Period
to 13 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £220 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 120 131
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 49 36 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.44% 1.21% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.24% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 19
West Yorkshire median daily rate £220 £180 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% -28.00% +24.69%
10th Percentile £122 £149 £101
90th Percentile £409 £241 £391
Yorkshire median daily rate £200 £180 £258
% change year-on-year +11.11% -30.10% +28.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 7
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £25.00 £18.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +44.23% -25.71%
10th Percentile £13.00 £17.50 £9.23
90th Percentile £35.75 £23.85 £20.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% +25.00%

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 3,271 2,893 3,522
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.95% 97.11% 96.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,212 1,980 2,299
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £256 £250
90th Percentile £550 £545 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 82 98
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.36 £14.10 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.95% +4.44% -0.70%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £9.09
90th Percentile £26.50 £24.76 £24.74
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.20 £14.00
% change year-on-year +9.15% +1.43% +4.01%

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 13 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 13 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 13 November 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 +5 30 £165 -20.96% 9
Wakefield +6 9 £273 +73.02%
Bradford -11 4 £250 -
Todmorden - 3 - -
Huddersfield - 2 £275 - 2
Brighouse - 1 £290 -
Support Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 36 (73.47%) Windows
2 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
3 21 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 20 (40.82%) Office 365
5 15 (30.61%) Windows 7
5 15 (30.61%) Windows Server
6 14 (28.57%) Windows 10
7 13 (26.53%) Citrix
8 11 (22.45%) Cisco
8 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Office
9 10 (20.41%) VMware
9 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (20.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 9 (18.37%) SCCM
10 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
12 7 (14.29%) ServiceNow
12 7 (14.29%) Service Delivery
12 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
13 6 (12.24%) ITIL
13 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
13 6 (12.24%) SLA
13 6 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
14 5 (10.20%) Storage Management
14 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
14 5 (10.20%) Skype
14 5 (10.20%) DBS Check
14 5 (10.20%) Service Management
14 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared

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 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.20%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.12%) IBM Notes
3 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (40.82%) Office 365
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.08%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) Skype
2 4 (8.16%) DHCP
2 4 (8.16%) DNS
2 4 (8.16%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (8.16%) SAN
2 4 (8.16%) VLAN
2 4 (8.16%) VoIP
2 4 (8.16%) VPN
2 4 (8.16%) Wireless
3 3 (6.12%) Internet
4 2 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (4.08%) LAN
4 2 (4.08%) Network Security
4 2 (4.08%) SSL
4 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.08%) WAN
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.04%) Firewall
5 1 (2.04%) IPsec
5 1 (2.04%) MPLS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.12%) Retail
1 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Advertising
3 1 (2.04%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.16%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.04%) CCTV
5 1 (2.04%) iPhone
5 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 36 (73.47%) Windows
2 15 (30.61%) Windows 7
2 15 (30.61%) Windows Server
3 14 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.20%) Apple iOS
6 5 (10.20%) Mac OS
7 4 (8.16%) Android
8 2 (4.08%) Linux
9 1 (2.04%) HPUX
9 1 (2.04%) Unix
9 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 6 (12.24%) ITIL
3 6 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
4 5 (10.20%) Service Management
4 5 (10.20%) Storage Management
5 4 (8.16%) Network Management
6 3 (6.12%) CAD
6 3 (6.12%) Change Management
6 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.08%) Break/Fix
7 2 (4.08%) Business Transformation
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (4.08%) Migration
7 2 (4.08%) Time Management
8 1 (2.04%) Deployment Automation
8 1 (2.04%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.04%) Security Patching
8 1 (2.04%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.16%) SQL
3 3 (6.12%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) DBS Check
2 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.12%) Degree
4 3 (6.12%) MCP
5 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.04%) MCSA
5 1 (2.04%) MCSE
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (4.08%) Xen
5 1 (2.04%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.04%) XenApp
5 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) SCCM
2 3 (6.12%) Tivoli
2 3 (6.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (6.12%) WSUS
3 2 (4.08%) SCOM
3 2 (4.08%) SCSM
3 2 (4.08%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.04%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) Microsoft
2 13 (26.53%) Citrix
3 11 (22.45%) Cisco
4 10 (20.41%) VMware
5 7 (14.29%) ServiceNow
6 4 (8.16%) Aruba
7 3 (6.12%) Lotus
7 3 (6.12%) Trend Micro
8 1 (2.04%) Apple
8 1 (2.04%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (2.04%) Google
8 1 (2.04%) HP
8 1 (2.04%) NetApp
8 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.04%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.04%) Sophos