The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland 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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 10 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 11 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 11.00% 4.72% 4.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.22% 5.26% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Average daily rate - £105 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -65.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.91% +1.66%
Support Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland 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
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
98 95 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 98.00% 89.62% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 50 28
Average daily rate £325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £105 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £363 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 £10.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+280.95% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Engineer across the Northern Ireland region.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer across the Northern Ireland region.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 11 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
County Antrim +7 11 - -
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 17 (94.44%) LAN
1 17 (94.44%) WAN
1 17 (94.44%) Network Management
2 16 (88.89%) ITIL
3 12 (66.67%) OpenView
3 12 (66.67%) HP
3 12 (66.67%) CA
4 11 (61.11%) OPNET
4 11 (61.11%) Validation
4 11 (61.11%) Change Control
4 11 (61.11%) e-Health
5 10 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (55.56%) Peregrine
5 10 (55.56%) Service Delivery
6 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (44.44%) Cisco
6 8 (44.44%) CCNA
7 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
7 7 (38.89%) VPN
7 7 (38.89%) CiscoWorks
7 7 (38.89%) Broadband
7 7 (38.89%) ISDN
7 7 (38.89%) Fault Management
7 7 (38.89%) Network Monitoring
8 6 (33.33%) Network Security
8 6 (33.33%) Firewall
8 6 (33.33%) Wireless
8 6 (33.33%) Unix
9 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 5 (27.78%) Change Management

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Communications & Networking
1 17 (94.44%) LAN
1 17 (94.44%) WAN
2 7 (38.89%) Broadband
2 7 (38.89%) ISDN
2 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
2 7 (38.89%) VPN
3 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 6 (33.33%) Network Security
3 6 (33.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
Miscellaneous
1 11 (61.11%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (94.44%) Network Management
2 16 (88.89%) ITIL
3 11 (61.11%) Change Control
3 11 (61.11%) Validation
4 10 (55.56%) Service Delivery
5 7 (38.89%) Fault Management
5 7 (38.89%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (27.78%) Change Management
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) CCNA
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) MCSA
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) BS7799
1 5 (27.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (66.67%) OpenView
2 11 (61.11%) OPNET
3 7 (38.89%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (5.56%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) CA
1 12 (66.67%) HP
2 10 (55.56%) Peregrine
3 8 (44.44%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) Aruba