Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 17 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 West > Bristol
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 89 81
Rank change year-on-year +9 -8 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 40 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.03% 1.43% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 1.51% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 15 1
Bristol median daily rate £150 £220 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.82% +46.67% -22.08%
10th Percentile £110 £141 £145
90th Percentile £199 £323 £155
South West median daily rate £160 £178 £150
% change year-on-year -9.86% +18.33% -26.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 19
Bristol median hourly rate £13.00 £14.20 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.45% -8.39% +3.33%
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.32 £12.24
90th Percentile £17.05 £104.86 £19.60
South West median hourly rate £13.00 £15.10 £15.50
% change year-on-year -13.91% -2.58% +3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1873 1660 1658
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 95.07% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1275 1175 1218
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £236
90th Percentile £523 £538 £536
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 82 85
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +53.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £51.95 £47.40 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £32.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +28.00% -9.09% +37.50%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Bristol

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Bristol

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Bristol over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Bristol

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 Bristol region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 27 (67.50%) Windows
2 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (32.50%) Office 365
4 12 (30.00%) Windows 10
5 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
5 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
6 8 (20.00%) SCCM
7 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
7 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
8 6 (15.00%) ServiceNow
8 6 (15.00%) ITIL
9 5 (12.50%) Mac OS
10 4 (10.00%) Windows 8
10 4 (10.00%) Finance
10 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
11 3 (7.50%) VPN
12 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (5.00%) Software Deployment
12 2 (5.00%) User Experience
12 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (5.00%) Time Management
12 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 2 (5.00%) AirWatch
12 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
12 2 (5.00%) IP Telephony
12 2 (5.00%) Smartphone

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 (2.50%) IBM Notes
1 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (32.50%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) VPN
2 2 (5.00%) Internet
2 2 (5.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (5.00%) LAN
2 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (5.00%) VoIP
2 2 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (2.50%) DNS
3 1 (2.50%) Firewall
3 1 (2.50%) Skype
3 1 (2.50%) Wireless
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Electronics
2 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.00%) Marketing
2 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.00%) Smartcard
1 2 (5.00%) Smartphone
1 2 (5.00%) User Experience
1 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.50%) iPhone
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 27 (67.50%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Windows 10
3 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
4 5 (12.50%) Mac OS
5 4 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.50%) Android
7 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) ITIL
2 2 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (5.00%) Migration
2 2 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (5.00%) Programme Management
2 2 (5.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (5.00%) Time Management
3 1 (2.50%) Break/Fix
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
3 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) AirWatch
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (5.00%) Apple
3 2 (5.00%) CommVault
3 2 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix
4 1 (2.50%) Lotus
4 1 (2.50%) McAfee
4 1 (2.50%) NetApp
4 1 (2.50%) Veeam
4 1 (2.50%) VMware