The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £240 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
North West / Cheshire
Rank 45 68 63
Rank change year-on-year +23 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 6 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.13% 1.33% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.45% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £240 £243 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.03% +19.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £204 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £303 £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 £13.00 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.53% -20.39%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.68% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 505 898 771
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.46% 92.20% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 565 456
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 59
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £32.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Cheshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Cheshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Cheshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Cheshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Cheshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 6 £240 - 1
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Cheshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Windows
1 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 4 (28.57%) VPN
3 3 (21.43%) LAN
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
4 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
4 2 (14.29%) Change Management
4 2 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) Lotus
4 2 (14.29%) Apple
4 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 2 (14.29%) Internet
4 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) DNS
4 2 (14.29%) SLA
4 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
4 2 (14.29%) VLAN
4 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security
5 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) iPhone
5 1 (7.14%) Banking
5 1 (7.14%) SSH

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) VPN
2 3 (21.43%) LAN
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) Internet
3 2 (14.29%) VLAN
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) BGP
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
4 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (7.14%) IPsec
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security
4 1 (7.14%) OSPF
4 1 (7.14%) Skype
4 1 (7.14%) SSH
4 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Big Data
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) iPhone
2 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
2 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
1 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.14%) DNA
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) COSHH
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 1 (7.14%) XenApp
1 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
1 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) AppDNA
1 1 (7.14%) Kibana
1 1 (7.14%) logstash
1 1 (7.14%) Webmin
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Apple
3 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 2 (14.29%) Fortinet
3 2 (14.29%) Lotus
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper
4 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
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