The median contractor rate for a Service Desk Analyst was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 30 April 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.

Service Desk Analyst
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 61 65
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Analyst 13 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.73% 1.19% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.83% 1.24% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £155 £197
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £125 £130 £123
% change year-on-year -3.84% +6.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 4
Median hourly rate £17.40 £12.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.20 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.60 £14.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year - +8.00%  

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 712 723 857
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 94.56% 95.51% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 406 413
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 19
Median hourly rate £17.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.66% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Service Desk Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes that featured Service Desk Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Service Desk Analyst in Milton Keynes

Service Desk Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Desk Analyst in Milton Keynes

Service Desk Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Desk Analyst in Milton Keynes.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Desk Analyst in Milton Keynes

Service Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, Service Desk Analyst 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 Service Desk Analyst in the job title.

1 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) SC Cleared
2 15 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 13 (61.90%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
5 9 (42.86%) Windows Vista
6 7 (33.33%) Service Management
6 7 (33.33%) ITIL
7 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
7 5 (23.81%) SLA
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (19.05%) ITSM
9 3 (14.29%) OVSD
9 3 (14.29%) HP
9 3 (14.29%) SQL
9 3 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
9 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
10 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
11 1 (4.76%) Fault Management
11 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (4.76%) Line Management
11 1 (4.76%) Ticket Management
11 1 (4.76%) Citrix
11 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
11 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (4.76%) Logistics
11 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
11 1 (4.76%) ATM
11 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000

Service Desk Analyst 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 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) ATM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Vista
3 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
1 7 (33.33%) Service Management
2 4 (19.05%) ITSM
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.76%) Fault Management
4 1 (4.76%) Line Management
4 1 (4.76%) Logistics
4 1 (4.76%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 15 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (9.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) OVSD
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix