The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leicester during the 3 months to 22 June 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
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 24 23
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicester 3.31% 1.94% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.42% 1.97% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £250 £263 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £203
% change year-on-year -27.27% +35.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.64% -7.64%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leicester. 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
Leicester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 146 152 161
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 96.69% 98.06% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 86 94
Median daily rate £350 £333 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +10.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £255 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 16
Median hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.50 £14.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Leicester

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Leicester

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leicester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Leicester over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Leicester

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Leicester

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Leicester region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) SCCM
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) DHCP
5 3 (30.00%) LAN
5 3 (30.00%) VBScript
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) IIS
5 3 (30.00%) HP
5 3 (30.00%) Dell
5 3 (30.00%) Data Security
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (20.00%) Wireless
6 2 (20.00%) EPoS
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (10.00%) vSphere
7 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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 3 (30.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) EPoS
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) VMS
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Data Security
2 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) ERP
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (30.00%) VBScript
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Dell
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Altiris
Leicester, Leicestershire
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