Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £161 per day in advertised job vacancies in Dorset 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
South West > Dorset
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 40 41
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.32% 1.14% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.18% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Dorset median daily rate £161 £190 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.13% - -
South West median daily rate £158 £170 £150
% change year-on-year -7.35% +13.33% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Dorset median hourly rate - - £15.50
South West median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -18.75% +3.23% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Contract vacancies in Dorset with a recognized job title 296 422 402
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.69% 96.35% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 288 205
Dorset median daily rate £416 £363 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.83% -0.82% +9.10%
10th Percentile £175 £195 £163
90th Percentile £500 £513 £533
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 65
Dorset median hourly rate £38.43 £14.50 £41.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +165.00% -64.84% +146.65%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.68 £11.45
90th Percentile £48.75 £28.33 £44.50
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Dorset

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Dorset

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Dorset

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Dorset over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Dorset

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Dorset

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

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 Dorset region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Blandford Forum - 2 £161 -
Bournemouth +7 1 £90 -52.65%
Weymouth - 1 £250 -
Desktop Support
South West

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

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 Dorset region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Network Management
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Apple
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) VMware