Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

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
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 43 54
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 11 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.06% 3.21% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 3.33% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 1
Bedfordshire median daily rate £325 £114 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +183.92% -38.12% +27.59%
East of England median daily rate £190 £160 £175
% change year-on-year +18.75% -8.57% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.25 - £13.00
10th Percentile £15.25 - £12.50
90th Percentile £17.25 - £13.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year - +20.69% -8.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 490 630 587
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.59% 96.33% 93.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 435 388
Bedfordshire median daily rate £413 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +1.76% +3.34%
10th Percentile £200 £149 £200
90th Percentile £582 £614 £585
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 11
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £18.88 £15.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.83% +25.00% -68.00%
10th Percentile £13.45 £10.76 £10.50
90th Percentile £46.65 £44.89 £14.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -11.18% -2.50% -6.98%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings that featured Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -4 5 £153 +33.22% 2
Bedford +4 4 £400 +128.57% 2
Support Engineer
East of England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedfordshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
3 4 (36.36%) Mimecast
3 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (9.09%) iPad
6 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 1 (9.09%) Office 365
6 1 (9.09%) Line Management
6 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
6 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (9.09%) Service Management
6 1 (9.09%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) Avaya

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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Mimecast
2 1 (9.09%) Office 365
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (9.09%) Line Management
2 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Avaya
2 1 (9.09%) HP