
2 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.68%) MCSE
2 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) MCP
4 1 (3.23%) MCSA
4 1 (3.23%) CCNA
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.23%) MCTS
4 1 (3.23%) MCITP
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
2 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
3 2 (6.45%) XenApp
4 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (6.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) HP
1 8 (25.81%) Citrix
2 7 (22.58%) VMware
3 6 (19.35%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco
4 3 (9.68%) NetApp
5 2 (6.45%) Novell
5 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.45%) Lotus
5 2 (6.45%) Dell
5 2 (6.45%) EMC
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Symantec
6 1 (3.23%) StorageTek
6 1 (3.23%) Avaya
6 1 (3.23%) Sun
6 1 (3.23%) F5
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