Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in County Antrim during the 6 months to 9 December 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
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 73 33
Rank change year-on-year +43 -40 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 15 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 4.45% 1.47% 2.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.87% 1.55% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
County Antrim median daily rate £350 £125 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +180.00% -28.57% -
10th Percentile £245 £123 £131
90th Percentile £435 £128 £213
Northern Ireland median daily rate £250 £125 £175
% change year-on-year +100.00% -28.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
County Antrim median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £14.00 £16.00
90th Percentile £30.00 £14.00 £18.00
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim. 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
County Antrim
Contract vacancies in County Antrim with a recognized job title 308 517 280
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.39% 95.04% 96.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 393 169
County Antrim median daily rate £400 £420 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +18.31% +15.45%
10th Percentile £300 £291 £163
90th Percentile £525 £538 £460
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £413 £358
% change year-on-year -3.03% +15.38% +14.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 30
County Antrim median hourly rate £18.50 £14.28 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.55% +0.21% -6.56%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.25 £21.28 £31.25
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £16.00 £14.56 £14.25
% change year-on-year +9.89% +2.18% -6.56%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

Job postings that featured Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in County Antrim.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in County Antrim

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in County Antrim

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in County Antrim over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in County Antrim

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in County Antrim

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in County Antrim

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in County Antrim over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in County Antrim

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

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 County Antrim region over the 6 months to 9 December 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
Belfast +43 15 £350 +180.00%
Support Engineer
Northern Ireland

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 County Antrim region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 5 (33.33%) Firewall
5 4 (26.67%) LAN
5 4 (26.67%) WAN
5 4 (26.67%) Meraki
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (20.00%) DNS
6 3 (20.00%) EMC
6 3 (20.00%) Juniper
6 3 (20.00%) CommVault
6 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 2 (13.33%) Migration
7 2 (13.33%) Games
7 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (13.33%) DHCP
7 2 (13.33%) CRM
7 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
7 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
7 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (13.33%) VLAN
7 2 (13.33%) Network Security

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (13.33%) DHCP
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security
4 2 (13.33%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) Skype
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Games
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (6.67%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Unix
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (13.33%) Break/Fix
2 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (13.33%) CRM
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Security Patching
2 2 (13.33%) Threat Detection
2 2 (13.33%) Time Management
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Meraki
4 3 (20.00%) CommVault
4 3 (20.00%) EMC
4 3 (20.00%) Juniper
4 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (6.67%) Isilon
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.67%) SAP