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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 43 34 30
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 8 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.67% 1.44% 5.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 1.54% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 5
Average daily rate
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£363 £131 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+176.45% -59.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £96 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £166 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £225 £249
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £42.00 £12.75 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+229.41% -50.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
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
463 259 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.46% 93.50% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 120 204
Average daily rate £403 £301 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.94% -11.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -25.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -12 7 £319 +265.32% 2
Shefford - - - - 1
Bedford - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (80.00%) Windows
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) DHCP
3 7 (46.67%) DNS
3 7 (46.67%) SLA
3 7 (46.67%) SCOM
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 5 (33.33%) vSphere
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (26.67%) Database Security
6 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
6 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
6 4 (26.67%) FTP
6 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
6 4 (26.67%) IIS
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (26.67%) WSUS
6 4 (26.67%) Legal
6 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
7 3 (20.00%) Wyse
7 3 (20.00%) Fat Client
7 3 (20.00%) SCCM
7 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (20.00%) MCSE
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) IIS
2 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) DHCP
1 7 (46.67%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) FTP
3 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) VPN
3 3 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (26.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Military
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Database Security
1 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
2 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) MCSE
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) VCP5
2 2 (13.33%) MCP
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) HNC
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) vSphere
3 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) SCOM
2 4 (26.67%) WSUS
3 3 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
4 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) Wyse
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 3 (20.00%) CommVault
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Intel
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) McAfee