The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Specialist was - per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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 Specialist
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 618 614
Rank change year-on-year +37 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Specialist 2 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.004% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.004% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £148 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -35.86%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £14.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26673 31019 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1259 1391 1823
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.28 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Desktop Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Specialist in England

Desktop Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Specialist in England

Desktop Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Specialist in England

Desktop Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 28 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
London +11 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Desktop Support Specialist
UK

Desktop Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Desktop Support Specialist 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 England region featuring Desktop Support Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X Server
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server

Desktop Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix