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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 28 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 3.37% 1.65% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.59% 1.80% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £150 - £145
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £226 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.60% +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% +95.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +3.44%
Job Titles Category
Leicester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
195 111 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicester 93.75% 91.74% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 29 37
Average daily rate £288 £290 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 30 16
Average hourly rate £35.00 £15.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.80% +40.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
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 16 April 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (25.00%) Wireless
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (25.00%) MS Office
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) MCP
6 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 2 (16.67%) Firewall
6 2 (16.67%) SAN
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (16.67%) VMware
7 1 (8.33%) Clustering
7 1 (8.33%) Migration
7 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (8.33%) Change Management
7 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (8.33%) Citrix
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
7 1 (8.33%) MCSE
7 1 (8.33%) C
7 1 (8.33%) VBScript
7 1 (8.33%) SQL Server

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) VBScript
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Altiris
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix