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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 42 34 24
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 5 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.16% 1.79% 3.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.94% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£100 £200 £209
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -4.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.87 £14.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+188.39% -7.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
395 360 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 91.86% 92.31% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 217 110
Average daily rate £445 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% +19.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £13.87 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+188.39% -20.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.58 £45.00 £20.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015. 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
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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
Luton +4 4 £100 -33.33% 1
Bedford +1 2 - -
Biggleswade - - - -
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 (57.14%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) VMware
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (23.81%) Citrix
6 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (19.05%) LAN
6 4 (19.05%) WAN
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (19.05%) IP Telephony
6 4 (19.05%) MCITP
7 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (14.29%) Firewall
7 3 (14.29%) CCNA
7 3 (14.29%) ITIL
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco
7 3 (14.29%) MCSE
7 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (9.52%) Linux
8 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
8 2 (9.52%) SQL
8 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
8 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
8 2 (9.52%) XenApp
8 2 (9.52%) XenServer
8 2 (9.52%) Windows 7

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.76%) Lync
3 1 (4.76%) IIS
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) LAN
1 4 (19.05%) WAN
1 4 (19.05%) IP Telephony
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) Internet
3 1 (4.76%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.76%) Handset
1 1 (4.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
4 2 (9.52%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (4.76%) Project Management
2 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.76%) Change Management
2 1 (4.76%) Migration
2 1 (4.76%) Logistics
2 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
2 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
2 1 (4.76%) OpenUP
2 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (4.76%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
1 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (19.05%) MCITP
2 3 (14.29%) MCSE
2 3 (14.29%) CCNA
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) XenApp
3 2 (9.52%) XenServer
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) VMware
2 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (9.52%) Lotus
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) Avaya
6 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL
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