Period
to 18 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £185 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 67 27
Rank change year-on-year +30 -40 0
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 15 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.79% 2.78% 3.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.03% 2.89% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 2
Northern Ireland median daily rate £185 £403 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.04% +69.47% +163.89%
10th Percentile £108 £123 £145
90th Percentile £413 £575 £328
UK median daily rate £198 £200 £265
% change year-on-year -1.25% -24.53% +23.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% -
10th Percentile £12.32 £14.00 £16.00
90th Percentile £32.50 £20.09 £18.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £15.53 £15.60
% change year-on-year +12.72% -0.48% -1.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. 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
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 372 623 226
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.94% 96.29% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 498 115
Northern Ireland median daily rate £431 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +26.92% +8.33%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £163
90th Percentile £538 £513 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 8 22
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £15.00 £15.28 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.83% -7.39% -48.44%
10th Percentile £10.72 £13.81 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £22.25 £23.38
UK median hourly rate £17.85 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -6.05% - +5.56%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Northern Ireland

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Northern Ireland

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Northern Ireland

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Northern Ireland

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in Northern Ireland

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. 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
County Antrim +34 13 £300 -25.47% 2
County Tyrone - 2 £120 -
Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Northern Ireland region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 5 (33.33%) Firewall
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) LAN
5 4 (26.67%) WAN
6 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (20.00%) DNS
6 3 (20.00%) EMC
6 3 (20.00%) CommVault
6 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
7 2 (13.33%) Meraki
7 2 (13.33%) Security Patching
7 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
7 2 (13.33%) Threat Detection
7 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (13.33%) DHCP
7 2 (13.33%) CRM
7 2 (13.33%) Juniper
7 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (13.33%) Office 365
7 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (13.33%) VLAN

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (13.33%) DHCP
4 2 (13.33%) Network Security
4 2 (13.33%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) Skype
General
1 3 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (6.67%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 2 (13.33%) CRM
1 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (13.33%) Security Patching
1 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
1 2 (13.33%) Threat Detection
2 1 (6.67%) Break/Fix
2 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco
1 6 (40.00%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) CommVault
3 3 (20.00%) EMC
3 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (13.33%) Juniper
4 2 (13.33%) Meraki
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) Isilon
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL