The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 66 79 102
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 70 50 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.29% 1.88% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 2.03% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 12
Average daily rate
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£225 £200 £193
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £137 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £369 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £225 £220
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £27.50 £17.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £15.76 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +5.06%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2858 2464 2981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.64% 92.46% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1563 1177 1516
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 182 187 225
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Support Engineer
England

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 24 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 July 2014. 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
Lancashire +2 25 £213 +41.66% 5
Manchester -16 17 £218 +8.75% 13
Cheshire +15 13 £300 +8.89% 4
Merseyside +14 12 £200 - 3
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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.

1 108 (81.20%) Windows
2 76 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 61 (45.86%) Windows 7
4 60 (45.11%) Windows XP
5 54 (40.60%) Microsoft
6 48 (36.09%) Citrix
6 48 (36.09%) MS Office
7 46 (34.59%) Security Cleared
8 41 (30.83%) SC Cleared
9 34 (25.56%) SCCM
10 29 (21.80%) DNS
11 27 (20.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (20.30%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (19.55%) Windows Vista
13 24 (18.05%) Blackberry
14 23 (17.29%) Microsoft App-V
14 23 (17.29%) AppSense
14 23 (17.29%) SLA
14 23 (17.29%) DHCP
15 22 (16.54%) ITIL
16 21 (15.79%) MS Exchange
16 21 (15.79%) Software Deployment
17 19 (14.29%) VMware
18 16 (12.03%) CA
19 15 (11.28%) Lumension
20 14 (10.53%) XenApp
20 14 (10.53%) HP
21 13 (9.77%) TCP/IP
22 12 (9.02%) Finance
22 12 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 21 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.27%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.01%) Lync
5 4 (3.01%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.26%) CMS
6 3 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.50%) IIS
8 1 (0.75%) CICS
8 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 48 (36.09%) MS Office
2 9 (6.77%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.50%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.80%) DNS
2 23 (17.29%) DHCP
3 13 (9.77%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.52%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (7.52%) 3G
5 9 (6.77%) VPN
6 8 (6.02%) SMS
6 8 (6.02%) Firewall
7 7 (5.26%) SAN
8 3 (2.26%) LAN
8 3 (2.26%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.50%) VoIP
9 2 (1.50%) DSL
9 2 (1.50%) Internet
9 2 (1.50%) Wireless
9 2 (1.50%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.75%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
1 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.75%) DB2
General
1 12 (9.02%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Banking
3 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.75%) Local Government
5 1 (0.75%) Law
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.01%) .NET
2 3 (2.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.05%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.52%) Thin Client
2 10 (7.52%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.01%) Smartcard
3 4 (3.01%) Clustering
3 4 (3.01%) iPad
4 3 (2.26%) iPhone
4 3 (2.26%) Replication
4 3 (2.26%) NHS
5 2 (1.50%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.75%) Social Media
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.75%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 108 (81.20%) Windows
2 61 (45.86%) Windows 7
3 60 (45.11%) Windows XP
4 27 (20.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (20.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (19.55%) Windows Vista
6 8 (6.02%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.76%) Solaris
8 3 (2.26%) Linux
8 3 (2.26%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.50%) UNIX
9 2 (1.50%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.75%) MVS
10 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.54%) ITIL
2 21 (15.79%) Software Deployment
3 11 (8.27%) TQM
4 3 (2.26%) Incident Management
4 3 (2.26%) Migration
4 3 (2.26%) Service Management
4 3 (2.26%) Service Delivery
5 2 (1.50%) Project Management
5 2 (1.50%) Change Management
5 2 (1.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (1.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (1.50%) Load Balancing
5 2 (1.50%) Time Management
5 2 (1.50%) Data Protection
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (0.75%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (0.75%) Data Migration
6 1 (0.75%) Release Management
6 1 (0.75%) Content Management
6 1 (0.75%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
1 5 (3.76%) SQL
2 2 (1.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.50%) VBScript
2 2 (1.50%) VB
3 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (34.59%) Security Cleared
2 41 (30.83%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.77%) MCSE
5 5 (3.76%) MCITP
6 2 (1.50%) MCSA
6 2 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.50%) CCNA
6 2 (1.50%) MCTS
6 2 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.29%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) GMP
System Software
1 76 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 23 (17.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 14 (10.53%) XenApp
4 12 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (6.02%) XenDesktop
6 6 (4.51%) vSphere
6 6 (4.51%) XenServer
7 4 (3.01%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.50%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.50%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.75%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.75%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 34 (25.56%) SCCM
2 6 (4.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.26%) SCOM
4 2 (1.50%) WSUS
5 1 (0.75%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.75%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.75%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.75%) Legato
Vendors
1 54 (40.60%) Microsoft
2 48 (36.09%) Citrix
3 23 (17.29%) AppSense
4 19 (14.29%) VMware
5 16 (12.03%) CA
6 15 (11.28%) Lumension
7 14 (10.53%) HP
8 10 (7.52%) Cisco
9 5 (3.76%) Apple
10 4 (3.01%) Avaya
10 4 (3.01%) Compaq
10 4 (3.01%) Dell
11 3 (2.26%) Verint
11 3 (2.26%) Symantec
11 3 (2.26%) EMC
12 2 (1.50%) NetApp
12 2 (1.50%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.50%) Adobe
12 2 (1.50%) McAfee
12 2 (1.50%) Veeam
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