The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 115 86 71
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 38 66 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 1.76% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.87% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 44 23
Median daily rate £238 £215 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.46% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £310 £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £214 £210
% change year-on-year
+28.65% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.77 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.56% +3.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £13.00 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £20.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.70 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.64% +9.67%
Support Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3609 3538 3005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.72% 94.60% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2237 2030 1633
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £228 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 203 182
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £46.21 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 June 2016.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Manchester -30 19 £275 +27.90% 15
Cheshire -1 7 £170 -31.31% 8
Merseyside -3 7 £313 +45.34% 3
Lancashire -1 5 £250 +13.03% 4
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 North West region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 59 (67.82%) Windows
2 53 (60.92%) Active Directory
3 32 (36.78%) Microsoft
4 23 (26.44%) VMware
4 23 (26.44%) MS Exchange
5 22 (25.29%) DNS
6 21 (24.14%) Cisco
7 20 (22.99%) Windows 7
8 18 (20.69%) ITIL
9 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (18.39%) MS Office
11 15 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (16.09%) DHCP
12 14 (16.09%) Windows Server
13 13 (14.94%) Office 365
14 12 (13.79%) TCP/IP
14 12 (13.79%) HP
14 12 (13.79%) Citrix
15 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (11.49%) Skype for Business
16 10 (11.49%) Symantec
16 10 (11.49%) SQL
16 10 (11.49%) MS Excel
17 9 (10.34%) Linux
17 9 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
17 9 (10.34%) PowerShell
17 9 (10.34%) Incident Management
17 9 (10.34%) SCCM
18 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
18 8 (9.20%) vSphere

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 23 (26.44%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.49%) Skype for Business
3 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (6.90%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.60%) IBM Notes
6 3 (3.45%) JBoss
7 2 (2.30%) Apache
8 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.15%) IBM Domino
8 1 (1.15%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (18.39%) MS Office
2 10 (11.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.94%) Office 365
2 2 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.30%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.29%) DNS
2 14 (16.09%) DHCP
3 12 (13.79%) TCP/IP
4 8 (9.20%) WAN
5 7 (8.05%) LAN
5 7 (8.05%) VoIP
6 4 (4.60%) Intranet
6 4 (4.60%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (4.60%) Skype
7 3 (3.45%) Firewall
7 3 (3.45%) SAN
7 3 (3.45%) VLAN
8 2 (2.30%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.30%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.15%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.15%) HSPA
9 1 (1.15%) Network Security
9 1 (1.15%) PABX
9 1 (1.15%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) DB2
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (5.75%) Banking
2 4 (4.60%) Finance
3 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Marketing
5 1 (1.15%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.15%) .NET
1 1 (1.15%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.30%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.30%) Clustering
2 2 (2.30%) EPoS
2 2 (2.30%) Mathematics
2 2 (2.30%) NHS
3 1 (1.15%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.15%) Health Informatics
3 1 (1.15%) Informatics
3 1 (1.15%) iPad
3 1 (1.15%) iPhone
3 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.15%) User Experience
3 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 59 (67.82%) Windows
2 20 (22.99%) Windows 7
3 17 (19.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (16.09%) Windows Server
6 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (10.34%) Linux
8 8 (9.20%) Windows 8
9 6 (6.90%) Unix
10 5 (5.75%) Apple iOS
10 5 (5.75%) Windows XP
11 4 (4.60%) Mac OS
12 2 (2.30%) HPUX
12 2 (2.30%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.15%) Android
13 1 (1.15%) CentOS
13 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.15%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.69%) ITIL
2 9 (10.34%) Incident Management
3 7 (8.05%) Migration
4 5 (5.75%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (2.30%) Information Security
5 2 (2.30%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 2 (2.30%) Project Management
5 2 (2.30%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.15%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.15%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.15%) CRM
6 1 (1.15%) ERP
6 1 (1.15%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.15%) Network Architecture
6 1 (1.15%) Network Design
6 1 (1.15%) Presales
6 1 (1.15%) Resource Management
6 1 (1.15%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.15%) Validation
6 1 (1.15%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.49%) SQL
2 9 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.60%) C
4 1 (1.15%) Java
4 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) CCNA
1 8 (9.20%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (9.20%) MCSE
1 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.60%) MCSA
3 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.30%) MCP
4 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.15%) HP ASE
5 1 (1.15%) HP MASE
5 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (60.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.20%) vSphere
4 7 (8.05%) XenApp
5 5 (5.75%) Brightmail
6 4 (4.60%) XenDesktop
6 4 (4.60%) XenServer
7 2 (2.30%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.30%) NFS
7 2 (2.30%) Xen
8 1 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) SCCM
2 5 (5.75%) Backup Exec
2 5 (5.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.15%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.15%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.15%) vMotion
4 1 (1.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 32 (36.78%) Microsoft
2 23 (26.44%) VMware
3 21 (24.14%) Cisco
4 12 (13.79%) Citrix
4 12 (13.79%) HP
5 10 (11.49%) Symantec
6 8 (9.20%) ServiceNow
7 7 (8.05%) Dell
7 7 (8.05%) Remedy
8 6 (6.90%) NetApp
9 5 (5.75%) IronPort
10 4 (4.60%) Apple
10 4 (4.60%) Compaq
10 4 (4.60%) IBM
10 4 (4.60%) Lotus
10 4 (4.60%) ThinPrint
11 2 (2.30%) arcserve
11 2 (2.30%) Intel Security
11 2 (2.30%) Trend Micro
12 1 (1.15%) Veeam
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