Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 24 May 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 126 133
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 40 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.18% 0.80% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.82% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 14
West Yorkshire median daily rate £180 £205 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.20% -18.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £125 £180 £157
90th Percentile £316 £298 £332
Yorkshire median daily rate £193 £180 £250
% change year-on-year +6.94% -28.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 9
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.86 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.03% +32.17% -4.00%
10th Percentile £9.79 £9.00 £9.50
90th Percentile £19.00 £22.40 £16.10
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £12.75 £12.75
% change year-on-year +1.96% - +6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire. 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
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in West Yorkshire with a recognized job title 3,270 2,688 3,823
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.29% 97.18% 96.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,218 1,751 2,621
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £270 £275 £263
90th Percentile £538 £550 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 91 112
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.83 £12.18 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.77% -2.60% -8.05%
10th Percentile £9.81 £8.41 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £29.13 £22.13
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £12.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year +24.39% -8.93% +7.69%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings that featured Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in West Yorkshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in West Yorkshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 24 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in West Yorkshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in West Yorkshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 24 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -2 28 £161 -15.53% 24
Bradford - 4 £175 - 2
Wakefield - 3 £125 - 3
Brighouse - 1 £288 -
Pontefract - 1 £363 -
Support Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 West Yorkshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 30 (75.00%) Windows
2 25 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 10 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 9 (22.50%) Office 365
4 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
5 8 (20.00%) Citrix
5 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (15.00%) Service Management
6 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
7 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 5 (12.50%) VMware
7 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 5 (12.50%) DNS
7 5 (12.50%) Apple
8 4 (10.00%) Internet
8 4 (10.00%) DHCP
8 4 (10.00%) Linux
8 4 (10.00%) Web Services
8 4 (10.00%) ITIL
8 4 (10.00%) Change Management
8 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
8 4 (10.00%) DBS Check
8 4 (10.00%) Network Management

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.50%) SAP MM
1 1 (2.50%) SAP PM
1 1 (2.50%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 9 (22.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) DNS
2 4 (10.00%) DHCP
2 4 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) Skype
3 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) Behat
2 1 (2.50%) phpspec
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) CMDB
2 2 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.00%) Android
6 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (10.00%) Linux
6 4 (10.00%) Mac OS
7 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
7 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.50%) HPUX
9 1 (2.50%) Unix
9 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
1 6 (15.00%) Service Management
2 5 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 4 (10.00%) Change Management
3 4 (10.00%) ITIL
3 4 (10.00%) Network Management
3 4 (10.00%) Time Management
4 3 (7.50%) Logistics
4 3 (7.50%) Migration
5 1 (2.50%) BDD
5 1 (2.50%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.50%) CRM
5 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.50%) ITSM
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) DBS Check
4 2 (5.00%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) Docker
3 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) SCOM
3 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) Citrix
3 5 (12.50%) Apple
3 5 (12.50%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.50%) Autodesk
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco
5 1 (2.50%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) SAP
5 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds