The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £195 per day in advertised job vacancies in Stevenage during the 3 months to 28 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.

Support Engineer
Hertfordshire / Stevenage
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 8 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 4 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Stevenage 6.90% 10.91% 13.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.27% 11.32% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £195 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £49.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +233.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.58%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Stevenage. 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
Stevenage
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 55 53 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Stevenage 94.83% 96.36% 97.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 10
Median daily rate £300 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £210 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.50 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.41% +44.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £6.86 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.50 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Stevenage

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 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 Stevenage region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (70.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) VPN
2 7 (70.00%) Juniper
2 7 (70.00%) Network Security
3 6 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
3 6 (60.00%) Network Management
3 6 (60.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) WAN
3 6 (60.00%) Broadband
3 6 (60.00%) ISDN
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL
3 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (50.00%) Network Design
4 5 (50.00%) Wireless
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (10.00%) Data Management
6 1 (10.00%) SSH
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (10.00%) VLAN
6 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
6 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (10.00%) SCCM
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) DNS

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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) Pro/ENGINEER
1 1 (10.00%) PTC Creo
1 1 (10.00%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) LAN
1 7 (70.00%) Network Security
1 7 (70.00%) VPN
2 6 (60.00%) Broadband
2 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 6 (60.00%) ISDN
2 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (60.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) Wireless
4 1 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) IPsec
4 1 (10.00%) SSH
4 1 (10.00%) SSL
4 1 (10.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (10.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
1 1 (10.00%) Unix
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
1 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
1 6 (60.00%) Network Management
1 6 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (50.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) CAD
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (10.00%) PDM
3 1 (10.00%) PLM
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Juniper
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) F5
3 1 (10.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy