Period
to 24 February 2020

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £394 per day in advertised job vacancies in Croydon during the 6 months to 24 February 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
South London > Croydon
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 69 98 89
Rank change year-on-year +29 -9 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 4 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 0.77% 0.11% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.12% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Croydon median daily rate £394 £195 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +101.92% +62.50% -22.58%
10th Percentile £333 £188 £120
90th Percentile £448 £203 £129
South London median daily rate £308 £148 £120
% change year-on-year +108.47% +22.92% -31.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Croydon median hourly rate - - £14.00
South London median hourly rate - - £15.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon. 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
Croydon
Contract vacancies in Croydon with a recognized job title 510 854 999
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.70% 96.83% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 658 704
Croydon median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £400 £373 £325
90th Percentile £630 £613 £650
South London median daily rate £480 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -4.00% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Croydon median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +150.00% -55.56%
South London median hourly rate £46.13 £43.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.43% +9.38% -6.43%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Croydon

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Croydon

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Croydon over the 6 months to 24 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Croydon

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Croydon

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Croydon region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) LDAP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Ubuntu
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
1 4 (100.00%) KVM
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (75.00%) iptables
2 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) CentOS
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (75.00%) yum
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Log Aggregation
3 2 (50.00%) Server Management
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Confluence
4 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (25.00%) Grafana
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) AlienVault
4 1 (25.00%) PMO
4 1 (25.00%) Prometheus
4 1 (25.00%) Jenkins

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 (25.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket Server
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Public Sector
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Ubuntu
2 3 (75.00%) CentOS
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Log Aggregation
1 3 (75.00%) Open Source
2 2 (50.00%) Server Management
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) KVM
2 3 (75.00%) iptables
2 3 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) Puppet
2 3 (75.00%) yum
3 1 (25.00%) Grafana
3 1 (25.00%) Prometheus
3 1 (25.00%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) AlienVault