Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £403 per day in advertised job vacancies in County Antrim during the 6 months to 25 July 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.

Support Engineer
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 19 31
Rank change year-on-year -47 +12 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 14 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 2.53% 6.05% 1.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 6.47% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 1
County Antrim median daily rate £403 £109 £90
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +270.97% +20.56% -52.00%
Northern Ireland median daily rate £403 £109 £90
% change year-on-year +270.97% +20.56% -52.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
County Antrim median hourly rate £21.61 £17.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.12% +25.93% -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £21.61 £17.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +27.12% +25.93% -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in County Antrim. 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
County Antrim
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 534 201 168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 96.39% 93.49% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 98 91
County Antrim median daily rate £413 £320 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.91% +28.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £273 £103 £116
90th Percentile £500 £475 £519
Northern Ireland median daily rate £413 £325 £260
% change year-on-year +26.92% +25.00% -22.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 6
County Antrim median hourly rate £14.56 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.41% -6.45% +14.81%
10th Percentile £12.83 £10.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £22.47 £26.00 £32.00
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.56 £14.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.29% -17.86% +25.00%

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 25 July 2017.

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
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 25 July 2017. 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 -46 12 £403 +277.05%
Support Engineer
Northern Ireland

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 County Antrim region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (64.29%) .NET
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (57.14%) Oracle
2 8 (57.14%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
2 8 (57.14%) LDAP
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) TeamCity
2 8 (57.14%) Node.js
2 8 (57.14%) Artifactory
2 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 7 (50.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (50.00%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) Banking
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (7.14%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
6 1 (7.14%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
6 1 (7.14%) SharePoint

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 (7.14%) IBM Notes
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) LDAP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Artifactory
1 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
1 8 (57.14%) TeamCity
2 7 (50.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (64.29%) .NET
2 8 (57.14%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
1 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Lotus
3 1 (7.14%) Remedy