Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £215 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 76 91 92
Rank change year-on-year +15 +1 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 55 20 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.51% 1.15% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.66% 1.25% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 5 7
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £215 £150 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -48.28% +5.45%
10th Percentile £119 £122 £153
90th Percentile £408 £305 £345
South East median daily rate £186 £200 £236
% change year-on-year -7.00% -15.25% -12.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 11
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.10 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +23.85% -14.75%
10th Percentile £16.10 £15.21 £11.17
90th Percentile £21.00 £16.83 £16.68
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £14.63 £16.00
% change year-on-year +18.80% -8.59% -0.99%

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 2,066 1,606 2,228
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.47% 92.56% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 855 1,076
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% +8.93%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £238
90th Percentile £538 £550 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 74 100
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.11% +11.15%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.00 £9.48
90th Percentile £40.00 £38.75 £30.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.37
% change year-on-year +2.86% -9.67% +19.88%

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 18 February 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 18 February 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 -5 34 £288 +30.68% 13
Aylesbury +2 7 £135 -6.90% 3
High Wycombe -2 4 £150 - 1
Newport Pagnell - 1 £125 -
Amersham - 1 - -
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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 (72.73%) Windows
2 21 (38.18%) Active Directory
3 18 (32.73%) Windows Server
4 17 (30.91%) VMware
5 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
6 15 (27.27%) Windows 10
7 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
8 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (18.18%) Office 365
10 9 (16.36%) Linux
10 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
10 9 (16.36%) SCCM
11 8 (14.55%) ITIL
11 8 (14.55%) Cisco
11 8 (14.55%) Hybrid Cloud
12 7 (12.73%) OpenStack
12 7 (12.73%) SLA
12 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
12 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (10.91%) Banking
13 6 (10.91%) Firewall
13 6 (10.91%) SQL
13 6 (10.91%) Windows 7
13 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (10.91%) IaaS
14 5 (9.09%) LAN
14 5 (9.09%) WAN

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 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
1 7 (12.73%) OpenStack
2 4 (7.27%) IIS
2 4 (7.27%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.45%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.45%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.64%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (18.18%) Office 365
3 6 (10.91%) IaaS
4 4 (7.27%) OpenShift
5 3 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Firewall
2 5 (9.09%) LAN
2 5 (9.09%) WAN
3 3 (5.45%) Skype
4 2 (3.64%) VLAN
5 1 (1.82%) Broadband
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.82%) DHCP
5 1 (1.82%) DNS
5 1 (1.82%) DSLAM
5 1 (1.82%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.82%) VoIP
5 1 (1.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (1.82%) GIS
1 1 (1.82%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.64%) SonarQube
2 2 (3.64%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.82%) Artifactory
General
1 6 (10.91%) Banking
2 4 (7.27%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) Node.js
2 1 (1.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (7.27%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.45%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) AS400
4 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.64%) iPad
4 2 (3.64%) iPhone
4 2 (3.64%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) EPoS
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (72.73%) Windows
2 18 (32.73%) Windows Server
3 15 (27.27%) Windows 10
4 9 (16.36%) Linux
5 6 (10.91%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.64%) Android
7 2 (3.64%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.55%) ITIL
2 5 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 4 (7.27%) Time Management
4 3 (5.45%) Change Management
4 3 (5.45%) DevOps
4 3 (5.45%) Migration
4 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.64%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (3.64%) ITSM
5 2 (3.64%) Network Planning
5 2 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.82%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (1.82%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.82%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.82%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.82%) Network Management
6 1 (1.82%) Process Improvement
6 1 (1.82%) Quantitative Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.91%) SQL
2 5 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.09%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.64%) C#
3 2 (3.64%) Java
4 1 (1.82%) Perl
4 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.27%) DV Cleared
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.45%) CCNA
4 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.64%) A+ Certification
5 2 (3.64%) CCNP
5 2 (3.64%) DBS Check
5 2 (3.64%) MCP
5 2 (3.64%) MCSA
5 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.82%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) SLA
2 3 (5.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (38.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.45%) Docker
4 3 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.64%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (3.64%) UAG
6 1 (1.82%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.82%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.82%) vSphere
6 1 (1.82%) XenApp
6 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.82%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) VMware
2 16 (29.09%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.55%) Cisco
4 4 (7.27%) Apple
4 4 (7.27%) Remedy
5 3 (5.45%) Forcepoint
5 3 (5.45%) SAP
6 2 (3.64%) Citrix
6 2 (3.64%) Computacenter
6 2 (3.64%) Google
6 2 (3.64%) HP
6 2 (3.64%) McAfee
6 2 (3.64%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.82%) ConnectWise
7 1 (1.82%) Juniper
7 1 (1.82%) Lumension
7 1 (1.82%) NetApp
7 1 (1.82%) Oracle
7 1 (1.82%) Polycom
7 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow