Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £235 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 87 94
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 43 46 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.40% 2.05% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 2.15% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 6
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £235 £203 £198
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.05% +2.53% -34.17%
10th Percentile £150 £89 £129
90th Percentile £450 £285 £322
South East median daily rate £180 £230 £275
% change year-on-year -21.74% -16.36% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.54% +19.62%
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £14.56 £14.00
% change year-on-year +20.19% +4.00% -12.50%

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 1,691 2,144 1,655
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 95.59% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 960 871
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £215 £215 £225
90th Percentile £556 £530 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 121 72
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.25 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.55% +21.05% +1.79%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £40.70 £45.00 £37.18
South East median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.79% -5.26% +5.56%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +18 36 £243 +3.85% 6
High Wycombe -1 3 - - 2
Marlow - 1 £175 -
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 28 (65.12%) Windows
2 20 (46.51%) Security Cleared
3 18 (41.86%) Active Directory
3 18 (41.86%) Windows Server
4 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
5 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
6 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (23.26%) Cisco
7 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (23.26%) ITIL
8 9 (20.93%) Firewall
8 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
8 9 (20.93%) Windows 10
9 8 (18.60%) Office 365
9 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
10 7 (16.28%) LAN
10 7 (16.28%) WAN
10 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (16.28%) McAfee
10 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (13.95%) ITIL V3
11 6 (13.95%) Windows 8
11 6 (13.95%) DV Cleared
11 6 (13.95%) SCCM
11 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (13.95%) Change Management
11 6 (13.95%) CCNP
11 6 (13.95%) HP
11 6 (13.95%) Virtual Environments
12 5 (11.63%) Palo Alto

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 8 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (6.98%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (23.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.60%) Office 365
2 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.33%) Mimecast
3 1 (2.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) Firewall
2 7 (16.28%) LAN
2 7 (16.28%) WAN
3 5 (11.63%) BGP
3 5 (11.63%) BIG-IP
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (11.63%) Cisco ISE
3 5 (11.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (11.63%) IPsec
3 5 (11.63%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.30%) Network Security
4 4 (9.30%) Wireless
5 3 (6.98%) DHCP
5 3 (6.98%) DNS
5 3 (6.98%) ICMP
5 3 (6.98%) NetScaler
5 3 (6.98%) OSPF
5 3 (6.98%) Skype
5 3 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (4.65%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Power BI
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (6.98%) Advertising
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) ADSI
1 2 (4.65%) CSS
1 2 (4.65%) LDAP
2 1 (2.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Clustering
1 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.33%) CMDB
3 1 (2.33%) EPoS
3 1 (2.33%) Handset
3 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 28 (65.12%) Windows
2 18 (41.86%) Windows Server
3 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (20.93%) Windows 10
4 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
5 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (13.95%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.65%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) ITIL
2 6 (13.95%) Change Management
2 6 (13.95%) ITIL V3
2 6 (13.95%) Virtual Environments
3 4 (9.30%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (6.98%) Migration
4 3 (6.98%) Network Virtualisation
5 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.65%) Network Management
5 2 (4.65%) Presales
6 1 (2.33%) Break/Fix
6 1 (2.33%) IT Strategy
6 1 (2.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (2.33%) Service Management
6 1 (2.33%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 1 (2.33%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.65%) C
3 1 (2.33%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (46.51%) Security Cleared
2 16 (37.21%) SC Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) CCNP
3 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (13.95%) DV Cleared
4 5 (11.63%) CCNA
5 3 (6.98%) CCIP
6 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.33%) MCP
7 1 (2.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 18 (41.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) SCCM
2 3 (6.98%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.26%) Cisco
3 7 (16.28%) McAfee
4 6 (13.95%) HP
5 5 (11.63%) F5
5 5 (11.63%) Juniper
5 5 (11.63%) Palo Alto
6 4 (9.30%) Citrix
6 4 (9.30%) VMware
7 2 (4.65%) Aruba
7 2 (4.65%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.65%) Meraki
8 1 (2.33%) WatchGuard