The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £403 per day in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 13 18
Rank change year-on-year -36 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 11 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 3.33% 4.76% 2.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.49% 5.13% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Median daily rate £403 £125 £90
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +222.00% +38.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -27.27% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £15.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year -8.12% -7.64%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 315 78 74
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 95.45% 92.86% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 39 40
Median daily rate £413 £388 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +82.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £252 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Median hourly rate £17.78 £17.00 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -46.87%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 7 (50.00%) .NET
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 6 (42.86%) Java
2 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) LDAP
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (42.86%) TeamCity
2 6 (42.86%) Node.js
2 6 (42.86%) Artifactory
2 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
3 5 (35.71%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (28.57%) Banking
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
7 1 (7.14%) ThinPrint
7 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (7.14%) Proactive Monitoring

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 (7.14%) IBM Notes
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) LDAP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Artifactory
1 6 (42.86%) Jenkins
1 6 (42.86%) TeamCity
2 5 (35.71%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (42.86%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
1 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) AppSense
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Lotus
3 1 (7.14%) Remedy
3 1 (7.14%) ThinPrint
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Wyse