The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedford region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 17 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.70% 2.50% 3.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.23% 3.03% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
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£170 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £225 £220
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.76 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.74% +5.06%
Job Titles Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
62 33 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 83.78% 82.50% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 12 21
Average daily rate £300 £325 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £185 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £25.50 £11.00 £190.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.81% -94.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Support Engineer
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Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

Support Engineer
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) VCP5
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (25.00%) Intel
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) MCSA
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (25.00%) VCP5
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Intel
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) VMware