The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bedfordshire region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 33 35 38
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 7 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.22% 1.55% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.32% 1.63% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 6
Median daily rate £150 £209 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.14% -1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £146 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £272 £326
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £208
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +207.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +1.58%
Support Engineer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
302 368 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.57% 95.34% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 259 236
Median daily rate £438 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £217 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 28 16
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +56.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bedfordshire region that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Luton +6 7 £150 -47.82%
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) VPN
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) XenApp
3 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 3 (25.00%) Office 365
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (25.00%) SCCM
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (25.00%) Symantec
4 3 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) MetaFrame
5 2 (16.67%) Avaya
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) VPN
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) LAN
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) IP Telephony
3 2 (16.67%) Network Security
3 2 (16.67%) VLAN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) BGP
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (8.33%) IPsec
4 1 (8.33%) MPLS
4 1 (8.33%) OSPF
4 1 (8.33%) RIP
4 1 (8.33%) SNMP
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (8.33%) Rendezvous
1 1 (8.33%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) XML Schema
1 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
1 1 (8.33%) RSA SecurID
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Linux
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) High Availability
3 1 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCENT
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (25.00%) MetaFrame
3 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) FortiGate
2 1 (8.33%) Kibana
2 1 (8.33%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (8.33%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (8.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Symantec
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Avaya
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Progress
4 1 (8.33%) TIBCO