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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 103 78 90
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 44 53 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.28% 1.92% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 2.05% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 12
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£200 £223 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.31% -22.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £134 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £357 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
- -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 13
Average hourly rate £16.12 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.75% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £14.00 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £25.00 £18.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.34 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-2.21% +2.26%
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
3165 2585 2209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.06% 93.66% 91.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1715 1324 1081
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 203 182
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -5 13 £183 -39.16% 1
Lancashire -18 9 £240 +6.66% 7
Cheshire +1 7 £200 - 10
Manchester -31 7 £226 +67.59% 18
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 65 (81.25%) Windows
2 37 (46.25%) Active Directory
3 31 (38.75%) Microsoft
4 29 (36.25%) Windows 7
5 21 (26.25%) Citrix
6 19 (23.75%) VMware
7 18 (22.50%) Windows XP
8 17 (21.25%) Security Cleared
9 14 (17.50%) SC Cleared
10 13 (16.25%) MS Exchange
10 13 (16.25%) MS Office
11 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (13.75%) SCCM
11 11 (13.75%) MS Excel
11 11 (13.75%) DNS
11 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 10 (12.50%) HP
12 10 (12.50%) DHCP
12 10 (12.50%) PowerShell
13 9 (11.25%) Windows 8
14 8 (10.00%) Finance
14 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (10.00%) SLA
14 8 (10.00%) Blackberry
14 8 (10.00%) SAN
15 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (8.75%) ITIL
15 7 (8.75%) Migration
15 7 (8.75%) Incident Management

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 13 (16.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.75%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.75%) Lync
3 3 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.25%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (16.25%) MS Office
2 11 (13.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.75%) DNS
2 10 (12.50%) DHCP
2 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 8 (10.00%) SAN
4 6 (7.50%) Firewall
5 5 (6.25%) VPN
6 4 (5.00%) Internet
7 2 (2.50%) LAN
7 2 (2.50%) SMS
7 2 (2.50%) VoIP
8 1 (1.25%) WAN
8 1 (1.25%) Intranet
8 1 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.25%) Wireless
8 1 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.25%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.25%) NAS
8 1 (1.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.25%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.25%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.75%) MS Access
3 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Automotive
2 4 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) Web Services
1 1 (1.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.25%) NHS
3 3 (3.75%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.75%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.50%) iPhone
4 2 (2.50%) Clustering
4 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) Replication
5 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.25%) iSeries
5 1 (1.25%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 65 (81.25%) Windows
2 29 (36.25%) Windows 7
3 18 (22.50%) Windows XP
4 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (11.25%) Windows 8
6 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.75%) Windows Vista
7 6 (7.50%) Linux
8 3 (3.75%) Windows 2000
8 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.75%) UNIX
9 2 (2.50%) VMS
9 2 (2.50%) NetWare
10 1 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.25%) HPUX
10 1 (1.25%) Solaris
10 1 (1.25%) Android
10 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (8.75%) ITIL
1 7 (8.75%) Migration
1 7 (8.75%) Incident Management
2 3 (3.75%) Data Analysis
2 3 (3.75%) Software Deployment
2 3 (3.75%) Data Transformation
3 2 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (2.50%) Demand Forecasting
3 2 (2.50%) ITSM
3 2 (2.50%) Content Management
3 2 (2.50%) Network Management
4 1 (1.25%) Validation
4 1 (1.25%) Business Continuity
4 1 (1.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (1.25%) E-Commerce
4 1 (1.25%) Service Management
4 1 (1.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (1.25%) TQM
4 1 (1.25%) Business Analysis
4 1 (1.25%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.25%) SQL
3 4 (5.00%) VB
4 3 (3.75%) VBScript
5 2 (2.50%) Java
5 2 (2.50%) Perl
5 2 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (21.25%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.25%) MCP
5 4 (5.00%) MCSE
6 3 (3.75%) CCNA
6 3 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.50%) MCSA
7 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.25%) MCTS
8 1 (1.25%) Degree
8 1 (1.25%) HNC
8 1 (1.25%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) GxP
System Software
1 37 (46.25%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.50%) Hyper-V
2 6 (7.50%) XenApp
3 5 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 3 (3.75%) XenServer
5 2 (2.50%) vSphere
5 2 (2.50%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) SCCM
2 2 (2.50%) OpenView
2 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.50%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.25%) WMI
3 1 (1.25%) PureDisk
3 1 (1.25%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.25%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 31 (38.75%) Microsoft
2 21 (26.25%) Citrix
3 19 (23.75%) VMware
4 10 (12.50%) HP
5 6 (7.50%) Cisco
6 4 (5.00%) NetApp
6 4 (5.00%) Dell
7 3 (3.75%) Remedy
7 3 (3.75%) Lotus
7 3 (3.75%) Oracle
7 3 (3.75%) Computacenter
8 2 (2.50%) AppSense
8 2 (2.50%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.50%) LANDesk
8 2 (2.50%) Compaq
8 2 (2.50%) Novell
8 2 (2.50%) McAfee
8 2 (2.50%) Stellent
8 2 (2.50%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.25%) StorageTek
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