Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 24 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 114 103
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 42 36 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.31% 1.09% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.14% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 13
East Midlands median daily rate £180 £153 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.03% -7.58% -
10th Percentile £95 £93 £103
90th Percentile £400 £410 £321
England median daily rate £170 £175 £170
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 16
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.26% -6.90% -27.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
England median hourly rate £15.50 £14.57 £15.77
% change year-on-year +6.42% -7.64% +1.74%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 3057 3163 3061
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.17% 95.91% 96.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1886 1974 1840
East Midlands median daily rate £392 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.16% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £220 £219 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 130 188
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.73 £13.55 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +4.21% -3.70%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.76 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.50 £29.73
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 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
Derbyshire +6 16 £400 -5.88% 1
Nottinghamshire 0 9 £400 +4.58% 1
Leicestershire -6 7 £130 -13.33%
Lincolnshire -3 6 £180 +89.47%
Northamptonshire +10 4 - -
Desktop Support
England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

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

1 29 (69.05%) Windows
2 21 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (35.71%) Windows 10
4 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
5 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
6 8 (19.05%) SCCM
6 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (14.29%) Driving Licence
7 6 (14.29%) Break/Fix
8 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
8 5 (11.90%) SLA
8 5 (11.90%) Dell
8 5 (11.90%) Migration
9 4 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (9.52%) 3G
9 4 (9.52%) Android
9 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (9.52%) Smartphone
9 4 (9.52%) Time Management
9 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
9 4 (9.52%) Windows 8
10 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
10 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
10 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (7.14%) VMware
10 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
11 2 (4.76%) ITIL
11 2 (4.76%) HP

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) 3G
1 4 (9.52%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (4.76%) CTI
2 2 (4.76%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (2.38%) SMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Driving Licence
2 4 (9.52%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) PDA
4 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (69.05%) Windows
2 21 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (35.71%) Windows 10
4 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
5 4 (9.52%) Android
5 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
5 4 (9.52%) Windows 8
5 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) Break/Fix
2 5 (11.90%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Time Management
4 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.76%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL
5 2 (4.76%) Server Patching
6 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.38%) Customer-Centricity
6 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.38%) Information Security
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.38%) Line Management
6 1 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) Web Filtering
6 1 (2.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) SC Cleared
1 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Dell
3 3 (7.14%) VMware
4 2 (4.76%) Bomgar
4 2 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco
5 1 (2.38%) Citrix
5 1 (2.38%) Xerox