The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 24 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 9 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.75% 1.21% 1.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.15% 1.33% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£181 £201 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.82% -10.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £230 £243
% change year-on-year
-10.86% -5.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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 Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
217 225 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 90.42% 91.09% 93.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 130 89
Average daily rate £375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £525 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 29
Average hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £22.60 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 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
Liverpool +4 8 £181 -9.82%
Wirral - - - -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) MS Office
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
5 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 3 (20.00%) Firewall
6 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
6 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) VPN
6 3 (20.00%) DNS
7 2 (13.33%) VoIP
7 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
7 2 (13.33%) UNIX
7 2 (13.33%) MCSE
7 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
7 2 (13.33%) Adobe
7 2 (13.33%) CCNA
7 2 (13.33%) HP
7 2 (13.33%) Citrix
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (13.33%) Apple
7 2 (13.33%) Terminal Services
7 2 (13.33%) Internet
7 2 (13.33%) DSL
7 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (20.00%) VPN
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) IP Telephony
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (13.33%) VoIP
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) DSL
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
4 2 (13.33%) UNIX
5 1 (6.67%) Mac OS
5 1 (6.67%) VMS
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Time Management
2 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) CCNA
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (13.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) GMP
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) vSphere
3 2 (13.33%) Terminal Services
3 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) Veeam
3 2 (13.33%) Adobe
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Apple