Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 61 49
Rank change year-on-year +21 -12 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 16 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.88% 0.87% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.08% 0.91% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 5
Bedfordshire median daily rate £150 £260 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.31% +48.57% +52.17%
10th Percentile £114 £147 £104
90th Percentile £251 £404 £334
East of England median daily rate £140 £145 £148
% change year-on-year -3.45% -1.69% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 - £13.00
10th Percentile £12.75 - £12.50
90th Percentile £18.15 - £13.50
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £14.88
% change year-on-year +4.92% +2.52% -5.94%

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 519 661 592
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.35% 96.08% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 447 379
Bedfordshire median daily rate £400 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.05% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £197 £220 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £578
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% +0.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 14
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -61.38%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.12 £10.80
90th Percentile £35.00 £45.69 £44.25
East of England median hourly rate £17.43 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -3.19% -21.74% +9.52%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 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 +4 8 £160 -8.57%
Luton +10 6 £128 -8.93%
Desktop Support
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 5 (31.25%) Office 365
6 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 3 (18.75%) Citrix
7 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
8 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 2 (12.50%) Skype
8 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
8 2 (12.50%) Altiris
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 2 (12.50%) HP
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (12.50%) VMware
8 2 (12.50%) SCCM
8 2 (12.50%) Time Management
9 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
9 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
9 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
9 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
9 1 (6.25%) DHCP
9 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
9 1 (6.25%) VPN
9 1 (6.25%) DNS
9 1 (6.25%) SSL
9 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (6.25%) Avaya

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 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Skype
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
1 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 2 (12.50%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.25%) Break/Fix
3 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Line Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) Altiris
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Avaya