Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 124 127
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 12 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.53% 0.99% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 1.03% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 9
Leeds median daily rate £125 £175 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -16.67% +61.54%
10th Percentile £113 £105 £114
90th Percentile £194 £267 £540
West Yorkshire median daily rate £165 £175 £210
% change year-on-year -5.71% -16.67% +61.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 5
Leeds median hourly rate £17.50 £14.03 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.71% -11.52% +2.32%
10th Percentile £11.45 £12.83 £11.62
90th Percentile £23.95 £14.91 £17.66
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £17.50 £11.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year +52.17% -16.36% +14.58%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2188 2515 3068
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 95.88% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1554 1670 2123
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
90th Percentile £545 £550 £540
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 42 96
Leeds median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £14.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% -5.58% +5.91%
10th Percentile £10.61 £10.20 £8.83
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.18 £36.02
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.25 £13.60
% change year-on-year +7.17% -2.54% +9.24%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Leeds

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Leeds

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support in Leeds over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Support in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 2 (16.67%) Citrix
7 2 (16.67%) VMware
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) Office 365
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
8 1 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
8 1 (8.33%) Eikon
8 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (8.33%) Mimecast
8 1 (8.33%) BYOD
8 1 (8.33%) Server Building
8 1 (8.33%) Logistics
8 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
8 1 (8.33%) CMDB

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Retail Banking
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) BYOD
1 1 (8.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Android
4 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Logistics
2 1 (8.33%) Server Building
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Server+ Certification
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Bloomberg
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) Dell
3 1 (8.33%) Lotus
3 1 (8.33%) Reuters