The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £151 per day in advertised job vacancies in Aberdeen during the 3 months to 27 June 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
Scotland / Aberdeen
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 15 8
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 9 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Aberdeen 12.16% 2.08% 18.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.86% 2.13% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Median daily rate £151 £125 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.40% -45.65%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £174 £175
% change year-on-year -10.77% -0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £29.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen. 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
Aberdeen
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 70 47 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Aberdeen 94.59% 97.92% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 23
Median daily rate £151 £240 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.29% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £110 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £341 £318
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 1 3
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.50 £29.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.92% +38.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Aberdeen

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Aberdeen that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Aberdeen

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Desktop Support in Aberdeen.

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Aberdeen

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Aberdeen

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Aberdeen region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) Apple
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (40.00%) SLA
5 4 (40.00%) C
5 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (40.00%) VoIP
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (40.00%) SCCM
6 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (20.00%) Migration
7 2 (20.00%) Time Management
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (10.00%) Office 365
8 1 (10.00%) Xerox
8 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team Management
8 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
8 1 (10.00%) Data Centre

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Aberdeen 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 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) PBX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Handset
1 1 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
1 2 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (10.00%) MCSA
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Apple
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Xerox