The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South Yorkshire 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 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 31 35 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 9 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 2.48% 2.03% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.65% 2.22% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
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£228 £155 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.77% -34.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £225 £250
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.98 £13.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.69 £13.00 £23.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.99 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.23% -6.75%
Support Engineer
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 South Yorkshire 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
South Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
339 361 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Yorkshire 93.39% 91.39% 90.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 222 154
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 34 22
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.69 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.89% +51.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.67 £10.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in South Yorkshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Sheffield +7 6 £125 -26.47% 1
Barnsley +7 1 - - 1
Support Engineer
Yorkshire

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 28 (87.50%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
3 9 (28.13%) Firewall
3 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
3 9 (28.13%) SQL
3 9 (28.13%) .NET
3 9 (28.13%) IIS
3 9 (28.13%) FTP
4 8 (25.00%) XML
4 8 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (18.75%) MS Office
6 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
6 5 (15.63%) VMware
6 5 (15.63%) Citrix
6 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (9.38%) Cisco
8 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
8 3 (9.38%) ITIL
8 3 (9.38%) Wireless
8 3 (9.38%) HP
8 3 (9.38%) Finance
8 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
8 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
8 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (6.25%) Windows Vista

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Yorkshire 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 9 (28.13%) IIS
2 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) MS Office
2 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (28.13%) FTP
1 9 (28.13%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) Wireless
3 2 (6.25%) LAN
3 2 (6.25%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) SAN
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) DWDM
4 1 (3.13%) MPLS
4 1 (3.13%) GSM
4 1 (3.13%) SDH
4 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) DataStage
2 1 (3.13%) QlikView
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) .NET
2 8 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) DTV
1 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (87.50%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
3 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Vista
5 2 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.13%) AIX
6 1 (3.13%) Android
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.38%) ITIL
1 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
2 1 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
2 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Citrix
2 5 (15.63%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco
3 3 (9.38%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) AppSense
5 1 (3.13%) Mitel
5 1 (3.13%) Dell
5 1 (3.13%) SAP
5 1 (3.13%) JBoss
5 1 (3.13%) Apple
5 1 (3.13%) Remedy
5 1 (3.13%) Cramer