The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Milton Keynes region that had Desktop Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support
Rank 58 72 63
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.90% 0.31% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.32% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £110 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £163 £158
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £11.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
Desktop Support
Buckinghamshire

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
625 930 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 93.84% 96.77% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 513 458
Median daily rate £400 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £470 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 27
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.14 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.25% +34.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £30.00 £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Desktop Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 Milton Keynes region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) MS Office
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (71.43%) MCP
3 4 (57.14%) Retail
3 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 4 (57.14%) Automotive
3 4 (57.14%) German Language
3 4 (57.14%) B2C
4 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
4 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 3 (42.86%) Network Security
4 3 (42.86%) Smartphone
4 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (42.86%) Email Filtering
4 3 (42.86%) Web Filtering
5 2 (28.57%) Office 365
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
6 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 1 (14.29%) Degree
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
6 1 (14.29%) Change Management
6 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 (71.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SAP BI
General
1 4 (57.14%) Automotive
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
1 4 (57.14%) German Language
1 4 (57.14%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 3 (42.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) B2C
2 3 (42.86%) Email Filtering
2 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (42.86%) Web Filtering
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) MCP
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) SAP