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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 94 81 94
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 34 48 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 1.78% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.92% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 12
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£165 £135 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -64.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £305 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £195 £250
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 10
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.00 £17.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £13.80 £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.68 £24.20 £21.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
2867 2506 2401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.99% 92.92% 91.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1641 1286 1243
Average daily rate £350 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 181 180
Average hourly rate £18.13 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.67 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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
(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 -18 12 £288 +112.96% 18
Merseyside -2 11 £164 -45.41% 3
Lancashire -18 5 £240 - 5
Cheshire +1 3 £170 - 7
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 58 (82.86%) Windows
2 33 (47.14%) Active Directory
3 28 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 25 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 25 (35.71%) Windows XP
5 19 (27.14%) Citrix
6 14 (20.00%) VMware
6 14 (20.00%) SCCM
6 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 13 (18.57%) SC Cleared
8 12 (17.14%) MS Office
9 11 (15.71%) MS Excel
9 11 (15.71%) Blackberry
9 11 (15.71%) Windows Vista
10 10 (14.29%) MS Exchange
10 10 (14.29%) HP
11 8 (11.43%) TCP/IP
11 8 (11.43%) DNS
11 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (11.43%) Linux
11 8 (11.43%) Finance
12 7 (10.00%) Migration
12 7 (10.00%) ITIL
12 7 (10.00%) SAN
12 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (10.00%) DHCP
12 7 (10.00%) SLA
12 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (10.00%) Windows 8
12 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 10 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.86%) Lync
3 2 (2.86%) Apache
3 2 (2.86%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.43%) Site Server
4 1 (1.43%) IIS
4 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (17.14%) MS Office
2 11 (15.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.43%) TCP/IP
1 8 (11.43%) DNS
2 7 (10.00%) SAN
2 7 (10.00%) DHCP
3 6 (8.57%) VPN
4 4 (5.71%) Firewall
5 2 (2.86%) LAN
5 2 (2.86%) SMS
5 2 (2.86%) Internet
6 1 (1.43%) VLAN
6 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.43%) 3G
6 1 (1.43%) VoIP
6 1 (1.43%) WAN
6 1 (1.43%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.43%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.29%) MS Access
1 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.43%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.43%) MySQL
3 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.14%) Automotive
4 2 (2.86%) Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.43%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) Application Packaging
1 1 (1.43%) .NET
1 1 (1.43%) HTML
1 1 (1.43%) CSS
1 1 (1.43%) YUI
1 1 (1.43%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.71%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.71%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.71%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.29%) NHS
5 2 (2.86%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.86%) Clustering
5 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.43%) CMDB
6 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.43%) Replication
6 1 (1.43%) iPhone
6 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (82.86%) Windows
2 28 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 25 (35.71%) Windows XP
4 11 (15.71%) Windows Vista
5 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (11.43%) Linux
6 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.71%) UNIX
8 3 (4.29%) VMS
8 3 (4.29%) Windows 2000
8 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.86%) NetWare
10 1 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.43%) AIX
10 1 (1.43%) HPUX
10 1 (1.43%) Solaris
10 1 (1.43%) Android
10 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.00%) Migration
1 7 (10.00%) ITIL
2 4 (5.71%) Software Deployment
3 3 (4.29%) Data Analysis
3 3 (4.29%) Data Transformation
3 3 (4.29%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (2.86%) Demand Forecasting
4 2 (2.86%) ITSM
4 2 (2.86%) Service Management
4 2 (2.86%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.43%) Web Development
5 1 (1.43%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.43%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.43%) TQM
5 1 (1.43%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.43%) Project Management
5 1 (1.43%) MVC
5 1 (1.43%) Validation
5 1 (1.43%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.14%) SQL
1 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.71%) VB
3 3 (4.29%) Perl
4 2 (2.86%) VBScript
4 2 (2.86%) Python
5 1 (1.43%) PHP
5 1 (1.43%) Java
5 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (18.57%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (5.71%) MCP
5 3 (4.29%) MCSE
6 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.86%) MCTS
7 1 (1.43%) MCITP
7 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.43%) CCNA
7 1 (1.43%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) GxP
System Software
1 33 (47.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (5.71%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.29%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.86%) XenApp
5 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (4.29%) OpenView
3 2 (2.86%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.86%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.43%) WMI
4 1 (1.43%) PureDisk
4 1 (1.43%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.43%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 25 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 19 (27.14%) Citrix
3 14 (20.00%) VMware
4 10 (14.29%) HP
5 6 (8.57%) AppSense
6 5 (7.14%) CA
6 5 (7.14%) Lumension
7 3 (4.29%) Remedy
7 3 (4.29%) NetApp
7 3 (4.29%) Cisco
7 3 (4.29%) Oracle
8 2 (2.86%) Computacenter
8 2 (2.86%) Dell
8 2 (2.86%) Sun
8 2 (2.86%) Novell
8 2 (2.86%) Lotus
9 1 (1.43%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.43%) Apple
9 1 (1.43%) BMC
St. Helens, Merseyside
LA International
Posted: 18 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
CRL
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £160 to £160 per hour £160.00 Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Runcorn
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago