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 14 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 65 40 76
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 15 34 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.22% 3.24% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 3.46% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 6
Average daily rate
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£228 £200 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% -15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £135 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £380 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £238 £208
% change year-on-year
-11.57% +14.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-2.08% +2.12%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1162 982 1236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.86% 93.61% 90.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 492 587
Average daily rate £333 £333 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 77 103
Average hourly rate £15.63 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%
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 14 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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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 +4 3 - -
Bolton 0 1 - -
Bury - 1 £205 -
Wigan - 1 - -
Rochdale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 3
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 14 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 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
3 18 (47.37%) Windows 7
4 13 (34.21%) Windows XP
5 10 (26.32%) MS Exchange
6 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
7 8 (21.05%) Citrix
7 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (18.42%) MS Office
9 6 (15.79%) DHCP
9 6 (15.79%) DNS
10 5 (13.16%) ITIL
10 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (13.16%) SCCM
10 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
10 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (13.16%) Windows 8
11 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
11 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (10.53%) Finance
11 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
11 4 (10.53%) LAN
11 4 (10.53%) WAN
11 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
12 3 (7.89%) SLA
12 3 (7.89%) Firewall
12 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
12 3 (7.89%) SAN
12 3 (7.89%) VMware
12 3 (7.89%) WSUS

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 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 10 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.26%) Lync
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.63%) MS Project Server
5 1 (2.63%) CICS
5 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) DHCP
1 6 (15.79%) DNS
2 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.53%) LAN
2 4 (10.53%) WAN
3 3 (7.89%) SAN
3 3 (7.89%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) DB2
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Local Government
3 1 (2.63%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.26%) NHS
2 2 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.63%) Social Media
3 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 29 (76.32%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 13 (34.21%) Windows XP
4 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (13.16%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
6 2 (5.26%) UNIX
6 2 (5.26%) Solaris
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.63%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) ITIL
2 2 (5.26%) Service Management
2 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
2 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
2 2 (5.26%) Change Management
2 2 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (2.63%) Data Migration
3 1 (2.63%) Data Protection
3 1 (2.63%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) MCSE
3 2 (5.26%) CCNA
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.26%) MCTS
3 2 (5.26%) MCITP
4 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.63%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) WSUS
3 2 (5.26%) SCOM
4 1 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.63%) Legato
Vendors
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) Citrix
3 3 (7.89%) VMware
4 2 (5.26%) HP
4 2 (5.26%) EMC
4 2 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (2.63%) IBM
5 1 (2.63%) Avaya
5 1 (2.63%) Lotus
5 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.63%) Symantec
5 1 (2.63%) AppSense
5 1 (2.63%) F5
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle
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