Period
to 16 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £285 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 80 76
Rank change year-on-year +11 -4 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 23 34 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.06% 2.12% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.18% 2.23% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 16 3
Milton Keynes median daily rate £285 £288 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.87% +30.68% -24.14%
10th Percentile £103 £123 £164
90th Percentile £455 £425 £333
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £285 £215 £150
% change year-on-year +32.56% +43.33% -48.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 3
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - £17.50 £16.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.70% +23.85%
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.10
% change year-on-year +7.14% +8.70% +23.85%

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 1,054 1,522 1,167
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.28% 94.83% 92.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 788 689
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £415 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +0.97% +6.06%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £563
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 66 46
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.50 £16.82 £12.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.78% +33.35% -6.19%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.38 £21.00 £38.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% +25.00% -2.78%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019, 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 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
4 8 (34.78%) DV Cleared
4 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
5 7 (30.43%) ITIL
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
6 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (26.09%) Office 365
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (21.74%) ITIL V3
7 5 (21.74%) SCCM
7 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
8 4 (17.39%) Firewall
8 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
8 4 (17.39%) Cisco
8 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
9 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
9 3 (13.04%) Skype for Business
9 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
9 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (13.04%) Skype
9 3 (13.04%) CCNP
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (13.04%) McAfee

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 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
2 3 (13.04%) Skype for Business
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Office 365
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) Skype
2 3 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (8.70%) BGP
3 2 (8.70%) BIG-IP
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco ISE
3 2 (8.70%) DHCP
3 2 (8.70%) DNS
3 2 (8.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (8.70%) IPsec
3 2 (8.70%) Kerberos
3 2 (8.70%) Network Security
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) ICMP
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) OSPF
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Power BI
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) ADSI
1 2 (8.70%) LDAP
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) CSS
2 1 (4.35%) MEAN Stack
2 1 (4.35%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) CMDB
3 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.35%) Handset
3 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
3 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL V3
3 3 (13.04%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) CAPA
4 2 (8.70%) Defect Management
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (8.70%) ITSM
4 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.70%) Presales
4 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 2 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
5 1 (4.35%) Break/Fix
5 1 (4.35%) Content Management
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Content Management
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (4.35%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) DV Cleared
3 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) CCNP
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (8.70%) CCNA
6 1 (4.35%) CCIP
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Docker
2 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
2 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) OVSD
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Cisco
3 3 (13.04%) McAfee
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) F5
4 2 (8.70%) Juniper
4 2 (8.70%) Lumension
4 2 (8.70%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.35%) Aruba
5 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.35%) HP