The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 25 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 - 30
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 1.44% - 1.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% - 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -8.30% -0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £15.15 - £16.84
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 Chester. 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
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 135 211 205
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 97.12% 96.35% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 189 114
Median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 18
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -19.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.84 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.85 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 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 Chester region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Android
3 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (37.50%) Smartphone
3 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Middleware
4 2 (25.00%) iPhone
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (25.00%) SCCM
4 2 (25.00%) Samsung
5 1 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) iPad
5 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (12.50%) BitLocker
5 1 (12.50%) McAfee
5 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
5 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
General
1 1 (12.50%) Back Office
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Smartphone
2 2 (25.00%) iPhone
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (12.50%) Handset
3 1 (12.50%) iPad
3 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Android
3 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Unix
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
1 1 (12.50%) Service Management
1 1 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Korn
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCDST
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) DameWare
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Samsung
3 1 (12.50%) AppSense
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee