The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £139 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 22 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 98 72
Rank change year-on-year +12 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 17 22 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.93% 0.92% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.00% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 22
Median daily rate £139 £150 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% -57.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £121 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £418 £427
UK excluding London median daily rate £155 £174 £175
% change year-on-year -10.77% -0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 7
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -24.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £11.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.98 £24.02 £19.10
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 Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1677 2209 2298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.79% 92.74% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 816 1179 1166
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 95 89
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -27.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.05 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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 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
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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +15 9 £150 +20.00%
Slough +3 4 £135 -68.69%
Bracknell +10 2 £113 - 1
Newbury +3 1 £130 -13.33%
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Berkshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
3 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
4 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
6 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 4 (12.50%) Migration
6 4 (12.50%) SCCM
6 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
7 3 (9.38%) DHCP
7 3 (9.38%) HP
7 3 (9.38%) DNS
7 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (9.38%) Office 365
7 3 (9.38%) Driving Licence
8 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
8 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
8 2 (6.25%) ITIL
8 2 (6.25%) LAN
8 2 (6.25%) MCSE
8 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 2 (6.25%) Wireless
8 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
8 2 (6.25%) WSUS
8 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
9 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared

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 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) DHCP
1 3 (9.38%) DNS
2 2 (6.25%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) Wireless
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
2 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
3 6 (18.75%) Windows 10
4 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Migration
2 3 (9.38%) Data Migration
3 2 (6.25%) ITIL
3 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.13%) Break/Fix
4 1 (3.13%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (3.13%) ITSM
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.13%) Project Management
4 1 (3.13%) Service Management
4 1 (3.13%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) MCSE
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) A+ Certification
4 1 (3.13%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) CCNA
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
4 1 (3.13%) MCITP
4 1 (3.13%) MCTS
System Software
1 10 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.38%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Dell
3 1 (3.13%) LANDesk
3 1 (3.13%) McAfee
3 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.13%) Sophos
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