The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Analyst was £160 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Analyst
South East / Kent
Rank 42 58 36
Rank change year-on-year +16 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.41% 0.45% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 0.47% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £160 £145 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £145 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £145 £160
UK excluding London median daily rate £144 £143 £158
% change year-on-year +1.05% -9.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.38 £100.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -82.75% +475.71%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 277 430 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 97.54% 96.41% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 328 131
Median daily rate £393 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.29% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 12
Median hourly rate £27.38 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.61% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £170.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Desktop Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Analyst in Kent

Desktop Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Analyst in Kent

Desktop Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Analyst in Kent

Desktop Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 3 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, Desktop Support Analyst 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 Kent region featuring Desktop Support Analyst in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) NHS
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance

Desktop Support Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) NHS
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared