The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £143 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 29 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 51 49
Rank change year-on-year -13 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.38% 1.05% 1.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.07% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Median daily rate £143 £195 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.92% -29.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £143 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £303 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £172 £175
% change year-on-year -6.97% -1.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £14.38
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 - £11.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 - £15.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 414 467 632
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.39% 97.70% 97.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 836 801 1537
Median daily rate £475 £325 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -12.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £509 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 551 186
Median hourly rate £32.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.05% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.75 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.75 £40.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 29 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
Saffron Walden - 2 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £165 -
Colchester - 1 - -
Desktop Support
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) SCCM
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) Driving Licence
5 2 (20.00%) WebEx
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (20.00%) Apple
5 2 (20.00%) IIS
5 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) PRINCE
5 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
6 1 (10.00%) LAN
6 1 (10.00%) Flash
6 1 (10.00%) Remedy
6 1 (10.00%) McAfee
6 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical

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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) WebEx
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE
2 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Apple
2 2 (20.00%) Cisco
2 2 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) McAfee
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) VMware