The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support
Rank 65 47 62
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 3 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.33% 0.92% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.99% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 1
Average daily rate £300 £275 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +120.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £170 £250
% change year-on-year
+45.58% -32.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +7.69%
Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
849 506 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 94.23% 93.36% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 278 338
Average daily rate £361 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £188 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 63
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.56 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Technical Support
Buckinghamshire

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Technical Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) VB
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) Retail
4 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) Android
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (20.00%) Android
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) VB
2 3 (60.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) VC++
3 1 (20.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) VMware