The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £100 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 38 48 52
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 13 10 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.47% 1.62% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.64% 1.67% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 5
Median daily rate £100 £88 £104
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -15.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £88 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £88 £148
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £150
% change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 4
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £13.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £17.50 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.20 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +1.33% +8.14%  

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 492 600 643
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 93.36% 97.40% 97.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 358 314
Median daily rate £350 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £255 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 44 62
Median hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +136.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 +13 10 £98 -
Peterborough 0 2 - -
Huntingdon - 1 £110 -
Desktop Support
East of England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Windows 7
3 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
4 6 (26.09%) Migration
5 4 (17.39%) Time Management
5 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
5 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
5 4 (17.39%) MS Office
6 3 (13.04%) ServiceNow
6 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
6 3 (13.04%) Office 365
7 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
7 2 (8.70%) VMware
7 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
8 1 (4.35%) ITIL
8 1 (4.35%) Linux
8 1 (4.35%) LDAP
8 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
8 1 (4.35%) CRM
8 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
8 1 (4.35%) Workflow
8 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
8 1 (4.35%) LAN
8 1 (4.35%) VoIP
8 1 (4.35%) DHCP
8 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
8 1 (4.35%) DNS

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
1 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) LDAP
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.35%) VoIP
1 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
1 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Windows 7
3 4 (17.39%) Windows 8
3 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 10
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) Time Management
3 3 (13.04%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
5 1 (4.35%) Application Discovery
5 1 (4.35%) CRM
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) Software Distribution
5 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.04%) ServiceNow
3 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 1 (4.35%) Altiris
4 1 (4.35%) Dell
4 1 (4.35%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec