Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 66 96
Rank change year-on-year +5 +30 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 30 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.26% 1.81% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 1.90% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 8
Cheshire median daily rate £288 £378 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.84% +67.78% -
10th Percentile £113 £112 £165
90th Percentile £338 £404 £311
North West median daily rate £225 £263 £225
% change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.00 £12.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.49% -1.92% -17.80%
10th Percentile £12.33 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.83 £15.63 £13.50
North West median hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% +15.38% -16.85%

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 1,275 1,156 1,677
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 94.99% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 803 1,171
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £260
90th Percentile £538 £525 £569
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 60 53
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.79% -8.04%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.23 £10.20
90th Percentile £37.50 £46.00 £35.75
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £19.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.39% +10.00% -5.30%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +5 7 £275 +83.33% 1
Chester -3 5 £308 -20.65% 2
Macclesfield +3 4 - - 2
Crewe - 4 £250 - 1
Wilmslow -4 3 £325 +236.79%
Runcorn +4 1 - - 1
Ellesmere Port - 1 - -
Northwich - 1 - -
Support Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 18 (60.00%) Windows
2 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
4 12 (40.00%) SCCM
5 10 (33.33%) ITIL
6 7 (23.33%) SQL
6 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
6 7 (23.33%) VMware
7 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (16.67%) Oracle
8 5 (16.67%) Java
8 5 (16.67%) Migration
8 5 (16.67%) Back Office
8 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 5 (16.67%) Software Deployment
8 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (13.33%) Time Management
9 4 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
9 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (13.33%) HP
9 4 (13.33%) Apple
9 4 (13.33%) McAfee
9 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (13.33%) XML
9 4 (13.33%) SLA

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 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Apache
2 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.67%) IIS
3 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) FTP
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
1 3 (10.00%) Skype
2 2 (6.67%) DMZ
2 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.67%) IPsec
2 2 (6.67%) NAS
2 2 (6.67%) SAN
2 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) VLAN
3 1 (3.33%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Ingres
4 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.33%) JMeter
1 1 (3.33%) Selenium
1 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (16.67%) Back Office
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) XML
2 3 (10.00%) EDI
3 1 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) iPhone
3 1 (3.33%) IPTV
3 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 18 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 3 (10.00%) Linux
5 3 (10.00%) Mac OS
5 3 (10.00%) Unix
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (16.67%) Migration
3 5 (16.67%) Software Deployment
4 4 (13.33%) Time Management
5 3 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
5 3 (10.00%) Information Security
5 3 (10.00%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.67%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (6.67%) SDLC
6 2 (6.67%) Software Distribution
6 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.67%) VB
5 1 (3.33%) C#
5 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) PHP
5 1 (3.33%) Python
5 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) MCSE
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) CCNA
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) GNVQ
2 1 (3.33%) HP ASE
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.33%) MCITP
2 1 (3.33%) MCSA
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (40.00%) SCCM
2 4 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (10.00%) SCOM
4 2 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) Oracle
4 4 (13.33%) Apple
4 4 (13.33%) HP
4 4 (13.33%) McAfee
5 3 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco
6 2 (6.67%) Symantec
7 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.33%) IBM
7 1 (3.33%) Meraki
7 1 (3.33%) NetApp
7 1 (3.33%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.33%) Samsung