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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 31 31 33
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 3 8 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.11% 2.52% 4.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 2.60% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 8
Median daily rate £185 £115 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.86% -45.23%
UK excluding London median daily rate £195 £230 £225
% change year-on-year
-15.21% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
248 308 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 91.51% 96.86% 98.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 213 288
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 39 14
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.05% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +9 2 - -
Dunstable -4 1 £185 -
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Apple
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Spring

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 1 (33.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE
1 1 (33.33%) JSF
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) Struts
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSL
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) High Availability
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Apple
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) BEA
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle