The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £98 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 29 March 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 40 35
Rank change year-on-year +12 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 10 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.16% 1.69% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.40% 1.73% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £98 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £155
% change year-on-year +3.44% -6.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Median hourly rate £15.25 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.85% +9.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.08 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +0.50% +8.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 294 405 314
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.04% 97.59% 97.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 262 186
Median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 31 27
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +74.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Cambridge

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Cambridge

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Cambridge region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) MS Office
4 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
4 3 (18.75%) Office 365
4 3 (18.75%) Time Management
4 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
4 3 (18.75%) ServiceNow
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
6 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.25%) Degree
6 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
6 1 (6.25%) SCCM
6 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
6 1 (6.25%) LAN
6 1 (6.25%) VoIP
6 1 (6.25%) DHCP
6 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) DNS
6 1 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (6.25%) LDAP
6 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
6 1 (6.25%) CRM
6 1 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
6 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
1 1 (6.25%) DNS
1 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
1 1 (6.25%) LAN
1 1 (6.25%) LDAP
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.25%) VoIP
1 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
1 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Data Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) Application Discovery
3 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.25%) Software Distribution
3 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com