The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £252 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 58 60
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 18 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.45% 0.46% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 0.48% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £252 £263 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.09% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £193 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £333 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -27.27% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £18.70 - £28.07
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.34 - £18.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.14 - £37.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.64% -7.64%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 711 631 807
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 96.60% 96.63% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 338 447
Median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 22
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.40 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £15.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 June 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 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Linux
3 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
3 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 6 (21.43%) Migration
4 6 (21.43%) VMware
4 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 6 (21.43%) Unix
5 5 (17.86%) AIX
5 5 (17.86%) Oracle
5 5 (17.86%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.86%) OpenStack
5 5 (17.86%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (17.86%) Public Cloud
5 5 (17.86%) Software Delivery
6 4 (14.29%) Private Cloud
6 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (14.29%) SCCM
6 4 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 4 (14.29%) ITIL
7 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
7 3 (10.71%) SLA
7 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
8 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (7.14%) Office 365

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 5 (17.86%) OpenStack
2 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (17.86%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.14%) VPN
1 2 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (3.57%) ADSL
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) MPLS
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) VLAN
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Hybrid Cloud
1 5 (17.86%) Public Cloud
2 4 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) CMDB
4 1 (3.57%) Handset
4 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Linux
3 6 (21.43%) Unix
4 5 (17.86%) AIX
5 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Migration
2 5 (17.86%) Software Delivery
3 4 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) Time Management
5 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) Presales
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) MCP
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) VMware
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
3 2 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Apple
4 1 (3.57%) Barracuda Networks
4 1 (3.57%) Juniper
4 1 (3.57%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.57%) Wyse