Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £320 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 20 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 81 84
Rank change year-on-year +24 +3 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 33 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.48% 1.10% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.59% 1.17% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 18
Cheshire median daily rate £320 £215 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.84% -14.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £117 £145 £198
90th Percentile £404 £293 £316
North West median daily rate £180 £199 £250
% change year-on-year -9.32% -20.60% +12.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 6
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.63% -4.10%
North West median hourly rate £14.25 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +9.62% -10.34% -12.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1273 1366 1990
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.50% 93.88% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 989 1324
Cheshire median daily rate £406 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £257 £235 £266
90th Percentile £617 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 48 86
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -12.17% +4.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £33.00 £27.63 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
% change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +21 12 £388 - 1
Macclesfield +12 10 - - 2
Warrington +18 5 £150 +5.26% 5
Wilmslow +5 1 £97 -51.75%
Knutsford -18 1 - - 2
Runcorn - 1 - -
Support Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 Cheshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (69.70%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Windows 10
3 15 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 10 (30.30%) Apple
5 8 (24.24%) Time Management
6 7 (21.21%) Oracle
6 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
6 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
7 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
7 5 (15.15%) LAN
7 5 (15.15%) WAN
7 5 (15.15%) ITIL
8 4 (12.12%) Change Management
8 4 (12.12%) Unix
8 4 (12.12%) Linux
8 4 (12.12%) SQL
9 3 (9.09%) Java
9 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (9.09%) VMware
9 3 (9.09%) Banking
9 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
9 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
9 3 (9.09%) Fortinet
10 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
10 2 (6.06%) LANDesk
10 2 (6.06%) WordPress
10 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
10 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
10 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
10 2 (6.06%) vSphere

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (6.06%) WordPress
2 1 (3.03%) JBoss
2 1 (3.03%) SAS
2 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) LAN
1 5 (15.15%) WAN
2 2 (6.06%) BGP
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (6.06%) DNS
2 2 (6.06%) EIGRP
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) OSPF
2 2 (6.06%) VPN
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) NAS
3 1 (3.03%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.03%) JMeter
1 1 (3.03%) Mercurial
1 1 (3.03%) Subversion
General
1 3 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) Middleware
1 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
2 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.03%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Windows 10
3 15 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.12%) Linux
4 4 (12.12%) Unix
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.03%) Android
6 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Time Management
2 5 (15.15%) ITIL
3 4 (12.12%) Change Management
4 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
5 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
5 2 (6.06%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.03%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.03%) Coaching
6 1 (3.03%) Defect Management
6 1 (3.03%) Migration
6 1 (3.03%) Mobile Development
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.03%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) Korn
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.03%) VB
3 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Apple
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Oracle
3 3 (9.09%) Fortinet
3 3 (9.09%) VMware
4 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco
4 2 (6.06%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.03%) Capita
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) IBM