Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £230 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 64 91
Rank change year-on-year +6 +27 0
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 31 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.38% 1.66% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.47% 1.74% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 14
Cheshire median daily rate £230 £170 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -32.00% +47.06%
10th Percentile £200 £90 £217
90th Percentile £356 £271 £288
North West median daily rate £200 £165 £250
% change year-on-year +21.21% -34.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00

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 1,255 1,147 1,861
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 95.19% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 799 1,250
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £225 £200 £256
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 67 83
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -1.90% +2.93%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £37.75 £39.15 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £18.03 £18.00 £23.35
% change year-on-year +0.17% -22.91% +41.52%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018. 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
Macclesfield +13 11 - - 2
Chester +1 9 £230 +41.54% 1
Warrington +4 8 £205 +20.59% 6
Support Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Windows 10
3 12 (38.71%) Apple
4 11 (35.48%) Windows 7
5 9 (29.03%) Time Management
6 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
7 5 (16.13%) Oracle
7 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
7 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
8 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
8 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
8 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
8 4 (12.90%) VMware
8 4 (12.90%) Migration
9 3 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (9.68%) Banking
9 3 (9.68%) Java
9 3 (9.68%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (6.45%) .NET
10 2 (6.45%) Linux
10 2 (6.45%) Unix
10 2 (6.45%) SCCM
10 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
11 1 (3.23%) JMeter
11 1 (3.23%) Finance
11 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 1 (3.23%) Capita
11 1 (3.23%) Online Banking
11 1 (3.23%) WebSphere

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 1 (3.23%) SAS
1 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.23%) JMeter
General
1 3 (9.68%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
2 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.23%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Windows 10
3 11 (35.48%) Windows 7
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
5 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.45%) Linux
6 2 (6.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Time Management
2 4 (12.90%) Migration
3 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.23%) Break/Fix
3 1 (3.23%) Change Management
3 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL
3 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
3 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.23%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
3 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) Java
2 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) C#
3 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
3 1 (3.23%) VB
3 1 (3.23%) VB.NET
3 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) CCNA
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.23%) ISEB
2 1 (3.23%) MCSA
2 1 (3.23%) MCSE
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) HP ALM
2 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Apple
2 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) Capita
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco
4 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.23%) HP