Period
to 18 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £139 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 18 September 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.

Desktop Support
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 55 50
Rank change year-on-year +19 -5 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 21 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 3.75% 1.03% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.05% 1.07% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 6
Bedfordshire median daily rate £139 £348 £133
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +162.26% -33.75%
10th Percentile £114 £211 £105
90th Percentile £160 £410 £311
East of England median daily rate £150 £130 £145
% change year-on-year +15.38% -10.34% -13.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 - £13.00
10th Percentile £12.75 - £12.50
90th Percentile £66.38 - £13.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.64% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. 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
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 519 652 631
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.68% 96.02% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 450 421
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £426 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.29% +0.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £184 £263 £218
90th Percentile £587 £575 £600
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 15
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -62.50% +28.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.09 £11.90
90th Percentile £23.00 £22.38 £50.78
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.78% -10.00% -2.44%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings that featured Desktop Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Bedfordshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Bedfordshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Bedfordshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Support in Bedfordshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +13 11 £160 -8.57% 1
Luton +7 10 £133 -
Desktop Support
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, Desktop Support 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 10 (47.62%) Windows
3 9 (42.86%) Office 365
4 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (19.05%) Citrix
6 4 (19.05%) VMware
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (19.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 3 (14.29%) Migration
7 3 (14.29%) HP
7 3 (14.29%) Altiris
8 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
8 2 (9.52%) Time Management
8 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
8 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
8 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
9 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
9 1 (4.76%) Skype
9 1 (4.76%) Line Management
9 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
9 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
9 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
9 1 (4.76%) Firewall
9 1 (4.76%) ITSM

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) DHCP
1 1 (4.76%) DNS
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) Skype
1 1 (4.76%) VPN
1 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
1 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
3 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (9.52%) Time Management
3 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.76%) ITSM
3 1 (4.76%) Line Management
3 1 (4.76%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) MCSE
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) Citrix
2 4 (19.05%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) Altiris
3 3 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Avaya
4 1 (4.76%) Dell
4 1 (4.76%) Symantec