The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £265 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leicestershire during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 38 31 36
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 8 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 2.83% 2.93% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.92% 3.03% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Median daily rate £265 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £13.00 £14.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.58%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire. 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
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 274 264 304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 96.82% 96.70% 96.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 142 189
Median daily rate £315 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.54% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 24
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +37.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Leicestershire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Leicestershire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Leicestershire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -4 5 £240 -4.00% 1
Hinckley +1 2 £274 -
Support Engineer
East Midlands

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Leicestershire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) VPN
4 4 (28.57%) SCCM
5 3 (21.43%) VLAN
5 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (21.43%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) Data Security
5 3 (21.43%) LAN
5 3 (21.43%) Intel Security
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
6 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds
6 2 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (14.29%) Patch Management
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 2 (14.29%) Network Management
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco
6 2 (14.29%) 3G
6 2 (14.29%) MPLS
6 2 (14.29%) OSPF
6 2 (14.29%) BGP
6 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
6 2 (14.29%) TACACS
6 2 (14.29%) WAN
6 2 (14.29%) DHCP

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) VPN
2 3 (21.43%) LAN
2 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (21.43%) VLAN
3 2 (14.29%) 3G
3 2 (14.29%) ADSL
3 2 (14.29%) BGP
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) MPLS
3 2 (14.29%) OSPF
3 2 (14.29%) SNMP
3 2 (14.29%) Spanning Tree
3 2 (14.29%) TACACS
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security
General
1 1 (7.14%) Advertising
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) EPoS
1 1 (7.14%) Handset
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Data Security
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL V3
3 2 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (14.29%) Network Management
3 2 (14.29%) Patch Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) ERP
4 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 1 (7.14%) Security Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Software Audit
4 1 (7.14%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCDST
1 1 (7.14%) MCITP
1 1 (7.14%) MCSA
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) Intel Security
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) SolarWinds