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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 81 97 106
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 62 35 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.98% 1.22% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 1.32% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 10 15
Average daily rate
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£210 £200 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £135 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £308 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £228 £245
% change year-on-year
-9.34% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 11
Average hourly rate £16.08 £15.30 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.09% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £12.95 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £28.00 £16.50
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
2874 2645 3045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.00% 92.29% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 1315 1547
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £219 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 203 218
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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
Lancashire +6 20 £218 -3.22% 4
Manchester -15 20 £205 +19.70% 11
Cheshire +7 10 £300 - 5
Merseyside +4 9 £181 -9.82% 1
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 109 (83.85%) Windows
2 72 (55.38%) Active Directory
3 62 (47.69%) Windows XP
4 57 (43.85%) Windows 7
5 54 (41.54%) Microsoft
6 50 (38.46%) Citrix
7 45 (34.62%) Security Cleared
8 43 (33.08%) SC Cleared
9 42 (32.31%) MS Office
10 38 (29.23%) SCCM
11 31 (23.85%) Windows Vista
12 29 (22.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (22.31%) DNS
12 29 (22.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 27 (20.77%) Blackberry
14 25 (19.23%) Microsoft App-V
14 25 (19.23%) AppSense
15 23 (17.69%) DHCP
16 22 (16.92%) Software Deployment
17 21 (16.15%) ITIL
17 21 (16.15%) VMware
18 20 (15.38%) CA
19 19 (14.62%) MS Exchange
19 19 (14.62%) Lumension
20 18 (13.85%) SLA
21 14 (10.77%) TCP/IP
21 14 (10.77%) HP
21 14 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
22 13 (10.00%) Finance
23 12 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 19 (14.62%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.46%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (3.85%) Lync
6 4 (3.08%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (2.31%) CMS
7 3 (2.31%) IIS
7 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.54%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.77%) Site Server
9 1 (0.77%) Apache
9 1 (0.77%) CICS
9 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 42 (32.31%) MS Office
2 11 (8.46%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.54%) MS Project
3 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Google Apps
1 1 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (22.31%) DNS
2 23 (17.69%) DHCP
3 14 (10.77%) TCP/IP
4 10 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (7.69%) 3G
5 9 (6.92%) Firewall
5 9 (6.92%) SAN
5 9 (6.92%) SMS
6 8 (6.15%) VPN
7 4 (3.08%) LAN
8 3 (2.31%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.54%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.54%) VLAN
9 2 (1.54%) VoIP
9 2 (1.54%) WAN
9 2 (1.54%) Wireless
9 2 (1.54%) Internet
9 2 (1.54%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (4.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.77%) DB2
4 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
General
1 13 (10.00%) Finance
2 9 (6.92%) Banking
3 4 (3.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.54%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.77%) Automotive
5 1 (0.77%) Law
5 1 (0.77%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.31%) .NET
1 3 (2.31%) Web Services
2 1 (0.77%) CSS
2 1 (0.77%) HTML
2 1 (0.77%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.77%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.15%) Thin Client
2 8 (6.15%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.08%) Clustering
3 4 (3.08%) Smartcard
4 3 (2.31%) Replication
5 2 (1.54%) NHS
5 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.77%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.77%) CMDB
6 1 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.77%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 109 (83.85%) Windows
2 62 (47.69%) Windows XP
3 57 (43.85%) Windows 7
4 31 (23.85%) Windows Vista
5 29 (22.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (22.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (5.38%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.85%) Linux
8 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.08%) Solaris
9 3 (2.31%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.31%) UNIX
10 2 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.77%) MVS
11 1 (0.77%) VMS
11 1 (0.77%) AIX
11 1 (0.77%) NetWare
11 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.77%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.92%) Software Deployment
2 21 (16.15%) ITIL
3 8 (6.15%) TQM
4 4 (3.08%) Service Management
5 3 (2.31%) Project Management
5 3 (2.31%) Incident Management
5 3 (2.31%) Time Management
5 3 (2.31%) Load Balancing
6 2 (1.54%) Migration
6 2 (1.54%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (1.54%) ITSM
6 2 (1.54%) Change Management
6 2 (1.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (1.54%) Configuration Management
7 1 (0.77%) MVC
7 1 (0.77%) Service Delivery
7 1 (0.77%) Business Continuity
7 1 (0.77%) Validation
7 1 (0.77%) Content Management
7 1 (0.77%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.62%) PowerShell
1 6 (4.62%) SQL
2 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.77%) VBScript
2 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 43 (33.08%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (8.46%) MCSE
5 7 (5.38%) MCITP
6 4 (3.08%) MCTS
7 3 (2.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.54%) CCNA
8 2 (1.54%) MCP
8 2 (1.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.77%) GMP
System Software
1 72 (55.38%) Active Directory
2 25 (19.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 12 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (8.46%) XenApp
5 9 (6.92%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.38%) XenServer
7 6 (4.62%) vSphere
8 5 (3.85%) Hyper-V
9 3 (2.31%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.54%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.77%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.77%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 38 (29.23%) SCCM
2 3 (2.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.54%) SCOM
3 2 (1.54%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.77%) Legato
4 1 (0.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.77%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.77%) OpenView
4 1 (0.77%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.77%) WSUS
4 1 (0.77%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.77%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 54 (41.54%) Microsoft
2 50 (38.46%) Citrix
3 25 (19.23%) AppSense
4 21 (16.15%) VMware
5 20 (15.38%) CA
6 19 (14.62%) Lumension
7 14 (10.77%) HP
8 10 (7.69%) Cisco
9 5 (3.85%) Dell
10 4 (3.08%) Avaya
10 4 (3.08%) Compaq
11 3 (2.31%) Symantec
11 3 (2.31%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.31%) EMC
11 3 (2.31%) NetApp
11 3 (2.31%) Verint
12 2 (1.54%) Veeam
12 2 (1.54%) F5
12 2 (1.54%) Lotus
12 2 (1.54%) Apple
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