The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 80 67 83
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 75 69 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.96% 2.29% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.10% 2.44% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 22 13
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£215 £225 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £166 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £409 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £205 £225
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 11
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.08 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.82% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.48 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £22.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.01 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+5.64% -4.68%
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
3570 2831 2488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.11% 93.80% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2098 1537 1179
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 195 194
Average hourly rate £19.52 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 30 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
Manchester +22 53 £230 +5.74% 21
Merseyside -11 12 £200 - 2
Cheshire -14 9 £220 -26.66% 11
Lancashire -14 1 £203 -7.00% 2
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 101 (78.91%) Windows
2 70 (54.69%) Active Directory
3 53 (41.41%) Microsoft
4 51 (39.84%) VMware
5 45 (35.16%) Citrix
6 31 (24.22%) MS Exchange
7 28 (21.88%) Windows 7
8 26 (20.31%) ITIL
9 25 (19.53%) SCCM
10 24 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (17.97%) MS Office
12 21 (16.41%) Windows XP
12 21 (16.41%) XenApp
13 20 (15.63%) Hyper-V
14 19 (14.84%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (14.84%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2013
16 16 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
16 16 (12.50%) Security Cleared
16 16 (12.50%) Incident Management
17 14 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
18 13 (10.16%) Cisco
19 12 (9.38%) DNS
19 12 (9.38%) DHCP
19 12 (9.38%) MCSA
19 12 (9.38%) Firewall
19 12 (9.38%) Migration
20 11 (8.59%) HP
20 11 (8.59%) SC Cleared
21 10 (7.81%) Windows 8

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 31 (24.22%) MS Exchange
2 18 (14.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 16 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.69%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.13%) Lync
7 3 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.34%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.56%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.78%) IIS
9 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 23 (17.97%) MS Office
2 5 (3.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.78%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.69%) Office 365
2 3 (2.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.38%) DHCP
1 12 (9.38%) DNS
1 12 (9.38%) Firewall
2 9 (7.03%) WAN
2 9 (7.03%) LAN
3 5 (3.91%) Wireless
3 5 (3.91%) VPN
4 4 (3.13%) Internet
5 3 (2.34%) SAN
5 3 (2.34%) VoIP
5 3 (2.34%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.56%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.56%) NAS
7 1 (0.78%) Junos
7 1 (0.78%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (0.78%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.78%) WebEx
7 1 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Maven
1 1 (0.78%) Gradle
1 1 (0.78%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (5.47%) Finance
2 5 (3.91%) Retail
3 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.78%) Publishing
4 1 (0.78%) Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Legal
4 1 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.34%) .NET
2 2 (1.56%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.78%) HTML
3 1 (0.78%) Classic ASP
3 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.91%) NHS
2 4 (3.13%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.34%) Clustering
3 3 (2.34%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.34%) Thin Client
3 3 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.34%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.56%) iPhone
5 1 (0.78%) iSeries
5 1 (0.78%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.78%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 101 (78.91%) Windows
2 28 (21.88%) Windows 7
3 24 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (16.41%) Windows XP
5 19 (14.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (7.81%) Windows 8
7 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.13%) Linux
9 3 (2.34%) UNIX
10 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.56%) BlackBerry OS
10 2 (1.56%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.56%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.56%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.56%) Android
10 2 (1.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.31%) ITIL
2 16 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 12 (9.38%) Migration
4 8 (6.25%) Change Management
5 5 (3.91%) Problem Management
6 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (2.34%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (2.34%) Server Building
8 2 (1.56%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.56%) ITSM
8 2 (1.56%) Content Management
8 2 (1.56%) Network Management
9 1 (0.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (0.78%) Change Control
9 1 (0.78%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (0.78%) Load Balancing
9 1 (0.78%) Information Security
9 1 (0.78%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (0.78%) ERP
9 1 (0.78%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.81%) SQL
2 8 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.34%) VBScript
4 2 (1.56%) VB
4 2 (1.56%) Java
5 1 (0.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (14.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 12 (9.38%) MCSA
4 11 (8.59%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.69%) MCSE
6 6 (4.69%) CCNA
7 5 (3.91%) MCITP
8 3 (2.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.34%) CCNP
8 3 (2.34%) MCP
9 2 (1.56%) Degree
10 1 (0.78%) HNC
10 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.03%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 70 (54.69%) Active Directory
2 21 (16.41%) XenApp
3 20 (15.63%) Hyper-V
4 14 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (5.47%) XenServer
5 7 (5.47%) XenDesktop
5 7 (5.47%) vSphere
6 4 (3.13%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.56%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.78%) Docker
8 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (19.53%) SCCM
2 5 (3.91%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.34%) EdgeSight
5 1 (0.78%) Puppet
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.78%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco IPCC
5 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.78%) Netcool
5 1 (0.78%) SCOM
5 1 (0.78%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.78%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 53 (41.41%) Microsoft
2 51 (39.84%) VMware
3 45 (35.16%) Citrix
4 13 (10.16%) Cisco
5 11 (8.59%) HP
6 8 (6.25%) McAfee
7 5 (3.91%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.13%) Dell
8 4 (3.13%) Symantec
8 4 (3.13%) Veeam
8 4 (3.13%) Lumension
9 3 (2.34%) Compaq
10 2 (1.56%) EMC
10 2 (1.56%) IBM
10 2 (1.56%) Adobe
10 2 (1.56%) Avaya
10 2 (1.56%) Remedy
10 2 (1.56%) Lotus
10 2 (1.56%) Sophos
10 2 (1.56%) Clearswift
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