Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 17 December 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.

Support Specialist
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 117 88
Rank change year-on-year +24 -29 -
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 6 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.48% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.18% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.62% +13.85% -
10th Percentile £383 £360 £230
90th Percentile £433 £380 £348
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £230 £325
% change year-on-year +79.57% -29.23% -7.14%
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 1,165 1,676 1,129
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.95% 94.96% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 825 643
Milton Keynes median daily rate £413 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.19% -3.61% +10.67%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £204
90th Percentile £588 £525 £550
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.19% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 82 51
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £17.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.55% +23.21% +9.80%
10th Percentile £9.40 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.55 £23.70 £38.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -17.14% +20.69% +3.57%

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 17 December 2018, 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 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
1 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Workstation
2 4 (66.67%) Service Management
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) MCDBA
2 4 (66.67%) IIS
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) ITSM
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (66.67%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 3 (50.00%) F5
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (50.00%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (83.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (66.67%) IIS
2 4 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
1 4 (66.67%) ITSM
1 4 (66.67%) Service Management
1 4 (66.67%) Virtual Environments
2 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) CRM
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
3 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) MCDBA
2 4 (66.67%) MCITP
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) CCA
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) F5
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp