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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 123 79 61
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 32 77 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 2.01% 2.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 2.11% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 50 27
Median daily rate £225 £215 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -12.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £135 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £310 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £258 £208 £210
% change year-on-year
+24.09% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 17
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -3.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +2.32%
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
3460 3641 2887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.90% 94.92% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2161 2134 1557
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 £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 189 202
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -48 13 £225 -2.17% 13
Lancashire -2 7 £225 +11.11% 2
Cheshire +1 6 £225 +2.27% 14
Merseyside -6 6 £313 +56.25% 3
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 60 (69.77%) Windows
2 52 (60.47%) Active Directory
3 33 (38.37%) Microsoft
4 23 (26.74%) VMware
5 22 (25.58%) DNS
5 22 (25.58%) Windows 7
6 21 (24.42%) Cisco
6 21 (24.42%) MS Exchange
7 18 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (19.77%) ITIL
9 16 (18.60%) Windows Server
10 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (16.28%) DHCP
11 14 (16.28%) MS Office
12 12 (13.95%) TCP/IP
12 12 (13.95%) SCCM
12 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (12.79%) Incident Management
13 11 (12.79%) HP
13 11 (12.79%) SQL
13 11 (12.79%) Symantec
14 10 (11.63%) MS Excel
14 10 (11.63%) Linux
14 10 (11.63%) Citrix
14 10 (11.63%) Windows 8
14 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
15 9 (10.47%) Office 365
15 9 (10.47%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (10.47%) CCNA

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 21 (24.42%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.30%) Skype for Business
3 5 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.81%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.65%) IBM Notes
4 4 (4.65%) JBoss
5 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.33%) IIS
6 1 (1.16%) Apache
6 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (16.28%) MS Office
2 10 (11.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.47%) Office 365
2 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.49%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.58%) DNS
2 14 (16.28%) DHCP
3 12 (13.95%) TCP/IP
4 9 (10.47%) LAN
5 8 (9.30%) WAN
6 4 (4.65%) Skype
6 4 (4.65%) VoIP
7 3 (3.49%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (3.49%) Firewall
7 3 (3.49%) Intranet
7 3 (3.49%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.49%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (3.49%) SAN
7 3 (3.49%) VLAN
8 2 (2.33%) MPLS
8 2 (2.33%) Wireless
9 1 (1.16%) 3G
9 1 (1.16%) BGP
9 1 (1.16%) OSPF
9 1 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) DB2
2 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (6.98%) Banking
1 6 (6.98%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.33%) Legal
3 2 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) .NET
1 1 (1.16%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (3.49%) Client/Server
1 3 (3.49%) NHS
2 2 (2.33%) Clustering
2 2 (2.33%) EPoS
3 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.16%) Health Informatics
3 1 (1.16%) Informatics
3 1 (1.16%) iPad
3 1 (1.16%) iPhone
3 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.16%) Replication
3 1 (1.16%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (69.77%) Windows
2 22 (25.58%) Windows 7
3 18 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (18.60%) Windows Server
5 15 (17.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (11.63%) Linux
7 10 (11.63%) Windows 8
8 7 (8.14%) Unix
9 6 (6.98%) Windows XP
10 5 (5.81%) Apple iOS
11 4 (4.65%) Mac OS
11 4 (4.65%) Windows 10
12 3 (3.49%) Windows Vista
13 2 (2.33%) HPUX
14 1 (1.16%) Android
14 1 (1.16%) CentOS
14 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.77%) ITIL
2 11 (12.79%) Incident Management
3 8 (9.30%) Migration
4 3 (3.49%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (2.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (2.33%) ERP
5 2 (2.33%) Information Security
5 2 (2.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 2 (2.33%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.16%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.16%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.16%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.16%) CRM
6 1 (1.16%) Fault Management
6 1 (1.16%) ITSM
6 1 (1.16%) Network Design
6 1 (1.16%) Resource Management
6 1 (1.16%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.16%) Web Development
6 1 (1.16%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.79%) SQL
2 10 (11.63%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.81%) C
4 2 (2.33%) Java
5 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.16%) PHP
5 1 (1.16%) Python
5 1 (1.16%) Ruby
5 1 (1.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) CCNA
1 9 (10.47%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (9.30%) MCSE
2 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.98%) MCSA
4 3 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.33%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.33%) MCP
5 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.16%) HP ASE
6 1 (1.16%) HP MASE
6 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) SLA
2 3 (3.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (60.47%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.14%) vSphere
4 6 (6.98%) XenApp
5 3 (3.49%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.49%) NFS
5 3 (3.49%) Xen
6 2 (2.33%) Brightmail
6 2 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.33%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.33%) XenServer
7 1 (1.16%) Postfix
7 1 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (13.95%) SCCM
2 7 (8.14%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.16%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.16%) Puppet
4 1 (1.16%) SCSM
4 1 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (38.37%) Microsoft
2 23 (26.74%) VMware
3 21 (24.42%) Cisco
4 11 (12.79%) HP
4 11 (12.79%) Symantec
5 10 (11.63%) Citrix
6 8 (9.30%) ServiceNow
7 7 (8.14%) Remedy
8 5 (5.81%) Apple
8 5 (5.81%) Dell
8 5 (5.81%) IBM
8 5 (5.81%) Intel Security
8 5 (5.81%) NetApp
9 4 (4.65%) Lotus
10 3 (3.49%) Veeam
11 2 (2.33%) Avaya
11 2 (2.33%) Compaq
11 2 (2.33%) IronPort
11 2 (2.33%) ThinPrint
11 2 (2.33%) Trend Micro
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