The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Luton during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 17 24 21
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Luton 1.96% 1.79% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 1.85% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £225 £169 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +68.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.22%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Luton. 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
Luton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 98 162 164
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 96.08% 96.43% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 107 132
Median daily rate £425 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% -5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.92% -18.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Luton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Luton

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Apple
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Java EE
2 1 (33.33%) Finance

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (33.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (33.33%) Java EE
1 1 (33.33%) JSP
1 1 (33.33%) Spring
1 1 (33.33%) XML
1 1 (33.33%) XSL
1 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Apple
1 2 (66.67%) Symantec
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) BEA
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle