The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £240 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 15 - 31
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 6 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.83% - 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.38% - 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £240 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.22%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 94 144 186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 91.26% 95.36% 97.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 99 117
Median daily rate £375 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £250 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 23
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.52% -38.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Chester

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Support Engineer in Chester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Chester

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Chester over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Chester

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in Chester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Chester

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Chester region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) COSHH
4 1 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) XenServer
4 1 (12.50%) Office 365
4 1 (12.50%) Big Data
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (12.50%) logstash
4 1 (12.50%) Kibana
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Webmin
4 1 (12.50%) OSPF
4 1 (12.50%) BGP
4 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
4 1 (12.50%) Banking
4 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) DNS

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) BGP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) EIGRP
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) OSPF
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Big Data
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Change Management
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) COSHH
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Kibana
1 1 (12.50%) logstash
1 1 (12.50%) Webmin
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Lotus
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