The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £210 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
England / East Midlands
Rank 90 92 81
Rank change year-on-year +2 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 10 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.67% 0.31% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.32% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Median daily rate £210 £180 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.66% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £180 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £180 £159
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £143 £150
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 6
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +1.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £14.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.20 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +1.33% +8.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1441 1562 1564
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.52% 96.48% 96.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 923 856
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 63 91
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.38 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in the East Midlands

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in the East Midlands

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in the East Midlands

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Northamptonshire - 6 £210 - 2
Leicestershire -4 3 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 East Midlands region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) SCCM
2 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
4 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.79%) Migration
5 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) MS Office
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) Lotus
5 3 (15.79%) IBM Notes
5 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 3 (15.79%) VoIP
6 2 (10.53%) DNS
6 2 (10.53%) Citrix
6 2 (10.53%) Firewall
6 2 (10.53%) Data Security
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (10.53%) Software Distribution
6 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
6 2 (10.53%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (5.26%) Ticket Management
7 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
7 1 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 3 (15.79%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) VoIP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
General
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.26%) Handset
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Windows 10
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
4 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
1 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) Data Security
2 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
2 2 (10.53%) Software Distribution
2 2 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) Data Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.26%) Security Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Ticket Management
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) MCDST
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
2 1 (5.26%) MCSA
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Lotus
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.26%) Symantec