Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £178 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 24 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 35 78
Rank change year-on-year -9 +43 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 20 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.82% 3.44% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.99% 3.62% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 3
Cambridge median daily rate £178 £137 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.80% +1.30% -20.59%
10th Percentile £122 £108 £103
90th Percentile £402 £212 £158
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £178 £137 £155
% change year-on-year +29.80% -11.77% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 5
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -3.30% -21.95%
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.77
% change year-on-year +14.75% -3.30% +0.13%

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 668 608 910
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 95.00% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 309 593
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +5.92%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £246
90th Percentile £559 £549 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 64 62
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +27.45%
10th Percentile £15.25 £14.01 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £57.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +11.94% +63.41% -18.00%

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 6 months to 24 November 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 24 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 Cambridge region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (25.00%) SCCM
7 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 4 (20.00%) Apple
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (15.00%) ITSM
8 3 (15.00%) SLA
8 3 (15.00%) Office 365
8 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
9 2 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (10.00%) Break/Fix
9 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
9 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
9 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
9 2 (10.00%) Software Deployment
9 2 (10.00%) Software Distribution
9 2 (10.00%) Mac OS
9 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
9 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (10.00%) Degree
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
9 2 (10.00%) WPF
9 2 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (10.00%) Information Security
9 2 (10.00%) DNS

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 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
2 1 (5.00%) WebEx
2 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
1 2 (10.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.00%) iPhone
3 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (10.00%) Mac OS
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ITSM
2 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (10.00%) Break/Fix
2 2 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (10.00%) Information Security
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Service Management
2 2 (10.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (10.00%) Software Distribution
3 1 (5.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (5.00%) Time Management
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) C#
1 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) A+ Certification
2 2 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) MCSA
2 2 (10.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Apple
3 2 (10.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) Remedy
3 2 (10.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix