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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 103 95 112
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 34 36 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.06% 1.31% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 1.45% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 6
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £135 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £325 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £234 £225
% change year-on-year
-2.67% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 5
Average hourly rate £19.88 £14.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.74% +13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.45 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.39 £21.10 £21.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -7.53%
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
2947 2486 2825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.95% 90.30% 91.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1738 1224 1432
Average daily rate £350 £333 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 181 191
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.66 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 12 £181 +34.25% 12
Merseyside +1 9 £155 +3.33% 4
Lancashire -24 8 £228 - 1
Cheshire +2 2 - - 6
Cumbria -1 2 - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 76 (80.00%) Windows
2 42 (44.21%) Windows XP
2 42 (44.21%) Active Directory
3 41 (43.16%) Windows 7
4 37 (38.95%) Microsoft
5 31 (32.63%) Citrix
6 25 (26.32%) MS Office
7 24 (25.26%) Security Cleared
8 23 (24.21%) SC Cleared
8 23 (24.21%) SCCM
9 20 (21.05%) Windows Vista
10 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (17.89%) VMware
12 16 (16.84%) Blackberry
12 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (14.74%) ITIL
14 13 (13.68%) MS Exchange
14 13 (13.68%) HP
14 13 (13.68%) TCP/IP
14 13 (13.68%) DNS
14 13 (13.68%) Microsoft App-V
14 13 (13.68%) Software Deployment
15 12 (12.63%) AppSense
16 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (10.53%) SAN
17 10 (10.53%) CA
17 10 (10.53%) SLA
17 10 (10.53%) DHCP
17 10 (10.53%) MS Excel
17 10 (10.53%) Lumension

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 13 (13.68%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.16%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.16%) IIS
4 2 (2.11%) Apache
4 2 (2.11%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.11%) Lync
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.05%) Site Server
5 1 (1.05%) CMS
5 1 (1.05%) CICS
Applications
1 25 (26.32%) MS Office
2 10 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.11%) MS Project
3 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.68%) TCP/IP
1 13 (13.68%) DNS
2 10 (10.53%) SAN
2 10 (10.53%) DHCP
3 6 (6.32%) VPN
4 5 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (4.21%) LAN
5 4 (4.21%) SMS
5 4 (4.21%) Firewall
5 4 (4.21%) 3G
6 2 (2.11%) VoIP
6 2 (2.11%) WAN
6 2 (2.11%) Wireless
6 2 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.11%) OpenLDAP
6 2 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.11%) VLAN
7 1 (1.05%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.05%) BGP
7 1 (1.05%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.16%) MS Access
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.05%) DB2
6 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
General
1 9 (9.47%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.16%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Automotive
6 1 (1.05%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.16%) .NET
2 1 (1.05%) YUI
2 1 (1.05%) HTML
2 1 (1.05%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.84%) Blackberry
2 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.32%) Thin Client
3 6 (6.32%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.21%) Replication
5 3 (3.16%) Clustering
6 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.11%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.05%) CMDB
7 1 (1.05%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.05%) iPad
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.05%) NHS
7 1 (1.05%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.05%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 76 (80.00%) Windows
2 42 (44.21%) Windows XP
3 41 (43.16%) Windows 7
4 20 (21.05%) Windows Vista
5 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (16.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (8.42%) Windows 8
8 6 (6.32%) Linux
8 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (4.21%) Windows 2000
10 3 (3.16%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.16%) UNIX
11 2 (2.11%) NetWare
11 2 (2.11%) Solaris
12 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.05%) Android
12 1 (1.05%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.05%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.74%) ITIL
2 13 (13.68%) Software Deployment
3 6 (6.32%) Migration
4 4 (4.21%) Service Management
5 3 (3.16%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.16%) Load Balancing
5 3 (3.16%) Data Analysis
5 3 (3.16%) Data Transformation
5 3 (3.16%) ITSM
6 2 (2.11%) Validation
6 2 (2.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.11%) TQM
6 2 (2.11%) Project Management
6 2 (2.11%) Demand Forecasting
7 1 (1.05%) Business Analysis
7 1 (1.05%) Web Development
7 1 (1.05%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.05%) Time Management
7 1 (1.05%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.05%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.37%) SQL
2 6 (6.32%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.21%) VB
4 3 (3.16%) Perl
5 2 (2.11%) Python
5 2 (2.11%) VBScript
6 1 (1.05%) PHP
6 1 (1.05%) Java
6 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (25.26%) Security Cleared
2 23 (24.21%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.32%) MCP
4 6 (6.32%) MCSE
5 5 (5.26%) MCTS
5 5 (5.26%) MCITP
6 3 (3.16%) MCSA
7 2 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.05%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) QA
2 1 (1.05%) GMP
2 1 (1.05%) GxP
System Software
1 42 (44.21%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.68%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.26%) XenApp
5 4 (4.21%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.11%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.11%) vSphere
8 1 (1.05%) XenServer
8 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (24.21%) SCCM
2 3 (3.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (3.16%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.11%) HP SIM
3 2 (2.11%) SCOM
3 2 (2.11%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.05%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.05%) OpenView
Vendors
1 37 (38.95%) Microsoft
2 31 (32.63%) Citrix
3 17 (17.89%) VMware
4 13 (13.68%) HP
5 12 (12.63%) AppSense
6 10 (10.53%) CA
6 10 (10.53%) Lumension
7 6 (6.32%) Cisco
8 5 (5.26%) NetApp
9 3 (3.16%) Oracle
10 2 (2.11%) Sun
10 2 (2.11%) Novell
10 2 (2.11%) Dell
10 2 (2.11%) EMC
10 2 (2.11%) Remedy
10 2 (2.11%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.11%) Lotus
10 2 (2.11%) Veeam
10 2 (2.11%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.11%) Infor
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