Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Support was £163 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 28 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.

Technical Support
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 108 129
Rank change year-on-year -18 +21 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 7 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.32% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £163 £288 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.48% - -
South East median daily rate £278 £253 £220
% change year-on-year +9.90% +14.77% -4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £20.00
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% -22.50% -38.46%

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 2058 1903 2452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 95.32% 95.39% 96.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 983 1218
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £225 £235 £230
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 87 72 89
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.25 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.21% -6.67% +1.69%
10th Percentile £9.80 £8.55 £9.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £44.50 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £17.68 £19.61 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.84% +12.06% +2.94%

Technical Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support in Buckinghamshire

Technical Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support in Buckinghamshire

Technical Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support in Buckinghamshire

Technical 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 Technical Support within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 28 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 -19 2 £225 -21.74%
Aylesbury - 1 - -
High Wycombe - 1 £100 -
Technical Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, Technical 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 Technical Support in the job title.

1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (14.29%) PMO
3 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) People Management
3 1 (14.29%) Skype
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) WSUS
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (14.29%) Data Validation
3 1 (14.29%) Kaspersky
3 1 (14.29%) Android

Technical 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Skype
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
1 2 (28.57%) User Experience
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Social Media
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Android
2 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Data Security
3 1 (14.29%) Data Validation
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Information Architecture
3 1 (14.29%) Information Management
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 1 (14.29%) People Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) UX Design
3 1 (14.29%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
1 1 (14.29%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Apple
1 1 (14.29%) Kaspersky
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow