The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £178 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 30 April 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 61 34
Rank change year-on-year +18 -27  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 4 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.32% 0.43% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 0.44% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £178 £168 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.97% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £151 £160
% change year-on-year -6.97% -5.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £24.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  

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 284 459 225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 93.42% 97.87% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 342 100
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 14
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 £12.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Kent

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Kent

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Kent

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 3 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Kent region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) NHS
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (40.00%) NHS
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared