Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £127 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 6 months to 17 November 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
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 36 32
Rank change year-on-year +3 -4 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 10 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 3.06% 0.34% 2.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.15% 0.37% 2.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 8
Luton median daily rate £127 - £115
10th Percentile £114 - £99
90th Percentile £250 - £300
Bedfordshire median daily rate £127 £185 £123
% change year-on-year -31.22% +51.02% -55.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Luton median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.03% +24.39%
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - £13.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year - -18.03% +17.48%

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 317 273 278
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.94% 93.81% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 183 201
Luton median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £275 £213 £213
90th Percentile £619 £594 £606
Bedfordshire median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 22
Luton median hourly rate £50.22 £14.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +258.68% -53.33% -
10th Percentile £49.02 £11.61 £12.05
90th Percentile £50.75 £43.11 £50.68
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -64.00% +114.29%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 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 Luton region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) Office 365
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (30.00%) VPN
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Apple
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) LAN
5 2 (20.00%) WAN
5 2 (20.00%) CCNP
5 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (20.00%) WatchGuard
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) GFI Software
5 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Adaptive Security
5 2 (20.00%) Validation
5 2 (20.00%) F5
5 2 (20.00%) Change Control
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (10.00%) DBS Check

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
1 3 (30.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Adaptive Security
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Hardware Maintenance
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Security Management
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) CCNP
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Apple
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) GFI Software
3 2 (20.00%) WatchGuard
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec