The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Merseyside region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 35 34 25
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 2 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.66% 1.69% 3.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 1.81% 3.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Median daily rate £226 - £160
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 - £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £234
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £220 £240
% change year-on-year
-20.45% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.53 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-3.11% +1.69%
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
287 332 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 94.41% 93.26% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 161 154
Median daily rate £370 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £193 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 15
Median hourly rate £20.55 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.98% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £40.00 £162.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Merseyside region that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +1 2 £226 -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) SLA
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) ATM

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) ATM
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Skype
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
1 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Operations
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCSM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) VMware