The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £323 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 71 70
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 17 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.65% 0.67% 1.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 0.70% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Median daily rate £323 £314 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +25.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £185 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £381 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £13.25 £15.20 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.82% -3.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £14.56 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £15.84 £32.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -6.25% +1.58%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 967 996 1155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 93.79% 95.68% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 522 524
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 32 38
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.88% +32.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -4 10 £323 +2.78% 3
Aylesbury - 4 - -
High Wycombe +4 2 - - 2
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 9 (40.91%) Incident Management
4 8 (36.36%) SLA
4 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 7 (31.82%) Office 365
5 7 (31.82%) MS Office
6 6 (27.27%) Apple
6 6 (27.27%) Smartphone
7 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (22.73%) VPN
7 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
7 5 (22.73%) HP
7 5 (22.73%) Dell
8 4 (18.18%) RSA SecurID
8 4 (18.18%) Wireless
8 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) Android
8 4 (18.18%) DNA
8 4 (18.18%) WAN
8 4 (18.18%) Toshiba
8 4 (18.18%) Coaching
8 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
9 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
9 3 (13.64%) SCCM
10 2 (9.09%) Migration
10 2 (9.09%) ITIL
10 2 (9.09%) Linux

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 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.55%) CMS
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (31.82%) MS Office
2 5 (22.73%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) VPN
2 4 (18.18%) WAN
2 4 (18.18%) Wireless
3 1 (4.55%) Network Security
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) VLAN
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Smartphone
2 5 (22.73%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (18.18%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.55%) CMDB
4 1 (4.55%) Handset
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Android
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Incident Management
2 4 (18.18%) Coaching
2 4 (18.18%) DNA
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Business Continuity
4 1 (4.55%) Change Management
4 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
4 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.55%) Presales
4 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) DBS Check
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
3 1 (4.55%) MCP
3 1 (4.55%) MCPD
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Apple
3 5 (22.73%) Dell
3 5 (22.73%) HP
4 4 (18.18%) Toshiba
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.55%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) Wyse