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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 113 98 100
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 38 59 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 1.43% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.52% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 32 14
Median daily rate £168 £250 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.00% +22.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £156 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £366 £274
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £225 £230
% change year-on-year
-24.44% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 14
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -21.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.23 £11.55 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.62 £35.00 £32.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
2961 3885 3081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.18% 94.02% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1954 2329 1820
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 185 182
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.77 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +16.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.02 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -4 18 £197 -17.91% 24
Cheshire +11 9 £110 -56.00% 5
Lancashire -12 8 £103 -59.00% 2
Merseyside -3 2 £226 - 1
Cumbria - 2 - - 1
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 42 (61.76%) Windows
2 26 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 22 (32.35%) VMware
3 22 (32.35%) Windows Server
4 19 (27.94%) Active Directory
5 15 (22.06%) Windows 7
6 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (17.65%) Citrix
8 10 (14.71%) SCCM
8 10 (14.71%) DNS
8 10 (14.71%) MS Office
8 10 (14.71%) Linux
9 9 (13.24%) MS Exchange
10 8 (11.76%) DHCP
10 8 (11.76%) ITIL
11 7 (10.29%) Cisco
11 7 (10.29%) Firewall
11 7 (10.29%) Office 365
12 6 (8.82%) Windows 10
12 6 (8.82%) vSphere
12 6 (8.82%) Internet
12 6 (8.82%) Symantec
12 6 (8.82%) Unix
12 6 (8.82%) Java
12 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
12 6 (8.82%) Windows XP
12 6 (8.82%) LAN
13 5 (7.35%) Python
13 5 (7.35%) SQL

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 9 (13.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.88%) IBM Notes
2 4 (5.88%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.94%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.47%) IIS
5 1 (1.47%) JBoss
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (14.71%) MS Office
2 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.29%) Office 365
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
3 1 (1.47%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.47%) PaaS
3 1 (1.47%) SaaS
3 1 (1.47%) SoftLayer
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.71%) DNS
2 8 (11.76%) DHCP
3 7 (10.29%) Firewall
4 6 (8.82%) Internet
4 6 (8.82%) LAN
5 4 (5.88%) SAN
5 4 (5.88%) VPN
6 3 (4.41%) Skype
6 3 (4.41%) VoIP
6 3 (4.41%) Wireless
7 2 (2.94%) Network Security
7 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.94%) VLAN
7 2 (2.94%) WAN
8 1 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.47%) Cisco IPT
8 1 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.47%) NAS
8 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (1.47%) Big Data
3 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
General
1 5 (7.35%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
1 2 (2.94%) NHS
2 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.47%) Clustering
2 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
2 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.47%) iPad
2 1 (1.47%) iPhone
2 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.47%) PKI
2 1 (1.47%) Replication
2 1 (1.47%) RIA
2 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
2 1 (1.47%) Statistics
2 1 (1.47%) Tandem
2 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (61.76%) Windows
2 22 (32.35%) Windows Server
3 15 (22.06%) Windows 7
4 13 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (14.71%) Linux
7 6 (8.82%) Unix
7 6 (8.82%) Windows 10
7 6 (8.82%) Windows XP
8 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.41%) Solaris
11 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.94%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.47%) AIX
12 1 (1.47%) CentOS
12 1 (1.47%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.76%) ITIL
2 4 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (5.88%) Incident Management
2 4 (5.88%) Migration
3 3 (4.41%) Change Management
3 3 (4.41%) Configuration Management
3 3 (4.41%) DevOps
3 3 (4.41%) Service Management
4 2 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (2.94%) Data Analysis
4 2 (2.94%) Data Protection
4 2 (2.94%) ERP
4 2 (2.94%) High Availability
4 2 (2.94%) ITSM
4 2 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (2.94%) Open Source
4 2 (2.94%) Problem Management
4 2 (2.94%) Project Management
4 2 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.82%) Java
2 5 (7.35%) Python
2 5 (7.35%) SQL
3 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.94%) C
4 2 (2.94%) Perl
4 2 (2.94%) Ruby
5 1 (1.47%) C#
5 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.47%) PHP
5 1 (1.47%) R
5 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (4.41%) DBS Check
1 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.94%) MCSA
2 2 (2.94%) MCSE
2 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) CCNA
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.47%) Degree
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 19 (27.94%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.82%) vSphere
3 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.94%) XenApp
6 1 (1.47%) NFS
6 1 (1.47%) Postfix
6 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.47%) Xen
6 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (14.71%) SCCM
2 4 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.41%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.41%) Puppet
4 2 (2.94%) Ansible
4 2 (2.94%) SmoothWall
5 1 (1.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.47%) FreeIPA
5 1 (1.47%) Kibana
5 1 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.47%) NetApp OnCommand
5 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.47%) SCSM
5 1 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.47%) WSUS
5 1 (1.47%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 26 (38.24%) Microsoft
2 22 (32.35%) VMware
3 12 (17.65%) Citrix
4 7 (10.29%) Cisco
5 6 (8.82%) Symantec
6 5 (7.35%) NetApp
7 4 (5.88%) AppSense
7 4 (5.88%) Intel Security
7 4 (5.88%) Lotus
8 3 (4.41%) Apple
8 3 (4.41%) Fortinet
8 3 (4.41%) HP
9 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.94%) F5
9 2 (2.94%) GENBAND
9 2 (2.94%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.94%) Veeam
10 1 (1.47%) Aruba
10 1 (1.47%) Hortonworks
10 1 (1.47%) Huawei
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