Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £114 per day in advertised job vacancies in Devon during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 48 50
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 8 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Devon 1.73% 1.43% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 1.50% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Devon median daily rate £114 £226 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.35% +10.24% +17.14%
South West median daily rate £145 £150 £150
% change year-on-year -3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Devon median hourly rate £14.00 - £16.00
10th Percentile £13.10 - £10.20
90th Percentile £15.70 - £17.00
South West median hourly rate £15.50 £13.35 £16.25
% change year-on-year +16.10% -17.85% +6.56%

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 421 532 466
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.93% 95.34% 97.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 294 287
Devon median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £191 £159 £163
90th Percentile £535 £550 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 40 40
Devon median hourly rate £13.25 £35.00 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.14% +95.80% -43.25%
10th Percentile £9.40 £15.12 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £47.55 £48.36
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £26.50
% change year-on-year +26.13% +4.72% -11.67%

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 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 11 December 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 +17 7 £114 -49.35% 1
Exeter -7 1 - -
Desktop Support
South West

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Devon

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 10
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (37.50%) SCCM
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Break/Fix
6 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (12.50%) Server Management
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) Network Management
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
6 1 (12.50%) Office 365
6 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
6 1 (12.50%) Internet
6 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) SMS
6 1 (12.50%) ITSM
6 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
6 1 (12.50%) WSUS
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared

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 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) SMS
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
1 1 (12.50%) Break/Fix
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
1 1 (12.50%) ITSM
1 1 (12.50%) Network Management
1 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (12.50%) Server Management
1 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft