The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 29 March 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.

First Line Support
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 61 62
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 4 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.54% 1.06% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 1.11% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £120 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -51.51%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £113 £115 £125
% change year-on-year -2.17% -8.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -35.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £12.00 £11.93
% change year-on-year +6.27% +0.60%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 694 721 793
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 93.28% 95.62% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 400 374
Median daily rate £410 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 18
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -18.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes that featured 1st Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in Milton Keynes

1st Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 1st Line Support in Milton Keynes.

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support in Milton Keynes

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support in Milton Keynes

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 1st Line 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 Milton Keynes region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) ATM
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) ITSM
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) SLA
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Avaya
4 1 (16.67%) Genesys
4 1 (16.67%) SQL

1st Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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:

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) ATM
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Avaya
2 1 (16.67%) Genesys