Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £161 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Support Engineer
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 115 124
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 30 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.17% 0.88% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.90% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 12
Leeds median daily rate £161 £250 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.80% -17.36% +51.25%
10th Percentile £139 £198 £161
90th Percentile £267 £330 £340
West Yorkshire median daily rate £225 £250 £305
% change year-on-year -10.00% -18.03% +52.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Leeds median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +59.09% -8.33%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £11.88
% change year-on-year -25.71% +47.37% -10.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2,458 2,110 2,845
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 97.87% 96.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,698 1,435 2,000
Leeds median daily rate £409 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.19% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £284 £286 £300
90th Percentile £538 £550 £575
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 19 50
Leeds median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £12.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +17.89% -1.56%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £9.45
90th Percentile £40.60 £31.21 £17.73
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year +24.00% - -8.05%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Leeds

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Leeds

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Leeds over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Leeds

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Leeds

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Leeds region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
3 10 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 8 (26.67%) Citrix
4 8 (26.67%) Office 365
5 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (20.00%) Android
6 6 (20.00%) Mac OS
6 6 (20.00%) Apple iOS
6 6 (20.00%) Web Services
6 6 (20.00%) Internet
6 6 (20.00%) Service Management
6 6 (20.00%) Change Management
6 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (16.67%) DBS Check
7 5 (16.67%) Network Management
7 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (16.67%) VMware
7 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 5 (16.67%) DHCP
7 5 (16.67%) DNS
7 5 (16.67%) Apple
7 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
10 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
10 2 (6.67%) Windows 8

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.33%) IIS
1 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) AutoCAD
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) Internet
2 5 (16.67%) DHCP
2 5 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (3.33%) MySQL
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) Behat
2 1 (3.33%) phpspec
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) CMDB
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (20.00%) Android
4 6 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 6 (20.00%) Mac OS
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.33%) Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Change Management
1 6 (20.00%) Service Management
2 5 (16.67%) Network Management
2 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.67%) Logistics
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (3.33%) BDD
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.33%) Privileged Access Management
4 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Java
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) DBS Check
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (26.67%) Citrix
2 5 (16.67%) Apple
2 5 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow