Period
to 15 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £424 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 15 July 2019.

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.

Support Specialist
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 107 109
Rank change year-on-year +21 +2 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 4 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.36% 0.45% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.47% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Milton Keynes median daily rate £424 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.17% -5.42% -11.90%
10th Percentile £412 £331 £264
90th Percentile £436 £363 £497
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £424 £350 £370
% change year-on-year +21.17% -5.42% -11.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -

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 1,052 1,483 1,445
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 95.06% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 600 795 729
Milton Keynes median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - -
10th Percentile £224 £221 £281
90th Percentile £589 £550 £538
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 107 56
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £15.90 £14.05 £16.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.17% -17.16% +33.02%
10th Percentile £10.29 £9.00 £9.15
90th Percentile £42.88 £19.80 £20.88
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £17.33
% change year-on-year +24.14% -16.31% +23.75%

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

Job postings that featured Support Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in Milton Keynes

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Specialist in Milton Keynes

Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Specialist in Milton Keynes

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, Support Specialist 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 Support Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (25.00%) VSAN
4 1 (25.00%) VMware NSX
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Veeam
4 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (25.00%) vCloud
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (25.00%) MCTS
4 1 (25.00%) MCITP
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Change Management
4 1 (25.00%) ITSM
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server

Support Specialist 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCDBA
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) MCTS
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) vCloud
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (25.00%) VMware NSX
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) Veeam