Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 47 54
Rank change year-on-year -14 +7 0
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 4 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.59% 1.19% 1.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.25% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 9
Bedfordshire median daily rate £225 £150 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.00% -23.81%
10th Percentile £213 £128 £100
90th Percentile £238 £400 £301
East of England median daily rate £200 £190 £190
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -67.50% -45.95%
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £17.25 £16.25
% change year-on-year -11.59% +6.15% +1.56%

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 653 641 742
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 95.61% 94.96% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 442 512
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £278 £239 £210
90th Percentile £575 £600 £588
East of England median daily rate £409 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.19% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 45
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £14.50 £40.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -63.75% +53.85% +1.96%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.95 £10.60
90th Percentile £31.15 £50.78 £45.26
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £20.58 £20.00
% change year-on-year -14.95% +2.88% -4.76%

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 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 27 July 2017. 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 2 £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 27 July 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 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (25.00%) JSP
2 1 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) XSL
2 1 (25.00%) XSLT
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) BEA
2 1 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec
2 1 (25.00%) AutoCAD
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless

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 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Skype
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (25.00%) Java EE
1 1 (25.00%) JSP
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) XML
1 1 (25.00%) XSL
1 1 (25.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (25.00%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Line Management
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Apple
1 1 (25.00%) BEA
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Symantec
1 1 (25.00%) VMware