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The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £218 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 13 August 2022.

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
13 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 54 65 59
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 36 23 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.62% 1.89% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.83% 1.98% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 13 2
10th Percentile £144 £103 £179
25th Percentile £175 £125 £184
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £218 £180 £193
Median % change year-on-year +20.83% -6.49% +60.42%
75th Percentile £249 £198 £201
90th Percentile £258 £212 £207
England median daily rate £200 £150 £160
% change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
10th Percentile £17.01 £15.10 £11.06
25th Percentile £17.72 £18.25 £11.52
Median hourly rate £19.72 £20.00 £13.02
Median % change year-on-year -1.41% +53.61% +0.15%
75th Percentile £22.14 - £14.52
90th Percentile £23.11 - £14.97
England median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% - +13.53%

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 1,274 1,159 659
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 95.47% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 788 379
10th Percentile £181 £135 £121
25th Percentile £320 £281 £238
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £350
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% -9.68%
75th Percentile £538 £488 £450
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 75 44
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.52 £9.52
25th Percentile £16.20 £12.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate £19.83 £14.50 £14.00
Median % change year-on-year +36.78% +3.57% -
75th Percentile £35.00 £20.50 £22.01
90th Percentile £37.50 £47.25 £44.63
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.54 £20.74
% change year-on-year +27.94% -5.76% +9.13%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured Desktop Support in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Desktop Support in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Desktop Support in the East Midlands

Desktop Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Desktop Support in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 13 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in the East Midlands

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Desktop Support in the East Midlands.

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 13 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Derbyshire -8 11 £185 +45.67%
Northamptonshire -5 10 £233 +19.23% 1
Nottinghamshire +13 8 £200 - 1
Leicestershire -6 6 £225 +129.59%
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 August 2022, Desktop Support contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 22 (61.11%) Windows 10
3 18 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 16 (44.44%) Microsoft 365
5 14 (38.89%) Windows 7
6 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
7 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (25.00%) LAN
9 8 (22.22%) Social Skills
10 7 (19.44%) ITSM
11 6 (16.67%) WAN
11 6 (16.67%) Windows Server
11 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
12 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
12 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (13.89%) DHCP
12 5 (13.89%) ITIL
12 5 (13.89%) Cisco
12 5 (13.89%) DNS
12 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
13 4 (11.11%) Citrix
13 4 (11.11%) Azure
13 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
13 4 (11.11%) Tanium
13 4 (11.11%) Organisational Skills
14 3 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
14 3 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (8.33%) XenApp
14 3 (8.33%) Fat Client

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 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (11.11%) Azure
3 3 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (8.33%) OneDrive
4 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.78%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) LAN
2 6 (16.67%) WAN
3 5 (13.89%) DHCP
3 5 (13.89%) DNS
4 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (8.33%) Wireless
4 3 (8.33%) WLAN
5 2 (5.56%) VPN
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.78%) Firewall
6 1 (2.78%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Hudson
General
1 8 (22.22%) Social Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Organisational Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (5.56%) Finance
4 2 (5.56%) Retail
5 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 3 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
1 3 (8.33%) Smartphone
1 3 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 3 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.78%) CMDB
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 22 (61.11%) Windows 10
3 14 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.56%) Linux
6 2 (5.56%) Mac OS
6 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.78%) Android
7 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) ITSM
2 5 (13.89%) ITIL
3 4 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (8.33%) Change Management
5 2 (5.56%) Decision-Making
5 2 (5.56%) Preventative Maintenance
5 2 (5.56%) Proactive Maintenance
6 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.78%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.78%) Line Management
6 1 (2.78%) Migration
6 1 (2.78%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
1 5 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Dell Certification
3 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) Cisco
3 4 (11.11%) Citrix
3 4 (11.11%) Tanium
4 3 (8.33%) Altiris
4 3 (8.33%) Apple
4 3 (8.33%) Dell
4 3 (8.33%) ServiceNow
5 2 (5.56%) HP
5 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.78%) Dell KACE
6 1 (2.78%) Samsung
6 1 (2.78%) SAP
6 1 (2.78%) Symantec
6 1 (2.78%) VMware