The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £232 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 26 June 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
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 66 70
Rank change year-on-year +3 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 28 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.71% 0.85% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.81% 0.88% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 5
Median daily rate £232 £263 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.71% -35.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £193 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £333 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -27.27% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £18.70 - £20.57
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.34 - £13.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.14 - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £15.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year -8.12% -7.64%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 997 904 1186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 96.61% 96.27% 96.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 472 600
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 39
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £19.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Buckinghamshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -1 18 £252 -4.09% 5
High Wycombe +5 2 £135 - 2
Aylesbury - 1 £250 - 1
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) Linux
2 16 (35.56%) Active Directory
3 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
4 12 (26.67%) Migration
4 12 (26.67%) VMware
5 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
6 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (20.00%) Office 365
6 9 (20.00%) OpenStack
7 8 (17.78%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (17.78%) Incident Management
7 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
7 8 (17.78%) Private Cloud
8 7 (15.56%) ITIL
8 7 (15.56%) SLA
8 7 (15.56%) Windows 7
9 6 (13.33%) Smartphone
9 6 (13.33%) Apple
9 6 (13.33%) Oracle
9 6 (13.33%) Unix
9 6 (13.33%) VPN
9 6 (13.33%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (13.33%) Public Cloud
9 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (11.11%) Software Delivery
10 5 (11.11%) Break/Fix
10 5 (11.11%) Wireless

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 9 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (20.00%) Office 365
2 8 (17.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.22%) G Suite
3 1 (2.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.33%) VPN
2 5 (11.11%) WAN
2 5 (11.11%) Wireless
3 3 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.44%) VLAN
4 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.22%) ADSL
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (2.22%) Firewall
5 1 (2.22%) Internet
5 1 (2.22%) LAN
5 1 (2.22%) MPLS
5 1 (2.22%) Network Security
5 1 (2.22%) SAN
5 1 (2.22%) Skype
5 1 (2.22%) SNMP
General
1 1 (2.22%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Private Cloud
2 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (13.33%) Public Cloud
2 6 (13.33%) Smartphone
3 4 (8.89%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.22%) CMDB
4 1 (2.22%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.22%) Handset
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (64.44%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) Linux
3 7 (15.56%) Windows 7
4 6 (13.33%) Unix
5 5 (11.11%) AIX
6 4 (8.89%) Android
6 4 (8.89%) Windows 10
6 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
7 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Migration
2 8 (17.78%) Incident Management
3 7 (15.56%) ITIL
4 5 (11.11%) Break/Fix
4 5 (11.11%) Software Delivery
5 4 (8.89%) Coaching
5 4 (8.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (8.89%) DNA
6 2 (4.44%) Change Management
6 2 (4.44%) Time Management
7 1 (2.22%) Application Packaging
7 1 (2.22%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.22%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.22%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.22%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.22%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.22%) Presales
7 1 (2.22%) Service Management
7 1 (2.22%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
1 1 (2.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.44%) MCP
3 2 (4.44%) MCSA
3 2 (4.44%) MCSE
4 1 (2.22%) CCAA
4 1 (2.22%) CCENT
4 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.22%) MCITP
4 1 (2.22%) MCPD
4 1 (2.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (35.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
2 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.67%) VMware
3 6 (13.33%) Apple
3 6 (13.33%) Oracle
4 4 (8.89%) Dell
4 4 (8.89%) HP
4 4 (8.89%) Toshiba
5 3 (6.67%) Citrix
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco
7 1 (2.22%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (2.22%) Google
7 1 (2.22%) Juniper
7 1 (2.22%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.22%) Symantec
7 1 (2.22%) Wyse