The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
Scotland / Glasgow
Rank 51 46 62
Rank change year-on-year -5 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 1 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.19% 1.58% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 1.71% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 8
Median daily rate £150 £125 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £143 £150
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.20 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +1.33% +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 Glasgow. 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
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 496 527 784
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 94.84% 92.62% 96.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 294 459
Median daily rate £355 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 23
Median hourly rate £17.32 £16.00 £20.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.25% -22.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.89 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.49 £32.50 £93.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Glasgow

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Glasgow

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Glasgow

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 24 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 Glasgow region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) WSUS
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Server
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow 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 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Server
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) HP