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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 31 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 8 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 3.85% 2.53% 4.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.88% 2.67% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £94 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+193.72% -71.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £42.00 - £19.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -7.53%
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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
206 75 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 99.04% 94.94% 93.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 46 109
Average daily rate £450 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £215 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Average hourly rate £42.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -10.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Luton region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 21 October 2014, 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) DHCP
2 6 (75.00%) DNS
2 6 (75.00%) SLA
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) SCOM
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (37.50%) vSphere
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) Database Security
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) WSUS
4 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
4 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
4 3 (37.50%) SCCM
4 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
4 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
4 3 (37.50%) Wyse
4 3 (37.50%) Legal
4 3 (37.50%) SAN
4 3 (37.50%) CommVault
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
4 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) IIS
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) DHCP
1 6 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) FTP
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
General
1 3 (37.50%) Legal
2 1 (12.50%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
1 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
1 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
1 3 (37.50%) Database Security
1 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) SCOM
2 3 (37.50%) WSUS
2 3 (37.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) CommVault
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Wyse
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus