The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Support in their job title over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 67 46 57
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 10 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.12% 2.21% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 2.38% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 1
Average daily rate
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£205 £150 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £148 £135
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +9.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.75 £9.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes 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
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
838 672 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 93.95% 92.69% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 343 231
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 66 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support in the job title across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Desktop Support Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Desktop Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Desktop Support Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Desktop Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title.

1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
3 7 (46.67%) Windows
4 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (33.33%) Finance
5 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (26.67%) MCP
6 4 (26.67%) SLA
6 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
7 3 (20.00%) Citrix
7 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (20.00%) Project Management
7 3 (20.00%) Wyse
8 2 (13.33%) Line Management
8 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
8 2 (13.33%) MS Office
9 1 (6.67%) SAP
9 1 (6.67%) Java
9 1 (6.67%) VBScript
9 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
9 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
9 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (6.67%) HP
9 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
9 1 (6.67%) Migration
9 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Desktop Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) Network Security
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) Line Management
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Software Distribution
3 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (6.67%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) VBScript
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (26.67%) MCP
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix
2 3 (20.00%) Wyse
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Remedy