Period
to 23 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £265 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 6 months to 23 July 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
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 35 32
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 4 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 1.33% 0.69% 2.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.46% 0.71% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 5
Luton median daily rate £265 £225 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.78% +50.00% -47.83%
10th Percentile £136 £213 £128
90th Percentile £295 £238 £400
Bedfordshire median daily rate £265 £225 £150
% change year-on-year +17.78% +50.00% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Luton median hourly rate £15.75 - £13.00
10th Percentile £15.63 - £12.50
90th Percentile £15.88 - £13.50
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.75 £18.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +38.46% -67.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton. 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
Luton
Contract vacancies in Luton with a recognized job title 274 280 316
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.33% 96.89% 96.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 199 222
Luton median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £259 £249 £255
90th Percentile £588 £595 £606
Bedfordshire median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 9
Luton median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £46.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -69.61% +116.80%
10th Percentile £13.80 £14.00 £13.70
90th Percentile £44.50 £14.00 £50.78
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% -63.75% +53.85%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Luton

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Luton

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Luton

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Luton over the 6 months to 23 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Luton

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Luton

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Luton region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Apple
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) IaaS
4 1 (25.00%) Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (25.00%) Ansible
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Skype
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Terraform
4 1 (25.00%) Big Data
4 1 (25.00%) Cloudera
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) SLA
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Akamai
4 1 (25.00%) F5

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Luton 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Akamai
2 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (25.00%) IaaS
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) Skype
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Big Data
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Analytics
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Fault Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (25.00%) Kaizen
2 1 (25.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) SDLC
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Task Automation
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) Terraform
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Apple
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Cloudera
2 1 (25.00%) CommVault
2 1 (25.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec