Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £243 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 87 90
Rank change year-on-year +17 +3 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 41 53 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.47% 2.24% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.60% 2.37% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 5
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £243 £150 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.67% - -49.15%
10th Percentile £105 £100 £122
90th Percentile £450 £338 £264
South East median daily rate £175 £200 £255
% change year-on-year -12.50% -21.57% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 3
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.70% +34.17%
South East median hourly rate £16.18 £14.12 £13.00
% change year-on-year +14.55% +8.62% -17.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 1,576 2,239 1,569
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.75% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 993 834
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £218 £200
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 126 81
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +20.69% +3.57%
10th Percentile £10.09 £10.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £35.25 £42.79 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.93
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.89% +6.50%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings that featured Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

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 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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 6 months to 15 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +32 38 £235 -2.08% 4
Aylesbury -4 1 £350 +159.26% 4
High Wycombe -4 1 - - 7
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 29 (70.73%) Windows
2 20 (48.78%) Security Cleared
3 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
3 15 (36.59%) Active Directory
3 15 (36.59%) Windows Server
4 12 (29.27%) Windows 10
5 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
5 11 (26.83%) ITIL
6 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (24.39%) Windows 7
7 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (19.51%) Firewall
8 8 (19.51%) Cisco
8 8 (19.51%) DV Cleared
8 8 (19.51%) SCCM
8 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (17.07%) ITIL V3
9 7 (17.07%) Office 365
10 6 (14.63%) Change Management
10 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (14.63%) CCNP
10 6 (14.63%) Virtual Environments
11 5 (12.20%) F5
11 5 (12.20%) Palo Alto
11 5 (12.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (12.20%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (12.20%) BIG-IP
11 5 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
11 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP

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 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (7.32%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) CATIA
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.44%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Office 365
2 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.51%) Firewall
2 5 (12.20%) BGP
2 5 (12.20%) BIG-IP
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco ASA
2 5 (12.20%) Cisco ISE
2 5 (12.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (12.20%) IPsec
2 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.76%) LAN
3 4 (9.76%) Network Security
3 4 (9.76%) WAN
3 4 (9.76%) Wireless
4 3 (7.32%) DHCP
4 3 (7.32%) DNS
4 3 (7.32%) ICMP
4 3 (7.32%) OSPF
4 3 (7.32%) Skype
4 3 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.88%) SSL
5 2 (4.88%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) MS Access
2 1 (2.44%) Power BI
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) ADSI
1 2 (4.88%) CSS
1 2 (4.88%) LDAP
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) MEAN Stack
2 1 (2.44%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Clustering
1 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.88%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.44%) CMDB
3 1 (2.44%) Handset
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.44%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (70.73%) Windows
2 15 (36.59%) Windows Server
3 12 (29.27%) Windows 10
4 10 (24.39%) Windows 7
4 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (9.76%) Windows 8
8 3 (7.32%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.44%) Linux
9 1 (2.44%) Unix
9 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) ITIL V3
3 6 (14.63%) Change Management
3 6 (14.63%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (9.76%) Migration
4 4 (9.76%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (7.32%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (4.88%) CAPA
6 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (4.88%) ITSM
6 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.88%) Network Management
6 2 (4.88%) Presales
6 2 (4.88%) Service Management
7 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Content Management
7 1 (2.44%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.88%) C
2 2 (4.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.44%) Perl
3 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (48.78%) Security Cleared
2 15 (36.59%) SC Cleared
3 8 (19.51%) DV Cleared
4 6 (14.63%) CCNP
4 6 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (12.20%) CCNA
6 3 (7.32%) CCIP
7 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.44%) MCP
8 1 (2.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 15 (36.59%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
2 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (19.51%) SCCM
2 2 (4.88%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (4.88%) WSUS
3 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) OVSD
3 1 (2.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.51%) Cisco
3 5 (12.20%) F5
3 5 (12.20%) Juniper
3 5 (12.20%) McAfee
3 5 (12.20%) Palo Alto
4 3 (7.32%) Citrix
4 3 (7.32%) HP
4 3 (7.32%) VMware
5 2 (4.88%) Aruba
5 2 (4.88%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.44%) ANSYS
6 1 (2.44%) Mentor Graphics
6 1 (2.44%) Meraki