Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 22 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 41 36
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 7 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.32% 0.66% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.43% 0.70% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Chester median daily rate £300 - -
Cheshire median daily rate £150 £180 £231
% change year-on-year -16.67% -22.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Chester median hourly rate £19.25 £16.33 £14.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +9.42% -11.40%
10th Percentile £17.85 £15.32 £11.72
90th Percentile £20.65 £17.27 £17.76
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -13.33% -9.09% +6.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Contract vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 204 285 287
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.68% 94.68% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 245 180
Chester median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £224 £236 £290
90th Percentile £501 £525 £519
Cheshire median daily rate £410 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +2.50% -3.03% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 28
Chester median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -16.86% -38.76%
10th Percentile £11.23 £13.25 £12.13
90th Percentile £22.40 £15.15 £34.13
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £16.84
% change year-on-year -12.52% -11.76% +4.21%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Chester

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Chester

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Chester

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 22 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 Chester region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (14.29%) Korn
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Perl
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) Finance

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (14.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 10
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Korn
1 1 (14.29%) Perl
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle