Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £240 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 25 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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 80 93
Rank change year-on-year -7 +13 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 28 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.60% 0.79% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 0.85% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 5
Milton Keynes median daily rate £240 £198 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.52% -34.17% +22.45%
10th Percentile £154 £154 £291
90th Percentile £390 £272 £323
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £155 £175 £300
% change year-on-year -11.57% -41.67% +23.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 10
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.38 £16.10 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.92% +23.85% -20.39%
10th Percentile £14.56 £15.21 £9.92
90th Percentile £19.25 £16.83 £16.76
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.10 £13.00
% change year-on-year +8.70% +23.85% -19.10%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies in Milton Keynes with a recognized job title 1661 1182 1855
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 92.85% 96.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 822 657 950
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £213 £230
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 56 81
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.09 £13.11 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.36% +4.88% -3.85%
10th Percentile £9.65 £8.75 £9.00
90th Percentile £23.10 £32.25 £20.00
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +12.00%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings that featured Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Milton Keynes

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Support Engineer in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Milton Keynes

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Milton Keynes

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Milton Keynes region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) VMware
3 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (32.14%) Windows Server
4 8 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (28.57%) OpenStack
4 8 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 8 (28.57%) Linux
5 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (21.43%) ITIL
6 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (17.86%) Banking
7 5 (17.86%) Office 365
7 5 (17.86%) IaaS
8 4 (14.29%) Public Cloud
8 4 (14.29%) SQL
9 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (10.71%) Unix
9 3 (10.71%) Citrix
9 3 (10.71%) Finance
9 3 (10.71%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
10 2 (7.14%) AirWatch
10 2 (7.14%) OneDrive

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (28.57%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (32.14%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (17.86%) IaaS
3 5 (17.86%) Office 365
4 3 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (7.14%) OneDrive
5 2 (7.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.57%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) GitLab
General
1 5 (17.86%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (14.29%) Public Cloud
3 2 (7.14%) AS400
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) EPoS
4 1 (3.57%) iPad
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 9 (32.14%) Windows Server
3 8 (28.57%) Linux
3 8 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 3 (10.71%) Unix
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.57%) Change Management
3 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.57%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 1 (3.57%) Functional Testing
3 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
3 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.57%) Process Improvement
3 1 (3.57%) Service Management
3 1 (3.57%) Statistics
3 1 (3.57%) Time Management
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
2 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.14%) MCP
4 1 (3.57%) CCNA
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.57%) MCSA
4 1 (3.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.71%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) AirWatch
1 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) Ansible
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) VMware
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) Remedy
4 2 (7.14%) SAP
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco
5 1 (3.57%) MobileIron
5 1 (3.57%) NetApp
5 1 (3.57%) Polycom
5 1 (3.57%) Red Hat