Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Yorkshire during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 123 141
Rank change year-on-year -9 +18 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 37 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.09% 1.13% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 1.16% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 16
West Yorkshire median daily rate £200 £200 £309
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -35.22% +54.38%
10th Percentile £134 £153 £198
90th Percentile £359 £288 £379
Yorkshire median daily rate £225 £169 £263
% change year-on-year +33.33% -35.71% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 7
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.86% +48.94% -15.65%
10th Percentile £12.83 £15.92 £9.50
90th Percentile £35.83 £23.30 £16.19
Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.86 £13.00
% change year-on-year -18.03% +22.00% +18.18%

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 3,274 2,759 3,906
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.04% 97.70% 96.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,219 1,873 2,653
West Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £270
90th Percentile £540 £545 £550
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 74 96
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £13.43 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.41% +9.63% -9.89%
10th Percentile £9.82 £8.41 £8.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £29.91 £19.28
Yorkshire median hourly rate £16.56 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +27.35% -3.70% +3.85%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -19 26 £153 -21.79% 10
Wakefield 0 3 £338 +114.29% 3
Bradford -8 3 £175 - 3
Todmorden - 2 - - 1
Brighouse - 1 £290 -
Pontefract - 1 £363 - 1
Support Engineer
Yorkshire

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 31 (83.78%) Windows
2 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
3 11 (29.73%) Windows 10
4 10 (27.03%) Office 365
4 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
5 9 (24.32%) Citrix
5 9 (24.32%) Service Management
6 8 (21.62%) VMware
7 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
8 6 (16.22%) Mac OS
8 6 (16.22%) Android
8 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (16.22%) Apple iOS
8 6 (16.22%) Internet
8 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
8 6 (16.22%) Change Management
8 6 (16.22%) Web Services
9 5 (13.51%) Cisco
9 5 (13.51%) DNS
9 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
9 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
10 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
10 4 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (10.81%) Apple
10 4 (10.81%) DHCP
10 4 (10.81%) ITIL
10 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange

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 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (5.41%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.70%) SAP MM
1 1 (2.70%) SAP PM
1 1 (2.70%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 10 (27.03%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) Internet
2 5 (13.51%) DNS
3 4 (10.81%) DHCP
4 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.41%) VoIP
4 2 (5.41%) VPN
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.70%) Firewall
5 1 (2.70%) IPsec
5 1 (2.70%) LAN
5 1 (2.70%) MPLS
5 1 (2.70%) Network Security
5 1 (2.70%) SAN
5 1 (2.70%) SSL
5 1 (2.70%) VLAN
5 1 (2.70%) WAN
5 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (16.22%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.41%) CMDB
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (83.78%) Windows
2 11 (29.73%) Windows 10
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server
4 6 (16.22%) Android
4 6 (16.22%) Apple iOS
4 6 (16.22%) Mac OS
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (13.51%) Windows 7
5 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.41%) Linux
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000
6 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.70%) HPUX
7 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) Service Management
2 6 (16.22%) Change Management
3 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (10.81%) ITIL
4 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
4 3 (8.11%) Network Management
4 3 (8.11%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.41%) Business Transformation
5 2 (5.41%) CAD
5 2 (5.41%) Logistics
5 2 (5.41%) Migration
5 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.41%) Storage Management
6 1 (2.70%) Deployment Automation
6 1 (2.70%) ITSM
6 1 (2.70%) Patch Management
6 1 (2.70%) Privileged Access Management
6 1 (2.70%) Server Building
6 1 (2.70%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) DBS Check
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (5.41%) Server+ Certification
5 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.70%) Xen
5 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) SCCM
1 3 (8.11%) WSUS
2 2 (5.41%) SCOM
2 2 (5.41%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (5.41%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.70%) SCOrch
3 1 (2.70%) SCSM
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 9 (24.32%) Citrix
3 8 (21.62%) VMware
4 5 (13.51%) Cisco
5 4 (10.81%) Apple
6 2 (5.41%) Lotus
6 2 (5.41%) Trend Micro
7 1 (2.70%) Aruba
7 1 (2.70%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.70%) SAP
7 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds