Period
to 10 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £160 per day in advertised job vacancies in County Antrim during the 6 months to 10 July 2020.

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
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
10 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 22 42 54
Rank change year-on-year +20 +12 -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 7 4 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in County Antrim 3.65% 0.99% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.29% 1.07% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £160 £90 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +77.78% - -
Northern Ireland median daily rate £160 £90 £120
% change year-on-year +77.78% -25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £11.78 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.74% -
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £11.78 £13.50
% change year-on-year - -12.74% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim. 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
County Antrim
Contract vacancies in County Antrim with a recognized job title 163 374 380
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 84.90% 92.57% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 199 269
Median daily rate £400 £376 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.52% -15.14% +7.27%
10th Percentile £163 £200 £262
90th Percentile £475 £540 £538
Northern Ireland median daily rate £400 £400 £433
% change year-on-year - -7.51% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 32 11
Median hourly rate £20.95 £12.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.27% -5.56% +4.75%
10th Percentile £13.59 £10.50 £9.13
90th Percentile £26.38 £17.98 £16.75
Median hourly rate £19.24 £14.90 £13.50
% change year-on-year +29.09% +10.37% +4.75%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

Job postings that featured Desktop Support in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in County Antrim.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in County Antrim

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Desktop Support in County Antrim.

Daily rate trend for Desktop Support in County Antrim

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in County Antrim

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Desktop Support in County Antrim.

Hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in County Antrim

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in County Antrim

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 County Antrim region over the 6 months to 10 July 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast +19 7 £160 +77.78%
Desktop Support
Northern Ireland

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

For the 6 months to 10 July 2020, Desktop Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the County Antrim region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
3 4 (57.14%) Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
3 4 (57.14%) Incident Management
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Front Office
3 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Sun
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (57.14%) Reuters
3 4 (57.14%) Bloomberg
3 4 (57.14%) Blackberry
3 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (57.14%) People Management
3 4 (57.14%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (57.14%) ION MarketView
4 3 (42.86%) Preventative Maintenance
4 3 (42.86%) Skype
4 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
4 3 (42.86%) Android
4 3 (42.86%) Data Management
4 3 (42.86%) User Experience
4 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (57.14%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Skype
General
1 4 (57.14%) Banking
1 4 (57.14%) Front Office
1 4 (57.14%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (57.14%) Blackberry
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 3 (42.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Android
3 3 (42.86%) Apple iOS
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Incident Management
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
1 4 (57.14%) People Management
2 3 (42.86%) Data Management
2 3 (42.86%) Preventative Maintenance
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Bloomberg
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
1 4 (57.14%) Reuters
1 4 (57.14%) Sun