The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £259 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 26 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 38 55
Rank change year-on-year -9 +17  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 14 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.22% 2.95% 2.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 3.05% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 12
Median daily rate £259 £220 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.61% +83.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £151 £175 £175
% change year-on-year -13.75% -0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 10
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.25 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.84% +43.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.04 £14.80 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.42 £19.70 £19.75
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 Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 585 623 826
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 92.71% 96.59% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 320 434
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 35 74
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.30 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Hertfordshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Hertfordshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support in Hertfordshire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Hertfordshire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Watford -11 3 £130 -56.66% 1
Rickmansworth - 2 - -
Hatfield - 2 £488 -
Welwyn Garden City +3 1 - -
Welwyn - 1 £388 -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 - -
Desktop Support
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Windows 7
3 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
4 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
4 11 (47.83%) SCCM
5 8 (34.78%) Office 365
5 8 (34.78%) Windows 8
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (26.09%) LAN
7 6 (26.09%) HP
7 6 (26.09%) Windows 10
8 5 (21.74%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (21.74%) Internet
8 5 (21.74%) WAN
8 5 (21.74%) ITIL
8 5 (21.74%) Apple
8 5 (21.74%) Smartphone
9 4 (17.39%) VMware
9 4 (17.39%) Service Management
9 4 (17.39%) Citrix
10 3 (13.04%) VBScript
10 3 (13.04%) ITSM
10 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
10 3 (13.04%) People Management
10 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
10 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
11 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
11 2 (8.70%) OneDrive
11 2 (8.70%) BitLocker

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (8.70%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) LAN
2 5 (21.74%) Internet
2 5 (21.74%) WAN
3 2 (8.70%) DHCP
3 2 (8.70%) DNS
3 2 (8.70%) Skype
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) HTTP
4 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.35%) NAS
4 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) SMTP
4 1 (4.35%) VoIP
4 1 (4.35%) WebEx
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Smartphone
2 2 (8.70%) AS400
2 2 (8.70%) CESG
3 1 (4.35%) Biotechnology
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.35%) iPhone
3 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Windows 7
3 8 (34.78%) Windows 8
4 6 (26.09%) Windows 10
5 2 (8.70%) Mac OS X
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.35%) Android
6 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.35%) Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) ITIL
1 5 (21.74%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (17.39%) Service Management
3 3 (13.04%) ITSM
3 3 (13.04%) People Management
3 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (8.70%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 2 (8.70%) Disk Encryption
4 2 (8.70%) Presales
5 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
5 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security
5 1 (4.35%) Migration
5 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
5 1 (4.35%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
1 3 (13.04%) VBScript
2 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.35%) MCSA
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
3 2 (8.70%) BitLocker
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (8.70%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (8.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) HP
3 5 (21.74%) Apple
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) VMware
5 2 (8.70%) Altiris
5 2 (8.70%) LANDesk
5 2 (8.70%) Symantec
6 1 (4.35%) Adobe
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) Mitel
6 1 (4.35%) Veeam
Hertfordshire
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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