The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 55 58 50
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 36 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 2.76% 1.62% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 1.74% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 4
Average daily rate
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£275 £155 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.41% -36.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £123 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £191 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £228 £230
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 1 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £27.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.89
% change year-on-year
- -8.71%
Support Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1228 978 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.17% 93.23% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 660 490 317
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 80 79
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £28.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -3 21 £260 +30.00% 1
High Wycombe +1 3 - - 1
Aylesbury 0 2 £240 +54.83% 1
Marlow - 1 - -
Buckingham - - - -
Amersham - - - - 1
Support Engineer
South East

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title.

1 28 (57.14%) Windows
2 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 21 (42.86%) Security Cleared
3 18 (36.73%) SC Cleared
3 18 (36.73%) Active Directory
4 16 (32.65%) MS Excel
5 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
6 8 (16.33%) Windows XP
6 8 (16.33%) SLA
7 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (14.29%) HP
7 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
7 7 (14.29%) VMware
8 6 (12.24%) Finance
8 6 (12.24%) MS Office
9 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
9 5 (10.20%) Change Control
9 5 (10.20%) Capacity Management
9 5 (10.20%) iSCSI
9 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
9 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (10.20%) Fibre Channel
9 5 (10.20%) ITIL
9 5 (10.20%) MCP
9 5 (10.20%) NetApp
9 5 (10.20%) DNS
9 5 (10.20%) NFS
10 4 (8.16%) Citrix
10 4 (8.16%) LAN

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (32.65%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.24%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) DNS
1 5 (10.20%) iSCSI
1 5 (10.20%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (8.16%) LAN
2 4 (8.16%) WAN
3 3 (6.12%) Internet
4 2 (4.08%) DHCP
5 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.04%) MPLS
5 1 (2.04%) Firewall
5 1 (2.04%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Military
2 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.04%) VLE
3 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
3 8 (16.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.16%) Linux
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.12%) Windows 2000
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.04%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.20%) ITIL
1 5 (10.20%) Change Control
1 5 (10.20%) Capacity Management
1 5 (10.20%) Incident Management
2 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (4.08%) Migration
2 2 (4.08%) Line Management
2 2 (4.08%) PRINCE
2 2 (4.08%) Project Management
2 2 (4.08%) Service Management
3 1 (2.04%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.04%) Software Distribution
3 1 (2.04%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.12%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) VBScript
2 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (36.73%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (10.20%) MCP
5 4 (8.16%) DV Cleared
6 3 (6.12%) MCSE
6 3 (6.12%) MCITP
7 1 (2.04%) CCNA
7 1 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.04%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.33%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (36.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) HP
2 7 (14.29%) VMware
3 5 (10.20%) NetApp
4 4 (8.16%) Citrix
5 3 (6.12%) Wyse
6 1 (2.04%) Lotus
6 1 (2.04%) Remedy
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle
6 1 (2.04%) SAP
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco