Period
to 20 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £170 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 20 February 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.

Desktop Support
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 53 48
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.32% 1.26% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.33% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Bedfordshire median daily rate £170 £137 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.42% -31.68% +73.91%
East of England median daily rate £180 £145 £138
% change year-on-year +24.14% +5.45% -5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 - £14.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.68 £15.25
% change year-on-year -4.08% +9.38% -17.57%

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 414 603 512
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.19% 95.11% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 418 346
Bedfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.73% +1.76%
10th Percentile £221 £130 £229
90th Percentile £588 £583 £588
East of England median daily rate £425 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 12
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £21.00 £15.00 £13.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +15.16% -67.44%
10th Percentile £15.56 £10.16 £11.03
90th Percentile £48.98 £33.75 £23.68
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -15.79% -5.00% -13.04%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 20 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
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 20 February 2019. 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 +3 3 £170 +1.49%
Luton +5 1 £128 -4.33%
Desktop Support
East of England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Office 365
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Altiris
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
4 1 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Avaya
4 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) VMware

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Line Management
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
1 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Altiris
3 1 (16.67%) Avaya
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) VMware