The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leicester region.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 26 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 5 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 2.92% 1.77% 3.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 1.94% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£210 £135 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.55% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £203 £218
% change year-on-year
+1.60% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £12.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.50 £18.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.54
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -0.24%
Job Titles Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
165 103 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 96.49% 91.15% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 44 33
Average daily rate £363 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 7 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £11.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+218.18% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £24.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Support Engineer
Leicestershire

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
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 August 2014, 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 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
3 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) MS Office
4 3 (27.27%) ITIL
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) XenApp
5 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) VMware
5 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
6 1 (9.09%) Wireless
6 1 (9.09%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
6 1 (9.09%) SAN
6 1 (9.09%) Lotus
6 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
6 1 (9.09%) ADSL
6 1 (9.09%) LAN
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
6 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) ADSL
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) FTP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
General
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
1 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 5 (45.45%) Windows XP
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) XenApp
2 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Lotus