Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £163 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Desktop Support
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 102 110
Rank change year-on-year -11 +8 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 18 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.85% 0.65% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.68% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 10
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £163 £115 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.30% -34.29% -25.53%
10th Percentile £112 £106 £103
90th Percentile £261 £119 £250
South East median daily rate £150 £150 £223
% change year-on-year - -32.58% +34.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 10
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.60 £16.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +8.47% +18.00%
10th Percentile £16.50 £14.64 £11.37
90th Percentile £18.51 £23.75 £19.16
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.13% +10.34% -1.69%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2010 1911 2424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 94.95% 95.41% 96.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 1001 1194
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £228 £238 £233
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 69 87
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.33 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.75% -6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £10.00 £8.50 £9.15
90th Percentile £58.38 £44.50 £44.05
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.30% +2.93%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings that featured Desktop Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Buckinghamshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Desktop Support in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Buckinghamshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Buckinghamshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Buckinghamshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 20 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -21 12 £165 +43.48% 1
High Wycombe +8 4 £160 +42.22%
Marlow - 1 £100 -
Aylesbury - 1 £250 -
Desktop Support
South East

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) DV Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) VMware
6 4 (22.22%) Migration
6 4 (22.22%) Citrix
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco
7 3 (16.67%) HP
7 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (16.67%) Electronics
7 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
7 3 (16.67%) Smartphone
7 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
8 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
8 2 (11.11%) Office 365
8 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
8 2 (11.11%) QA
8 2 (11.11%) CMDB
8 2 (11.11%) Time Management
8 2 (11.11%) Wyse

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) VPN
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (16.67%) Electronics
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Smartphone
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) CMDB
2 2 (11.11%) Handset
3 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 2 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) Application Discovery
4 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.56%) Break/Fix
4 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.56%) Disk Encryption
4 1 (5.56%) OO
4 1 (5.56%) Personalization
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) DV Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (11.11%) MCP
5 2 (11.11%) MCSA
6 1 (5.56%) CCAA
6 1 (5.56%) CCENT
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (5.56%) DBS Check
6 1 (5.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
1 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Apple
4 2 (11.11%) Wyse
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.56%) Symantec