The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds 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
Rank 86 80 85
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 2 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.20% 0.93% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.97% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £125 £153 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.03% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £145 £150
% change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £10.20 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.20 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +1.33% +8.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 988 1345 1099
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.24% 96.48% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 936 725
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £299 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 30 42
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Leeds

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Leeds

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Leeds

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Leeds region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) SCCM
5 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) MS Office
6 1 (12.50%) MCP
6 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (12.50%) Apple
6 1 (12.50%) Extranet
6 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
6 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Law
6 1 (12.50%) Legal
6 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Document Management
6 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
6 1 (12.50%) Office 365
6 1 (12.50%) Security Monitoring

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Extranet
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Law
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Document Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Security Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Apple