Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 109 78
Rank change year-on-year +42 -31 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 39 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 2.75% 0.65% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.93% 0.68% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 9
Milton Keynes median daily rate £200 £160 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +39.13% -30.30%
10th Percentile £133 £150 £103
90th Percentile £386 £200 £161
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £200 £155 £115
% change year-on-year +29.03% +34.78% -30.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 3
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.42% +24.67% +15.38%
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £18.10 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.31% +20.67% +15.38%

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 1,329 1,615 1,208
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.86% 96.02% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 782 669
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.84% +8.67%
10th Percentile £215 £250 £220
90th Percentile £556 £525 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 80 54
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.00 £17.09 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.08% +36.72% +1.63%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.31 £8.50
90th Percentile £19.87 £20.78 £16.07
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year -18.55% +18.97% +3.57%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 27 (69.23%) Windows
2 19 (48.72%) Security Cleared
3 17 (43.59%) SC Cleared
4 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
5 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
6 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 12 (30.77%) SCCM
7 11 (28.21%) Windows 10
8 8 (20.51%) Windows 7
8 8 (20.51%) Office 365
9 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
10 6 (15.38%) Citrix
10 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (15.38%) ITIL
11 5 (12.82%) MCSA
11 5 (12.82%) McAfee
11 5 (12.82%) Change Management
11 5 (12.82%) WSUS
11 5 (12.82%) QA
11 5 (12.82%) ITIL V3
12 4 (10.26%) DV Cleared
12 4 (10.26%) HP
13 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
14 2 (5.13%) Break/Fix
14 2 (5.13%) Server Management
14 2 (5.13%) Analytics
14 2 (5.13%) Tableau

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 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
1 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) .NET
1 1 (2.56%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) CMDB
2 1 (2.56%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 27 (69.23%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Windows 10
3 8 (20.51%) Windows 7
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) ITIL
2 5 (12.82%) Change Management
2 5 (12.82%) ITIL V3
3 2 (5.13%) Analytics
3 2 (5.13%) Break/Fix
3 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.13%) Data Governance
3 2 (5.13%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.13%) Migration
3 2 (5.13%) Project Management
3 2 (5.13%) Server Management
3 2 (5.13%) Ticket Management
4 1 (2.56%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.56%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.56%) IT Strategy
4 1 (2.56%) OO
4 1 (2.56%) Statistics
4 1 (2.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) Security Cleared
2 17 (43.59%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (12.82%) MCSA
5 4 (10.26%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.13%) MCP
7 1 (2.56%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
System Software
1 16 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.56%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 12 (30.77%) SCCM
2 5 (12.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) Citrix
3 5 (12.82%) McAfee
4 4 (10.26%) HP
5 2 (5.13%) Ivanti
5 2 (5.13%) Tableau
6 1 (2.56%) VMware
6 1 (2.56%) Wyse