Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 20 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 70 64
Rank change year-on-year -12 -6 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 14 11 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.77% 1.27% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.31% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 11
Essex median daily rate £140 £170 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -10.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £105 £104 £93
90th Percentile £150 £300 £300
East of England median daily rate £145 £145 £155
% change year-on-year - -6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Essex median hourly rate £14.00 £16.88 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.06% +22.76% -3.51%
10th Percentile £11.60 £16.36 £11.43
90th Percentile £16.00 £17.60 £15.85
East of England median hourly rate £15.68 £14.88 £15.77
% change year-on-year +5.41% -5.68% +0.93%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 769 842 1178
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.97% 97.12% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 497 666
Essex median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £230 £220 £227
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 151 158
Essex median hourly rate £31.03 £31.90 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +8.14% +42.17%
10th Percentile £11.94 £15.75 £15.68
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.84 £42.88
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year -18.86% +4.17% +5.00%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Essex

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Essex

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Essex

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 20 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
Chelmsford - 3 £150 -
Rochford - 2 £128 -
Saffron Walden - 2 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £122 -
Colchester +11 1 - -
Basildon +6 1 £150 +33.33%
Brentwood - 1 £140 -
Desktop Support
East of England

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 20 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 Essex region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Driving Licence
4 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (14.29%) WebEx
6 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (14.29%) SCCM
6 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
6 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
6 2 (14.29%) IIS
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
6 2 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
6 2 (14.29%) Apple
6 2 (14.29%) PRINCE
6 2 (14.29%) DHCP
6 2 (14.29%) DNS
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco
6 2 (14.29%) Security Management
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
7 1 (7.14%) VMware

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) WebEx
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Driving Licence
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Security Management
3 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Apple
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Adobe
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee
3 1 (7.14%) VMware