Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 18 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 48 35
Rank change year-on-year +14 -13 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 14 7 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.87% 1.16% 3.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.00% 1.23% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 10
Merseyside median daily rate £180 £103 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +75.61% -48.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £138 £101 £155
90th Percentile £242 £319 £236
North West median daily rate £180 £199 £250
% change year-on-year -9.32% -20.60% +12.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 11
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 - £14.50
10th Percentile £11.78 - £12.00
90th Percentile £16.38 - £15.50
North West median hourly rate £14.25 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +9.62% -10.34% -12.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract vacancies in Merseyside with a recognized job title 467 567 728
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 94.19% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 334 354
Merseyside median daily rate £375 £373 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +6.43% -
10th Percentile £203 £213 £159
90th Percentile £550 £513 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 22 31
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +3.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £19.31 £25.01 £23.75
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.41% -21.43% +28.13%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Merseyside

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Merseyside

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Merseyside over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Merseyside

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Merseyside

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 6 months to 18 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
Liverpool +3 10 £188 +82.93% 1
Wirral +5 1 £220 -
Prescot - 1 - -
Support Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Merseyside region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) Office 365
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
6 2 (14.29%) Break/Fix
6 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) Time Management
6 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (14.29%) MCSE
6 2 (14.29%) MCSA
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (14.29%) Apple
7 1 (7.14%) Internet
7 1 (7.14%) MPLS
7 1 (7.14%) DSL
7 1 (7.14%) VRRP

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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%) Confluence
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) IIS
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) IaaS
2 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) DSL
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
1 1 (7.14%) MPLS
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (7.14%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 3 (21.43%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Licensing
1 1 (7.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Break/Fix
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
1 2 (14.29%) Migration
1 2 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (7.14%) Coaching
2 1 (7.14%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) MCSA
2 2 (14.29%) MCSE
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
1 1 (7.14%) vMotion
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) Apple
4 2 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Dell
5 1 (7.14%) NETGEAR
5 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL