Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leicestershire during the 6 months to 21 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
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 54 50
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 6 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.06% 0.57% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.59% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Leicestershire median daily rate £130 - £110
10th Percentile £114 - £104
90th Percentile £205 - £173
East Midlands median daily rate £180 £149 £165
% change year-on-year +21.01% -9.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 8
Leicestershire median hourly rate £12.14 £13.48 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.94% -2.00% -31.25%
10th Percentile £10.59 £12.78 £12.55
90th Percentile £14.08 £14.13 £16.20
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -6.90% -23.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire. 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
Leicestershire
Contract vacancies in Leicestershire with a recognized job title 553 505 499
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.36% 95.64% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 309 272
Leicestershire median daily rate £340 £338 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.74% +8.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £213 £131 £125
90th Percentile £535 £500 £475
East Midlands median daily rate £392 £392 £375
% change year-on-year - +4.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 23 40
Leicestershire median hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £12.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.79% +13.13% -38.13%
10th Percentile £9.75 £8.70 £9.93
90th Percentile £43.63 £35.45 £34.25
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £13.55 £13.00
% change year-on-year +7.03% +4.21% -3.70%

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -2 3 £173 -
Loughborough - 2 - -
Lutterworth - 1 £130 -
Desktop Support
East Midlands

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 21 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 Leicestershire region featuring Desktop Support in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
5 1 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
5 1 (16.67%) Office 365
5 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (16.67%) Workflow
5 1 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) SMS
5 1 (16.67%) SLA

Desktop Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SMS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
1 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) VMware