The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Support Engineer
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 36 39
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 2 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.65% 1.53% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 1.60% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £225 £150 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £18.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 295 312 387
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.09% 95.71% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 225 270
Median daily rate £425 £438 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £265 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 29
Median hourly rate £14.50 £46.07 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.52% +15.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Bedfordshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Bedfordshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Bedfordshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +6 1 £225 +50.00% 1
Bedford - 1 - - 1
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (40.00%) SLA
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (40.00%) JSP
2 2 (40.00%) XML
2 2 (40.00%) XSL
2 2 (40.00%) XSLT
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) BEA
2 2 (40.00%) Apple
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Java EE

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Hibernate
1 2 (40.00%) Java EE
1 2 (40.00%) JSP
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
1 2 (40.00%) XML
1 2 (40.00%) XSL
1 2 (40.00%) XSLT
2 1 (20.00%) JSF
2 1 (20.00%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (20.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) High Availability
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) PL/SQL
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Apple
1 2 (40.00%) BEA
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Symantec
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
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