Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £155 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 23 November 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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 81 96
Rank change year-on-year -26 +15 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 11 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.63% 1.02% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.10% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 5
Milton Keynes median daily rate £155 £120 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.17% +14.29% -75.29%
10th Percentile £130 £103 £72
90th Percentile £200 £235 £128
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £150 £118 £105
% change year-on-year +27.23% +11.90% -73.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 14
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £18.25 £15.55 £12.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.36% +25.50% -24.91%
10th Percentile £12.95 £15.11 £8.60
90th Percentile £19.85 £16.04 £19.25
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.55 £13.00
% change year-on-year +12.54% +19.62% -21.21%

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 1675 1187 1858
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 92.95% 96.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 825 656 952
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £255 £213 £226
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 54 82
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.25 £13.61 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.75% +6.75% -1.92%
10th Percentile £9.42 £8.65 £9.00
90th Percentile £22.20 £34.85 £19.95
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +12.00%

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 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 23 November 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 Milton Keynes region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
4 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
5 2 (18.18%) Office 365
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
5 2 (18.18%) VPN
5 2 (18.18%) Change Management
5 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (18.18%) QA
5 2 (18.18%) OneDrive
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 1 (9.09%) Disk Encryption
6 1 (9.09%) Electronics
6 1 (9.09%) HP
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (9.09%) McAfee
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco
6 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
6 1 (9.09%) MCP

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (18.18%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
1 2 (18.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) VPN
1 2 (18.18%) Wi-Fi
General
1 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 1 (9.09%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) MCP
3 1 (9.09%) MCSA
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) AirWatch
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) McAfee