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The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £206 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 13 August 2022.

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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
13 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 68 49 40
Rank change year-on-year -19 -9 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 9 8 6
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.15% 1.28% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.42% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 5
10th Percentile £138 - -
25th Percentile £155 £110 £123
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £206 £120 £130
Median % change year-on-year +71.88% -7.69% -
75th Percentile £219 £188 £135
90th Percentile £228 £204 £159
East of England median daily rate £213 £125 £148
% change year-on-year +70.00% -15.25% +7.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 684 564 356
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 87.58% 90.10% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 316 217
10th Percentile £206 £142 £240
25th Percentile £352 £237 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £465 £379 £450
Median % change year-on-year +22.77% -15.83% +2.86%
75th Percentile £550 £503 £538
90th Percentile £663 £600 £650
East of England median daily rate £475 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 146 28
10th Percentile £13.25 - £13.00
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £13.58
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.81% -12.90% -8.82%
75th Percentile £20.56 £16.00 £21.75
90th Percentile £34.60 £18.75 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £19.81 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +32.07% -23.08% +21.88%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Desktop Support in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Desktop Support in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 13 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Desktop Support in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 13 August 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Peterborough -5 6 £213 +77.08%
Cambridge -11 3 £170 +41.67% 1
Desktop Support
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 13 August 2022, Desktop Support contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (22.22%) Social Skills
4 1 (11.11%) Virgin Media
4 1 (11.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (11.11%) Slack
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Leadership
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) SLA
4 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
4 1 (11.11%) Apple
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (11.11%) SCCM
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
4 1 (11.11%) iPhone
4 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft 365
2 1 (11.11%) OneDrive
2 1 (11.11%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Skype
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
1 1 (11.11%) Wireless
General
1 2 (22.22%) Social Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
2 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) System Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (11.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Apple
2 1 (11.11%) Virgin Media