The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £110 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Yorkshire during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 45 46 35
Rank change year-on-year +1 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 10 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 2.14% 1.86% 1.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 1.93% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 6
Median daily rate £110 £189 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.72% +17.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £98 £113 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £213 £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £11.00 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.14% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.22%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire. 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
South Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 449 519 387
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 96.15% 96.65% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 349 259
Median daily rate £400 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.42% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £9.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £24.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in South Yorkshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in South Yorkshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in South Yorkshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in South Yorkshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in South Yorkshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Sheffield +1 6 £110 -41.72% 2
Doncaster - 6 - -
Barnsley - 4 - -
Support Engineer
Yorkshire

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 South Yorkshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (28.00%) Office 365
6 6 (24.00%) SCCM
7 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (16.00%) VMware
8 4 (16.00%) SAN
8 4 (16.00%) MS Office
8 4 (16.00%) Cisco
9 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (12.00%) VoIP
9 3 (12.00%) ITIL
9 3 (12.00%) NetApp
9 3 (12.00%) Service Management
9 3 (12.00%) Migration
9 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
9 3 (12.00%) DBS Check
9 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
10 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
10 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
10 2 (8.00%) SLA
11 1 (4.00%) Broadband
11 1 (4.00%) LAN
11 1 (4.00%) WAN

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
2 3 (12.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Office 365
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) IaaS
3 1 (4.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) SAN
2 3 (12.00%) VoIP
3 1 (4.00%) Broadband
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) NAS
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Software Packaging
1 1 (4.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.00%) ITIL
1 3 (12.00%) Migration
1 3 (12.00%) Service Management
2 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.00%) Change Control
3 1 (4.00%) Change Management
3 1 (4.00%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.00%) Threat Management
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) MCP
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Cisco
2 4 (16.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) NetApp
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix