The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 30 33 21
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 6 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.78% 3.15% 4.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 3.25% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
Average daily rate £175 £175 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £100 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £315 £268
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £27.00 £74.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -63.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
324 369 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 95.86% 96.85% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 295 146
Average daily rate £425 £425 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £265 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 12 26
Average hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.56 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £27.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunstable +3 3 - -
Luton -8 2 £145 +16.00% 1
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (33.33%) XenApp
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Phone
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (25.00%) Lync
6 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (25.00%) Office 365
6 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (25.00%) VPN
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) MetaFrame
6 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
6 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) NHS
6 3 (25.00%) Symantec
6 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (25.00%) Lync
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
2 1 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Phone
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) 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%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Symantec
5 1 (8.33%) Apple
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
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