The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 29 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.

Desktop Support
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 91 80
Rank change year-on-year -11 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 24 33 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.13% 1.33% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.38% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 24
Median daily rate £125 £160 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £123 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £214 £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £155
% change year-on-year +3.44% -6.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 21
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £17.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £72.90 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.08 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +0.50% +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 of England. 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 of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2027 2395 2535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.34% 96.57% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1242 1396 1427
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 166 249
Median hourly rate £29.00 £17.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.34% -2.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.98 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in the East of England

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in the East of England

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in the East of England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in the East of England

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in the East of England

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 29 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
Cambridgeshire +6 14 £100 +14.28%
Hertfordshire -5 4 £130 -40.90% 1
Norfolk 0 2 £150 -
Essex -14 2 £233 +56.30%
Suffolk -1 1 - -
Bedfordshire -2 1 - -
Desktop Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 of England region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 32 (72.73%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 15 (34.09%) Active Directory
4 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
5 9 (20.45%) MS Office
5 9 (20.45%) SCCM
6 8 (18.18%) Migration
7 7 (15.91%) Windows 8
8 5 (11.36%) Time Management
8 5 (11.36%) Data Migration
8 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (11.36%) Office 365
8 5 (11.36%) Windows 10
8 5 (11.36%) ITIL
9 4 (9.09%) Windows XP
9 4 (9.09%) DHCP
9 4 (9.09%) DNS
9 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (9.09%) Smartphone
10 3 (6.82%) Android
10 3 (6.82%) Application Packaging
10 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
10 3 (6.82%) ServiceNow
10 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
10 3 (6.82%) VMware
10 3 (6.82%) Citrix
10 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (6.82%) LAN
11 2 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (4.55%) WAN

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (20.45%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Office 365
2 2 (4.55%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) DHCP
1 4 (9.09%) DNS
2 3 (6.82%) LAN
3 2 (4.55%) Internet
3 2 (4.55%) WAN
4 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.27%) LDAP
4 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.27%) VoIP
4 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (4.55%) Local Government
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Front Office
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.27%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.27%) Fintech
2 1 (2.27%) NHS
2 1 (2.27%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 32 (72.73%) Windows
2 22 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (15.91%) Windows 8
4 5 (11.36%) Windows 10
4 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.82%) Android
6 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.27%) Linux
7 1 (2.27%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.18%) Migration
2 5 (11.36%) Data Migration
2 5 (11.36%) ITIL
2 5 (11.36%) Time Management
3 3 (6.82%) Application Packaging
4 2 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.27%) Application Discovery
5 1 (2.27%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.27%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.27%) CRM
5 1 (2.27%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.27%) Software Distribution
5 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.55%) MCP
2 2 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.27%) Degree
3 1 (2.27%) MCSA
3 1 (2.27%) MOS
3 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (4.55%) XenApp
3 1 (2.27%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.82%) Citrix
2 3 (6.82%) ServiceNow
2 3 (6.82%) VMware
3 2 (4.55%) Apple
3 2 (4.55%) HP
4 1 (2.27%) Adobe
4 1 (2.27%) Altiris
4 1 (2.27%) Dell
4 1 (2.27%) Remedy
4 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.27%) Symantec
Hertfordshire
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