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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 105 76 85
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 51 66 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 2.08% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 2.26% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 5
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£225 £224 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.44% -10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £282 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £200 £226
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 15
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.21 £14.24 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £24.95 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
3551 2914 2288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.90% 92.04% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1897 1526 1088
Average daily rate £388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 206 186
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.64 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.34 £50.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015. 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
Merseyside -10 12 £238 - 1
Manchester -17 11 £160 +6.66% 18
Lancashire -18 11 £240 +6.60% 1
Cheshire -1 9 £203 +68.75% 8
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 67 (78.82%) Windows
2 35 (41.18%) Active Directory
3 32 (37.65%) Microsoft
4 25 (29.41%) VMware
5 22 (25.88%) Windows 7
6 21 (24.71%) Citrix
7 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (15.29%) DHCP
9 13 (15.29%) DNS
10 12 (14.12%) HP
10 12 (14.12%) MS Excel
11 11 (12.94%) Windows XP
11 11 (12.94%) MS Exchange
11 11 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
12 10 (11.76%) MS Office
13 9 (10.59%) Windows 8
14 8 (9.41%) ITIL
14 8 (9.41%) Cisco
14 8 (9.41%) Firewall
14 8 (9.41%) Incident Management
15 7 (8.24%) SCCM
15 7 (8.24%) PowerShell
15 7 (8.24%) SAN
15 7 (8.24%) NHS
15 7 (8.24%) SQL
15 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (8.24%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 11 (12.94%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.53%) Lync
4 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (14.12%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) SaaS
2 1 (1.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.29%) DHCP
1 13 (15.29%) DNS
2 8 (9.41%) Firewall
3 7 (8.24%) SAN
4 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.88%) Internet
6 3 (3.53%) Wireless
7 2 (2.35%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.35%) VPN
7 2 (2.35%) LAN
7 2 (2.35%) VoIP
7 2 (2.35%) WAN
8 1 (1.18%) SMS
8 1 (1.18%) Intranet
8 1 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.18%) NAS
8 1 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) MS Access
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (4.71%) Finance
1 4 (4.71%) Automotive
1 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.35%) Retail
3 1 (1.18%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) .NET
2 1 (1.18%) Classic ASP
2 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.18%) Web Services
2 1 (1.18%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) NHS
2 3 (3.53%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.35%) Data Structures
3 2 (2.35%) Clustering
3 2 (2.35%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.35%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.35%) iPhone
4 1 (1.18%) iSeries
4 1 (1.18%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 67 (78.82%) Windows
2 22 (25.88%) Windows 7
3 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (16.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (12.94%) Windows XP
5 9 (10.59%) Windows 8
6 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.88%) Linux
8 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.35%) VMS
8 2 (2.35%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.35%) UNIX
9 1 (1.18%) Android
9 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (9.41%) ITIL
1 8 (9.41%) Incident Management
2 4 (4.71%) Migration
2 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (3.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (3.53%) Data Transformation
3 3 (3.53%) Data Analysis
4 2 (2.35%) Content Management
4 2 (2.35%) Network Management
4 2 (2.35%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (2.35%) Demand Forecasting
5 1 (1.18%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.18%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.24%) SQL
1 7 (8.24%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.53%) VB
3 2 (2.35%) Python
3 2 (2.35%) Java
3 2 (2.35%) Perl
4 1 (1.18%) VBScript
4 1 (1.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.88%) MCSE
5 3 (3.53%) MCP
5 3 (3.53%) CCNA
5 3 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.18%) Degree
7 1 (1.18%) HNC
7 1 (1.18%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.24%) XenApp
3 7 (8.24%) XenServer
4 6 (7.06%) vSphere
4 6 (7.06%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.35%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (8.24%) SCCM
2 3 (3.53%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (3.53%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (3.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (3.53%) EdgeSight
3 2 (2.35%) OpenView
4 1 (1.18%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.18%) WMI
4 1 (1.18%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 32 (37.65%) Microsoft
2 25 (29.41%) VMware
3 21 (24.71%) Citrix
4 12 (14.12%) HP
5 8 (9.41%) Cisco
6 5 (5.88%) McAfee
7 4 (4.71%) Oracle
7 4 (4.71%) Lumension
7 4 (4.71%) Dell
8 3 (3.53%) Computacenter
8 3 (3.53%) Compaq
8 3 (3.53%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.53%) Symantec
8 3 (3.53%) NetApp
9 2 (2.35%) Remedy
9 2 (2.35%) Wyse
9 2 (2.35%) Stellent
9 2 (2.35%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.18%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.18%) Acronis
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