Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 19 November 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 134 103
Rank change year-on-year +12 -31 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 40 37 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.99% 0.87% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.94% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 29
Berkshire median daily rate £145 £178 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.31% +1.43% -39.66%
10th Percentile £119 £105 £130
90th Percentile £352 £234 £430
South East median daily rate £178 £150 £175
% change year-on-year +18.33% -14.29% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 27
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £14.25 £11.58 £12.45
90th Percentile £94.13 £19.85 £23.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% +2.48%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3723 3928 4649
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.97% 92.27% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1972 2127 2520
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £229 £213
90th Percentile £588 £569 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 184 242
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.15 £43.28 £46.62
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Berkshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Berkshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Berkshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Berkshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Berkshire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Support in Berkshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Reading +12 17 £150 +25.00% 2
Slough +7 6 £130 -53.78% 1
Windsor - 6 £175 - 1
Newbury - 4 £130 - 1
Bracknell +2 3 £125 -
Maidenhead -14 1 - -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Berkshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 30 (75.00%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
3 19 (47.50%) Windows 10
4 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
5 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
6 11 (27.50%) Office 365
7 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (25.00%) SCCM
8 9 (22.50%) ITIL
9 7 (17.50%) SLA
10 6 (15.00%) LAN
10 6 (15.00%) WAN
11 5 (12.50%) Cisco
12 4 (10.00%) Migration
12 4 (10.00%) VMware
12 4 (10.00%) VPN
12 4 (10.00%) HP
12 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (10.00%) Windows 8
13 3 (7.50%) ServiceNow
13 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
13 3 (7.50%) DNS
13 3 (7.50%) DHCP
13 3 (7.50%) MCSE
13 3 (7.50%) Oracle
13 3 (7.50%) Citrix
13 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
13 3 (7.50%) Degree
13 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
13 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (27.50%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) LAN
1 6 (15.00%) WAN
2 4 (10.00%) VPN
3 3 (7.50%) DHCP
3 3 (7.50%) DNS
3 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) ADSL
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) Skype
4 1 (2.50%) SMS
4 1 (2.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.00%) Electronics
1 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Back Office
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) .NET
1 1 (2.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.00%) Smartphone
1 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.50%) iPad
2 1 (2.50%) iPhone
2 1 (2.50%) NHS
2 1 (2.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 30 (75.00%) Windows
2 19 (47.50%) Windows 10
3 17 (42.50%) Windows 7
4 4 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.00%) Linux
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.50%) Android
6 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) ITIL
2 4 (10.00%) Migration
3 3 (7.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (5.00%) Break/Fix
4 2 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.00%) Project Management
4 2 (5.00%) Time Management
5 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (2.50%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (2.50%) Desktop Publishing
5 1 (2.50%) Disk Encryption
5 1 (2.50%) Gantt Chart
5 1 (2.50%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (2.50%) IT Audit
5 1 (2.50%) Presales
5 1 (2.50%) QA Automation
5 1 (2.50%) Robotic Automation
5 1 (2.50%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) C++
1 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
1 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 3 (7.50%) MCSE
2 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) MCDST
3 2 (5.00%) MCP
3 2 (5.00%) MCSA
4 1 (2.50%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.50%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) MCITP
4 1 (2.50%) MCTS
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
3 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) Cisco
3 4 (10.00%) HP
3 4 (10.00%) VMware
4 3 (7.50%) Citrix
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle
4 3 (7.50%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.00%) Avaya
5 2 (5.00%) Dell
5 2 (5.00%) Snow
5 2 (5.00%) Symantec
6 1 (2.50%) Apple
6 1 (2.50%) AppSense
6 1 (2.50%) Compaq
6 1 (2.50%) EMC
6 1 (2.50%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.50%) Kofax
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) Veritas