Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £183 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 108 127
Rank change year-on-year -3 +19 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 22 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.93% 1.24% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 1.27% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 14
Leeds median daily rate £183 £218 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.09% -20.91% +14.58%
10th Percentile £138 £164 £101
90th Percentile £388 £297 £339
West Yorkshire median daily rate £220 £180 £300
% change year-on-year +22.22% -40.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 4
Leeds median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +31.15% -12.86%
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 £11.75
% change year-on-year +33.33% +59.57% -32.86%

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 2,270 2,131 2,653
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.70% 97.48% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,584 1,480 1,775
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £305 £268 £281
90th Percentile £575 £545 £563
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 32 47
Leeds median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.03% +18.52% -2.16%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.51 £10.02
90th Percentile £30.30 £27.30 £31.05
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.36 £13.78 £13.00
% change year-on-year +11.48% +6.00% -4.38%

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 21 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Leeds over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (40.91%) Windows 10
4 8 (36.36%) Office 365
5 6 (27.27%) Android
6 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (22.73%) Service Management
6 5 (22.73%) Change Management
6 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
6 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 5 (22.73%) Internet
6 5 (22.73%) Web Services
6 5 (22.73%) Mac OS
6 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
6 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
7 4 (18.18%) Aruba
7 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (18.18%) VLAN
7 4 (18.18%) Cisco
7 4 (18.18%) Citrix
7 4 (18.18%) Wireless
7 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
8 3 (13.64%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (13.64%) VMware
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure

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 2 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Internet
2 4 (18.18%) VLAN
2 4 (18.18%) Wireless
3 2 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (9.09%) SAN
3 2 (9.09%) Skype
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
4 1 (4.55%) DNS
4 1 (4.55%) VoIP
4 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
General
1 5 (22.73%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.55%) CCTV
4 1 (4.55%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows 10
3 6 (27.27%) Android
4 5 (22.73%) Apple iOS
4 5 (22.73%) Mac OS
4 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Change Management
1 5 (22.73%) Service Management
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (9.09%) Network Management
3 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.09%) Storage Management
4 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.55%) Security Patching
4 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) DBS Check
1 2 (9.09%) MCP
2 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Aruba
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco
2 4 (18.18%) Citrix
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Apple
4 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow