Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £114 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 6 months to 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 28 37
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 14 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 4.55% 1.44% 2.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.95% 1.47% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 7
Luton median daily rate £114 £225 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.12% +60.71% +12.00%
10th Percentile £106 £213 £113
90th Percentile £342 £238 £190
Bedfordshire median daily rate £114 £205 £145
% change year-on-year -44.16% +41.38% -9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Luton median hourly rate - - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year -2.78% - -

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 283 204 356
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.88% 97.61% 97.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 142 249
Luton median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £151 £200 £260
90th Percentile £583 £625 £620
Bedfordshire median daily rate £430 £425 £428
% change year-on-year +1.18% -0.58% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 26
Luton median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £50.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -72.22% +303.12%
10th Percentile £13.60 £12.80 £14.00
90th Percentile £61.50 £18.30 £50.78
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% -68.00% +143.06%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) VPN
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Office 365
3 3 (21.43%) F5
3 3 (21.43%) Change Control
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) CCNP
3 3 (21.43%) Apple
3 3 (21.43%) Validation
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (21.43%) LAN
3 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 3 (21.43%) Adaptive Security
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8

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:

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
1 5 (35.71%) VPN
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (21.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 3 (21.43%) LAN
2 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Adaptive Security
1 3 (21.43%) Change Control
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
1 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
1 3 (21.43%) Validation
2 1 (7.14%) Active Listening
2 1 (7.14%) Change Management
2 1 (7.14%) Hardware Maintenance
2 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CCNP
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco
1 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) Apple
2 3 (21.43%) F5
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) GFI Software
3 2 (14.29%) Symantec
3 2 (14.29%) WatchGuard
4 1 (7.14%) CommVault