The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 89 66 69
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 13 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.80% 1.13% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.21% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 1
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£200 £185 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -26.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £205 £216
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.86 £13.20 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.15% -70.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.86 £15.26 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+3.91% -3.09%
Support Engineer
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1497 988 822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 92.12% 93.12% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 674 443
Average daily rate £363 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 23 34
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.20 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -54.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.80 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title.

1 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) VMware
3 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (27.27%) SLA
4 9 (27.27%) ITIL
5 8 (24.24%) Windows XP
5 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
5 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (24.24%) Change Management
5 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
6 7 (21.21%) LTE
6 7 (21.21%) Network Architecture
6 7 (21.21%) Amdocs
6 7 (21.21%) Fault Management
6 7 (21.21%) 3G
6 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
6 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
6 7 (21.21%) GPRS
6 7 (21.21%) GSM
6 7 (21.21%) UMTS
6 7 (21.21%) MS Office
7 6 (18.18%) CentOS
7 6 (18.18%) HSPA
7 6 (18.18%) Ubuntu
7 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
7 6 (18.18%) 2G
8 5 (15.15%) Workflow
8 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
8 5 (15.15%) Problem Management
8 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.03%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) GPRS
1 7 (21.21%) GSM
1 7 (21.21%) UMTS
1 7 (21.21%) 3G
1 7 (21.21%) LTE
2 6 (18.18%) 2G
2 6 (18.18%) HSPA
3 4 (12.12%) SAN
4 3 (9.09%) LAN
4 3 (9.09%) WAN
5 2 (6.06%) Intranet
5 2 (6.06%) DNS
5 2 (6.06%) SSL
5 2 (6.06%) Firewall
5 2 (6.06%) LDAP
5 2 (6.06%) Extranet
6 1 (3.03%) Internet
6 1 (3.03%) DHCP
6 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (9.09%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Law
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) NHS
2 2 (6.06%) Smartcard
2 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.06%) Replication
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (24.24%) Windows XP
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
4 6 (18.18%) Ubuntu
4 6 (18.18%) CentOS
5 4 (12.12%) UNIX
5 4 (12.12%) Linux
6 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.03%) Solaris
8 1 (3.03%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
2 8 (24.24%) Change Management
3 7 (21.21%) Fault Management
3 7 (21.21%) Network Architecture
4 5 (15.15%) Service Management
4 5 (15.15%) Workflow
4 5 (15.15%) Incident Management
4 5 (15.15%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.03%) Capacity Management
6 1 (3.03%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (3.03%) Migration
6 1 (3.03%) Process Management
6 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) VB
2 2 (6.06%) Python
2 2 (6.06%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 2 (6.06%) VB6
2 2 (6.06%) C#
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) PHP
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.09%) MCSE
2 3 (9.09%) CCNA
2 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (9.09%) MCITP
3 2 (6.06%) MCDST
3 2 (6.06%) MCTS
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) MCP
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) VMware Server
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.03%) XenApp
4 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (3.03%) Netcool
2 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) VMware
2 7 (21.21%) Amdocs
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco
3 4 (12.12%) Splunk
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 3 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) Veritas
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.03%) Mapinfo
5 1 (3.03%) Sun
5 1 (3.03%) Dell