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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 123 84 71
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 28 86 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.81% 2.03% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 2.13% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 49 36
Median daily rate £225 £250 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £135 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £325 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £208 £215
% change year-on-year
+25.30% -3.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 15
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.77 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.88% +5.13%
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
3246 4034 2970
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.33% 95.34% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2055 2401 1641
Median daily rate £390 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 201 203
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £11.50 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.31 £47.71 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -39 11 £180 -34.54% 12
Lancashire +19 7 £225 +11.11% 3
Merseyside +1 5 £313 +56.25% 1
Cheshire 0 5 £220 -22.80% 7
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 49 (69.01%) Windows
2 39 (54.93%) Active Directory
3 22 (30.99%) Microsoft
4 19 (26.76%) DNS
5 18 (25.35%) Cisco
5 18 (25.35%) VMware
6 15 (21.13%) Windows 7
7 14 (19.72%) Windows Server
7 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (19.72%) ITIL
7 14 (19.72%) MS Exchange
8 12 (16.90%) TCP/IP
9 11 (15.49%) DHCP
9 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (14.08%) SCCM
11 9 (12.68%) Incident Management
11 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (12.68%) Symantec
12 8 (11.27%) Migration
12 8 (11.27%) HP
12 8 (11.27%) MS Office
12 8 (11.27%) SQL
12 8 (11.27%) Linux
12 8 (11.27%) ServiceNow
12 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (9.86%) Windows 8
13 7 (9.86%) Citrix
13 7 (9.86%) Remedy
13 7 (9.86%) Finance
13 7 (9.86%) Backup Exec

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 14 (19.72%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.63%) IBM Notes
2 4 (5.63%) JBoss
2 4 (5.63%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.41%) Apache
5 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.41%) IIS
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) MS Office
2 6 (8.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Office 365
2 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.82%) IBM Cloud
2 2 (2.82%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.76%) DNS
2 12 (16.90%) TCP/IP
3 11 (15.49%) DHCP
4 6 (8.45%) LAN
5 5 (7.04%) WAN
6 3 (4.23%) Firewall
6 3 (4.23%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (4.23%) SAN
6 3 (4.23%) Skype
7 2 (2.82%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (2.82%) Intranet
7 2 (2.82%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.82%) MPLS
7 2 (2.82%) VLAN
7 2 (2.82%) VoIP
7 2 (2.82%) Wireless
8 1 (1.41%) BGP
8 1 (1.41%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (1.41%) OSPF
8 1 (1.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) Big Data
2 1 (1.41%) DB2
2 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (9.86%) Finance
2 5 (7.04%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.41%) .NET
1 1 (1.41%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.82%) Clustering
1 2 (2.82%) EPoS
1 2 (2.82%) NHS
2 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.41%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.41%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.41%) Health Informatics
2 1 (1.41%) Informatics
2 1 (1.41%) iPad
2 1 (1.41%) iPhone
2 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.41%) PKI
2 1 (1.41%) Replication
2 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
2 1 (1.41%) Statistics
2 1 (1.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (69.01%) Windows
2 15 (21.13%) Windows 7
3 14 (19.72%) Windows Server
3 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (11.27%) Linux
7 7 (9.86%) Windows 8
8 6 (8.45%) Unix
8 6 (8.45%) Windows XP
9 4 (5.63%) Windows 10
10 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.82%) HPUX
11 2 (2.82%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.82%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.41%) Android
12 1 (1.41%) CentOS
12 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.72%) ITIL
2 9 (12.68%) Incident Management
3 8 (11.27%) Migration
4 2 (2.82%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (2.82%) Data Protection
4 2 (2.82%) ERP
4 2 (2.82%) Information Security
4 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 1 (1.41%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.41%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.41%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.41%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (1.41%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.41%) People Management
5 1 (1.41%) Resource Management
5 1 (1.41%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.41%) Software Licensing
5 1 (1.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.41%) Web Development
5 1 (1.41%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.27%) SQL
2 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.63%) Java
4 3 (4.23%) C
5 1 (1.41%) C#
5 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.41%) PHP
5 1 (1.41%) Python
5 1 (1.41%) Ruby
5 1 (1.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) CCNA
1 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.63%) MCSE
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.23%) DBS Check
3 3 (4.23%) MCSA
4 2 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.41%) HP ASE
5 1 (1.41%) HP MASE
5 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) SLA
2 2 (2.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (54.93%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.63%) vSphere
3 4 (5.63%) XenApp
4 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.82%) NFS
5 2 (2.82%) Xen
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.41%) Postfix
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) SCCM
2 7 (9.86%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.82%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.82%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.82%) Puppet
4 1 (1.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.41%) Kibana
4 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.41%) SCSM
4 1 (1.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (30.99%) Microsoft
2 18 (25.35%) Cisco
2 18 (25.35%) VMware
3 9 (12.68%) Symantec
4 8 (11.27%) HP
4 8 (11.27%) ServiceNow
5 7 (9.86%) Citrix
5 7 (9.86%) Remedy
6 5 (7.04%) Intel Security
7 4 (5.63%) IBM
7 4 (5.63%) Lotus
7 4 (5.63%) NetApp
8 3 (4.23%) Apple
8 3 (4.23%) Dell
8 3 (4.23%) Veeam
9 2 (2.82%) arcserve
9 2 (2.82%) Avaya
9 2 (2.82%) Trend Micro
10 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.41%) Sophos
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