Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £260 per day in advertised job vacancies in Stevenage during the 6 months to 18 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
Hertfordshire > Stevenage
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 17 13
Rank change year-on-year +4 -4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 15 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 10.64% 5.32% 9.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.28% 5.62% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 9
Stevenage median daily rate £260 - £120
10th Percentile £182 - £119
90th Percentile £350 - £124
Hertfordshire median daily rate £192 £223 £120
% change year-on-year -13.64% +85.42% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Stevenage median hourly rate £14.35 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.00% -7.89% -
10th Percentile £13.64 £17.50 £18.35
90th Percentile £16.91 £17.50 £21.38
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £14.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year +17.93% -22.97% +32.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage. 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
Stevenage
Contract vacancies in Stevenage with a recognized job title 133 89 154
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 94.68% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 42 59
Stevenage median daily rate £325 £288 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% -30.72% +61.17%
10th Percentile £192 £213 £120
90th Percentile £404 £462 £570
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 15 26
Stevenage median hourly rate £25.00 £45.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.44% +114.26% +38.68%
10th Percentile £10.66 £8.25 £9.78
90th Percentile £46.73 £53.75 £40.75
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.82 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +12.13% -11.76% +9.68%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Stevenage

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Stevenage

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Stevenage

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Stevenage over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Stevenage

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Stevenage

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Stevenage

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Stevenage region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (40.00%) ITIL
3 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (33.33%) LAN
4 5 (33.33%) VPN
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco
4 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 4 (26.67%) Skype for Business
5 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (26.67%) Skype
5 4 (26.67%) Hardware Maintenance
5 4 (26.67%) Wireless
5 4 (26.67%) Network Management
5 4 (26.67%) Network Design
5 4 (26.67%) Network Security
5 4 (26.67%) Firewall
5 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (26.67%) Juniper
5 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
5 4 (26.67%) WAN
5 4 (26.67%) Broadband
5 4 (26.67%) ISDN
5 4 (26.67%) Windows
5 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
6 3 (20.00%) SLA
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) CCNA
6 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Stevenage 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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (26.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.67%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) LAN
1 5 (33.33%) VPN
2 4 (26.67%) Broadband
2 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) ISDN
2 4 (26.67%) Network Security
2 4 (26.67%) Skype
2 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) HTTP
3 1 (6.67%) SMTP
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (6.67%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (6.67%) Advertising
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) iPad
2 1 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Hardware Maintenance
2 4 (26.67%) Network Design
2 4 (26.67%) Network Management
2 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.67%) CAD
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Coaching
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Management
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) PDM
4 1 (6.67%) PLM
4 1 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery Management
4 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (86.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (20.00%) CCNA
4 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Juniper
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) PTC
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Mitel
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) Veeam