The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 27 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.

Support Engineer
North West / Manchester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 85 46
Rank change year-on-year +8 -39  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 12 19 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.86% 1.06% 3.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.12% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 35
Median daily rate £365 £275 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.72% +27.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £115 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £403 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £204 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -25.90% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £14.25 £16.25 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.30% +6.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.25 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £16.25 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £15.74 £16.60
% change year-on-year -8.36% -5.16%  

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 1308 1696 1429
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.50% 94.91% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 1006 841
Median daily rate £375 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.79% +8.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £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 48 38 63
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 £47.50 £28.50 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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
Stockport +6 1 - - 3
Support Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (33.33%) ITIL
3 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
4 8 (29.63%) Office 365
4 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
5 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
5 7 (25.93%) SQL
6 5 (18.52%) Windows 10
7 4 (14.81%) HP
7 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
7 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
7 4 (14.81%) Dynamics NAV
8 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
8 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (11.11%) LAN
8 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
8 3 (11.11%) Citrix
8 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (11.11%) VMware
8 3 (11.11%) Cisco
9 2 (7.41%) Compliance Management
9 2 (7.41%) vCenter Server
9 2 (7.41%) EMC
9 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
9 2 (7.41%) VPN
9 2 (7.41%) DNS
9 2 (7.41%) WAN

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 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.41%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (29.63%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) NX-OS
2 2 (7.41%) VPN
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.70%) Hudson
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.41%) EMC VNX
1 2 (7.41%) iPad
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.70%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
2 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
3 5 (18.52%) Windows 10
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.70%) CentOS
7 1 (3.70%) Linux
7 1 (3.70%) NetWare
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.70%) Unix
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 2 (7.41%) Compliance Management
3 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
3 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) Time Management
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.70%) Line Management
4 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Network Management
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) Release Management
4 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.93%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) MCITP
2 1 (3.70%) MCP
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) MCTS
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
1 2 (7.41%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.81%) HP
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) EMC
4 2 (7.41%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.70%) Apple
5 1 (3.70%) Cramer
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) iManage
5 1 (3.70%) Lotus
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy
5 1 (3.70%) Snow