The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Coventry during the 3 months to 29 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
West Midlands > Coventry
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 46 37
Rank change year-on-year +15 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.81% 0.24% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.26% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Coventry median daily rate £225 - -
West Midlands median daily rate £188 £143 £135
% change year-on-year +31.57% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Coventry median hourly rate £14.00 - £12.50
10th Percentile £13.50 - £11.25
90th Percentile £14.50 - £14.15
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.70% -10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry. 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
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 233 386 304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 94.33% 93.46% 93.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 787 1060
Coventry median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
10th Percentile £115 £285 £115
90th Percentile £500 £490 £450
West Midlands median daily rate £390 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 47 79
Coventry median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -27.27%  
10th Percentile £11.65 £10.00 £10.80
90th Percentile £28.00 £40.75 £25.68
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year - -3.61%  

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 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 29 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 Coventry region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (20.00%) Sophos
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) SMS
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) Polycom
3 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (20.00%) Data Protection

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) SMS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Data Protection
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Polycom
2 1 (20.00%) Sophos