The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £383 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 25 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 75 69
Rank change year-on-year +29 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 10 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.59% 0.76% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 0.81% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Median daily rate £383 £170 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +125.00% -31.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £126 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £214 £270
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -27.27% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Median hourly rate £11.75 £13.00 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.61% -17.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.60 £14.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.00 £19.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.64% -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 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 595 865 941
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.44% 94.33% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 627 566
Median daily rate £405 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 27 48
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £21.40 £33.00
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 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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 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 - 8 £388 - 1
Warrington +21 2 £150 +30.43% 4
Support Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (50.00%) Windows
1 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (43.75%) VPN
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (31.25%) Change Management
4 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
5 4 (25.00%) Firewall
5 4 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco
5 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (25.00%) LAN
5 4 (25.00%) WAN
6 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
6 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
6 3 (18.75%) DNS
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Lotus
6 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
6 3 (18.75%) OSPF
6 3 (18.75%) BGP
6 3 (18.75%) EIGRP
6 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (12.50%) SQL
8 1 (6.25%) Office 365

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 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
2 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) VPN
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) BGP
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (18.75%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) EIGRP
3 3 (18.75%) OSPF
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
1 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.25%) Break/Fix
3 1 (6.25%) Hardware Maintenance
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Korn
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) COSHH
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Kibana
1 1 (6.25%) logstash
1 1 (6.25%) Webmin
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
3 3 (18.75%) Fortinet
3 3 (18.75%) Lotus
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper
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