The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £130 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.

Desktop Support
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 64 63
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 4 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.54% 0.66% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.69% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Median daily rate £130 £173 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.63% +43.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £155
% change year-on-year +3.44% -6.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.08 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +0.50% +8.14%  

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%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 29 March 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 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
4 2 (28.57%) Lumension
4 2 (28.57%) Disk Encryption
4 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) WSUS
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Change Management
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
5 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 1 (14.29%) MCP
5 1 (14.29%) Wyse
5 1 (14.29%) Handset
5 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Apple
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) VPN
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
5 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (14.29%) CMDB
5 1 (14.29%) Time Management

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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) CMDB
1 1 (14.29%) Handset
1 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Management
1 2 (28.57%) Disk Encryption
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) MCP
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
1 2 (28.57%) Lumension
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Wyse