Period
to 20 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £198 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bridgwater 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
Somerset > Bridgwater
6 months to
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 3 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bridgwater 28.57% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 28.57% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Bridgwater median daily rate £198 - -
Somerset median daily rate £145 £125 £190
% change year-on-year +16.00% -34.21% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bridgwater median hourly rate - - -
Somerset median hourly rate £17.50 - £17.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bridgwater. 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
Bridgwater
Contract vacancies in Bridgwater with a recognized job title 7 5 2
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 100.00% 83.33% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Bridgwater median daily rate £198 £165 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.70% -36.84% -27.93%
10th Percentile £165 £140 £147
90th Percentile £286 £282 £387
Somerset median daily rate £400 £351 £350
% change year-on-year +13.96% +0.29% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Bridgwater median hourly rate £10.00 £16.84 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.60% - -
Somerset median hourly rate £40.50 £19.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year +107.69% -50.63% -1.25%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Bridgwater

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Bridgwater

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bridgwater

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Bridgwater

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 7 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bridgwater

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 Bridgwater region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (100.00%) Break/Fix
1 2 (100.00%) Server Management

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bridgwater 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 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Break/Fix
1 2 (100.00%) Server Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (100.00%) Security Cleared