Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Coventry during the 6 months to 23 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
West Midlands > Coventry
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 83 51
Rank change year-on-year +24 -32 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.80% 0.28% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.30% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 13
Coventry median daily rate £225 £190 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +26.67% -50.00%
10th Percentile £213 £169 £110
90th Percentile £238 £195 £222
West Midlands median daily rate £165 £190 £150
% change year-on-year -13.00% +26.67% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Coventry median hourly rate £14.00 - £12.00
10th Percentile £13.50 - £11.10
90th Percentile £16.60 - £14.10
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.34 £14.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year +2.43% -11.67% +21.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry. 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
Coventry
Contract vacancies in Coventry with a recognized job title 698 985 664
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.82% 92.75% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 707 434
Coventry median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £181 £289 £213
90th Percentile £550 £540 £540
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 44 49
Coventry median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -6.25% -39.24%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.40 £9.50
90th Percentile £38.40 £39.63 £25.63
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.43 £17.00
% change year-on-year +11.83% -9.26% +5.07%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Coventry

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Coventry

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Coventry

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Coventry region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
1 4 (66.67%) SMS
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) Task Automation
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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 4 (66.67%) SMS
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds