Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 26 May 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 40 56
Rank change year-on-year -4 +16 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 11 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.98% 3.36% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.07% 3.53% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 11 6
Cambridge median daily rate - £130 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -18.75% -11.11%
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £118 £125 £160
% change year-on-year -6.00% -21.88% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 8
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.00 £16.78
90th Percentile £17.65 £17.50 £19.43
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 531 566 730
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.68% 95.13% 97.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 270 456
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £268 £155 £233
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 90 55
Cambridge median hourly rate £25.00 £33.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.24% -12.00% +79.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.39 £13.71
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £57.50
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £32.68
% change year-on-year -28.57% -25.02% +81.53%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 26 May 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 Cambridge region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) HP
2 5 (45.45%) Apple
3 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) DNS
4 3 (27.27%) Wireless
5 2 (18.18%) Internet
5 2 (18.18%) SLA
5 2 (18.18%) GxP
5 2 (18.18%) CRM
5 2 (18.18%) Time Management
5 2 (18.18%) Migration
5 2 (18.18%) Information Security
5 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (18.18%) Task Automation
6 1 (9.09%) Fujitsu
6 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
6 1 (9.09%) Banking
6 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 1 (9.09%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (9.09%) BT

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:

Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) Wireless
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (9.09%) Driving Licence
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
2 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) CRM
1 2 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
1 2 (18.18%) Information Security
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
1 2 (18.18%) Task Automation
1 2 (18.18%) Time Management
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) GxP
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Apple
1 5 (45.45%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
4 1 (9.09%) BT
4 1 (9.09%) Fujitsu