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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 104 103 76
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 52 36 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.37% 1.14% 1.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.21% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 22
Average daily rate £250 £185 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% +37.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £150 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £285 £293
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 12
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.33 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.39% +3.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.42 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £28.98 £24.60
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
3579 2967 2567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.16% 94.25% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2155 1669 1303
Average daily rate £375 £363 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 179 191
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.22 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £42.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 19 £210 -38.90% 17
Lancashire +10 16 £273 +13.54% 3
Cheshire +4 13 £275 +61.76% 3
Merseyside -10 4 £200 +21.21% 3
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 100 (73.53%) Windows
2 75 (55.15%) Active Directory
3 46 (33.82%) Microsoft
4 42 (30.88%) Windows 7
5 40 (29.41%) Windows Server
6 32 (23.53%) VMware
7 30 (22.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (19.12%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (19.12%) MS Exchange
10 25 (18.38%) MS Office
11 24 (17.65%) DNS
12 23 (16.91%) DHCP
13 22 (16.18%) ITIL
14 21 (15.44%) Cisco
15 19 (13.97%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (13.97%) WAN
16 18 (13.24%) MS Excel
17 17 (12.50%) SQL
17 17 (12.50%) Citrix
17 17 (12.50%) Migration
17 17 (12.50%) SCCM
17 17 (12.50%) Windows 8
18 16 (11.76%) Finance
18 16 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
19 15 (11.03%) Windows XP
19 15 (11.03%) Office 365
20 13 (9.56%) LAN
20 13 (9.56%) MCSE
20 13 (9.56%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 26 (19.12%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.88%) IBM Domino
5 7 (5.15%) Lync
6 6 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (3.68%) IIS
8 3 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.74%) Apache
9 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (18.38%) MS Office
2 18 (13.24%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.74%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.65%) DNS
2 23 (16.91%) DHCP
3 19 (13.97%) WAN
4 13 (9.56%) LAN
5 12 (8.82%) Internet
5 12 (8.82%) VoIP
6 11 (8.09%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.15%) Firewall
7 7 (5.15%) SAN
8 5 (3.68%) WLAN
9 4 (2.94%) Intranet
9 4 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.21%) Cisco ICM
11 2 (1.47%) 2G
11 2 (1.47%) 3G
11 2 (1.47%) Radio Access Network
11 2 (1.47%) SSL
11 2 (1.47%) UMTS
11 2 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.47%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.47%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (3.68%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (0.74%) Gradle
3 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.74%) Maven
General
1 16 (11.76%) Finance
2 9 (6.62%) Banking
3 6 (4.41%) Legal
4 4 (2.94%) Retail
5 1 (0.74%) Advertising
5 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.68%) .NET
2 2 (1.47%) Middleware
3 1 (0.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (5.15%) Clustering
1 7 (5.15%) NHS
2 5 (3.68%) Mathematics
3 4 (2.94%) Driving Licence
4 3 (2.21%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.47%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.47%) Contactless
5 2 (1.47%) FMCG
5 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.47%) PKI
6 1 (0.74%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.74%) BYOD
6 1 (0.74%) Informatics
6 1 (0.74%) iPad
6 1 (0.74%) iPhone
6 1 (0.74%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.74%) Statistics
6 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 100 (73.53%) Windows
2 42 (30.88%) Windows 7
3 40 (29.41%) Windows Server
4 30 (22.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (19.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (19.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (12.50%) Windows 8
8 15 (11.03%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.68%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.94%) Linux
11 2 (1.47%) Android
11 2 (1.47%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.74%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.18%) ITIL
2 17 (12.50%) Migration
3 9 (6.62%) Incident Management
4 7 (5.15%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (3.68%) Capacity Management
5 5 (3.68%) Project Management
5 5 (3.68%) Service Management
6 4 (2.94%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.21%) Content Management
7 3 (2.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.21%) Validation
8 2 (1.47%) Change Management
8 2 (1.47%) Demand Management
8 2 (1.47%) ITIL V3
8 2 (1.47%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (1.47%) Patch Management
8 2 (1.47%) SIEM
8 2 (1.47%) Threat Management
8 2 (1.47%) UML
8 2 (1.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.50%) SQL
2 11 (8.09%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.41%) C#
4 5 (3.68%) C
5 3 (2.21%) Java
6 2 (1.47%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (9.56%) MCSE
3 10 (7.35%) CCNA
3 10 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (7.35%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.15%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.41%) MCITP
6 4 (2.94%) MCP
7 3 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.47%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.47%) MCDST
8 2 (1.47%) MCSA
9 1 (0.74%) CCNP
9 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.74%) PMP
9 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.74%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 75 (55.15%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.82%) vSphere
4 11 (8.09%) XenApp
5 9 (6.62%) Hyper-V
6 8 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 8 (5.88%) XenServer
7 5 (3.68%) Brightmail
8 1 (0.74%) Docker
8 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (12.50%) SCCM
2 5 (3.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (2.21%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (2.21%) Cisco UCCE
3 3 (2.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.47%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.47%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.47%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.47%) WSUS
4 2 (1.47%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.74%) Puppet
5 1 (0.74%) vMotion
Vendors
1 46 (33.82%) Microsoft
2 32 (23.53%) VMware
3 21 (15.44%) Cisco
4 17 (12.50%) Citrix
5 13 (9.56%) HP
6 10 (7.35%) Symantec
7 7 (5.15%) Compaq
7 7 (5.15%) Dell
7 7 (5.15%) ThinPrint
8 5 (3.68%) IronPort
8 5 (3.68%) McAfee
9 3 (2.21%) Apple
9 3 (2.21%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.21%) Stellent
10 2 (1.47%) IBM
10 2 (1.47%) NetApp
10 2 (1.47%) Oracle
10 2 (1.47%) Remedy
11 1 (0.74%) EMC
11 1 (0.74%) SAP
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