Period
to 13 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £245 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 41 37
Rank change year-on-year -21 -4 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 10 20 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.30% 2.93% 3.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 3.11% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 8
Cambridge median daily rate £245 £180 £137
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.11% +31.63% +1.30%
10th Percentile £241 £121 £108
90th Percentile £249 £404 £212
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £180 £180 £137
% change year-on-year - +31.63% -13.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 8
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.75% -3.30%
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.42 £17.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year -0.49% +14.75% -3.30%

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 712 643 593
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.59% 94.28% 96.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 357 305
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £281 £203 £214
90th Percentile £575 £550 £544
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 91 56
Cambridge median hourly rate £41.75 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £15.78 £16.75 £13.20
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £55.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £18.50 £37.50 £26.88
% change year-on-year -50.67% +39.53% +31.10%

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 13 November 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Windows 10
2 8 (80.00%) Office 365
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) Thin Client
5 4 (40.00%) Fat Client
5 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
5 4 (40.00%) Skype for Business
5 4 (40.00%) Windows 8
5 4 (40.00%) ServiceNow
5 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (40.00%) Skype
5 4 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (30.00%) Mac OS
6 3 (30.00%) OneDrive
6 3 (30.00%) Software Deployment
6 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (30.00%) SCCM
6 3 (30.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (30.00%) Apple
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (20.00%) Migration
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (10.00%) Time Management
8 1 (10.00%) Android

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 4 (40.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) Office 365
2 3 (30.00%) OneDrive
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Skype
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (40.00%) Fat Client
1 4 (40.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Windows 10
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (30.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (10.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
1 4 (40.00%) Risk Assessment
2 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (30.00%) Software Deployment
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Break/Fix
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) ServiceNow
2 3 (30.00%) Apple
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy