Period
to 19 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £133 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

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 West > Devon
6 months to
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 40 57 42
Rank change year-on-year +17 -15 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 14 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 3.00% 0.32% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.17% 0.34% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 2
Devon median daily rate £133 £102 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.66% -64.83% +163.64%
10th Percentile £114 £102 £210
90th Percentile £243 £102 £371
South West median daily rate £163 £170 £196
% change year-on-year -4.12% -13.38% +42.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
Devon median hourly rate £13.00 - £15.36
10th Percentile £10.37 - £10.06
90th Percentile £14.80 - £16.88
South West median hourly rate £16.75 £13.00 £13.23
% change year-on-year +28.85% -1.70% -11.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Devon. 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
Devon
Contract vacancies in Devon with a recognized job title 442 594 394
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.19% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 371 236
Devon median daily rate £366 £385 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.87% +11.59% -1.43%
10th Percentile £200 £250 £185
90th Percentile £509 £500 £475
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 41
Devon median hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.50% +17.65% +74.36%
10th Percentile £9.81 £11.49 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.00 £51.50
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +44.44%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Devon

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Devon

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Devon

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Devon

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Devon over the 6 months to 19 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Devon

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Devon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Devon

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Devon

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 Devon region over the 6 months to 19 August 2018. 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
Plymouth +31 9 £124 - 2
Exeter +1 2 - -
Desktop Support
South West

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

For the 6 months to 19 August 2018, 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 Devon region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Apple
5 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 2 (14.29%) Analytics
5 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) Service Design
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) SCCM
5 2 (14.29%) Time Management
5 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.14%) WSUS
6 1 (7.14%) Ivanti
6 1 (7.14%) Application Virtualisation
6 1 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon 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 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) Intranet
1 1 (7.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Analytics
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Service Design
2 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
2 2 (14.29%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.14%) ITSM
3 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Apple
3 1 (7.14%) Ivanti