The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £190 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 90 75
Rank change year-on-year +6 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 5 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.47% 1.10% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 1.15% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 14
Median daily rate £190 £250 £141
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +76.99%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £253 £225
% change year-on-year -20.79% +12.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £15.86 £10.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.60% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.96 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.25% -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1033 1484 1263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 98.10% 96.24% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 697 1058 837
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 32 38
Median hourly rate £15.86 £11.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £19.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

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 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 26 April 2017, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Leeds region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
3 7 (29.17%) Citrix
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (29.17%) VMware
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (20.83%) vSphere
5 5 (20.83%) Office 365
5 5 (20.83%) Server Building
5 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
5 5 (20.83%) ThinPrint
5 5 (20.83%) DHCP
5 5 (20.83%) DNS
5 5 (20.83%) XenApp
5 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
6 4 (16.67%) Migration
6 4 (16.67%) Cisco
6 4 (16.67%) DBS Check
6 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 3 (12.50%) Firewall
7 3 (12.50%) HP
7 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (12.50%) LAN
7 3 (12.50%) WAN
7 3 (12.50%) Time Management
7 3 (12.50%) SCCM

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 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) DHCP
1 5 (20.83%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) LAN
2 3 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (4.17%) VLAN
3 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 2 (8.33%) Mac OS
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Server Building
2 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (4.17%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (4.17%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) CCNP
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) vSphere
2 5 (20.83%) XenApp
2 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
3 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Citrix
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
1 7 (29.17%) VMware
2 5 (20.83%) ThinPrint
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Apple
5 2 (8.33%) Dell
5 2 (8.33%) Novell
5 2 (8.33%) Veeam
6 1 (4.17%) Aruba