Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £193 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 18 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 94 105
Rank change year-on-year +24 +11 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 55 48 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.85% 2.16% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.00% 2.24% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 5
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £193 £225 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.44% -21.74% -11.54%
10th Percentile £139 £102 £149
90th Percentile £429 £343 £395
South East median daily rate £205 £235 £275
% change year-on-year -12.77% -14.55% +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 6 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - -
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £13.60 £15.00
% change year-on-year +28.68% -9.33% -9.09%

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 1,831 2,142 1,811
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 96.23% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 942 957
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £215 £215 £231
90th Percentile £559 £538 £526
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 94 69
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.33 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.31% +23.75% -2.42%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £59.63 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +14.29%

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 August 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 August 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 +19 45 £190 -18.63% 1
High Wycombe -6 3 - - 4
Aylesbury +8 1 - - 5
Marlow - 1 £175 - 1
Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 25 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 23 (41.82%) SC Cleared
4 19 (34.55%) Windows 10
5 17 (30.91%) Active Directory
6 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Office
7 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
8 11 (20.00%) ITIL
8 11 (20.00%) Migration
8 11 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 10 (18.18%) Cisco
10 9 (16.36%) Windows 7
10 9 (16.36%) Office 365
10 9 (16.36%) SCCM
11 8 (14.55%) Firewall
12 7 (12.73%) Wireless
12 7 (12.73%) HP
12 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (12.73%) ITIL V3
12 7 (12.73%) Virtual Environments
13 6 (10.91%) Network Monitoring
13 6 (10.91%) DV Cleared
13 6 (10.91%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (10.91%) CCNP
13 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
13 6 (10.91%) LAN
13 6 (10.91%) WAN
13 6 (10.91%) IPsec
13 6 (10.91%) Change Management

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 (7.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (25.45%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.36%) Office 365
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.82%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) Firewall
2 7 (12.73%) Wireless
3 6 (10.91%) BGP
3 6 (10.91%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (10.91%) IPsec
3 6 (10.91%) LAN
3 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
3 6 (10.91%) WAN
4 5 (9.09%) BIG-IP
4 5 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
4 5 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (9.09%) ICMP
4 5 (9.09%) OSPF
5 3 (5.45%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.64%) DHCP
6 2 (3.64%) DNS
6 2 (3.64%) Network Security
7 1 (1.82%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.82%) SSL
7 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (5.45%) Advertising
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.82%) EPoS
3 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.82%) iPad
3 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 40 (72.73%) Windows
2 19 (34.55%) Windows 10
3 11 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (16.36%) Windows 7
5 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.27%) Windows XP
8 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.82%) Linux
9 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) ITIL
1 11 (20.00%) Migration
2 7 (12.73%) ITIL V3
2 7 (12.73%) Virtual Environments
3 6 (10.91%) Change Management
3 6 (10.91%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
5 4 (7.27%) Service Management
6 3 (5.45%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.64%) Time Management
8 1 (1.82%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.82%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.82%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (1.82%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.82%) ITSM
8 1 (1.82%) Network Management
8 1 (1.82%) Network Planning
8 1 (1.82%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
8 1 (1.82%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) C
2 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 23 (41.82%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.91%) CCNP
3 6 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (10.91%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.27%) CCNA
5 3 (5.45%) CCIP
6 2 (3.64%) MCP
6 2 (3.64%) MCSA
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 17 (30.91%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) SCCM
2 3 (5.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.82%) OVSD
3 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.18%) Cisco
3 7 (12.73%) HP
4 5 (9.09%) F5
4 5 (9.09%) McAfee
4 5 (9.09%) Palo Alto
5 4 (7.27%) Citrix
5 4 (7.27%) Juniper
6 3 (5.45%) Apple
6 3 (5.45%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.64%) Aruba
7 2 (3.64%) Meraki
7 2 (3.64%) VMware
8 1 (1.82%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.82%) Sage
8 1 (1.82%) WatchGuard