Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 21 July 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
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 62 46
Rank change year-on-year +5 -16 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 11 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.01% 1.55% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.58% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 5
Kent median daily rate £200 £145 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.93% - +12.62%
10th Percentile £144 £119 £114
90th Percentile £350 £248 £165
South East median daily rate £150 £150 £223
% change year-on-year - -32.58% +34.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Kent median hourly rate £13.00 - £16.00
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.13% +10.34% -1.69%

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 520 758 532
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 94.89% 98.06% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 550 272
Kent median daily rate £364 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £174 £180 £176
90th Percentile £538 £564 £506
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 22
Kent median hourly rate £26.54 £20.83 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.39% +30.19% -7.25%
10th Percentile £12.68 £10.60 £9.00
90th Percentile £77.64 £129.80 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.11% +2.21%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Kent over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Kent

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Kent over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Support in Kent

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Time Management
3 2 (18.18%) MCITP
3 2 (18.18%) LANDesk
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (18.18%) NHS
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) MCSE
3 2 (18.18%) MCSA
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Server Patching
3 2 (18.18%) MCP
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (9.09%) Eikon
4 1 (9.09%) FactSet
4 1 (9.09%) Office 365
4 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) VPN

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Migration
1 2 (18.18%) Server Patching
1 2 (18.18%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCITP
1 2 (18.18%) MCP
1 2 (18.18%) MCSA
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) LANDesk
2 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Bloomberg
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) FactSet
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