Period
to 22 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £235 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 79 83 99
Rank change year-on-year +4 +16 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 53 41 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.55% 2.10% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.69% 2.22% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 7
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £235 £234 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% -19.48% +5.45%
10th Percentile £127 £105 £176
90th Percentile £410 £361 £384
South East median daily rate £210 £175 £263
% change year-on-year +20.00% -33.33% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 3
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.13 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.53% +11.98% -12.73%
10th Percentile £13.20 £11.31 £12.48
90th Percentile £18.70 £18.23 £15.68
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% -3.03%

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 1,968 1,844 1,906
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.66% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 909 1,008
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £220 £225 £253
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 65 67
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.85% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £9.59 £9.12 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £37.05 £39.25
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +8.40%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +4 39 £235 -15.70% 4
High Wycombe -3 3 £149 +10.19% 2
Aylesbury 0 2 £140 -29.11%
Marlow - 1 £175 -
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 20 (37.74%) Windows 10
3 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
3 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
4 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
5 15 (28.30%) SC Cleared
6 12 (22.64%) Migration
7 11 (20.75%) Cisco
7 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Office
8 10 (18.87%) ITIL
8 10 (18.87%) Windows Server
9 9 (16.98%) Office 365
9 9 (16.98%) SCCM
10 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
11 7 (13.21%) Firewall
11 7 (13.21%) HP
11 7 (13.21%) DV Cleared
11 7 (13.21%) VMware
12 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (11.32%) Change Management
12 6 (11.32%) SLA
12 6 (11.32%) LAN
12 6 (11.32%) WAN
13 5 (9.43%) Apple
13 5 (9.43%) McAfee
14 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (7.55%) Windows 8
14 4 (7.55%) ServiceNow
14 4 (7.55%) ITIL V3
14 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure

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 4 (7.55%) IIS
1 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) Office 365
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.66%) OpenShift
4 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (3.77%) PaaS
5 1 (1.89%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) Firewall
2 6 (11.32%) LAN
2 6 (11.32%) WAN
3 4 (7.55%) Wireless
4 3 (5.66%) BGP
4 3 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (5.66%) ICMP
4 3 (5.66%) IPsec
4 3 (5.66%) OSPF
4 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.77%) BIG-IP
5 2 (3.77%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (3.77%) DHCP
5 2 (3.77%) DNS
5 2 (3.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (3.77%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.77%) Skype
5 2 (3.77%) VLAN
6 1 (1.89%) DSLAM
6 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.77%) SonarQube
2 2 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.89%) Artifactory
General
1 3 (5.66%) Retail
2 2 (3.77%) Advertising
2 2 (3.77%) Banking
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.66%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.66%) iPad
2 3 (5.66%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.77%) iPhone
3 2 (3.77%) PKI
3 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.89%) Clustering
4 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 40 (75.47%) Windows
2 20 (37.74%) Windows 10
3 10 (18.87%) Windows Server
4 8 (15.09%) Windows 7
5 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.55%) Windows 8
6 4 (7.55%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.66%) Linux
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.77%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.89%) Android
9 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) Migration
2 10 (18.87%) ITIL
3 6 (11.32%) Change Management
4 4 (7.55%) ITIL V3
4 4 (7.55%) Service Management
4 4 (7.55%) Time Management
5 3 (5.66%) DevOps
5 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.66%) ITSM
5 3 (5.66%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.66%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.66%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (3.77%) Break/Fix
6 2 (3.77%) Data Centre Operations
7 1 (1.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (1.89%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
7 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
1 4 (7.55%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.77%) C#
3 2 (3.77%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) Perl
4 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (33.96%) Security Cleared
2 15 (28.30%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.21%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.55%) CCNP
4 4 (7.55%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.66%) CCNA
5 3 (5.66%) MCSA
5 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.77%) MCP
6 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.89%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.89%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (33.96%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.66%) Docker
2 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.77%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (3.77%) UAG
3 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.89%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.89%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.89%) Ansible
3 1 (1.89%) OVSD
Vendors
1 16 (30.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.75%) Cisco
3 7 (13.21%) HP
3 7 (13.21%) VMware
4 5 (9.43%) Apple
4 5 (9.43%) McAfee
5 4 (7.55%) ServiceNow
6 3 (5.66%) Citrix
6 3 (5.66%) Forcepoint
6 3 (5.66%) Remedy
7 2 (3.77%) Computacenter
7 2 (3.77%) F5
7 2 (3.77%) Juniper
7 2 (3.77%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.89%) Aruba
8 1 (1.89%) ConnectWise
8 1 (1.89%) Lumension
8 1 (1.89%) Meraki
8 1 (1.89%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.89%) WatchGuard