The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Luton 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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 23 22 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 3.43% 3.13% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.51% 3.16% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate £145 £100 £140
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
Support Engineer
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton 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
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
171 158 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 97.71% 98.75% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 120 124
Average daily rate £450 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £200 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £638 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 5
Average hourly rate £46.07 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.75% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £11.00 £24.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.78 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Luton

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Phone
5 2 (22.22%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) WAN
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (22.22%) Migration
5 2 (22.22%) Avaya
5 2 (22.22%) NHS
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
6 1 (11.11%) MS Office
6 1 (11.11%) Change Management
6 1 (11.11%) Firewall
6 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (11.11%) IPsec
6 1 (11.11%) MPLS
6 1 (11.11%) OSPF
6 1 (11.11%) BGP
6 1 (11.11%) ICMP
6 1 (11.11%) VoIP
6 1 (11.11%) CCNA
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) Citrix

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) IP Telephony
1 2 (22.22%) LAN
1 2 (22.22%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) ADSL
2 1 (11.11%) BGP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) ICMP
2 1 (11.11%) IPsec
2 1 (11.11%) MPLS
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) OSPF
2 1 (11.11%) RIP
2 1 (11.11%) SNMP
2 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
2 1 (11.11%) VLAN
2 1 (11.11%) VoIP
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
2 1 (11.11%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Phone
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCENT
1 1 (11.11%) CCNA
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
2 1 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
2 1 (11.11%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (11.11%) WMI
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Avaya
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) Progress