Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £155 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 97 91
Rank change year-on-year +15 -6 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 52 14 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.20% 0.80% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.31% 0.86% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 9
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £155 £175 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.57% -41.67% +23.71%
10th Percentile £98 £125 £245
90th Percentile £341 £264 £451
South East median daily rate £213 £273 £225
% change year-on-year -22.02% +21.11% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 11
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.10 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.70% +23.85% -19.10%
10th Percentile £15.59 £15.21 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.00 £16.83 £16.68
South East median hourly rate £14.12 £13.13 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.58% -17.97% -

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 2249 1620 2528
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 93.10% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 997 842 1271
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £228 £213 £225
90th Percentile £525 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 78 108
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +12.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.16
90th Percentile £42.50 £39.13 £31.10
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -3 31 £240 +21.52% 2
Aylesbury - 7 £135 -
High Wycombe - 3 £125 - 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 23 November 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 36 (69.23%) Windows
2 20 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 16 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 15 (28.85%) VMware
5 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (23.08%) Linux
6 12 (23.08%) Windows 10
6 12 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (23.08%) Office 365
7 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
8 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
8 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (19.23%) OpenStack
9 9 (17.31%) MS Exchange
10 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
10 8 (15.38%) ITIL
10 8 (15.38%) SCCM
10 8 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (13.46%) Banking
12 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (11.54%) IaaS
13 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
14 4 (7.69%) Migration
14 4 (7.69%) Firewall
14 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (7.69%) MCP
14 4 (7.69%) Unix

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 10 (19.23%) OpenStack
2 9 (17.31%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.92%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 12 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (23.08%) Office 365
2 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (11.54%) IaaS
4 4 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (5.77%) OpenShift
6 2 (3.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Firewall
1 4 (7.69%) LAN
1 4 (7.69%) WAN
2 2 (3.85%) Skype
2 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.92%) ADSL
3 1 (1.92%) Broadband
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.92%) DSLAM
3 1 (1.92%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.92%) MPLS
3 1 (1.92%) SAN
3 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.92%) VLAN
3 1 (1.92%) VPN
3 1 (1.92%) Wireless
3 1 (1.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Geospatial Data
1 1 (1.92%) GIS
1 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.92%) GitLab
General
1 7 (13.46%) Banking
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) CSS
1 1 (1.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) AS400
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) EPoS
4 1 (1.92%) iPad
4 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.92%) Social Media
4 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (69.23%) Windows
2 16 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 12 (23.08%) Linux
3 12 (23.08%) Windows 10
4 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.69%) Unix
5 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.85%) Android
6 2 (3.85%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.38%) ITIL
2 4 (7.69%) Migration
3 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
3 3 (5.77%) Time Management
4 2 (3.85%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.85%) Creative Thinking
4 2 (3.85%) Network Management
4 2 (3.85%) Network Planning
4 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.92%) Change Management
5 1 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.92%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 1 (1.92%) Functional Testing
5 1 (1.92%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (1.92%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (1.92%) Process Improvement
5 1 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
2 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.92%) Perl
3 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) MCP
3 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.77%) DBS Check
5 2 (3.85%) A+ Certification
5 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) CCNA
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.92%) Degree
6 1 (1.92%) MCSA
6 1 (1.92%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.77%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.92%) vSphere
5 1 (1.92%) XenApp
5 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) SCCM
2 2 (3.85%) AirWatch
2 2 (3.85%) Ansible
3 1 (1.92%) SCOM
3 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) VMware
2 13 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.77%) Apple
3 3 (5.77%) Citrix
3 3 (5.77%) Google
3 3 (5.77%) SAP
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco
4 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.85%) Remedy
5 1 (1.92%) Barracuda Networks
5 1 (1.92%) Juniper
5 1 (1.92%) Kaspersky
5 1 (1.92%) MobileIron
5 1 (1.92%) NetApp
5 1 (1.92%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (1.92%) Polycom
5 1 (1.92%) TIBCO