The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 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
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 117 88
Rank change year-on-year +20 -29  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 38 38 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.31% 1.00% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.05% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 44
Median daily rate £325 £238 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.84% +10.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £115 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £400 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £214
% change year-on-year -27.27% +28.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 11
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.70 £14.45 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.64% -7.64%  

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 2718 3611 3541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.72% 94.78% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2238 2030
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 203
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £45.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 June 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 24 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
Merseyside +6 13 £250 -20.00% 2
Manchester +4 12 £365 +32.72% 13
Cheshire +28 10 £383 +125.00% 12
Lancashire +4 2 - - 3
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 35 (51.47%) Windows
2 23 (33.82%) Active Directory
3 22 (32.35%) Windows 7
4 19 (27.94%) Office 365
5 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
5 18 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
6 17 (25.00%) ITIL
6 17 (25.00%) Citrix
6 17 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 13 (19.12%) SQL
8 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (13.24%) VMware
9 9 (13.24%) VPN
9 9 (13.24%) Cisco
10 8 (11.76%) MS Exchange
10 8 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (10.29%) Data Centre
11 7 (10.29%) Windows 10
11 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
11 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
11 7 (10.29%) LAN
12 6 (8.82%) WAN
12 6 (8.82%) DNS
12 6 (8.82%) Windows XP
12 6 (8.82%) HP
13 5 (7.35%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (7.35%) Change Management
13 5 (7.35%) Firewall
14 4 (5.88%) Lotus

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 8 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.88%) IBM Notes
2 4 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.94%) JBoss
4 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.47%) SAS
4 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (27.94%) Office 365
2 2 (2.94%) Yammer
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.24%) VPN
2 7 (10.29%) LAN
3 6 (8.82%) DNS
3 6 (8.82%) WAN
4 5 (7.35%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (7.35%) Firewall
5 3 (4.41%) BGP
5 3 (4.41%) EIGRP
5 3 (4.41%) Internet
5 3 (4.41%) OSPF
6 2 (2.94%) DHCP
6 2 (2.94%) NX-OS
7 1 (1.47%) DSL
7 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.47%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.47%) VLAN
7 1 (1.47%) VRRP
7 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) Big Data
2 1 (1.47%) IDOL
2 1 (1.47%) MySQL
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.47%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.47%) Hudson
1 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.47%) Toad
General
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
3 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.94%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.94%) iPad
4 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.47%) Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.47%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.47%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (1.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 35 (51.47%) Windows
2 22 (32.35%) Windows 7
3 17 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (10.29%) Windows 10
5 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.82%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.88%) Linux
7 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.41%) Unix
9 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.47%) CentOS
10 1 (1.47%) NetWare
10 1 (1.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (7.35%) Change Management
3 3 (4.41%) Incident Management
3 3 (4.41%) ITIL V3
3 3 (4.41%) Load Balancing
3 3 (4.41%) Migration
3 3 (4.41%) Problem Management
4 2 (2.94%) Compliance Management
4 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
4 2 (2.94%) Time Management
5 1 (1.47%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.47%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.47%) Data Analysis
5 1 (1.47%) Line Management
5 1 (1.47%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.47%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (1.47%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.47%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.47%) Statistics
5 1 (1.47%) Supply Chain Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.12%) SQL
2 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.94%) Perl
4 1 (1.47%) C#
4 1 (1.47%) Java
4 1 (1.47%) Korn
4 1 (1.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.94%) Degree
5 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.47%) HNC
5 1 (1.47%) MCITP
5 1 (1.47%) MCP
5 1 (1.47%) MCSE
5 1 (1.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) COSHH
System Software
1 23 (33.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.94%) vSphere
2 2 (2.94%) XenApp
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) SCCM
1 2 (2.94%) vCenter Server
2 1 (1.47%) Kibana
2 1 (1.47%) logstash
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.47%) vMotion
2 1 (1.47%) Webmin
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 17 (25.00%) Citrix
3 9 (13.24%) Cisco
3 9 (13.24%) VMware
4 6 (8.82%) HP
5 4 (5.88%) Lotus
6 3 (4.41%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.41%) Fortinet
6 3 (4.41%) Oracle
7 2 (2.94%) EMC
7 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.47%) Apple
8 1 (1.47%) Baan
8 1 (1.47%) Cramer
8 1 (1.47%) Dell
8 1 (1.47%) Juniper
8 1 (1.47%) NetApp
8 1 (1.47%) Remedy
8 1 (1.47%) SAP
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