Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 89 108
Rank change year-on-year -17 +19 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 32 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.39% 0.66% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 0.71% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 6
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £180 £130 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% +23.81% -75.29%
10th Percentile £117 £103 £77
90th Percentile £288 £235 £215
South East median daily rate £160 £156 £170
% change year-on-year +2.40% -8.09% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 14
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.50 £15.55 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.32% +19.62% -17.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £15.11 £8.60
90th Percentile £19.55 £16.04 £19.25
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.79
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.44% +1.98%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 2,180 1,548 2,287
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 92.86% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 997 815 1,127
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £214 £216 £230
90th Percentile £538 £563 £525
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.00% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 76 103
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.23
90th Percentile £29.28 £38.75 £30.40
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 -13 22 £200 +42.86% 3
Aylesbury - 2 £160 -
Gerrards Cross - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 £150 - 2
Newport Pagnell - 1 £125 -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 29 (90.63%) Windows
2 19 (59.38%) Windows 10
3 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
4 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 10 (31.25%) ITIL
6 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
7 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 7 (21.88%) SCCM
9 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (18.75%) Windows XP
9 6 (18.75%) Office 365
10 5 (15.63%) DV Cleared
11 4 (12.50%) VPN
11 4 (12.50%) Lumension
11 4 (12.50%) iPad
11 4 (12.50%) BitLocker
12 3 (9.38%) Migration
12 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
12 3 (9.38%) SLA
12 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
13 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
13 2 (6.25%) Android
13 2 (6.25%) Time Management
13 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 2 (6.25%) QA
13 2 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
13 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
13 2 (6.25%) Thin Client

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 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Office 365
2 2 (6.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (6.25%) Wireless
3 1 (3.13%) VoIP
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) iPad
2 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.25%) User Experience
4 1 (3.13%) CMDB
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.13%) iPhone
4 1 (3.13%) PDA
4 1 (3.13%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (90.63%) Windows
2 19 (59.38%) Windows 10
3 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
4 6 (18.75%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.25%) Android
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Break/Fix
3 2 (6.25%) Change Management
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL V3
3 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (3.13%) Disk Encryption
4 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.13%) ITSM
4 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) MCP
4 1 (3.13%) MCSA
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
2 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 13 (40.63%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (21.88%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) Lumension
3 2 (6.25%) McAfee
4 1 (3.13%) Apple
4 1 (3.13%) Citrix
4 1 (3.13%) HP
4 1 (3.13%) VMware