The median contractor rate for an IT Support Engineer was £100 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 23 June 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.

IT Support Engineer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 99 93
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.072% 0.11% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.12% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £100 £115 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £125 £145
% change year-on-year +4.00% -13.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1304 1727 1441
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.75% 94.94% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 1020 831
Median daily rate £375 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.72% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 37 64
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £28.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

IT Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support Engineer in Manchester

IT Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support Engineer in Manchester

IT Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support Engineer in Manchester

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT 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 Manchester region featuring IT Support Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (50.00%) Office 365
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
1 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) HP