The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 60 62
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 3 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.41% 0.30% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.31% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £150 - £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -8.30% -0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £18.70 £15.00 £14.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.66% +2.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

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 711 640 812
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 96.60% 96.68% 96.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 345 450
Median daily rate £390 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 22
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.40 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £15.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

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 24 June 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 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Office 365
4 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Smartphone
4 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
4 2 (22.22%) CMDB
4 2 (22.22%) Time Management
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Apple
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (22.22%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Wyse
4 2 (22.22%) Electronics
4 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Handset
4 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity

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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
General
1 2 (22.22%) Electronics
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) CMDB
1 2 (22.22%) Handset
1 2 (22.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
1 2 (22.22%) Business Continuity
1 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
1 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
1 2 (22.22%) Migration
1 2 (22.22%) Time Management
2 1 (11.11%) Application Discovery
2 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Personalization
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) SC Cleared
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) MCP
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Apple
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Wyse
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £151 per day
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