The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 16 April 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 Merseyside 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 23 29 25
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 4 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.01% 0.50% 4.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 0.52% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £131
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £226 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.60% +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £12.42 £20.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +3.44%
Job Titles Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
177 192 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 88.94% 95.52% 92.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 101 116
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 44
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.42 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -43.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.50 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £100.00 £25.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Engineer across the Merseyside region.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer across the Merseyside region.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +6 4 - - 1
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Apple
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) VBScript
3 2 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) .NET
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (12.50%) LAN
4 1 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) IIS
4 1 (12.50%) HND
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Intranet
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Extranet
2 1 (12.50%) 3G
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Intranet
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) VBScript
1 2 (25.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) HND
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Apple
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) BT
2 1 (12.50%) Trapeze
2 1 (12.50%) Aerohive Networks