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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 88 80 49
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 19 10 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.04% 0.70% 2.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 0.74% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 19
Average daily rate £210 £344 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.90% +154.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+8.88% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -20.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.25 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £22.45 £27.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
1732 1360 1082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.01% 95.84% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 799 576
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £263 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 60 51
Average hourly rate £17.30 £14.00 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.57% -23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bolton - 1 £130 -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 33 (66.00%) Windows
2 28 (56.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (34.00%) Windows 7
4 12 (24.00%) Cisco
4 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (22.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (16.00%) VMware
6 8 (16.00%) ITIL
7 7 (14.00%) Office 365
7 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
7 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
7 7 (14.00%) SCCM
7 7 (14.00%) Clustering
7 7 (14.00%) Finance
8 6 (12.00%) Migration
8 6 (12.00%) MS Office
8 6 (12.00%) IBM Domino
8 6 (12.00%) NHS
8 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (12.00%) Windows 8
9 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (10.00%) DHCP
9 5 (10.00%) DNS
9 5 (10.00%) Incident Management
9 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (8.00%) Hyper-V
10 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
10 4 (8.00%) HP
10 4 (8.00%) WAN
10 4 (8.00%) Firewall

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (14.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.00%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) DHCP
1 5 (10.00%) DNS
2 4 (8.00%) Firewall
2 4 (8.00%) WAN
3 3 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (6.00%) Cisco ICM
3 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.00%) 2G
4 2 (4.00%) 3G
4 2 (4.00%) GSM
4 2 (4.00%) LAN
4 2 (4.00%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (4.00%) SSL
4 2 (4.00%) UMTS
4 2 (4.00%) VoIP
5 1 (2.00%) 4G
5 1 (2.00%) HSPA
5 1 (2.00%) LTE
5 1 (2.00%) SAN
5 1 (2.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Gradle
1 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.00%) Maven
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Clustering
2 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.00%) NHS
3 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.00%) PKI
5 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (2.00%) Statistics
5 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 33 (66.00%) Windows
2 17 (34.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (22.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (12.00%) Windows 8
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.00%) Linux
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.00%) Unix
8 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) ITIL
2 6 (12.00%) Migration
3 5 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.00%) Capacity Management
5 2 (4.00%) Application Rationalisation
5 2 (4.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.00%) SIEM
5 2 (4.00%) Threat Management
5 2 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (2.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.00%) DevOps
6 1 (2.00%) Fault Management
6 1 (2.00%) Network Architecture
6 1 (2.00%) Project Management
6 1 (2.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.00%) C
3 1 (2.00%) Java
3 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) MCDST
3 2 (4.00%) MCP
4 1 (2.00%) CCNA
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.00%) MCSE
4 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.00%) Docker
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) SCCM
2 3 (6.00%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (6.00%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (4.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.00%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.00%) Puppet
4 1 (2.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Cisco
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.00%) VMware
3 4 (8.00%) HP
4 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.00%) Citrix
5 2 (4.00%) NetApp
5 2 (4.00%) Symantec
6 1 (2.00%) EMC
6 1 (2.00%) Ericsson
6 1 (2.00%) F5
6 1 (2.00%) Infoblox
6 1 (2.00%) Juniper
6 1 (2.00%) Kaspersky
6 1 (2.00%) Nokia
6 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
Manchester
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £12 - £18 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago