Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 17 December 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.

Support Specialist
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 87 -
Rank change year-on-year -29 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.17% 0.25% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Milton Keynes median daily rate £370 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.85% - -
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £230 £325 £350
% change year-on-year -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 1676 1129 1807
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 92.39% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 825 643 916
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £254 £204 £239
90th Percentile £525 £550 £506
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 51 87
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £17.25 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.21% +12.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £23.70 £38.75 £18.68
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% +3.57% +12.00%

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 2017, Support Specialist 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 Support Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Dynamics GP
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (66.67%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) ServiceNow
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management

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 3 (100.00%) IIS
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (66.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL V3
1 3 (100.00%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 2 (66.67%) ITSM
2 2 (66.67%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Workstation
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) ServiceNow
1 2 (66.67%) VMware