The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £190 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 35 55
Rank change year-on-year +11 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 15 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 4.97% 2.25% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.30% 2.33% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
Median daily rate £190 £120 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -22.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £113 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £145 £163
UK excluding London median daily rate £151 £172 £175
% change year-on-year -12.50% -1.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -5.08% -1.66%  

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 283 344 440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.71% 96.63% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 783 1495
Median daily rate £340 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.56% +8.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £517 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 72 108
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.24 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Cambridge over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 28 June 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 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
3 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
4 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 8 (28.57%) SCCM
6 6 (21.43%) Time Management
6 6 (21.43%) Migration
7 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
7 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
8 4 (14.29%) Apple
8 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
8 4 (14.29%) Office 365
8 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
9 3 (10.71%) Mac OS
9 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
9 3 (10.71%) ServiceNow
9 3 (10.71%) WPF
9 3 (10.71%) Software Deployment
9 3 (10.71%) Break/Fix
9 3 (10.71%) C#
9 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
10 2 (7.14%) LAN
10 2 (7.14%) DHCP
10 2 (7.14%) SQL
10 2 (7.14%) .NET
10 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
10 2 (7.14%) ITIL
10 2 (7.14%) Dell
10 2 (7.14%) A+ Certification
10 2 (7.14%) Linux

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 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DHCP
1 2 (7.14%) DNS
1 2 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.57%) LDAP
2 1 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.57%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) WPF
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (7.14%) Smartphone
1 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
3 4 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 3 (10.71%) Mac OS
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
4 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.14%) Linux
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.57%) Android
6 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Migration
1 6 (21.43%) Time Management
2 5 (17.86%) Data Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Break/Fix
3 3 (10.71%) Software Deployment
4 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 2 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (7.14%) Hardware Maintenance
4 2 (7.14%) Information Security
4 2 (7.14%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Software Distribution
5 1 (3.57%) Application Discovery
5 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
5 1 (3.57%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 1 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.57%) Refactoring
5 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
5 1 (3.57%) TDD
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) C#
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) A+ Certification
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Apple
3 3 (10.71%) ServiceNow
4 2 (7.14%) Dell
5 1 (3.57%) VMware