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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 61 50 45
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 13 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.43% 2.16% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 2.28% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Average daily rate
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£331 £375 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £200 £225
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £9.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+344.44% -38.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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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
834 832 492
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 91.55% 94.65% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 437 277
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £232 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 41 36
Average hourly rate £16.07 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.78% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.38 £9.00 £10.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £20.00 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
4 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
5 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
5 8 (29.63%) Finance
6 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
7 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
7 5 (18.52%) MS Office
8 4 (14.81%) SLA
9 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
9 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
9 3 (11.11%) VMware
9 3 (11.11%) Financial Institution
9 3 (11.11%) VPN
9 3 (11.11%) Citrix
9 3 (11.11%) Linux
9 3 (11.11%) ATM
9 3 (11.11%) ITIL
10 2 (7.41%) MCP
10 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
10 2 (7.41%) Cisco
10 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
10 2 (7.41%) Change Management
10 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
10 2 (7.41%) HP
10 2 (7.41%) PRINCE
10 2 (7.41%) Problem Management

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
2 5 (18.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) VPN
1 3 (11.11%) ATM
2 1 (3.70%) LAN
2 1 (3.70%) WLAN
2 1 (3.70%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) DHCP
2 1 (3.70%) SNMP
2 1 (3.70%) DNS
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) 3G
2 1 (3.70%) DSL
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
2 1 (3.70%) IPsec
2 1 (3.70%) 4G
2 1 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) J2EE
1 1 (3.70%) CSS
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) e-Health
3 1 (3.70%) iPhone
3 1 (3.70%) iPad
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
3 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
4 3 (11.11%) Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.70%) UNIX
6 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (7.41%) PRINCE
2 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
2 2 (7.41%) Change Management
2 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
2 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (3.70%) Software Distribution
3 1 (3.70%) Line Management
3 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Migration
3 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
3 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.70%) Web Development
3 1 (3.70%) Project Management
3 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Java
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
1 1 (3.70%) VBScript
1 1 (3.70%) Ruby
1 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (29.63%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.41%) MCP
5 1 (3.70%) CCNP
5 1 (3.70%) CCNA
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.70%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (3.70%) Opsview
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
2 3 (11.11%) Citrix
3 2 (7.41%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) F5
4 1 (3.70%) MuleSoft
4 1 (3.70%) CA
4 1 (3.70%) Apple
4 1 (3.70%) Remedy
4 1 (3.70%) Wyse