The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 60 59 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 12 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.37% 0.82% 2.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 0.89% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Average daily rate
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£225 £129 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.24% +3.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.73% -23.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -7.53%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes 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
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
810 673 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.36% 92.45% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 318 306
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 81 47
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £21.80 £18.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
4 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
7 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
7 3 (17.65%) DNS
7 3 (17.65%) SLA
7 3 (17.65%) Linux
7 3 (17.65%) MCP
7 3 (17.65%) CentOS
8 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
8 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
8 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
8 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
8 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (11.76%) Wyse
8 2 (11.76%) Finance
8 2 (11.76%) VMware
8 2 (11.76%) MS Office
8 2 (11.76%) NFS
8 2 (11.76%) Citrix
9 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (5.88%) CCNA

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (5.88%) LDAP
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) MPLS
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
2 3 (17.65%) CentOS
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL
1 1 (5.88%) Project Management
1 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
1 1 (5.88%) Migration
1 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
1 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
1 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (5.88%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) Security Cleared
2 8 (47.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (17.65%) MCP
5 2 (11.76%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) MCITP
6 1 (5.88%) MCSE
6 1 (5.88%) CCNA
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) NFS
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) Postfix
3 1 (5.88%) Sendmail
3 1 (5.88%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Citrix
2 2 (11.76%) Wyse
2 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) NetApp
3 1 (5.88%) Red Hat