The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £115 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
England / North West
Rank 99 109 98
Rank change year-on-year +10 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 29 48 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.13% 1.25% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.33% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 20
Median daily rate £115 £250 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £89 £168 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £350 £324
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -19.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.21 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.75 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.22%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2439 3620 3389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.05% 94.34% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1527 2156 1777
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 172 203
Median hourly rate £16.18 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.28% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
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 the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in the North West

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in the North West

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in the North West

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in the North West

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in the North West

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Manchester +16 16 £108 -41.89% 19
Cheshire +24 6 £240 -1.03% 7
Lancashire +7 3 - - 1
Merseyside -1 3 - - 2
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (51.47%) Windows
2 20 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
3 18 (26.47%) VMware
4 17 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 16 (23.53%) MS Office
6 15 (22.06%) ITIL
6 15 (22.06%) Windows 7
7 12 (17.65%) Citrix
8 11 (16.18%) Linux
9 9 (13.24%) SQL
9 9 (13.24%) Office 365
10 8 (11.76%) Windows 10
11 7 (10.29%) Unix
11 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (10.29%) SCCM
12 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
12 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
12 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (8.82%) LAN
12 6 (8.82%) DNS
12 6 (8.82%) Internet
12 6 (8.82%) Firewall
13 5 (7.35%) HP
13 5 (7.35%) SLA
13 5 (7.35%) VPN
13 5 (7.35%) WAN
13 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
13 5 (7.35%) Data Centre
14 4 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.41%) IBM Notes
2 3 (4.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (23.53%) MS Office
2 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.47%) OPENContractor
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) Office 365
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
3 1 (1.47%) PaaS
3 1 (1.47%) SaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) DNS
1 6 (8.82%) Firewall
1 6 (8.82%) Internet
1 6 (8.82%) LAN
2 5 (7.35%) VPN
2 5 (7.35%) WAN
3 4 (5.88%) SAN
4 3 (4.41%) DHCP
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.94%) NAS
5 2 (2.94%) VLAN
5 2 (2.94%) VoIP
6 1 (1.47%) ATM
6 1 (1.47%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.47%) Network Security
6 1 (1.47%) NX-OS
6 1 (1.47%) OSPF
6 1 (1.47%) Skype
6 1 (1.47%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.41%) MySQL
1 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) Big Data
2 1 (1.47%) QlikView
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (2.94%) Banking
1 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.47%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.41%) iPad
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.47%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.47%) iPhone
4 1 (1.47%) NHS
4 1 (1.47%) RIA
4 1 (1.47%) Tandem
4 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (51.47%) Windows
2 20 (29.41%) Windows Server
3 15 (22.06%) Windows 7
4 11 (16.18%) Linux
5 8 (11.76%) Windows 10
6 7 (10.29%) Unix
6 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.88%) Solaris
8 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.88%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.94%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.47%) AIX
10 1 (1.47%) CentOS
10 1 (1.47%) SUSE
10 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.06%) ITIL
2 4 (5.88%) Change Management
2 4 (5.88%) Service Management
3 3 (4.41%) Data Analysis
3 3 (4.41%) DevOps
3 3 (4.41%) ITIL V3
3 3 (4.41%) Problem Management
3 3 (4.41%) Project Management
4 2 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (2.94%) Configuration Management
4 2 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (2.94%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (2.94%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (2.94%) High Availability
4 2 (2.94%) Open Source
4 2 (2.94%) Release Management
5 1 (1.47%) Application Virtualisation
5 1 (1.47%) Chat Support
5 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2
5 1 (1.47%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.24%) SQL
2 4 (5.88%) Python
3 2 (2.94%) Java
3 2 (2.94%) Perl
4 1 (1.47%) R
4 1 (1.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.41%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (4.41%) Degree
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.47%) HNC
4 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.47%) MCITP
4 1 (1.47%) MCP
4 1 (1.47%) MCSE
4 1 (1.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) COSHH
2 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 17 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.88%) vSphere
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.94%) XenApp
4 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) Ansible
2 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.94%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.47%) AppDNA
3 1 (1.47%) FreeIPA
3 1 (1.47%) Kibana
3 1 (1.47%) logstash
3 1 (1.47%) Puppet
3 1 (1.47%) Webmin
3 1 (1.47%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
1 18 (26.47%) VMware
2 12 (17.65%) Citrix
3 5 (7.35%) HP
4 4 (5.88%) AppSense
4 4 (5.88%) Cisco
4 4 (5.88%) Fortinet
4 4 (5.88%) NetApp
5 3 (4.41%) F5
5 3 (4.41%) Lotus
5 3 (4.41%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.94%) Apple
6 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.94%) GENBAND
7 1 (1.47%) Baan
7 1 (1.47%) EMC
7 1 (1.47%) Hortonworks
7 1 (1.47%) Juniper
7 1 (1.47%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.47%) Remedy
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