Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £235 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 19 September 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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 88 84
Rank change year-on-year +18 -4 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 37 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.51% 1.60% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.65% 1.66% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 5
Milton Keynes median daily rate £235 £232 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.40% +5.34% -26.67%
10th Percentile £158 £185 £155
90th Percentile £450 £323 £328
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £235 £160 £198
% change year-on-year +46.88% -18.99% -34.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 -
% change year-on-year +2.94% - -

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 1,397 1,627 1,239
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 96.50% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 769 699
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £219 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 71 48
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £13.50 £16.93 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.26% +41.08% -7.69%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.31 £8.50
90th Percentile £20.45 £20.00 £16.96
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -17.35% +21.43% -

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 19 September 2018.

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 19 September 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 Milton Keynes region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 24 (64.86%) Security Cleared
3 20 (54.05%) SC Cleared
4 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
5 10 (27.03%) Windows 10
6 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
6 9 (24.32%) Windows Server
7 8 (21.62%) ITIL
8 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (16.22%) Change Management
8 6 (16.22%) Migration
8 6 (16.22%) Office 365
8 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (16.22%) SCCM
8 6 (16.22%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (13.51%) DV Cleared
9 5 (13.51%) BIG-IP
9 5 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (13.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (13.51%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (13.51%) F5
9 5 (13.51%) ITIL V3
9 5 (13.51%) Palo Alto
9 5 (13.51%) Firewall
9 5 (13.51%) IPsec
9 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (13.51%) BGP
9 5 (13.51%) CCNP
9 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP

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 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Office 365
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) BGP
1 5 (13.51%) BIG-IP
1 5 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (13.51%) Cisco ISE
1 5 (13.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 5 (13.51%) Firewall
1 5 (13.51%) IPsec
1 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.81%) Wireless
3 3 (8.11%) DHCP
3 3 (8.11%) DNS
3 3 (8.11%) ICMP
3 3 (8.11%) OSPF
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (5.41%) Internet
4 2 (5.41%) Kerberos
4 2 (5.41%) LAN
4 2 (5.41%) Skype
4 2 (5.41%) SSL
4 2 (5.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) ADSI
1 2 (5.41%) CSS
1 2 (5.41%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Clustering
1 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.70%) EPoS
2 1 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (2.70%) iPad
2 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
2 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Windows
2 10 (27.03%) Windows 10
3 9 (24.32%) Windows Server
4 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.70%) Linux
8 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) Change Management
2 6 (16.22%) Migration
2 6 (16.22%) Virtual Environments
3 5 (13.51%) ITIL V3
4 3 (8.11%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (8.11%) Network Virtualisation
5 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
5 2 (5.41%) Network Management
5 2 (5.41%) Presales
6 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.70%) Break/Fix
6 1 (2.70%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (2.70%) IT Strategy
6 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.70%) Time Management
6 1 (2.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.41%) C
1 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (64.86%) Security Cleared
2 20 (54.05%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) CCNA
3 5 (13.51%) CCNP
3 5 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (13.51%) DV Cleared
4 3 (8.11%) CCIP
5 1 (2.70%) MCP
5 1 (2.70%) MCSA
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) SCCM
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.51%) Cisco
2 5 (13.51%) F5
2 5 (13.51%) Juniper
2 5 (13.51%) Palo Alto
3 3 (8.11%) McAfee
4 2 (5.41%) Apple
4 2 (5.41%) Aruba
4 2 (5.41%) Blue Coat
4 2 (5.41%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) VMware