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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 79 103 110
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 58 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.82% 0.98% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.07% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 13
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£205 £200 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £135 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £303 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £225 £249
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 10
Average hourly rate £20.75 £15.30 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.62% +15.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.79 £12.90 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.60 £22.50 £16.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -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
2909 2717 3100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.48% 91.85% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1347 1558
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 204 212
Average hourly rate £16.80 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -6 20 £208 +21.16% 8
Lancashire -6 19 £183 -18.77% 4
Merseyside +6 10 £163 -19.15% 3
Cheshire +16 8 £305 - 5
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 102 (83.61%) Windows
2 65 (53.28%) Active Directory
3 61 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 56 (45.90%) Windows 7
5 48 (39.34%) Microsoft
6 47 (38.52%) Citrix
7 40 (32.79%) MS Office
8 38 (31.15%) Security Cleared
9 36 (29.51%) SC Cleared
10 35 (28.69%) SCCM
11 31 (25.41%) Windows Vista
12 26 (21.31%) Blackberry
13 25 (20.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (20.49%) Windows Server 2008
14 24 (19.67%) DNS
15 23 (18.85%) Microsoft App-V
16 22 (18.03%) AppSense
16 22 (18.03%) Software Deployment
17 20 (16.39%) VMware
17 20 (16.39%) DHCP
18 18 (14.75%) SLA
18 18 (14.75%) CA
18 18 (14.75%) MS Exchange
19 17 (13.93%) ITIL
19 17 (13.93%) Lumension
20 16 (13.11%) TCP/IP
21 15 (12.30%) Finance
22 13 (10.66%) HP
22 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
23 10 (8.20%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (14.75%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.74%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.28%) Lync
4 4 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.46%) IIS
5 3 (2.46%) CMS
6 2 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.64%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.64%) Apache
6 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.82%) CICS
7 1 (0.82%) Site Server
Applications
1 40 (32.79%) MS Office
2 10 (8.20%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.64%) MS Project
3 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (19.67%) DNS
2 20 (16.39%) DHCP
3 16 (13.11%) TCP/IP
4 9 (7.38%) SAN
4 9 (7.38%) VPN
4 9 (7.38%) Firewall
4 9 (7.38%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (6.56%) 3G
6 7 (5.74%) SMS
7 4 (3.28%) LAN
8 3 (2.46%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.64%) Wireless
9 2 (1.64%) DSL
9 2 (1.64%) Internet
9 2 (1.64%) VoIP
9 2 (1.64%) WAN
9 2 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.64%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (1.64%) VLAN
9 2 (1.64%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.92%) SQL Server
1 6 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.82%) DB2
General
1 15 (12.30%) Finance
2 8 (6.56%) Banking
3 4 (3.28%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.64%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.64%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.82%) Automotive
6 1 (0.82%) Law
6 1 (0.82%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.46%) .NET
2 1 (0.82%) YUI
2 1 (0.82%) HTML
2 1 (0.82%) CSS
2 1 (0.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (21.31%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.56%) Thin Client
2 8 (6.56%) Fat Client
3 5 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.28%) Clustering
4 4 (3.28%) Replication
5 2 (1.64%) Smartcard
5 2 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.64%) NHS
6 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.82%) iPad
6 1 (0.82%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.82%) CMDB
6 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 102 (83.61%) Windows
2 61 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 56 (45.90%) Windows 7
4 31 (25.41%) Windows Vista
5 25 (20.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (20.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.92%) Linux
6 6 (4.92%) Windows 8
7 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.28%) Windows 2000
8 4 (3.28%) Solaris
9 3 (2.46%) UNIX
10 2 (1.64%) NetWare
10 2 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.64%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.82%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.82%) VMS
11 1 (0.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.03%) Software Deployment
2 17 (13.93%) ITIL
3 6 (4.92%) TQM
4 5 (4.10%) Migration
5 3 (2.46%) Time Management
5 3 (2.46%) Load Balancing
5 3 (2.46%) Service Management
5 3 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (2.46%) ITSM
6 2 (1.64%) Project Management
6 2 (1.64%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (1.64%) Incident Management
7 1 (0.82%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (0.82%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (0.82%) Line Management
7 1 (0.82%) Content Management
7 1 (0.82%) Web Development
7 1 (0.82%) Configuration Management
7 1 (0.82%) Business Continuity
7 1 (0.82%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.74%) PowerShell
2 6 (4.92%) SQL
3 2 (1.64%) VBScript
4 1 (0.82%) VB
4 1 (0.82%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.82%) Perl
4 1 (0.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (31.15%) Security Cleared
2 36 (29.51%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (7.38%) MCSE
5 7 (5.74%) MCITP
6 4 (3.28%) MCTS
7 3 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.46%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.46%) CCNA
7 3 (2.46%) MCP
8 2 (1.64%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (14.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.82%) GMP
System Software
1 65 (53.28%) Active Directory
2 23 (18.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.74%) XenDesktop
4 7 (5.74%) XenApp
5 5 (4.10%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.28%) XenServer
7 3 (2.46%) vSphere
7 3 (2.46%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.64%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.82%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.82%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 35 (28.69%) SCCM
2 3 (2.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.46%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.64%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.64%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (1.64%) SCOM
3 2 (1.64%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.82%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.82%) OpenView
4 1 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 48 (39.34%) Microsoft
2 47 (38.52%) Citrix
3 22 (18.03%) AppSense
4 20 (16.39%) VMware
5 18 (14.75%) CA
6 17 (13.93%) Lumension
7 13 (10.66%) HP
8 9 (7.38%) Cisco
9 4 (3.28%) Avaya
9 4 (3.28%) NetApp
10 3 (2.46%) Verint
10 3 (2.46%) Dell
10 3 (2.46%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.64%) Symantec
11 2 (1.64%) Remedy
11 2 (1.64%) McAfee
11 2 (1.64%) EMC
11 2 (1.64%) Adobe
11 2 (1.64%) Sun
11 2 (1.64%) Lotus
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