Period
to 24 April 2019

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £190 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 70 85
Rank change year-on-year -8 +15 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 25 62 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.67% 2.88% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 3.03% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 8
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £190 £218 £153
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.64% +42.62% -47.41%
10th Percentile £103 £125 £99
90th Percentile £430 £425 £369
South East median daily rate £225 £210 £175
% change year-on-year +7.14% +20.00% -32.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 3
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06% +14.58%
10th Percentile £15.68 £13.10 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.36 £17.50 £16.95
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.71% +16.67% -6.25%

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 1,418 2,046 1,783
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.60% 94.94% 93.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 800 998 884
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.62% +1.56% +2.56%
10th Percentile £206 £230 £225
90th Percentile £600 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 110 74
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.69 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.48 £9.02
90th Percentile £47.50 £40.75 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £19.36 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.63% - -4.11%

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 24 April 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 April 2019. 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 -1 18 £143 -41.24% 8
Aylesbury +3 2 £350 +150.00% 1
High Wycombe -7 2 £163 +8.70%
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, 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 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (32.00%) Windows 10
4 7 (28.00%) ITIL
5 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
6 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 5 (20.00%) ITIL V3
6 5 (20.00%) Office 365
6 5 (20.00%) Citrix
7 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
7 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (12.00%) SCCM
8 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
8 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (12.00%) SQL
8 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (12.00%) Apple
9 2 (8.00%) Mentor Graphics
9 2 (8.00%) ANSYS
9 2 (8.00%) Degree
9 2 (8.00%) Data Management
9 2 (8.00%) CATIA
9 2 (8.00%) PDM
9 2 (8.00%) Teamcenter
9 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
9 2 (8.00%) ITSM

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 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (4.00%) Joomla!
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.00%) CATIA
2 2 (8.00%) Siemens NX
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) VPN
2 1 (4.00%) Skype
2 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) MS Access
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (4.00%) Billing
1 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) MEAN Stack
1 1 (4.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) iPad
2 1 (4.00%) iPhone
2 1 (4.00%) PKI
2 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (24.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (8.00%) Unix
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.00%) Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (8.00%) CAD
4 2 (8.00%) Data Management
4 2 (8.00%) Decision-Making
4 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (8.00%) Hardware Maintenance
4 2 (8.00%) ITSM
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (8.00%) PDM
4 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.00%) Budget Control
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.00%) Security Patching
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) Ticket Management
5 1 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) Perl
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Docker
2 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (4.00%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (4.00%) OVSD
2 1 (4.00%) SCOM
2 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) Apple
4 2 (8.00%) Adobe
4 2 (8.00%) ANSYS
4 2 (8.00%) Lumension
4 2 (8.00%) Mentor Graphics
4 2 (8.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) McAfee
5 1 (4.00%) Meraki
5 1 (4.00%) Sage
5 1 (4.00%) Salesforce.com