The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Leicestershire during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 38 37 36
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.08% 0.73% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 0.76% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £150
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £143 £154
% change year-on-year +5.26% -7.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -  
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 Leicestershire. 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
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 270 264 300
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 96.77% 96.70% 97.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 142 187
Median daily rate £315 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.54% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 24
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +37.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £42.00 £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 Leicestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Leicestershire

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Leicestershire

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Leicestershire

Desktop Support
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -5 3 - -
Desktop Support
East Midlands

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Leicestershire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Data Security
4 1 (20.00%) Security Management
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) Handset
4 1 (20.00%) MCDST
4 1 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) MCSA
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Software Distribution
4 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Handset
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Security
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) Security Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCDST
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft