Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 16 December 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 146 152
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 35 27 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.82% 0.66% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.71% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 9
Berkshire median daily rate £145 £130 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -27.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £106 £123 £105
90th Percentile £185 £244 £249
South East median daily rate £175 £150 £145
% change year-on-year +16.67% +3.45% -12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 8
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.37% +0.35%
10th Percentile £17.36 £15.10 £14.38
90th Percentile £21.75 £138.90 £19.65
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.53 £15.73
% change year-on-year +12.72% -1.29% +4.85%

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 3,969 3,777 3,944
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.43% 92.05% 92.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,953 2,014 2,120
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £251 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 128 176
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.88 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.14% -5.93% -26.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.56 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.50 £49.13
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.55
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.96% +6.00%

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 2018.

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 16 December 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
Reading -6 13 £140 +1.82% 1
Thatcham - 4 £185 -
Maidenhead +6 3 £114 -
Slough -7 3 - -
Bracknell -7 3 £114 -
Windsor +2 1 £160 +8.47%
Ascot - 1 - -
Desktop Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Berkshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 32 (91.43%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Windows 7
3 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
4 9 (25.71%) Windows 10
5 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (22.86%) Marketing
6 7 (20.00%) Asset Management
6 7 (20.00%) VMware
6 7 (20.00%) Office 365
7 6 (17.14%) SCCM
7 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (14.29%) MCDST
9 4 (11.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (11.43%) Programme Management
9 4 (11.43%) Electronics
9 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
9 4 (11.43%) Finance
9 4 (11.43%) Manufacturing
9 4 (11.43%) Service Management
9 4 (11.43%) NHS
9 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (11.43%) SAP
9 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
9 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (11.43%) Line Management
9 4 (11.43%) Software Asset Management
9 4 (11.43%) Digital Marketing

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 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) Apache
2 1 (2.86%) IIS
2 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.86%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.57%) LAN
2 2 (5.71%) DHCP
2 2 (5.71%) DNS
2 2 (5.71%) Skype
2 2 (5.71%) VLAN
2 2 (5.71%) WAN
3 1 (2.86%) BIG-IP
3 1 (2.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (22.86%) Marketing
2 4 (11.43%) Electronics
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Manufacturing
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.57%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) NHS
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 32 (91.43%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Windows 7
3 9 (25.71%) Windows 10
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.86%) Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Unix
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 4 (11.43%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (11.43%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (11.43%) Line Management
2 4 (11.43%) Programme Management
2 4 (11.43%) Service Management
2 4 (11.43%) Software Asset Management
3 3 (8.57%) IT Asset Management
3 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.71%) Change Management
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL
4 2 (5.71%) Migration
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.86%) ITSM
5 1 (2.86%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (2.86%) Security Patching
5 1 (2.86%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.86%) Ticket Management
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.29%) MCDST
3 2 (5.71%) DBS Check
3 2 (5.71%) MCSE
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) MCP
4 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) iptables
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) VMware
3 4 (11.43%) SAP
4 2 (5.71%) Ivanti
5 1 (2.86%) Apple
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix
5 1 (2.86%) Dell
5 1 (2.86%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) McAfee
5 1 (2.86%) NetApp
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat