The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Wakefield 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 3 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 25.00% 10.00% 20.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.00% 10.00% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£183 £225 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £200 £248
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -19.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £12.13 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.88
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wakefield 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
Wakefield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
16 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wakefield 100.00% 100.00% 87.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 3
Average daily rate £263 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 10
Average hourly rate £10.30 £12.13 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.08% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.67 £10.10 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.65 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Wakefield

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Wakefield

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 7 (63.64%) MS Office
2 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 8
4 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (45.45%) Sophos
4 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
5 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
6 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
6 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (18.18%) VoIP
6 2 (18.18%) SCCM
7 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (9.09%) iPhone
7 1 (9.09%) XenApp
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone
7 1 (9.09%) vSphere
7 1 (9.09%) iPad
7 1 (9.09%) UAG
7 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (9.09%) Finance

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Wakefield 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 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
2 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
4 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) iPhone
2 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 8
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) UAG
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Sophos
3 1 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) Remedy
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) BMC
3 1 (9.09%) Siemens
3 1 (9.09%) Apple