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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support
Rank 63 66 54
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 5 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.56% 0.44% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.46% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Average daily rate
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£270 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.92% -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £325 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £325 £387
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.73 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+33.77% -1.66%
Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
814 654 640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 91.15% 95.20% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 311 306
Average daily rate £350 £354 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.12% +8.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 55 46
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.91 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.97 £22.50 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Technical Support
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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 24 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) Informatica
3 2 (28.57%) PowerCenter
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) .NET
3 2 (28.57%) Change Control
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Middleware
4 1 (14.29%) SLA
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) VBA
4 1 (14.29%) Business Objects
4 1 (14.29%) VC++
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) PowerCenter
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
2 1 (14.29%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PL/SQL
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) VB
3 1 (14.29%) C++
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) VBA
3 1 (14.29%) VC++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Informatica
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Business Objects