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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 74 78 50
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 15 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.27% 0.56% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.59% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 11
Average daily rate
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£161 £200 £118
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.37% +70.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £150 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £204 £200 £229
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -12.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
1065 1016 694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 90.48% 95.13% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 640 340
Average daily rate £363 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 27 35
Average hourly rate £12.46 £16.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.50% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £29.00 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 23 (56.10%) Windows
2 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
3 11 (26.83%) VMware
4 10 (24.39%) Windows XP
5 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
6 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
6 8 (19.51%) Linux
6 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
7 7 (17.07%) UNIX
8 6 (14.63%) SLA
8 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (12.20%) Incident Management
9 5 (12.20%) Problem Management
9 5 (12.20%) Cisco
9 5 (12.20%) Solaris
9 5 (12.20%) ITIL
9 5 (12.20%) SQL
10 4 (9.76%) MS Office
10 4 (9.76%) AIX
10 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
10 4 (9.76%) HP
10 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (9.76%) Red Hat
10 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (9.76%) Change Management
10 4 (9.76%) CentOS
10 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (7.32%) Network Architecture

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
2 6 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.88%) Lync
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.44%) Apache
4 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Office
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) HSPA
1 3 (7.32%) LTE
1 3 (7.32%) 2G
1 3 (7.32%) 3G
1 3 (7.32%) GPRS
1 3 (7.32%) GSM
1 3 (7.32%) LAN
1 3 (7.32%) UMTS
1 3 (7.32%) VoIP
1 3 (7.32%) WAN
2 2 (4.88%) DNS
2 2 (4.88%) Extranet
3 1 (2.44%) OpenVPN
3 1 (2.44%) Firewall
3 1 (2.44%) SAN
3 1 (2.44%) LDAP
3 1 (2.44%) SSL
3 1 (2.44%) DHCP
3 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.44%) MySQL
General
1 3 (7.32%) Legal
1 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Law
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) NHS
1 2 (4.88%) Blackberry
1 2 (4.88%) Replication
1 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
1 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.44%) iPad
2 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.44%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 23 (56.10%) Windows
2 10 (24.39%) Windows XP
3 8 (19.51%) Linux
3 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
4 7 (17.07%) UNIX
5 5 (12.20%) Solaris
6 4 (9.76%) AIX
6 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.76%) CentOS
6 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (7.32%) Apple iOS
7 3 (7.32%) Windows 8
7 3 (7.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) Incident Management
1 5 (12.20%) Problem Management
1 5 (12.20%) ITIL
2 4 (9.76%) Change Management
3 3 (7.32%) Network Architecture
3 3 (7.32%) Fault Management
3 3 (7.32%) Service Management
3 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
4 2 (4.88%) Workflow
4 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.44%) Migration
5 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.44%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.44%) Java
4 1 (2.44%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) PHP
4 1 (2.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) MCP
3 2 (4.88%) MCSE
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.88%) CCNA
3 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.88%) MCDST
3 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (4.88%) MCITP
3 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.44%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.63%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) vSphere
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) VMware
2 9 (21.95%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.20%) Cisco
4 4 (9.76%) HP
4 4 (9.76%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.32%) Amdocs
5 3 (7.32%) NetApp
6 2 (4.88%) Citrix
6 2 (4.88%) Splunk
7 1 (2.44%) Epicor
7 1 (2.44%) Dell
7 1 (2.44%) Sun
7 1 (2.44%) Apple
7 1 (2.44%) Veritas
7 1 (2.44%) Oracle
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