The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Leicester 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 21 26 34
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 8 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 4.88% 2.63% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.19% 2.68% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Average daily rate
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£180 £210 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +55.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £206 £228
% change year-on-year
+0.60% -9.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Support Engineer
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicester 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
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
154 149 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 93.90% 98.03% 88.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 70 57
Average daily rate £320 £363 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.72% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £222 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 15
Average hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.42% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Leicester region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Security Management
2 3 (30.00%) Handset
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (30.00%) IBM
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Software Distribution
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (30.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (20.00%) Software Licensing
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (20.00%) PBX
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leicester 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Movex
1 1 (10.00%) SyteLine
1 1 (10.00%) Infor M3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) PBX
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) IPv4
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Handset
2 2 (20.00%) Replication
3 1 (10.00%) Tandem
3 1 (10.00%) iSeries
3 1 (10.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (30.00%) Security Management
2 3 (30.00%) Software Distribution
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (30.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (20.00%) Software Licensing
3 2 (20.00%) Logistics
3 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Data Security
4 1 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) MOM
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) StreamServe
3 1 (10.00%) Infor
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix