Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 25 November 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 130 82
Rank change year-on-year +17 -48 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 27 29 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.92% 0.82% 2.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.87% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 48
Manchester median daily rate £175 £197 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.17% -31.48% +28.06%
10th Percentile £111 £122 £141
90th Percentile £218 £382 £375
North West median daily rate £180 £197 £253
% change year-on-year -8.63% -21.98% +13.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 15
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 - £12.00
10th Percentile £13.90 - £10.80
90th Percentile £31.70 - £17.55
North West median hourly rate £13.63 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +4.81% -10.34% -17.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2772 3339 3609
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.54% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1757 2136 2082
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £233 £239 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 78 140
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% -9.38% +8.47%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.18 £10.48
90th Percentile £41.20 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +17.19% -25.58% +34.38%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Manchester

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Manchester

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 Support Engineer in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Manchester

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in Manchester

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 25 November 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
Salford +7 3 £175 - 2
Stockport -2 1 - - 3
Cheadle - 1 £220 -
Oldham - 1 - - 1
Rochdale - 1 - - 1
Support Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 Manchester region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
3 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 9 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
5 6 (22.22%) Time Management
5 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
6 5 (18.52%) Apple
7 4 (14.81%) DHCP
7 4 (14.81%) DNS
7 4 (14.81%) VMware
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
7 4 (14.81%) Apple iOS
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (11.11%) DBS Check
8 3 (11.11%) Network Management
8 3 (11.11%) Android
8 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 3 (11.11%) Finance
8 3 (11.11%) Citrix
8 3 (11.11%) VPN
8 3 (11.11%) LAN
8 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (11.11%) ITIL
9 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
9 2 (7.41%) VoIP
9 2 (7.41%) WAN
9 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP

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 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) DHCP
1 4 (14.81%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) LAN
2 3 (11.11%) VPN
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.41%) VoIP
3 2 (7.41%) WAN
3 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.70%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) IGMP
4 1 (3.70%) OSPF
4 1 (3.70%) PBX
4 1 (3.70%) VLAN
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
1 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.70%) NHS
1 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 9 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
4 4 (14.81%) Apple iOS
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Android
6 1 (3.70%) AIX
6 1 (3.70%) Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.70%) Unix
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Time Management
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Network Management
2 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) Change Control
3 2 (7.41%) Change Management
3 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
3 2 (7.41%) Project Management
3 2 (7.41%) Release Management
3 2 (7.41%) SDLC
3 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 1 (3.70%) CRM
4 1 (3.70%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Energy Management
4 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Process Management
4 1 (3.70%) Server Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) DBS Check
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
4 2 (7.41%) ECDL
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.70%) CCNA
5 1 (3.70%) CCNP
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.70%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) GPFS
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Apple
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (7.41%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) Sophos
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) Juniper
5 1 (3.70%) Mitel
5 1 (3.70%) Veritas