The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Milton Keynes region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support
Rank 69 63 59
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.22% 0.56% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.60% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£140 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £150 £130
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Average hourly rate - £16.25 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.58
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.34%
Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
811 672 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 90.51% 94.25% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 334 300
Average daily rate £351 £351 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £213 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 58 52
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.38 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.31% -7.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.97 £11.14 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 19 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (12.50%) Office 365
5 1 (12.50%) Automotive
5 1 (12.50%) Handset

Desktop Support
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Automotive
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Statistical Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) SAP