The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £185 per day in advertised job vacancies in Dorset during the 3 months to 26 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
South West / Dorset
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 28 24
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Dorset 1.50% 2.37% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 2.43% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £185 £155 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.35% -48.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £151 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -13.75% -0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £11.42 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Dorset. 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
Dorset
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 129 247 183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 96.99% 97.63% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 169 104
Median daily rate £388 £385 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.64% +14.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 20
Median hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.66% -9.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £12.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £42.10 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset that featured Desktop Support in the job title.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +5 1 £120 -7.69%
Weymouth - 1 £250 -
Desktop Support
South West

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 26 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 Dorset region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7

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 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM