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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 60 67 47
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 30 14 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.07% 1.11% 2.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 1.20% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 3
Average daily rate
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£215 £135 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.25% -40.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £123 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £147 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £203 £250
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -19.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £15.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £15.00 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +0.80%
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
1375 1169 849
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.70% 93.07% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 598 399
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £483 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 65 79
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £16.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -7.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £39.50 £80.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 2 June 2015.

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
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 2 June 2015.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 32 (80.00%) Windows
2 25 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 24 (60.00%) VMware
4 18 (45.00%) Citrix
5 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
6 11 (27.50%) MS Office
7 10 (25.00%) SCCM
8 9 (22.50%) XenApp
8 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
8 9 (22.50%) Windows XP
9 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 8 (20.00%) Hyper-V
9 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (17.50%) ITIL
11 6 (15.00%) MCSA
11 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (12.50%) Firewall
13 4 (10.00%) Finance
13 4 (10.00%) Veeam
13 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (7.50%) Fat Client
14 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
14 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 3 (7.50%) MCITP
14 3 (7.50%) Office 365
14 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
14 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (7.50%) Thin Client

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 8 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.50%) Lync
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (27.50%) MS Office
2 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (5.00%) DHCP
2 2 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.50%) Network Security
3 1 (2.50%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.50%) WebEx
3 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.50%) Wireless
3 1 (2.50%) Intranet
3 1 (2.50%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) SAN
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) VPN
3 1 (2.50%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) VoIP
3 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Fat Client
1 3 (7.50%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (80.00%) Windows
2 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
2 9 (22.50%) Windows XP
3 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.00%) Windows NT
6 2 (5.00%) Linux
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) ITIL
2 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.00%) Migration
3 2 (5.00%) Change Management
3 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.50%) Network Management
4 1 (2.50%) Change Control
4 1 (2.50%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) MCSA
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.50%) MCITP
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.50%) CCNP
4 1 (2.50%) CCNA
4 1 (2.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (22.50%) XenApp
3 8 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.50%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 24 (60.00%) VMware
2 18 (45.00%) Citrix
3 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.00%) Veeam
5 3 (7.50%) HP
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco
6 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.00%) Wyse
7 1 (2.50%) Lumension
7 1 (2.50%) Acronis
7 1 (2.50%) Vyatta
7 1 (2.50%) Open-E
7 1 (2.50%) Remedy
7 1 (2.50%) McAfee
7 1 (2.50%) Clearswift
7 1 (2.50%) BMC
7 1 (2.50%) NetApp
7 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.50%) EMC
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