The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 71 85 90
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 68 35 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.14% 1.45% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 1.56% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 5 13
Average daily rate £223 £250 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.80% +81.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £150 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £280 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.24 £12.77 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.95 £19.40 £27.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2915 2248 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.87% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1068 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 183 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.47 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Support Engineer
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire +1 30 £225 - 3
Manchester -5 23 £150 -50.00% 18
Cumbria 0 6 - -
Cheshire -17 5 £120 -40.00% 4
Merseyside +7 4 - - 1
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 93 (83.78%) Windows
2 73 (65.77%) Active Directory
3 53 (47.75%) Windows XP
4 52 (46.85%) Microsoft
5 50 (45.05%) MS Office
6 47 (42.34%) Windows 7
7 40 (36.04%) Citrix
8 37 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 34 (30.63%) MS Exchange
10 32 (28.83%) SC Cleared
11 30 (27.03%) Blackberry
12 25 (22.52%) SCCM
13 22 (19.82%) HP
14 20 (18.02%) MS Excel
15 19 (17.12%) DNS
15 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (15.32%) VMware
17 15 (13.51%) AppSense
17 15 (13.51%) Windows Vista
17 15 (13.51%) VPN
17 15 (13.51%) SLA
17 15 (13.51%) DHCP
17 15 (13.51%) XenDesktop
18 14 (12.61%) ITIL
18 14 (12.61%) Windows 2000
18 14 (12.61%) Microsoft App-V
19 12 (10.81%) NetWare
19 12 (10.81%) ServiceCenter
19 12 (10.81%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 34 (30.63%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.91%) IBM Notes
3 10 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (6.31%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.60%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.60%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.70%) Lync
9 1 (0.90%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.90%) IIS
9 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 50 (45.05%) MS Office
2 20 (18.02%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.90%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.12%) DNS
2 15 (13.51%) VPN
2 15 (13.51%) DHCP
3 7 (6.31%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.31%) WAN
4 6 (5.41%) 3G
5 5 (4.50%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (4.50%) LAN
5 5 (4.50%) SMS
5 5 (4.50%) SAN
6 3 (2.70%) Firewall
7 2 (1.80%) Internet
7 2 (1.80%) VoIP
8 1 (0.90%) Extranet
8 1 (0.90%) Intranet
8 1 (0.90%) Network Security
8 1 (0.90%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
General
1 9 (8.11%) Finance
2 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.80%) Financial Institution
2 2 (1.80%) Banking
3 1 (0.90%) Local Government
3 1 (0.90%) Law
3 1 (0.90%) Legal
3 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.50%) Web Services
2 4 (3.60%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (27.03%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.50%) Thin Client
2 5 (4.50%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.70%) Smartcard
3 3 (2.70%) NHS
3 3 (2.70%) iPhone
3 3 (2.70%) iPad
4 2 (1.80%) Clustering
5 1 (0.90%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.90%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 93 (83.78%) Windows
2 53 (47.75%) Windows XP
3 47 (42.34%) Windows 7
4 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (13.51%) Windows Vista
6 14 (12.61%) Windows 2000
7 12 (10.81%) NetWare
8 10 (9.01%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.60%) Windows NT
10 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.80%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.80%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.80%) Solaris
11 1 (0.90%) UNIX
11 1 (0.90%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.61%) ITIL
2 9 (8.11%) Software Deployment
3 8 (7.21%) Incident Management
4 7 (6.31%) TQM
5 4 (3.60%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (3.60%) Migration
5 4 (3.60%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.60%) Change Management
6 3 (2.70%) Service Management
6 3 (2.70%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.70%) Project Management
7 2 (1.80%) Data Protection
7 2 (1.80%) Problem Management
8 1 (0.90%) Document Management
8 1 (0.90%) Web Development
8 1 (0.90%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (0.90%) Release Management
8 1 (0.90%) Data Migration
8 1 (0.90%) Data Cleansing
8 1 (0.90%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.01%) VBScript
1 10 (9.01%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.80%) VB
2 2 (1.80%) VB.NET
2 2 (1.80%) JavaScript
2 2 (1.80%) SQL
2 2 (1.80%) AppleScript
3 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 32 (28.83%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.11%) MCSE
3 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.60%) MCITP
5 3 (2.70%) MCTS
5 3 (2.70%) CCNA
5 3 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.80%) MCSA
7 1 (0.90%) HND
7 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.51%) SLA
System Software
1 73 (65.77%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.51%) XenDesktop
3 14 (12.61%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (10.81%) XenApp
4 12 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (4.50%) XenServer
5 5 (4.50%) vSphere
6 2 (1.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.80%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.80%) MetaFrame
6 2 (1.80%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.90%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.90%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (22.52%) SCCM
2 12 (10.81%) ServiceCenter
3 3 (2.70%) WSUS
3 3 (2.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.90%) Legato
4 1 (0.90%) SCOM
Vendors
1 52 (46.85%) Microsoft
2 40 (36.04%) Citrix
3 22 (19.82%) HP
4 17 (15.32%) VMware
5 15 (13.51%) AppSense
6 11 (9.91%) Lotus
7 9 (8.11%) CA
8 8 (7.21%) Novell
8 8 (7.21%) Lumension
9 7 (6.31%) Apple
10 5 (4.50%) Dell
11 3 (2.70%) Cisco
11 3 (2.70%) IBM
11 3 (2.70%) Compaq
12 2 (1.80%) EMC
13 1 (0.90%) Fujitsu
13 1 (0.90%) Symantec
13 1 (0.90%) BT
13 1 (0.90%) Oracle
13 1 (0.90%) IronPort
Manchester, Lancashire
Aston Carter
Posted: 4 days ago