Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £188 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bridgwater during the 6 months to 22 July 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
Somerset > Bridgwater
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bridgwater 66.67% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 66.67% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Bridgwater median daily rate £188 - -
Somerset median daily rate £187 £160 £190
% change year-on-year +16.88% -15.79% +38.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bridgwater median hourly rate - - -
Somerset median hourly rate £18.50 £15.78 £95.50
% change year-on-year +17.27% -83.48% +218.33%

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 9 1 3
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 3
Bridgwater median daily rate £194 £120 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.46% -70.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £181 £120 £380
90th Percentile £362 £120 £423
Somerset median daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.00% +7.14% -6.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bridgwater median hourly rate - - -
Somerset median hourly rate £39.50 £47.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -16.84% +22.58% +5.44%

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 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bridgwater

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

1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Break/Fix
2 4 (66.67%) Internet
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Software Audit
3 2 (33.33%) Software Deployment
3 2 (33.33%) Software Packaging
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Break/Fix
2 2 (33.33%) Software Audit
2 2 (33.33%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Citrix