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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 89 77 82
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 17 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 1.09% 1.57% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.66% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 14 9
Average daily rate £250 £141 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.99% -5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £123 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £225 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £253 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+12.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £10.00 £12.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.35
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.23%
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
1496 1265 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 95.90% 94.54% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1065 841 727
Average daily rate £400 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 37 37
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -31.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £9.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £35.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 2016, 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 17 (58.62%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
3 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
4 10 (34.48%) VMware
5 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
6 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
7 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
8 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (13.79%) Law
8 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
8 4 (13.79%) ITIL
8 4 (13.79%) MS Office
8 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
8 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
9 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
9 3 (10.34%) Extranet
9 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
9 3 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (10.34%) ITIL V3
9 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
9 3 (10.34%) Document Management
9 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
10 2 (6.90%) Server Virtualisation
10 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
10 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (6.90%) Advertising
10 2 (6.90%) Migration

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.45%) JBoss
4 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Maximo
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Extranet
2 1 (3.45%) 2G
2 1 (3.45%) 3G
2 1 (3.45%) 4G
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (3.45%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) GPON
2 1 (3.45%) GSM
2 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.45%) TACACS
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) UMTS
2 1 (3.45%) VPN
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (13.79%) Law
2 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Advertising
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.79%) Windows XP
6 3 (10.34%) Apple iOS
7 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (3.45%) Linux
8 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.45%) Unix
8 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.79%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) Document Management
2 3 (10.34%) ITIL V3
2 3 (10.34%) Problem Management
3 2 (6.90%) Migration
3 2 (6.90%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (3.45%) Data Mapping
4 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.45%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
4 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) CCNA
1 1 (3.45%) CCNP
1 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Symantec
4 1 (3.45%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 1 (3.45%) BT
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Ericsson
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
4 1 (3.45%) NEC
4 1 (3.45%) Nokia
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.45%) Virgin Media