Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £230 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 65 100
Rank change year-on-year -5 +35 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 25 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.90% 1.35% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 1.43% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 6
Cheshire median daily rate £230 £378 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.07% +55.67% +22.78%
10th Percentile £200 £97 £201
90th Percentile £354 £394 £375
North West median daily rate £220 £240 £235
% change year-on-year -8.33% +2.13% +9.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 13
Cheshire median hourly rate £11.78 £12.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.76% -3.85% -21.21%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.10
90th Percentile £17.30 £21.00 £13.40
North West median hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +5.77% - -19.35%

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 1,267 1,051 1,848
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.42% 94.86% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 715 1,215
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £239 £215 £259
90th Percentile £538 £525 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 76 77
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.84 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.04% +25.60% -13.04%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £37.50 £47.50 £34.75
North West median hourly rate £17.88 £20.00 £20.78
% change year-on-year -10.60% -3.75% +17.07%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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
Warrington -2 7 £200 - 6
Chester -10 5 £230 -39.07%
Macclesfield - 3 - -
Wilmslow - 3 £325 - 1
Northwich - 1 - - 2
Support Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (40.00%) VMware
3 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (28.00%) Windows 10
5 6 (24.00%) Migration
5 6 (24.00%) SCCM
5 6 (24.00%) Time Management
6 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (20.00%) Apple
7 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (12.00%) Skype
8 3 (12.00%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business
8 3 (12.00%) Software Deployment
8 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (12.00%) Finance
8 3 (12.00%) Banking
8 3 (12.00%) ITIL
8 3 (12.00%) SQL
8 3 (12.00%) HP
8 3 (12.00%) Citrix

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 4 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.00%) IIS
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.00%) SAS
4 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) LAN
1 3 (12.00%) Skype
1 3 (12.00%) Structured Cabling
1 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (8.00%) DMZ
2 2 (8.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (8.00%) IPsec
2 2 (8.00%) NAS
2 2 (8.00%) SAN
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.00%) WAN
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) VLAN
3 1 (4.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (12.00%) Banking
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) Middleware
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) iPhone
2 1 (4.00%) IPTV
2 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (28.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.00%) Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
7 1 (4.00%) Unix
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Migration
1 6 (24.00%) Time Management
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Software Deployment
3 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.00%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (8.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (4.00%) Break/Fix
4 1 (4.00%) Change Management
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (4.00%) Information Security
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL V2
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) CCNA
2 1 (4.00%) CCNP
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) HP ASE
2 1 (4.00%) MCITP
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (8.00%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (8.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (40.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) Apple
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 3 (12.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) IBM
5 1 (4.00%) Meraki
5 1 (4.00%) NetApp
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) ProCurve
5 1 (4.00%) Samsung