The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £115 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 29 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.

Support Engineer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 92 89
Rank change year-on-year +20 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 16 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.21% 0.84% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.89% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 5
Median daily rate £115 £175 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £96 £142 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £325 £306
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £15.00 £18.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £15.63
% change year-on-year -4.76% +0.80%  

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 1252 1689 1547
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.78% 94.30% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 974 812
Median daily rate £375 £391 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.15% +11.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 49
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +8.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.28 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Manchester over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Altrincham - 1 £115 - 1
Salford - 1 - - 2
Wigan - 1 - -
Support Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Manchester region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (55.26%) Windows
2 15 (39.47%) Windows Server
3 13 (34.21%) VMware
4 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
5 9 (23.68%) Citrix
5 9 (23.68%) MS Office
6 8 (21.05%) ITIL
6 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 8 (21.05%) Office 365
7 7 (18.42%) SCCM
7 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.79%) SQL
8 6 (15.79%) Linux
9 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (10.53%) Windows 8
10 4 (10.53%) Windows 10
10 4 (10.53%) Python
10 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
10 4 (10.53%) Cisco
10 4 (10.53%) HP
10 4 (10.53%) DNS
10 4 (10.53%) Internet
10 4 (10.53%) AppSense
10 4 (10.53%) Dynamics NAV
10 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (7.89%) vSphere
11 3 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (7.89%) Service Management
11 3 (7.89%) Unix
12 2 (5.26%) SmoothWall

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 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (23.68%) MS Office
2 2 (5.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) DNS
1 4 (10.53%) Internet
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (5.26%) DHCP
2 2 (5.26%) Firewall
2 2 (5.26%) NX-OS
2 2 (5.26%) SAN
2 2 (5.26%) VoIP
2 2 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (2.63%) Kerberos
3 1 (2.63%) LAN
3 1 (2.63%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) MySQL
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
1 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.26%) EMC VNX
1 2 (5.26%) iPad
2 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.63%) NHS
2 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 21 (55.26%) Windows
2 15 (39.47%) Windows Server
3 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
4 6 (15.79%) Linux
5 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (10.53%) Windows 10
6 4 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.89%) Unix
8 2 (5.26%) Solaris
8 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.63%) CentOS
9 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) ITIL
2 3 (7.89%) Service Management
3 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.26%) DevOps
3 2 (5.26%) High Availability
3 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (2.63%) Application Virtualisation
4 1 (2.63%) Change Management
4 1 (2.63%) Chat Support
4 1 (2.63%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (2.63%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (2.63%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.63%) Network Management
4 1 (2.63%) Open Source
4 1 (2.63%) Release Management
4 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.63%) Time Management
4 1 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) Python
3 2 (5.26%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) R
4 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
1 1 (2.63%) MCITP
1 1 (2.63%) MCP
1 1 (2.63%) MCSE
1 1 (2.63%) MCTS
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (7.89%) vSphere
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.63%) XenApp
4 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) SCCM
2 2 (5.26%) Ansible
2 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (5.26%) SmoothWall
3 1 (2.63%) FreeIPA
3 1 (2.63%) Puppet
3 1 (2.63%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) VMware
2 9 (23.68%) Citrix
3 7 (18.42%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.53%) AppSense
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco
4 4 (10.53%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) EMC
5 2 (5.26%) Fortinet
5 2 (5.26%) GENBAND
5 2 (5.26%) Lotus
6 1 (2.63%) Cramer
6 1 (2.63%) Hortonworks
6 1 (2.63%) Huawei
6 1 (2.63%) NetApp
6 1 (2.63%) Remedy