Period
to 18 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £233 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 18 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 45 53 53
Rank change year-on-year +8 0 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 12 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.14% 1.33% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 1.38% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Bedfordshire median daily rate £233 - £140
10th Percentile £116 - £125
90th Percentile £400 - £459
East of England median daily rate £175 £150 £190
% change year-on-year +16.67% -21.05% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.63 £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.64% +38.46% -67.50%
10th Percentile £14.26 £18.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £18.03 £18.00 £13.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.81 £15.25
% change year-on-year +4.14% +10.20% -19.74%

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 519 652 631
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.68% 96.02% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 450 421
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £426 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.29% +0.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £184 £263 £218
90th Percentile £587 £575 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 15
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -62.50% +28.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.09 £11.90
90th Percentile £23.00 £22.38 £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.78% -10.00% -2.44%

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 September 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 September 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 +1 6 £146 -
Bedford +7 5 £400 - 3
Support Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) Office 365
5 3 (25.00%) Mimecast
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (25.00%) Apple
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (16.67%) VPN
6 2 (16.67%) DNS
6 2 (16.67%) Finance
6 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (16.67%) Kaizen
6 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 2 (16.67%) Fault Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) Power BI
7 1 (8.33%) Terraform
7 1 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (8.33%) Planning and Forecasting

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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Mimecast
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (8.33%) Akamai
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) Skype
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Big Data
1 1 (8.33%) Power BI
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Vista
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (16.67%) Fault Analysis
3 2 (16.67%) Kaizen
3 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (8.33%) Planning and Forecasting
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Task Automation
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Apple
2 3 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Avaya
3 1 (8.33%) Cloudera
3 1 (8.33%) Dell
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec
3 1 (8.33%) VMware