The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Buckinghamshire region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 March 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 72 65 82
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 3 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.33% 0.59% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.63% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Median daily rate £120 £120 £120
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £155 £150
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
850 959 1168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 93.20% 95.04% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 450 485 586
Median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 32 42
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.34 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £33.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +11.76%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Buckinghamshire region that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support across the Buckinghamshire region.

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support across the Buckinghamshire region.

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Desktop Support
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 Desktop Support within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 1 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +1 3 £120 -30.43% 1
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 March 2017, Desktop Support 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 Desktop Support in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) Disk Encryption
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (25.00%) Lumension
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
3 2 (25.00%) WSUS
3 2 (25.00%) QA
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Wyse
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Handset
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 1 (12.50%) CMDB
4 1 (12.50%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) MS Office
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Apple
4 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) CMDB
1 1 (12.50%) Handset
1 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
1 2 (25.00%) Disk Encryption
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) MCP
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
1 2 (25.00%) Lumension
2 1 (12.50%) Apple
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Wyse