Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £205 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 21 May 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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 94 88
Rank change year-on-year +24 -6 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 47 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.96% 0.58% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.11% 0.62% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 5 4
Milton Keynes median daily rate £205 £165 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.24% -4.35% -13.75%
10th Percentile £132 £118 £108
90th Percentile £291 £423 £278
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £200 £163 £120
% change year-on-year +23.08% +35.42% -40.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 6
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £18.70 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.87% +20.65% +3.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £18.70 £13.73
90th Percentile £17.50 £18.70 £23.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.60 £15.00
% change year-on-year -20.17% +17.33% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies in Milton Keynes with a recognized job title 1,512 1,299 1,375
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 94.20% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 803 704 750
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +12.68%
10th Percentile £226 £263 £263
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 43 47
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.00 £9.48
90th Percentile £23.78 £18.00 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -12.12% +10.00% -

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Milton Keynes

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Milton Keynes

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Milton Keynes

Desktop 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 Desktop Support in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, Desktop Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 42 (89.36%) Windows
2 30 (63.83%) Windows 10
3 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
4 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
5 16 (34.04%) SC Cleared
5 16 (34.04%) Microsoft Office
6 15 (31.91%) Active Directory
7 13 (27.66%) SCCM
8 12 (25.53%) Migration
9 9 (19.15%) Office 365
10 8 (17.02%) ITIL
11 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
12 6 (12.77%) HP
13 5 (10.64%) DV Cleared
13 5 (10.64%) iPad
13 5 (10.64%) Windows 7
13 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
13 5 (10.64%) Lumension
14 4 (8.51%) BitLocker
14 4 (8.51%) Time Management
14 4 (8.51%) Wireless
14 4 (8.51%) Blackberry
14 4 (8.51%) Service Management
14 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
14 4 (8.51%) SLA
14 4 (8.51%) MS Visio
14 4 (8.51%) VPN
15 3 (6.38%) Apple
15 3 (6.38%) Sage
15 3 (6.38%) Management Information System

Desktop 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 16 (34.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.51%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) VPN
1 4 (8.51%) Wireless
General
1 1 (2.13%) Electronics
1 1 (2.13%) Finance
1 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
1 1 (2.13%) Legal
1 1 (2.13%) Retail
1 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) iPad
2 4 (8.51%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.13%) iPhone
5 1 (2.13%) PKI
5 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 42 (89.36%) Windows
2 30 (63.83%) Windows 10
3 7 (14.89%) Windows XP
4 5 (10.64%) Windows 7
4 5 (10.64%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.26%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Migration
2 8 (17.02%) ITIL
3 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.51%) Service Management
3 4 (8.51%) Time Management
4 3 (6.38%) Analytics
5 2 (4.26%) Break/Fix
5 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.26%) Data Governance
5 2 (4.26%) Ticket Management
6 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.13%) Data Analytics
6 1 (2.13%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (2.13%) ITSM
6 1 (2.13%) Problem-Solving
Qualifications
1 17 (36.17%) Security Cleared
2 16 (34.04%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.64%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) MCP
4 1 (2.13%) MCSA
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (31.91%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 13 (27.66%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.77%) HP
3 5 (10.64%) Lumension
4 3 (6.38%) Apple
4 3 (6.38%) Sage
4 3 (6.38%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.26%) Tableau
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) Citrix
6 1 (2.13%) Computacenter
6 1 (2.13%) McAfee
6 1 (2.13%) VMware