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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 69 70 77
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.24% 0.52% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.54% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £235 £169 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.25% +40.62%
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.56 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.78% +3.70%

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
776 928 1106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 93.27% 95.87% 95.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 452 566
Median daily rate £388 £360 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% -2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 37 67
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 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 +5 2 £235 +4.44% 1
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 3 (37.50%) Change Management
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Automotive
3 3 (37.50%) B2C
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) German Language
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Email Filtering
4 2 (25.00%) Web Filtering
4 2 (25.00%) WSUS
4 2 (25.00%) Disk Encryption
4 2 (25.00%) Lumension
4 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (25.00%) Smartphone
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Network Security
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) MCP
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft

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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Network Security
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
General
1 3 (37.50%) Automotive
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
1 3 (37.50%) German Language
1 3 (37.50%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (25.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) B2C
1 3 (37.50%) Change Management
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
2 2 (25.00%) Disk Encryption
2 2 (25.00%) Email Filtering
2 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (25.00%) Web Filtering
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) MCP
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) SLA
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
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) SAP