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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
North West / Merseyside
Rank 36 35 25
Rank change year-on-year -1 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 3 5 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.94% 1.48% 4.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 1.55% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £200 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.58%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 303 323 335
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 94.98% 95.56% 91.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 213 157
Median daily rate £368 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.12% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £15.75 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 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
Liverpool 0 3 - -
Support Engineer
North West

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 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 Merseyside region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Operations
2 2 (28.57%) Data ONTAP
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (28.57%) NAS
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) F5
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) NetApp
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Solaris
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) ATM
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) OPENContractor
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) NAS
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) QlikView
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Data ONTAP
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (28.57%) Solaris
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL V3
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) F5
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) NetApp
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Capita
2 1 (14.29%) Civica