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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
England / North West
Rank 107 110 104
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 32 48 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.22% 1.27% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 1.34% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 16
Median daily rate £158 £240 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.37% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £220
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 17
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.44 £12.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +1.61%

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
2488 3584 3228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.78% 94.89% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 2127 1747
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 194 203
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +11 16 £150 -15.49% 18
Cheshire +24 8 £110 -64.80% 7
Merseyside -1 6 £350 +75.00% 1
Lancashire -1 1 - - 1
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 41 (56.94%) Windows
2 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 21 (29.17%) Windows Server
3 20 (27.78%) Active Directory
4 18 (25.00%) VMware
5 17 (23.61%) Windows 7
6 16 (22.22%) MS Office
7 13 (18.06%) Citrix
7 13 (18.06%) ITIL
8 11 (15.28%) Linux
9 9 (12.50%) Office 365
10 8 (11.11%) Windows 10
10 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (9.72%) SQL
11 7 (9.72%) Firewall
11 7 (9.72%) SCCM
12 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (8.33%) Unix
12 6 (8.33%) LAN
12 6 (8.33%) Internet
13 5 (6.94%) NetApp
13 5 (6.94%) HP
13 5 (6.94%) SLA
13 5 (6.94%) VPN
13 5 (6.94%) DNS
13 5 (6.94%) Windows XP
13 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
13 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
14 4 (5.56%) vSphere
14 4 (5.56%) AppSense

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 4 (5.56%) IBM Notes
1 4 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (22.22%) MS Office
2 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.39%) OPENContractor
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.39%) IaaS
3 1 (1.39%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.39%) PaaS
3 1 (1.39%) SaaS
3 1 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.72%) Firewall
2 6 (8.33%) Internet
2 6 (8.33%) LAN
3 5 (6.94%) DNS
3 5 (6.94%) VPN
4 4 (5.56%) SAN
4 4 (5.56%) WAN
5 3 (4.17%) DHCP
6 2 (2.78%) NAS
6 2 (2.78%) Network Security
6 2 (2.78%) VLAN
6 2 (2.78%) VoIP
7 1 (1.39%) ATM
7 1 (1.39%) IPsec
7 1 (1.39%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.39%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.39%) Skype
7 1 (1.39%) SSH
7 1 (1.39%) SSL
7 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) MySQL
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.39%) Big Data
3 1 (1.39%) QlikView
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (4.17%) Banking
2 2 (2.78%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.78%) iPad
2 2 (2.78%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.39%) iPhone
3 1 (1.39%) NHS
3 1 (1.39%) RIA
3 1 (1.39%) Tandem
3 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (56.94%) Windows
2 21 (29.17%) Windows Server
3 17 (23.61%) Windows 7
4 11 (15.28%) Linux
5 8 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.33%) Unix
6 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.94%) Windows XP
8 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.56%) Solaris
8 4 (5.56%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.78%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.39%) AIX
10 1 (1.39%) CentOS
10 1 (1.39%) SUSE
10 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.06%) ITIL
2 4 (5.56%) Service Management
3 3 (4.17%) Change Management
3 3 (4.17%) DevOps
3 3 (4.17%) ITIL V3
4 2 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (2.78%) Configuration Management
4 2 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (2.78%) CRM
4 2 (2.78%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (2.78%) Data Analysis
4 2 (2.78%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (2.78%) High Availability
4 2 (2.78%) Open Source
4 2 (2.78%) Problem Management
4 2 (2.78%) Project Management
5 1 (1.39%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.39%) DNA
5 1 (1.39%) ERP
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.72%) SQL
2 4 (5.56%) Python
3 3 (4.17%) Java
4 2 (2.78%) Perl
5 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.39%) PHP
5 1 (1.39%) R
5 1 (1.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) SC Cleared
1 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.78%) Degree
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.39%) HNC
4 1 (1.39%) MCITP
4 1 (1.39%) MCP
4 1 (1.39%) MCSE
4 1 (1.39%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) COSHH
2 1 (1.39%) QA
System Software
1 20 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.56%) vSphere
3 3 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.78%) XenApp
4 2 (2.78%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (9.72%) SCCM
2 2 (2.78%) Ansible
2 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.78%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.39%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.39%) FreeIPA
3 1 (1.39%) Kibana
3 1 (1.39%) logstash
3 1 (1.39%) NetApp OnCommand
3 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.39%) Puppet
3 1 (1.39%) Webmin
3 1 (1.39%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 21 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 18 (25.00%) VMware
3 13 (18.06%) Citrix
4 5 (6.94%) HP
4 5 (6.94%) NetApp
5 4 (5.56%) AppSense
5 4 (5.56%) Cisco
5 4 (5.56%) Lotus
6 3 (4.17%) F5
6 3 (4.17%) Fortinet
6 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.78%) Apple
7 2 (2.78%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.78%) GENBAND
7 2 (2.78%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.39%) Capita
8 1 (1.39%) Civica
8 1 (1.39%) Huawei
8 1 (1.39%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.39%) Symantec
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