The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheltenham during the 3 months to 28 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.

Desktop Support
Gloucestershire / Cheltenham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 16 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheltenham 3.85% 1.27% -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.17% 1.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £140 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £143 £154
% change year-on-year +5.26% -7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year - +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 Cheltenham. 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
Cheltenham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 48 74 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheltenham 92.31% 93.67% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 32 90
Median daily rate £350 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £110 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 8
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.66% -1.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.25 £40.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £43.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheltenham

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Cheltenham

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Cheltenham

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Cheltenham

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cheltenham region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 10
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) HP

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheltenham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 10
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) HP