Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Support Engineer
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 28 20
Rank change year-on-year -37 -8 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 12 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.06% 4.12% 5.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.16% 4.31% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Belfast median daily rate £438 £175 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +150.00% - -
County Antrim median daily rate £550 £175 -
% change year-on-year +214.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - -
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year -17.65% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Belfast
Contract vacancies in Belfast with a recognized job title 555 255 115
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 95.51% 90.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 149 71
Belfast median daily rate £413 £350 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +13.82% -1.60%
10th Percentile £289 £138 £100
90th Percentile £513 £438 £519
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £350 £308
% change year-on-year +17.86% +13.82% -1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 3
Belfast median hourly rate £14.00 £14.30 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -6.26% -9.55%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £21.00 £19.40 £17.49
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year -1.75% -6.56% -9.55%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings that featured Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Belfast

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Support Engineer in Belfast.

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Belfast

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Belfast

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Belfast over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Belfast

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Belfast

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Belfast region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Banking
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
4 3 (25.00%) Node.js
4 3 (25.00%) Artifactory
4 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (25.00%) npm
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (25.00%) Firewall
4 3 (25.00%) LDAP
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) Compuware
5 2 (16.67%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) SLA
5 2 (16.67%) CommVault
5 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (16.67%) Symantec
5 2 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (16.67%) Big Data

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Firewall
1 3 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
2 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Artifactory
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
1 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCP
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Citrix
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
3 2 (16.67%) Altiris
3 2 (16.67%) CommVault
3 2 (16.67%) Compuware
3 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 2 (16.67%) Symantec
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Avaya
4 1 (8.33%) Lotus
4 1 (8.33%) Polycom