The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 23 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 42 65
Rank change year-on-year +7 +23  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 20 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 3.40% 2.72% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.68% 2.88% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 1
Median daily rate £200 £118 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.21% -24.19%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -8.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 6
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.74%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 544 556 745
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 92.52% 94.40% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 322 431
Median daily rate £340 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £145 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 29 88
Median hourly rate £18.96 £31.25 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.32% +98.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Desktop Support in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Cambridgeshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +10 12 £200 +53.84% 3
Huntingdon - 6 £325 - 1
Desktop Support
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 16 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
4 10 (27.78%) Migration
4 10 (27.78%) Time Management
5 8 (22.22%) Data Migration
5 8 (22.22%) Office 365
6 7 (19.44%) Windows 8
6 7 (19.44%) Windows 10
6 7 (19.44%) SCCM
7 6 (16.67%) Apple iOS
7 6 (16.67%) Break/Fix
8 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
8 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (11.11%) Smartphone
9 4 (11.11%) Android
9 4 (11.11%) MCSE
9 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (8.33%) ServiceNow
10 3 (8.33%) ITIL
10 3 (8.33%) C#
10 3 (8.33%) WPF
11 2 (5.56%) Mac OS
11 2 (5.56%) Application Packaging
11 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
11 2 (5.56%) SQL
11 2 (5.56%) .NET
11 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
11 2 (5.56%) LAN

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:

Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) DHCP
1 2 (5.56%) DNS
1 2 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.78%) LDAP
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.78%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) WPF
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 16 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 7 (19.44%) Windows 10
3 7 (19.44%) Windows 8
4 6 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
6 4 (11.11%) Android
7 2 (5.56%) Mac OS
7 2 (5.56%) Windows Server
8 1 (2.78%) Linux
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Migration
1 10 (27.78%) Time Management
2 8 (22.22%) Data Migration
3 6 (16.67%) Break/Fix
4 3 (8.33%) ITIL
5 2 (5.56%) Application Packaging
5 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.56%) Hardware Maintenance
5 2 (5.56%) Software Deployment
5 2 (5.56%) Software Distribution
6 1 (2.78%) Application Discovery
6 1 (2.78%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 1 (2.78%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (2.78%) Information Security
6 1 (2.78%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.78%) Refactoring
6 1 (2.78%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.78%) TDD
6 1 (2.78%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.33%) C#
2 2 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) MCSE
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.56%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) SCCM
2 1 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (8.33%) ServiceNow
3 2 (5.56%) Apple
3 2 (5.56%) Dell
3 2 (5.56%) VMware
4 1 (2.78%) Altiris
4 1 (2.78%) Symantec
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Rate: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: 4 days ago