Period
to 17 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £114 per day in advertised job vacancies in Ipswich during the 6 months to 17 October 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
Suffolk > Ipswich
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 38 36
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Ipswich 1.25% 0.96% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.01% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Ipswich median daily rate £114 £105 £174
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -39.57% +2.21%
Suffolk median daily rate £114 £105 £169
% change year-on-year +8.57% -37.78% +46.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Ipswich median hourly rate - - -
Suffolk median hourly rate - - £12.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Ipswich. 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
Ipswich
Contract vacancies in Ipswich with a recognized job title 214 298 263
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 89.17% 95.82% 97.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 173 167
Ipswich median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £134 £250 £263
90th Percentile £558 £575 £543
Suffolk median daily rate £390 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -8.24% +6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 13
Ipswich median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +11.54% +4.00%
10th Percentile £12.60 £9.45 £9.50
90th Percentile £30.40 £33.05 £19.50
Suffolk median hourly rate £21.75 £21.69 £12.50
% change year-on-year +0.27% +73.54% -

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Ipswich

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Ipswich

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Ipswich

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Ipswich

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Ipswich

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 Ipswich region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITSM

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Ipswich 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft